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Jeff Lewis Catches Trace in a Lie on the 'Flipping Out' Reunion (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 14th 2011 3:32AM
'Flipping Out'Even though they were fired during the regular season run of 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo). Sarah and Trace were brought back for the reunion. But if Trace thought he was going to be able to air any grievances he has toward Jeff Lewis, he was mistaken.

Instead, Jeff immediately called him out on a lie and then went to town. Andy Cohen asked if Trace was in touch with any of his former clients from when he worked for Jeff. Doing so would put him in breach of contract.

When Trace said no, Jeff called him on the lie immediately, citing a client by name he'd been in contact with multiple times. With the camera on Trace's face, we could see the wheels spinning as he tried to come up with a way to talk his way out of the lie, but it ultimately didn't work.

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Jenni Must Decide to Either Move On or Go Full Time on 'Flipping Out' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 7th 2011 6:40AM
Jenni Pulos, 'Flipping Out'Jeff Lewis is not an easy man to work for, but one woman has managed to do it better than any other. And yet, Jenni Pulos has been reluctant to work full-time for him because she wants to keep alive her dream of acting. But this week on 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo), Lewis basically gave her an ultimatum.

He offered her a full-time position, heavily implying that she would not be able to continue working for him in her current capacity. It was all or nothing.

"I'm gonna want health insurance and I'm gonna want to not be timed when I go to the bathroom and I'm gonna want I think a little bit more respect," she said. "Is that possible?"

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Jeff Jumps to Jenni's Defense Against a Mean Client on 'Flipping Out' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 17th 2011 3:12AM
'Flipping Out'Jeff Lewis is notorious for losing his cool and yelling on 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo). Oftentimes, his outbursts can make us uncomfortable, but we applauded him in this week's installment.

Stacey was a client with a mean-spirited streak that seemed to have no foundation. Particularly in her treatment of Jeff's assistant, Jenny. She was arrogant and entitled, and even refused to call Jenny by her name, instead calling her different things as if Jenny wasn't worth the time or effort to actually learn her name.

She tried to reassert herself after Jeff laid into her a little bit, but he wasn't having any of that. "Fortunately, I have other clients," he told her. "So I can say I'm done when I say I'm done. This is Jenny, by the way."

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Jeff is Faced With a Tough Decision on 'Flipping Out' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Aug 10th 2011 1:25AM
Flipping Out Trace firedBetrayal is always a bitter pill to swallow, but it hurts far more when it comes from the people we trust the most, as Jeff found out on this week's 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo).

When it seemed as though Trace wasn't taking the job as seriously as he used to, Jeff took it upon himself to check his employee's computer, and he didn't like what he found there.

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Jeff Lewis Has to Let His Sister-in-Law Go on 'Flipping Out' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 3rd 2011 10:25AM
Sarah Berkman, 'Flipping Out'It's always difficult mixing business with family, but Jeff Lewis was excited to bring on his sister-in-law Sarah Berkman on 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo). However, after two years it's proving to not be a great fit for either of them.

It didn't help that Lewis' boyfriend was urging him to let Berkman go. While she doesn't prove to be grossly incompetent at her job, she remains inadequate in a myriad of little ways regularly enough that it just isn't acceptable after all that time.

"I sense that you've been unhappy and stressed, and I know that you go home sometimes really upset," Lewis told Berkman. "And I think it's created a strain on the family."

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Jeff Lewis Throws Sarah a Wild Bachelorette Party on 'Flipping Out' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 27th 2011 6:00PM
A bachelorette party on 'Flipping Out'Sarah Berkman was thrilled with the bachelorette party Jeff Lewis threw for her in Las Vegas on 'Flipping Out' (Tuesdays, 9PM on Bravo). But not everyone was looking forward to it with the same amount of enthusiasm. Trace James Lehnhoff and Gage Edward had their reservations, and didn't look terribly comfortable in the strip club.

"We were sort of like eagerly anticipating, you know, what kind of girls are going to come out and freak on our laps," said Berkman. Lewis thought Berkman enjoyed herself perhaps a little too much. "I think Sarah actually preferred the female strippers," he said. "I mean, she might want to reconsider this marriage."

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Susie Essman and Jeff Lewis Play 'Guess the Hairy Armpit' on 'Watch What Happens Live' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 15th 2011 6:20PM
Susie Essman and Jeff Lewis look at Julia Roberts' armpit on 'Watch What Happens Live'When it comes to gross, time-wasting late-night TV games, 'Watch What Happens Live' (Thursdays and Sundays, 11PM on Bravo) is the clear-cut intergalactic champion. On Thursday's edition, host Andy Cohen and his guests Susie Essman and Jeff Lewis celebrated 'Pit-stille Day' by looking at pictures of a woman's hairy armpit and guessing to whom it belonged.

For the first armpit, Cohen gave them the choice of Beyonce, Rihanna, or NeNe Leakes. "You know, I don't want to say what that looks like," said Essman. Cohen was thinking the same thing. Essman and Lewis both guessed wrong, as it turned out to be Beyonce. For a particularly unattractive patch, they were given the choices of Julia Roberts, Amy Winehouse, or Courtney Love. Surprisingly, it was Roberts.

Essman wound up the champion, and received a $1,000 gift certificate for hair removal as a prize. Lewis was happy he didn't win. "I would never have used that," he said. Cohen said he had heard otherwise. Oh, the dalliances of the Hollywood hirsute.

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Jeff Lewis Critiques Natalie Morales's and Savannah Guthrie's Clashing Patterns (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 13th 2011 4:35PM
Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie with Jeff Lewis of 'Flipping Out' on 'Today' Jeff Lewis decorates homes with an eye toward reselling on Bravo's 'Flipping Out.' Wednesday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC), Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie asked Lewis to critique how well their dresses matched, and the three of them took turns taking joking offense at each other.

Lewis said he was upset at Morales for not watching the last season of 'Flipping Out,' noting that some critics have called his show "the best show you're not watching." "Just because I haven't been returning your phone calls doesn't mean you can't watch," he said.

Then Guthrie asked Lewis to put his fashion sense to use, asking him if two print dresses together on one couch offended his "obsessive-compulsive eye." "I actually don't mind mixing patterns, there's a lot going on here," he told them. If Morales lost the yellow sweater, he thought it might work better. "You've got a great bra on today, by the way," he said to her. "You look great."

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Jeff Lewis Flips Out When Two Members of His Staff Are Late to Work (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 13th 2011 1:50AM
Jeff Lewis, 'Flipping Out'When they came up with the title for 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on Bravo), it was a play on words for Jeff Lewis's house-flipping projects, which dominated the first season. It also may have been a reflection on his volatile personality.

As the show has shifted more toward his design work, the title is mostly now about his breakdowns. This week, his pot began to boil when Zoila arrived late for work, and failed to get the mail.

He screamed at her, ignoring her excuses about traffic. "Let me explain LA. There's traffic every f****** day of the week!"

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Jeff Lewis Is Not a Fan of the Kinder, Gentler Perez Hilton (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Jul 5th 2011 5:45PM
Jeff Lewis and Perez Hilton on 'The Talk'Jeff Lewis, the star of Bravo's reality series 'Flipping Out,' is an outspoken human drama machine. So it wasn't exactly surprising Tuesday on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated) when he told celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton that he had become too nice and needed to get back to ripping and doodling on celebs.

Lewis is not a fan of the kinder, gentler Perez, who changed his site's tone after being publicly pressured by Ellen Degeneres. "You're much more complimentary now, you're less mean-spirited, and you're a little ... you're less snarky," said Lewis. "I like the old you."

Lewis asked Hilton if he could "do another blog for people like me? Because there's a lot of us." Hilton responded that he enjoyed being more positive, and Lewis said that was fine, but some celebrities "act like jerks" and deserve Hilton's snarky comeuppance.

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Bravo Picks Up 11 New Shows, Renews 5 Others

by Joel Keller, posted Mar 30th 2011 4:00PM
Jeff Lewis and Jenni Pulos of 'Flipping Out' to star in new Bravo series 'Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis'One of the things that's always been striking about how Bravo has reinvented itself over the last decade is that when they find a franchise they like, they go all in and take it in as many different directions as they can.

It's made for a channel that has a very strong identity and fan base. And has led the NBC Universal–owned network to confidently announce at their upfront today that they're going to be picking up 11 new shows.

You read that number right. The 11 that are being picked up include new shows from some of the network's most recognizable stars, like Jeff Lewis and Tabitha Coffey, and will also include a New York spin-off of their popular real estate show 'Million Dollar Listing.'

Bravo announced the return of five shows: 'Top Chef Just Desserts,' 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta,' 'Bethenny Ever After' and 'Tabatha's Salon Takeover.'

More on this mega-announcement, plus a list of the new shows, after the jump.

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Tori Spelling and Jeff Lewis Team Up for New Talk Show

by Catherine Lawson, posted Nov 12th 2010 8:55AM

Jeff LewisFans of 'Flipping Out' rejoice! In the scramble to fill the Oprah-sized hole in its daytime programming, ABC has turned to straight-talking real-estate speculator and reality TV star Jeff Lewis.

ABC Media Production's been working on a daytime talk show for Tori Spelling for some time, and according to the Los Angeles Times, Lewis has been tapped to be her co-host.

There's been no word yet on what topics will be covered by the show, which is still in the development stage, but word is that it wants to be a talk show version of 'Will & Grace.' Sources say that the openly gay Lewis had good onscreen chemistry with Spelling in the test pilot shot last week.

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A Client Secretly Fires Jeff Lewis on 'Flipping Out' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 1st 2010 8:40AM
Client Secretly Fires Jeff Lewis on 'Flipping Out'Jenni Pulos has some bad scoop for her boss on 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 9PM ET on BRAVO): He's been fired. A client's friend tells her that he fired Jeff Lewis and replaced him with a competitor -- all news to Jeff.

"I don't even know what I did wrong, because he wouldn't return my calls," says Jeff. "At least have the balls to say what you're doing, don't just disappear ... Break off with me over an email -- I'm fine with that. Text me, ya know?"

Just as he's beginning to sound like a spurned lover, Jenni goes one step further, explaining the circumstances using a dating analogy, complete with a diamond ring.

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On 'Flipping Out,' Jeff Lewis Threatens to Kill Himself After Assistant Jenni Makes a Mistake (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Aug 11th 2010 2:05AM
On 'Flipping Out,' Jeff Lewis Threatens to Kill Himself After Assistant Jenni Makes a MistakeWhat constitutes a mistake on the job? How far is too far to go, and what should a boss actually get angry about? This is the topic up for discussion on 'Flipping Out' (Tue., 8PM ET on Bravo).

The series involves the high-pressure world of real estate sales; and so the stakes are high. Jenni forgets a client's phone number, and so Jeff Lewis can't call that client while driving to an appointment. But then, Jeff gets a little too upset about it. Jenni offers the defense that "mistakes happen," and Jeff points out that this is a meaningless thing to say.

In a way, they're both right ... or are both wrong. Jeff is really rude and kind of awful. On the other hand, it is true that "mistakes happen" is a terrible defense. True -- mistakes do happen. But still, that's not a good excuse when you're on the job. Yes, accidents can happen. But it's your job as an employee to make sure that they don't happen.

Still, in the end, Jeff ruins the whole thing by going too far with his anger. He's so mad about Jenni's error that he threatens death. "I'll kill myself," he says. "I'll run this car into a wall -- I'll just end the pain." Whoa! Overreact much, Jeff?

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'Flipping Out' - 'Hot Streak, Lots of Baggage' (Season Premiere) Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted Aug 11th 2010 1:15AM
Jeff_Lewis_Jeni_Flipping_out_Bravo_2010(S04E01) When Jeff Lewis referred to the changes in his business early on in the season premiere of 'Flipping Out,' for a while there it seemed like it was all for the better.

After all, the Ryan Brown smoke screen had been lifted -- a Google search snafu that resulted in business never reaching Jeff because it was diverted to Ryan -- and the job offers were up four times what they'd been before. But enough about the work, what about the baby in the office?

Well, it wasn't Jenni and Jeff's. That much hadn't changed. No, it was Jett's. Between the baby -- an occasional visitor -- and the unruly dogs and willful cats, the Jeff Lewis office was more a variation on last season than a real change.

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