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.
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.
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."
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.
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)
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.
HOME & GARDEN
February 4, 2011 |
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kyle Richards and her husband, real estate agent Mauricio Umansky , have sold their Bel-Air home for $2.1 million. The 1973 contemporary, designed and landscaped with a tropical Balinese resort vibe, had been remodeled. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom house sits on more than a quarter of an acre with a swimming pool, spa and barbecue area with fire pit. It has 4,200 square feet of living space. Richards, whose "Housewives" is in its first season, began her acting career with appearances on "Little House on the Prairie" (1975-82)