There was a moment on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” last year where Danielle Staub takes a few friends to a pole dancing class. The auspice of this activity was that she felt so violated about the release of her sex tape that she needed to do something to feel good again. She played shy at first, but as the scene progressed it became increasingly clear that Danielle was not at all feeling self-conscious or out-of-control of her sexuality. In fact, she took the opportunity to show of some of her former professional moves, including going spread eagle while staring down the male friends she brought to watch. “Always engage,” she said, taking over for the teacher, “And then suggest.” Shy? Please.
Well, apparently Danielle’s pole confidence has led to a new career. Danielle has now signed a three-year contract with Scores Gentleman’s Club in New York. Keep reading »
Just as we find out that Hugh Grant came thisclose to signing on to replace Charlie Sheen on “Two and a Half Men” before coming to his senses and realizing that was his worst idea since getting into a car with Divine Brown, comes news of another television switcheroo. With Camille Grammar on the fence about whether to return for season two of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” the producers found themselves in a predicament. Camille kind of made the show, and not just because of her personality—because she was married to a famous actor and was going through a very public divorce. Luckily, they have found another lady to slip right into that slot. Brandi Glanville. As in, Eddie Cibrian‘s ex-wife who he divorced after falling in love with LeAnn Rimes while shooting a Lifetime movie. Keep reading »
Mark your calendars for May 16, folks. That’s when “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” returns. Well, at least a few of them anyway—Dina Manzo called it quits midway through last season and our favorite skin suit wearer, Danielle Staub, was ousted after last season, too. But there are some new ladies filling in their slots. First there’s Melissa Gorga, who just happens to be Teresa Giudice‘s sister-in-law. Melissa is a mother of three who wants to be a pop star and has been recording tracks with producer Keith Boles. “It’s feel good music,” he explains. The second new housewife is Kathy Wakile, who happens to be Teresa’s cousin. Kathy is a mom of two and is super into throwing parties. Apparently, we have her daughter’s belly dancing themed Sweet 16 to look forward to.
But just because these new housewives are family doesn’t mean things are going to be all lovey dovey. Keep reading »
One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2011 was to stop watching the “Real Housewives.” Between Orange County, New York, Atlanta, New Jersey, DC, Beverly Hills and Miami, it was just getting to be far too much of a time suck. Well, it looks like Bravo feels the same way. It’s not just Michaele and Tareq Salahi that they’ve evicted—they’re getting rid of the entire DC cast, making this the first “Real Housewives” franchise to be canceled. It’s not that the show didn’t get good ratings. Apparently, the higher ups at the network just felt that the cast was too uptight and not as fun as the others. Which—true! Keep reading »
“It’s just the natural divide, it’s like [the San] Andreas fault. You just can’t guess when it’s going to split.”
—LuAnn de Lesseps of “The Real Housewives of NYC,” which began its new season last night, says that the drama this time around comes down to “Team Brunette” (herself, Jill, and newcomer Cindy Barshop) versus “Team Blonde” (Ramona, Sonja, and Alex) with Kelly Bensimon in the middle since, after all, she has ombre hair. [People] Keep reading »
“You know what I don’t like right now about women in America? I don’t like when they are objectified in ‘The Housewives of Miami‘ and ‘The Housewives of’ … you know? What I resent is when women are objectified. … I just want every woman to know that they can realize their potential — but their potential is not necessarily fake tits.”
— Diane von Furstenberg wants you to reach for the stars, ladies. You too can marry a Belgian prince and design a crazy popular wrap dress and then marry a possibly-gay billionaire. Think big! [NYMag.com] Keep reading »