The Wild Lawsuit Against Bravo's 'Million Dollar Decorators'

We have a soft spot for lawsuits that set-up allegations this way: "For the first time in history..." Usually, it's hyperbole, but it's hard to believe there's ever been a lawsuit quite like the latest from photographer  Michael Eastman ,.  Eastman charges that when  Bravo Network 's reality series  Million Dollar Decorators  introduced its "pièce de résistance" in episode 5, it committed copyright infringement by taking one of his famed photographs and BLOWING IT UP REALLY LARGE . All with the aide of some very special equipment from  Warner Bros .   Read More...

'Million Dollar Decorators' Designer Teases Finale & More Celebs for Season 2

'Million Dollar Decorators' was Bravo's most charming new summer show, capturing that highly addictive quality of their other reality series with five very strong, completely fabulous personalities in the high-end design business. Designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard has been one of my personal favorite "characters" to get to know this season, with his sassy attitude, wit and some of his celebrity clients actually agreeing to appear on the show. We've watched him do rooms for Sharon Osbourne, Daisy Fuentes, Jimmy Choo boss lady Tamara Mellon and Girl Gone Wild mastermind Joe Francis; he's also revamped a Hollywood hotspot in the desert and shopped for other important clients like Elton John and David Furnish. Heard of them? Yeah, it's big time. Read More...

Bravo's 'Million Dollar Decorators': 5 Things You Don't Know (Video)

Meet the Million Dollar Decorators who create Hollywood's hottest homes: Martyn Lawrence-Bullard The interior designer first came to Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an actor. Now his stage is the houses of some of the biggest names in the entertainment and fashion worlds:  Cher ,  Sharon Osbourne , Jimmy Choo's  Tamara Mellon . On tonight's episode, he's seen adding some "Latin spice" to the Hollywood Hills home of  Daisy Fuentes . "You also see me go to Warner Brothers to use this $1 million machine that can blow up a photo to this enormous proportions. All the other studios go to them to use it. They took an a Cuban photograph by David Eastman that was maybe 5 inches by 4 inches and blew it up 15 feet tall by 8 feet wide." In October, Rizzoli will publish his first book,  Martyn Lawrence-Bullard: Live, Love, and Decorate  with a forward by client  Elton John . Read More...

Hookers, Cookers and Married Men in Drag: Will You Watch Bravo's New Lineup?

Bravo recently announced that it will add a fifth night of original programming, so it's developing a slew of new original series, including another Real Housewives franchise and a scripted dramedy about male prostitutes. Read our snap judgments on the lineup and then tell us in the comments section which series have the potential to be your newest guilty pleasure. Bravo to start fifth day of programming; ventures into scripted series New Pick-Ups Million Dollar Decorators What It Is: High-end interior decorators in L.A. work with the multi-million-dollar budgets of their wealthy clientele. Snap Judgment: We love shows about the hubris of the rich, but is this the financial climate for a show about squandering money? Tune-In, DVR or Pass: DVR Pregnant in Heels What It Is: The owner-designer of an ultra high-end maternity brand, Rosie Pope, coaches privileged expectant mothers of Manhattan. Snap Judgment: The idea of someone making a living organizing pre-labor Brazilian waxes for pregnant ladies skeeves and intrigues us all at once. Tune-In, DVR or Pass: DVR Real Housewives of Beverly Hills What It Is: It's such a natural fit it seems like they should have already done this, doesn't it? Snap Judgment: Not going to lie: Rich, loud, frozen faced women do it for us. Tune-In, DVR or Pass: Tune-In In Development (Working Titles) Around the World in 80 Plates What It Is: It's a cooking competition series in which contestants travel the globe to face off in challenges about different cultures, customs and cuisines. Snap Judgment: Top Chef + The Amazing Race = tasty! Would We Watch? Absolutely! Commander in Chef What It Is: Here's another cooking competition that pits established chefs in head-to-head culinary battles before a live studio audience. Snap Judgment: Total Iron Chef rip-off. Would We Watch? Probably not. Fashion Masters What It Is: It's a two-hour special featuring successful fashion designers squaring off in a design competition. Snap Judgment: Dear Bravo, Project Runway is gone and never coming back. It's time to move on. Would We Watch? No. Auf wiedersehen. Hitmakers What It Is: Undiscovered singer-songwriters battle in weekly songwriting challenges that culminate in the winning song being performed by an established artist. Snap Judgment: It took Bravo long enough to try to piggyback on American Idol's success. Would We Watch? Probably. I'm Not Myself These Days What It Is: Darren Star (Sex and the City and the original Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210) will executive-produce this one-hour scripted musical drama about a straight, married man who performs as a drag queen at night. Snap Judgment: Darren Star's take on drag queens could be fabulous, as long as it's more Glee than Viva Laughlin. Would We Watch? Most likely. Mia Michaels What It Is: It's a documentary series about the former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer. Snap Judgment: If our previous interview with the choreographer is any indication, Michaels is no shrinking violet. Would We Watch? Maybe. Room Service What It's About: It's a one-hour scripted dramedy about a dream team of male escorts (read: hookers) who work out of a four-star hotel. Snap Judgment: You had us at "male escorts." Would We Watch? We'd pay to watch. Source Here

Bravo Greenlights 4 New Shows

From THR: Bravo gave a series greenlight to four new shows Wednesday, including a Beverly Hills edition of its "Real Housewives" franchise. The NBC-Uni cable network plans to expand its lineup by 20% and open up a fifth night of primetime original programming this year. The announcements were made as part of the network's upfront presentation to advertisers, where it boasted four consecutive years of ratings gains. New series greenlights include the long-rumored "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" from Evolution Media, "Miami Social Club" (docuseries about Miami's social elite) from MC Filmworks, "Million Dollar Decorators" (as it sounds, docusoap about L.A.'s high-end interior designers) from Goodbye Pictures, and "Pregnant in Heels" (docusoap about the owner of a Manhattan maternity service helping mothers-to-be) from Shout Media. Returning series are The Fashion Show for a second season, Million Dollar Listing for a fourth season, The Real Housewives of Atlanta for Season 3 and "Tabatha's Salon Takeover" for Season 3. Read more: THR