Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump talks candidly about the Bravo show, and explains why she decided to stay instead of quitting.
Who decides which star of each The Real Housewives season gets center billing in the show’s opening title sequence? And how is it filmed? Answers.
A brief, three-part argument about why Real Housewives cast members make good Celebrity Apprentice cast members.
Media reports insisting that Amiyah Scott would become the first transgender woman cast member of The Real Housewives of Atlanta appear to be overstated, at least as of now. She is a model who describes herself on Twitter as “Transgender Model. Makeup Guru. Weaveologist. Mermaid. Goddess.” Amiyah “will join the cast next season,” TMZ reported late… continue reading
NeNe Leakes is leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta, saying she has another prime-time TV show in the works. She’s been on the Bravo series for seven seasons and was the only original cast member still on RHOA. During that time, she did The Celebrity Apprentice and Dancing with the Stars, and was also on… continue reading
March 21, 2006 is the day the first episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County aired on Bravo. How innocent we were back then, before nearly 100 percent of Bravo’s programming became series copied and pasted from the show’s template. March 21, 2006, was, coincidentally and amazingly, also the same day the very first… continue reading
True Entertainment, which has been a division of Endemol since 2003, has been a prolific producer of reality television over the past 15 years. They’ve produced some of my favorite series, including Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes and the first season of Design Star, but their most high-profile show is The Real Housewives of Atlanta. It’s the one Housewives series that hasn’t… continue reading
Bravo confirmed this morning that Bethenny Frankel will return to The Real Housewives of New York City after a three-season absence. So, who was more desperate, the network or the cast member it’s bringing back? In the press release, executive producer Andy Cohen identifies what Bethenny brings to the show: “Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives… continue reading
The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast members Teresa and Joe Giudice are going to prison, but first they spent hours with Bravo’s Andy Cohen for a special that aired last night and concludes Thursday. In March, the couple plead guilty to bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud, and wire fraud despite having previously insisted upon their innocence. Just over a… continue reading
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Greg Bennett helped identify a large group of suspects in a hate crime in Philadelphia, and those suspects may turn themselves in to police today. Two men in their mid-20s were beaten Thursday by “a group of a dozen well-dressed men and women in their 20s” who “were… continue reading
During a fight on Tuesday’s Real Housewives of New York City finale set at chic New York restaurant Le Cirque, cast member Aviva Drescher said, “The only thing that is artificial or fake about me, is this,” and produced her leg from under the table with the same effortlessness and casualness as one might pull out a receipt from Chipotle… continue reading
Jezebel has created a montage of “the best of the worst cries from” Bravo’s The Real Housewives shows: New York, Beverly Hills, Atlanta, New Jersey, D.C., Orange County, and Miami. The result is hilarious footage of sadness–perhaps because, as the headline says, it’s “Real Housewives crying through Botox.” If you think it’s mean, just wait… continue reading
The Real Housewives of New Jersey cast member Caroline Manzo is leaving the Bravo series after five seasons, as has been previously reported, and she has now given a very thoughtful reason as to why–and then totally undermined that reason. On her Bravo blog, she wrote, “When we started filming Housewives so long ago, Al… continue reading
Retired NBA player and current Splash contestant Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has written an incredibly smart and eloquent defense of Bravo’s trashy reality soap opera franchise The Real Housewives, and a defense of documentary-style reality TV as art that has great value. He also argues that the housewives are undermining feminism and equality for women. His Huffington… continue reading
The Real Housewives of New York City‘s episode Monday ended with some truly dramatic footage: LuAnn de Lesseps, the countess who is always quick to judge other people’s behavior, apparently covering up cheating on her boyfriend. After a (drunken) night out, the other women reported that LuAnn brought home a man, but LuAnn dismissed that… continue reading