Perhaps an indicator that an Orange County immigrant community has finally made it is when some members join the casts of network television reality shows--within weeks of one another. Previously we told you about Bri Nguyen of Westminster being part of the new Fox reality show Utopia that debuts Fr ... More >>
Bravo this week announced the winners of the first-ever Real Housewives Awards and the original series in the franchise, The Real Housewives of Orange County, only managed to snag one. Voted on by viewers, the nod for "Most Shocking Reunion Twist" didn't exactly go for a moment ORH (Original Real H ... More >>
Lynne Curtin is apparently down to a state not depicted on her former hit reality show, The Real Housewives of Orange County. It's not that she's divorcing her husband Frank, as break-ups are quite normal on the hit Bravo show. Nope, it's Curtin claiming she has less than $100 to her name.
My colleague R. Scott Moxley recently wrote of the shitstorm kicked up after The Amazing Race had contestants visiting Vietnam watch a pro-communist musical show, recite a pro-communist poem and then gather at an anti-American military site in Hanoi. If there was increased interest (and ratings?) ... More >>
ABC News has issued a "statement" regarding a 20/20 segment on a Real Housewives of Orange County cast member that sure reads like a retraction or, at the very least, a strong correction.The June 29 broadcast of the news magazine included an explosive interview with Nicolette Catanzarite, the ex-gir ... More >>
After three seasons, Alexis Bellino is leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County--and the 35-year-old mother of three is taking her "Jesus Jugs" with her!The "reality" show cast member is partly blaming the co-star who coined that nickname with helping push her back into obscurity.
© Bravo Did you watch last night's first episode of Top Chef Texas? Episode summaries are usually Edwin's beat, and he usually weighs in toward the end of the season after we've learned which cheftestants to root for. I'm going to take a different approach at the head-end of the season and make ... More >>
Heather Dubrow, who as actress Heather Paige Kent on the 2000-2002 CBS drama That's Life got the new last name by marrying famed Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Terry Dubrow, will join The Real Housewives of Orange County cast next season, according to a published report.Reality television runs ... More >>
Russell and Taylor Armstrong.Sad news in the real-life world of the Real Housewives. Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead in his bedroom last night. The 47-year-old venture capitalist hanged himself, according ... More >>
"I will gladly go upside a bitch's head if she thinks she wants to try me."-23-year-old Nastasia Townsend, formerly a "shy little girl" from Sacramento before becoming a Huntington Beach blowhard who dreams of owning a strip club, as the end credits roll on tonight's premiere episode of Bad Girls ... More >>
MTV is officially old -- the company turns 30 (ew) on Monday. For the anniversary of first (and most popular) music television channel in the U.S., we're counting down the Top Five MTV reality shows after the jump.
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Andy CohenAbout time! According to OK!, Bravo exec Andy Cohen confirmed that Miami has gotten the last gaggle of Real Housewives. "I really feel like we're done," he told the magazine, indicating the franchise won't be expanding with new cities. Sorry, Boise.
Michael Vulpo poses an interesting questions on Neon Tommy (the USC Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism news site):Are there too many Real Housewives?That is, has Bravo's Real Housewives franchise that was born in March 2006 with the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County ... More >>
RadarOnline.com reports bisexual, "Brazilian Booty" fitness trainer Fernanda Rocha will join The Real Housewives of Orange County cast.And her role will reportedly be "to stir things up."Those who prefer your unreal reality shows shaken, not stirred, consider yourselves warned.
Bravo will not start airing the sixth season of The Real Housewives of Orange County until January, but you can start watching seasons 1-5 in consecutive order starting today.As part of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's nationwide syndication deal for the Real Housewives franchise, ... More >>
The refined women of The Real Housewives of New Jersey have knocked the trainwrecks of The Real Housewives of Orange County onto their surgically implanted keisters Regular episodes of the Joisey-based reality show already pull in large audiences, but Monday night's reunion special was the highes ... More >>
I don't see The Real Housewives of Orange County because I'm more of a Real Housewives of Atlanta type of guy (and isn't The Real Housewives of D.C. boring as hell?), but I do care for culinary gossip about them. Thus, an email I received from a tipster a couple of days ago:I was at (restaurant) ... More >>
Guns don't kill people, only you can prevent forest fires and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County causes crime to spike in Laguna Beach: the real Orange County city. The latter bit is wisdom comes from two Occidental College professors who crunched the crime data and now say rapes ... More >>
The much-maligned Ellen DeGeneres won't be back as a judge on American Idol after just one season on the show. The LA Times wrote that DeGeneres "told the show's producers a couple of months ago that the show 'didn't feel like the right fit for me,' partly because of increased work commit ... More >>
The reality-TV show has become increasingly contrived, all but abandoning the notion of being 'unwritten'
Remembering what Spencer said to Brody about Lauren and all that crazy drama
Apparently, you don't need to stand in line at an American Idol audition to have a shot at getting a music career started on television. There's another reality show that can do that for you: The Real Housewives series on Bravo has recently become the launching pad for singing cougars. Of cours ... More >>
Did you catch last night's Top Chef Masters? Finally, a worthy episode on what seemed like a season in danger of backsliding into the histrionics of regular Top Chef with the F-bombs and manufactured drama. That's not to say there wasn't some of that last night, just less.
bravotv.com"Top Chef: The Tour," a 21-city tour -- which trots out recent and past chef'testants from town-to-town crammed inside the trailer of a semi truck like animals in a traveling circus (actually, I'm sure they'll be put up in posh hotels and stuff...but wouldn't it be funny?) -- will stop ... More >>
Advocate.comBarney's boyOver at the Advocate.com, the jury's still out on whether Real Housewives of Orange County spawn Ryan Vieth posting a self-photo of himself on the predominantly gay (and NSFW) site Guys With iPhones is news.The jury would be the Advocate's online readers.
Adam Larkey/ABCDancing With the Stars host Tom Bergeron, Times reporter Dawn C. Chmielewski and her partner Jonathan Roberts soak in applause. UPDATED WITH RESPONSE FROM LA TIMES VP . . . Perhaps it does not fully descend into the unethical bog like the revenue-sharing arrangement with the Stapl ... More >>
Hot off the announcement that Top Chef Masters is going to be getting a second season, Bravo is developing ANOTHER spin-off. What is it? Take the original Top Chef recipe, add a pinch of Ace of Cakes, maybe a few telegenic hotties that look like Jennifer Aniston and BAM! (with apologies to Eme ... More >>
Bravo TVIt was Restaurant Wars last week in Top Chef: Las Vegas, and finally this season, things got interesting. Now I've never been a fan of Top Chef when the show focuses on the extracurricular antics of the cheftestants -- the head shaving incidents of Season 2 and the hidden-camera canoo ... More >>
Too much reality for Orange County law enforcement (clockwise from top left): Ryan Alexander Jenkins, Josh Waring, Renzo Gamboa, Dennis Rodman, Jason Wahler and Matt Keough. UPDATED TO REFLECT MURDER CHARGE, CRIMINAL BATTERY COMPLAINT AGAINST JENKINS. If anyone in Orange County with a Hisp ... More >>
Bravo TV1. They don't live together. The first shots of the show isn't of the cheftestants waking up from bed in their undies, yawning, and brushing their teeth. Another plus of not having them shoved into the same living quarters: No possibility of head shaving incidents, hidden-camera kanoodli ... More >>
So You Think You Can Dance Tour
Last night some new fancy schmancy bowling alley called Strike had a grand opening party in Tustin. Yes, bowling alleys are the next thing to hop on the glam wagon. And several reality show stars (or former stars) from The Hills and Real Housewives Of OC showed up because... hell, who knows. Here ... More >>
Miss Teen Newport Beach
OnDVD: Marie Antoinette
Over at her Deadline Hollywood Daily column, Nikki Finke charts all the controversies swirling around American Idol contestant Tom Lowe. Her piece begins: American Idol 6 would be nothing without its controversy. The latest: 28-year-old ex-British boy-band'er Tom Lowe is the target of not just one ... More >>
Bobby Brown crawls out of the wreckage and waits for help to arrive
As reported here (Rock Stars My Destination by Chris Ziegler) Costa Mesa's true Supernova started up the litigation machine to win their rightful name back from the come-lately Supernova put together for the CBS reality show Rock Star: Supernova. And today they won. Press release says: Under the te ... More >>
Meet the new face of country: Nashville Star
Flora Springs Wine Dinner
SEVEN-EPISODE REALITY DOCUMENTARY OFFERS INSIDE PEEK INTO THE LIVES OF FIVE REAL-LIFE HOUSEWIVES LIVING IN AN EXCLUSIVE GATED OC COMMUNITY
American Idol judge Paula Abdul keeps dancing