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Real Housewives Being Fast Tracked On Arena

You have to wonder how many Real Housewive’s franchises can be spawned, surely they must be running out of cities in the USA.

Fans will be pleased to know that Arena are treating their fans with respect by fast tracking the new seasons of Beverly Hills and Atlanta. Also the Lisa Vanderpump’s spin off titled Vanderpump Rules is also being expressed screened.

The premiere episodes of the fourth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and the second season of Vanderpump Rules will screen as a two-hour special on Tuesday November 5 at 8.30pm just hours after broadcast in the US.

This season Miss Universe runner up and actress, Joyce Giraud de Ohoven and London born, interior architectural designer, Carlton Gebbia, will join returning housewives Lisa Vanderpump, Yolanda Foster, Brandi Glanville, Kyle Richards and Kim Richards on Real Housewives Beverley Hills. Taylor Armstrong has flown the coop or not had her contract renewed.

Expect the usual bitching in fighting and I expect Brandi Glanville to be right in the middle of it.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta season six premieres Sunday November 10 at 7:30pm again fast tracked.  NeNe LeakesPhaedra ParksPorsha Stewart,  Kenya MooreKandi Burruss and Cynthia Bailey all back  for another round of season. In fact Nene Leakes apparently gets paid $1 million a season just to be on the show.  

Quite frankly I am just hanging out to see our Australian version of the show on our screens next year which will be set in Melbourne.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills screens Tuesdays at 8.30pm from November 5, Express from the US

Vanderpump Rules screens Tuesdays at 9.30pm from November 5, Express from the US

The Real Housewives of Atlanta screens Sundays at 7.30pm from November 10, Express from the US


September 30, 2013   Comments Off on Real Housewives Being Fast Tracked On Arena

Cast Of Real Housewives Of Melbourne Announced

It is official the Real Housewives franchise is in Melbourne. The show which will follow the format of the US series will follow six women.

Hopefully the producers will have told the girls that if they want a lot of screen time they will need to create some drama. In the US series some of the cast have been sacked after one season because they are too dull.

The cast has now been announced and one is a professional psychic. Will be interesting to see if she actually predicts anything.

The cast from the Herald Sun is:

ANDREA MOSS:  A former TV journalist who now runs the Liberty Belle skin care and plastic surgery clinic with her husband Dr Chris Moss.

GINA LIANO: Well known Melbourne barrister who is the sister of fashion designers Bettina and Teresa Liano.

CHYKA KEEBAUGH: Co-founder of the very successful Big Group catering company with her husband Bruce.

JANET ROACH: Well known in Melbourne, Roach works as a property developer.

LYDIA SCHIAVELLO: Studying to be a interior designer.

JACKIE GILLIES: Works as a professional psychic. The wife of Silverchair member Ben Gillies. Has recently moved from Sydney.

It will air on Foxtel in 2014.

July 28, 2013   8 Comments

Real Housewive Of Miami Joanna Kruper In A Controversial PETA Ad

Reality TV star Joanna Kruper from Real Housewives of Miami decided to undress for a PETA advertisement. Well people are rarely dressed in PETA ads!

PETA campaigns against fur and are notorious for their headlining campaigns like throwing flour on Anna Wintour and getting stars to disrobe.

This campaign has some added controversy according to Gloss website as it insinuates that pubic hair is unattractive.

However PETA again has shown they have the ability to make an advertising campaign go global.

November 14, 2012   7 Comments

Real Housewives Of Australia Going Ahead And Now Casting

In news for Real Housewives fans, a Real Housewives of Australia will be screened on Foxtel next year.

It was announced today that Arena will screen 10 x one hour docu-drama which will provide an insider view of the lifestyles of the wealthy and pampered women found in the chicest parts of cities all over the world.

The show will showcase the extravagant lives of five of Australia’s most privileged, powerful and glamorous women. The series will introduce us to an elite group of women and reveal intimate and often outrageous details about their relationships, career triumphs, pitfalls and family drama.

Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said  “The Real Housewives of Australia will tap into the qualities and idiosyncrasies that are uniquely Australian whilst embracing all the drama, antics and extravagance we have come to love when observing these pampered wives of the uber riche.

The show will be produced by Matchbox Pictures and they will casting over the coming weeks.

This is great news for reality TV in Australia, however hopefully they will cast from one city or town only and there will be links between some if not all of the cast. This has worked so well for the overseas shows. If they are going to cast people from different cities it will be hard to get plot lines going, this could be seen in the entertaining but not so successful WAG’s series  screened earlier this year where people were cast from different cities and different sporting codes and it was difficult getting story lines or connections going.

The Gold Coast Housewives would be fun, but who knows where it will pop up. As I have said in previous blog posts going years back I still think Skye Leckie would be fantastic on a show like this.

Suggestions included:

The Sydney cast could include Skye Leckie wife of David Leckie as Australia’s version of Ramona. Gail Elliott, could take on the Kelly Bensimon role, Charlotte Dawson would be perfect in the Bethenny role, and Kirsten Carrioll would be the equivalent of the countess as she is married to a French man, as well as using it as platform to promote her lanolips range. For the Jill Zarin role I would suggest Ben Tilley’s wife Tiffany which would also create some tension with Skye Leckie just like the Real Housewives of NYC show.

However will add a few more names in as suggestions Shari-Lea Hitchcock, Liz Buttrose and their friend Darrel Lea heir, Carissa Lea. They are all friends in real life so there would not have to be as many set up scenarios and their conversation could flow naturally.

Roxy Jacenko who has been in a reality TV pilot before would be a great edition to the cast as would her sister Ruby. Lara Bingle is not doing much she could be a worthwhile addition to the show.

I am sure there would be quite a few who would put their hands up to be on the show, remember Bethenny Frankel is now worth $55 million.

Real Housewives Of Australia coming to Arena in 2013. Who would you like to see cast?

November 8, 2012   9 Comments

Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills And Silicon Valley Starting On Arena TV

Arena TV has two shows fast tracked from the USA to start tonight and to screen Tuesday nights.

First is  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills  which follows the conspicuous consumption and drama of the lives of some housewives of the posh Los Angeles suburb.

Silicon Valley is another Bravo production this time follow tech entrepeneurs however it has the usual Bravo tricks of drama and consumerism. So if you are expecting a realistic look at the tech valley think again. It has had mixed reviews.

NY Times collated some reviews that were not real positive more aghast at it not being “real” however Venture Beat gave it a much more positive review, clearly taking it at face value.

Real Housewives of Beverley Hills on Arena TV at 8.30pm Tuesday nights.

Silicon Valley on Arena TV at 9.30pm Tuesday nights.

November 6, 2012   Comments Off on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills And Silicon Valley Starting On Arena TV