The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Break out the crimping iron and fake nails: Bravo has revealed the cast of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
The popular franchise will follow five of the most affluent Jersey Girls — including two sisters who married brothers — as they face the day-to-day drama that comes with living in the lap of luxury (Which Rolex goes with this fake tan?) Here's a look at the so-called housewives:
Whoopi Goldberg, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos
Standing in a United Nations chamber before a table covered in placards for each of the 12 Battlestar Galactica colonies, Edward James Olmos delivered a stirring speech that led a crowd of reporters and students to join in a chant of "So say we all," one of the key phrases from the show.
It could have been a stirring moment in the series finale — but the moment was real.
Olmos, along with costar Mary McDonnell and executive producers Ron Moore and Dave Eick, spoke at the U.N. Tuesday about issues on the show that also face the organization, including racism, human rights, terrorism, children and armed conflict, reconciliation and more.
The View cohost Whoopi Goldberg moderated the event, which included speeches by three special guests from the U.N. and questions from an eager and engaged audience. It was hard not to feel the fan love in the room — including from Goldberg herself. Read about the rest of the event after the jump!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Melissa Rycroft
Leave it to Maksim Chmerkovskiy to get everyone riled up again.
The unabashedly honest Dancing with the Stars pro told TVGuide.com that Melissa Rycroft's dancing background gives her an "unfair" advantage over the rest of the cast — and he's not backing down.
"Let me be ...
Maybe Salma Hayek's using 30 Rock to hone her comedy chops for the silver screen. The actress has signed on to play Adam Sandler's wife in the comedian's latest flick, which features a bevy of Saturday Night Live alums.
The currently untitled comedy stars Sandler, Chris Rock ...
Ellen DeGeneres is not a mom in real life yet, but she'll soon be Mother Nature on the big screen.
The dance-crazed talk-show host will play the role in an as-yet-untitled comedy written by Sex and the City writer/executive producer, Jenny Bicks, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In the project, to be produced by Walden Media, Ellen's all-mighty character will ...
The CW's Melrose Place has found its newest resident in Cloverfield star Jessica Lucas.
Lucas will join Melrose as rich kid Riley Richmond, a 24-year-old inner-city elementary school teacher (she cares, people!), says The Hollywood Reporter. Riley's engaged to Jonah (Michael Rady), but is having second thoughts about walking down the aisle.
Lucas knows what it's like to be on a reboot. She recurred as ...
At this rate, it really is going to be the Speidi dramedy hour.
After losing resident Hills-billy and leading lady Lauren Conrad to the real world (not the show), MTV's prime-time staple will now also bid adieu to Audrina Patridge.
Patridge will depart The Hills following its upcoming fifth season after signing a deal with Mark Burnett Productions. Patridge's new project will focus on ...
Jorge Nunez, Jasmine Murray
Not long after being trimmed from American Idol's Top 13, Jasmine Murray and Jorge Nunez came by the TVGuide.com offices to reflect on their admittedly brief experience on America's No. 1 TV program.
Among the topics we covered:
• If Jasmine had to do it all over again, would she still sing "I'll be There"?
• What was Jorge's actual first pick from the Michael Jackson catalogue?
• Are the sequestered Idol contenders aware of the "scandals" (e.g. XXX-rated 800-numbers) going on in the "outside" world?
• Does the Judges' Save element double the devastation for a departing singer? Plus: Jasmine's message to whoever winds up getting saved.
• What's next for each of the young castoffs?
See what each had to say, after the jump.
Jay Harrington with Portia De Rossi, Better off Ted
Veridian Dynamics, the ethically impaired conglomerate at the heart of ABC's Better Off Ted (premiering Wednesday at 8:30 pm/ET), can weaponize a pumpkin, develop a desk chair that improves job performance and freeze-dry a staffer just for sport. But can the new comedy produce big laughs? Jay Harrington, fresh off playing doctor with Private Practice's Addison, gave TVGuide.com a look at the workplace wackiness to come.
TVGuide.com: I was saying to Tim Daly recently that extended guest arcs, like the ones you and Jayne Brooks both had on Private Practice, almost seem like a "proving ground" for actors. Like ABC is wondering, "Hmm, let's see if we want this actor to front our new series...."
Jay Harrington: Yeah, there's some comparison to a Triple-A farm system, if you will. [Laughs] In addition to that and Desperate Housewives [Harrington played Susan's beau, Dr. Ron], I had done a pilot for ABC two years ago that didn't go anywhere. It was good; it just wasn't good enough.
TVGuide.com: I enjoyed the Better Off Ted pilot. It has a dry, Scrubs-like humor.
Harrington: It does, thank you. I'm a fan of myself. [Laughs] And since the pilot, we've ...