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bethenny frankel to produce new show 'food porn'

Bethenny Frankel is switching gears from “professional reality star” to producer. She’s been hinting about working on a new television project for a while, and that new project is a cooking show called ‘Food Porn.’

FYI Network has greenlit the 14-episode series co-executive produced by Bethenny (who mercifully will remain behind the camera) and hosted by New York restaurateur and The Meatball Shop co-owner Michael Chernow. ‘Food Porn’ will build on the “cultural phenomena” of how social media and food have merged together to create an interactive world of cooking and eating. 

For each episode Michael Chernow will travel the country to find the most “buzzed-about food” and meet with those behind the most delicious online food posts. 

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'Bruce Jenner: The Interview' with Diane Sawyer on ABC

Although both sides of Bruce Jenner’s family showed public support (tweets, interviews, soundbites) in the wake of his Diane Sawyer interview last week, things aren’t as hunky-dory as they may seem. (Are they ever!?) In the new issue of US Weekly, an “inside source” reveals, “It’s still Camp Jenner and Camp Kardashian, in a major way.” (On the Kardashian side are Kourtney, Kim, Khloe, Rob, Kendall, Kylie, and Kris; on the Jenner side are Burt, Casey, Brandon, and Brody, Bruce’s kids from his marriages to Chrystie Scott and Linda Thompson.) Evidence of this divide may lie in the fact that the two camps have not come together in a joint statement, joint interview, or – US is told – even in a joint viewing of the original interview on TV last Friday. US reports, “In order to keep the peace, Bruce scheduled two separate viewing sessions for the 20/20 interview, one with his Keeping Up With the Kardashians family, and one with Scott and his four eldest kids, who appeared on the ABC special in a show of solidarity with their father.” 

Kylie and Kendall Jenner, the youngest of the Jenner children, and the “link” between the Jenner/Kardashian tribes in many ways, are reported to be struggling the most with Bruce’s public revelation. “The whole transition was much harder for the Kardashian kids and Kylie and Kendall,” a source tells PEOPLE. “It was hard to grasp. And there was a lot of lying to the kids over the years on Bruce’s part, even as close as they were. It’s going to take some time for the kids to get used to it all.” But one more clue of the disrupt between the families came in the form of a tweet from Burt Jenner, 36, who wrote, “Having a hard time not putting a few people on blast who were not supporters beforehand, but want to act like they were all along.” Hinting at the tension between the Jenners and Kardashians, one source tells us, “He [Burt] feels they’re [the Kardashians] only supportive now for publicity.” Burt has since deleted the tweet. 

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Momma Dee taken to hospital after car accident

Momma Dee was in a car accident yesterday and was rushed to the hospital. The Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star was riding in an Uber through Atlanta when they were rear-ended in traffic. 

Momma Dee was in “severe pain” after the impact of the accident injured her back so she left the scene to go to the hospital – but NOT before getting TMZ on her iPhone for a little of-the-minute PR. #PRIORITIES #FameBeforeFeelingBetter

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion

It’s time to roundup this week’s reality TV viewer numbersReal Housewives of Atlanta, Shahs of Sunset, Southern Charm, and Teen Mom were the only shows on Reality Tea’s list to see an increase in viewership this week. Part one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion logged 3.382 million viewers, Southern Charm celebrated over one million viewers the first time this season, and Farrah‘s return to Teen Mom attracted 1.822 million viewers.

Not so lucky in the viewership department this week were Real Housewives of New York, Blood, Sweat, and Heels, Little Women: NY, and Million Dollar Listing New York. Real Housewives of New York managed 1.299 million viewers, but Blood, Sweat, and Heels, Little Women NY, and Million Dollar Listing New York all slipped under the one million mark this week.

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terra-jole-baby

Entertainment Tonight recently visited Terra Jole and Joe Gnoffo at home to check in on the little couple after the high-risk delivery of their baby girl, Penelope, on March 16. Terra and Joe have been documenting Terra’s pregnancy and her baby’s birth on Lifetime’s Little Women: Terra’s Little Family. Terra’s pregnancy was considered high risk due to the forms of dwarfism she and Joe have and the series has provided a glimpse into the fears and joys the couple has shared along the way. Facing health concerns like the risk of having a double-dominant child (a condition in which double-dominant dwarfism genes prove fatal for a newborn), the couple were overjoyed to welcome a healthy 6-pound, 2-ounce little girl this spring!

Penelope may face health concerns down the road; still, Terra and Joe hope for the best: “She doesn’t have any part of my dwarfism,” Joe told ET. “It’s all [Terra’s]. I’ve had a bunch of leg surgeries and scoliosis and stuff. We’re hoping that, because she’s just Terra’s type that she’ll be able to avoid that.” Terra added, “We don’t know in the future if she’s going to need leg surgery or back surgery. All of these things are very common with achondroplasia [a form of short-limbed dwarfism], but all we can do is give her the best life that she can have.” Terra is four foot, two inches tall and 90 pounds, which Penelope could grow to be as well.

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Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen wants us to believe the drama on Real Housewives is genuine. <fits of laughter> I know, right? It’s real, he said. It’s all about casting the right, highly emotional women, he said. And if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you, he probably said to himself.

Andy addressed the scripted complaints that plague the franchise, actually the majority reality shows these days, in a recent interview with Attitude Magazine.

Andy insisted the real housewives drama is real, adding, “We cast very highly volatile, emotional, driven, opinionated women, and because of that, they go to town. And you sit down with them at the end of the season and they all have it out with each other. It’s really fun.”

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Reality TV Stars Farrah Abraham

Happy Birthday to some of our favorite stars from Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dancing with the Stars, Real Housewives of Atlanta, Teen Mom, Real Housewives of New York, Dance Moms, Love & Hip Hop, and more! See which reality TV stars celebrate a birthday in May

Kelly Bensimon – May 1, 1968
Cheryl Burke – May 3, 1984
Kimora Lee Simmons – May 4, 1975
Erin Andrews – May 4, 1978
Tahiry Jose – May 5, 1979
Tom Bergeron – May 6, 1955
Scheana Marie – May 7, 1985
Gosselin Sextuplets – May 10, 2004
Amber Portwood – May 14, 1990
Tori Spelling – May 16, 1973
Bill Rancic – May 16, 1971
Kelly Hyland – May 16, 1971
Luann de Lesseps – May 17. 1965
Tabatha Coffey – May 17, 1969
Kandi Burruss – May 17, 1976
Derek Hough – May 17, 1985
Jill Duggar – May 17, 1991
Teresa Giudice – May 18, 1972
Chef Roble – May 18, 1984
Kim Zolciak – May 19, 1978
JoJo Siwa – May 19, 2003
Joe Giudice – May 22, 1972
Chris Manzo – May 23, 1989
Mark Ballas – May 24, 1986
Terra Jole – May 25, 1980
Rasheeda Frost – May 25, 1982
Chloe Lukasiak – May 25, 2001
Scott Disick – May 26, 1983
Albie Manzo – May 27, 1986
Jep Robertson – May 28, 1978
Cee Lo Green – May 30, 1974
Patti Stanger – May 31, 1961
Waka Flocka Flame – May 31, 1986
Farrah Abraham – May 31, 1991

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Demi Lovato

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