Nicole Richie is coming back to reality TV. Yesterday, VH1 announced that they were producing a new show called #CandidlyNicole, based on the Fashion icon, Creative Director of House of Harlow 1960, actress, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist's popular AOL series and Twitter feed.
Besides being the daughter of pop music Legend Lionel Richie, Nicole became famous when she starred on the reality hit The Simple Life with Paris Hilton from 2003-2007. Since becoming a star in her own right, Nicole has cleaned up a drug problem with a stint in rehab, married Good Charlotte musician Joel Madden, had two children and founded The Richie Madden Children’s Foundation. She currently acts as the Creative Director for House of Harlow 1960, offering ready-to-wear, jewelry, eyewear, footwear and handbags.She also recently starred as one of the three mentors — along with Jessica Simpson — on NBC’s Fashion Star and is also a best-selling author of the novel The Truth About Diamonds.
Tori Spelling is putting a positive spin on her marriage woes. Yesterday the Lifetime Network sent out a press release announcing Tori's new show True Tori which will follow Tori and Dean as they work to repair their marriage. In a unique spin, the cameras will begin filming only weeks before the premiere date, allowing the show to air in what seems like real time.
For those of you who do not follow the drama that is Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott, here is an overview. The twosome met on the set of a made-for-TV movie while both married to other people — not the best way to start a relationship if you ask me. After a wedding, popping out 4 kids rather quickly and starring in a variety of reality TV shows, the seemingly-happy twosome's world cam crashing down amidst Dean's alleged alcohol-fueled fling with 28-year-old Emily Goodhand in Toronto last December.
Million Dollar Listing New York season three kicks off tomorrow and Ryan Serhant sat down with us to chat about what we can expect (a war) and gives us the exclusive news that his girlfriend will be appearing on the show this season!
I always love my job here at RT. What better way to get away from my day job than to pour a glass of wine or three and spend the evening with my favorite reality stars? Of course, yesterday, I loved this job more than normal as I got to have my morning coffee with none other than the star of Bravo's Million Dollar Listing: New York. That's right, I spent some time chatting with Ryan Serhant. Be jealous. It's only natural! If you're like me (and I know most of you are!), you're waiting anxiously for the third season of MDL: NY which premieres tomorrow night, April 2nd, at 9 PM ET/PT.
Johnny Depp gets it. The actor is out promoting his latest flick and was asked to give his take on reality TV. He didn't go off on some superior tangent about it; he acknowledged that we're all a little obsessed with it and tried to explain why.
“People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a shitload of money for the company. And it’s multiplying, to where you’re literally looking into your next door neighbor’s bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.”
I've got to hand it to Jason Hoppy. Y'all know that Bethenny Frankel never would have pegged him as the dude who would battle her at every turn of their divorce. He was so passive in their marriage, I figured he would have rolled over by now! While I'm not surprised that Jason is fighting for custody of the pair's daughter, I think Bethenny is floored that he's giving her a run for her money…literally.
It's her money Jason wants…at least to pay his attorney fees in this never ending divorce proceeding. As the two continue to face off in court over Brynn, their shared multi-million dollar home (as in, they are still both living there), and everything else under the sun, Jason is racking up the legal bills with his lawyer's work being estimated at $900 an hour. How do you get to be one of those people??
Maria Menounos may just have a hit reality show under her belt….actually, make that Maria Menounos and her family. In the newest reality show from Oxygen, Chasing Maria Menounos, the soon-to-be-former host of Extra — more on that in a moment — is charming and relatable as she maneuvers her way through a busy career while living with her long-term boyfriend and Greek parents, Costas and Litsa, who would really like her to get married and start popping out babies.
I am surprised it took this long for the reality world to take advantage of the photogenic looks and friendly personality of Maria Menounos, who besides being a television reporter is also a best-selling author, actress and sometime professional wrestler. The premise of the show is simple: Her busy career — see above — is getting in the way of her parents wishes for grandchildren.
Five years ago today the very first post was published here at Reality Tea. We weren't sure what to label this as – a birthday? an anniversary? just another Friday? Anniversary fits well since it feels a little like we're married to the site, but birthdays guarantee a cake and way better presents. Just don't let Yolanda catch you near the cake table trying to sniff any crumbs.
Yep, we are FIVE years old already. We are pretty excited, humbled and thankful about this milestone. We owe it all to our readers and our tiny, but devoted and sleep deprived, team of writers. The site continues to grow at a mind-boggling rate every single day and it's all because of you.
Can we go ahead and start jumping on Oprah's couch over this news? That's probably putting the cart ahead of the horse, but TLC has announced a new show which will premiere this summer that will follow famed actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini and her family.
I'm not going to hold my breath that this show will divulge all the secrets of the controversial religion, but a gal can hope, right?