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 »
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 »