RAVE of the week: ‘The Rachel Zoe Project’
In its third season, Bravo’s “The Rachel Zoe Project” has finally earned the right to be dubbed a hot commodity. The reality show follows longtime celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe and her entourage of husband and business partner Rodger Berman and assistant Brad Goreski as they chaotically fit and dress celebrities, scope out new trends and run Rachel Zoe, Inc. in Beverly Hills.
In a world of oversized rings and faux fur vests, Zoe lives and breathes haute couture. She epitomizes edgy fashion choices with a blunt, say-anything type of attitude.
Viewers watch Zoe make shrewd business decisions and tough fashion choices for her clients in her usual ensemble of heels and oversized sunglasses, while using phrases that have won her many parodies and an impersonator on funnyordie.com.
Zoe has a language of her own to describe her fashion encounters. A piece Zoe loves: “I die.” Something chaotic: “Ba-nanas.” Someone making a poor decision: “You are on another level.” Someone looking fabulous: “She is shutting it down” or “A-mazing.”
Zoe almost crosses the line of being too over-the-top, but it’s pure entertainment to watch the stylist in her day-to-day life. Now that she’s pregnant, viewers will have to wait and see if she chooses to do a fourth season on her fabulous life.
WRECK of the week: ‘Camp Rehab’
Now that Demi Lovato’s “Camp Rock” days are over, she’s officially enrolled in a new program, “Camp Rehab.”
Lovato is the latest Disney Channel star to be plagued by those Mickey Mouse ears, as she recently checked herself into rehab after suffering from bullying, an eating disorder and cutting herself, according to a People Magazine report.
But Lovato isn’t the first to suffer a breakdown after a successful Disney Channel career.
Before Britney Spears’ scandalous school girl days, she was an innocent Mickey Mouse Club member. Then she shaved her head, had some kids and checked herself into rehab.
Then came along that cute girl with the red hair and freckled face. Lindsay Lohan was the cutest child star of 1998 as the lean in Disney’s “The Parent Trap.” But then she switched milk and cookies for alcohol and cocaine, and she’s been a hot mess ever since.
Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens haven’t jumped on the rehab bandwagon just yet, but they should be stripped of their mouse ears after naked pictures and risqué photo shoots made headlines.
However, these starlets will have other opportunities in the future. I’m sure VH1 would love to add Demi and Lindsay to the cast of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” and Miley and Vanessa can always turn to Playboy Magazine when they’re finally legal.
Walt Disney would be so proud.