Friday, January 29, 2010

Patti Has Chutzpah

Here's a montage of Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger's best casting moments, for your viewing pleasure:

Poll - Whose Line Will Be Launched?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Real Housewives of Orange County - Tonight!

A lovely mother/daughter day of shopping with Lynne and her daughter Alexa goes horribly wrong when Alexa –once again– acts out. Can Lynne salvage her relationship with her before it’s too late? And when new-housewife Alexis invites the ladies over for a cooking class, Lynne gets emotional when Gretchen tries to re-hash their recent fight over Lynne’s daughter. How will Gretchen react when Lynne lets it all out?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c.

Reactions to Launch My Line Finale part 1

Kathy Rose, Merle Ginsberg and Eric Cubeechee are the final three remaining designers and for their final challenge, they are tasked with making three outfits. The first must incorporate non-traditional pockets, the second to incorporate ruffles, and the third is to be an evening gown. At the end, they need to have 10 finished pieces for the final runway show.

So what did you think? Did you like that eliminated designers came back as helpers? Will everyone finish in time? Whose line do you like best so far?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Launch My Line Finale Part 1 Previews

After a phenomenal season filled with fashion, fun, drama and, of course, Lady Gaga, it’s almost time to say goodbye to all of the designers and experts. This Wednesday is part 1 of the Launch My Line finale. Here’s what’s happening:

Launch My Line *FINALE PART 1* Wednesday 1/27 @ 10/9c – As the competition comes to an end, the designers realize putting a fashion line together is not as “glamorous” as it seems. For their last challenge, the remaining designers must create three new looks before showing their final 10-piece collection. Will the time crunch affect the vision for their line?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shear Genius Salon at Sundance

In anticipation of the Shear Genius Season Three premiere on February 3rd, Jonathan Antin and crew set up a salon at The Sundance Film Festival. Here he styles Real Housewife, Gretchen Rossi's hair.

Click here for more photos from Sundance.

Millionaire Matchmaker - Watch it Tonight!

On tonight’s episode, Patti takes on a successful entrepreneur who needs someone to help him be as aggressive in his love life as he is with his career. Will Patti help him step up his game? And Patti’s other client this week is childhood actor Justin Shenkarow, from Picket Fences, who has a bit of a stubborn attitude. When Patti comes over to stage a fashion intervention, she finds that his inflexible outlook may be a hurdle in finding him a match. Will she be able to get this Hollywood hothead to look beyond his comfort zone?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Are You Ready for...Kell on Earth?

Get a behind the scenes look at the high-powered and fast-paced world of fashion PR when Bravo debuts its newest series "Kell on Earth," featuring public relations guru Kelly Cutrone. Cutrone has been called one of the "coolest, most intimidating persons ever," and, judging from her frank demeanor and fashion world credibility, it's easy to see why. Bravo takes a no holds barred look into the life of one of America's most legitimate tastemakers as she balances running her wildly successful fashion PR company, People's Revolution, juggling Fashion Weeks in New York and London, with being a single mother and one of New York's most notable women about town.

Kell on Earth premieres Monday, February 1st at 10/9c.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview With Launch My Line Design Expert, Jim Tanner

Louanna's design expert Jim Tanner describes his experience on the show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Jim's website. Thanks Jim!

Tonight on Real Housewives of Orange County

Tonight, on The Real Housewives of Orange County, the women are up to all kinds of crazy antics. When Lynne schedules a follow-up family therapy session with a “youth-ologist," her daughter Alexa skips out on the meeting, opting for her friend’s house instead. How will everyone react when she finally comes home to sit down and hash out their issues? And Gretchen organizes a Tupperware party with a few fun surprises! But when one of the party guests gets a little too close to Alexis’ husband, Jim, Alexis flips out. What will happen when she is challenged to “take it outside?”

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c

Reactions to Launch My Line Episode 7

This week, the remaining designers were asked to create a three-piece outfit that would allow their target client to change her look for different events. But more importantly - designer Kara Saun of Project Runway season 1 made a guest appearance!

Kathy wins this challenge, and Louanna's line gets dropped. Was this a surprise? Louanna and Merle have been pretty strong all season but both were in the bottom. Of course, when there are only four designers left, the competition does get tougher!

What did you think about this episode?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Launch YOUR Line!

Do you have a hidden desire to Launch YOUR Line? Design a Bravo-inspired t-shirt and enter for the chance to win $500, AND have your shirt featured on!

More info can be found here.

Tonight, on Launch My Line

Tonight on Launch My Line: With only FOUR designers remaining and TWO challenges left, the stakes of the competition couldn’t be higher! When the final four are asked to create a three-piece outfit that allows their target client to alter the look for different events, the pressure is on to make a flawless garment. And while they are under the gun to get their piece done, will special guest star, Kara Saun from Project Runway season 1, “yay” or “nay” the designer’s looks?

Watch tonight @ 10/9c!

Real Housewives of NY - Coming Soon to a TV Near You!

The real Housewivess of New York are almost back. Check out some preivew clips of Ramona being, well, Ramona, and getting under everyone’s skin!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Millionaire Matchmaker Premieres Tonight!

In the season three premiere, Patti Stanger is on top of her game! Her business is flourishing, she has a successful book under her belt and after years of helping others find love, Stanger herself is finally about to seal the deal and marry her longtime love, Andy (check out that heart-shaped rock!!). Will her upcoming nuptials affect her thriving business? And when her latest client, Omar, can’t get past his paranoia that women are only after his money, will Patti be able to whip him into shape to find true love?

In case you haven't been watching, here’s some background on the show:

The show follows Patti Stanger and her dogged staff as they give their big-bucks clients complete transformations with the help of personal shoppers, date coaches and therapists. In each episode, two wealthy clients are set up on dates hand-picked by Stanger based upon their beauty and intelligence.

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Adee Phalen

Adee, a fierce innovator in the world of hairdressing, began his career at age 25 and quickly rose through the ranks by developing his own unique cutting style. In 2002, he joined forces with Nicky Edgeley to set up Strangeways hair salon in Leigh-on-Sea, England. That same year, Adee styled David Beckham for the iconic GQ Magazine photo shoot just before the World Cup – work that won Adee the 2002 Image of the Year Award. He now runs his own salon in Covent Gardens, London, and his celebrity clients include Liza Minnelli, Piers Morgan and Sarah Harding from the pop group Girls Aloud.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Amy Michleb

At the young age of 25, Amy is the owner of professional hairstyling tools, Kenchii Cutting Edge Shears, as well as three successful salons in Toronto. Very active in the hair world, Amy is a member of Intercoiffure, Guild of Hair Design, was on the Creative Artistic Team for Farouk Systems for several years and served as the lead assistant to the Board of Directors. She has worked on the sets of major manufacturer photoshoots, creating and designing their marketing campaigns, and has styled for Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Universe Canada, Miss Latina and Miss Lebanon. Amy’s work has been published in Vibe, In Style, and Salon Magazine among others, and she has performed in hair presentations across the globe, including Egypt, Italy, Puerto Rico and Uruguay.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - April Barton

April began her career in the late eighties at the height of the punk scene in London where she assisted in opening the first School of Hairdressing. In the early nineties, April moved to New York and worked in various salons until she opened her current salon, Suite 303, in 1995. Nestled on the third floor of the Chelsea Hotel, April has committed her salon to artistic expression and has earned the nickname “Edward Scissorhands.” Her clientele consists of many A-List celebrities that include Jerry Seinfeld, Jake Gyllenhaal, Luke Wilson and Mary J. Blige, to name a few. April’s work has graced the pages of Rolling Stone, Vogue, Elle, among other top magazines.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Arzo Nazamy

Born in Afghanistan, raised in New York City and currently residing in San Francisco, Arzo has a strong edge and understands that hairstyles shouldn’t be generic decorations. She is an all encompassing professional whose experience includes platform education, traditional hairdressing and editorial work. Arzo has styled the likes of Rose McGowan and Ally Hilfiger. Editorially she has worked with clients that include Bed Bath & Beyond, MTV and Hood Star Magazine. Arzo has owned and operated Vogue Hair Studio in Pleasanton, California for fifteen years.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Brian Buterbaugh

Brian worked his way in the beauty industry from the ground up, earning a scholarship to the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. He moved to New York City thirteen years ago and has since established himself as a stylist to some of the biggest names in television, film, and music including Bjork, Keri Russell, Matthew Fox, Hayden Panettiere and many more. Brian also worked as the key hairstylist on The Tyra Banks Show and The Tony Danza Show, and is currently at Chris Chase Salon. Along with an interest in hair fashion, Brian is a songwriter and short filmmaker specializing in Super 8 film. He is currently setting up a production company that shoots fashion promotional videos in the vain of the Andy Warhol screen tests dedicated to spotlighting "hair as art."

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Brig Van Osten

Owner of P!ay Hair Lounge, Brig has worked in the beauty industry for 13 years. After moving salons six times and growing frustrated with a traditional salon model that seemed to leave the stylists and the clients unsatisfied, Brig decided to change the mold. She is known for providing honest opinions and helping her clients recreate a professional hairstyle at home. Brig stays current by attending monthly classes, including instruction at Bumble & Bumble University in New York. She also spends time behind the camera photographing models and helping promote the work of other P!ay stylists. Brig has been featured in Life & Style Magazine, and her work has been seen in Modern Salon, American Salon Magazine, and on the television series What Not to Wear.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Faatemah Ampey

Faatemah's formal training began at Aveda, where her talent was quickly noted, prompting founder Horst Rechelbacher to ask her to travel with his team. Faatemah accepted and for the past 16 years, has further distinguished herself with an impressive resume complete with runway, editorial, and on-air credits. She has done campaigns for Target, Bloomingdale's and Nordstrom, worked on commercials for ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, and in the print realm has styled for Metro Magazine, Modern Salon, Ebony, and Arizona Bride. Faatemah's celebrity clientele includes Nicole Miller and Holly Robinson-Peete. Most recently, she was recognized as a North American Hairstyling Award (NAHA) nominee, winning the Fashion Forward category. Most notably recognized for her innovation, she brings haute couture to hair in a way that's soft and beautiful. Faatemah is based in Minnesota, but travels the world speaking at events, doing educational seminars, and working to motivate hair students.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Janine Jarman

When she's not circling the globe running from photo shoot to fashion show, Janine can be found giving her clients their “mane” fix at her Hollywood salon, Hairroin. She has been experimenting with hair design and technique since the age of 14 and enrolled in cosmetology school soon after graduating high school. Within her first five years, Janine had styled some of Hollywood's hottest stars including Fergie, Britney Spears, Scarlett Johansson and Christina Applegate. She served as the go-to stylist for Carmen Electra and the sexy burlesque group The Pussycat Dolls, whom she styled through their transition from vaudeville act to MTV video vixens. From 2000 to 2007, Janine worked alongside her two mentors at Sexy Hair products, assisting in the development and launching of new product lines, as well as in the role of elite platform and international educator. In 2009, Janine joined the Sebastian Professional Design Team and now represents the brand on the West Coast.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Joey Scandizzo

Joey’s affinity for luscious locks began at the age of 14, initially as a way to practice flirting with girls. But while sweeping hair at a family members hairdressing business, he discovered his passion for hair went deeper. He soon left secondary school and took the plunge into professional hairdressing – which kept him both out of trouble and in with the ladies. Joey has since made a name for himself by directing hair for the Perth Fashion Festival, styling hair for “Precinct and Cream.” He was recently honored as one of four finalists at this years’ prestigious Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year Awards. Joey is currently the artistic director and part owner of Rokk Ebony salon and has won accolades at several cutting competitions including Hair Expo, Wella Trend Visions and Star Search Collections.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Jon Steinick

Jon discovered early in life that his future would be in hair. At the young age of five, he would watch in awe as a master stylist transformed his mother’s hair during frequent visits to a Paul Mitchell salon. From then on, he was hooked. Jon went on to graduate at the top of his class from the Iowa School of Beauty when he was just 18. Upon graduation, he quickly landed work with celebrities including Bette Midler and Janet Jackson. Jon continued to harness his skills as a stylist at a myriad of notable institutions, including Bumble & Bumble in New York, Vidal Sassoon in Los Angeles and Jingles in London. He spent five years working for famed stylist Oribe at his Fifth Avenue Salon in New York where he styled countless runway shows and honed his craft. Jon then moved to Nashville, his home for the past 13 years, and has styled the likes of LeAnn Rimes, Alan Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley and Poison.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Giacomo Forbes

Giacomo’s love of beauty and spirituality manifested itself while growing up in Rome, Italy. He soon parlayed his passion into a successful beauty and hair care career. Giacomo has acquired an impressive celebrity clientele, having styled everyone from supermodel Claudia Schiffer to Oscar winner Marissa Tomei. After opening successful salons and manufacturing companies in both New York and Los Angeles, he made the move to Austin, Texas. There, Giacomo and his team developed a new line of innovative hair and body care products, meant to heal “hair, body and soul.” Both his talent and products have been featured in national print magazines including Allure, Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.

Shear Genius Season 3 Bio - Matthew Morris

Matthew’s career quickly caught fire after he was named “Editorial Stylist of the Year” by the North American Hairstyling Awards in 2005. In 2008 and 2009, Elle Magazine named the Matthew Morris Salon the Best Salon in Colorado. Matthew has become a fixture at New York City’s Fashion Week, having styled for numerous designers and supermodels over the last 14 seasons. He has style celebrities that include Rosario Dawson, Paris Hilton, Idina Menzel and the Scissor Sisters. Matthew currently serves as the Fashion Editor for Denver’s 303 Magazine as well as on the Editorial Board for New York’s Launchpad Magazine, and his work has been featured in Allure Magazine.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Launch My Line Marathon

It’s almost time for the finale of Launch My Line, almost time to say goodbye to designers, experts, Dean, Dan, Lisa and all of their crazy antics and fashions. So in honor of the season that is soon coming to a close, Bravo will be airing a marathon this Sunday (1/17) from 12pm-5pm ET.

Just in case you've missed any episodes, yannow. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Roberto de Villacis

No Roberto was not acting and yes, I asked!

He is charming and adorable.

Click here for the podcast.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Patrick McDonald

Everyone's favorite New York Dandy talks about his experience on Launch My Line. A highlight: Patrick never leaves home without a hat and he brought thirty to Los Angeles!

Click here for the podcast.

Tonight, on the Real Housewives of Orange County

It’s psychics, sleepovers and, of course, tons of drama on tonight’s episode when Lynne confronts Gretchen about overstepping her boundaries with her daughter Alexa. Will the two bicker or will they handle the situation calmly? And to make up for the husbands crashing their recent trip to Florida, Vicki invites all of the housewives to a “girls only” slumber party at her house. But when Vicki surprises everyone by inviting a psychic to reads their auras, the ladies are caught off guard by some of his insightful readings…

New Bravo Series - Kell On Earth

Get ready for a no holds barred look at the high-powered and fast-paced world of fashion PR through the eyes of renowned and feared executive, Kelly Cutrone. Yes. THE Kelly Cutrone. Watch as she balances running her wildly successful fashion PR company, People's Revolution, juggling Fashion Weeks in New York and London, with being a single mother and one of New York's most notable women about town. Cutrone has been called one of the "coolest, most intimidating persons ever," and, judging from her frank demeanor and fashion world credibility, it's easy to see why.

Find two more previews here.

Reactions to Launch My Line

This week, their inspiration was - each other? And the element they all had to use was stressed fabric. Seems like the designers were the stressed element.

Merle, who picked Louanna as her inspiration, was the winner.

Patrick's look (inspired by Eric) was "destroyed rather than destressed" and though his line was otherwise cohesive, it was time to realize he wasn't going anywhere but O.U.T.

So what did you think about this episode? Did you agree with the judgements? Please leave your reactions in the comments.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tonight, on Launch My Line

On tonight's episode, the designers take a trip to a denim warehouse to learn fabric-distressing techniques. The teams are asked to make their own denim-centric garment to add to their line, but when the designers are asked to use their fellow competitors as inspiration, the truth comes out about how they feel about each other! With only five teams left, which teams will find the perfect fit, and which will be left in “distress?”

Tune in tonight@ 10/9c!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Millionaire Matchmaker Season 3 Premiere

In the series' third season, Patti Stanger will stop at nothing to build her matchmaking empire – her business is flourishing, she has a successful book under her belt and is now hosting her own radio advice show. But after years of helping others find love, Stanger herself finally seals the deal. She and her longtime love, Andy Friedman, are engaged at last.

Season 3 of Millionaire Matchmaker premieres Tuesday, January 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tabatha's Salon Takeover Season Two Finale

Tabatha’s Salon Takeover Season 2 FINALE Tuesday 1/12 @ 10/9c – A fed-up salon owner, Janeen, needs help standing up to some of her stubborn employees. Tabatha steps in and shows Janeen how to release all of her pent up frustrations and how to be a leader for her team. In one of the season’s most emotional episodes yet, can Tabatha help Janeen become a changed woman and stick up to her difficult stylists with a new and confident attitude?

Find two more previews here.

Press Tour Reveals New Bravo Shows

According to, this Sunday's Television Critics Association Press Tour revealed some Bravo programming tidbits.

New Shows:

- "9 by Design" - A docu-series following an unusal couple that takes condemned properties, flip them with their unique sense of style and then sell them for an incredible profit. They also happen to be parents of seven kids. Premieres Monday, April 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

- "Double Exposure" - Premiering in April, the series follows two photographers, Markus Klinko and Indrani, in the world of high fashion and celebrity photography.

- "Kell on Earth" - Premieres Monday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT - A docu-series about People's Revolution fashion PR company owner Kelly Cutone.

- "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist" - Premiering in June, the latest reality competition show gathers artists in various disciplines and sets them various challenges. The last artist standing gets their own solo show at a nationally recognized museum and a cash prize. China Chow is the host.

Bravo revealed that it has also ordered new seasons of "Flipping Out" (fourth season), "My Life On The D-List" (sixth season), "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" (third season) and "The Rachel Zoe Project" (third season).

The following premiere dates were also announced:

- "The Millionaire Matchmaker" - Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT - This season follows Patti Stanger continuing her flourishing matchmaking service, her new gig as a radio advice show host and her engagement to longtime boyfriend Andy Friedman.

- "The Real Housewives of New York City" - Thursday, March 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT - The third season returns with all of Season 2's women, in addition to two new recurring ladies, Sonja Morgan and Jennifer Gilbert.

- "Shear Genius" - Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 11 p.m. ET/PT - Model/handbag designer Camila Alves is the new host (replacing Jaclyn Smith) for the haircutting/styling competition show

- "Top Chef Masters" - Wednesday, April 7 at 11 p.m. ET/PT - Kelly Choi will return as host, with judges Gael Greene, James Oseland, and Jay Rayner, plus Gail Simmons.

Bravo also announced the pickup of two new docu-series spinning off two of its own stars -- Jackie Warner in "Thintervention" and Bethenny Frankel in "Bethenny's Getting Married?" -- and yes, the question mark in the latter is deliberate.

Shear Genius Season 3 Preview

Shear Genius premieres Wednesday, February 3rd at 11/10c!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Real Housewives of OC Bonus Clip

Here’s a clip of Real Housewife and Church-goer, Alexis and her husband, Jim, going to services and talking about their faith. Gretchen’s take on their Church-going ways? “700 CC’s?! Gimmie some of that Christian!” Sounds like Alexis will have to take her Pastor’s advice and, “stop talking about what somebody said, or what somebody did, or what happened in the past, and just say, let’s do this thing!”

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Marilyn Crawford

Launch My Line Designer, Marilyn Crawford talks about her experience on the Bravo Show. Click here for the podcast. Thanks Marilyn!

The Real Housewives of Orange County - Tonight!

The Real Housewives of Orange County are back tonight! In an emotional all-new episode, Vicki surprises her loyal husband Donn with a romantic trip to Turks & Caicos where the couple renew their vows, and Vicki shocks Donn with a wedding ring, which the couple could not afford when they were first married! Back in the OC, marriage is not all smooth sailing for Tamra and Simon when the two have yet another argument! Are they headed for splitsville?

Tune in tonight @ 10/9c!

Exit Interviews - Marilyn and Coco

Reactions to Episode 5 of Launch My Line

The fabulous Lady Gaga was on Launch My Line last night - but only for about 3.5 minutes! A bit of a letdown, no?

So what exactly were the designers supposed to create again? Something avant garde? A stand out piece? Don't really know if anyone really followed that rule, but the Catens (Squeak and Squawk) didn't make an issue of it during the judging. DJ Eric wins, with his spangly "disco ball" mini. He owes part of his success to Miss Amanda Fields who really worked that dress!

The least favorites were Marilyn's white gown and Patrick's "shaded" purple mess. Once again I thought it was curtains for our dandy Dandy, and once again I was surprised to see someone else get the boot. Sorry Marilyn, they've cut your line.

So what did you all think about it?

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Are You Ready For...

GAGA? Tune in to Launch My Line tonight at 10/9c to see Lady Gaga, then come back here tomorrow morning to talk about it. :)

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Tonight on Tabatha's Salon Takeover

When Tabatha encounters a salon owner that relies solely on his “20 years of experience,” it’s clear that she has her work cut out for her! While the salon’s employees are accepting of Tabatha’s constructive criticism, the owner is not! Drama and name calling ensue when Tabatha monitors the owner and points out his mistakes. Will Tabatha take the name calling? And will the owner get over his ego in time to fix his stubborn ways?

Find two more previews here.

Bethenny on Today - again!

What a difference a week makes! Bethenny Frankel was on The Today Show again yesterday morning talking up a storm, promoting her book and showing off her baby bump.

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Monday, January 04, 2010

Still Going Gaga

I know it's still 2 days away, but we're excited about Lady Gaga on this week's episode of Launch My Line!

Pop star phenomenon *Lady Gaga* - known for her fashion-forward outfits - surprises the designers and provides inspiration for the next piece in their line. In this week's challenge, the teams look to Lady Gaga as a muse for an avant-garde outfit, but they must make sure they are pushing the boundaries of fashion without crossing the line of good taste. Meanwhile, there’s tension between teammates and someone pushes their teammate to the edge. Will the pressure get to them before completing their look?

Tune in Wednesday 1/6 @ 10/9c.