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A gif guide to Aviva's leg-gendary 'Real Housewives of New York' finale flip-out

It was the moment to which the Real Housewives of New York had been walking up all season: A prosthetic leg abandoned on a floor, a room aghast.

On Tuesday’s RHONY finale, cast member Aviva Drescher—who lost half of her left leg in a childhood accident—found herself under fire for allegedly faking illness to flake on group vacations, being too dependent on her husband, and possibly suffering from Münchausen syndrome. Outnumbered five to one, Aviva could barely get in a word edgewise (which says a lot when you’re the cousin of Fran Drescher).

So the Leggy Blonde did this:

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OMG! Bravo launches the first 'Real Housewives' Awards

You know what’s better than watching the Real Housewives fight on television? Pitting them against each other in an awards competition — one where you get to decide who wins! At least, that’s what Bravo is banking on as it launches the first annual Real Housewives Awards. Viewers of the franchise’s various shows can support their favorite housewife by voting in the following 12 categories:

Most Memorable Outfit
Most Shocking Reunion Twist
Loveliest Locks
Best Fight Locale
Rookie of the Year
Best Supporting Agitator
Party of the Year
Favorite Quote
OMG-est Moment of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Extremely Short Form Live Action (think GIFs)
Favorite Housewife City (fans can vote by liking and sharing photos on Facebook)
Lifetime Achievement Award (non-voting category)

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'Real Housewives': Pleading not guilty to guilty pleasures

I resent the term guilty pleasure. My girlfriends in particular have a way of dismissing their cruder entertainment indulgences, sheepishly admitting that they whipped through the Fifty Shades books or have seen all of Katherine Heigl’s movies. My feeling is, Hey, whatever gets you through a plane ride. I don’t hear guys apologizing for obsessing over their fantasy-football lineups or for fussing online about whether Ben Affleck will make a proper Batman.

So I was surprised by the guilt I felt when my 5-year-old daughter caught me watching a rerun of The Real Housewives of Orange County. I’d long since put her to bed and was staring dumbly at a scene of a horrible blond woman in a one-shoulder sateen dress lashing out at another horrible blond woman in a similarly cut jewel-tone dress. “Is this a grown-up show?” my child whispered from the hallway. I fumbled for the pause button, freezing the ridiculous action just before the contents of a wineglass splattered on the rival’s sun-freckled silicone cleavage.
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Chris Colfer takes EW's Pop Culture Personality Test -- VIDEO

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Ask Chris Colfer for his favorite villain in children’s entertainment, and he can’t help but pick the titular character from the second book in his The Land of Stories series, The Enchantress Returns: “I purposely tried to make her a little bit of all the classic villains,” he says of evil Ezmia, who resurfaces long after cursing Sleeping Beauty to strike fear in the fairy-tale world and beyond. “I say she’s deliciously evil.”

Also wicked: Colfer’s sense of humor when he recently stopped by EW to take our Pop Culture Personality Test. Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote 2,700 words about why he loves 'Real Housewives'

NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar isn’t a big fan of HBO’s Girls, a “white ghetto” of a show filled with unappealing protagonists (“We’re supposed to find these girls somehow charming because of their flawed characters,” he wrote in February.) But in a new Huffington Post column, Abdul-Jabbar reveals that another group of (mostly) white, self-involved, fatally ignorant televised characters has indeed stolen his heart: The ladies of Bravo’s Real Housewives, a franchise the athlete lauds as “the best social insight into the American psyche since Huck Finn and Jim explored the soul of America on a raft of lost innocence.”

And that’s not even Abdul-Jabbar’s most hyperbolic analogy.  READ FULL STORY

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Our pop-culture guide to what’s in, what’s fading, and what’s definitely out.

'Stars in Danger: The High Dive': tWitch and Shout with Antonio Sabato Jr. in a speedo

My esteemed colleague Mandi Bierly and I just sat through two hours of “celebrity” diving and can officially break this staggering news: Stephen “tWitch” Boss wore way too many clothes on So You Think You Can Dance. Nice shot, Fox! Well done. It’s a hit. READ FULL STORY

When reality stars sing: Whose tune is the worst of all?

When reality stars sing, the results can be totally inoffensive (Brooke Hogan’s career) or surprisingly decent (Paris Hilton’s “Stars Are Blind” — seriously, it’s like a watered-down “Underneath It All”! In a good way!). More often, though, their songs are auto-tuned nightmares and tone-deaf raps, music that makes you yearn for a sweet shot of Adele to take the pain away.

In that vein, I offer up Teen Mom Farrah Abraham’s new single. Is it the worst piece of “music” in recorded history? It’s possible — though Abraham’s got some serious competition from other misguided reality crooners. Let’s survey the candidates, then decide which is the most rotten apple at the very bottom of the barrel:

Farrah Abraham (Teen Mom), “Getting Up from Rock Bottom”
The Lowdown: Knowing that this 21-year-old mother has endured substance abuse, depression, and her boyfriend’s death might make you feel bad about crapping all over her musical venture. But when a song is this dismal, it’s tough to practice the golden rule. Be sure to turn your speakers down before hitting “Play” on the linked SoundCloud file, unless you’d like to suffer from Pounding Eardrum Syndrome.
Worst Lyrics: Vocal effects are applied so thickly that you can’t really understand a word Abraham is yelping. Blessing in disguise?

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NeNe Leakes launches fashion line

Move over, She by Shereé! Former Real Housewives of Atlanta cast members Shereé Whitfield and Lisa “Closet Freak” Wu-Hartwell aren’t the only ones with eyes on the runway. RHOA breakout-turned-Glee guest star NeNe Leakes is launching her own fashion line, EW has confirmed.

Between readying for a fifth season of Housewives and preparing for her role on Ryan Murphy’s fall sitcom The New Normal, Leakes has a partnership with global licensing agency Beanstalk in the works. Though no papers have been signed yet, the company said Leakes hopes to create pieces “designed to empower women to walk into a room and ‘own it’ — like NeNe herself” at this week’s Licensing Expo 2012 Las Vegas. READ FULL STORY

Bethenny Frankel, Lauren Conrad, and the reality of today's entreprelebrities

Bethenny Frankel wrapped her seventh season on reality TV last Monday and is currently preparing to take her claim to the talk-show circuit next Monday. Bethenny is just the latest venture in a mushrooming empire that includes liquor, fashion, and nutrition lines, as well as best-selling fiction and nonfiction books. How did Frankel leverage her exposure on reality — a format that is generally considered flash-in-the-pan and credibility-sinking — to earn hundreds of millions of dollars? Could she have done it on her own? EW reached out to business and marketing experts, as well as reality TV vets, to discover what it is that has taken Frankel from practically penniless to the Skinnygirl. READ FULL STORY

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