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Kelly Bensimon Does Some Old-Fashioned Shoe-To-Pavement Reporting

You know how Kelly Bensimon of “The Real Housewives of New York City” claims to be a writer? Well, until I peeped this video I assumed she attended swanky events, greeted her hosts, and afterward pulled a little blurb out of her behind for a niche magazine or website. Boy, was I wrong. I, like Kelly, know the pain of rejection when you’re hitting the pavement trying to report a story. But I often had to interview more nefarious subjects than those expressing their own street style. Catch the rest of the episode tomorrow night at 10 p.m. on Bravo, and don’t forget to hit up the Talk Bubble while you watch. Keep reading »

An Ode To “Kids Incorporated”

I found this clip of Stacy Ferguson (aka Fergie) when she was on “Kids Incorporated,” the show that was only like the most major inspiration of my childhood. I know you remember it, too. The plot was a little bit sketchy—a bunch of kids were in a rock band together and somehow were forced to face important issues each week like violence or drugs. All of this was interspersed with cheesy performances. But it didn’t matter that it made no sense—it was totally genius. Now I’m kind of laughing my ass off at this hee-haw version of Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” but at the time that it came out, it provided me weeks of entertainment in front of the mirror with my hairbrush. It was even the first CD I ever purchased. When I was 12, my childhood dream came true when I actually got to audition for “Kids Incorporated.” Naturally I chose to sing “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” I didn’t get the part … that vajazzling b**ch Jennifer Love Hewitt nabbed the role, but I eventually got over it and remained a loyal fan. After the jump a few more of my favorite clips from “Kids Incorporated.” Oh, the memories. [BuzzFeed]
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Coming Soon: “The Real L Word” Tease


“The L Word” is back, but this time it’s fo’ reals! We already told you about the gang of real L.A. women aiming to replace our beloved Bette, Tina, Alice, and Shane, but here’s a first look at the show, which Showtime will premiere on June 20, the day before my birthday. So, mark your calendars, people! [After Ellen] Keep reading »

The 10 Worst Bosses In Hollywood

Even though Edie was totally detestable on “Desperate Housewives,” something tells me that Nicollette Sheridan didn’t deserve the palm-to-the-face allegedly delivered by her boss, producer Marc Cherry. She’s currently suing the studio for damages and wrongful termination after Cherry killed off her character shortly after their kerfuffle. After Teri Hatcher also supposedly complained about Cherry’s abuse, he allegedly said, “I hope [she] gets hit by a car and dies.” Geez, he must be a great guy to work for.

Hollywood seems to be a breeding ground for tyranny and narcissism. Here are nine more of the scariest bosses in Tinsel Town. Keep reading »

Holler! “Jersey Shore” Season 2 Begins Filming

  • Get ready for some serious GTL, party people. The cast of “Jersey Shore” is in Miami for the filming of season two and their presence is hardly going unnoticed in South Beach. Yesterday, a full-scale mob gathered outside of the crew’s hotel. This season, the cast will have a security detail with them, which should mean—fewer fights? [NY Post]
  • Angelina Pivarnick peaced out of the first season by episode three, but she is back for season two. Just like the other castmates, she signed off Twitter earlier this week since MTV doesn’t allow the roommates to use cell phones or computers while filming. “This is my last tweet,” she wrote. “I just wanna say THANK U for all your love & support, ‘JS2′ is possible because of u. I’m gonna miss ….Lots of love.” Oh dear. The sound of her voice is annoying me already. [Zap 2 It]

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Are Asian-Americans Headed To “Jersey Shore”?

A casting call was recently posted to Craigslist in L.A. asking for “interesting, attractive, colorful Asian-Americans to cast in a reality show similar to ‘Jersey Shore,’ ‘The Real World,’ ‘The Hills,’ etc.” An unidentified production company and network are looking to capitalize off the unexpected success of “Jersey Shore,” which debuted last year. This new show will no doubt have bigger-than-life personalities with weird nicknames and unique grooming habits. L.A.’s Koreatown might be the locale for this reality show since the production company is especially interested in individuals who know about or have experienced that neighborhood. This show could be the third “Jersey Shore”-like spinoff in the works — there’s “Brighton Beach,” which focuses on Russian-Americans, and “Sunset Daze,” starring nursing home residents. [NY Post] Keep reading »

Remote Control: What You’ll Want To Watch The Week Of April 5th 2010

Oh, television, you are a good companion. Thank you for always providing a good time and never talking back. After the jump, some shows to look forward to this week, from the premieres of “Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” “The Tudors,” and “What Chili Wants” to soon-to-be classic episodes of “Gossip Girl” and “Saturday Night Live.” Keep reading »

“Sunset Daze” Proves Old People Do Still Get It On

As evidenced by the amazingness that was “Jersey Shore,” when you take a group of semi-attractive, outgoing people, put them in a sun-drenched environment and add in loads of alcohol, crazy things happen—mainly lots of hook-ups, oodles of fights, and a seriously questionable hot tub. Apparently, the same is true whether we’re talking about a group of 20-something guidos or a gang of senior citizens. WeTV’s new show, “Sunset Daze,” follows a group of 60-plusers living in Surprise, Arizona—one of the biggest retirement communities in the country. And the cast of the show looks every bit as scandal-tastic as J-Woww, Pauly D and crew. There’s Gail, a 70-something former actress from New York with big hair that would make Snooki jealous. There’s Ann, an Irish ex-nun who talks about her sexual exploits and goes skydiving. There’s Jack, who goes by the nickname “Mr. Romeo” (take that, The Situation) because he’s single and ready to mingle. And there’s Sandy, a member of the Blue Thong Society—whatever that is—who has a matching tattoo with her daughter and always orders a “double Pinot Grigio.” I know I’ll be watching the premiere on Apr. 28. How about you? [NY Daily News, WE TV] Keep reading »

The Boob Tube: Hot Weekend TV For April 3rd-4th 2010

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Win This! Kindle From Bravo

“There’s a virtual party going on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years. So bring your TV smarts and your laughter too. And Bravo’s gonna celebrate this party with you. C’mon now!” That’s enough Kool and the Gang, but what I’m alluding to is the new Bravo Talk Bubble, a site that hosts a virtual viewing party during some of the network’s popular shows, like “The Real Housewives of New York City” and “Top Chef.” You can log into Twitter and other social media outlets to vent your frustration at the Countess or tell Jill to get over her issues with Bethenny.

WIN THIS! One lucky winner will be able to get their Bravo fix even when they’re not in front of a TV or computer screen. We’re giving away a Kindle from Bravo. You’ll be able to read your favorite Bravo cast members’ books, like Jill Zarin’s Secrets of a Jewish Mother: Real Advice, Real Stories, Real Love, while on the go. This way you’ll never miss a Bravo moment. But you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us what would be the first book you’d download and why by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 9. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

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