Topic: Real Housewives of Orange County

8 Reality TV Shows That Should Totally Exist

8 Reality TV Shows That Should Totally Exist

Earlier today, Jennifer wrote about why she doesn’t like reality TV. A lot of what she says makes sense. It is usually difficult to empathize with reality TV stars. Most of them are pretty stupid. And they never actually fall in love, even on a trip to Fiji (well, actually usually it’s like St. Barts or St. some island in the Caribbean). But as a viewer of a good mix of both reality TV (Jersey Shore! American Idol, but not this season because the judges stink! Real Housewives of Orange County!) and fictional dramas and comedies (Gossip Girl! Modern Family! How I Met Your Mother! Friday Night Lights!), I think it’s fair to say that reality TV isn’t going away. More »

Gallery: Here’s Your Chance To Smell Like Your Favorite Real Housewife & City

Gallery:  Here's Your Chance To Smell Like Your Favorite Real Housewife & City

In case Beverly Hills hasn’t gotten enough hype in the past 20 years, here’s another way to celebrate the infamous 90210 zip code: the city of Beverly Hills, in conjunction with JT Brands of Long Beach, will be releasing a “souvenir fragrance line” guaranteed to make you smell like a 90201 gal. Pam Danziger, a marketing expert, said, “When I think of Beverly Hills, I think of ground zero in conspicuous consumption lifestyle. Every city has souvenirs, so for Beverly Hills, why not some perfume? It makes sense.” Though not connected, this is reminiscent of Bond No. 9, which designs fragrances inspired by different New York City neighborhoods. More »

‘Real Housewives’: When Is It Worth It to Quit?

'Real Housewives':  When Is It Worth It to Quit?

Although Real Housewives of New Jersey’s season came to a close last night at the reunion, the off-camera drama continues.  Bravo has reportedly signed on Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga, to replace Danielle for season three.  Teresa apparently hates Melissa, which may motivate her to quit the show, despite the immense debt her family is in.  Avid fans like me can only hope that both Teresa and Melissa appear next season, so that we can concentrate on a second family’s drama.  Which broaches the question: when is Real Housewives’ impact on the family enough to encourage some people to quit the show? More »