Why I Like "Bad" TV

The best way to describe my television viewing habits is: "a lot." As a dedicated TV viewer, I take the good with the somewhat less good. What I mostly mean is that I watch a lot of reality TV. I'm 98% certain that I've seen every episode ever aired across the entire Real Housewives franchise and I say that with zero… » 3/14/14 4:45pm 3/14/14 4:45pm

Teresa Giudice Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Facing Two Years in Prison

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe both pled guilty to fraud charges and other charges at Newark Federal Court on Tuesday after striking a plea deal with prosecutors. Teresa is facing 21 to 27 months in prison. » 3/04/14 1:50pm 3/04/14 1:50pm

Here's a Compilation of 'Real Housewives' Singing Without Autotune

Being part of the Real Housewives franchise gives women the opportunity to promote their various products, land book deals, and, weirdly, launch music careers. However, that doesn't mean that they can sing, as evidenced by these raw moments, captured on camera, in which they're laying down vocal tracks in the booth,… » 10/01/13 6:30pm 10/01/13 6:30pm

Melissa Gorga Can't Believe Anyone Would Think Her Book Advocates Rape

Real Housewife turned great American author Melissa Gorga thinks it's just "disgusting" that some people think her new book is promoting marital rape. Marital rape is just, like, subtext. Why don't you learn some reading comprehension, internet? Melissa Gorga has nothing but contempt for your dismal SAT scores. » 9/28/13 11:15am 9/28/13 11:15am

'Real Housewives' Contract Allows Show to 'Fictionalize' Footage

A contract for non-cast members appearing on The Real Housewives of New Jersey provides some insight into how your reality TV sausage is made. The terms of the agreement flat out state that the producers reserve the right to not only "fictionalize" footage but also subject those who sign on to "public ridicule,… » 9/24/13 5:40pm 9/24/13 5:40pm

'Real Housewife' Melissa Gorga's New Book Advocates Marital Rape

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Melissa Gorga has written an advice book, Love Italian Style, for people who want a marriage as hot and happy as the one she has with her husband Joe. Her entire ethos on the subject boils down to this sentence: "Husbands want their wives to submit; wives want our husbands to dominate." » 9/24/13 1:00pm 9/24/13 1:00pm

‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Giudice Indicted on Fraud, Tax Charges by Feds

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe were indicted on fraud and tax charges today by a federal grand jury. There are 39-counts against them, which include "conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud." » 7/29/13 2:50pm 7/29/13 2:50pm

'Real Housewives of NYC' Cast Caught Staging, Re-filming Scenes

The cast and crew of The Real Housewives of New York City were filming in Southampton over the weekend, where onlookers got a chance to see how their reality TV sausage is made, as Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwell took instructions from producers, took breaks in dialogue to wait for camera setups, and shot multiple … » 6/18/13 1:00pm 6/18/13 1:00pm

Black Baroness May Join Whitewashed Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

The Real Housewives franchise tends to sequester their casts of spritzer-swilling, rhinestone-body-con-dress wearing female stars along racial lines. Their Beverly Hills, Orange County, New York and New Jersey women have all been white. Atlanta, with the exception of former cast member Kim Zolciak, was black. The Miami » 3/30/13 12:30pm 3/30/13 12:30pm

Which Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Drinks the Most? Hint: It's Not…

Tonight marks the Season 3 finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; it is also the first season finale that, as far as we know, will not end with Kim Richards seeking treatment for her alcoholism. Rather, Season 3 has featured Kim post-rehab, sober and surrounded by her boozy cast mates (who thoughtfully… » 3/25/13 7:00pm 3/25/13 7:00pm

Gloria Steinem Doesn’t Care for Real Housewives, Seems Mildly…

On Friday, Gloria Steinem spoke at Simmons College in Boston 40 years after the school gave her a doctorate in human justice. Mostly, Steinem talked about feminism and how more people should avail themselves of a dictionary before they profess themselves to not be feminists, but, as fancy speaking engagements usually… » 3/24/13 5:30pm 3/24/13 5:30pm

How Does Jill Zarin Manage to Keep Getting Press?

A year and a half after she was axed from The Real Housewives of New York City, Jill Zarin is refusing to go gentle into that good night. In the past two weeks alone she's done a surge of press—Forbes, Fox News Latino, The Vivant, The Daily Beast—promoting herself and her different businesses (a jewelry line and a… » 3/18/13 2:05pm 3/18/13 2:05pm