Julia Allison is not dead. But you could be forgiven for thinking so, since everyone talks about her in the past tense.
“Julia represented the industrialization of self-promotion,” said Jason Tanz, who profiled Ms. Allison for the cover of Wired’s August 2008 issue. “People were going to start using the Internet as a personal Read More
New York media survivors, set your DVRs: Julia Allison’s Bravo reality show, Miss Advised, is to launch on June 18. Therein, Ms. Allison, a “dating columnist,” is to join two other advice columnists in attempting to follow her own theoretical advice. Per a Bravo release, Ms. Allison “is ready to settle into the storybook romance Read More
“I was high when I got dressed!,” joked Sandra Bernhard at Julie Klausner’s “How Was Your Week Live” comedy showcase. The show featured a number of entertainers expounding on topics of their choice—including Ira Glass on his favorite snacks. But Ms. Bernhard chose to munch upon the hand that was feeding her: Bravo’s late-night Watch Read More
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We’re here to tell you just how to set your DVR before heading out for drinks or dinner–or just watching something better on TV!
Tabatha’s Salon Takeover was a weird little show on Bravo; the series, starring a brusque Australian hairdresser who ordered around stylists in order to improve their businesses, Read More
In an effort to cash in on the success of the Real Housewives franchise, Bravo’s latest project (produced by Ryan Seacrest) is the Middle East-meets-Beverley Hills Shahs of Sunset. Look at those ballers party!
So as not to lose any points from the network’s huge Middle America fanbase, the previews for the show keep things pretty vague as to where exactly their stars are from.
When it was announced in November that Andy Cohen, King of Bravo, would be turning his late-night hosting gig on Watch What Happens Live into a five-night-a-week job starting on January 8th, we were full of questions. Especially since this new lineup was announced with only an offhanded mention of Mr. Cohen, a Bravo exec who has made his way to the front of the camera in a kind of reverse Seacrest-ing, would be switching titles from the Executive Vice President of production and development to the EVP of development and talent.
Since no one loses–or gains–a title in this business without it meaning something, we called up the twinkly-eyed and silver-tongued Andy Cohen to talk about his new responsibilities…and what he’s giving up.
It was a rainy Wednesday as we sloshed into our lunch date at Del Frisco’s Grille with Bravo’s new reality food show star, Chef Roblé & Co.’s Roblé Ali. Despite the weather, Chef Roblé—whose known through blog buzz as the “hip-hop chef”—looks dry and impeccably hip as he orders the appetizers for the table. When the food arrives, the wunderkind chef and recent catering entrepreneur bites into one of his cheesesteak eggrolls. “These are sooo much better than the ones at Justin Timberlake’s place [the restaurant Southern Hospitality],” he moans, eyes closed. “That just wasn’t barbecue. It was very corporate over there. I was so disappointed.”
Despite rumors that he might be leaving Bravo, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development/Real Housewives reunion coordinator Andy Cohen isn’t going anywhere…at least not in terms of screen time. In fact, his NYC-based late night show Watch What Happens Live is getting a major boost from the network to five nights a week. Watch out Jimmy Fallon!
For those of you not keeping score at home, Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti “Don’t Call Me a Yenta” Stanger has managed to offend nearly half of Bravo’s fan base in a cluelessly homophobic media blitzkrieg over the past two weeks. The most recent of these classic Patti moments occurred last night on The Joy Behar show, where Ms. Stanger tried to clarify what some perceived as anti-gay comments from last week. This is how she “clarified” them: “I’m an advocate for gay marriage. I have more gay friends than Carter has pills,” the Bravo train wreck told Ms. Behar.
Yikes. Stop it? Not a chance.
Now that Bravo has officially given the axe to Real Housewives of New York Alex McCord, Jill Zarin, Kelly Bensimon, and Cindy Barshop , the rumor treadmill is already up and burning its morning calories over who the new school of classy ladies will be. New York Daily News has already fingered Kennedy-by-association Carole Radziwill, along with Yummie Tummie designer Heather Thomson and philanthropist Aviva Drescher.