Posts tagged "bravo"

“NYC Prep”: Who Will Save PC’s Soul?

Oh, how time flies! Can you believe the season is almost over?! I know, I didn't realize it either, but apparently last night's episode was the penultimate of "NYC Prep," with the finale just next week. As for another season of "NYC Prep," things aren't looking too good considering the low ratings and defensive attitude…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 5, 2009

NYC Prep Recap: True Colors?

When Fashion Week rolls around in New York, it turns out that the flashy events aren't just an opportunity to show off wealth and seem cool—instead, it's during this time that the prepsters grapple with the idea of "image," and as a result, some of the kids end up showing their true colors. For Kelli…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 29, 2009

Anna McCraney Wins “The Fashion Show!” Surprised?

Bravo's "Project Runway" spinoff, "The Fashion Show," had a bit of a tough go, especially considering that the buzz about the new "Project Runway" on Lifetime largely eclipsed the attention of style watchers. Regardless, a deserving contestant, Anna McCraney, took the gold on last night's finale with a smart but disparate collection of colorful dresse…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 24, 2009

Bravo’s “Watch What Happens: Live” Premieres Tonight

Surprise! Bravo’s barely publicized “Watch What Happens: Live” premieres tonight. Since you probably haven’t heard about it, let me fill you in. Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Senior Vice President of Production and Programming—a.k.a, the guy who hosts all of the channel's reunion shows—takes the reigns Thursdays at midnight for a live run down of his favorite…

By: Justine Fields / July 16, 2009

Get The Bags Carried By The Girls Of “NYC Prep” (If You Care)

"NYC Prep" is only three episodes into its first season, and Bravo already has a genius product tie-in for the show. The network teamed up with Kooba, makers of trendy leather handbags that have been seen on the arms of Kristen Bell, Lindsay Price, Jessica Biel and Blake Lively, to create exclusive bags for each…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 14, 2009

Get Ready For “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Season Two

NeNe’s gonna meet her real father! Sheree's gonna get evicted! And she shoots guns! And she pulls at Kim’s wig! The promo video for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” season two is reality TV heaven packaged into 30 seconds. It definitely looks like the Atlanta ladies are bringing their A-game to compete with the “prostitution

By: Justine Fields / July 10, 2009

Bravo TV Looking For America’s Next Best … Artist?

In the past few years, Bravo has produced a mixed bag of reality content, gaining credibility with shows like "Project Runway" and "Top Chef" that actually succeeded in mass marketing two cultural categories. But then came the wave of housewives, Kathy Griffins, and NYC prep school kids, that took the channel to a lowbrow level…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 3, 2009

Miami Social, Will You Watch?

I have a confession to make. I've never been to South Beach. Gasp! I have been to Miami, if you count the airport. South Beach was on my list of places to visit until I watched a clip of Bravo's "Miami Social," which has turned me off from the tourist destination.

By: Annika Harris / June 30, 2009

When Did Bravo Go From Fantastic To Trash-tastic?

Oh Bravo, why did you do this to me? I lost my faith in TV after the second season of "Survivor," but found hope again in the wonder that was "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy." Upon viewing the first promotional commercial I remember thinking: Could it be? Is it true? Is there really going…

By: Ali Jawin / June 24, 2009

“NYC Prep” Debuts With All The Makings Of Future Tragedies

Amid much anticipation, Bravo's new "real-life Gossip Girl" series, "NYC Prep," debuted last night, delivering the expected. For weeks, critics and Bravo fans have been fairly certain that the series would show a crew of despicable, entitled teenagers, a prediction that came largely with feelings of anger and harsh criticism. So, what did you get?

By: Leonora Epstein / June 24, 2009

Dina Was On “My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding” Years Before “The Real Housewives”

This weekend, I was skimming through the TV Guide Channel trying to figure out what to watch, when I came across the description of VH1’s "My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding," which said something to the effect of "Dina," "wedding," "fiance owns catering company," and "New Jersey." I thought—there can't be more than one uber-rich Dina…

By: Justine Fields / June 23, 2009

“NYC Prep” Kids Live Fabulously And Don’t Apologize For Being Privileged

Last night, I got a sneak peek of Bravo's upcoming show "NYC Prep," and heard a little about the lives of the rich and young in a Q&A with the cast. Man, is this show going to be juicy.

By: Catherine Strawn / June 2, 2009

Bravo’s “NYC Prep” A Lot More Boring Than “Gossip Girl”

Bravo decided to combine "Gossip Girl" and "The Real Housewives of New York City," and the result is "NYC Prep." On this reality show, which premieres June 23, cameras will follow five wealthy teens as they navigate Manhattan's social scene, shop, apply for college, and work on charity events. They lead lives unfamiliar to most…

By: Annika Harris / May 15, 2009

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” Has Real Ties To Da’ Mob

I have a substance abuse problem. The substance is any iteration of "The Real Housewives" on Bravo. There, I said it. In any case, I endured "The Real Housewives of Orange County," enjoyed "The Real Housewives of New York City," and suffered "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," but nothing, nothing beats how totally awesome "The…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 27, 2009

Working Retail Is Reality, Not Entertainment

Most of us have had to work retail at some point. We were desperate for extra cash, we wanted a store discount, or we needed a job. But after dealing with annoying customers and folding and re-folding clothes until your hands hurt, most of us vowed never to be a sales associate again -- at…

By: Annika Harris / April 23, 2009

Quickies!: “sTori” Reading At The A-List Awards

Niecy Nash read from sTori Telling, Tori Spelling's memoir, on "Bravo's A-List Awards" last night. [TresSugar] -- We loved reading Tori's words but hearing them come from Niecy was hilarious. Every week we're inundated with new health scares, but these three risks are proven dangerous for women. [Shine]…

By: Annika Harris / April 16, 2009

Bravo Seeks Would-Be Celebrity Designers For New Reality Show

Bravo has upped its plan to retain its "Project Runway" audience now that the show is moving to Lifetime. It plans to completely replace "Runway" with "The Fashion Show." Now, Bravo has greenlighted "Launch My Line," a celebrity competition show modeled after "Runway." Each celebrity contestant will be paired with a fashion designer who will…

By: Annika Harris / April 14, 2009

Quick Pic: WTF, Are Tila Tequila And Billy Corgan Together?

At the Bravo's A-List Awards last night, Tila Tequila and Billy Corgan made an interesting couple on the red carpet, with Corgan lovingly looking down at Tequila. We have a couple questions. They can't possibly be together, can they? And why were they at the A-List Awards, when clearly neither is A-list. [Bravo A-List Awards,…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 6, 2009

New Details About “The Fashion Show” On Bravo

In the midst of New York Fashion Week, we've learned a few more details about Bravo's upcoming show, "The Fashion Show" (the "Project Runway" replacement). The show will pit professional designers against each other for a chance to have their designs sold at a yet-to-be-named major retail outlet. Who will be judging them? Well, a…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 19, 2009

Bravo’s “Project Runway” Replacement

Since the "Project Runway" fiasco hasn't been sorted out yet, Bravo has a new fashion competition to replace their signature show, which may or may not be heading over to Lifetime. It's called "The Fashion Show," and it "will follow professional designers as they strive to make their mark in the dog-eat-dog world of fashio…

By: Catherine Strawn / February 5, 2009