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Kathy Griffin Lands Bravo Talk Show

Kathy Griffin is expanding her presence on Bravo as the comedian will host a weekly one-hour talk show starting in the spring titled Kathy.

The network made the announcement Saturday at the 2012 Winter TCA Tour. According to Bravo, Kathy will be “the destination to get Griffin’s thoughts on everything pop culture as she rants on the week’s biggest headlines and tabloid gossip.”

For Bravo, this is the latest go-round in the talk-show world. Earlier this month, Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live expanded from once a week to five nights a week.

Chris March on The Project Runway Effect

In the second installment of this week’s Media Beat interview, fashion designer Chris March talks about first breaking into the public consciousness on Season 4 of Project Runway.

“I was watching it, and a friend of mine who works in TV goes, ‘Oh, my God. They love you. The way they’re treating you, the way they’re editing it, they introduced you second, your laugh is all over the place,’” the current star of Bravo’s Mad Fashion said. “And then I started getting all these emails, and I would get a million hits on my website during the show. I had no idea what television could do.”

You can also view this video on YouTube.

Part 1: Chris March Talks Mad Fashion
Part 3: Which Game Show Inspires Chris March’s Mad Fashion?

Food & Wine to Give ‘Top Chef’ its Day in Print

When you think of Bravo’s “Top Chef,” what comes to mind? Probably Padma Lakshmi, right? Okay, maybe that’s just us. You probably think of food and competition, but now, thanks to Food & Wine, you might start thinking of magazines as well. That’s because in its January issue, Food & Wine is bringing the popular TV show to print, in a special 24 page section.

The section will be an advertorial, with content centering on the show’s contestants. If it’s a hit, the “Top Chef” content might blossom into its own magazine.

“There are many elements from a consumer marketing part of it,” Christina Grdovic, Food & Wine’s Publisher, told Adweek. “We’d like it to be a 13th issue or some sort of a stand-alone, but we have to see if it makes sense.”

Bringing a TV show to print is a good idea for Food & Wine, especially one as popular as “Top Chef.” The brand carries weight and it’ll generate plenty of attention among readers. And if there happens to one day be a Lakshmi photo spread, well, that probably wouldn’t hurt either.

Jersey Shore Takes Number One Again in Weekly Ratings

MTV’s Jersey Shore continues its dominance with another week atop the prime time ratings. An estimated 881,000 viewers watched the August 18th episode from Italy with a 4.4 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.

The New York Jets preseason game on WCBS/Channel 2 finished second for the week (744,000/3.7).

America’s Got Talent held down the third slot on WNBC (563,000/2.8). It tied with True Blood on HBO (558,000/2.8) and an August 18th New York Yankees game on WWOR/Channel 9 (557,000/2.8).

Talent also had a tenth-place finish for the week (484,000/2.4). 

The Yankees grabbed sixth and seventh place (tie) for games on WWOR and the YES Network, averaging 518,000 viewers and a 2.6 rating.

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Husband Dead of Apparent Suicide

Russell Armstrong was found dead Monday evening at his home on Mulholland Drive. The cause of death was hanging, and is being treated as a suicide.

The 47-year-old venture capitalist was the estranged husband of Taylor Armstrong, star of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The dissolution of their marriage is said to be a central plot point in the upcoming season of the show. The couple have a 5-year-old daughter.

In July, shortly after the couple filed for divorce, Russell told People magazine, “This show has literally pushed us to the limit.” Russell Armstrong’s suicide will likely stir debate about the ethics of putting the personal lives of emotionally unstable individuals in the national spotlight.

60 Minutes Take Weekly Top Spot on WCBS; America’s Got Talent Number Two on WNBC

As we meander through the summer, viewership is typically altered. But 60 Minutes had no problems grabbing ratings. The venerable newsmagazine was number one, according to the Nielsen Company. The broadcast had 751,000 WCBS/Channel 2 viewers with a 3.7 rating.

On WNBC/Channel 4, a two-hour episode of America’s Got Talent was number two (623,000/3.1).

Yankee Baseball on the YES Network was third (556,000/2.8) from July 21. Several other games cracked the  Top 20.

A pair of games tied for number 13 –July 18 on YES (473,000/2.3) and July 19 on WWOR/Channel 9 (468,000/2.3).

A July 20th Yankee game on YES was number 20 (416,000/2.1).

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Simon Van Kempen Performs on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live

Last night, on Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live, Simon van Kempen, husband of The Real Housewives of New York City’s Alex McCord, performed his single I Am Real, and it is a real treat.

Van Kempen, dressed in a skin tight t-shirt and purple sparkly pants, belts out introspective lyrics like “You know I do my best, I dress up to impress, but she’s causing me stress, in her cocktail dress.” He also taps one foot and boldly swings his arm around at odd times, as if he is challenging viewers to oppose his stance that he is, in fact, “real.”

If you’re ready for something truly spectacular, please watch this clip.

Bravo Media Has A New Vice President of Production

Bravo Media announced yesterday the promotion of Ryan Pinette to vice president of production and operations. He’d previously been director of production and operations.

Pinette has been with Bravo for five years and worked on virtually all of the network’s top shows, including Top Chef, Project Runway, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List and The Real Housewives franchise.

Congrats and keep up the good work sir! Oooh, except for the whole Real Housewives thing. No offense, but we could probably do without that one.

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Bravo Takes on a New York Staple

On Wednesday, February 16th, Bravo will air The Approval Matrix, a version of New York magazine’s great recurring feature. The 30-minute show will be hosted by Faith Salie, who will lead three panelists and celebrity guests through a discussion of what’s hot or not in the pop culture world for that week.

The Approval Matrix show will also be horrible, because things that are good in one way are very often not good in another. Think about it. Shaq the basketball player was (yes, was) good. Shaq the actor, not so much. The A-team TV show was fantastic, The A-Team movie was garbage.

Anyway, you get the point. But feel free to check the show out, we just wanted to warn you first.

Donny Deutsch’s New Show Premieres Tonight

Tonight at 11 PM EST on Bravo, Love Calling, the dating advice show starring Donny Deutsch debuts. Deutsch will take questions from inquiring minds via Twitter, Facebook, videochat and phone calls. What makes Deutsch qualified to dole out advice to women about the ins and outs of love? Nothing! But he’s famous, so there you have it.

In an effort to always give FishbowlNY readers the inside scoop, below are three of the best questions that were asked of Deutsch during the show’s test runs, prior to tonight’s first episode.

  1. I’m dating a guy only because his dad gave him an ad agency, so he’s got lots of money. He should pay for my Invisaligns, right?
  2. My man loves taking his shirt off, no matter where we are. I like it, but my family got upset when he did it during Christmas dinner. What should I do?
  3. Is it true that guys sometimes act egotistical to hide their small… Shoe size?

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