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Former 'Real Housewives' Star: 'I Considered Suicide'

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 18th 2011 10:00AM
Danielle StaubFollowing the suicide of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband Russell, Danielle Staub, former star of 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' is speaking out about the pressures of the cameras.

Staub said her time on the hit Bravo series led her to consider suicide on more than one occasion.

"I was very close to taking my own life -- not just on one occasion -- it's been several times," Staub told Entertainment Tonight.

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Michaele and Tareq Salahi on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'? Think Again

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 16th 2011 11:00AM
Michaele and Tareq SalahiMichaele and Tareq Salahi are still clinging to 'Real Housewives' dreams.

According to TMZ, the former 'Real Housewives of DC' couple are moving to Beverly Hills, but were denied entry to Bravo's posh and buzziest new 'Housewives' series, 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'

The Salahis are moving to a $20,000-a-month mansion and were reportedly trying to find their way onto Bravo's popular series. According to the report, Bravo's Andy Cohen wasn't having it.

"We are not interested," he reportedly said.

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Andy Cohen Scores Book Deal

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 8th 2011 4:15PM
We have absolutely no idea where Andy Cohen will find the time to write a memoir, but the Bravo Executive Vice-President and 'Watch What Happens Live' host has signed a book deal. Henry Holt and Company have commissioned one of TV's best multi-taskers to write a memoir about his life experience with pop culture. Cohen announced the deal on his Bravo blog.

The memoir will track Cohen's lifelong obsession with pop culture and how that has influenced his career. He'll share funny stories he's been saving about his days growing up in St. Louis, including his journey towards coming to terms with his sexuality, his time as a reporter for CBS News, and, we can only hope, some behind-the-scenes goodness about the process of creating the 'The Real Housewives' franchise for Bravo.

"I love to write and I'm thrilled that I get to share stories of my improbable intersections with pop culture that have enriched my life," Cohen said in a statement. He also said that he began writing the book this week, and that it's due out next summer. Cohen is soliciting suggestions from fans to help him decide on the memoir's title.

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Northern Fights: 'Real Housewives of Vancouver' in the Works

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted May 31st 2011 9:45AM


The over-the-top squabbles and intense drama of the 'Real Housewives' franchise are coming to Canada -- more specifically, to the west coast city of Vancouver.

While there was initially some speculation that the franchise would be based out of Canada's biggest metropolis, Toronto, the series will launch in British Columbia. According to Shaw Media, the show is set to air on Canada's female-geared reality channel, Slice, and while Canadians are known for their niceties and politeness, we have a feeling this will showcase their darker side (yes, it can happen!).

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Bravo to Recast 'The Real Housewives of New York City'?

by Jean Bentley, posted May 16th 2011 12:00PM
The Real Housewives of New York CityCould we have seen the last of Turtle Time?

Yep, Ramona Singer and her fellow socialites could be gone from 'The Real Housewives of New York City' next season, reports the New York Post.

According to the paper, Bravo is looking to completely rehaul the 'New York' cast by hiring an all-new group of women for the next season. That means Jill Zarin, pantsless Sonja Morgan and the rest of the ladies could be gone from the show completely.

"They want an entirely new cast to replicate Beverly Hills," a source told the Post. "They want rich, rich women, like Adrienne Maloof and Camille Grammer, dripping in glamour and $10 million penthouses. And they don't want to fake it. They are discreetly reaching out to women who fit the bill."

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Rachel Dratch and Cheyenne Jackson Compete Over 'Housewives' Trivia (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 25th 2011 4:48AM
Rachel Dratch & Cheyenne Jackson, 'Watch What Happens Live'Maybe somebody over at '30 Rock' should considering upping Cheyenne Jackson and Rachel Dratch to full-time status. That way neither of them would have the time to ever become such experts on the 'Real Housewives' franchise again.

On 'Watch What Happens: Live' (Sun., 11PM ET on Bravo), the pair put their knowledge to the test with the "Housewives Playhouse Challenge." In it, they took turns reading quotes from various housewives to one another. The person who correctly identified the most quotes was the winner.

And while some people might automatically assume that Dratch would have the edge because surely 'Real Housewives' skews female, you'd be both wrong and surprised. Jackson nailed his answers quickly, and then when it was his turn to ask questions, he even nailed impressions of the women he was quoting.

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More 'Real Housewives'? Reports Claim Arizona and Las Vegas Versions in the Works

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 21st 2011 10:00AM
Las VegasReady for more 'Real Housewives'? Well, you better be if these rumors are true!

Despite what Andy Cohen said (then backtracked on a tiny bit), more 'Real Housewives' shows are reportedly in works. Forget 'Real Housewives of Toronto' -- these shows are stateside in Las Vegas and Arizona.

A couple of months ago, Bravo honcho Andy Cohen told a magazine there weren't going to be more 'Real Housewives' shows after 'Real Housewives of Miami.' However, when our own Joel Keller asked Cohen about the state of the franchise, he seemed to hedge a bit and said, "... I mean, look, never say never, but I think we're really good right now."

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The 'Wives' Are Taking Over! Which Spouses Should TV Document Next?

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 16th 2011 11:20AM
Mob WivesVH1 premieres its newest reality series, 'Mob Wives,' tomorrow night (April 17, 8PM). Yes, it's a real show!

This new "docu-soap" follows the wives and daughters of "alleged" notorious crime bosses on Staten Island. Although their loved ones are locked up, they're still living normal lives ... with a camera crew following them.

'Mob Wives' is just one of a growing number of 'Wives' shows. First, we had ABC's scripted 'Desperate Housewives.' Suddenly, soapy shows with absurd female characters were back in style! Then, Bravo changed the game with a little franchise called 'The Real Housewives.' A soapy reality show featuring absurd real women.

Once that Pandora's Box was open, well, there's been no turning back. We've got 'Basketball Wives,' 'Sister Wives,' rock star wives ('Married to Rock') and 'Wrestler Wives' in the works.

But since there are so many untapped wives markets out there, we decided to help the networks out by compiling a fine list of potential new 'Wives' series we'd like to see. You're welcome, network execs and viewers! Make sure you get the right address for when those residual checks start rolling in ...

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Is 'Real Housewives of Toronto' Next?

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 30th 2011 2:15PM
TorontoRemember that time Andy Cohen said 'Real Housewives of Miami' would be the last new addition to the 'Real Housewives' franchise? Well, that might not be the case.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, casting is underway for 'Real Housewives of Toronto.' Canada-based Lark Productions is at work on the series, but it has not been given the official green light.

Lark has a deal with NBC Universal, parent company to Bravo, the home of 'The Real Housewives' franchise. The production company is led by former CTV development head Louise Clark.

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Andy Cohen: After 'Miami' No More New 'Real Housewives'

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 16th 2011 10:03AM
Andy Cohen'Real Housewives of Toledo'? Don't hold your breath! Bravo's Andy Cohen has gone on record saying 'Miami' will probably be the final addition to the growing 'Real Housewives' family.

According to OK!, Cohen indicated 'Miami' will be the last reality series to bare the 'Real Housewives' brand. "I really feel like we're done," Cohen said.

In a little more than a year, Bravo has launched 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' 'Real Housewives of D.C.' and 'Real Housewives of Miami.'

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Denise Richards: I Would Join 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Cast

by PopEater Staff, posted Feb 19th 2011 9:00AM
Denise Richards Wants to Join Beverly Hills 'Housewives' CastDenise Richards just doesn't have enough drama in her life -- despite the ongoing scandal surrounding ex-husband Charlie Sheen.

Richards told Us Weekly that she'd consider joining the cast of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,' which recently concluded its tumultuous first season.

"Heck, yeah, I would!" she told the magazine. "It's one of my favorite shows!"

The 40-year-old actress already had one short-lived reality show with E!'s 'Denise Richards: It's Complicated' on E!

Richards, mom to daughers Sam, 6, and Lola, 5, says that while she would be excited to work on the show, her children are her first priority.

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Poll: How Many 'Real Housewives' Shows Are Too Many?

by Rich Keller, posted Feb 5th 2011 9:30AM
'The Real Housewives of New York' will be one of seven installments of the franchise to air this year? Is that too many?As 2011 moves ever forward we are about to reach a momentous occasion: the restart of 'The Real Housewives' cycle on Bravo. It begins with the new gang from Miami on Feb. 22 and will eventually lead to housewives from New York, New Jersey, Orange County, Washington D.C. and Beverly Hills.

'Miami' will up the total number of shows in the franchise to seven. While some people, including the executives at Bravo, may feel that this isn't even enough, others, including myself, feel that the series is heading towards burn-out.

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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Sylvester Stallone's Wife, Eddie Cibrian's Ex in Talks to Join Cast

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 4th 2011 6:10PM
Jennifer Flavin, Brandi GlanvilleSylvester Stallone's wife Jennifer Flavin and Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville are in talks to join Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'

Looks like that Camille Grammer is quite a trailblazer.

Entertainment Weekly reports the 'Rocky' star is not too please with his wife's potential involvement with the series. Could it be because millions of viewers saw Camille's marriage to 'Frasier' star Kelsey implode?

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Larsa Pippen Headlines 'Real Housewives of Miami' Cast, 'New York' On Hold Until Spring

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 3rd 2011 4:10PM
Larsa PippenBravo is heating up this very cold winter with a trip to Florida for its newest reality series 'The Real Housewives of Miami' (Feb. 22 at 10PM). Larsa Pippen, the wife of NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, will headline the new cast.

According to Bravo, 'Miami' replaces 'Real Housewives of New York City' on the schedule. Jill, Alex, Sonja and the rest of the gang will be back in the spring.

The magazine revealed the full 'Miami' cast, which includes many basketball wives and a drag queen as a recurring cast member.

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'The Real Housewives of Orange County' Season 6 Trailer: Divorce, Catfights and Gold Diggers

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 28th 2011 1:30PM
The Real Housewives of Orange County'The Real Housewives of Orange County' might've been overshadowed by their counterparts in Beverly Hills, Atlanta, New York and New Jersey these past few years, but Bravo's trailer for the newest season of the original Housewives proves they haven't lost their flair for the dramatic just yet.

In the one-and-a-half-minute clip, the ladies talk vaginal rejuvenation, the danger of gold diggers (pot, meet kettle) and divorce, then get into fights that would be immature even for high schoolers. Someone actually shouts "Your husband was rude to my husband!" before a shoving match breaks out. Ah, it feels good to be back.

Though Lynne Curtin isn't listed as a full-time cast member, she pops up in the trailer along with former Housewife Jeana Keough. The newbies this season are Peggy Tanous, a stay-at-home-mom-slash-model, and Fernanda Rocha, the first lesbian cast member.

'The Real Housewives of Orange County' season 6 premieres Sun., March 6 at 10PM ET on Bravo. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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