October 7, 2008 |
From the Orange to the Apple to the Georgia Peach, Bravo's popular Women With Money franchise has now fetched up “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” As in "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and "The Real Housewives of New York," there is a dollop of irony attached to the phrase "real housewives."
March 21, 2006 |
"Eighty-five percent of the women around here have had breast implants," says Kimberly, matter-of-factly. It's what passes for a census study behind the gates of Coto de Caza, an O.C. development for the nouveau riche and the setting of Bravo's sad and highly watchable new reality soap, "The Real Housewives of Orange County."
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.
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.
October 28, 2010 |
The cast members of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" insist they're not ladies who lunch. Ignore the fact that they're at Villa Blanca in Beverly Hills shortly before noon poking at platters topped with ahi tuna tartare, crispy rock shrimp, and smoked salmon pizza. "This is a rarity. Really, it is," said Lisa Vanderpump-Todd, one of the newest inductees to the "Housewives" franchise who also happens to own the restaurant. "We're really not women who lunch. I mean, look at these ladies.
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.
August 31, 2010
Lindsay Lohan says she wants her career back. ( Huffington Post ) Here's the new cast of "Dancing With the Stars. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Rupert Murdoch may be the deciding factor in whether or not News Corp. will allow Apple iTunes rentals of Fox TV shows. ( Los Angeles Times ) A dance promoter is bringing a hefty lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles over a canceled concert. ( Los Angeles Times ) Paris Hilton could face jail time again after her arrest on suspicion of cocaine possession in Las Vegas.
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.
January 4, 2013 |
The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Miami and Beverly Hills will soon have some competition in the fighting ring of reality television. The "Real Husbands" are climbing into the arena, and they have their own scores to settle among each other. BET's "Real Husbands of Hollywood" spoofs the long chain of "Housewives" programs, and zeros in on celebrity friends who hang out together, usually when their famous wives are working. The semi-scripted series stars Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, J.B. Smoove, Robin Thicke and Duane Martin, and like the Bravo series, features a lot of screaming, cursing and fighting.
January 14, 2013 |
NeNe Leakes was looking fabulous Sunday on the Golden Globes red carpet. She even popped a twirl -- take that, Kenya! "Girl, this is how you do it," Leakes said, finishing it off with her signature catch phrase, "Bloop!" "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star was assuming her other persona -- that of an actress -- as she walked the carpet alongside Jodie Foster and Connie Britton. Leakes is a cast member in Ryan Murphy's NBC comedy "The New Normal. " Golden Globes 2013 : All nominees | Red Carpet | Winners | Ballot | Show highlights | Quotes | Best & Worst | Full coverage "I'll probably be nominated next year," she (kind of)