The Week By Bravo: 'Top Chef' Is Back, Brandi's First Film
Plus: first looks at the RHONJ reunion and our new show The People's Couch.
Top Chef ingited New Orleans, NeNe Leakes revealed her wedding tips for brides-to-be, and Brandi Glanville announced she landed her first acting role. There was plenty more news, gossip and memorable clips from this week: read on for everything you may have missed this week.
Top Chef Takes New Orleans
Top Chef kicked off its 11th season this week in New Orleans. And the judges couldn’t be happier about the locale. “People love food here,” Tom Colicchio said of NOLA. “It’s like everybody’s sort of sport.” And of course Emeril Lagasse was pleased. “I kid with people and tell them that there are 49 states,” he dished. “And then there’s Louisiana.”
RHONJ Finale Teaser
Fans of The Real Housewives of New Jersey are well aware of the drama that has been building all season, and it’s coming to a head in Part 1 of the reunion episode, which airs this Sunday at 8/7c. The season ended in peace, but in a preview of the upcoming reunion, Andy Cohen can’t help but ask if underlying tensions still threaten the Gorga and Giudice families. You’ll have to tune in to find out!
The People’s Couch Is Here
Starting this Sunday at 11:30pm ET, Bravo is turning the tables on TV-watchers with brand-new series, The People’s Couch. Based on the U.K. show Gogglebox, The People’s Couch turns the camera around to showcase American households as they laugh, scream and react to their TVs. And you don't want to miss it.
NeNe Leakes’ Tips for a Bloop-Worthy Wedding
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star will share her second wedding to husband Gregg Leakes with fans, and she has a few tips for those looking to add some “bloop-worthy” flair to their special day. At the top of the list? Don’t be pressured by family members when it comes to the gown. “Find the dress that is right for you,” she advises.
Madison Hildebrand Opens Up About His Ex
On this week’s Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles, Madison Hildebrand revealed that his relationship with his boyfriend Marcos ended. “He’s not responding to my texts, he’s not taking my phone calls,” Madison said. To make matters worse, the break-up came just ten days before their vacation to Mexico. But Madison revealed to the Dish that he has recently been in touch with his ex—although they’ve both agreed that it’s best to move on.
Brandi Glanville is Headed to Hollywood
Lifetime TV is adding Brandi Glanville to the cats list for their new original movie, Missing at 17. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will play the role of Erica in the small-screen drama, which airs on October 19th. “I’m not an actress so this should be interesting! :)” Glanville tweeted out this week.
Melissa Gorga Responds to Book Controversy
Melissa Gorga’s new book, Love Italian Style, made a splash when it hit shelves after Jezebel attacked Gorga and her husband Joe for controversial statements made in the book. The site’s main gripe with the book is that the couple condoned marital rape. Melissa spoke out this week to address these accusations, stating that the book is “not meant to be read literally" and that the couple do not condone violence in marriage.