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2009-08-18 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications continues to expand its high definition programming with the launch of seven new HD channels in the Greater Hampton Roads region on August 20. Also, on August 27 in York County, Cox will launch an additional 24 high definition channels. With these additions, Cox's HD channel offerings total 67 of the most requested high definition channels available. The channels to be launched on August 20 throughout the region are as...

2009-07-14 14:19:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Universal communications executive Hilary Smith has been promoted to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Communications, NBC Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks from her previous role as Vice President, NBC Universal Corporate Communications. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President of NBC Universal's Women and Lifestyle Entertainment Networks, to whom Smith will report. For the last year and a...

2009-05-26 15:02:39

Bravo announced Tuesday that a Washington, D.C.-set spinoff of its hit docu-series franchise The Real Housewives is in development. The announcement was made by Frances Berwick, Bravo Media's executive vice president and general manager. We're tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.'s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, fashion sophisticates and philanthropic leaders -- the people who rub elbows with the most prominent people in the country and easily move in the city's...

2009-05-22 05:00:00

Fort Monroe also Included in Channel Line-up Expansion HD channels Provided at No Additional Cost to Customers CHESAPEAKE, Va., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 22, Cox customers in Hampton will have access to an additional 21 high-definition channels. With these additions, customers can now receive up to 56 HD channels. U.S. Army base Fort Monroe is included in the expansion of service. Also, Cox HD offerings are made available at no additional cost to customers -- this includes the numerous...

2009-04-22 06:55:00

Evite Partners with Bravo to 'Give Green' to the National Audubon Society LOS ANGELES, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Earth Day, Evite (www.evite.com), the leading online invitation and social planning service on the Web and operating business of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), has partnered with Bravo Media to create a special, celebrity-designed collection of online invitations that are not only tree-free, but also give back to the environment in a new way. From now until May 31, each time a...

2009-04-09 15:50:27

Bravo announced Thursday it has picked up the new docu-series NYC Prep from Stone & Company Entertainment. The show, which is to debut June 16, follows a group of six affluent teenagers firmly entrenched in Manhattan's social circle, the network said in a news release. The announcement regarding the show's pick-up was made by Frances Berwick, executive vice president and general manager of Bravo Media. Bravo continues to intrigue audiences with real-life depictions of relatable...

2009-04-05 12:36:56

The Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon will not be part of an upcoming Saks advertising campaign, the U.S. chain says. The upscale department store chain confirmed the 40-year-old model has been dropped from one of its campaigns following Bensimon's legal battle over assault allegations made by her boyfriend, Nick Stefanov, the New York Post reported Sunday. Bensimon's court battle and lost advertising paycheck represents the most recent unfortunate turn of events...

2009-03-19 09:43:39

Bravo has announced plans to air a new reality show called The Real Housewives of New Jersey. The latest entry in the Real Housewives franchise is to premiere May 12 and will follow five of the most affluent Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy, the network said. The 'Real Housewives' franchise is a groundbreaking cultural portrait that continues to grow in popularity, with double digit gains for the latest seasons of 'Orange County' and...

2009-02-22 16:23:50

Police in Costa Mesa, Calif., say they have arrested Slade Smiley, who appeared on the TV series Real Housewives of Orange County, on a $10,000 warrant. Lt. Clay Epperson said Smiley, 38, is facing a civil contempt charge, The Orange County (Calif.) Register reported Saturday. Details regarding the warrant used in Friday's arrest were not released, but civil contempt typically involves missing payments for court fees such as child support costs, the newspaper said. Smiley was booked into...

2008-12-09 14:43:33

Bravo says it has renewed its U.S. reality shows Flipping Out, The Rachel Zoe Project, Million Dollar Listing and Tabatha's Salon Takeover. The hit series have delivered record-breaking ratings success for the network, each delivering one or more telecasts that hit or exceeded the million total-viewer mark in 2008, the network said in a news release Monday. Bringing these compelling personalities back was a no-brainer, Frances Berwick, Bravo's executive vice president and general manager,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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