Bravo's Andy Cohen called out Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger last night on her reunion show. The affable host, who happens to be gay, asked Patti if the fallout over her previous comments about how all gay men are promiscuous — she said "there is no curbing the gay" — made her question whether she makes offensive generalizations. Patti agreed that she's a very "stereotypical" person and says "telling it like it is" is part of her "flavor." Yet she said the experience didn't make her think twice about doing it. Patti said she went to temple and thought about it during a trip to Florida, explaining: "I went on the beach and kind of talked to God and I said 'Should I stop being me?' And the voice came to me and said, 'No.'" Watch Patti possibly make the controversy worse below.
Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger will be putting her dating rules and advice to good use — for her own love life, after recently announcing her breakup to real estate executive Andy Friedman via Twitter, saying:
"I just ended my relationship with Andy. It hit me really hard that I want kids in my life. You have to agree on the non-negotiables."
It seems pretty crazy to me after being together five and a half years that such a deal breaker wouldn't come up 'till this late in the game. But in her interview with Us magazine, it sounds like maybe he had wanted kids, and maybe she didn't, and then they both changed their minds?
Have you ever been in a similar situation where it really came down to that one super-important issue (or issues) that ended the relationship? What are your non-negotiables? Share your story in the comments!
"Successful men don't date up. They are intimidated by wealthy women unless they are blue bloods. Successful men want to always take care of their women, and that means financially."
— Millionaire matchmaker Patti Stanger, a successful woman in her own right, tells the Wall Street Journal that well-off men don't want to date wealthy women, unless the women inherited that money of course. She might know a certain brand of millionaires, but I'm not buying the idea that every rich dude finds successful women intimidating.
The Twilight saga is a big-screen phenomenon, but we can barely turn on our televisions anymore without hearing about the famous vampires. From Gossip Girl to The Office and even NCIS, Edward and Bella are some of today's most frequently used cultural touchstones. Check out this compilation of the best Twilight references on TV to date!
Twilight mania is sinking its teeth into TV. From Gossip Girl to Greek, some of our favorite characters are name-dropping Edward Cullen and the gang every chance they get. Check out our growing collection of Twilight references on TV! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook for all the latest celebrity gossip!
On this week's Millionaire Matchmaker I got a geeky surprise — Patti talked about Comic-Con, electronics shows, and referenced gadgets. . . Oh my! In her quest to assist the single ladies (and men) of the world, Patti advises that the women in her club go to gadget events in order to meet guys. "Men who have money like to have toys," she says. You can watch the entire clip below. . . And one more piece of dating advice from this geek — the Apple store is great for picking up guys!
Yesterday, we got a sense for what Lifetime has planned for Project Runway when it gets the rights to air the show in November (pending a lawsuit, of course). Today, we got a taste of what Bravo has in mind for the fifth season of Runway — plus the rest of the network's programming plans, including more Shear Genius and Top Design.
Runway's fifth season is now set to premiere on Bravo in July, presumably with the final designers showing off their collections at New York Fashion Week in September. While that seems like it will be a quick turnaround between the Bravo and Lifetime seasons, it's actually about the same amount of time the show took off between seasons two and three.
Among the other announcements:
- Bravo has launched MoviesWithoutPity, a spinoff of TelevisionWithoutPity.
- Flipping Out, My Life on the D List, and Shear Genius all will return this Summer.
- Bravo will start having original programming on Monday nights for the first time.
- Both Real Housewives series — Orange County and NYC — will return, and they'll have a third spinoff: The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
- Speaking of Housewives, Jo De La Rosa's dating show is a go. Date My Ex, as it's known, will follow Jo looking for love — apparently with her ex, Slade, right by her side.
- Top Design will return in the Fall with new host India Hicks — though Todd Oldham is sticking around as a mentor to the designers. All the judges from the first season will be returning, too (hooray, more questionable fashion from Kelly Wearstler!).
- The Millionaire Matchmaker, Million Dollar Listing, and Tim Gunn's Guide to Style all will be back at some point.
Bravo also announced a couple of new shows in development. To see what they are, just read more
From Top Chef to The Real Housewives of Orange County to Project Runway, reality programming has been Bravo's strong suit of late. The network just announced a winter lineup chock full of what it does best, and it's also bringing back two of its attempts to clone Runway — Top Design and Shear Genius — for another round. Some of the highlights:
- Top Design, the seriously lackluster interior design show that I watched faithfully every week despite its mediocrity, is getting another chance — but not without a makeover of its own. Magical Elves, the folks behind Runway, are taking over the production on the show. No word on whether Todd Oldham and Jonathan Adler are returning.
- Shear Genuis, on the other hand, doesn't seem to be getting any major changes for its second season, and that's just fine with me. Despite my initial resistance, I loved this show's over-the-top craziness, not to mention Dr. Boogie's booties.
- Bravo has two new reality shows scheduled to start in January: Millionaire Matchmaker, a Flipping Out-style show focusing on high-end matchmaker Patti Stanger, and Make Me a Supermodel, a modeling competition hosted by Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford. Supermodel will air Thursdays at 10, while Matchmaker will take over the Real Housewives time slot after its season finale.
- Bravo also has a pilot in the works for Hey B*tches!, a show based on YouTube video blogger William Sledd and his "Ask a Gay Man" show. The potential show would focus on his move from Kentucky to New York City.
Want to know what Sledd's all about? You can watch a clip of his YouTube show if you read more