Wednesday Morning Update

The Real Housewives of New York City: Simon and Alex are spotted hanging at a beach in St. Barth’s — naked. Bethenny Frankel says she likes shopping at IKEA and Costco.

Top Chef: Former cheftestant Josie Smith-Malave is named executive chef at Norwood.

America’s Next Top Model: Transgendered models are nothing new in the fashion industry, Nigel Barker says. A preview of the models on this season of the show.

Project Runway: Three black designers still left.

What Not to Wear: Clinton Kelly visiting Memphis to give fashion advice.

The Hills: Is Whitney really leaving for New York City?

Million Dollar Listing: Madison Hildebrand talks about his life on the show, and what he thinks of the other agents. Agent Chad Rogers has a blog and seems to enjoy making fun of himself.

The Bachelorette: Yes, it’s true. Former Bachelor Andy Baldwin will officiate DeAnna and Jesse’s wedding.

Exiled: Read Ana’s diary from her trip to Thailand.

Survivor: Gabon: Meet this season’s castaways.

Random bits: Deal or No Deal finally has a million dollar winner.

Wednesday Morning Update


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Lauren, Whitney and Audrina from the Hills (Credit: Marla Rutherford/Entertainment Weekly)


The Hills: Lauren Conrad says tour buses come to her house 15-20 times a day.

The Mole: A more detailed explanation of how Mark Lambrecht won the game.

The Bachelorette: Poor Jason Mesnick! Not enough women wanted to pay $125 to spend the night with him. What DeAnna and Jesse are doing to be a normal couple.

Flipping Out: Jeff Lewis is going to let housekeeper Zoila sell her birthday-present painting and keep the money.

Project Runway: Brooke Shields to guest-judge in this preview video for tonight’s episode.

The Real World: Filming begins in Brooklyn

America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 11 cast members are revealed.

A Shot at Love: Tila Tequila’s has a new girlfriend.

What Not to Wear: A sneak peek at the show’s upcoming Philadelphia-based fashion victims.

Thursday Morning Update

The Bachelor: Matt Grant was turned off by how much Shayne Lamas liked to party. And Grant says he never told Shayne she could keep the ring. Karina Smirnoff denies a romance with former Bachelor Andy Baldwin.

Project Runway: Nina Garcia will move to Marie Claire magazine. A play-by-play of last night’s episode where Emily was auf’d.

Top Chef: Sam Talbot is engaged. An interview with former chef-testant Antonia.

The Bachelorette: DeAnna and Jesse hit the slopes.

The Hills: The show doesn’t represent my true life, Lauren Conrad says. A breakdown of the Hills Season Four trailer.

The Mole: Paul Grassi talks about what it was like to play the game and why he failed the quiz.

America’s Next Top Model: Whitney poses for her Seventeen cover shoot.

American Idol: A peek at the auditions in Utah. A woman who auditioned five times before finally makes it. Former Idol contestant Amanda Overmeyer is recording a southern rock album. A fascinating inside view of what it’s like to audition for the show.

What Not to Wear: Nominate yourself for the show.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kim wants to get a jump-start on planning her wedding to Reggie Bush.

Wednesday Morning Update

The Hills: The show is renewed for another season.In case you missed it, here is the recap.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Owner tries to flip house that was on the show.

American Idol: Another Idol contestant flubs the lines to a song. How to hack into American Idol’s voting. Former contestant Phil Stacey releases self-titled debut album. Online odds say Syesha’s the next one out.

Top Chef: Stephanie Izard talks about being on Top Chef. Interview with bride and groom on the “Wedding Wars” episode reveals that the wedding wasn’t intended to be televised, in fact it was supposed to happen in Kansas, not Chicago.

Real Housewives of New York City: Jill launches “Team Jill” T-shirts.

What Not to Wear: Hair stylist Nick Arrojo says he started out making $40 a week. Now he charges $500 a hair cut. Read his interview with the Wall Street Journal.

The Bachelor: London Calling: Why Shayne will get the proposal.



TLC’s What Not to Wear: A Behind the Scenes Look

An article in the Austin American-Statesman details a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to be on TLC’s “What Not to Wear.” Editor Addie Broyles was nominated by her fiancee and got to receive a head-to-toe makeover. Among the more interesting details:

  •  A stylist actually helped her pick out her clothes.
  • They tried to straighten her hair, and she cried.
  • She doesn’t think Stacy and Clinton “get” the Austin style and how dressed down mothers need to be when chasing after young children. (She said this during a live blog while watching the show.)
  • Another Austinite who was on the show, Kathy Garth, actually tried to back out before going to New York and sounds disappointed with her experience, telling the Statesman:  “They whisk you away to la-la land, it’s all make believe.”