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Posts Tagged ‘Real Housewives’

Andy Cohen Answers to Bravo’s Critics, Gets Real about ‘Reality’ TV

Millions of people tune in to Bravo for hits like Top Chef, The Rachel Zoe Project, and Kell on Earth, but one glimpse of the network’s viewer mail shows it’s not all love in these parts.

So, we couldn’t let senior VP of original programming and development Andy Cohen leave our Media Beat studio without answering some tough questions: How real are your reality shows anyway? Why is Atlanta the only Housewives series with women of color? And was Bravo behind that whole Salahi White House crashing fiasco?

Cohen reveals all. Just watch… what happens, of course.

Part 1: Bravo’s Andy Cohen to Reality TV Hopefuls: ‘Good Luck’

Part 2: Andy Cohen on Bravo TV’s Sexuality: ‘We’re Bi’

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James Rainey vs Jill Stewart Continues

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Michael Lacy, executive editor of Village Voice Media goes after Marc Cooper and James Rainey for their attacks on Jill Stewart and LA Weekly.

When we dispensed with Cooper’s column, few took note, e-mails did not rain down upon us, the Columbia Journalism Review did not question our judgment. Except for Cooper’s blog, where he bled thousands upon thousands of words about the demise of the Weekly, the world continued apace.

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