For comparison’s sake, part three of the season 6 reunion logged 4.29 million viewers and the season 6 average was 3.87 million viewers. While the decline is troublesome, IMHO, Real Housewives of Atlanta still brings more viewers to Bravo than the others in the franchise. Case in point: this week’s episode of Real Housewives of New York attracted just 1.385 million viewers.
Nearly every reality star who will have a job next season showed up yesterday for the E! and Bravo Upfronts in NYC. The Kardashians, the Real Housewives and so many more showed up to give advertisers a glimpse of what’s to come on the networks over the next few months.
Kenya Moore was on hand (and even posed with Patti Stanger, so clearly things are fine between them after the marriage debacle of this week) and so was NeNe Leakes – wearing the same top as Giuliana Rancic! Kim Zolciak was there but we didn’t get any red carpet shots of her and daughter Brielle, but hopefully some of those will be up later this morning!
The reality TV viewer numbers are in and ready to be analyzed. Teen Mom OG saw its third increase in a row with 1.855 million tuning in this week. The mid-season finale of Dance Moms garnered 1.451 million viewers, bringing the season five average to 1.57 million viewers. For comparison’s sake, the season four finale attracted 1.619 million and the season average was 1.84 million.
Kourtney Kardashian is by-far the most ‘normal’ of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians clan – she’s also the most down-to-earth. The mother of three is also predominantly behind most of the Kardashians fashion ventures, particularly their new Kardashian Kids collection which is launching at Nordstroms. In a new interview Kourtney talks motherhood, welcoming a third baby, working with her famous family, and how all kids have their own style.
First of all, it’s important to know that fashion and materialism has always been a part of the Kardashian family values, Kourtney reminisces about playing dress-up in Kris Jenner‘s closet and how her mom has influenced her perspectives. “I remember playing in my mom’s closet with Kim as little girls—we had this game we played, I was Donna Karan and she was my assistant, and I was really bossy,” Kourtney says. “We would always hear my mom talk about designers, and she had all this designer vintage, but it wasn’t vintage at the time—a lot of Chanel—such great clothes, shoes, jewelry. We had so much fun playing in her closet. My daughter already tries on my shoes, and she plays with my makeup. It’s fun, but it brings out the girlier side in me knowing that I’m a role model for her.”
Look! It’s an all new hot mess photo roundup to get you through this Friday afternoon! Brandi Glanville was honored with the Woman of Achievement award this week at a Mother’s Day luncheon thrown by the Associates for Breast and Prostate Cancer Studies. Also in attendance at the event: Carlton Gebbia and her mother-in-law Gloria, and Nicole Murphy.
Kim Kardashian‘s picture book, Selfish, hit book stores this week. And people actually went to Barnes & Noble in NYC on Tuesday to not only spend their money on the book of selfies but also to stand in line to meet the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star. Maybe it is just me, but I can think of funner ways to spend an afternoon, like get a colonoscopy or go to the dentist.
But I digress. Unfortunately for Kim, not everyone who showed up was a fan. A bunch of anit-fur activists posed as fans to confront Kim about her fur coats, fur bikinis, and so on. When the first protester approached Kim for a signature, he shouted, “I just want to say that you’re the most disgusting human being on this planet! Shame on you for supporting the fur industry!” And then more fake fans in the crowd yelled “Murderer!” and “Shame on you!” repeatedly.
About Bruce‘s interview with Diane Sawyer, Kim said, “It was amazing. He got such a great response, such a supportive response, and that means the world to him. This was a big step for him. He can feel the love [and the support]. That makes him so happy.”
“I’m trying to hook him up with designers now,” added Kim. No, Bruce! No! Run!
Kim said she promised Bruce she’d help him every step of the way … as long as he doesn’t try to steal her glam team. “I’m like, ‘That’s not going to work. You gotta find your own team. If you are going to do this, you have to do it right. You have to look amazing, and I’ll help you.'” #priorities