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It seems Bravo is pulling out all the stops when it comes to the Real Housewives of Miami reunion.

According to Entertainment Weekly, for the first time ever, the network will air a live reunion show for a Housewives series.

The reunion special, titled Watch What Happens: Live Miami Housewives Reunion, will air live on the East Coast on April 5 at 9 p.m. ET.

The special will still be hosted by Andy Cohen, and here’s to hoping a shoving incident a la Teresa Giudice on last year’s NJ reunion show does doesn’t repeat itself live.

The April 5 date also means there are only two episodes left this season, meaning only 6 episodes will be aired for RHMIA season 1.

In other news, Life & Style magazine released the first photo today of Marysol Patton and beau Frenchman Philippe Pautesta-Herder on their wedding day in Aspen, Colo.

Marysol, 44, reveals this is actually her second marriage and the first for Philippe, 34. Marysol also admits she “was freaking out,” about planning her elopement in only five days. “But on our wedding day, a sense of peace came over me,” she added.

Life & Style states the wedding actually took place almost a year ago on March 25, 2010. “We rushed so we wouldn’t miss the snow,” Marysol says. “I always wanted a winter wedding!” A wedding photo of the couple is below -

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The fourth episode of the Real Housewives of Miami airs tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.

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.

Watch What Happens Live – The guests tonight will be Kathy Griffin and Larsa Pippen.

And finally, it seems Miami housewife Lea Black is 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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NYC Housewives’ Ramona Singer is once again telling it like it is, and this time around she’s unleashing her ramotional views on the Real Housewives of Miami.

In an interview with the Miami Herald, the NYC Housewife shares her opinion on RHMIA’s Elsa Patton and Lea Black. According to Ramona, Lea is badly in need of a makeover.

“I thought she looked like she was going to a costume party,” Ramona stated about the House of Gaga reject attire Lea wore to Adriana‘s gallery opening. “She looked a little ridiculous.” Oh but Ramona had more to say. “Someone’s giving her bad fashion tips. I think she needs a makeover,” added Ramona about Lea’s crimes against fashion. “It just looks like she’s stuck in a bad era.” Ouch!

And what does Ramona think of the glamorous Elsa? “I freaked out. I didn’t know if she was a man or a woman at first,” said Ramona upon facing Elsa for the first time on television. “I didn’t know if she was like a drag queen, I swear.” Telling it like it is indeed.

In other MIA news, the Miami Herald reported last week that three of the housewives – Alexia Echevarria, Marysol Patton and Lea Black — share a six degrees of separation with Willy Falcon and Sal Magluta, dubbed “The Boys” during the real Miami Vice era. Both currently seat in prison as Falcon pleaded guilty to money laundering and got 20 years in prison, while Magluta was convicted in 2002, sentenced to 205 years and ordered to pay a fine of $63 million for laundering cocaine profits to defense attorneys, bribed jurors and Colombian hit men.

Alexia, 43, then Alexia Figueredo married a Magluta associate Pedro L. Rosello in 1992, the same year their son Pedro aka Peter was born in Hialeah. Rosello, who cooperated as a government witness, was ultimately convicted of cocaine trafficking, and served some time in prison. Alexia and Rosello were divorced by the end of 1995.

Meanwhile, Marysol, 44, was the girlfriend of a convicted, big-time cocaine distributor who also was a cooperating witness in the federal drug case.

As for the role of Lea, 56, she is married to famed attorney Roy Black, who was paid millions to represent Magluta. When Roy was asked about the connections between the Bravo show and the Willy-and-Sal case, he simply stated, “It’s so Miami, that’s for sure.”

Not so great ratings and negative reviews in tow, the show must go on, and it did last night as Bravo aired the second episode of the Real Housewives of Miami.

While episode 2 didn’t seem to help matters that much, a single phone call via Lea Black on Watch What Happens Live last night did seem to bring some glimmer of hope. Perhaps this season won’t be all that bad after all. More on this later.

The episode begins with Adriana having a convo with fiance Frederic as the two have a surprisingly not awkward conversation about Adriana and her love for guys. The topic then turns to the catwalk drama involving the other ladies. Adriana gets it right when she refers to Larsa and Cristy as high school “mean girls” in her interview, but gets it wrong when she states she did not make a fool of herself on the catwalk.

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Weeks after bumping the Real Housewives of NYC, Bravo premiered the Real Housewives of Miami last night and so far, the reviews today have pretty much panned the show, but more on this later. The Miami franchise definitely felt like a mix between Basketball Wives and the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Is this a good mix you ask? Well, let’s find out!

On to the recap – the premiere episodes of the Bravo housewives are usually a bit ADD and all over the place but something about the RHMIA just seemed slightly more all over the place.

In the first scene, we are introduced to snob #1 Lea, a “people collector” who finds joy in collecting crazy people, as I breathe a sigh of relief that Lea wasn’t around pre-Lincoln days. Some of the people collected by Lea include rapper Rick Ross and former NBA hot mess star Dennis Rodman. In this scene, we also get a glimpse of drag queen Elaine Lancaster in the background. Elaine was rumored to have been a cast member back when the show was still titled ‘Miami Social Club.’ It will be interesting to see if Elaine is in a lot of scenes through out the season. So okay, not a big fan of Lea but what the hey! There are 5 more ladies left so let’s go!

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The Real Housewives of Miami

Following a sneak peek on Sunday night, the Real Housewives of Miami officially premieres tonight on the Bravo network!

On the premiere episode tonight titled ‘Paradise Cost,’ the RHMIA ladies are ready to bring the heat, starting with back stabbing and trash talk right from the get go. Adriana is off to a bad start when the ladies make fun of her during a fake strut down the catwalk, and things aren’t much better for some of the housewives at what should be a fun cooking party. 

The Real Housewives of Miami debuts at 10/9c on Bravo.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MUGSHOTS OF MARYSOL AND HER MOTHER!

Watch What Happens Live – Joining Andy Cohen in the Bravo clubhouse tonight will be Miami housewives Alexia, Lea and Adriana plus Andy promises a “special surprise.”

Meanwhile, some of the Miami housewives are speaking out in a new interview and the big question was are they worried about “editing?”  That answer is no according to Lea Black. “I think you have to give people the material,” said Lea. “And if they edit you … I mean, as long as it’s in context, I don’t think you can blame anyone but yourself.”

Lea, a Miami socialite married to criminal defense attorney Roy Black goes on to add, “No one can force you to say things that you say. Now if you’re making a joke and you’re saying something and it’s taking it out of context and put into a mean spirit then I might have an issue about the editing.”

Meanwhile, Alexia Echevarria reveals they haven’t seen the final cut of the show yet, telling reporters “it’s been a while, it’s been almost a year since we filmed but – so it’s going to be interesting.”

A preview clip of tonight’s episode is below -

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Real Housewives of Miami

Bravo housewives just got a little bit spicier!

Following the postponement of the Real Housewives of NYC, Bravo announced today that the Real Housewives of Miami will be making its debut on Feb. 22 at 10/9c.

The RHMIA (Bravo also announced today that’s the hash tag they want to use for the show) was originally filmed as a different show under the title Miami Social Club. However following filming, Bravo loved what they saw, so much that they decided to make it a housewives franchise.

The cast includes (from left to right in the above photo), Alexia Echevarria - executive editor of Venue magazine, Marysol Patton - runs her own PR firm the Patton Group, Larsa Pippen - wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen, Cristy Rice - recently divorced from NBA star Glen Rice, plus Lea Black - wife of famed attorney Roy Black and Adriana DeMoura-Sidi – a full time mom & art collector.

And despite the reports that came out a while back stating Elaine Lancaster, a Miami South Beach drag queen would be a “housewife,” Elaine did not make the final cast. A preview clip is below -

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The Real Housewives of Miami

Coming soon to a TV near you? The Real Housewives of Miami reports E! Online.

According to E!, not only is the series happening, but it’s a done deal! As it has already completed filming. There is however a catch. A production source tells E! the series will not be as trashy as its predecessors because the show was “originally shot to be a different show, but they have decided to make it a part of the Housewives franchise.”

It seems the show was slated to be titled ‘Miami Social Club‘ not to be confused with the other Bravo flop show simply titled Miami Social. Apparently, once the show finished filming, Bravo loved what they saw and decided to turn this into yet another housewives series.

And in a Bravo first, the Miami series will feature a drag queen as a cast member! Pictured above on the far right is Elaine Lancaster, who is described as the drag queen of Miami South Beach. While Bravo refused to confirm the news, the insider states “the show is set to begin airing sometime between November and January” on Bravo.

As for the cast, it will include Larsa Pippen (pictured far left – wife of former NBA star Scottie Pippen), and Alexia Echevarria (pictured center – Venue Magazine editor).

The remaining cast will include Christy Rice (ex-wife of former NBA star Glen Rice), Art scene socialite Adriana Sidi, public relations expert Marysol Patton, and charity planner Lea Black, wife of famous defense attorney Roy Black. More cast photos below.

And once again, with the less than impressive ratings of the DC Housewives, and the upcoming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills franchise, we have to wonder if Bravo is over-saturating their successful Housewives franchise with too many series. Plus we’re not quite sure we’re buying the whole ‘this franchise will be classier than the rest argument.’ We highly doubt Bravo would have turned a very classy show into a housewives series, as we all know that Bravo is allergic to classy, at least when it comes to their housewives.

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