Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

We at Blogging Bravo wish you the happiest of new years. May 2010 be full of joy, good fortune, and love!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bethenny Frankel on Today

A pregnant Bethany Frankel joined Matt on The Today Show couch yesterday morning to discuss her pregnancy, the upcoming season of Housewives and "leaving the party at full tilt," her journey to become a skinny girl and "white knuckling it," and her PETA ad.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tabatha's Salon Takeover Tonight

Tabatha's Salon Takeover is all new tonight. This week’s challenge puts Tabatha in a male-only salon with a staff that refuses to open its doors to women. Moreover, the staff has vowed to only spend 30 minutes (tops) on a high-end haircut. Will Tabatha get these narrow-minded employees to open up to positive change? Or will they remain stuck in their ways?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c!



Check out two more previews here.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Launch My Line Goes Gaga!

A post-holiday treat for you....

On the next episode of Launch My Line, one of today’s most fashion-forward and over the top pop stars, Lady Gaga, stops by to inspire the designers. The teams are asked to create an avant-garde outfit, but they must make sure they are pushing the boundaries of fashion without crossing the line of good taste. While the lines of fashion might not be crossed, the tension between some teammates gets intense and someone pushes their teammate to the edge.

The next episode of Launch My Line airs January 6th at 10/9c!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays from Blogging Bravo

Have a wonderful, safe, and happy holiday from all of us to all of you!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Reactions to Episode 4 of Launch My Line

So nude humans are considered "art" now? When I went to art school, the drawing of nudes was barely considered art. But anyway...our designers had to draw their inspiration from nekkid people, thankfully blurred for the home audience.

What did you think of the challenge? Did you think that Merle deserved to win for her convertible gown? What about Vanessa being given the boot - was her dress really that bad? Sit down and chat a bit....please leave your thoughts on this episode in the comments.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tonight, on Launch My Line

For the designers’ fourth look, they are taken to an art gallery for the inspiration to create original evening wear. But, the remaining contestants are in for a surprise when they realize their inspiration is not from the art hanging on the walls, but from the nude models standing in front of them! Will they be able to execute a marketable, wearable garment given their out-of-the-box challenge?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c.



Monday, December 21, 2009

Tonight on Chef Academy!

Joel's mother passed away from breast cancer and everyone wants to support him.



Find two more previews here.

Inside the Actor's Studio With Kate Hudson

Inside the Actor’s Studio is back and all new tonight with Hollywood’s “it” girl, Kate Hudson. Kate sits down with James Lipton for a candid interview where she dishes on her high-profile childhood with her famous family and the behind-the-scenes work she put into her role in the upcoming musical “Nine.” Find out what Kate has to say when Lipton brings up a certain rumored relationship with a well-known baseball player. Don’t miss her response during this not to be missed in-depth interview!

Tune in tonight @ 7/6c.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Turn the Other Cheek

Bethenny Frankel unveiled her super-mega-über-airbrushed PETA billboard in Times Square earlier this week. If she weren't standing so proudly next to it, nobody would realize it was her. Photoshop is truly an amazing tool.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Loopy Lynne

The Real Housewives of the OC went to Florida last night….a mere 10 days after Lynne’s facelift! The result!? Loopy Lynne! She asks where she can find mushrooms, howls like Vicky and as Gretchen put it, “Lynne is sorta, kinda coocoo without the pain pills in her. And now with the pain pills, she’s like…TWICE the fun.”

RHNY Do Community Service

...out of the goodness of their hearts, of course. Kelly Bensimon and Jill Zarin helped serve dinner at the Food Bank for New York City's Community Kitchen in Harlem.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Blogging Bravo Interview with Akiko Cook

Photo: Bravotv.com

Launch My Line's Akiko Cook talks about her experience on the Bravo Show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here to see Akiko's collection in Bloomingdale's.

Thank you Akiko.

Tonight, on the Real Housewives of Orange County

There’s more drama and bickering (bickering and drama?!) tonight on the Real Housewives of Orange County when Vicki plans a trip to Florida for all of the housewives, which she strictly enforces as “girls only.” But when Tamra, Alexis, and Gretchen’s significant others all crash the party, Vicki is less than thrilled. Will new alliances form when Tamra and Gretchen actually agree with one another? And will Tamra and Vicki’s friendship be tested when Tamra doesn’t see Vicki’s side?



Blogging Bravo Interview with Kevin Black


Launch My Line's Kevin Black talks about his experience on the show, his work as a Music Industry Marketer and Promoter and his plans for the future.

A highlight: Kevin threw a viewing party for last night episode. Sounded like a lot of fun. Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Kevin's website.

Thank you Kevin!

Reactions to Episode 3 of Launch My Line

The third episode was a "walk on the wild side" in which the designer/expert teams had to incorporate an animal theme into the latest design for their line. Personally, I liked that they had to use slightly unconventional animals as their inspiration - turtles, toucans, monkeys. The zebra was a bit expected, but wasn't he a little cutie?!

It looked like Patrick was going home (why didn't he throw his "expert" under the bus for that monstrosity? I would have. Probably would have backed the bus up a few times too.) but instead Kevin got the boot. Do you agree with this? What about with Kathy's win?


And...would you wear a jumpsuit? How about bloomers with hairy undersides? Poor Amanda. Please, discuss!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Launch My Line - Tonight at a New Time!

Launch My Line moves to its regular time tonight (10/9c) and for their third challenge, the "experts" get up close and personal with exotic animals to draw their inspiration for their next garment. While one designer must confront a phobia to complete the challenge, another team takes a walk on the wild side that might be too much of a risk. Who will be spot-on and who will end up as fashion road-kill?




Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tabatha's Salon Takeover - Tonight

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover is all new tonight! And it seems Tabatha is coming to her breaking point when she flips out on the employees of her latest salon takeover! When the employees prove to make classic, lazy, and amateur mistakes, Tabatha gets fed up. Will she give up or will she pull it together to whip them into shape?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c: http://www.bravotv.com/tabathas-salon-takeover


Click here for two more previews.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tonight on Chef Academy



Find two more previews here.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Recapalooza - Launch My Line Episode 2

Here's one from Charlotte Style Magazine.

Reality Wanted thinks this episode had a "battle of the dandys."

Reality TV Magazine thinks Roberto wanted to prove he was the real drama queen.

The always cruel Television Without Pity is sure the Catens are wearing girdles under their clothes.

And the even meaner TVgasm sticks in the knife and twists it.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Lynn and Raquel’s New Faces

From the Mailbox



How about a Launch My Line recap from the crazy people at TVgasm? Here's what they think about the Caten twins: "One looks like Billy Bob Thornton's dentures and the other one is almost cute." Hopefully they'll make their next post in time for the episode 2 Recapalooza.

Here's a Futon Critic interview with Dan Caten, Lisa Kline AND Stefani Greenfield.

Slashfood has an amusing article on Chef Academy, recapping the most recent episode.

I've seen several blogs mentioning the deliciousness of Grandma Louise's tomato sauce from episode 3 of Chef Academy and thought you might like the recipe.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Hanukkah!

On the first day of Hanukkah Jill Zarin gave to me…her grandma's latke recipe!

No, really. She did! Here’s a clip of Real Housewives of New York’s, Jill Zarin, on The Today Show this morning sharing her favorite latke family recipe.

According to Jill, it’s a lighter latke, her husband Bobby claims it isn’t a real latke and Al likend it to a knish…check it out and see for yourself:


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Kim Zolciak on Ellen DeGeneres

Kim Zolciak performed "Tardy for the Party" for the Ellen DeGeneres show the other day. Great, or trainwreck - you make the call.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blogging Bravo Interview with David Applebaum


Launch My Line designer David Applebaum talks to us about his experience on the show. David also shares the key to telling the twins apart...
Click here for the podcast.

Real Housewives of Orange County Previews

The Real Housewives of Orange County is all new tonight and it’s major! The day has finally come for Lynne and her daughter to go under the knife and the two are both anxious for their surgeries, will each procedure go smoothly? And it’s a meeting of the frenemies when Tamra and Gretchen sit down to try and bury the hatchet. But when Tamra presses Gretchen about past rumors that she refuses to let die, will Gretchen walk out on her? Or will the two finally find civil ground?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c




Reactions to Launch My Line Episode 2

"Daytime at the Beach" was this week's theme - in addition to "animosity." Coco and L. Marilyn! Roberto and Patrick! What do you think of all the drama? Eric takes the win and David is given the boot...do you agree with these decisions? Please let us know what you thought about this episode in the comments.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Tonight - the Season Finale of Top Chef!

If you've missed anything this season, you can catch up in 4 minutes:



Tune in tonight @ 10/9c, and check out all of the Top Chef buzz on All Top Chef!

Previews For Episode 2 of Launch My Line

When a “trend forecaster” stops by to show the designers how trends are set and what will be popular for 2010, the contestants must pay attention to incorporate into the 2nd look of their collection. The designers are then taken to Venice Beach to seek inspiration for a daytime look using colors and silhouettes that will set the trends for the upcoming season. The pressure takes a toll on the contestants as one expert threatens to leave his/her partner, will they quit the competition?

Tune in tonight at 11/10c!



Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Tabatha's Salon Takeover - Tonight

Everyones got their hair in knots tonight on a new episode of Tabathas Salon Takeover when an unwavering, unsympathetic salon owner Nikki becomes Tabatha's next project, Tabatha has her hands full. The unhappy staff agrees to sit down with Tabatha, their boss, and a mediator but will their impossible work environment be addressed and amended or will Nikki be unwilling to change her ways? And when Nikki jumps down Tabatha's throat, will Tabatha walk away from the project?



Find two more previews here.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Chef Academy - Tonight

Don't forget - after the season finale of Million Dollar Listing is a new episode of Chef Academy!



Million Dollar Listing Finale Tonight

Heres whats happening tonight, Josh tries to move a half-demolished home in Beverly Hills only to have a buyer's agent tear into him during negotiations, will his deal fall through? Meanwhile, Madison picks up a dream client in a nightmare market, a buyer with plenty of cash to spend. And Chad tries to win back Victoria by mixing business and pleasure, will he successfully woo Victoria back or is this the end of their relationship?



Find two more previews here.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Launch My Line Recapalooza!


Reality Wanted loves twinsies that dress alike.

Television Without Pity gets in a few good snarks.

Reality Shack thinks the Catens are expecting a lot.

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch thinks these people are "delightfully wacky."

And here's one from new blogger Bravo Reality.

If you are recapping Launch My Line, please drop us a line at bloggingbravo@gmail.com to let us know!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Reactions to Launch My Line Episode 1

So what did everyone think about Launch My Line? It's only one episode in, of course, but do you think it's better than The Fashion Show? Do you think it will be more entertaining than season 6 of Project Runway? What about the cast of characters - does anyone seem particularly likable or villainous to you? And those DSquared2 boys...?

Please tell us what you thought of the premiere episode in the comments.

Shear Genius - Back for Season 3!

BRAVO'S "SHEAR GENIUS" IS BACK FOR A THIRD SEASON WITH 12 CUTTING EDGE STYLISTS

Series Premieres Wednesday, February 3 At 11 PM ET/PT

NEW YORK - December 2, 2009 - Bravo's creative hair-styling competition series "Shear Genius" is back for its third season with a whole new look, premiering Wednesday, February 3 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. International model and handbag designer Camila Alves makes her hosting debut alongside new series judge Jonathan Antin, celebrity stylist and former star of Bravo's hit series "Blow Out." Famed stylist Kim Vo returns as a judge for his second season, and new to the series, accomplished stylist Orlando Pita adds his voice of expertise as mentor to the contestants.

Joining the expert panel each week, stars from the hair world and beyond serve as guest judges to determine who makes the cut, including Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Estelle, Tabatha Coffey, star of "Tabatha's Salon Takeover," renowned hair guru Ken Paves and celebrated stylist, Oribe. For a sneak peek of the third season of "Shear Genius," go to: www.bravotv.com/shear-genius/videos/this-is-shear-genius.

"Shear Genius" has gone international for the first time ever and after combing the world in search of top stylists, Bravo has assembled 12 remarkably talented individuals who will raise the level of competition as never seen before. The winner will receive $100,000 in prize money furnished by Nexxus Salon Hair Care, an apprenticeship with Nexxus and the chance to style hair for an Allure magazine photo shoot.

The world of styling is much bigger than just a salon - and Bravo's "Shear Genius" offers a glimpse into that captivating and little-known arena. This season the challenges are more glamorous, the hair more knotty, and the competition more fierce, as the contestants attempt to demonstrate that their style is a cut above the rest. Throughout the course of the series, the stylists' skills are put to the test as they find themselves working behind the scenes at an iconic hotel, styling a celebrity at a glamorous home in the Hollywood Hills, and even in a rural barn.
Following are the 12 stylists competing on the series:

* Adee - 36, Hometown: London, England
* Amy - 25, Hometown: Toronto, Canada
* April - 42, Hometown: New York, NY.
* Arzo -35, Hometown: San Francisco, Calif.
* Brian - 37, Hometown: New York, N.Y.
* Brig - 33, Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
* Faatemah - 36, Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.
* Giacomo - 43, Hometown: Austin, Texas
* Janine - 28, Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
* Joey - 29, Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
* Jon - 38, Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
* Matthew - 38, Hometown: Denver, Colo.

In each episode, the stylists compete in a short cut challenge - testing technical hairstyling skills, and in the elimination challenge they test creativity and advanced skills. From styling a risqu? runway show where the hair must artfully cover areas the outfit does not, to a romance novel shoot that begs for the hairstyles to evoke fantasy, the competition get fierce as the stylists strive to prove their work is "Shear Genius."

Launch My Line - Episode 1 Recap



Fell asleep halfway through the first episode? Want another look at the scene between Roberto and Patrick? Can't even remember who won this challenge? Here's a recap!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Blogging Bravo Interview with Launch My Line's Susan Brunet

Susan Brunet is the expert paired with Dan Karady on Launch My Line. She has her own line called Elevate and Collide which she describes as "clean, modern and edgy" while still "sophisticated and cool."

I had a telephone interview with her this morning - thank you Susan!

LK: Honestly can you tell Dean and Dan apart?

SB: No!

Click here to continue.

Launch My Line Exit Interview - Dan Karaty

Tonight on the Real Housewives of Orange County

After taking a week off, The Real Housewives of Orange County is all new tonight! On tonight's episode, Lynne and her husband invite a self-proclaimed “youthologist” over to talk to their daughters about the girls’ rebellious attitudes. Will she be able to get through to them and get them to divulge their issues?

Meanwhile, Vicki hosts a BBQ at her house and invites Tamra’s entire family including Tamra’s son, Ryan, and her husband, Simon. The two have been estranged for over 6 months and tensions rise when they both show up. Will Tamra be able to get the two men in her life to get along?



Wednesday, December 02, 2009

From the Mailbox



Here's a good article on Launch My Line, which debuts TONIGHT.

More LML: Speakeasy, the blog of the Wall Street Journal, isn't too sure about it. Newsday, however, thinks that reality junkies may find it compelling.

BravoRealityTV has provided us with a recap of last week's Tabatha's Salon Takeover.

Top Chef Finale Part One Tonight!

There are four cheftestants left - Bryan, Michael, Jen, and Kevin. Which of them will be eliminated tonight and which three will go on to the final battle? Catch previews here and follow the show at All Top Chef! The fabulous Laura K will have interviews with all four chefs over the next two weeks, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Tabatha's Salon Takeover - Tonight

Tonight on a new episode of Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tabatha has a serial shopper on her hands: salon owner Kim who spends all of her earnings on clothes! Reality sets in when Tabatha facilitates an intervention involving Kim’s husband, forcing Kim to donate what she doesn’t need from her closet to charity. Meanwhile, the employees at Kim’s salon seem to care more about themselves than their clients –will Kim be able to take control of her finances AND her salon?



Catch two more previews here.

Are *You* Ready for Launch My Line?

The show premiers tomorrow...are you excited? We are!

The lo-down: Ten well-known professionals, who are highly regarded in their own field of expertise, are paired with ten established fashion experts. The ten teams are put to the test, as they have to rely on each other's expertise to produce a cohesive fashion line.

BRAVO’s Launch My Line PREMIERE EPISODE –“What’s My Line?” – (Wednesday, December 2, 11 PM ET/PT)

For their first challenge, the teams must create a signature piece for their collection. While some teams hit it off from the start, other teams have to work hard not to hit each other. Tempers flare and the pressure is high as everyone wants to impress the judges and win this first challenge.



Madison Takes a Stand

California's battle for equality has made national waves. California residents, celebrities, activists, parents, teachers and politicians alike are standing up against Proposition 8, particpating in important projects such as The NOH8 Campaign which is a photo project by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley. Madison from Million Dollar Listing got involved in the campaign to take a stand for himself and others.

This is a great clip of the photo shoot and Madison explaining why it's important for him to be involved.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Million Dollar Listing Previews

On tonight’s episode, Madison's new potential listing is absolutely gorgeous but it's out in a rural area (what? You don’t see Madison enjoying the great outdoors?!). While a particular agent gets flirtatious with Josh…don’t worry, he knows how to work her! And there’s competition among the agents when Madison is insulted over Chad’s W listing.



Catch two more previews here.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Chef Academy Episode 3 Previews

Tomorrow night, at 11/10c, a new episode of Chef Academy!



Two more previews are here.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

DC Housewife Crashes White House Fete


White House party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi apparently just wanted to really impress Bravo.

Fake, overprocessed blonde pulling crazy stunts - it was the first thing that I thought of when I heard about it - how about you?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Holidays

Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at the Blogging Bravo family to yours!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fun Facts about "Launch My Line."



After watching a screener of the first episode of Launch My Line I have to admit that I'm kind of captivated. It's a lot of fun - and frankly - I could use some fun.

Here are my impressions, in no particular order.

1. This show matches up "celebrities" who want to launch a line, with "designers" who will win $50,000 if they are teamed with the winning celebrity. There is tremendous potential for drama.

Imagine that the "celebrity" (without any understanding of pattern-drafting, sketching, or fabrication) describes something and expects the designer to execute it by mind-reading. That's kind of the premise of the show.

2. I have seen Patrick McDonald at Bryant Park, but I never understood who he was, or what he does. Apparently he is a "dandy." What does a dandy do? Anyway, after watching the episode, I'm rooting for him. He's very likeable and kind of sweet and humble. Patrick is paired with Roberto De Villacis. I'm pretty sure Patrick will be the subject of a Limerick very soon.

3. Amanda Fields is modeling!

4. Merle "Peg Bundy" Ginsberg, is awfully sure of herself.




5. Dean and Dan Caten are cute and certainly qualified hosts, but they have really annoying voices. Eminently mockable. This is a parody waiting to happen.
Click here for an interview with the twins from Boston.com.



6. Roberto De Villacis is a "couture" designer who has worked with Carrie Underwood, however, he is NOT responsible for this. Also, he obviously believes that he is the "star" of the show. He's a riot.



This is the kind of casting that we tune in to Bravo for.

"Launch My Line" premieres on December 2nd. Click here for more.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tonight on Tabatha's Salon Takeover

On tonight's episode, when Tabatha encounters “Bang” salon as her next project, she is appalled with the lack of professionalism and the profane staff. It is clear that the salon’s problem is rooted in its owner’s amateur ways when Tabatha accompanies him to “career day” at an elementary school. Will Tabatha be able to help this negligent owner take responsibility of his business before his staff gives up on him?



Monday, November 23, 2009

Tonight on Million Dollar Listing

Tonight on a new episode of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing: Chad lands a meeting with a big hotel company, but while they perceive it as an informational sit-down, Chad has bigger plans for the meeting...how will they react? Josh tries to add a little individuality to his brokers open house to make it stand out, but has he gone too far? And Madison goes above and beyond for a lease-seeking client with the hopes that he will eventually be a home-owner, but the client is uber-picky and dissatisfied. Is Madison wasting his time?



Catch two more previews here.

Real Housewives at the 2009 American Music Awards

Two separate Housewives franchises were represented at the 2009 American Music Awards on Sunday, November 22.

Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kim Zolciak (methinks that skirt is a wee bit short, Kim).

And Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen Rossi.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Porn Stars and Cellulite

Bravo Chef Academy student, Emmanuel Delcour, aka, Jean Valjean, is raising more than Cosette. Turns out that before he became a student on Bravo’s Chef Academy, Mr. Delcour had a prior career in the movies…the GROWN up movies! Watch here as his fellow students, Kup and Kyle discover his porn star past.



And things get OOC in the OC when Gretchen shows us what she does in her free time. In her ‘Day in the Life’ Webisode, she’s “all about empowerment” as she takes us along for a fun filled day of cellulite blasting. ‘Cause you know what they say? If you don’t like something, find a way to fix it! Watch until the end, her last line is a doosey!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

RHNJ on Mercy Tonight

There’s major drama tonight on NBC’s Mercy when everyone’s favorite housewives, Teresa and Danielle get in a fist pumping, Jersey style fight with Michelle Trachtenberg’s character, Chloe Payne. Watch these clips to see the press on nails come off!



Reactions to Chef Academy


So did anyone watch Chef Academy on Monday night?

Here are a couple of articles and recaps on the show:

AV Club weighs in...

Salon does too...

as does Hit Fix...

The Washington Post wasn't impressed.

And here's a recap from the inimitable David Dust.

How about you? Post your reactions to the show in the comments!

RIP Bobby Frankel

Our condolences to Bethenny Frankel on the passing of her father, Hall-of-Fame horse trainer, Bobby, of cancer, Monday November 16th.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Chef Academy Premieres Tonight

Also tonight at 11/10c is the premiere of Chef Academy.

On the season premiere, nine eclectic students are chosen to be the guinea pigs in Chef Novelli's culinary education experiment, hand picked by himself and Mr. Kitchen after performing the simple culinary task of cooking an egg. The students represent an array of backgrounds from newly trained chefs to anxious homemakers hoping to learn some new culinary tricks. Students are assessed weekly via a variety of tests from preparing bread to gutting a fish. But Chef Novelli forewarns the students – failing three tests is grounds for dismissal from his Academy.

Throughout the series, Chef Novelli presents unique and delectable dishes that only someone of his caliber could create with directives laden with a heavy French accent. The awe-struck students, many of whom are culinary novices, are wowed by the creations they see too quickly taking shape with such ease in front of their eyes. While the dishes inspire the students, tensions arise when they are asked to recreate the dishes with their very fate at the Academy on the line.

You can watch the preview videos at BravoTV.com:
Preview 1
Preview 2
Preview 3

Tonight on Bravo

Tonight is a great night on BRAVO as the legendary Bon Jovi will be chatting with James Lipton on a new Inside the Actor's Studio and later there's a new episode of Million Dollar Listing :)

In a rare appearance, the members of Bon Jovi grace the Inside The Actor's Studio stage at 7/6c. The New Jersey natives reflect on their 26-year career together, discussing their personal struggles along the way and describing how it was the band that ultimately held them together. Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres are ALL in-house to answer James Lipton's probing questions. Will they give a little performance or two of their greatest hits? Dont miss this special episode!



And at 10/9c on Million Dollar Listing, Josh has to put together an open-house for a run-down, fixer-upper with a fabulous view of LA. Pulling out all the stops to try and direct people solely to the view, will he be able to trick potential buyers? Madison coordinates a leasing deal for one of his clients, but the person he has found to lease her house may not be the most ideal tenant. And Chad gets a huge, unwelcoming surprise when the house he plans to show for his brokers open in just five days is not nearly done with its “soft remodeling”. With the home looking like a disaster-zone, will he be able to get it together in time?

Bravo's video embed codes are not working properly, but you can check out the previews at Bravotv.com:
Preview 1
Preview 2
Preview 3

Friday, November 13, 2009

Real News

Real Housewives of Orange County's Gretchen Rossi, Lynn Curtin, Tamra Barney and Vicki Gunvalson attended the TV GUIDE Magazine's Hot List Party on November 10th.

Gretchen Rossi was once bulimic. Read about it here.

Radar Online has a couple of choice comments from Slade Smiley about the RHOC that were removed from his blog on the Bravo Web site.

And if you missed the Real Housewives of Atlanta finale, here are some finale recaps for you: here, here, and here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tonight on the Real Housewives of Orange County

Tonight on a new episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County, we find out how the dinner feud between Tamra and Gretchen ends -- will the ladies be forced to choose sides? Meanwhile Lynne takes her daughter Raquel to a plastic surgeon for a nose job consultation – does she really want the proceddure or is she being pressured into it? And Gretchen's controversial relationship with Slade heats up at her "tanning party" – is she jumping into a new relaationship too soon?

Catch this episode tonight at 10/9c only on BRAVO.




Tuesday, November 10, 2009

They're Everywhere!

Simon Van Kempen and Alex McCord attended the Glamor Magazine 2009 Woman of the Year event at Carnegie Hall yesterday.

Tabatha's Salon Takeover - Tonight

Tonight on Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Tabatha heads down south to Florida to help out a desperate young salon owner with little experience. But when one of the hairdressers tries to rationalize her mistakes, it is the last straw for Tabatha who calls for a complete overhaul! First step? Promotion! The stylists must head out to the beach to get their name out to the consumers, will their attempt be successful?

Catch this episode at 10/9c only on BRAVO.



Two more previews can be found here.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Taylor Leaves Rachel!


Rachel Zoe's (former) assistant Taylor Jacobson emailed this all of her contacts:
After four amazing years at Rachel Zoe Corporation, I’m saddened and exhilarated at the same time to announce my departure. After much thought and consideration, I have decided to take the challenging leap to go off and style on my own.
However, the scuttlebutt is that she was fired. You die, right?

Tonight, on Bravo!

Oscar winner Hilary Swank pays James Lipton a visit for an in-depth interview on BRAVO's Inside the Actor's Studio tonight at 7/6c! The two dive into some of her most notable and emotional roles including "Million Dollar Baby", "Boys Don't Cry", and her latest turn as the title character in "Amelia". Don't miss this revealing sit-down as Hilary gets emotional about her experience filming "Boys Don't Cry" and gets giddy at the mention of Clint Eastwood!



Later at 10/9c, the terrible real estate market continues to up the competition for Chad, Madison, and Josh on a new episode of Million Dollar Listing. Chad heads to Malibu to meet a potential seller and quickly learns that the client has a history working with Madison, causing Chad to step up his game if he wants to land the deal. Josh continues working on selling a piece of undeveloped land, but when he suggests that they need to lower the price to up the interest, the client is less than thrilled! And Madison's skills are questioned when a stubborn seller wants him to find other ways to generate interest in her house -- is he up for the task?



You can find two more previews for Million Dollar Listing here.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Highlights from the RHOA Reunion

Miss part 2 of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion last night? Or just want to relive Kim singing "Tardy for the Party?" Here's your chance to catch up....



Two more videos can be found here.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Real Housewives of Orange County Season 5 Premiere Previews

Bravo never keeps us wanting for more episodes of Real Housewives, so tonight, after the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion part deux at 9pm, we have the premiere of season 5 of Real Housewives of Orange County at 10PM.



Watch two more previews here.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

From the Mailbox



Apparently Real Housewives stars Teresa Giudice and Jacqueline Laurita will play themselves in an upcoming episode of Mercy.

No Top Chef Las Vegas tonight - instead, we'll see Fabio Viviani host a special reunion dinner of the finalists from the previous 5 seasons. Check out some previews here at AllTopChef.com.

Bravo has a real sense of morality, according to the Washington Post. Click here to read.

Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Special - Part 2

Some say part one was lukewarm, but the Hotlanta ladies are gonna turn up the excitement on part two of the Real Housewives of ATL Reunion Special!

Catch part two in full next Thursday 11/5 @ 9/8c and the Real Housewives of OC season 5 premiere right after at 10/9 only on BRAVO!




Find three more previews here.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Kim Zolciak on The Bonnie Hunt Show

Tabatha's Salon Takeover Season 2 Premieres Tonight!

Tonight marks the first of two premieres this week -- everyone’s favorite tough-as-nails hair expert is back on the job to takeover – and makeover – some of America’s most disastrous salons! Tonight on the season premiere of Tabatha's Salon Takeover, Tabatha’s first assignment proves to be a bit of a challenge when she must help a local Chicago salon owner whose 23-year-old establishment is going down the drain. And when a hot-tempered employee flips out and causes a scene from a little of Tabatha’s constructive criticism, will the salon lose all of its credibility?

Catch it tonight @ 10/9c only on BRAVO,



Monday, November 02, 2009

Million Dollar Listing Previews

Tonight on a brand new episode of Million Dollar Listing, Chad surprises his girlfriend with a romantic home-cooked meal but it is quickly clear that he is “buttering her up” for a loaded question.

Josh meets a land developer for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure to explore some undeveloped land in West Malibu – could this be a potential to expand his real estate reach?

And Madison helps a difficult client look for an investment property, but with a client who has verrry specific details for his “vision." Will they ever find the right estate?

Catch this episode tonight @ 10/9c only on BRAVO.



Click here for two more previews.

Tabatha Goes Green

When she’s not helping struggling salons stay in business on her Bravo series Tabatha’s Salon Takeover, Australian-born hairstylist Tabatha Coffey coifs clients at her Ridgewood, N.J., shop Industrie Hair Gurus, an eco-friendly enterprise. “All the products we use in the salon have not been tested on animals, which is a big thing for me, and they are very safe. We use green cleaning products and have air filters because of the fumes,” says Coffey, who intends to remodel the place with energy-saving lighting. And instead of throwing away the bags of snipped hair collected each day, she donates them to Matter of Trust, which makes great use of the absorbent material. “They use it to mop up oil spills and help save the ocean,” she explains.

At home, Coffey recycles and uses CFL bulbs and green cleaners, which are safer for her dog. “It’s important to do as much as I can. We need to give back to the environment,” she believes. First seen as a contestant on Shear Genius, the peripatetic Coffey (she flies every five weeks to guest-style at the Warren-Tricomi salon in Los Angeles) begins her second Takeover season Nov. 3, and will work with salons in L.A, New York, Miami and Chicago. “The stakes are a little bit higher especially in this economic state at the moment,” she says.

From Mother Nature Network, http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/ecollywood/stories/ecollywood-on-the-red-carpet-with-joely-fisher-mekhi-phifer-and-connie

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Housewives Attend Boutique Launch

Bethenny Frankel with fiancé Jason Hoppy and Alex McCord with husband Simon Van Kempen were spotted at the S. Kuhlman boutique launch on October 29th in New York City.

Ramona Singer did a bit of shopping as well.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

More Rachel Zoe Parodies

This time, Chelsea Handler gets in on the action.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Regis and Kelly Spoof The Rachel Zoe Project

Real News

Heh. How about some Real Housewives Halloween costume ideas?

Did you miss part one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion last night? Well here's a recap for ya.... And another one. And another. Oh, and one more. Make that two more.

Kandi Buruss' boutique, Tags, is now open for business in Smyrna, GA. But is she carrying She by Sheree and Lisa Wu Hartwell's lines? “We’ll give them the option,” Burruss said. “We want to support everyone.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The First Lady in She?


Andy Cohen apparently wants to see Michelle Obama wearing She by Sheree. What's next? Mrs O in Wigs by Kim Z? What do you think?

Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Special - Part 1

Part one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 2 Reunion Special is airing this Thursday and Kandi opens up about AJ's passing.

Looks like we're in store for a rollercoaster of emotions -- laughs, anger, and tears...

Catch part one of the reunion Thursday 10/29 @ 10/9c only on BRAVO.



Check out three more previews here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

More Flipping Out Finale Previews!

Jeff says he’s been an emotional mess for the past few months because of his issues with Ryan and he’s been “a weak, emotional little b*tch” and that he feels like he’s going through menopause!