Well, I can honestly say I never saw this coming…or at least, I never thought a resolution would come as quickly as it did…a year and a half after it started. Are you sitting down? Okay, I'll give you a second to find a chair. Ready? Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy have finally settled their custody dispute over four-year-old daughter Bryn.
I know, right? I, too thought their nasty battle would last at least until the poor child was in high school! Thankfully, the litigious former reality couple was able to settle their differences. While the settlement terms are sealed, it seems that Bethenny may have conceded a bit.
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Patti Stanger is one of three executive producers behind Family Love, which follows Lisa Galos and her unconventional family of matchmakers, including her beautiful single daughter, gay son, ex-husband, and even her ex-husband’s former mistress. Family Love follows Lisa and her offbeat family as they set up singles (and probably not-so-single since Bravo's involved) in Chicago.
Andy Cohen has a string of hit shows under his belt. Not only is he the hilarious host of Watch What Happens Live! The former Bravo executive is also responsible for the entire housewives franchise, as well as Tabatha's Salon Takeover, The Millionaire Matchmaker, Fashion Hunters, The Fashion Show, The Rachel Zoe Project, Shear Genius as well as Project Runway, Top Design and several Kathy Griffin specials.
Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Andy is shopping a new show, I Slept With A Celebrity.
With all the new and returning reality TV shows headed our way this summer, we thought we'd take a minute to weed through the mess and try to gauge which ones our readers are anticipating the most. There are so many to choose from that surely our DVRs are going to be smoking by July! That's assuming that most of you will be recording shows to watch in the evening since you'll be outdoors this summer, enjoying some fresh air, sandy beaches and fruity drinks. But of course you'll have your phone along on those long hikes and whilst lounging in your lawn chair so you can read Reality Tea while getting your exercise and rest, right? We hope so!
Making their debuts this summer are a slew of new shows that include Kandi's Wedding, Bachelor in Paradise,LeAnn & Eddie (unless VH1 cancels it before it even starts..), Ladies of London, Little Women LA and so many more! We also have a handful of returning shows – like Real Housewives of New Jersey (so excited!), Big Brother (voyeurs raise your hands!), Sister Wives, Don't Be Tardy and others.
Take our polls below to tell us which shows are at the top of your reality TV viewing list! And tell us in the comments which ones you're hoping that we cover here on the site.
The phrase "save the drama for your mama" is about to take on an entirely new meeting, and it looks like Atlanta is about to gain yet another hip-hop centric reality show. Congratulations, Peach State! Who among us hasn't gasped at Kandi Burruss' mother's sharp tongue or laughed at how angry Rasheeda's mom makes Kirk Frost when she kisses his baby on the mouth or, say, runs over his motorcycle after he cheated on her daughter in a threesome?
While it's been in the rumor mill for some time, it appears that several mothers of hip hop royalty will be getting their own show. In the words of Jim Jones' amazingly crazy mother Nancy, it's sure to be "physiochotic." Too bad there aren't any rumors that she'll be joining the cast!
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Is E! News looking to replace the face of the network? On the heels of Giuliana Rancic signing a deal to keep her at the entertainment news network through 2016, E! signs-on Maria Menounos to do exactly what Giuliana does — host, interview and star in reality TV.
G and her husband Bill Rancic, have been talking about moving permanently to Chicago for years, so did E! finally listen to the rumblings and decide they needed someone on hand to eventually step into the giant hole that would be left if G was to really leave? And let's face it, you could not do much better than Maria Menounos.