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."
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 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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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...
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.