Bravo Announces Premiere Date For Bethenny Frankel’s New Series

29 Apr
Bethenny Frankel the no-nonsense housewife on The Real Housewives of New York City, starring on her own series? We all know that’s bound to happen some time soon. But the fact that she’s shining in her own spin-off hasn’t really generated much buzz these days considering she’s still bickering with the other housewives, specifically Jill, on the third season of the docu-drama that catapulted her to fame. But with the Bravo’s announcement of the title and the premiere date of Bethenny’s new gig, everything’s pretty much official now.

On Thursday, June 10 at 10pm, Bravo will kick off Bethenny Getting Married?, a new docu-series starring Bethenny as she prepares for motherhood and her wedding with Jason Hoppy. Of course there’s more to this show than just babies and brides because the Real Housewives of NYC star will also be focusing on her career as an author and natural foods chef.

Besides Bethenny, Bethenny Getting Married? will feature her fiance, Manhattan businessman Jason Hoppy, and her beloved dog, Cookie. Also appearing on the show is Julie Plake, Bethenny’s assistant who helps keep track of her business and personal endeavors, and Max Meisel,  Bethenny’s intern who is often the butt of Bethenny’s jokes.

I’ve always liked Bethenny and she’s certainly funny, but can she carry a show on her own? I don’t think so. Bethenny’s at her best when she plays off the other Housewives idiot antics, in her own world I don’t know how appealing she’ll be, esp. what with her being so “happy” now.

“Countless” Luann – “Money Can’t Buy You Class”

26 Apr

Yeah, I took a “cheap shot” with that title, but LuAnn’s been really irking my nerves this season…so there. Then too, I don’t care how much auto-tune they tried to use here, the Countess sings as well as she cooks. Really LuAnn, next time you think about going into the booth, consult with Kim “Tardy for the Party” Zolciak first….now there’s a REAL singer.

LuAnn de Lesseps – “Money Can’t Buy You Class”

Lauri Waring’s Son Josh Busted By Police Again

26 Apr
It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Josh Waring of “The Real Housewives of Orange County” fame — that’s because it’s been a while since he was arrested.

Waring — whose mom Lauri was on the show for several seasons — was busted on Friday for battery on a spouse or significant other and false imprisonment, both misdemeanors. He was taken to Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana where he is being held without bail until a hearing on Monday.

Waring was busted in June 2008 (possession of heroin and ecstasy and intent to sell) and in July 2009 (possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia).

He served 240 days in jail the first time and 30 days the second.

Weird how the housewives of O.C. seem to have the kids who get in the most trouble with the law.

Gretchen Rossi Files Lawsuit Against Jay Photoglu, Arrest Warrant Issued

25 Apr
Real Housewives Gretchen Rossi Files Lawsuit Against Jay Photoglu, arrest warrant issued. Real Housewives of Orange County is full of drama. Gretchen Rossi (of the vibrator fame) is reported to have filed a lawsuit against Jay Photoglu for lying to the media, pulling her hair, borrowing money and not paying it back, threatening to kill her, among other things.

Pedro and the Watcher at the Orange County Reporter report that she is “seeking unspecified damages for assault, battery, defamation (slander and libel), false light, stalking, intentional infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, conversion, intentional interference with contractual relations and intentional interference with prospective economic relations.”

Rossi claims that the damage done by Jay is irreparable, and she will never be seen the same by fellow cast members and viewers. In addition, she claims that his actions have hurt her cosmetic line business.

Her lawsuit isn’t the only woe facing this Orange County Housewife. It has also been reported that a judge issued a bench warrant for Rossi for failing to appear in court, but has since held the warrant as long as she appears April 29 she should be okay.
Gretchen Rossi in trouble with the law again? Shocker.

Confirmed: Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey New Castmates On ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’

13 Apr
April Love, a local PR rep for Lisa Wu Hartwell, confirmed to me that both attorney Phaedra Parks and model Cynthia Bailey (left) are now new castmates on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” which began shooting its third season this month.
Mediatakeout broke the news about Bailey earlier today.
I reported the rumor about Bailey being in the running in February.
Love doesn’t know about how Bravo will deal with seven housewives and how they are going to pare the cast down to something more manageable during the season.
If anything, it’s smart for Bravo to shake things up and shift the dynamics, which were starting to get a wee bit tiresome toward the end of season two.
The four original housewives (Kandi Burruss came on year two) have three-season contracts. It’ll be interesting who will stick around for a fourth season – if there is one.

This comes after the news that “Real Housewives of New York” would be adding two new members this season as well. Bad idea in my opinion. Bravo risks overindulgency with all these cast members and then too who wants to follow 7 different women in an hour-long episode? The only show that needs a new member is “New Jersey”, just to spice it up a bit as the 4 vs. 1 (Danielle vs. the world) drama just seems like it’ll get played out soon enough. 6 should be the limit on each show as it gives each women a fair amount of time.

Kim Zolciak In Demi Moore’s New Movie

10 Apr

Holy Real Housewives of Atlanta!
Kim Zolciak has a part in Demi Moore‘s new movie The Joneses. We kid you not.
Sure, it’s not a substantial role (she has no lines), but…
Ms. “Tardy for the Party” is seen not once but twice in all her signature big blond ‘do glory in the background of a—what else?—party scene. Her brief cameo garnered a bunch of gasps and giggles at last night’s Hollywood premiere of the movie.
And get this, Kim was actually tardy for the screening! She arrived so late, she ditched the flick and headed to Katsuya for dinner. She did, however, make it to the afterparty at Playhouse Hollywood, where a Marchesa-clad Moore held court with hubby Ashton Kutcher and daughter Rumer Willis. “Demi is a doll,” Kim just tweeted us.
The Joneses stars Moore and David Duchovny, who are hired by a stealth marketing company to pretend they are married with children (Ben Hollingsworth and Amber Heard) in order to promote products to their unsuspecting suburban neighbors.

Alex McCord Sipped Champagne While In Labor

10 Apr
We’ll give the “Real Housewives of New York” something to talk about on their next episode – we got our hands on fellow castmate Alex McCord and her house hubby Simon van Kempen‘s new parenting book – and it’s sure to make Jill Zarin say “oh my gawd!”
The pair, who have been criticized in the past for their child-rearing skills on air (Countess LuAnn Delessepps recently scoffed at their son Francois’s behavior when he climbed up a stranger’s leg in the Hamptons) are adding new fuel to the fire by spilling their unconventional parenting rules in “Little Kids Big City: Tales From A Real House In New York City.”
“Throughout my pregnancy, I gave into every craving I felt,” admits the Housewife in one chapter of the tome, which will hit bookstands April 6th. “When I wanted to have a drink, I did.”
And this includes the night she went into labor with Francois: in fact, McCord says she was sipping on champagne when Simon escorted her to the hospital.

Credit Alex’s honesty, but when it comes to risking your child’s health this is just over-the-top. If people weren’t judging the McCord’s as bad parents before, they certainly will now.