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Bravo Readies 'Real Housewives of Miami,' Adds Drag Queen to Cast

by PopEater Staff, posted Jan 26th 2011 3:50PM

Bravo is rolling out its newest 'Real Housewives' series with a twist: a drag queen!

PopEater's Rob Shuter says the wildly successful 'Housewives' franchise is taking on Miami, confirming the rampant rumors. But aside from the possibility of bumping into the odd 'Jersey Shore' straggler, the show is sure to shock some viewers by adding its first-ever self-styled drag queen to the cast.

Blonde bombshell Elaine Lancaster, whose male name is James Davis and who is close friends with Dennis Rodman, has joined the show as a part of the wider ensemble.

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Faye Resnick and Camille Grammer Ignite a Massive Dinner Party Argument on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 17th 2010 6:40AM
'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': The Wives Have a Psychic for Dinner, Then Start ScreamingAin't no party like a 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' party. On the latest episode (Thu., 10PM ET on Bravo), Camille Grammer invites the other women over for a dinner party. In addition, there are several non-housewife-based guests, including Allison DuBois, the psychic who inspired the TV show 'Medium.' Also attending the party -- Faye Resnick, ex-drug addict, ex-'Playboy' model, and friend of Nicole Brown Simpson, murdered wife of O.J. Simpson.

Wow. Even without the slightly odd dinner guests, having this many 'Housewives' in the same room at the same time can't possibly be a good idea. And this turns out to be the case, as the ladies get pretty tipsy and start screaming at one another.

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kim Goes on a Very Bad Blind Date (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 3rd 2010 2:45AM
'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kim Goes on a Very Bad Blind DateYou should never set up a friend on a blind date. Actually, you should maybe never set up anyone on a blind date; the potential for things going badly is so high. But Lisa Vanderpump goes ahead and breaks this rule on the new 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (Thu., 10PM ET on Bravo).

Lisa sets her pal Kim Richards up with a 50-ish-looking English dude named Martin. Their first date takes place during a party at a 60,000 square-foot mansion, so that's nice. Everything thereafter goes less well. A fellow party-goer asks if the pair are on a date -- Kim thinks they are, Martin says they aren't. Never a good sign. Strike one.

Next, there's a discussion of what Martin's ideal blind date would look like: The answer being tall and brunette, which more accurately describes Kim's sister Kyle, whom Martin has met. Strike two. Kim then confesses to Martin that she married her first blind date, as his face tenses up in terror. Strike three.

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'Glee' Announces European Tour, 'Real Housewives' in Texas Rumors and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Nov 19th 2010 12:20PM
GleeIn its ongoing quest to take over the world, 'Glee' is embarking on a summer 2011 international tour.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the cast of 'Glee' will hit Manchester, England on June 22 and then play London and Dublin through July. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Nov. 26, but American Express cardholders can get tickets starting Nov. 22.

"We had such a great time putting together last year's shows and the response from the fans was incredible," said 'Glee' creator Ryan Murphy. "People around the world want to see our cast live and in person, so this European tour is our way of thanking them for the unbelievable way they've embraced our little show."

American fans should stay tuned, Murphy said news will follow.

In other TV news ...

Is a Texan version of 'Real Housewives' in the works? The producers behind 'Real Housewives of New York City' have sent out scouting emails looking for women to take place in the pilot of 'Texas Rancher Wives.' Yes, it's not branded with 'Real Housewives' right now, but it could be the working title to throw off potential participants who may change their acts. [Culture Map]
Rob Riggle and Robert Smigel are teaming up for a new comedy project. Riggle has been tapped to star in the CBS comedy about a man who winds up working for the nerd he bullied in high school. Smigel is writing. [Deadline Hollywood]

Weezer is hitting on some 'Hard Times.' The band has filmed a cameo for MTV's 'Hard Times of RJ Berger.' Look for Weezer during the second season to air over the summer. [Hollywood Reporter]

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 1, Episode 5 Recap

by Rebecca Adler Warren, posted Nov 12th 2010 10:00AM
['The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' – 'I Would Never Say That']

On this week's episode of 'RHOBH,' Lisa schooled Cedric in the art of flower arranging, Kyle got hypnotized and Camille invited the ladies to New York for Kelsey's opening night in 'La Cage Aux Folles.'

A trip to the Empire State couldn't possibly compare to last week's battle of the birthday parties -- and it didn't. Still, the show gave us an awkward glimpse into the beginning of the end (or the end of the end) of the Grammer marriage as well as the promise of an ongoing lady war between Kyle and Camille.

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap

by Rebecca Adler Warren, posted Nov 5th 2010 10:25AM
['The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' - 'It's My Party and I'll Spend If I Want To']

On this week's episode of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' the ladies pimped out their kids to the Bravo cameras (yay family!) and two housewives took part in the ultimate birthday party showdown.

In one corner, Taylor's over-the-top, Billy Madison-style extravaganza; in the other, Kyle's Moonbounce spectacular!

Somewhere in Taylor's collagen-soaked soul lurks a sense of duty and tradition and maybe even a smidge of love for her tow-headed offspring.

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A Puppy War on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Nov 5th 2010 2:16AM
A Puppy War on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'"Diamonds are a girl's best friend," or so the saying goes. But this isn't the case on 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.' Especially not when the girl in question is only four years old.

On the new episode (Thu., 10PM ET on Bravo), Taylor Armstrong throws a birthday party for her four-year-old daughter Kennedy. Nothing but the best will do, so Taylor blows $50,000 on a "tea party" themed gathering for Kennedy. That's fifty ... thousand dollars. In a sense, the party isn't really for Kennedy -- it's more so Taylor can dress up in front of her friends.

Kennedy is overwhelmed by the huge gathering and wants to hide upstairs -- a normal response for a little girl. Then, Taylor presents Kennedy with her birthday present: a diamond necklace. But since Kennedy is four, she doesn't really "get" the concept of diamonds, plus she's starting to cry.

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 1, Episode 3 Recap

by Rebecca Adler Warren, posted Oct 29th 2010 11:20AM
['The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' -' Plenty of Baggage']

On this week's episode of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' the ladies were off to the Palms Casino and Resort for another Maloof-sponsored getaway. On the agenda: basketball, booze and the musical stylings of Jay-Z.

When word reached Adrienne that her favorite rapper Jay-Z (or Beyonce's husband to Kyle) would be spittin' rhymes at her family's hotel, she smiled at the thought of a great excuse to escape hubby Paul's clutches.

"I'm going on a girl's weekend," she announced to Paul over the mansion's loudspeaker. But Paul is harder to get rid of than a bed bug infestation and soon the trip was reclassified as a couples retreat.

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First Look: Women of 'Saturday Night Live' Go 'Real Housewives'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 27th 2010 3:20PM
Women of 'SNL'
When you add the very funny women of 'Saturday Night Live' with the hilarious absurdity that is 'Real Housewives' reunions, what do you get? Gold, from the looks of it.

Check out Bravo host Andy Cohen playing ringmaster with Molly Shannon, Maya Rudolph, Tina Fey, Nora Dunn, Ana Gasteyer, Rachel Dratch, Cheri Oteri and Kristen Wiig all channeling their best 'Real Housewives.' The segment is set for NBC's 'Women of SNL' special set to air Nov. 1.

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'Real Housewives of O.C.' Fight at Wrap Party

by PopEater Staff, posted Oct 25th 2010 7:10PM
Real Housewives of OC fightWell, it looks like the ladies of 'The Real Housewives of Orange County' aren't the tamest cast after all. At the wrap party for the Bravo series, two stars, Tamra Barney and Jeana Keough, came to blows.

What happened to cause these ladies to put down their diamonds and put up their dukes? According to Radar Online, Barney threw wine in Keough's face, prompting the 'Thintervention' star to retaliate and the two got into a physical altercation.

Before the fight, Barney attempted to serve Keough with a cease and desist letter, claiming that interviews Keough gave about Barney and ex-husband Simon were untrue. This enraged Keough, and an argument began.

According to one witness, "It was crazy. It looked more like an out-of-control bar scene than a party!"

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Bravo Moves 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' to Sundays

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 25th 2010 10:50AM
Real Housewives of AtlantaCome Nov. 7, NeNe Leakes will be facing off against Nora Walker. That's right, Bravo is moving its reality series 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' to Sundays at 10PM, putting it in competition with the likes of 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'CSI: Miami' and football.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, this move comes as part of Bravo's planned programming strategy. "We want to start the week earlier," Frances Berwick, president of Bravo, told the Hollywood Reporter. "This means each night is a promotional platform for the next night and it becomes like a domino effect that strengthens our schedule."

Following 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' at 11PM will be a new edition of the late night talk show, 'Watch What Happens Live,' hosted by Andy Cohen.

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'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap

by Rebecca Adler Warren, posted Oct 22nd 2010 1:10PM
['The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' - 'Chocolate Louboutins']

On this week's episode of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' Lisa marveled over a pair of chocolate Vanderpumps, Camille played up her business acumen and Kyle and Kim erupted into a mini-feud.

It's early in the season, so these ladies have a lot of wooing to do if they want to win as many hearts (and book deals) as the gals from New York or Jersey. Let's see how they're measuring up.

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Kim Zolciak of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Halloween Costume

by Amy Kuperinsky, posted Oct 20th 2010 7:30PM
Kim Zolciak, 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta'How to dress up like Kim Zolciak from 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' for Halloween

The Costume
: The busty blonde of 'Tardy for the Party' and 'Google Me' infamy. If you've ever wanted to wear a devastating wig -- this is your chance.

What You'll Need: As young as this new season is, Zolciak is already drawing weirded-out looks and damning criticism for her beloved wigs. Whether tousled or poufed out, you need a tired, long blond wig that's less Lady Godiva than waves-gone-wrong.

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Teresa Giudice's Salary Is Lower Than Fellow 'Real Housewives'

by PopEater Staff, posted Oct 20th 2010 3:30PM
Teresa Giudice'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice has been holding out on re-signing her contract with Bravo. But it's not because she's a demanding diva who's asking for too much money, according to PopEater's Rob Shuter.

Instead, a source told Shuter that Giudice just wants to get paid a similar amount to what castmates Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita make.

"I think people deserve to know the truth," a close friend of Giudice told Shuter exclusively. "Bravo pays Caroline and Jacqueline more than Teresa and she isn't holding out because she thinks she's bigger. She just wants to make the same."

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'The Real Housewives of Atlanta': Kim Zolciak Has a Wardrobe Malfunction (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Oct 19th 2010 1:30AM
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta': Kim Zolciak Has a Wardrobe MalfunctionWould a real housewife be tardy to the party? On 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' (Mon., 9PM ET on Bravo), Kim Zolciak had a major backstage wardrobe malfunction -- and then she had another one.

She was due to perform at the White Party in Palm Springs, hosted by drag queen Chi Chi LaRue. Kim's been trying to launch a musical career -- last year she released the single 'Tardy to the Party.' The White Party was to be her first live performance in front of thousands of people. But Kim wore a very tiny dress that failed to cover her surgically enhanced assets.

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