Andy Cohen is ordained, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back (and joined by two new 'Wives!), and Top Chef is hitting the road. There were tons of goings-on this week in the Bravo world: read on for gossip, videos and news you might have missed.
The Manzos Are Ready for Their Close-up
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo is helming her own show, Manzo’d with Children. Bravo announced this week that the pilot recently began filming. The show will follow Caroline and the “crazy circus that is her Italian family.” And the gang’s all here—sons Albie and Chris, along with daughter Lauren will co-star.
Aviva Drescher Is a 'Leggy Blonde'
Aviva Drescher can now add author to her impressive resume. The Real Housewives of New York City star is set to release her memoir, Leggy Blonde, early next year. The tell-all book covers a variety of subjects, from her “wackadoo childhood” to her divorce to her leg amputation, which lends the book its name.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Is Back!
Brace yourselves—Season 4 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns in November. This season, two new ladies, Carlton Gebbia and Joyce Giraud de Ohoven, will be joining the cast. Carlton was raised in London and South Africa, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, which paid off. Joyce is a jack of all trades, having dabbled in acting, producing, philanthropy and more.
Bravo Announces Six New and Returning Shows
November’s not just for Thanksgiving—it also signals the return of six Bravo shows, plus the premiere of the brand new series Thicker Than Water. Returning this fall are The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Fashion Queens, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Vanderpump Rules and Shahs of Sunset.
Melissa Gorga Answered Your Burning Questions
Housewives fans everywhere got their fix this week when Melissa Gorga responded to viewers’ burning questions. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star recently released her new book, Love Italian Style, so to celebrate she answered 20 fan questions: she opened up about her her relationship with Teresa Giudice, her date with her husband Joe, and more.
Andy Cohen: Minister?
In addition to his position as talk show host, Andy Cohen can now also add ordained minister to his resume. In less than one month the first couple will get married in the clubhouse (meet the two below!), so Andy headed to City Hall this week to finalize the paperwork so he could marry them. "It was alarmingly easy to get ordained," Andy told the Dish. "Now that I have, I feel like marrying everyone!"
Top Chef is Taking to the Road!
Love Top Chef? Love New Orleans? Love food trucks? We’ve got the perfect storm for you. This week, Bravo announced a partnership with Grubstreet to bring fans the Top Chef food truck. On October 1, the truck will make appearances at various locations in New York, dishing out New Orleans-inspired cuisine. The best part? It’s 100% free, and for every meal sold, a donation will be made to a New Orleans charity. Follow @BravoTopChef to find out where the truck will be located.
I thought this was a joke. Who cares about the Manzos . Are we going to watch them sit around in that apartment and scream at each other ,while Caroline lays on the couch and Chris just get bigger, Andy whats up?
RHONJ is a bore fest this season, so I hope the Manzo show will be better. I am not interested in Melissa's singing career or the whole "Penny" storyline. So over it!
I agree with Melissa's singing career and the Penny storyline but the Manzos!!! I'd rather watch paint dry than watch that boring family. They should give Rosie her own show. Now that would be entertaining.
Caroline's own show?? Oh Gawd, please spare me... think it's time to quit the whole NJ thang.
Yeah, so we can watch Caroline lay on the couch with an ice bag over her head and watch her husband tell her to STFU. They aren't even relevant on RHONJ anymore. We don't care about the Manzos!!!!!! Don't you get it Bravo? Do you read the comments on the blogs? Did you not read them last year?
Oh, how awesome! Caroline is getting her own show! That's great! I cannot wait to watch it. The Manzo family is awesome and amazing. I cannot wait to watch it.
The Manzo show will fail because they are boring and not half as witty or amusing as they think they are. I predict 6 episodes max before Bravo gets the message that no one cares about the Manzos.
Please tell me this is a joke. I have almost stopped watching Bravo already without you putting the most boring family on tv. You should call me up and ask to do a show of my life compared to the Manzos it is a blast. This is for sure going to send me over the edge and off of Bravo to Trutv and style.......... Please rethink this and try to keep your reputation of knowing what the public wants to watch.
I'm glad Beverly Hills is coming back..and Atlanta. I just have no idea why Bravo finds the Manzos so special or interesting. They are just average, generally unhappy people who do nothing that can be considered TV worthy. They are easier to stomach in tiny clips on RHWNJ, but I usually FF through their scenes. I don't get the attraction.
Andy, I love you but the Manzo clan getting their own show????
Like watching paint dry.
Andy, how about a real reality show? "Actual Real Housewives; " A plethora of relationships and situations that show how real women actually honor friendship. "Build it and they will come" - call me ;-)