As you know, Bethenny filed for sole custody over a year ago, and she and Jason have been battling it out in court ever since, all the while sharing their high dollar apartment. In the meantime, Bethenny has been linked to different men as Jason plays the doting dad card when the paparazzi are around. Who knows if it's sincere, but he certainly seems to be winning the public's sympathy in this circus.
I'm going to go out on a limb here…if you don't want people to judge your most intimate situations, perhaps you shouldn't film said situations as the story line for a docu-drama in which cameras follow you and your cheating husband into marital counseling for his highly publicized affair(s?). There is no need to go Spelling out all of your issues on reality television.
Here's the short sTori: Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott met on set (the original Cibrian-Rimes love story), left their spouses, and then married each other. While having four kids, they proceeded to live life on reality shows that encompassed the couple in every situation from Bed and Breakfasts to family life. Back in December, Dean strayed with a woman who saw dollar signs and sold her story to a tabloid. Since then, Tori footed the bill for his sex addiction rehab while trying to prove to the world that they were still one big happy family. Now, they have filmed the healing process (or maybe final good-bye?) of their union for Lifetime with a show called True Tori which begins April 22.
Is your relationship on the edge? Do you need Couples Therapy but you are not a reality TV star who is desperate for another 15 minutes of fame? If you answered yes to either question, today is your lucky day. Fox is casting a new reality TV show titled Couples Retreat.
It's Wife Swap meets Temptation Island. Couples who sign up for Couples Retreat "agree to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple" in an attempt to fix their troubled marriage or to reboot their stale marriage. Oh, yes, this is trashy reality TV at its finest.
Forget rapper T.I., it's his wife Tiny that has captured the hearts of viewers everywhere…okay, it's the whole flipping family, T.I. included. Who doesn't adore them? The crew has been a staple on VH1 with season four ofT.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle recently premiering .
Now, it appears that Tiny is going to be getting another show in addition to the Hustle. In it, she and her hairdresser (and closest pal) will be showcasing their shenanigans. Think vintage reality shows. Think former besties living on a farm. Think ratings gold.
I've got to hand it to Jason Hoppy. Y'all know that Bethenny Frankel never would have pegged him as the dude who would battle her at every turn of their divorce. He was so passive in their marriage, I figured he would have rolled over by now! While I'm not surprised that Jason is fighting for custody of the pair's daughter, I think Bethenny is floored that he's giving her a run for her money…literally.
It's her money Jason wants…at least to pay his attorney fees in this never ending divorce proceeding. As the two continue to face off in court over Brynn, their shared multi-million dollar home (as in, they are still both living there), and everything else under the sun, Jason is racking up the legal bills with his lawyer's work being estimated at $900 an hour. How do you get to be one of those people??
Can we go ahead and start jumping on Oprah's couch over this news? That's probably putting the cart ahead of the horse, but TLC has announced a new show which will premiere this summer that will follow famed actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini and her family.
I'm not going to hold my breath that this show will divulge all the secrets of the controversial religion, but a gal can hope, right?
Oh, VH1, you never disappoint! The network that brought us the classic Love & Hip Hop franchise is at it again, hoping to target that professional, unmarried woman in her mid to late '20s who totally has her life together but “doesn’t see any shame in watching provocative, fun TV.” Sounds about right! I know these women, and I can see them joining me in a marathon of Naked Dating. Yes. Because that's going to be a show thanks to the art of blurring out body parts!
Nudity not your thing? Perhaps you'd rather watch cameras follow around my favorite Backstreet Boy Nick Carter or get lost in the nail-biting excitement of a traveling paternity testing truck. Who needs ice-cream when it has DNA? Still not convinced? How about K. Michelle's as yet untitled project. So she was telling the truth! The network is also debuting show that chronicles embarrassing hook-up walks of shame. Let me set my DVR (no, really).
Thank you, reality television, for making my home state look like the classiest and most intelligent place in the country. It started with Myrtle Manor, and then CMT slid thirty minutes down the coast to Murrells Inlet for a little gem called Party Down South. Next week, I'll have the pleasure of recapping Bravo's attempt to ruin the beautiful and historic city I adore with a little train wreck called Southern Charm (it's how the other half live, y'all…and I cannot wait!).
While all of South Carolina is abuzz about the upcoming society-skeeze-fest, those characters up scenic Highway 17 need to make sure they aren't forgotten. Enter the brain trust that is Lyle Boudreaux of Party Down South glory.