Marvel is introducing a new Avengers cartoon starting tonight to cash in on the popularity of the franchise that’s growing due to movies like “Iron Man”, “Iron Man 2”, “Thor”, and “Captain America”.  As most of you know, those 3 movies are leading up to what is going to be one of the biggest comic book movies of all time, “The Avengers”.

From L: Iron Man, Thor, Ant-Man, Hulk, Wasp, and Captain America

Tonight on Disney XD from 8:30pm – 9:30pm EST, the new Avengers cartoon debuts.  The cast consists of Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Wasp, and Ant-Man.  It’s looking VERY promising and got a lot of buzz at this years NY Comic Con.

Super Hero Squad Season 2! Hello Thanos.

In other Marvel cartoon news, season 2 of the popular “Super Hero Squad” will be debuting later this week on 10/23/10.  Lots of celeb voices are slated for this season, including Jane Lynch from “Glee”.

Avengers Assemble!

So, as many of you know, there are a lot of new housewives that will be popping up on the Bravo shows over the next year.  Let’s take a look at the confirmed and rumored new housewives…

First off, on “The Real Housewives of Orange County”, with the exit of Lynne Curtin at the end of last season, a spot was opened for a new wife.  In steps Peggy Tanous, a good friend of current housewife, Alexis Bellino.  Peggy is 41 and is married to a web entrepeneur.

Peggy Tanous

Meanwhile, it has been announced that Bethenny Frankel will not be returning for the fourth season of “The Real Housewives of New York”.  Now, while that show already had enough housewives even with Bethenny leaving, they still have replaced her with Cindy Barshop.  And don’t fear, Bethenny Frankel is currently filming a second season of her hit “Bethenny Getting Married”.

Cindy Barshop poses with Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D and The Situation!

Over in my neck of the woods, “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” lost two cast members over the past season.  First, Dina Manzo left the show about half way through this season, and then Danielle Staub sang her swan song after the two part reunion.  That leaves two vacancies, one of which is supposedly being filled my Teresa Giudice’s sister-in-law, Melissa Gorga.  According to Teresa, the two get along.  According to Melissa, the two don’t really get along.  So, let the drama ensue.  Who will fill the 5th spot in NJ?  Rumors have said that Teresa’s cousin may also be joining the cast, while other rumors still say that Kim Granatell (Danielle’s frenemy from this past season) may have a shot.  I’ll let you know for sure when I find out.  Also, Danielle is currently filming her own spinoff that does not yet have a title.

Melissa Gorga

Kim Granatell

Finally, we’re getting a whole new cast with “The Real Housewives of Miami”.  Some reports say that there will be 5 women starring on the show, others say 6, and others say 7.  Below are pictures of the 6 rumored stars of the show.

Adriana Sidi - Real Housewives of Miami

Alexia Echevarria - Real Housewives of Miami

Cristina Rice - Real Housewives of Miami

Elaine Lancaster - Real Housewives of Miami *Yes, she is a drag queen and will mark the first drag queen in the Real Housewives franchise

Lea Black - Real Housewives of Miami

Marysol Patton - Real Housewives of Miami

 Which newcomers are you most excited about?  Will you watch Miami?

So, I had heard of this show, but I never saw it.  However, while flipping through the channels tonight waiting for the new episode of Desperate Housewives, I came across this show “Sister Wives”.  “Sister Wives” is a reality series based around polygamy.

From L: Kody, Christine, Meri, Robyn, and Janelle

For those that don’t know, polygamy is defined as having more than one spouse at a time.  “Sister Wives” follows Kody Brown and his 3 wives and 1 wife to be.  Kody has 13 children with his 3 wives, and will gain an additional 3 with his wife to be.  His first wife (and the only wife that the state of Utah recognizes) is Meri, the second wife is Janelle, the third wife is Christine (who is pregnant with his 13th child during the first season of the show), and the wife to be is Robyn.

Kody and Robyn

The show is VERY different, and while I do not understand this lifestyle, the show is VERY addictive.  I’m really enjoying it while trying to wrap my mind around it.  Tonight is the season finale at 10pm.  Looks like it will be a special hour long episode airing on TLC.

Have you seen the show?  If so, what do you think?

I’m starting a “Getting to Know You” section of my blog for reality stars.  This is a quick reference way for you to be able to get to know a bit of the background on some of TV’s hottest reality stars and catch up on the drama in their lives should you be interested in checking out their shows.

The cast of "The A-List: New York"

My first reality star is Austin Armacost.  Austin stars on The A-List: New York.  If you haven’t watched this show, you really should.  It’s got all the drama of The Real Housewives, but they up it a notch.  So far, Austin appears to be the biggest pot stirrer on the show.

Austin Armacost

Austin was originally in the tabloids for his high-profile relationship with designer, Marc Jacobs.  According to Austin, Marc’s one rule in his house was that Austin was never to bring any “friends” over.  However, Austin broke that rule, and Marc threw him out of the house they shared in Europe.  Austin, prior to meeting Marc, was a NY fashion model, but after breaking up with Marc, he put on a few pounds.  He still looked amazing, but not amazing enough for a fashion model.  Austin, post breakup, quickly moved back to NY with the goal of getting back on “The A-List”.  He ended up getting on Logo’s “The A-List: New York” which also starred an ex-fling of his, Reichen Lehmkuhl.  Austin wanted to rekindle his “relationship” with Reichen, but Reichen had a new boyfriend, Rodiney Santiago. 

Austin Armacost

This love triangle is the source of most of the drama on “The A-List: New York”.  Will Reichen choose to remain with Rodiney or will he try things out with Austin?  Only time will tell…

This season has seen some special guest stars visit the famous zip code.  We’ve had the Kardashian sisters, Adrian Grenier, and now Joe Jonas is popping in.  As reported by TV Fanatic, Joe will appear in an episode airing in November as himself.  He will be escorting Adrianna (Jessica Lowndes) to a magazine party.  Does this spell trouble for Adrianna and Navid? 

Joe Jonas

Are you excited to see Joe Jonas appear on 90210??

Jessica Lowndes as Adrianna

So, we’ve got a new hunk walking around Wisteria Lane in the form of Brian Austin Green’s  Keith Watson.  Well, it appears that Keith will be sticking around the Lane for a while now that the show has cast both of his parents. 

Brian Austin Green as Keith

First it was announced that John Schneider has been cast in the role of Keith’s father.  Fans will remember John from 90210 where he played Liam’s (Matt Lanter) step-father, Smallville where he played Clark’s (Tom Welling) adoptive father, and most notably from Dukes of Hazzard where he played Bo Duke.

John Schneider as Keith's Dad

 

John Schneider as Bo Duke

Now it has also been announced that Nancy Travis has been cast in the role of Keith’s mother.  Nancy Travis may be best known for her roles in “So, I Married an Axe Murderer” and “Three Men and a Baby”.

Nancy Travis as Keith's Mom

What are your thoughts?  Are you enjoying Brian Austin Green on Desperate Housewives?  Are you looking forward to John Schneider and Nancy Travis joining the cast?  Look for both actors to appear in the 7th episode of the new season.

As a Real Housewives fan, nothing gets me more excited than seeing the women from the different shows together.  I would LOVE for Bravo to make a Real Housewives crossover with some of the more controversial ladies from each show, but I’m sure that’ll never happen.  Anywho, Jill Zarin from The Real Housewives of NY posted this image on Twitter last night of her with The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s NeNe Leakes.  I just had to post it here.  Enjoy!

Jill Zarin and NeNe Leakes