VH1′s latest celebrity dating show is set to premier tonight at 10/9c. My Antonio starring Antonio Sabato Jr will show the 36 year old Soap star and underwear model looking for love in the midst of 12 women.
My Antonio is a real-life soap opera, with romance, betrayal and a show-stopping plot twist: A woman from Antonio’s past will shock everyone when she shows up to compete for his love. And she’s not just any woman. She’s Antonio’s ex-wife! Now she’s determined to win him back—at any cost.
And there’s another lady causing trouble — Antonio’s momma. She arrives to help him make the most important decision of his life. But is anyone good enough for her number one son?
The ‘Househusbands of Hollywood’ (from left): Darryl M. Bell, Grant Reynolds, Billy Ashley, Danny Barclay, and Charlie Mattera.
Ready or not, here they come! Another reality TV show similar to Bravo’s “Real Housewives” is the “Househusbands of Hollywood” on FOX reality channel premiering Aug. 15 at 9 p.m. The new show will feature five stay-at-home men who run the house while their wives head to work.
Househusbands of Hollywood will feature former L.A. DodgerBilly Ashley; aspiring actor Danny Barclay; “A Different World” star Darryl M. Bell, who’s married to “Cosby Show” actress Tempest Bledsoe; onetime “Gentleman Bandit” star Charlie Mattera, and Grant Reynolds, husband of “Good Day LA” anchor Jillian Reynolds.
Grants says, the main difference between the “Housewives” and the “Househusbands” is that the guys are actually all friends. In addition, instead of the usual drama the show will focus on raising a family.
According to the show’s producer, the purpose of the show isn’t to create disasters but to capture these men trying to prevent them.
Initially, both Tempest and Daryl were hesitant about being a part of the show but changed their minds once they realized the positive message the show was trying to convey to viewers. “It’s a good time to look at these men for who they really are,” she said. “For a man to stay at home and take care of his child, that is the most difficult job that there is, and I think it’s time to give them credit for doing that.
“Reality shows usually is a lot of fighting,” she added, “but it’s nice to see a show that’s lighthearted and good-spirited and you don’t have to sit down and cringe every time you look at the screen.”
After several years of reality show train wrecks, I am amazed that people are still willing to display their lives on national TV.
Michael Cohen dishes about Bravo’s Miami Social and his cast mates in an all new interview with RadarOnline. The entertainment and fashion writer talks about his on-going beef with Ariel, George and his insane girlfriend Lina, plus his thoughts on Katrina and Ben’s marriage. Below are some excerpts from his interview -
RADARONLINE.COM: Did you know the other cast members before you started filming?
Michael: I did. Katrina, I’ve known since 2003. I wrote her wedding story for In Touch Weekly. Isn’t that funny? She was on The Apprentice at the time so when she married Ben it was a big deal back then. I knew Maria from the gym, I knew of Ariel and I knew Hardy. I knew George because he’s good friends with my friend Joey. You know we all knew each other because just like any clique, it’s always a small circle.
RADARONLINE.COM: Did you always dislike Ariel?
Michael: It’s not that I didn’t like him—and it’s not that I liked him. First of all, the crazy thing to me in my mind is—and I’m not being a bitch, I’m just being real—you know when you work at places like Us and People, we really do get invited to the grade A events? You know what I mean? So we really do know the “Grade A” players, and I know who does what events. And, let’s call a spade a spade. Miami is no fashion capital. OK? It is not. I don’t even know if there are pattern makers that live in Miami. So when Ariel talks about these fashion events, I’m like, ‘What f***ing fashion events are you talking about?’ You know? So I started to dislike him because of that because I do not like bulls**t. That’s what I don’t like.
RADARONLINE.COM: Are Katrina and her husband really over?
Michael: Yeah, my prediction is that this is it. You know, Katrina is doing her thing. Their relationship has been going since they were kids. A lot of people say to her, ‘Are you sure this is what you want to do? Ben’s such a great guy.’ But it’s hard. We can’t judge that. Ben is a great guy—but not for her today. You know? And that’s basically what it comes down to.
RADARONLINE.COM: What can you tell us about this hot mess of a relationship between George and Lina?
Michael: Well, you know I am good friends with George and we’ve had many talks. And you know what? It’s not even about the sex, I have to be honest with you. I was like, ‘What keeps you guys together?’ And he’s like, ‘I don’t know, there’s something about her.’ She’s had a very tough life and he’s trying to be like Mother Teresa here and save her. He’s really caught up in it. I don’t know. He’s really a victim, if you ask me, of this whole thing. I get very upset and very disturbed watching it. It’s disturbing because she really is so crazy and not crazy in a funny way.
RADARONLINE.COM: What’s happening with George and Lina today?
Michael: The drama still goes on. Like Lina pulled a crazy one last night. Not on TV but in real life. She and George had another huge blow-up fight. And she’s in a cast. This is really life. I mean, this show is no-bullshit. This shit still goes on today. The same shit you saw is still freaking going on. It’s amazing.
RADARONLINE.COM: Why is she in a cast?
Michael: She got upset about something and she hit something. And now she sprained her wrist and she needs a cast. I don’t know—it’s so crazy.
In other news, came across an interview with George where he talks about his Tourette’s causing his facial tics. I never noticed him twitching, but others have.
We also reported some funny rumors in our previous post that people believed Lina Fidler might be some sort of escort. Well it turns out she actually has a legit job. I came across this website which lists her as being a Real Estate sales associate. It’s towards the bottom of the page. I’ve seen two other websites that list her name as being in real estate as well. Must say it’s never a good sign when people think you are an escort based on your own actions.
The best thing about reality television? The real drama seems to happen once the tape stops rolling. A reader sent us the following pics of Southern Belles: Louisville’sShea Johnson getting seemingly cozy with Russ Renbarger.
Yes this is the same “playboy” Russ that briefly dated Hadley Hartzon the show. The pictures were taken at Russ’s new bar, Renbarger’s Brewhaus, in Louisville on Monday night.
The reader also informed us that Russ briefly dated the not so honorable judge, Katie King right before the show started filming. Katie King is the homewrecker woman who cheated with Shea’s fiance, Jeff Stovall. I keep hearing Katie and Jeff are still together.
So are Shea and Russ dating? or just having a friendly night with alcohol involved? Though these pictures look interesting, I doubt Shea would date Hadley’s ex. I remain on Team Shea for now.
Bravo’s reality shows are usually a hit or miss. NYC Prep is a perfect example of a miss, while their latest reality show, Miami Social is a hit.
Miami Social is my latest guilty pleasure. It was one of those shows I didn’t plan on watching or writing about, until I watched it, and realized I sorta loved it. This post will contain some spoilers of what is to come this season so do not read any further if you do not want to know what happens.
The biggest shocker of all is news that Hardy Hill is now married to someone who is not Trixia, his girlfriend of 6 years on the show. Hardi is married to a woman name Pachi Lake. I’m not certain how long ago this show was taped but he sure moves quickly. Hardi and Pachi have their facebook relationship statuses as being married to each other. A photo of the married couple is below.
In other news, it seems George’s “crazy” girlfriend, Lina Fidleris no longer pregnant. She looked very non pregnant at last month’s premier. Either she had the baby or decided not to have the baby. I’m leaning towards the later, not sure if the world was ready for a Lina mini me. I suspect George has some serious self esteem issues, for him to think he doesn’t deserve better than that. But then again, he probably just loves the drama. Some people get off on that.
It doesn’t seem Katrina and Ben Moss have reconciled their marriage. I know most fans, including me, would like to see them back together but I simply don’t see that happening. On the outside, they might seem like the picture perfect couple, but at the end of the day, no one knows what went on behind their closed doors. I admire Katrina’s entrepreneurship skills, and being a self proclaimed workaholic myself, I can see where she’s coming from. I however highly doubt I would ever put work before my loved ones. I love the quote someone said on the show – “No one ever lays on their death bed wishing they had spent more time working.” Enough said. I get the feeling Ben will have no problem picking up the pieces.
There are a lot of funny ramblings about Lina’s profession. Most people suspecting she might be some sort of escort. I honestly have no idea, but would not be surprised. It would actually make a lot of sense.
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The second season of Real Chance of Love is set to premier tonight on VH1 at 9/8c. Brothers Ahmad Givens and Kamal Givens aka Real and Chance are back for another quest at finding “true love.”
Season 1 ended with Chance picking no one, and Real picking Cornfed. Shockingly, the relationship between Real and Cornfed did not last. According to Cornfed, Real abruptly ended their relationship earlier this year. I’m guessing it’s tough to keep a relationship going knowing you have signed on to do a 2nd season of a dating reality show.
A new reality show, More To Love will debut on FOX tonight featuring Luke Conley as the leading man in search of love. The 26-yr-old real estate investor and sub-contractor was interviewed by PEOPLE about his participation in the first dating reality show featuring a full figured bachelor and bachelorettes.
The series will show Luke, who is 6?3? tall and weighs more than 300 lbs dating 20 bachelorettes in a quest to find love. Luke doesn’t reveal if he found love but he wants you to tune in and be a part of his journey as he embarks on love.
These are excerpts from the interview:
TV is a notoriously thin place, but there’s been an upswing in pleasantly plump programming. Why do you think that is?
Maybe they have wider angles on their cameras now so they can fit me on. Maybe the trend is heading in that direction because people are just looking for something new and more real.
Were you concerned about being the butt of a nationally televised joke?
I was concerned the main premise of the show was to poke fun. It seemed like everyone had to be talked into it for that same reason. But it’s legitimate. The desire of the show is for two people to make a sincere connection. It just so happens that they’re not size 2 models.
Are you offended by the title?
The title is suiting. I’m a big man so I definitely have more love.
Has weight impacted your love life over the years?
In high school, it caused me to be somewhat bashful. I would find out about girls with crushes on me, but I never knew what to do about it. Bulking up wasn’t something I didn’t have a choice in. I was pursuing a football career. After traveling and in college, I never let it hold me back or stop me from approaching a woman I was interested in.