Albie and Chris Manzo Get 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' Spinoff
Albie and Chris Manzo are ready for their close-up on Bravo. The sons of ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ star Caroline Manzo have begun work on a new spinoff, according to the New York Post.
The two Manzo brothers appeared on Bravo’s ‘The Millionaire Matchmaker’ earlier this season, bringing in the show’s highest ratings and getting a lot of female attention.
(Albie left, Chris right)
The New York Post reports that the brothers have signed a contract with Bravo and recently moved into their own place in Hoboken. “The boys were looking for some independence,” a source told the Post. “They’re getting a ton of attention from the ladies and needed their own space.”
Bravo is staying mum on the topic, telling the Post they have “not made any announcement.”
What do y’all think? Is it true? If so, will you watch? & I feel bad for Chris! He is the ugly one! :(
'Bethenny Getting Married?' turns into 'Bethenny Ever After' - Bethenny Frankel's Bravo reality show “Bethenny Getting Married?” had to have a name change for the second season and we've finally learned the name — “Bethenny Getting Married” will now be called “Bethenny Ever After.” Makes sense, right?
The WSJ reports what Bravo fans already knew: Bethenny Frankel is all about her brand. She’s always been busy branding herself, pimping products and promoting her never-ending career. Care for a vodka-lemonade iced tea?
In June 2010, the premiere of “Bethenny Getting Married?” delivered the highest rated series premiere in network history with 2.10 million total viewers and 1.35 million adults 18-49 tuning in.
Maybe her next book should be titled, “How to Brand Your Life.”
"Bethenny Ever After" is set to air sometime in February.
Ooo La La! Who wants to sleep in Jill Zarin's bed?
Just kidding! BUT Do you want your bedding to have an extra-special touch of the “The Real Housewives?” If so, it looks like this custom bedding line from Jill Zarin could be for you.
In a new interview with Radar Online, the reality star talked a bit about how the line is affordable for everyone while at the same time is constructed of quality materials — not only that, but she wants to give some of sets a feel based on some of her co-stars:
“I am really excited [about the line] … It’s a natural extension of Zarin Fabrics and I have always wanted to do custom bedding.
“I thought it would be cute to have one named after LuAnn de Lesseps ‘The Countess’ and another after Alex so on … It would be great to make one for each.”
Would you want to buy any sort of home products from the stars of the reality show?
I unfortunately do not know where you are right now. But, if by chance you are reading this, please know that I miss you.
The best part about our friendship was that even as kids, we knew first hand that color, race, gender, age, or sexual orientation did not matter. I was that white boy, and you were that black girl. But who cared? Not us… We did not think anything of it!
For some reason, whenever I try and recall what my favorite childhood memory was, it mostly includes you. You and I go waaaaay back. You are my first ever best friend since you practically lived in my house! haha! You were my neighbor and I do not remember a day that went by without at least saying hi to you!
We had the most awesome childhood together. I remember that we would build forts and ‘houses’ on the top mattress of my bunk bed. These forts would vary to what our current obsession was at the moment. It was from Spice Girls, Nsync, Backstreet Boys, Amanda Bynes, ALL THAT! and everything else from the late 90’s.
When you moved I was devastated. You were my best friend. I remember how we would always exchange letters which I really really loved getting. I felt like such a grown up receiving mail with actual stamps on it. Also back when the internet was still the dial-up thing, we would exchange emails to each other, updating each other on what was happening in our lives. That was so ‘hip’!
But after you moved a few times, we lost track of each-other. Two years ago, you made my day. You stopped by my house on Christmas day! Even though it was extremely awkward (no-offense) I was still so happy.
I am so upset that I do not even have a picture of you and I together to upload! How could we have not taken one picture in the 8 years we were friends?!
Anyhow, I miss you! & I hope you realize you will always be in my heart! I can never forget you!
It looks like Atlanta’s Sheree Whitfield & Lisa Wu Hartwell aren’t the only oness in the Housewives’ franchise that are into fashion design. Alexis Bellino of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Orange County has just revealed her new clothing line “Alexis Couture.” What was Bellino’s inspiration for the line? When does it officially debut? Will it do better than the failed “She by Sheree”?
So where did the 33-year-old OC Housewife get her inspiration for “Alexis Couture”?
“I am truly inspired by Valentino and Cavalli with Dolce and Gabbana fabrics and fit. I’ve added my own personal twist,” says Bellino in aninterview with RadarOnline. “I’ve been designing my line for 1 year and I’m really excited about the results.”
Alexis is originally from Hannibal, Missouri, and then from Rockland County, NY (where I live! hayyyy) and has three children with her husband, Jim Bellino, whom she met in 2005.
The “Alexis Couture” dress line is set to be released in January of 2011, the same month that the much anticipated 6th season of The Real Housewives of the OC will premiere on Bravo. Bellino also plans to throw a launch party for the line in Beverly Hills on December 2.
I hope this fails. Why? Because I HATE ALEXIS. Freakin’ gold-digging-dumb-blonde-Conservative-bimbo.
For a sneak peak of Alexis modeling pieces from her line, check out RadarOnline.
Bethenny Frankel admits having a baby and getting married have been good for her brand, which include a mini-empire of Bravo reality shows, a Skinnygirl Margarita mix, endorsement deals with Pampers and British Airways and several best-selling books.
Move over Oprah - a former OC Housewife is gunning to become the new queen of talk.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star Jeana Keough has revealed to Radar Online that she’s pitching three TV shows, including two of her own reality shows and an Oprah-style talk show with a self-help format. "People love my advice," Jeana told Radar Online in an exclusive interview. "When you’re around a lot of people you gain a lot of knowledge and I will be the first to say I don’t know something and then I’ll research it. I won’t pretend I know everything, but I will find out."
The former Housewife, who recently lost 25 pounds on Bravo’s Thintervention, claims her resume - from Playboy centerfold, to real estate agent, actress, reality star and mother-of-three - make her uniquely qualified to entertain an audience.Even though she laughs off flattering comparisons with being the next O! "Through my businesses and dealing with hundreds of people, plus all of my interactions with professionals, I have heard every story you can imagine," she told Radar Online. "I feel like I’m half psychologist, half doctor!" And the 55-year-old confesses her biggest inspiration is the talk show titan herself - Oprah Winfrey. "There are a lot of different inspirational people who I admire, especially Oprah, and how she helps people and she’s an amazing inspiration to everyone," she said. "I like the way she gets things done. "I work with a life coach and he has same philosophy as I do, I want to be able touch as many lives as possible and being on a television show allows you to do that." Although Jeana left the hit Bravo show as a permanent fixture midway through last season, look out for her to make occasional cameos on season six. "I wouldn’t mind getting away from reality," she confessed, adding that she’s also going on auditions for TV and film - and has been approached to do a play. Credit: Radar Online
Tabatha to guest star in My Big Gay Italian Wedding!
Yes! That is right blog buddies! Tabatha will be yet another Bravo-lebrity to guest star on the cast of this fantastic play! The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Teresa, Caroline Jacqueline and Dina guest starred twice already! Her performances will be Dec. 2-4 at Off-Broadway’s St. Luke’s Theatre.
Her appearance coincides with the launching of season three of “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” on Dec. 6.
The Off-Broadway production currently features Anthony J. Wilkinson, David Moretti, Gregg Baker, Eric Carpenter, Brett Douglas, Liz Gerecitano, Leah Gerstel, Randi Kaplan, Chad Kessler, Kevin McIntyre, Carla-Marie Mercun, Marissa Perry, Meagan Robar, Joe Scanio, Billy Yoder and Adam Zelasko. Teresa A. Cicala directs.
My Big Gay Italian Wedding is described as such: “Planning a wedding can be hell… or a hell of a lot of fun! Two handsome grooms, one overbearing Italian mother, a jealous ex-boyfriend, the wedding planner from Hell, and an assortment of kooky family and friends all gather together for Off-Broadway’s newest laugh-out-loud comedy with a heart.”
Sounds awesome, right? I wish I had people to go with! haha!
St. Luke’s Theatre is located at 308 West 46th Street. Tickets are $69.50, including $1.50 restoration fee, and are available through Telecharge.com or by phone at (212) 239-6200.
Filming is already finished on a series that will star, according to E! News, the wife and ex-wife of two former NBA players; art world inhabitant Adriana Sidi; Venue Magazine editor Alexia Echeverria; PR guru Marysol Patton; and Elaine Lancaster, a drag queen. <3
Insiders on set say Bravo originally planned to title this show Miami Social Club. But figured, why not make it part of the Housewives universe instead? There’s no debate over how successful that franchise has become.
Bethenny Frankel was so terrific on ”Skating With the Stars” Monday (Nov. 22) night that her Bravo boss Andy Cohen had to email her instantly.
"I was really impressed," Cohen, an executive behind "Real Housewives of New York City," the other Housewives shows and "Bethenny Getting Married?" tells Zap2it. “I emailed her, and I said, ‘Who are you? How did you do that? Do I know you?’”
Cohen says he had no idea she could take to the ice like she did.
"It was so funny to see the ‘Skating With the Stars’ version of Bethenny — the hair the makeup," he says. "It was hilarious."
This week on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, NeNe made her first play for television exposure outside RHOA. Now, with the announcement of Kim’s pregnancy, Kim and her boyfriend Kroy are looking into a spin-off of their own. Would Bravo even dare to call it Kim Getting Married?? Or would Bravo even get it at all? Is an Atlanta Housewife and an Atlanta Falcon TOO MUCH STAR POWER?
It appears that Kim and Kroy are shopping around their wedding/baby like it’s the next Lost. But I thought Kim didn’t want to get married while she was pregnant? Is this even about anything other than the opportunity for another TV show? [Radar Online]
Now that we know some of the Housewives are going ghost hunting, it makes me wonder what else they can do!
Well in case the Real Housewives of Atlanta dissolve in the off-season and Kim’s spin-off takes root, 'buddy TV' came up with some spin-offs for each of the Atlanta Housewives.
Of all the Housewives, I think NeNe is the most likely to get her own show. Seriously, she makesRHOA. I would love to see NeNe do a travel show; some combination of No Reservations with Anthony Bourdainand Dirty Jobs. It would all be in the name of making NeNe do ridiculous, fun things. NeNe zip-lining, NeNe storm-chasing, NeNe meeting the Queen. It must happen!
Phaedra Parks: The Mysteries of Phaedra’s Baby
Why does the baby look Chinese? How could the doctors have “different theories” about how far along Phaedra’s pregnancy was? Where did Phaedra leave the baby? All these questions and more will be answered in this mysterious special.
Sheree Whitfield: Careers by Sheree
In this spin-off, Sheree would try different jobs each week. Some of them would be glamorous like the ones she’s already trying (actress, fashion designer, ballroom dancer), and some of them would not be glamorous at all (pig farmer?). One of the greatest things this season has been watching Sheree deal with discomfort, then rising above it to convince herself she’s superior. And Lawrence is there to help.
Cynthia Bailey: A Model Marriage
If anyone should be getting a wedding spin-off with a skeptical title, it’s Cynthia, but we probably don’t care about her enough yet to watch it. Cynthia’s spin-off is simple, it should be about her life as a model! It’s exciting, interesting, and something we don’t see enough of on RHOA.
Kandi Burruss: Kandi’s Band Can
Kandi already has a successful music career, and a webcast (“Kandi Koated Nights”), and we don’t really need another Fantasia For Real. So I would like to see Kandi do some sort of Making the Band -esque talent search. She has the right connections and experience, plus Lawrence could come along for the ride. By the way, Lawrence should show up in most of these spin-offs just to keep it interesting.
HAHA! Love it! Thank you for submitting this @ Amy Mercado from Pittsburgh PA!
ABC will bring Skating with the Stars tonight right after the airing of DWTS Season 11 Finale part 1. Skating with the Stars airs 9:15 pm EST after DWTS.
On this season of Skating with the Stars 2010 , the following will be in the competition, Bethenny Frankel, Rebecca Budig, Jonny Moseley, Sean Young , Brandon Mychal Smith and Vince Neil. Home viewers will be the judged on this competition. On the SWTS season premiere, each world professional skater will be paired with a celebrity that they will be teaming up for the rest of the competition.
In Bethenny’s e-mail news letter, she said the following:
Ok, so let’s get this out of the way: I AM INSANE. What was I thinking signing on to do Skating with the Stars? Truthfully, it was a difficult decision, but I just couldn’t say no. The idea of skating felt playful and challenging and childlike. Most of my decisions like these are business ones. In this case, simply put, I just wanted to do it.
I can’t lie that it was an enormous undertaking. I am, in fact, filming my own show simultaneously, running all things Skinnygirl, writing my 3rd book, A Place of Yes, being a newlywed and caring for a 6 month old baby.
But what do I try to exhibit every day? I believe that what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and that we should constantly test our boundaries.
I never get into music (besides the housewives), or even other celebirites for that matter on this blog but I felt that this is one major issue going around in this never-ending world of POP.
Teenage heartthrob Justin Bieber went four for four last night at the American Music Awards, winning in every category he was nominated.
It’s no big surprise that the baby-faced YouTube sensation won the breakthrough artist award—he’s sold nearly two million albums in the U.S. since the beginning of this year. There may have been a few raised eyebrows, however, when he walked away with the artist of the year award, beating out Eminem,Lady Gaga and Katy Perry for the evening’s top prize.
He also won favourite pop album and pop artist of the year, which he accepted by saying, “Without Michael Jackson, none of us would be here.” Again, not technically true, but we’ll cut him some slack.
Now, the whole situation going on is this GAGA vs. BIEBER ordeal. Now, for one, I do not like either of them, musically. I never liked hidden-creepy-loud-what.the.fuck.is.she.saying type of music so that is why me and gaga do not mix. And as for Justin, I just can’t stand the three-year old stories behind the songs.
So, I am staying some-what neutral, (not really) on this situation.
What do you guys think?!
Gaga or Bieber?! Who is the real number one artist of the year?!
Even though what we usually see on “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is drama on top of more drama, it isn’t really like that in real life. As a matter of fact, Teresa Giudice is doing her part to spread awareness for the cause in Haiti.
"You might have heard about the cholera epidemic in Haiti. A simple bar of soap can help stop the spread of the disease and save so many kids’ lives. Here’s a thought: try *not* washing your hands with soap for just a week and see how sick you get… Clean the World, the amazing charity I work with, recycles those “used” bars of soap left behind in hotel rooms (and sanitizes them) and sends them to rural areas in the U.S., Africa and of course Haiti. Check out their site www.cleantheworld.org and get involved! Just $1 gives soap to 4 kids for a full month.”
Are you happy to see that some reality stars are still doing good work for the world even when television doesn’t always showcase everything positive?
Between the “boughetto” eyelid rhinestones and the ambiguous baby due date, Real Housewives of Atlanta's Phaedra is getting a bad rap, co-star Kandi Burress says. “She's actually really cool and fun, but I don't think that's coming across,” she explains. Find out why the Atlanta housewife says she had a “dumb blonde” moment when it came to Phaedra’s pregnancy and what her off-camera relationship with Kim is like.
Click the title or click here to view the video interview.
Some people will find it strange that I decorated my office with pictures of myself. And what I have to say to you: eat **** and die.”
Well, this might be a short recap because this was what I like to call a ‘resting’ episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. We always get a painfully boring episode or two before all holy hell breaks loose. So the next couple of weeks are bound to be good! We got that going for us.
But a few things happened this week worth talking about, I guess…
After being MIA for most of last week’s episode, Sheree came roaring back big time. In an Aston Martin no less. [that was repossessed as I reported earlier this month] After all, she needs to reward herself for surviving her arduous divorce. She’s also been asked to participate on Dancing with the Stars of Atlanta, a charity event. Because Sheree’s all about giving back, she accepts the challenge and goes about proving to the world she can dance. Can she? No.
The ‘SongWars’ between Lawrence and Kim continued as Lawrence actually sang his song, and Kim whined about having to sing her song. So naturally Kandi is a little irritated with Kim, but Kim vows to take singing lessons so her new song doesn’t reveal all of the prophecies in the book of Revelations and we’re swallowed into a black hole after her voice triggers the gates of hell to open. So that was what’s going on there. But I want to address a couple of things about Kim and Kandi since we didn’t see much of them this episode.
1. Kim’s kids are well…it’s as the say in Italy…spoiled. The little one got her new tiny bedroom remodeled, and the older one with a TWO THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT LOFT for a bedroom crossed her arms, pouted and kicked rocks over it. For realsies.
2. We need to hide Kandi’s v-neck sweaters or buy her a camisole or two. I’m kinda feeling weird about constantly staring at her shiny boobs, then wondering how she gets them to stand up like that and not have a nip slip/wardrobe malfunction. LOL.
Ok, now to Cynthia. Nene and Maloria, Cynthia’s sister, prep for Cynthia’s surprise engagement party. 50-year-old Peter asked for their help because he’s finally popping the question after three years. It works! 50-year-old Peter surprises eyelash-less Cynthia with a huge ring which elicits about as much reaction from Cynthia as watching paint dry. Nene thought the rock showed more emotion but to each his own. Cynthia promises 50-year-old Peter she won’t be a runaway bride. Mmm-hmmm.
We also need to talk about the woman at the engagement party with the GINORMOUS afro pigtails! Who does their hair like that and leaves the house? That was amazing…loved NeNe’s commentary the whole time. She is just too priceless for words.
Then we had a Phaedra blurb talking about her 15lb preemie again. “The doctors each have their theories”…oh do they Phaedra? Like Immaculate Conception? I’m pretty sure Dr.’s around the world know how to count 40 weeks. Really no theory involved there.
She’s so obnoxious…I hope her assistant knows she’s about to raise a baby too, because Phaedra sure isn’t. What was the DEAL with the 50 cent piece? At first I thought she was going to tie rap superstar 50Cent to her baby to prevent an outie bellybutton, then her friend said it would be ‘un-biblical’ and I was like whaaaa? What are you people talking about?!
Then I found my RHOA to English dictionary and it said that you use an old “Kennedy” 50 cent piece and tape it to the baby’s umbilical cord so they don’t have an outie bellybutton. Because that is a fate worse than death. However, my new ringtone will be Phaedra saying “Penis Ointment”.
Sheree starts practicing for her dance debut and from what her partner, Derek Walters, and one of the judges can see, a 2x4 has more style and rhythm. Sheree, however, is not concerned. Whatever mirror she gazes into has her convinced that she’s ready to take on the ballroom masters of the world.
The day of Sheree’s big dance event arrives, as does Sheree in her Aston Martin and her glam team. These days big “Atlanta stars” prep in public restrooms instead of dressing rooms it seems. While Sheree continues on her delusional journey, her guests begin to arrive.
That was pure comedy gold. Just her dancing alone like some kind of zombie in a Zumba class with her ‘sexy face’ that looked like a Halloween mask…it was too hysterical.
Nene brought Gregg (trailing behind like a hound dog ) as her “date” and freezes him out for the entire night. I kind of feel so sorry for NeNe! I hate that they are having marital problems. NeNe really did love him. Sigh.
How funny was Lawrence flirting with Sheree’s partner and scaring him half to death! Lawrence is so awesome! I love it!
And I’ll sit here and admit it. Kim’s got some game. She is one grade A maneater! She just saw that Kroy dude, conquered, and ripped his head off when she was through, didn’t she? That poor sap didn’t even know he had just been dominated by 150lbs of Double D implants and horsehair…
I kind of felt bad that the whole table only donated 20 bucks to Sheree’s cause. That was kinda mean. But she did her scary Rumba and she was all proud of herself, so yay Sheree!
That’s where we end this episode, we got a little bit of a break this week. Next week, things get super awesome when NeNe totally exposes Dr. Tiemyshoes! It’s going to be great!
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