'Tabatha Takes Over': Tabatha Coffey goes from bullied kid to tough taskmaster

On Thursday (June 27), Bravo's reality show "Tabatha Takes Over" concludes its current season with a look back at some of the hair salons, restaurants and other businesses that Australian hairdresser and businesswoman Tabatha Coffey has attempted to rescue from themselves.Fans of the show know that the platinum-tressed Coffey is a no-nonsense truth-teller, waking up owners of failing establishments to the realities of running a business, making a profit and managing staff, all without losing their creative zeal."It's driven by passion," Coffey says over lunch with Zap2it in Hollywood, during editing on the show. "People get incredibly emotional about that, because they're giving you their art. So, it doesn't matter what it is, if it's cooking a meal, doing a haircut, doing your color, they're giving you a piece of themselves, which is how artists think."They're absolutely correct in feeling that way, but then you have to learn how to disassociate and realize that you...

Tabatha Coffey Takes Over Her Biggest Challenge Yet: a Cafe!

Tabatha Coffey will attempt to transform her first café on Thursday's episode of Tabatha Takes Over . Read More...

'Tabatha Takes Over' Season 5 to Premiere Tuesday, April 4 on Bravo

Tabatha Coffey returns, putting businesses back on track with her entrepreneurial expertise when the new season of Bravo Media’s “Tabatha Takes Over” premieres Thursday, April 4

'Tabatha Takes Over' Disgusting B&B

On the season finale of Bravo’s “ Tabatha Takes Over ," Tabatha headed to a bed-and-breakfast in Los Angeles to revamp it. It’s a private home that owner Dianne Bennett, a former music columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, converted it into a B&B. And it was pretty gross. Tabatha found hairs on the guest-pillows, bad fruit left out so long that it attracted fruit flies, dirty dishes and literally, a hole in the wall. But maybe the saddest part of the situation was Bennett's nostalgia for her Hollywood glory days. “My average guest has a typical, dull, middle-American life, she explained. “I was the No. 1 music columnist ever. We went to show biz restaurants, lots of celebrities and dinners with famous people.” Bennett’s former employer, The Hollywood Reporter , spoke to her about the episode, and Bennett explained that she’s a high-concept person who's just not into the details. RealityTVmagazine pointed out her less-than-stellar attitude that doesn't seem to jive with the hospitality industry. But luckily Tabatha took over, and turned the inn into a snazzy spot. TV Replay scours the vast television landscape to find the most interesting, amusing, and, on a good day, amazing moments, and delivers them right to your browser.

'Tabatha Takes Over' Finale: Music Columnist-Turned-Innkeeper Describes the Experience

  This season,  Tabatha Coffey  expanded her Bravo series,  Tabatha Takes Over , beyond hair salons to all types of businesses. And on the finale, she tackles a suffering inn owner, a former music columnist who wasn’t enthused by the average people who ended up staying at her West Hollywood home-turned-bed and breakfast,  Cinema Suites . “That’s another misunderstanding that an entrepreneur would have is to find your client,” Dianne Bennett  tells  The Hollywood Reporter . “Who is your customer? So she helped me focus in on a broader reach, rather than just going after the arty types. It’s called business.” Read More...

Tabatha Takes Over Sneak Peek: Tabatha Beds Down With Norma Desmond and Fruit Flies

Tabatha Coffey is about to find out that Hollywood is not only the land of illusion, but also delusion. On Tuesday's Tabatha Takes Over finale (10/9c, Bravo), the hairstylist and business consultant will check into Cinema Suites, a bed and breakfast in Long Beach, Calif., run by Dianne Bennett. Unfortunately, the former music gossip columnist is missing the point when it comes to the service-driven business and doesn't even serve breakfast. That's one half of the B&B!

'Tabatha Takes Over': Tabatha Coffey, 'I am a fixer'

Some people create mess, problems and drama. And fewer see the problems for what they are, analyze and attack them logically until solved.They are the fixers. Tabatha Coffey, the platinum blonde of "Tabatha Takes Over," airing Tuesdays on Bravo, reigns supreme among fixers. Previously, the hairstylist-by-training exclusively revived failing salons. This season she applies her critical eye, no-nonsense attitude and problem-solving skills to a variety of small businesses.In a wide-ranging interview, the 43-year-old Australian talks about how she works her magic.Question: Have you always been a fixer?Tabatha Coffey: I have always been a fixer. I am a fixer. I like problems, and I like puzzles, and I like to help people, so I have been a fixer, and I have always been an educator.Question: What are the problems common to failed businesses, regardless of the type of business?Tabatha Coffey: It starts from the top. You have to have a really strong foundation. It has to...