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

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 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
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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
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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

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,

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.