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.