The long-awaited return of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ underscores the creeping true-crimeification of the network’s popular reality fare.
This is Bravo’s clear strategy to fend off critiques from lefty Instagram fan pages and Barnard graduates writing for The Cut. It’s making their product worse. It’s making race relations worse, too.
The controversy roiling Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of Dallas’ reflects two of our country’s broader conflicts.
Fifteen years after the first “Real Housewives” franchise appeared on March 21, 2006, some of Bravo’s biggest fans are rendering the network’s brash reality fare impossible.
By the end of the series premiere, they’d already started a legendary fight over ‘hospital smell,’ the key allegation in a saga involving a double amputee and a Pentecostal First Lady married to her step-grandfather.
“Viagra is covered by insurance without question, but birth control coverage is dependent upon the religious ideals of employers/institutions,” said Padma Lakshmi.
Reality television is a circus of immorality in which naturally skilled idiots are conducted by clever producers.
To put it concisely: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are sustaining the illusion of propriety, the Real Housewives of New York are abandoning it.
Pump Rules’s sometimes grimy studio-apartment aesthetic worked on a network defined by luxury because its stars were fueled by an intense, American desperation to ‘make it’ in Hollywood.
Before Bravo, McSweeney co-wrote a major exposé that helped topple the powerful but problematic Women’s March back in 2018.
Clinton decided to stop by ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’ on the promotional tour for Hulu’s new ‘Hillary’ docuseries.
When “Vanderpump Rules” picks back up on Tuesday, the gang will still be reeling from backlash over Jax and Brittany’s Kentucky pastor.
With Trump in the White House, Bethenny Frankel is positioned as a clear heir to his vacant slot in the pop culture landscape.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have turned the Democratic primary race into a ‘Real Housewives’ season.
‘Vanderpump Rules’ is back, providing hope that in the dead of winter, Tuesday nights will still be aglow with the warmth of reality television’s greatest treasure
From ‘Dance Moms’ to ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ to ‘Duck Dynasty’ and ‘Chrisley Knows Best,’ the 2010s were an embarrassment of riches for viewers who can’t help but be amused by trashy TV.
Comedian John Mulaney embraces a Real Housewives deep cut for his new children’s variety show on Netflix.
I went on set of Andy Cohen’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ to report from the trenches of reality television. It was glorious.
Sonja Morgan and Dorinda Medley are embroiled in a media spectacle for speculating whether a self-described drag queen and transgender model were ‘guys.’
With three original Real Housewives suddenly dethroned from the top of their respective franchises, it’s as good a time as any to rank them.
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