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News Roundup: 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey' Casting Rumors, 'Lone Star' Tanks and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 28th 2010 6:38PM
Teresa GiudiceApparently Bravo likes Teresa Giudice's family -- a lot. According to RadarOnline, the network is now courting Giudice's cousin, Katherina Wakile, to appear on the third season of 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey.'

This news follows reports that Bravo has already asked Giudice's sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, to join the show. According to Radar, Giudice is not pleased that either woman is poised to become a regular 'Real Housewives' cast member. "Teresa isn't happy that her family is being asked to join the cast," a source told Radar. "She feels as if her entire family is being approached to be a part of the show."

Production on season 3 is set to begin soon, though Giudice has still not signed her contract for the show.

In other TV news ...

'Lone Star' tanked in the ratings yet again, falling 23 percent from last week's dismal debut. NBC's 'The Event' was also down, but 'Castle' and 'How I Met Your Mother' were both up. [The Hollywood Reporter]

'The O.C.' veterans Rachel Bilson and Josh Schwartz have teamed up again for a new NBC show called 'Ghost Angeles.' The Schwartz-written show will star Bilson as a woman who can communicate with the dead. NBC committed to a producing the pilot despite the fact that no script has been written yet. [Deadline]

Yet another report is claiming that 'The Real Housewives of Miami' is a done deal. Like previous stories, an anonymous source claims the series was originally intended to be another reality series for Bravo, but the network decided to expand its franchise instead. [E! Online]

Nine new commercials for Conan O'Brien's TBS show, 'Conan,' debuted today. The short clips all feature the song "MIssing You" by John Waite, and are definitely worth a watch for a die-hard Conan fan. [Buzzfeed]

Dita Von Teese will guest star on 'CSI' early next year. The burlesque star and style icon will appear as an Old Hollywood actress. [The Ausiello Files]

Lifetime has ordered a new reality show called 'The Fairy Jobmother.' The series will feature a career specialist advising unemployed families on how to find work. The eight-episode series, which is based on a U.K. show, will debut Oct. 28. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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