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'Manzo'd with Children' premiere react: Caroline and her Jersey gang return to TV

Caroline Manzo left The Real Housewives of New Jersey after five seasons of extended family drama, backstabs, and betrayal. So naturally, the next logical move would be her own Bravo spin-off—aptly and cleverly titled Manzo’d with Children.

The format of the docuseries conveniently has the makings of a classic network sitcom. With three kids in their mid-20s, Caroline and husband Al don’t suffer from empty nest because sons Albie and Chris have moved back home to save money for their growing black water empire BLK and daughter Lauren has taken the traditional route of staying under her parent’s roof until she gets married to longtime boyfriend Vito… next summer. Sister-in-law Jacqueline appears as the wise-cracking neighbor brought in for added color commentary and laugh-track-ready one liners. READ FULL STORY

'Hotwives of Orlando': How do you parody what's already ridiculous?

Look, I don’t want any drama—I don’t want any drama—but I’m also not totally on board with The Hotwives of Orlando, a new Bravo-spoofing comedy that debuted on Hulu at midnight Tuesday. (Hulu Plus subscribers can watch all seven 22-minute episodes right now; Hulu Plus-less plebes can only see the first two today, while the rest will be released on a week-to-week basis.)

The basic gist: A large ensemble of ladies you already love (or should love), including Casey Wilson, Kristen Schaal, and The Office‘s Angela Kinsey, don an assortment of skintight dresses and tacky wigs to play the titular Hotwives, archetypes familiar to anyone who’s caught an episode (or 500) of Bravo’s indomitable Real Housewives franchise. Wilson is Tawny St. John (chyron: “Trophy Wife”), a Gretchen Rossi-esque bimbo who’s both having a hot affair with her trainer (played by… Joey McIntyre?!) and caring for her deathly ill husband (played by the delightful Stephen Tobolowsky; the joke is he isn’t actually dying). Schaal is Amanda Simmons, a Kim Richards-ian former child star (read: she appeared in prune juice commercials) whose drug addiction and alcoholism is played for uncomfortable laughs. Kinsey is Amanda’s sister Crystal, a devout Christian modeled on Orange County’s Alexis Bellino. READ FULL STORY

'The Real Housewives of Orange County': Lydia McLaughlin leaving after one season

The newest O.C. Housewife has already had enough: Lydia McLaughlin is leaving The Real Housewives of Orange County after only one season on the Bravo show, she confirmed Monday on Twitter.

McLaughlin retweeted the news from Us Weekly, which originally reported her exit. “I never wanted to make a career out of being a housewife. That’s never really been a dream of mine,” McLaughlin told Us. “I want to build my brand outside of the Housewives — I’ve always been really honest with the producers about that. I knew that while I was filming it that I probably wasn’t going to be doing it again.”

While she had the mansion and wardrobe of a Real Housewife, McLaughlin typically stayed out of the drama during season 8, instead focusing on running Beverly Hills Lifestyle magazine and her two children with husband Doug: 4-year-old Stirling and 2-year-old Maverick. Translation: The sweet 32-year-old might not have been cut out for the cutthroat world of Housewives.

'The Real Housewives of NYC': Season 6 salary dispute nearly over, conversations with cast moving toward deal

It seems the ladies of The Real Housewives of New York City are nearly back in business with cable network Bravo after a salary dispute that threatened to shut down the show as it heads into its sixth season.

Bravo won’t confirm that the deals are done, but sources told EW that the six-member cast — Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, LuAnn de Lesseps, Heather Thomson, Sonja Morgan, and Aviva Drescher — will likely sign a deal soon and “conversations are moving in that direction.” Us Weekly is reporting the women have “agreed to return for a sixth season,” while Deadline is reporting that they have signed their contracts.

Few details are available yet, but it’s likely the housewives received pay increases. Early reports from the negotiations hinted that Bravo would possibly more forward on the show without some — or all — of the castmembers, if a deal could not be worked out. The cast was set to begin production on the show’s sixth season last week, but they didn’t show up as a negotiation tactic.

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'Dancing With the Stars': Lisa Vanderpump faints during rehearsal, okay to dance

UPDATED: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and Dancing With the Stars competitor Lisa Vanderpump is expected to return to the ballroom Monday after fainting at a rehearsal this week for Dancing with the Stars, a source close to the show tells EW.

Vanderpump, 52, is paired with newcomer pro Gleb Savchenko on season 16 of DWTS. Last week, the pair avoided landing in the bottom two of the competition, but a lackluster performance meant they were still “in jeopardy.”

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Adrienne Maloof doesn't attend 'Real Housewives' reunion taping, isn't coming back next season -- VIDEO

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show is going to be missing one side of the story.

In a preview clip of the two-part reunion (which, don’t worry, will still have plenty of bombshells and crying), Andy Cohen announced that Adrienne Maloof, who finalized her divorce from Dr. Paul Nassif a few months ago, declined to participate in the reunion special – and that she won’t be returning to the show at all next year. This is on the heels of the news that Camille Grammer won’t be returning for the fourth season either.

“This season was hard on Adrienne – as you all know – a secret about her family was revealed by Brandi [Glanville] and from that moment on, Adrienne refused to speak directly about it,” Cohen explained. “We know that frustrated all of you in the audience, it frustrated all of us too…Not only is she absent tonight, but she won’t be on the show next season. [dramatic pause] Adrienne Maloof’s final act as a Housewife is not showing up tonight.”

Watch the preview below: READ FULL STORY

Bloop! NeNe Leakes gives Betty White wine-tossing tips -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

Considering that Betty White has nearly 70 years of experience in the entertainment industry, and The New Normal star NeNe Leakes is still establishing herself as an actress, you’d think White would be the only one doling out tips during their meeting of the minds. But Leakes, a reality TV pro who competed on The Celebrity Apprentice and currently appears on The Real Housewives of Atlanta, has one up on White in the dramatic art… of throwing drinks in others’ faces.

For two new, Housewives-studded episodes of Betty White’s Off Their Rockers tomorrow night (the second features Beverly Hills‘ Adrienne Maloof, Camille Grammer, and Kyle Richards), Leakes pays White a visit, and hilarity ensues. Watch EW’s exclusive clip below. READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: TV Feuds

Letterman vs. Leno! The Barnes family vs. the Ewings! Bugs Bunny vs. Daffy Duck! Much of pop culture is built on feuds — both on-camera and behind the scenes. Here’s a list of 2012’s most memorable ongoing conflicts from scripted and reality TV. READ FULL STORY

'Couples Therapy': Courtney Stodden teases 'vicious energy' in season 2

Since the moment actor Doug Anthony Hutchison and his 34-years-younger bride Courtney Stodden (then 16) took their marriage public, they have been a cultural lightning rod. From a Las Vegas chapel to a pumpkin patch and now VH1’s Couples Therapy, they have never shied away from a chance to put their controversial relationship on display. But will tonight’s Therapy premiere signal that the honeymoon phase is officially over? Stodden spoke with EW about her reasons for going on the show, the instant rivalry the other women felt toward her, and her husband’s “fearless effervescence.” Read on… READ FULL STORY

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' promo: Ice, ice baby -- VIDEO

Last year, the profile of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was certainly raised by its spiraling characters — Taylor Armstrong, whose husband Russell committed suicide just before the show’s second season began, and former child star Kim Richards, who checked herself into rehab (for the second time) midway through the season. With the news of star Adrienne Maloof’s contentious divorce, season 3 seems primed to reach another fever pitch. Not that you’d know from the chilling promo for season 3.

Underscored by Alex Clare’s appropriately ominous and undulating “Whispering,” the teaser shows the ladies gliding through “sunny” Beverly Hills, transforming it into a veritable tundra with their ice-queen attitudes. “Who will care for the fallen?” beseeches Clare. If the upcoming season is half as tantalizing as this spot implies, probably a lot of people. Though the ladies would be well advised to balance out that ice with a little fire now and again. Watch below.


Camille Grammer returns to 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' -- UPDATE

personal life so much anymore” and wanted to focus on raising her children.

With that in mind, it seems Grammer — who documented the fallout of her divorce from actor Kelsey Grammer on Housewives — will be scaling back her filming time next season. She’ll have cameos in a number of episodes, including an appearance at former nemesis Kyle Richards’ birthday party last weekend and several more set-ups to come.

When EW reached out to Bravo, the Housewives network declined to comment.

Read more:
‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Recaps and Episode Guide
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Sheree Whitfield leaves 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'

EW has confirmed that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Sheree Whitfield will no longer be with the show after this season. The news first broke yesterday when Whitfield tweeted, “Yes it is official I’m leaving Real Housewives of Atlanta. I enjoyed my time working with everyone affiliated with the show.”

Whitfield explained to WetPaint, “The direction the show is going in is no longer a fit for my lifestyle. I’m tired of the fighting and the cattiness.” She added, “I want to be part of something that empowers and inspires women to not only be healthy, but to treat themselves with respect. I wish the rest of the women the best of luck.”


Should old TV acquaintance be forgot? Never! -- Your New Year's Day TV marathons guide

Don’t worry, TV watchers. We know you probably had a rough night last night. We know you might just want to kick-start your New Year’s resolution from the comfort of your couch, and we’re here to help. Below, a guide to the shows on hand and the resolutions that you could adopt while watching, from a Star Wars threepeat to The Three Stooges, from Mad Men to Murder, She Wrote, and everything in between.  READ FULL STORY


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