Oh for the love of, let this be true. A report on today’s HuffPost Celebrity suggests that Bravo has given the ax to Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Alex McCord of the Real Housewives of New York. “No decisions have been made yet,” is all a Bravo rep would allow to EW. If the network does indeed shed the trio, that would leave Sonja Morgan, Countess LuAnn, and two remaining original cast members Ramona Singer and Pinot Grigio. Poor Cindy Barshop, last season’s disappointing addition to the line-up, didn’t even warrant a mention. (Though she later coughed up a response to the pseudo news: “Everything out there right now is just rumors. Nothing is 100 [percent] decided yet, it could go either way.”) READ FULL STORY »
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Well, Popwatchers, the much anticipated, re-edited premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills just wrapped up. Kyle was strangely unsympathetic toward Russell during the round table at the opening of the episode, no? But no one was more unsympathetic (in every sense of the word) than Mr. Ken Vanderpump. Ken essentially called Taylor weak for entering couples therapy with Russell, then had the nerve to be offended when Kyle used the word “offended” in describing Taylor’s response to his callous, tone deaf remarks. I don’t know about you guys, but I consider a person weak if they start micromanaging other people’s word choice. Apparently he would have preferred “upset” because “offended” is too offensive for his delicate composition. Weak. Mrs. V didn’t do anything to help her hubby as she clacked her stilettos all over Taylor’s emotions by claiming they were merely a ruse to get Kyle on her side. Wow. Speaking of inflated egos and the word police, Camille launched a last-minute volley to make the evening about her, precisely because… it wasn’t about her. Glad to see some people never change. (Also file under that category: Adrienne and Paul, a.k.a. The Bickersons.) I’ll go into all of this in more detail in my recap later tonight. (UPDATE: Click to see Lanford’s full Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season premiere recap.) In the meanwhile, consider this: How stiff a competition will it be to be this season’s most hateful character? There are some pretty strong contenders already, no? How much mileage will Camille get off of Kelsey despite his absence? A momentarily sober Kim stayed relatively quiet tonight, but she had some real zingers in the promo reel (“Taylor’s in a suitcase!” “You’re a slut-pig,” which happens to be 2011′s “prostitution whore”) — are you pumped? And, poor, poor Taylor. Are you already feeling dirty watching this all go down? What did you think?
More Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from EW:
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season premiere: Ken Tucker’s take
There were so many reasons I loved the first season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. After sitting through a lackluster follow-up to the first season of Real Housewives of New Jersey and the utterly atrocious Real Housewives of D.C., Beverly Hills offered a cast of entertaining, eccentric, and lovable — or lovable to hate — characters. There was the constantly feuding Richards sisters. The near-divorcée Camille Grammer. The refreshingly normal — but incredibly plastic — Adrienne Maloof-Nassif. And, of course, Jiggy. Adorable, wonderful Jiggy!
Yes, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was the ultimate guilty pleasure. But now, days in front of its Sept. 5 premiere, I’m beginning to wonder if I’ll feel even more guilty watching the series. READ FULL STORY »
The Real Housewives are coming to a theater near you. Well, maybe, if you’re in or around Atlantic City, Chicago, or Atlanta. The Bravo franchise today announced that it’ll be sending groups of its Real Housewives ladies out on “The Real Housewives Live Tour.” The tour’s three stops will feature a different group of ladies, and inexplicably, no group of ladies features two women from the same city of Housewives. You can see the ladies live all for the price of anywhere between $49.50 and…$170! Yes, literally, $170 to see NeNe Leakes trade fake barbs with Jill Zarin.
By our estimation here at EW, the live tour seeks to mimic what happens at an Andy Cohen-hosted Real Housewives reunion but without what makes said reunions juicy — namely, the fireworks that ensue when ladies from the same cast come together in a room, talking about the hot-button issues from their season. Despite that little detail, Bravo still promises that “fans will have the chance to get up-close and personal with their favorite cast members as the ladies discuss the most talked about moments, reveal cast secrets and answer questions straight from the audience.”
Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 19. Truly dedicated fans can buy the Red Carpet Package, which the network insists allows you to “live like a celebrity” with a pre-show cocktail reception hosted by cast from The Real Housewives; walk a red carpet through a special private entrance; and nab your very own, limited edition tour laminate. Oh, the trills!
The tour schedule, including which ladies are appearing where, is as follows:
A story from The Hollywood Reporer today revealed that Bravo breakout star Bethenny Frankel is currently filming the pilot for an advice-based talk show. Neither Frankel’s rep nor the production company Telepictures (Ellen, Lopez Tonight) would confirm or comment on talk of development. Though in a recent profile with THR, Frankel announced “I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter. It probably will be a talk show.”
Whether, like me, you teared up along with Frankel during the Bethenny Ever After season 2 finale or shake your fist at the sky over this acerbic woman’s sudden ubiquity, her success is a thing to marvel. READ FULL STORY »
The sky is blue, the grass is green, and the 'Real Housewives of Orange County' women hate each other: Watch the reunion promo!
Congrats John Edwards! Apparently, someone else in this universe has been named the “lowest form of s— there is in this world.” And that person, according to Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Tamra, is dear old Slade, who, in a promo for June 12′s reunion (embedded below), has some kind, gentlemanly words for his housewife nemesis that I will not repeat here, since, unlike these women, I am not a horrible person.
Other subjects tackled in the sure-to-be-juicy season 6 reunion: Alexis and Peggy’s friendship (or lack thereof), Vicki’s separation from husband Donn (who says randomly in the promo, “I don’t think the way this went down was treated with class or dignity.” Whether he’s referring to his separation or Charlie Sheen’s exit from Two and a Half Men is not known, because Bravo loves its unspecific soundbites!), and, of course, Gretchengate, which has become as tired as Rip Van Winkle. Really, ladies? Accusing Gretchen of sleeping around behind her fiancé’s back is so season 4… and 5. Now please click the jump to see the promo while I beat my head against a wall for so badly wanting to watch this. READ FULL STORY »
The last thing I need in my life is another reality TV show. And yet I find myself inexplicably drawn to the promised antics of these Staten Island Four. (Particularly Drita, the blonde-ish one who looks straight out of a Dennis Lehane novel.) A couple questions before tonight’s premiere: Can I write “bitch” on this blog or will my editors make me type b^#!% over and over and over again? How much do tips cost these days? Is Renee’s I’ma-being-choked face real or a put-on? Do these broads make the Real Housewives of New Jersey look like your average suburban book club? (This month the ladies meet at Teresa’s to discuss The Red Tent!) I do take a certain pride in never having seen an episode of Jersey Shore. So. I’ve got that going for me. READ FULL STORY »
One way to increase your chances at a second season pick up: Embark on an expletive-laden rampage on live television. For all the blandness of the six-episode season of The Real Housewives of Miami, last night’s liiiiiive reunion special was pretty spicy. Given the history of these reunions, it was bold of Andy Cohen and his team to brave live television with these hungry reality stars in tow, all of whom saved their most scandalous revelations for last night’s hour-long special. Adrianna seemed to being carrying the Miami cast’s hopes for a renewal on her finely sculpted shoulders, slinging accusations of cheating Cristy’s way, as well as dropping a bomb about her supposed relationship with a 19-year-old (where was all this dish six weeks ago?). At least the tape delay engineer had a busy night.
Watch Andy Cohen squirm in the video below: READ FULL STORY »
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