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More than just celebrity gossip

Real Housewives of Atlanta Star, Kandi Burruss, Gets Candid with JET

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Reality star, singer, songwriter, producer and entrepreneur, Kandi Burruss, appears radiant on the cover of JET magazine as she opens up about her career and her very public relationship with her mother, “Mama Joyce,” and fiancé, Todd Tucker.

“When I speak about anything on camera I want to accomplish it before we finish taping,” Burruss tells JET regarding her drive and ambition. “I am a ‘do what I say’ person. I want people to know I’m not a [phony]. I hate when people on reality shows mention how they want to do this and that, but you never hear of it again,” she added.

With a successful adult toy line, Bedroom Kandi, her Atlanta-based studio, The Kandi Factory, and her musical, A Mother’s Love, set for DVD release in April, Burruss certainly has proven that she has a keen sense for business. She admits her relationship with Tucker has helped her sharpen her skills.

“I love that Todd is affectionate and relationship-oriented,” said Burruss. “But he’s also a leader and a planner, and because of his production background he makes me a better businesswoman.”

Although many know that Burruss’ mother, Joyce Jones, is firmly against the union of her daughter with Tucker, she concedes exclusively to JET that “If they are married and it lasts, I will be the first to apologize.”
“When my mother was younger it was all about getting a man to be a provider,” said Burruss addressing her mother’s qualms. “She leans toward a man who is financially more well-off than the dude who is just a good guy.” She added, “I’ve dated guys who are more successful than me, and my mom is like, no matter what he does wrong, you have to work it out.”

Readers can read the articles in its entirety and more in the March 31st issue of JET magazine, on newsstands now.

Mindy Kaling Celebrates Season Two Of The Mindy Project!

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To celebrate the second season of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling thanked her cast and crew at a private wrap party in LA on March 1st. Fellow writers, cast mates, and crew toasted to another season of hard work, big laughs, and shockingly attractive male guest stars with the recently released Johnnie Walker Platinum Label. Always the most charming hostess, Mindy raised a glass (okay, two glasses, it was a party) as she made a special toast thanking everyone for a season full of laughter.

After the official last day of filming of the season, the whisky aficionado showed both her cast and her team of writers just how much she cares with a special gift of rare whisky, Johnnie Walker Blue Label. To the cast she engraved the bottle with the message “Great year! Rest up. xoxo, Mindy ” and for her team of writers “Great year. Get back to work. xo, Mindy.”

Congrats to Mindy on the renewal of her show!

Photo Credit: Michael Kovac for WireImage on behalf of Johnnie Walker

Lindsay Lohan Gets Water Thrown In Her Face! (VIDEO)

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Oh everyone is doing their best to try to get Lindsay Lohan back in the game. But is Lilo trying to get herself back in the game? Well, based on who she has in her corner, it is very well possible. Not only does she have Oprah on her side, she now has Jimmy Fallon too, giving her publicity on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

While Jimmy and Lindsay did talk a lot about appearing on Jimmy’s first show, doing a guest spot on “Two Broke Girls,” a possible Mean Girls reunion, and her documentary series and friendship with Oprah, Jimmy also soaked Lindsay with a ton of water…in the FACE.

Yep, Lilo got super soaked right in the face, but that is what happens when you compete against Jimmy and lose. Therefore it is only her fault since she lost Fallon’s infamous card game “Water War”, where the loser of each hand gets splashed with glasses of water.

Check out Lindsay getting some big time water thrown in her face in the video below.

Oprah Tells Lindsay Lohan to “Cut the Bull” In Reality Show Extended Promo

Oprah got Lindsay Lohan TOGETHER in the extended promo of Lindsay’s upcoming reality show, Lindsay, on OWN!

The clip gives an inside look into how difficult the actress was while filming her life after her stint in rehab.

“So we were supposed to start shooting at 12:30 and Lindsay is locked out of her apartment. Which means we might not start shooting for a couple of hours,” director Amy Rice says with a sigh after a number of Lindsay’s tearful scenes from the first trailer are shown. She then jumps on her cell phone and says, “She’s not letting us into her apartment.”

Oprah soon comes in to settle the fuss. “My truth is that I really do want you to win. I really do,” the talk-show host says. “If that isn’t what you want, I’m OK with that, you know, I will tell these guys to pack up and leave.”

“No, it’s not that I’m not ready to do that, I do want to,” Lindsay replies before Oprah lets her know upfront: “You need to cut the bulls–t then, you really do.”

Check out the extended sneak peek below!

Lindsay premieres on Sunday, March 9, at 10 p.m. on OWN. I will definitely be watching! I’m rooting for Lindsay, though I’m not exactly sure how a reality show is going to help her better her life. I hope she stays on the right track, though!

Will you be watching?

Image via Oprah Winfrey Network

Dancing With the Stars 2014 Cast Revealed!

STANDING: EMMA SLATER, BILLY DEE WILLIAMS, DANICA MCKELLAR, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, SEAN AVERY, CANDACE CAMERON BURE, MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY, MERYL DAVIS, NENE LEAKES, TONY DOVOLANI, SHARNA BURGESS, CHARLIE WHITE, CHERYL BURKE, DREW CAREY, DIANA NYAD, HENRY BYALIKOV; SITTING: KARINA SMIRNOFF, DEREK HOUGH, MARK BALLAS, PETA MURGATROYD, JAMES MASLOW, WITNEY CARSON, CODY SIMPSON

Dancing with the Stars 2014 cast has been revealed and we have them, along with their partners here for your excitement. And from the looks of it, it is going to be an interesting season. DWTS is set to return to ABC on March 17th along with some big celebrity names that you may or may not enjoy watching attempt a little bit of ballroom dancing.

The contestants are set to include Olympic gold medalist ice dancing partners Charlie White and Meryl Davis (I mean, are they decent dancers sans their skates and without each other???) and reality star diva (and my favorite) NeNe Leakes.

Check out the official cast list and their partners below:

* Danica McKellar (The Wonder Years), dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy
* Cody Simpson (Australian pop star), dancing with Witney Carson
* Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), dancing with Emma Slater
* Diana Nyad (Long-distance swimmer), dancing with Henry Byalikov
* NeNe Leakes (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), dancing with Tony Dovolani
* James Maslow (Big Time Rush), dancing with Peta Murgatroyd
* Sean Avery (Former NHL player), dancing with Karina Smirnoff
* Drew Carey (The Price is Right), dancing with Cheryl Burke
* Candace Cameron Bure (Full House), dancing with Mark Ballas
* Charlie White (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Sharna Burgess
* Meryl Davis (Olympic gold medalist, ice dancing), dancing with Maksim Chmerkovskiy
* Amy Purdy (US Paralympic Team Snowboarder), dancing with Derek Hough

So, will you be watching this season of Dancing With the Stars 2014?

Jennette McCurdy Lingerie Photos Leaked!

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Oh boy. Jennette McCurdy lingerie photos have been leaked. While many are saying McCurdy’s ex-boyfriend NBA player Andre Drummond could be behind the scandalous selfie leaks, many are blaming the iCarly star for leaking them herself!

Let me tell you, this all sounds like a big fat drama fest of he said she said, but at any rate this is a girl that many young girls look up to and now parents worldwide are going to have to do some ‘splainin’. Or worse yet, ban Sam and Cat from their televisions forever!!!!

Granted these pictures aren’t exposing her vajayjay or tatas, but pictures of Jennette McCurdy in her panties can be just as incriminating.

Kind of a bummer for McCurdy if she was trying to maintain a squeaky clean image. Perhaps that little comment she made about her ex boyfriend not being a good kisser landed her in deep selfie exposure.

At any rate, here they are and for all you peeps wondering what Jennette McCurdy looked like in her skivvies, well here ya go you big freaks.

Yet another young television star growing up right before our eyes. Wow.

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Khloe Kardashian Covers Cosmo: Talks Kids, Her Personal Life And Bruce Jenner

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Khloé Kardashian covers the April issue of Cosmopolitan, on stands March 4th. The interview – her first since filing for divorce from Lamar Odom – features candid remarks from both Khloé and her mom Kris on relationships, making mistakes and learning as they go. Writer Laurie Sandell sat down with the Kardashians in their home in California for the exclusive chat, complete with a cameo from soon-to-be family member, Kanye West.

Check out the highlights below:

Khloé on her close knit family:
It makes me a better person. We live in the public eye, so if one of us makes a mistake, it affects everyone…I have a such a great support system here. We’re so judged when we leave these walls that we try never to do that to one another.

On Bruce Jenner:
It makes me sad that people think Bruce is no longer a part of my life. I talk to him every day! I consider him my second father.
Kris Jenner: He’s my best friend and I adore him. We talk on the phone several times a day. But he’s better living in Malibu.

Khloé on how she handles life’s obstacles:
I’m not a big “cry on a shoulder” person. I’m very introverted when it comes to my own stuff. Everyone has issues and I’m not someone who likes to burden people…I hold things in. I don’t know why.

Khloé on what she would like the public to know about her personal life:
Your life is meant for you to understand and process, not to make anyone else happy. Kim was so thrashed for her marriage and it not working out. If she wasn’t happy it took guts to say, “You know what? I can’t do this anymore.” But you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. People hate us for showing stuff and they hate us when we say, “Fine, we won’t show it anymore.” I don’t have any regrets. I wouldn’t change a thing. You learn as you go.

Khloé on having kids one day:
I love kids. I hope and pray I have kids when the time is right.

Khloé on where she hopes to be in 10 years:
I live for the moment. If you think too far in the future, you might get disappointed or set the bar too low. It sucks at times, but everything happens for a reason, no matter how sh#tty your circumstances are. To say where I want to be in 10 years…I have no idea. I just know that I want to be happy and smiling.

Of COURSE Kris Jenner had to be present for that interview to make sure Khloe didn’t say anything she didn’t approve of. Or at least that’s how I see Mama Jenner. The last time Khloe had an interview she said something about her mother calling her fat when she was like 4 years old or whatever and that she needed to go on a diet. I’m sure Kris definitely wanted to prevent any other family “secrets” from being revealed.

Image via Cosmopolitan

The Arsenio Hall Show Renewed for a Second Season

Arsenio Hall got a really nice surprise on the set of The Arsenio Hall Show during Wednesday night’s episode! Turns out that CBS picked up a second season of his talk show…and Jay Leno came out to surprise him with the good news!

After sneaking up behind Arsenio, Jay told him and the audience  the news. Arsenio hugged him, saying “How come I don’t get my news first?!” Jay replied, “He’s more annoyed that I knew before he did!” Jay then joked, “Actually, in the second season, I’m going to be hosting. They didn’t tell you that part!”

Check out the surprise below!

“We are thrilled that Arsenio will be returning for a second season,” Joe DiSalvo, president of sales at CBS Television Distribution said in a statement. “We knew Arsenio had a built-in fan base, but he’s also reaching a new generation. This season, Arsenio has been the youngest late-night talk show on broadcast television and has given our station partners a real alternative for their late-night lineups.”

Arsenio also said in a statement, “Since 9/9/13, I’ve been waking up without an alarm clock. Producing and hosting my late-night talk show brings me great joy. I’m back where I belong! Thanks to my partners at CBS Television Distribution and Tribune.”

I’m really happy for Arsenio! Averaging 6.7 million views a week, the show has been doing very well, and has had a slew of great artists and other celebs come on. Arsenio’s naturally a good host, so it’ll be great to see another season. Hopefully there’s many more to come!

Image via CBS

Mad Men Stars Dish with The Saturday Evening Post on Audition Tapes, Childhood, and Fan Reactions

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Let me just say I cannot WAIT for the next (and sadly final) season of Mad Men to start. Squeeeee! Yes, that’s my excited slash school girl yell.

As cable television readies itself for the first half of the final season of AMC’s acclaimed period drama Mad Men, The Saturday Evening Post interviews Jon Hamm and five other key cast members as well as series creator Matt Weiner.

In March/April 2014′s cover story, legendary Hollywood reporter Jeanne Wolf sat down with the cast, asking how they’ve grown and why fans project so much love and hate on their characters. The Post complements the story with a cover based on a Norman Rockwell illustration that appeared in its Sept. 17, 1960 issue. Fans will enjoy the bonus section following the interview. In “Real Mad Men at Work,” the Post throws open the doors to its archives to presents a look back at the “new” look of vintage ’60s-era art and advertising.

Check out the highlights from the cast interview below:

John Hamm on Don Draper: “Don Draper is a guy that looks good in all appearances and yet is essentially a disaster.”

January Jones (Betty) on fans’ reactions to her character: “People come up to me, and they
straight up say that they dislike me.”

Vincent Kartheiser (Pete Campbell) on his wildest post-fame purchase: “The wildest thing I’ve bought is a Japanese toilet, a Toto, a fancy and expensive toilet. The Ferrari of toilets.”

John Slattery (Roger Sterling) on seeing his audition tape recently: “You watch yourself on the audition tape and flashback, ‘Oh my God, I started out and my kid was six years old, and he’s in high school now.’ You change, especially physically. I feel like I’m 100 years older than when we started.”

Elizabeth Moss (Peggy Olson) on character judgments: “The only time I heard a problem was people questioning my character’s choices in dating. Which I have in real life as well. But I’m always like, ‘Really? You never made a mistake in who you dated?’ And that’s Peggy’s story. She keeps making her mistakes over and over unfortunately.”

Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) on the new attention focused on her: “I’ve had days of anxiety or panic about being looked at or being talked about, and that’s made me just want to stay home.”

Executive Producer and series creator Matt Weiner on fans’ investment in the show: “It’s been an education for me to realize that what a lot of people find entertaining is feeling superior to the activity that’s going on on the screen. They want to have their values reaffirmed; they want to have this sort of narcissistic gratification of ‘I know what’s going to happen.’ ‘I know how this world is going to work out.’ Or, ‘Thank God I’m not like that.’”

Hamm on the secret to the show’s success: “There are so many variables. At any point in the development of the show, somebody could have made a decision that ruined it. They could have put a flaw in it and magnified over time, but it didn’t happen. Instead, everybody made the right decisions, because everybody is in it for the right reasons.”

Source: Saturday Evening Post

Heroes Is Reborn, Making Hayden Panettiere a Really Busy Lady!

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This announcement just came last night, but I am kind of freaked out. My man has been watching Heroes episodes on Netflix for the past couple of weeks. Did he know something that we all didn’t know? Freaky! At any rate, NBC is bringing back its conquering “Heroes” and fans are going nuts. I have yet to talk to my man about this, but I’ll let you all know his thoughts on this, which I am sure are happy thoughts as he gets pretty cray cray and engrossed in his shows.

An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke.

NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled “Heroes Reborn,” with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.

“The enormous impact ‘Heroes’ had on the television landscape when it first launched in 2006 was eye-opening,” said NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. “Shows with that kind of resonance don’t come around often and we thought it was time for another installment. We’re thrilled that visionary creator Tim Kring was as excited about jumping back into this show as we were and we look forward to all the new textures and layers Tim plans to add to his original concept. Until we get closer to air in 2015, the show will be appropriately shrouded in secrecy, but we won’t rule out the possibility of some of the show’s original cast members popping back in.”

The original series chronicled the life-changing stories of a series of unrelated ordinary people who discovered they had superhuman abilities. As the saga unfolded, they learned they were part of a grand plan that brought them together to change the world.

With the return of “Heroes Reborn,” NBC will launch a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the characters and new storylines. This leveraging of social media is a way for fans to re-engage with what was one for the true pioneers in multiplatform storytelling.

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This came out of left field! And Hayden Panettiere will work on both Nashville and Heroes, making her one busy lady. You go girl!

Check out the teaser promo below.

Tamera Mowry-Housley Controversy Talks Criticism Surrounding Her Interracial Marriage

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Tamera Mowry-Housley makes an appearance on the Bethenny show to talk about the controversy surrounding her interracial marriage to husband Adam Mosely. And the prejudice isn’t just from one race, she’s getting it from all kinds. She says she’s been called a “white man’s whore” and “less of a black woman” because of her marriage.

So what does she think about the hatred?

Well quite frankly, she’s sick of it!

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Check out highlights from the interview below:

Bethenny: Your mom is black and ur father is white?
Tamera: Yes. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my father is a very handsome white man.
Bethenny: So you are interracial?
Tamera: Well I’m mixed, I’m bi-racial yes, and I’m in an interracial marriage, yes.
Bethenny: And you’ve gotten a lot of heat for that.
Tamera: Which is so weird.
Bethenny: More than most people do you feel like cause I don’t hear it as much.
Tamera: Really girl?
Bethenny: We’re talking about it with you because I know it’s something that you’ve dealt with.
Tamera: Yeah, I hear it from a lot of my friends, even my makeup artist. She’s in an interracial relationship and she gets it. I think maybe because social media is what it is right now. I have a Twitter account and people feel like they can just come to it and say whatever but I’ve learned to love my block button and I’m just choosing to see the positive side of it. We have more people loving on us than hating on us and we are choosing to focus on that now.
Bethenny: It’s amazing that something like Twitter which represents the most modern form of technology, that the things that people are saying on it are the most archaic feelings in the world. Right, I mean it’s ironic.
Tamera: Please they don’t even know me, they don’t know my friends.
Bethenny: But what does that even matter? What about if you had all black friends or all white friends? What does it even matter?
Tamera: Honestly, who cares? That’s where I’m at right now? Do you know by the year 2050 Time Magazine says that most people are going to be mixed so honestly the people who are posting those things need to get over it. They need to get hip!

ON HER RACIST CRITICS:

I was actually hurt because my parents had experienced it way back in the day and I was hurt because we as a community have come so far and we fight against it all the time. I was hurt that people still felt that way but the opposite way, you see what I’m saying? So if anything, I was devastated, hurt, and like I said I’m just going to pray and look at the positive.

I still can’t get over the fact that there are such ignorant, hateful people out there. So ridiculous!

Cee Lo Green Is Done With The Voice For Good!

Cee Lo Green is moving on! After four seasons on NBC reality singing competition The Voice, the singer has announced that he won’t be returning to the show….ever!

“I’m going to continue my relationship with NBC,” he said in an appearance on the Feb. 19 episode of Ellen.   “I have a television show development deal with them as well and hopefully some other talk show opportunities for later in the year. But yeah, I’m going to miss The Voice too. So I’m not coming back guys.”

Ellen DeGeneres asked Cee Lo to clarify. “I’m not coming back at all,” he said. “I don’t want to wear out my welcome there. You know what I’m saying. I have so many other things that I want to do. I haven’t released an album in four years. I’m almost done with my album.”

Lionel Richie joined Cee Lo on the show, and they made the announcement that they’ll also be going on tour together! “He’ll be with me, on the road,” Lionel chimed in.

Cee Lo was one of the original four mentors on The Voice sitting with Adam LevineBlake Shelton and Christina Aguilera. Both he and Christina were judges for seasons 1-3. Shakira and Usher took their spots for season 4, but they came back for season 5.

I don’t watch The Voice often, but there’s definitely a lot of talent there that Cee Lo has been a part of helping to groom. I’m sure he’ll be missed, but I’m ready to see what he has cooking up in the music realm!

Image via Michael Rozman/ Warner Bros.

Michelle Duggar’s 7 Bedroom Tips

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Michelle Duggar, mother of 19 (at least I think it is 19 now?) and counting is one that knows about hanky panky and being the ultimate clown car. But most importantly Mrs. Duggar knows how to make JimBob happy…in the bedroom. Mmmhmmm. How do you think she got pregnant? A LOT of practice.

In a recent interview, Mrs. Duggar shared what she has learned over the years and the advice from friends that she took when she and her hubs got married.

From Today.com, here are Michelle Duggar’s 7 Bedroom Tips.

1. Say yes to sex, even when you’re tired. It’s about the physical need of love your husband has and only you can meet that need.

2. Give it a rest sometimes. The couple has learned that a bit of abstinence makes the heart grow fonder.

3. Treat your wife like a queen. Emotional intimacy is important. Doing the little things are big things. She does the same for Jim Bob.

4. The strong, silent type is overrated. Men who share their heart, struggles, fears and dreams “builds him up so much in my eyes.”

5. Perfectionism kills romance. “Expectations ruin relationships,” says Jim Bob. Don’t withhold praise for loved ones.

6. Make time for date night. Every Saturday, apparently Michelle and Jim Bob go out to reconnect (and then, I am sure hit the sheets!)

7. Never stop learning. Advice from others and each other is still important.

Is she pregnant again? I’m just asking.

5 Facts About Porn Star Brett Rossi, Charlie Sheen’s Fiance, Soon to Be Wife!

Porn star Brett Rossi is soon to be Mrs. Charlie Sheen. That’s right Charlie Sheen is engaged to his porn star girlfriend. How did I know this was going to happen? You know, the whole wedding to a porn star situation.

About his new love, Rossi, Masheen said, “Therefore, if ‘three’ truly is a charm; The mashup/acronym of the real CS, (Charlie & Scottie) HAS to be; ‘Char-M-stee…’”

We are hearing via TMZ that Masheen proposed Saturday morning after they flew to Hawaii on a private jet. And it was only last month that the actor joked that he got married to 24-year-old Rossi in Iceland. All I know is that according to Rossi’s Twitter feed, Charlie has been wining, dining and taking this girl with him all over the world and pretty much buying her gifts galore. How could you NOT say “no” to that especially after you made your living as a porn star?

Here are five fun little facts we found about Brett Rossi, Charlie Sheen’s soon to be wife:

1. She and Charlie have only been dating a few months. The couple was first spotted together while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, back in November. And according to Rossi’s Twitter, they also spent Christmas together.

2. Brett is 24. Charlie is 48. You do the math.

3. Her nickname from Charlie is “Scottie”. Charlie included her nickname’s first initial on a new tattoo that also includes his children’s initials.

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4. Rossi has an “adult only” website, www.brettrossi.com and a YouTube channel, but she does not like being called a porn star (even though she is).

5. Her real name is Scottine Christen and she is from Riverside, California.

I’m sure Denise Richards is thrilled!

Bethenny Frankel’s Talk Show Cancelled

It’s official. Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show, Bethenny, has been cancelled. And the show’s only halfway through its first season.

A rep for Telepictures released a statement saying, “We are incredibly proud of the creativity, passion and professionalism Bethenny and her staff brought to daytime each and every day and look forward to finishing out the season with more great original episodes. While we are disappointed not to be able to bring the series back for a second season, we remain convinced that she has a unique voice and that she will continue to be successful in the future.”

Bethenny herself added, “I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures. My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day.”

The show will remain in production through the end of the current season which will end in May.

I can’t really say that I’m surprised. Bethenny’s ratings weren’t the best. You have quite other talk show hosts, like Wendy Williams and Queen Latifah, that offer the same things that Bethenny does–celebrity news, interviews, and the like. There’s nothing really original about the show.  I like Bethenny, but I don’t think she stood out enough. Hopefully, she finds a new successful venture elsewhere. Wishing her the best.

Image via Variety