Here are some of the latest bites of reality TV news this week, including tibdits about Rachel Zoe, Mimi Faust, deets on Michaele Salahi's engagement ring and even a snippet about Michael Jackson's kids.
First up is Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mimi Faust. During a recent interview, Mimi revealed that not only will she be returning for season 2, but she's also taking a page from the Reality TV Star Guide To Riches. Mimi is writing a book, working on a kids' clothing line, as well as a home decor line.
Mimi's book will be filled with her advice on dating. She shared, "It’s called Warning Signs, about dating men in the business. So it’s going to be very interesting.”
Here are some reality TV news bites for your Tuesday afternoon.
Fans of the special-effects make-up artists reality competition show "Face Off" will be happy to hear that it was renewed for a fourth season! The third season has managed to average 1.7 million viewers and continues to rise. I've caught a few episodes of this and the things they create are pretty incredible!
Jennifer Graziano has spilled that she is adding two new cast members for upcoming season of the hit show. Jennifer remains mum on the names of the two new ladies, but did share that one newcomer is a friend that she's known since they were teens.
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, a member of the R&B group TLC, has landed a new reality show on… wait for it… TLC! Totally T-Boz will follow T-Boz, 42, from Atlanta to L.A., where she'll attempt to reestablish her music career.
“This series will open the door into T-Boz’s struggles and successes, and the people who are there to support her as she works to make her dreams come true all over again,” TLC's GM Amy Winter says.
This will be T-Boz's third reality show. In 2005, T-Boz and fellow band mate Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas starred in R U The Girl on UPN. Also, T-Boz appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.
Apparently there are A-LOT of women formerly married to A (or A-ish) Listers who are desperate for some reality TV fame of their own! Hot on the heels of the success of Hollywood Exes, TLC – the network that has brought us every wedding show imaginable and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo – is deciding they want to get in on the action.
According to The Huffington Post, the network just began production on a show tentatively titled "Starter Wives," which basically follows the exact same premise as Hollywood Exes. Focusing on the lives of seven women – once married or baby mamas to big names – who will reveal what their lives look like post break-up.
Reality shows are still big business and today's list of series renewals proves just that.
TLC announced today that they have ordered additional episodes of the surprise hit series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"! The first half of season 1's finale is tonight, but TLC promises they will be back with several more episodes! In a statement they shared, "Alana and her family have become a pop culture phenomenon. What you see is what you get, and we are excited to share even more of their unbridled hilarity, sincerity and love with our viewers."
Love it or hate it, Honey Boo Boo and her crew aren't going away anytime soon!
Last week LeAnn Rimes – who is not a reality star but whose life certainly warrants a reality show – entered rehab after filing a lawsuit against twitter followers she claims harassed her over Brandi Glanville, who as you know is a reality star.
This prompted Fox News to do a little investigative reporting into what they are terming the "dark side" of twitter. And it does posit an interesting question: Is social media ruining even celebrities lives?
"I've been built up and torn down, built up and torn down," LeAnn previously told People. "It's been difficult to tune people out, especially in the last few years." The singer decided to go into rehab to learn "coping mechanisms" to help her deal with the constant social media onslaught. Here's a tip: Don't engage the crazies! Especially if you are one of the crazies.