Kathy Griffin Steps Up for The Trevor Project

•October 6, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Mazel, Kathy Griffin! The My Life on the D-List star announced that she’s donating her take from her upcoming show in L.A. to the Trevor Project, the non-profit suicide and crisis hotline for LGBTQ youth. The news came after Kathy appeared on Larry King Live to discuss bullying, homophobia, and the soaring suicide rate among gay teens. In fact, Larry himself broke the news via Twitter (yes, Larry King is on Twitter), and Kathy promptly RTed it out to her fans. Larry wrote:

“@KathyGriffin announced she’s donating her entire salary from her Dec 16 show at the Gibson Amphitheater to @TrevorProject”

Kathy was joined by Wanda Sykes, Tim Gunn, and Lance Bass on Larry’s show, where Kathy took aim at institutional homophobia as the root cause for bullying and violence against gays.

“Let’s cut the crap. The way that we had trickle down economics in the ’80s, this is trickle down homophobia,” Kathy told King. “I really want people to connect the dots, and that’s why I think there’s a connection between Prop 8, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, and now this string of teen suicides. It’s almost sanctioned to bully gay people and to treat them as second class citizens.”

Kathy has been vocal about the issue, addressing it on her official site, driving those in need of support to the Trevor Project. To learn more about the cause or to find support, visit TheTrevorProject.org or call 1-866-4-U-TREVOR.

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“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Return Mon, October 4 @ 9/8c

•August 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY HAS NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD AS

BRAVO’S “THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA”

RETURNS OCTOBER 4 AT 9 PM ET/PT

Third Season of Hit Series Returns With Two New Housewives Cynthia Bailey and Phaedra Parks

NEW YORK – August 19, 2010 – The highly anticipated third season of Bravo’s hit series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns Monday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Bolder than ever, Kandi, Kim, NeNe and Sheree have been busy pursuing their dreams and striving to maintain their relationships. Coupled with the additions of model Cynthia Bailey and entertainment lawyer Phaedra Parks, this is a season not to miss.

The series is an up-close and personal look at six fabulous women from Atlanta’s social elite – from Grammy-Award winners to aspiring singers, power brokers to super models – as they juggle their burgeoning careers and busy home lives amidst the whirl of the south’s hottest city. Atlanta has become one of the hottest entertainment hubs in America, and the Housewives are taking their individual talents to new heights in search of stardom. These driven and ambitious women prove that they’re not just “housewives,” but entrepreneurs, doting mothers and feisty southern women.

“Real Housewives of D.C.” Ranks #1 in 9pm D.C. Timeslot

•August 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Washington, D.C. has voted for Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” making it that market’s No. 1 most watched show in all of television – broadcast and cable – in the 9pm time period based on household ratings, and earned 1,628,000 total viewers and 1,002,000 adults 18-49 nationally, according to Nielsen Media Research. The series premiere was the highest cable household rating in D.C. in that timeslot in almost two months and marked the highest rated 9pm series premiere among total viewers in Bravo history nationally. “The Real Housewives of D.C.” marked a record high online with page views, earning its highest premiere day show site page for the Housewives franchise, scoring 505,900 page views.  Additionally, the show site yielded 43,900 unique visitors, and 28,800 video streams on Thursday alone.

BRAVO WORKS IT OUT WITH NEW DOCU-SERIES, “THINTERVENTION WITH JACKIE WARNER” PREMIERING MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 10 P.M. ET/PT

•August 1, 2010 • Leave a Comment

NEW YORK – July 27, 2010 – Bravo announces the series premiere of “Thintervention with Jackie Warner,” an emotional and lifestyle changing new docu-series inspired by renowned fitness expert Jackie Warner’s mission to change lives through healthy habits. “Thintervention with Jackie Warner” premieres Monday, September 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

In “Thintervention,” Warner of the Bravo series “Work Out” will do what she does best – kick butt and inspire drastic lifestyle changes for her overweight clients who are struggling to lose weight and get healthy for good. Warner will push them to their limit at her gym and inspire them with intense workouts at amazing locations. Not sent to a weight loss camp or facility, instead Warner works with them in their real lives surrounded by the everyday distractions and stresses of family and work, making the chances for long-term success greater. Progress will be checked through group therapy and weekly weigh-ins. Warner will do whatever it takes to keep her clients on track – even if it means surprise ambushes at their homes, work or when out socializing.

In typical Warner boot camp style, she will accept nothing less than full commitment to change and will confront those that do not show her they are sincere with their fitness goals. Warner’s eight clients include a cocktail loving “life advisor”, a stand up comedian who uses humor to deflect attention from her weight, an independent film producer who hides food from his boyfriend and an ex-“Housewife” and former Playmate center fold:

Stacy Citron – 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Weight loss goal: 50 pounds

Bryan T. Donovan – 36 – Los Angeles, CA – Weight loss goal: 60 pounds

Mandy Ellen – 48 – Calabasas, CA – Weight loss goal: 30 pounds

Jeana Keough – 54 – Orange County, CA – Weight loss goal: 25 pounds

Joe Moller – 35 – Los Angeles, CA – Weight loss goal: 40 pounds

Kim Smith – 47 – Valencia, CA – Weight loss goal: 30 pounds

Shannon “Shay” Smith – 23 – Valencia, CA – Weight loss goal: 50 pounds

Nikki Wood – 39 – Los Angeles, CA – Weight loss goal: 50 pounds

For more “Thintervention with Jackie Warner,” visit http://www.bravotv.com/thintervention-with-jackie-warner

Bethenny Had A Baby Girl!

•May 10, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Raise your Skinnygirl margaritas – Bethenny Frankel’s a Real mom! The star of The Real Housewives of New York City and upcoming series Bethenny Getting Married? gave birth to a 4lb. 12 oz. baby girl named Bryn on Saturday morning. Bethenny told her fans via Twitter, “I can’t express how happy I am & how beautiful, supportive & thoughtful u all are. Bryn is a tiny beautiful peanut. new chapter begins. thank you.” Bethenny also gave an update on baby Bryn early this morning, tweeting, “Waiting until 9am when we can go see baby bryn again. jason hasn’t left the hospital since we got here fri. we’re in love w the lil chickpea.”

Bethenny’s co-stars have taken to Twitter to congratulate the new mom. Ramona Singer sounded off, “I spoke 2 Mario & he said Bethenny had a girl! I am so happy for her & I thought it was going to be a boy but glad its a girl, arent you?” Jill Zarin mistakenly congratulated Bethenny on the birth of a baby boy, then corrected herself in a message to fans on Facebook. “Yesterday Allyson read a tweet and blog that Bethenny gave birth. We were excited and congratulated her obviously prematurely. I should have waited until B announced it herself. Sorry.”


Kathy’s Back!

•May 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Mark your calendars for June 15th at 9 p.m. when the sixth season of Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List premieres!

Kathy’s back, but not without her assistant Tiffany Rinehart, tour manager Tom Vize, and adorable mom Maggie!

This season Kathy takes on Washington, DC to campaign to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell;” gallivants in Alaska with Levi Johnston and knocks on Sarah Palin’s door; judges a toddler beauty pageant alongside her mom; and continues to stalk A-Listers from Kristen Chenoweth and Liza Minnelli to Lauren Conrad.  And when she’s not doing all of that, Griffin juggles her A-List remodel of her palatial compound in Los Angeles and accepts mid-week gigs at Biloxi’s Beau Rivage Casino to support her mom’s rent at a pricey senior living community in Beverly Hills. In Kathy’s words: “It’s gonna be a pisser!”

And, don’t forget to watch Kathy’s eighth stand-up special on Tuesday, June 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, “Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt.”  Kathy’s taking on everyone and everything, from Oprah to hoarders. We can’t wait!

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The Morning After: Blowing a Fuse

•May 8, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Remember that Team Jill vs. Team Bethenny scorecard? You might want to grab it, cross off Bethenny’s name, and replace it with Alex’s. What has gotten into that girl? In two words: Jill Zarin.

On Thursday night’s Real Housewives of NYC, Alex said it herself, it was a “series of explosions and reconciliations” with Jill. After taking on the dangerous roll of Bethenny’s messenger last week, things couldn’t be more tense between the two.

The air didn’t clear at LuAnn’s party at Sonia’s. Jill begrudgingly said hello to Alex, and then proceeded to give her the cold shoulder the rest of the night. Alex held her ground even when both LuAnn and Bobby pulled her aside to ask why she delivered such a cruel message to Jill in front of everyone. They both believed it was out of character for Alex because she is not a mean person. Or so they thought. Has her retaliation mission left her a changed housewife?

On her way into party number two of last week’s episode, Alex told Simon she didn’t want any more drama. And if it were up to her, there wouldn’t have been. It was Jill that set things off, saying hello and complimenting her ever so sweetly. Seeing right through her smile, Alex grabbed Simon and went home.

If it was not obvious that Alex was over Jill’s drama last week, this week she definitely made it clear. By party number three of the episode, a housewife get-together at Jennifer’s, Alex didn’t hesitate to once again call Jill out. It seems public display of detest is becoming one of Alex’s favorite pastimes.

So who takes the cake for most catfights this week? After three social events, each with their own drama, Jill and Alex are neck and neck (and at each other’s throats). But even putting Alex aside, Jill was in fine form criticizing Kelly’s use of the word “like,” accusing Ramona of not being a good friend, and openly asking about the attendance of other housewives at the party in order to talk about them behind their backs. It’s no wonder Alex has officially blown a fuse.