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House Husbands of Hollywood

Bringing you some news and gossip about the House Husbands of Hollywood. The Fox reality network show follows the lives of five men who happen to be househusbands. You can read more about the cast here.

Grant ReynoldsAspiring actor and husband of “Good Day LA” anchor Jillian Reynolds. Jillian and Grant are currently expecting their second child, a boy. A photo of a very pregnant Jillian is below.

Darryl M. BellThe former star of A Different World has been with girlfriend Tempest Bledsoe for 16 years. Tempest starred on The Cosby Show for years. In an interview with ET, the couple believes their relationship works because they are “very compatible.” They also have no plans to get married, though they are pro-marriage.

Danny BarclayAspiring actor Danny is married to Katherine Barclay who is described as a “high-powered attorney.” It’s been reported that Katherine works for a powerful law firm than only accepts the top 1% of law school graduates. She practices under her maiden name to allow her some privacy. Danny also seems to be getting some acting gigs lately as shown on his IMDB actor’s page.

Not much news to report on Charlie Mattera and Billy Ashley. Some of the fellas have twitter pages as listed below.

Charlie Mattera Twitter and Danny Barclay Twitter.

My thoughts on the showHousehusbands is one of those shows I had not planned on watching until I got hooked during a marathon. It’s a pretty decent show. It doesn’t have the drama factor as Bravo’s housewives’ series, but it is nonetheless entertaining to watch, as seeing life from the men’s prospectives is sometimes humorous.

I noticed some viewers are giving Jillian Barberie Reynolds a hard time, but I actually see things differently when it comes to Grant and Jillian. Grant seems to have a superior passive aggressive way about him while Jillian seems more laid back and wanting to avoid conflict. Grant’s behavior at the couple’s dinner party was a bit telling and unnecessary. He seems a bit controlling and tends to overact to the “little things.” He also needs to learn how to let things go, the way he went on and on and on and on about Jillian’s spending was draining to watch. He might have had a valid point but went about it the wrong way. I’m surprised these two are having another baby instead of heading to divorce court. They need a lot of help/counseling for their marriage to work. They seem very mismatched and sometimes act like they genuinely do not like each other.

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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. Dodger Billy 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.

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