June 26, 2010 |
Even by reality television standards, the showdown in the Season 1 finale of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" was epic: A furious Teresa Giudice screamed at fellow cast member Danielle Staub that she was a "prostitution whore," then yanked a table into the air, sending dishes crashing to the ground. Watching the drama were Staub's noticeably alarmed daughters, then 11 and 15, whose mother had kept them in the room for the exchange. New Jersey prohibits minors from appearing in entertainment productions dangerous to their "life, limb, health or morals."
July 29, 2013 |
"Real Housewives of New Jersey," meet real indictments in New Jersey. "RHONJ" star Teresa Giudice and her costarring husband, Joe Giudice, were charged Monday with a plethora of federal crimes - and by "plethora" we mean specifically 39 counts that allege failure to file income tax returns and conspiracy to commit various types of fraud, among other unsavory acts. "The indictment returned today alleges the Guidices lied to the bankruptcy court, to the IRS and to a number of banks," U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman said Monday in a statement . "Everyone has an obligation to tell the truth when dealing with the courts, paying their taxes and applying for loans or mortgages.
January 16, 2007 |
If reality TV remains a fungus on our democracy, I have a persistent itch for "The Real Housewives of Orange County." The show, brought back by Bravo for a second season that debuts tonight, was down-marketed out of the gate as a kind of Orange County Festival of Breasts, complete with Hummer rides, mansion tours and face-painting that involves needles and toxins as opposed to brushes and watercolor.
July 10, 2012 |
During the 18th century, a fashionable pastime among London's rich and royal was to visit Bethlem Royal Hospital, most commonly known as Bedlam, and watch the antics of the mentally ill. In the 21st century, it is the rich and famous who are gaped at, their habits and habitats reveled in and reviled through the lens of reality TV. What started as an aspirational experience, epitomized by the gushing "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," has become...
July 5, 2009 |
The thrills of the "Real Housewives" series on Bravo have little to do with geography. Women of arriviste position and little self-regard are capable of internecine warfare regardless of whether they live in New York, Atlanta or Orange County. Outburst-inclined women: Move freely! Peers and cameras await you wherever you may roam. Except, perhaps, in Louisville, Ky., where tongues are bitten and hostility sublimated into unhealthy romances.
May 19, 2010 |
You'd never know it from the serene and smiling faces plastered on the on-air talent, but a psychodrama has been playing out for many months at KNBC News. It has pitted traditional television journalists and story tellers at Channel 4 against a nouveau crowd of content creators who prefer their sizzle served up hot, preferably without much steak. Steve Lange presided as a veritable Top Chef over the new menu. As KNBC's "vice president, content," Lange dished up news programs chock-full of celebrities, hot-looking young people and entertainment tie-ins, all the better if the segments promoted other NBC Universal properties.
October 14, 2010
SERIES Bones: While the team tries to solve the case of a skull and decomposing hands found in a trash bin, children's television personality known as "The Science Dude" (David Alan Grier) asks Brennan (Emily Deschanel) if he can shoot an episode in the Jeffersonian (8 p.m. Fox). 30 Rock: This episode of the popular comedy will be broadcast live. Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin star (8:30 p.m. NBC). CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: A serial killer (Daniel Browning Smith) punishes local Vegas heroes who harbor secrets.
October 25, 2011 |
McDonald's McRib is back. The barbecue sauce-slathered, tangy pork sandwich that launched more fan sites than many rock stars has once again started showing up in McDonald's restaurants nationwide. The last time the McRib made a limited-time appearance — in fall 2010 after being sporadically available for 16 years — customers went whole hog, driving McDonald's U.S. sales up 4.8% in a month. And it's likely to again be a hit, at least among the McRib faithful that made the sandwich — which has no actual ribs — a cult favorite.
October 21, 2013 |
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian share a love of fashion and sometimes even use clothes to proclaim their love. When he started his "Yeezus" tour in Seattle on Saturday, West wore a T-shirt emplazoned with his girlfriend's image. [People] Two stars of "Boy Meets World" got married over the weekend, but not to each other. Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on the sitcom, married Tim Belusko in Los Angeles on Saturday, and Rider Strong, who played Shawn, married Alexandra Barreto on Sunday in Oregon.
August 15, 2013 |
R&B singer Miguel was arrested in the wee hours Thursday on suspicion of DUI in Marina del Rey, according to police. The 27-year-old Grammy winner, real name Miguel Pimentel, was initially pulled over for speeding and having his car windows tinted, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman told L.A. Now . The "Adorn" singer failed a field sobriety test, the CHP said, and blew 0.10 blood alcohol count on a breath test. He was arrested at 2:39 a.m., booked around 3:30 and released a little after 5 a.m. on $5,000 bail.