Bravo announced a full slate of new scripted and “unscripted” shows for 2014 today. Although some of the “unscripted” shows sound like repackaged versions of other shows where a bunch of women “attempt to balance their personal and professional lives, ” others sound new and exciting. There is a dating show that films and airs in the same week, a fantastic sounding travel show, and a show set in London! The two scripted shows both seem to have potential, however, is it me or do they just introduce these scripted series and we never see them air?
Click through for the entire list of new and returning shows. Let me know if you Phaedra Parks name in there anywhere…:) Also absent? Real Housewives of Miami. Continue reading
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Today we have two interviews with cast from this seasons Couple Therapy. First John Gosselin on Wendy Williams and then, Taylor and John on Bethenny. This should be good.
John comes out without Liz. Oh. She’s sick. Wendy doesn’t seem to know enough about what is going on with Couples Therapy to ask the right questions. They are rambling on about living in the woods. They talk about Jon firing a weapon when the paparazzi refused to leave his property. Lots of Kate stuff. In the first segment we get nary a word about Couples Therapy which is what we need to tea on, Wendy. /sigh
John says he did Couples Therapy for the free therapy and for a chance for him and Liz to get away from everything have some time for themselves. John reveals that Ghost Face Killah’s name is Dennis. Not a single question about Farrah or Taylor or why he was the last to arrive. Very disappointed in this interview. Bethenny on the other hand goes balls to the wall with Taylor and John. Click through for the tea. Continue reading
I was intrigued by the commercials for Kim of Queens as I watched and recapped Dance Moms this week. I immediately looked for a rerun to DVR and am excited to watch this show that takes place in Atlanta! (Yes, locals, I know her business is in Suwanee.) Kim Gravel is a former Miss Georgia who runs The Pageant Place, which assists pageant hopefuls with pageant coaching and interviewing skills designed to put the in the finals in pageants and in their personal lives.
The season begins with Kim prepping her pageant girls for moving into the teen level of pageants. This means interviews! Most of them have not done interviews before. In walks Addison, the ringer. Kim freaks out over Addison trying to clog. By the way, when Kim won her title she sang opera. Kim struggles to find a talent for Addison for the pageant that is coming up that weekend. Addision says it is either clogging or a comedy routine.
This week is the Sweet Onion Blossom pageant. Clearly, Kim picked the pageant for Addison. One of the pageant moms quickly points out the obvious. Kim strikes right back at the mom saying she is taking them to a pageant they are ready for. It is their first time doing an interview and they need to practice. Continue reading
Apologies in advance for this being the worst recap ever. I am so not in the mood. But off we go. Jax shows Stassi his new tattoo of her name at the beach. It is written in such girly script (did he say it was her signature?) that I am sure he will have no problem turning it into a flower or something at some point. Because they are all road tripping I’m afraid we will not have much Vanderpump at all this episode.
Stassi and Jax and Kirsten and gay Tom are fighting. Gay Tom says to the world, getting an exes name tattooed on your body is stalkerish. But Stassi loves it. The four of them go to visit Stassi’s family in Lake Arrowhead. Apparently, Stassi’s family lost their home in New Orleans to Katrina. I’m really not in the mood to care. Stassi immediately tells her mom about the tattoo. Stassi is a HORRIBLE person. Continue reading
Bravo is premiering three new shows in January. And yes, they are all reality shows. One is a couple yoga instructors that speak in a special “meow” language. The second sounds like RHONY meets MDLNY. And the third one is set in Chicago and appears to have more males than females in the cast. Click through for details if you dare. Continue reading
We start this episode with a bit of good news for Kandi. Lord knows she needs some with her mother trying her best to keep her down. Kandi’s new studio is almost finished and it looks fantastic! It’s very “Kandi” with the pink vinyl chairs in her office. Kandi talks to Don Juan, her manager, about her mother. Don Juan says that Mama Joyce may just be concerned about where she will fit in once Kandi and Todd get married. He says he has the same sort of concerns. Essentially, he is worried that Kandi won’t need him anymore, that Todd will take over as her manager. It sounds a little selfish, but it is true that once someone marries their priorities do often change and their relationships with other may indeed become diminished.
Kandi seems a bit offended and thinks Don Juan is only there for her checks. Well, he may not ONLY be there for the checks, but he is her employee and I think he is right to be slightly concerned. Todd and Kandi are already producing plays together and forming business deals on their own. If Todd does decide he wants to manage Kandi, then Don Juan could very well be out on the streets looking for his next paycheck. Continue reading
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I have been watching Days of Our Lives since I was about 11 years old. So imagine my surprise to find a familiar face on DOOL this week. I save my DOOL for the weekend and zip through all five shows really fast, so I haven’t seen the show yet, but Kyle Richards is on this week playing a modeling agent who is trying to recruit Gabi. Those of you who watch the show know that Nick has some sort of a devious plot to get Gabi modeling work so that she will move out of Salem and he can go with her. The role Kyle is playing is a limited short term one.
The entire thing was filmed by Bravo cameras as well. So you will be seeing the actors who play Nick and Gabi on an upcoming episode of RHOBH.
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We start with Yolanda’s AMAZING house. I cannot tear my eyes away long enough to blog. I love her and I hate that she will end up not being on “my team” this season. Probably. Oh God. Yo is doing a master cleanse will medicating for Lyme Disease.
David and Yolanda are off to her doctor’s appointment. David is much more supportive of Yo than Peter was for Cynthia last night. David agrees that he is doing a great job being supportive. Yolanda has been through hell. David carries her Hermes bag and rubs her feet. Yolanda is getting her port taken out. Gigi is on the master cleanse and is all light-headed and weak and afraid to ride the horse. MASTER CLEANSE IS NO BUENO!
Lisa is still on Dancing With The Stars and I swear we did this last season. I guess it was just all the new coverage. Kyle and the girls go to DWTS to support Lisa. Even Taylor Armstrong is there! That was when Brandi had the mysteriously burned hand so she was wearing gloves to DWTS. Go look at the picture I never did find out what happened. Or if I did I have forgotten. Taylor’s married boyfriend John is there with her. They are engaged now. After the show they all go out to dinner with Lisa and Gleb. Kyle and Kim watch Lisa faint on DWTS in the last scene. They are saying she if faking it because she doesn’t want to do the show anymore. Wow. Do you think that is true? Both Richards girls mock Lisa and reenact the fainting scene. Continue reading
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I did. And I HATED the way that Tyler kid treated Sarah. He should have gone home that week and she should have stayed. But is he a twin? Because in this viral video about kids thoughts on gay marriage, his name is Troy. I can’t be bothered to figure out if he is a twin, but he is clearly a California kid who wants to be in pictures…. I am sorry, I will NEVER forgive him for the Sarah thing. Kid or not.
It’s time to preview this Monday’s two-hour Bravo premiere of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules which is once again sort of all blurred together. How exactly did Lisa work out that arrangement again? Anyway, this is a much rougher cut than the RHOA screener. No new intros and the old one still shows Adrienne and Taylor in there as a place holder. So sorry no tagline spoiling today!
One of the interesting things I notice is that there seems to be an order of importance when it comes to editing. If you recall on the preview of RHOA premiere tomorrow, the taglines begin with Nene and seemed to follow a hierarchy and the scenes had pretty much the same order, starting with Nene’s wedding. So for RHOBH we start with Lisa. I was so sure we had already covered her appearance on DWTS last season. I guess we just saw so much coverage of it, we thought we saw it because the opening scene is DWTS practice. I actually thought I picked up the wrong CD and checked the cover letter to make sure it was this year’s screener. Side note: If you missed the preview post for the upcoming Shahs of Sunset premiere, of course Reza was first.
Anyway, the storyline for the “two-hour cross-over event” is Kyle throwing a party for the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the 100th Birthday of Beverly Hills. Of course she hires SUR to cater it despite Lisa and Kyle being on the outs. And of course it is an all in party by Bravo that everyone must attend. The warring factions have not seen each other since the reunion. I love the interaction between the guy from the chamber and Kyle as he explains to her what the Chamber of Commerce is and welcomes her aboard. Fair warning, I am expecting to shift teams this season. I really like the new girl Joyce since watching Siberia, which was a fun a quirky little way to spend a few summer hours. And despite Kyle being such a whining victim last season, I am expecting better things from her this season. If Brandi and Lisa are going to have a falling out, as reports have indicated, I am going to have to take Lisa’s side unless they show me a really good reason to stick with Brandi. As for Joyce saying Brandi needs rehab, I really don’t see how Brandi can be offended when there were pictures of her falling down drunk all over the Internet during filming and she has not one but two books with drinking in the title for sale on Amazon. You drink a lot Brandi. Own it and move on. If I recall correctly Brandi said the same thing to Kim Richards on her first season of RHOBH. And well…she didn’t take it too well either but she did eventually make it to rehab. Continue reading
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After watching all the family drama on I Dream of Nene, I have been fully expecting Nene’s sister, or sisters(?) to come forward with information on why Nene is estranged from part of her family. Courtney Luv at CourtneyLuv.com has landed the first “sister interview” with Kendle Kenya Sherman who is Nene’s half-sister, or sister depending on who is telling it. Continue reading