Well, we have not seen the last of Kate Gosselin and her eight kids just yet. After the success of the Kate Plus 8 summer special that aired in June, yesterday TLC announced they filming again and the new special will air this December.
The news comes more than three years after the cancellation of Kate Plus 8, which had morphed from Jon & Kate Plus 8 after Jon Gosselin left the show in 2009. At the time, Kate was very public about her inability to care for her kids without her reality show income. Well with these specials, perhaps she can worry no more.
“It is exciting that the continued success of Hollywood Exes has allowed us to expand this popular franchise into additional cities,” shares VH1‘s EVP Susan Levison. “Atlanta is truly enjoying a moment in the spotlight, so taking the Exes brand down South was a natural evolution. This dynamic cast truly defines what it means to be a ‘mover and shaker’ in the Atlanta social scene .”
VH1 promises us “fabulousness, ambition, love, and drama.” I’m anxious to see if this show fares well. Hollywood Exes has a small – but loyal – fan base. VH1 hasn’t promoted Atlanta Exes much, but reality shows based in Atlanta usually do well, so we shall see. Atlanta Exes premieres August 18 at 9 PM ET/PT on VH1. Meet the cast and watch the extended trailer below.
Bravo promises: “Whether they are business women soaking up the single life or married to the most established men in the city, these Australian bombshells will show no shortage of extravagance and high end drama. From glamorous cocktail parties to weekend getaways at exclusive resorts, sparks are sure to fly and the friendships and relationships are put to the ultimate test.” Meet the cast of Real Housewives of Melbourne and see a preview clip below.
Charmed fans unite! E! News is reporting that Shannen Doherty and Holly Marie Combs are bringing their real-life friendship back to the small screen in a new reality show with a twist on Off the Map with Shannen & Holly.
Shannen and Holly — who played sister witches for three seasons on Charmed, until Shannen left the show amidst rumors of a feud with Alyssa Milano — are embarking on a cross country road trip and it will all be documented for a brand new Great American Country reality show. But what makes this show different from when Oprah and Gail King did the same thing? Viewers get to pick and choose Shannen and Holly’s activities as they work their way across the South.
Someone at Time Magazine, who has way too much time on his or her hands, decided to run the tweets written by the 500 most followed celebrities through a reading comprehension test to determine the 50 Smartest Celebrities on Twitter. The test adds up the number of three-syllable words used in a tweet to calculate the education level required to understand it.
Time reported, the average Twitter user tweets at a 4th grade reading level.
Leonardo DiCaprio took the #1 spot with a 7.5 grade reading level. He tweets a lot about ocean conservation, so this is not surprising. Pattie Mallette, the woman who gave us Justin Bieber, ranked #2. My guess is that the three-syllable word “beliebers” helped her win this spot. Jenni “JWoww” Farley was one of the highest ranking reality TV stars!
Season 2 of R&B Divas LA is right around the corner. This season will follow the lives and careers of returning cast members, Chanté Moore, Lil’ Mo, Michel’le, and Claudette Ortiz, as well as two new cast members, Chrisette Michele and Leela James.
“The debut season of R&B Divas LA set the tone as a series all about glamour and high-stakes drama,” shares D’Angela Proctor, TV One’s SVP Programming and Production. “We anticipate that the addition of two lovely and respected solo artists, Chrisette and Leela, will build upon the impassioned, ever-evolving group dynamic that season one viewers embraced.”
TV One’s hit series R&B Divas Los Angeles returns Wednesday, July 16 at 10/9c. You’re not going to want to miss a single second. A voice on the trailer warns, “Even sunny L.A. can be shady.” Meet the two new divas, Chrisette and Leela, and watch the season 2 sneak peek below.
While some of our favorite reality shows may deserve Emmy Awards for their acting and scripts, they DO get some recognition in other categories. The Primetime Emmys were announced this morning and several of our favorite shows made the cut!
Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, Flipping Out and Million Dollar Listing New York were among the many shows given an Emmy nod today. The Emmy winners will be announced on August 25th. Check out who made the cut!