It seems that there is a lot going on behind the scenes of NBC’s answer to Project Runway. First off? Host and supermodel Elle MacPherson won’t be returning. Gearlive.com reports that Elle is calling it quits for season two. She says, “I have been involved with Fashion Star from the beginning, and am very proud to see it come to life, not only in America but globally. The show is in great hands, and although I will not be hosting this season, I will still be very involved [and] will be reviewing the format for the upcoming season.”
That’s code for “artistic differences” isn’t it? Answer me, Austin Scarlett! Not only will Elle be hanging up her hosting cap, but sponsor and affordable fashion house H&M is also bidding adieu to the series. Reportedly sticking around? Hosts Nicole Richie, John Varvatos, and new mom Jessica Simpson.
WILL YOU WATCH FASHION STAR WITHOUT ELLE? WHERE YOU WATCHING BEFOREHAND?
“I look at the iconic women who’ve had trials and tribulations in their lives, and “I don’t pretend to be an ordinary housewife” from Elizabeth Taylor comes to mind. I’ll address my fans soon enough and appreciate all your positive thoughts and comments. Love~Vicki”
Awwww…don’t drag my Liz Taylor into this mess. First, Jill Zarin nabs her jewels, then Lindsay Lohanruins plays her in a movie role, and now this. She doesn’t deserve it!
Ok, it’s that time again! Reality Tea’s Booze ‘N Books Club! With zillions of reality stars – and new ones popping up every second – and each one with something to sell, we here at Reality Tea decided to test out some of these fetes of literary greatness. And what goes better with books that are badly written than cocktails? So we thought we’d try something fun and review some of these gems!
Each month Reality Tea will be reviewing both a book and a cocktail. Last month we reviewed Teresa Giudice‘s third cookbook, Fabulicious: Fast & Fit and her Fabellini Cocktail. While the recipes and igredences in the cookbook were pretty good, the cocktail had me reminiscing about college memories slurping up the Boone’s Farm in a frat house. I was a classy girl, alright.
This month we’re honoring the OG of the Housewives franchises, Vicki Gunvalson and taking a look-see through her self-help/memoir More Than A Housewife: Talent! Purpose! Direction! Drive! Yep, that’s the title in its entirety. The Real Housewives of Orange County star wants you to know that you too can be an insurance megastar (and meet a winner like Brooks Ayers at conventions! Enticing, no?) if only you learn from her experiences.
I was hoping for some killer throwback photos of Vicki and co. in the good old days, but yeah there were none. We also reviewed the offerings of Wines By Wives. Now there’s nothing I love more than a bottle of red, but a memoir sans childhood photos? Not so much!
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Say what?! Andy uses graphs and charts to cast the crazy?! According to a new interview with AdAge, Andy credited research for the reasoning behind the firings. “We snort up research like fine Colombian cocaine,” he admitted of the Bravomeisters approach to determining what viewers want.
“I love Twitter because it’s a live focus group,” said Andy, explaining that one reason certain cast members of RHONY were let go was because of negative feedback about them on social media.
Kris Kardashian Jenner’s dynasty is as it should be. Daughter Khloe and her husband Lamar Odom are headed back to la-la land. Lamar, who was playing for the Lakers when his whirlwind romance with the reality star began, has been traded to the Clippers, the team he first played for in the NBA. HollywoodLife.com is reporting that Lamar will be make $8.2 million this year alone!
He and Khloe are likely thrilled as well to be moving back to Los Angeles after living in Dallas where Lamar briefly played for the Mavericks. However, Lamar may be forced to choose between basketball and reality stardom. A source tells the same site that the Clippers “want nothing to do with the circus that comes along with everything Kardashian. They want Lamar to come in without any baggage or outside distractions. … They are giving Lamar a huge chance and want nothing to ruin that.”
Therapy Schmerapy, eh. Teresa Giudice and Joe G-to-the-Orga are clearly beyond help. Existing in a world where all versions of rationale just slip in one ear and right out the other. As Teresa so aptly put it, “I don’t store things in my brain.” Clearly.
Last night on Real Housewives of New Jersey, the siblings from hell attempted to see a therapist to mend their fractured relationship. I guess they don’t understand that it takes way more than one hour-long appointment to patch things up, but Bravo doesn’t have the time to be airing all that. We would be watching RHONJ season 35 if that be the case.
Now I’m no Teresa hater, I find her tolerable and she has redeeming qualities; one of which is her eternal optimism and goofball nature. I don’t know how the Gorgadice families got into this mess that has come to dominate my television and yours for the last two years, and frankly I think both Teresa and Joe, of the salmon colored button-down, told versions of the truth that make sense.
In the new print edition of Reality Weekly magazine, it’s revealed that the troubled reality star has burned through her $75,000 MTV paycheck and is flat broke – and bouncing payments - until the next big check rolls in.