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Bravo ‘Newlyweds’ Alaska and Kim Dish on Reality TV Instafame

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While it was a bit more subdued than usual at Michael’s today with some of the glitterati off to Cannes and a few others up in Greenwich watching Prince Harry play polo (our invite must have gotten lost in the mail),  the usual mix of editors (Anne Fulenwider, Lucy Danziger) and media moguls (David Zinczenko) were in full power lunch mode celebrating each other’s successes and hatching their next big deals.

I was joined today by Kimberly Cherebin and Alaska Gedeon, stars of the new docu-series Newlyweds: The First Year, which premiered May 6 on Bravo. Also in attendance were the network’s PR marvels, Jennifer Geisser and Julia Nietsch, as well as the happy couple’s manager, Camille White Stern. The show is a hit, having snagged over 1 million viewers for the first episode. With Kimberly stuck in traffic en route from the studio where she was styling Justine Skye‘s new video, I got a chance to chat with Alaska first. I asked him what in the world would possess anyone to allow cameras to follow them during their entire first year of marriage. He told me he’d been absolutely opposed to doing the show at first, and Kimberly asked him “about six or seven times” before he finally agreed. Looking back on the experience (shooting wrapped earlier this year), Alaska said having the details of your daily life play out for all the world to see “forces you to raise the standard of who you are: how you treat others and especially how you treat your wife.” He then added brightly, “It’s like a mirror and like therapy.” So did he like everything he saw reflected back at him? “I just don’t think I’m that big of a jerk,” he said with a laugh. (After meeting him, I’m inclined to agree). “My sarcasm doesn’t always read well on camera.” He also told me that it wasn’t until after he viewed the scene where he and Kimberly discussed their bi-coastal marriage that he realized just how “heartbroken” Kimberly was at the prospect of their separation.

Alaska Gedeon, Kimberly Cherebin and Diane Clehane

When Kimberly arrived, I asked her why she was so enthusiastic about  doing the show, and she admitted that she didn’t exactly know what she was getting into. “At first, I thought it was one of those David Tutera>-type ‘planning your wedding’ shows, and I thought that would be fun, but it was nothing like that,” she explained. Once she did understand that she and Alaska would be agreeing to 10-hour shooting days over the course of year and be required to use their ‘Couples’ Cam’ on each other to capture intimate moments (not that kind, silly), she remained undaunted. “It seems like when you see marriages on TV you either see these fairy tales or something pretty terrible. We have really ‘extreme’ careers, and this was a chance to show how you balance it all.” 

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Bloomberg TV to Spotlight Magic Johnson

Bloomberg TV will devote two hours to Magic Johnson Thursday night after his bidding group purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt last month.

At 8 p.m. ET/PT, Trish Regan will host The Big Deal, a live one-hour report on Johnson’s role in the acquisition of the Dodgers. The show will feature interviews with Miami Dolphins owner and Related Companies CEO Steve Ross, former Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda and Chris Bevilacqua, former chairman & CEO of CAA Sports Media Ventures and co-founder of College Sports Television.

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Trish Regan Joins Bloomberg TV

Bloomberg Television has hired Trish Regan as an anchor for its “Street Smart” program, which airs from 3 pm to 5 pm during the week. Regan comes to Bloomberg TV from ABC, where she worked as an economic expert; prior to that she was an anchor at CNBC.

In addition to her work on Street Smart, Regan will be appearing in primetime specials and help Bloomberg TV with its 2012 presidential election coverage.

“I’m thrilled to join Bloomberg Television,” said Regan. “We’re at a critical moment where the ability to cover business, the economy, and politics has never been more important to the audience.  Bloomberg has the worldwide resources to provide viewers with outstanding insight and true global coverage.”

Regan starts on January 9.

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  • WebNewser: The New York Observer is launching a New York centric tech site called BetaBeat tomorrow. They’re already formally requested all Go-Go’s jokes be withheld.
  • PRNewser: Discussing ways around that awkward moment when someone “likes” a tragic story shared on Facebook. Hmm… Maybe the answer here is, don’t use Facebook for sad things.
  • TVNewser: Trish Regan is leaving CNBC.