The lord giveth and taketh away. (Yeah, I pre-apologize for that intro line—it’s in poor taste.) Last week, we learned that Tareq and Michaele Salahi—the White House party crashers who ended up on “The Real Housewives of DC“—would be checking in to “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” for its new season along with Bai Ling, Michael Lohan, and (surprise!) Amy Fisher. But alas, Michaele has been sent home. Why? She apparently isn’t addicted to anything. Keep reading »
We knew they were on something. We won’t get to see White House party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi on “The Real Housewives of DC” anymore but, apparently, the two are not ready to leave reality television behind. And so, they have signed on for the new season of “Celebrity Rehab” with Dr. Drew. Which leads us to the obvious question: What was their substance of choice?!?! Tell us, VH1, tell us.
According to reports, they will be joined on the show by actress/red carpet disaster Bai Ling, former Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden, and “Baywatch” actor Jeremy Jackson. Oh, and Michael Lohan. Keep reading »
It took four years, but I am finally feeling “Real Housewives
” fatigue. I couldn’t bring myself to watch Tuesday night’s premiere of “The Real Housewives of Miami
” — but, I am very, very excited for Jimmy Fallon
‘s awesomely well-done spoof series, “The Real Housewives of Late Night,” where he and several of his staff members dress up like ladies for 10-minute mock episodes of the show. (The last one, from December, is above.) “The Real Housewives of Late Night” begins its second season tonight—Jimmy has made five mini-episodes which will air every other Thursday night. “It did make me really see how much women go through to get ready,” Fallon says of the series. “I have great makeup and hair people doing it. I could never picture myself doing it; it would take three hours. … By the time we did one of these, I was looking in the mirror thinking, does this make me look fat?” I’ll be watching tonight, for sure. [NY Daily News
] Keep reading »
You should probably sit down for the news that I’m about to tell you, because it might provoke anger, rage, and the desire to throw things at your television. Apparently Heidi Montag—yes, Heidi Montag of backscooping and “The Hills” fame—is being considered for the next season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” (As we told you earlier in the week, Brandi Glanville and Sylvester Stallone’s wife have also come up as contenders for spots on the show.) Sources say Heidi has met with “Housewives” producers and is actively pursuing the opportunity with every cup size she’s got. “We would move to Beverly Hills in a heartbeat,” her hubby Spencer Pratt said in response to the rumor. “We would be psyched if this happened for us.” Bravo, please do not give these attention whores another shot at the spotlight. Let their 15 minute of fame finally tick down. [PopEater] Keep reading »
Bravo may be needing a new housewife, since Camille Grammer has said multiple times that she isn’t into doing a season two of the show that recorded the demise of her marriage. Camille’s shoes are pretty big, but the word on the street is that the network has been talking to two high-profile ladies about filling them. Keep reading »
I was going to write a post this morning about “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Reunion Special that aired last night. But honestly, I can’t donate any more brain space to those women and their inane fighting. (Exception: I love Adrienne Maloof, even if she is apparently friendly with Charlie Sheen.) And so, I am going to turn my attention to their husbands. While there are definitely marriages that seem happy on the show—how cute are Kyle and Mauricio?—what the “Real Housewives” franchise is famous for is showing highly dysfunctional relationships. Over the years, we’ve seen the dissolution of seven “Real Housewives” marriages, plus a broken engagement. Oh, and NeNe and Gregg Leakes’ weird alienation.
The Daily Beast has a great story that looks at the show’s divorce track record and talks to several of the House Husbands about the experience of being on the show. Keep reading »