According to Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development aka Andy Cohen, the Real Housewives of Miami is the end of additional cities to the successful reality series.
When asked about which city he would look to next to find more housewives by OK! magazine, Andy replied, “I really feel like we’re done.” When further pressed on if Miami is the last stop on the Housewives spinoffs? Andy answered, “Yeah.”
And when it comes to other housewives getting their own Bravo spinoff shows a la Bethenny Frankel, Andy reveals that is very unlikely. “I think they’re all good where they are,” he stated.
This comes as no surprise following the lackluster ratings and reviews of the Miami franchise. The show has averaged a dismal 1.18 million viewers over the first 3 episodes.
While ending the addition of new franchises might be best, we are a little disappointed we will never get to see a Real Housewives of Dallas. That would have been all kinds of awesomeness no?
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The duo released a statement yesterday admitting that while things have been bumpy at times, they are still in love and dedicated to one another.
“At long last, Emily and I can be open to the world and each other about our relationship. Though we are madly in love, it has been a bumpy couple of months for us and our priority right now is to focus on our relationship,” said Brad, 38, and Emily, 25. “We hope that you can respect our privacy as we return to normalcy and begin our off-screen lives together,” they added in the statement.
Meanwhile, Bachelor host Chris Harrison appeared on the Ryan Seacrest radio show yesterday morning during which he revealed Brad and Emily have broken up more than once before. “They actually broke up a couple of times. They both are incredibly stubborn, they’re very much alike and neither one of them give. And they’ve had some knock-down drag out fights,” said Chris.
Brad and Emily also grace the latest cover of PEOPLE magazine, out tomorrow, opening up about their relationship to the mag.
“I’m so happily engaged. I’ve never been happier, I promise you that,” Brad tells PEOPLE. “The hardest part is behind us,” adds Emily. “I feel pretty confident if we can make it through [the past three months], we can make it through.”
The mag also teases that Brad and Emily might be trying to have a baby despite their bumpy relationship thus far.
And finally, despite the not so positive response from fans of the show, ABC is moving full speed ahead with Ashley Hebert as their next Bachelorette. The network in fact released some new promo images of Ashley, 26. Those photos are below!
On the new episode titled “Waterfront and Center,” Alexia serves up a full-blown Cuban dinner for the ladies, but vegetarian Lea gripes about the meat on the menu. Meanwhile, Adriana, still wounded from her ill-fated gallery opening, opens up about her various woes. Marysol gets a surprise proposal, and dramas from the Blacks’ past gala come back to haunt Cristy.
In other RHMIA news, it seems this first season will be a very short one as there have been reports only 6 or 7 episodes are scheduled to air. According to the TV Guide listings, there are only 6 episodes this season, with the finale airing in two weeks.
Ratings - Some good news for Bravo as the ratings went up 30% last week from the previous week, with over 1.30 million viewers tuning in.
And finally, it seems Miami housewife Lea Blackis no fan of Sarah Palin’s. In an opinion piece written on the Huffington Post, Lea advises Sarah to stick to doing reality TV rather than politics. “Save the “domestic” drama for your reality show!,” wrote Lea, also adding that she has “always been politically conscious.”
E! also caught up with Lea yesterday during which she expanded on her opinion of Palin. “Sarah Palin is the sideshow in the circus that everyone wants to watch, but that most people don’t take seriously,” said Lea. “The Republican Party has become a circus and she’s the sideshow act that everyone likes to laugh at, not with.”
Lea then makes it clear she doesn’t think Palin would make a great president. “I think she makes for great entertainment, but I don’t think she can be taken seriously for leading a country,” she added.
A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below -
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During the now infamous limo fight between the two sisters, Kyle physically threatened Kim as the two had some nasty words of exchange during which Kyle stated Kim was an “alcoholic.” Since that episode aired, the two have yet to be seen together in public. In fact, Kim’s only public appearance since came via a brief joint interview with sister Kathy Hiltonon the E! network, to wish Paris Hilton a happy birthday.
Many fans continue to wonder the status of the sisters’ relationship as there have been conflicting reports in the media since. And while Kyle stated a month ago that the two were in “a good place,” adding “the show has taught me to handle her in a different way,” the latest report by UsWeekly seems to dispute that.
According to UsWeekly, the sisters are definitely “not talking.” The reason? “Kim has had it with Kyle.”
The story goes on to confirm previous reports which stated all of the original BH housewives, including Kim, have signed on to return for a second season, though an insider adds that Kim, 46, was on the fence about returning. “Kim finally signed on but told Kyle she wants nothing to do with her next season,” reveals the insider.
The source also adds that on the next season, “Kim will face her alcohol problems on the show.”
While Kyle’s behavior on the show was bad enough, it’s likely Kim’s disdain also stems from the aftermath of the show. In the weeks following the airing of that volatile episode, there were numerous reports in the press that seemed to have been planted by ‘Team Kyle’ sources. Majority of these reports attempted to paint Kim in a very negative light, while pretty much attempting to do the exact opposite for Kyle.
As for the Bravo hit show, numerous reports state filming has already began on the second season.
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In a brief interview with E! Online, Amber, who is still facing charges for domestic violence and recently had some nude photos leak online, reveals she “despises” Jenelle’s bad behavior. And no, you are not being punked.
“I pretty much despise what she stands for. She’s an idiot and I don’t care if people know or not,” Amber Potwoodstated. “I literally have worked my ass off because of this whole battery thing to make sure I keep my daughter. They [MTV] shouldn’t put her on, it’s embarrassing!”
Amber’s diss might have to do with a tweet Jenelle made back in January during which she indirectly referred to Amber as being too orange. Jenelle tweeted back then, “Its funny how the other original teen moms have to get jealous over us. Get over it. grow up. yr as fake as that orange suntan and yr boobs.”
In the meantime, Jenelle will appear in court April 14, on charges of breaking and entering plus pot possession. No word yet on when Amber’s due in court for her domestic violence charges.
In other Teen Mom news, the Hollybaby blog is reporting that Teen Mom 2 stars Kailyn Lowry and Jo Rivera reached a custody agreement several months ago for their son Isaac.
According to the agreement, Jo is required to fork over $600 a month in child support to Kailyn. Some are surprised by the amount, perhaps because Jo is only 19-years-old. The custody agreement also states Kailyn gets primary physical custody of Isaac, and Jo gets visitation every weekend, “from Friday morning until Sunday at 8:00 PM.” The two will alternate on all major holidays.
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“It’s something you’re invited to go to, then you’re thrown out!” Rosemary Holt tells RadarOnline. “She never said she had an addiction,” adds Rosemary.
“I know the whole story from the time she left here and the paperwork she’d done and the contracts. She was asked to come on, it wasn’t her choice to come on. She was asked to,” says Rosemary, going on to insinuate that there were other reasons the show asked Michaele to come on. “She was brought on, she was told to talk about her feelings, how she survived the White House, her feelings, how she dealt with Bravo and when she went before Congress…,” she says. “That’s what she was brought on for. Then all of a sudden she’s there…the things I heard why she was there…I said ‘you don’t belong there.”
It’s not over yet as Rosemary goes on to ponder how the show could just kick her daughter off. “They signed a contract with my daughter, but yet they can put her out?! Explain that to me. But Missy has to remain with her confidentiality. It should work both ways.”
Allrighty. In other news, RadarOnline also reports that all hell broke loose on the set of Celebrity Rehab over the weekend courtesy of cast member Michael Lohan.
Apparently, it was ‘family day’ and professional famewhore Michael wanted daughter Lindsay Lohan, his youngest daughter “Ali, and the rest of the family to come for ‘family day.’ Michael even wanted Dina to come. They all refused, they don’t want to appear on camera in that setting, period. Michael was very upset and emotions were very raw for him. Soon, thereafter, all hell started to break out between other patients and families,” a show insider reveals, adding that viewers will be in for “quite a shock when it airs.”
Celebrity Rehab 5 is set to premiere sometime in May on VH1.
And as for the ABC 20/20 special about reality television that was scheduled to air this past Friday, it didn’t air as it got bumped for coverage of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disaster. As of the moment, ABC has yet to announce a new airing date for the special titled “The Phenomenon of Reality Television.” The show was supposed to feature interviews with Michaele, Bethenny Frankel, Kyle Richards and others.
However, immediately following the show, we discovered there was already trouble in paradise for the engaged couple. Unlike the previous couples who came on the After The Final Rose special and pretended stated all was perfect in their relationship, Emily, 24, and Brad, 38, displayed some refreshing honesty by admitting they have had some troubles.
They both shockingly revealed they had even broken up once and canceled a planned wedding. The two however stated they are now committed to making things work.
Fast forward to today and sources tell Popeater the two have broken up for good due to Emily’s insecurities. “Emily is so insecure, she just isn’t cut out for all the fame and attention her relationship is under,” a show insider reveals. “The six weeks of shooting the show in paradise was easy, away from prying eyes and photographers, but since they both returned to their normal lives things have been a disaster.”
The sources claim Emily has simply had a tough time adjusting to life after the show with Brad. One of the sources adds that they “would love to say they are going to make it, but they won’t. After we taped the ‘After the Rose,’ it was clear to everyone that this one was not going to work.”
In other news, Ashley Hebert was officially announced as the next Bachelorette last night to the disappointment of many fans, who simply believe she is too boring for the job. “I’ve been single for almost four years,” said Ashley. “I’m excited — I’m making up for lost time.” Ashley’s season of the Bachelorette airs May 23 on ABC.
And finally, it seems former Bachelor “winner” Vienna Girardi has found love again… With a former Bachelorette contestant as she is now dating Kasey Kahl, you know, the crazypants hopeless romantic from Ali Fedotowsky’s season. Yep, the two have been dating for a couple of weeks now and photos of the two lovebirds are below.
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The second episode of the Real Housewives of Orange County aired last night, and unlike the season premiere last week, last night was more on the somber side, but still good nonetheless. After all, we did get to meet new gun-toting housewife Peggy Tanous, who is anything but boring.
The episode began with a vomit inducing home scene between Gretchen and her deadbeat boyfriend/professional pipe layer Slade, as I still try to comprehend why Bravo would decide to open the show with this scene. A shirtless Slade goes to wake up Gretchen, who reminds us that she and Slade have been together for a year and a half. Vomit. But it gets better as Slade is now Gretchen’s employee who gets paid in the bedroom. Double vomit. Except Gretchen fails to mention the fact that Slade does get paid from being with her via a check from Bravo. Plus, can someone please inform Gretchen that the sexual jokes/innuendos are really not cute or funny, you know, considering she made the same jokes last season and again on WWHL last night. Though the more I think about it, the more I realize these two are perfect for one another as they are truly one of a kind.
It is now time for mogul Gretchen to have a meeting with her very own Sweetie aka her assistant Shawna. Shawna’s crime? Not having Gretchen’s back during Tamra’s get together last episode. It seems Gretchen is still peeved about the princess comment as she brings it up once again. At this point, Gretchen is without a doubt protesting too much. I mean we get it Gretchen! Between building your empire, humping Slade 24/7 and not taking care of him financially, you are very busy!
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