ANDREA HIGBIE

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Everybody was getting their brand on in "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" last night, with the Manzo boys touting their blk. water at Washington D.C.'s Fancy Foods show along with their parents, Albert and Caroline, promoting their Brownstone tomato sauce.  Melissa Gorga was
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By ANDREA HIGBIE 


Do you remember "Man Hands"?

The "Seinfeld" episode where Jerry is gaga over a gal, but then her big hands, her Man Hands, are more than he can take?  At dinner cracking a lobster, she's a bulldozer chomping through earth.

I thought it was funny.
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By ANDREA HIGBIE


It had to come to this.  The Princess has had it up to her tiara with the Countess, with her pretentious ways and her one-upping, her British-by-way-of-Madonna accent in London.

"She has to have the last word," Princess Carole Radziwill complained.  

Not
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By ANDREA HIGBIE


Rich Wakile was at his gentlemanly best last night to meet his gay sister-in-law Rosie's new friend, and rainbow flags the world over quivered at half-staff.

"I approve of lesbians because they go after the same things I like," Rich said, going on toRead full post »


By ANDREA HIGBIE


Oh, so the Countess has been trying to get pregnant for over a year now! 

That's not what the Countess told her 17-year-old daughter last week when she mentioned, so very casually, except for the Bravo cameras in the room, that she was thinking
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By ANDREA HIGBIE


Love is in the air on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey," or it would be if Kathy finds a great girlfriend for her sister, Rosie; if Albie's new date sticks around, and if everyone else is suddenly struck with amnesia. 

It was fight,
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By ANDREA HIGBIE


Ramona's enemies list is growing by the episode, and last night she added her best friend to the pile.

Sonja Morgan, it seems, has committed the worst of sins.  She has crossed a screaming, Pinot-addled Ramona Singer.

Ramona spent the entire fourth episode of… Read full post »

 

By ANDREA HIGBIE


The bankruptcy-battling Joe Giudice is puzzled.  Gazing into his big gaudy pond at his big gaudy house, he calls to his wife, Teresa, "I can't find the koi" -- expensive gaudy carp -- "anymore."

"There was like hundreds in here," he says.  "I can't find… Read full post »


By ANDREA HIGBIE


New York can be a scary place, especially if you're Sonja Morgan and you never venture downtown.  Unless you count the time Cindy Barshop, the deservedly fired housewife, tricked you into going down there for lunch and shopping and then turned the
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By ANDREA HIGBIE


The most interesting thing on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" last night was the revelation that a diet of egg whites and berries can be very frustrating.

At least to Lauren Manzo.

Lauren, the 24-year-old daughter of Caroline and Albert Manzo, has been… Read full post »

 

By ANDREA HIGBIE



I was the youngest, the smallest and, I thought, the dumbest.  The school librarian instructed us on that first day to write our names in our notebook.

I did.

"I said, 'Write your name!'" Miss Kaplan demanded in that voice, loud and slow,… Read full post »

 

By ANDREA HIGBIE


"I don't want us to become mean girls," Aviva tells Heather and Carole after the Countess dives into their lunch meeting and informs them that Ramona is threatening to blackmail her.

"No, we're never!" says Heather.

Yeah, right.

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By ANDREA HIGBIE


Last night's Season 5 "Real Housewives of New York" premiere was "Desperate Housewives" meets "Dr. Oz."

The ladies -- minus Jill, Kelly, Alex and the vajazzling Cindy, all fired by Bravo -- spent the hour and a half one-upping one another on medical tragedies mixed… Read full post »
 
By ANDREA HIGBIE


If I were planning a lovely gay civil union ceremony, I know the last person I would invite is Joe Giudice.

Yet there he is, in all his lack of glory, regaling Caroline Manzo's gay brother, Jaime, and his intended, Rich, and everyone else… Read full post »

By ANDREA HIGBIE


If we could cross "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" with "Mad Men," all would be well for Lauren Manzo.

"I hate," the 24 year old said last night on "Real Housewives,"  "I hate the way I look."

That's an extra 40 pounds of hate… Read full post »
By ANDREA HIGBIE

 
Since there are no christenings scheduled this season, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" turned to poker last night to juice up the action.

And a big OW for Joe Giudice.  Thanks iron candlestick!

The tale of Joe's black eye and bloody… Read full post »
By ANDREA HIGBIE


Theology and Bravo normally don't mix, but the most important question last night on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" premiere was, "Who's the devil?"

Is it Caroline Manzo, who has left behind her tough "yuh mess wit' my fambly, and yuh messin' wit' me" personality… Read full post »
Editor’s Pick
APRIL 20, 2012 6:47AM

Kathy Griffin, the D-List Is Calling


By ANDREA HIGBIE


Sorry, Kathy.  No self-respecting gay guy, let alone most anybody else, is going to watch your new talk show.

In its premiere last night on Bravo, Kathy Griffin's hourlong show called, appropriately enough, "Kathy," lacked the usual pop and sizzle of her specials, her "L
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By ANDREA HIGBIE

Who's the boss?  Apparently, the brats are.

These brats are 24 and 21, and while they give their parents a run for the money in the immaturity department they're worse than most kids just a quarter their age.

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By ANDREA HIGBIE


I've spent all week in a scalding shower, but nothing I could do would rinse away the memories of the "Shahs of Sunset" premiere last Sunday.  So I went ahead last night and turned the TV back on, toweling off and then throwing it in.
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By ANDREA HIGBIE


Like the song that never ends, "Top Chef: Texas" took its time getting to the finale.  And at long last, last night the winner finally, finally, finally won, scores of meals and an abundance of agita later.

The show, the ninth season of "Top Chef" on… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 29, 2012 9:19AM

Bitching as Fast as They Can


By ANDREA HIGBIE


The mother of all stage mothers, Jill, stormed out of Abby Lee Miller's dance studio to defect to the enemy: Cathy's Candy Apples.  Hell to pay all around Pittsburgh on "Dance Moms" last night.

"You should be on probation!" Jill screamed at Abby.
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FEBRUARY 28, 2012 10:46PM

IT'S THE BOMB! By Paul Higbie

 
 By PAUL HIGBIE
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4gubh8q7zg/

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FEBRUARY 21, 2012 4:01PM

'Bethenny' Time, With Time for Bethenny


 By ANDREA HIGBIE


Poor Bethenny Frankel.  She's just like you and me.  Or, as her erstwhile "Real Housewives of New York" colleagues would say, you and I.

Yes, here she is, stuck in the swamp of her second year of marriage, a handful of reality shows… Read full post »
JANUARY 30, 2012 11:43AM

WASH YOUR HANDS!

 

[headshot]Paul performs on Harold Night with his team Mr. Crime. He also improvises with indie teams Get Paid and Weekend of Regret.

Paul took his first improv class in June of 2008. He has benefited from teaching by Gavin Speiller, David Siegel, Kevin Hines, Brian Faas, Shannon O'Neill, Dru/
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