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.
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.
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."
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.
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...
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.
July 11, 2013 |
Soon-to-be-brides and their girlfriends are invited to unwind at the World's Largest Bachelorette Party, coming to Las Vegas sister resorts July 19-21. The party will be at the Venetian and the Palazzo . It will be co-hosted by reality TV star Gretchen Rossi of “ Real Housewives of Orange County ” and Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett of “ Kendra on Top .” On July 20, the Venetian's Tao Beach will be transformed into Bachelorette Beach with a poolside lunch, complimentary chair massages and plenty of posing for pictures with the men of Chippendales . Inside TAO nightclub , professionals will provide pole dancing lessons.
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)