Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shear Genius Season 3 Finalist Janine Jarman in Modern Salon Magazine

We love it when reality worlds collide. Here is one of our favorite Project Runway models, Amanda Fields, modeling hairstyles by Janine Jarman in the April issue of Modern Salon magazine.

All photos by Roberto Ligresti.

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This Week on Work of Art

Monday, June 28, 2010

This Week on Real Housewives of New Jersey

Even with Dina gone, Bravo's newest musician -Danielle- still manages to cause a scene and even more drama for the remaining housewives. Will we ever get through an episode without Danielle drama?!

The ladies of the Garden State spend an evening at Kim's Posche fashion show. Caroline, the voice of reason, warns Teresa and Jacqueline that it's a bad idea to attend the show if Danielle will be there, but the ladies choose to ignore her advice. Will the Housewives make it through the night fight-free or will it erupt into the ultimate confrontation? Find out tonight, 6/28, @ 10/9c

Thursday, June 24, 2010

You be the Judge - Work of Art - Season 1 - Episode 3

Last week you disagreed with the judges, and believed that Nao should have won the challenge while Judith should have been eliminated.

What about this week? Did you agree with John's win and Judith's elimination?

Thank you for voting.

Reactions to Work of Art Episode 3

Did you watch the third episode of "Work of Art" last night? What did you think? Did you agree with the winner and the eliminated artist? Please leave a comment and tell us what you thought about the show.

Click here for the judges blogs.

Click here for China Chow's discussion of the eliminated artist, 

Bethenny Getting Married Previews

What happens when an intern, assistant, and wedding planner simply aren’t enough to help the bride-to-be-Bethenny Frankel? Call in the best man and maid of honor! Between proving she is fully divorced to getting a wedding license, Bethenny has her hands full and just can’t do it all on her own. Will her all-star team be able to pull it all together in time for Bethenny and Jason's big day? Find out tonight, 6/24, @10/9c on BRAVO'S Bethenny Getting Married.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Work of Art Episode 3 Previews

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Danielle Staub Sings Too!

Yet another Housewife on the recording bandwagon. At least this one doesn't have to rely on auto-tune....

Double Exposure

Bravo goes behind the lens of celebrity photography duo Markus Klinko and Indrani in the new docu-series “Double Exposure." The series follows Markus and Indrani, a former couple, along with high-end stylist GK Reid, giving viewers a taste of the world of high fashion and celebrity photography.

From album covers for David Bowie and Beyoncé, to prize-winning photographs of celebrities like Kate Winslet and Will Smith, Markus and Indrani have shot virtually every contemporary boldface name and countless other iconic images for fashion campaigns and magazines. Add in a dash of historic friction – the duo dated for eight years before deciding to part ways, and now must balance a working relationship with their past history, making for an interesting day in the office. For the former couple, working 18-hour days in high-stress environments, filled with deadlines, stretched budgets, expensive locations and demanding talent, it's not unusual for sparks to fly both on camera and outside the frame. Viewers will get an inside look at what it takes to pull together high-glam shoots for icons such as Naomi Campbell, Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan – and see how it’s never a dull day in the life of this celebrity photography team. "Double Exposure" is produced by Juma Entertainment for Bravo. Bob Horowitz and Lewis Fenton serve as executive producers.

The first episode debuted last week. Check out this week's previews here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Real Housewives Get Personal

There's another new book out regarding the ever-popular Housewives franchise. This time it's not by one of the 'wives but about them.

The 10 million-plus fans of Bravo's top show The Real Housewives want to know what happens when the cameras aren't rolling. In this behind-the-scenes companion, the women from Orange County, New York, Atlanta, and New Jersey dish on everything from plastic surgery to personal growth and share their top-secret tips on shopping, styling, travel, fitness, and real estate. Candid personal profiles reveal what the ladies really think about the other cast members and provide a backstage view of the show's most priceless moments: Tamra getting Gretchen drunk at her dinner party, the "retouching incident" between the Countess and Bethenny, Teresa's infamous table-flipping, and many, many more. Brimming with color photos, entertaining tidbits, straight-talking advice, and unforgettable quotes, this book is an absolute must-have, dahling!

The book is due to hit on June 30th - will you be buying? If so, it's available via the Bravo Store at a $5 discount off of the cover price of $24.95. Click here to order.

Real Housewives of New Jersey Previews

We all know that the New Jersey housewives are notorious for being indulgent, but this week’s episode goes to show just how much they love to entertain! To break in the new abode, Teresa hires a party planner to throw her over-the-top housewarming party complete with an extravagant red carpet and fire eaters (as if she’d settle for anything less)! Clearly, excess is not an issue in the Garden State. Meanwhile Caroline must face the fact that her son Albie might get kicked out of law school due to bad grades. Will Albie get fired up and fight to keep his spot in school or disappoint his mother and drop out? Find out tonight, 6/21 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Trong Nguyen

Work of Art contestant, Trong Nguyen talks about his experience on the Bravo Show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Trong's Website.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

You be the Judge - Work of Art - Season 1 - Episode 2


In an interesting poll, last week you believed that Nao Bustamante should have been the winner AND that she should have been eliminated. Perhaps Nao's supporters came out in force to vote for her. Anyone who has this many fans must be very talented!

On to this week's episode. Did you agree with the judges?

Reactions to Work of Art Episode 2

Did you watch the second episode of "Work of Art" last night? What did you think? Did Miles deserve to win for the second week in a row? Did you think Trong deserved to be eliminated? Please leave a comment and tell us what you thought about the show.

Click here for the judges blogs.

Click here for China Chow's discussion of the eliminated designer, Trong.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Preview Videos - Work of Art - Episode 2

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dina's Farewell Tribute

Relive Dina's finest moments...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tonight, on Real Housewives of New Jersey

Just after Ashley moves back home, the drama starts back up with mom Jacqueline. While the guys try to enjoy a relaxing poker night, Ashley refuses to speak with her mother. Will Ashley's move back home end before it even really begins? Find out tonight, Monday 6/14, @ 10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of New Jersey.

****Also, just so you can get your Teresa fix for the week, here’s a bonus clip where you can relive some of her notorious TMI moments and shenanigans :)
Teresas TMI Moments:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Alex and Simon Book Tour in Philly

Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen, breakout stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City, brought their book tour to Borders in downtown Philadelphia on Friday, June 11th. The couple discussed Little Kids, Big City: Tales from a Real House in New York City (With Lessons on Life and Love for Your Own Concrete Jungle)and then answered questions from the enthusiastic audience before signing books for their fans.

At one point 'the chums,' Johan and François, were mentioned and Alex and Simon announced that the boys would be in the store shortly; this was met with approval from the crowd. Later when the boys arrived they received a gift of some Silly Bandz from one of the fans. Alex informed her sons quickly, "There are 20 in the package. That means 10 for each of you" which gave the energetic twosome something to do while they waited for their popular parents.

Meanwhile questions were asked about Season 3, the RHoNYC cast mates and the reunion show. The duo never gossiped but instead give their opinions. For example, when asked about the infamous eye-popping catwalk of Ramona Singer they graciously explained how intimidating the runway can be with cameras flashing; in the end it seems Ramona's vivid turn was actually a good thing for designer Loris Diran in that he received more publicity!

Alex and Simon were charming, funny, accessible and very comfortable in their celebrity. But most of all they presented as a couple that loves each other and their roles as parents. You can see their upcoming appearances on their Facebook page or their website.

And don't forget to buy their book. I started to read mine on the train ride home from the event and found it well-written and completely engaging.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Blogging Bravo Interview with Artist Amanda Williams

Amanda talks about her experience on the show.

Click here for the podcast.

Click here for Amanda's website.

Reactions to "Work of Art" Premiere

Did you watch the premiere of "Work of Art" last night? The full episode is available online here.

Click here for China Chow's discussion of the eliminated designer, Amanda Williams.

Click here for the judges blogs.

Did you agree with the judges?

You be the Judge - Work of Art - Season 1 - Episode 1

Real Housewives of NY Reunion Part One!

BRAVO’s Real Housewives of New York City
Reunion Part One
Thursday, 6/10, @ 9/8c
Cue the catfights and get the tissue box ready as everyone's favorite Manhattanites reunite during the two-part season 3 reunion special! Hosted by Andy Cohen, find out what happened after the cameras stopped rolling on NYC’s most drama-filled season yet. Will Jill and Bethenny ever be friends again? Is Ramona really renewed? Has Luann found a new love? And what happens when Andy puts Kelly in the hot seat over her emotional breakdown in St. John? Tune in Thursday, 6/10, at 9/8c!

Bethenny Getting Married Season Premiere!

BRAVO's Bethenny Getting Married? *Series Premiere!* - Airing 6/10 @ 10/9c – Get even closer to "The Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel with her new series where the up-and-coming mogul keeps the cameras rolling as she launches the next chapter of her life – marriage and a baby. Watch what happens as she plans her future with fiancé Jason Hoppy while trying to juggle her burgeoning business. Bethenny’s finally getting everything she ever wished for, but can she really have it all? More Info:

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Work of Art Series Premier Previews

BRAVO’s Work of Art *SERIES PREMIERE* Wednesday @ 11/10c - Great art knows no limits and this colorful new series assembles 14 of the art world's most talented, up-and-coming artists to compete for a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000. And for their first elimination challenge, the artists are randomly put into pairs where they must create a piece of art that captures the essence of a fellow competitor. Having only just met one another, will the contestants execute accurately?

Host and judge China Chow, alongside series judges Bill Powers, a New York Gallery owner, Jerry Saltz, senior art critic for New York Magazine, and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, gallerist at Salon94 gallery in NYC must determine who makes the cut and who is not "The Next Great Artist.”More Info:

Monday, June 07, 2010

Real Housewives of New Jersey Previews

After Danielle’s outburst at the Brownstone, another battle breaks out, this time via Facebook, when Danielle accuses Jacqueline’s teenage daughter Ashley of threatening her life. Wanting to put an end to the drama, Jacqueline and Teresa confront Ashley about the alleged attacks; will Ashley recount the full truth? And Dina arranges a face-to-face meeting with Danielle to officially cut her out of her life. Will their one-on-one end with a contentious bang? And will Dina finally be able to rid herself of the “Danielle Drama” for good? Find out this Monday 6/7 @ 10/9c on BRAVO's Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Vanity Fair Reviews "Work of Art"

Photo: Bravo

"Work of Art" shows promise for those of us who enjoy the competitive-reality formula. Magical Elves plus Sarah Jessica Parker plus quirky artists equals a compelling concept. Click here for the article from Vanity Fair.

A highlight: There’s the optimistic possibility, as well, that Work of Art could affect the viewers as much as the contestants. The show may encourage mainstream dialogue about art by lessening the quiet concern many feel when asked to discuss it. By validating viewers' judgment, the judges could give the audience permission to have opinions about art while teaching them a language in which to express their ideas. How many people learned about “color blocking” on Project Runway, or “flavor profiles” on Top Chef?

"Work of Art" premieres on June 9. Will you be watching?

Real Housewives of NY Finale!

BRAVO’s Real Housewives of New York City
Season Finale
Thursday, 6/3, @ 10/9c

The day is here - the RHNYC season finale! The show had an amazing season, and Bravo is giving away ONE Apple iPad to a lucky fan to show their thanks. For automatic entry, you must Tweet using #RealHousewives during the episode. And don't forget to RSVP to BRAVO’s *SEASON FINALE Talk Bubble* viewing party where the most buzzed-about moments during the finale will be discussed LIVE with fans, producers, and VIP BRAVO talent. Go to now for the latest info!

The most dramatic season of ‘housewives’ comes to an end, but not without a few final emotional confrontations! As Ramona prepares for the special day of her wedding renewal, she gets a last minute visit from Jill, who wants to re-hash all that went down during her surprise visit in St. John. Will the two make up before the nuptials or will Jill storm out? And while Bethenny prepares for her new life by moving downtown with her fiancé Jason, she must face her past when she and Jill finally meet for lunch to lay their broken friendship out on the table once and for all. Will Bethenny forgive and mend with Jill or will their friendship be forever damaged?

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Win a Copy of Skinny Italian!

Win one of five copies of Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice's cookbook, Skinny Italian, by commenting on this post. Contest ends June 11th at noon.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tonight, on the Season Finale of 9 By Design

After all of the hard work and renovations to make their new luxury townhouse perfect, Bob and Cortney are already tempted to put the house up for sale when a potential buyer seems interested! But will it cause them even more grief when the buyer demands that an elevator be installed? And the Novogratz family bands together to organize a tag sale at their country house to get rid all their accumulated items over the years where the family takes a trip down memory lane going through all the clutter. Will their newly-expanded clan be prepared for another potential move? Find out tonight, 6/1, @ 10/9c on BRAVO's 9 By Design *Season Finale*