Manzo to leave ‘Housewives’
One of the original members of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” has announced she’s leaving the show after five seasons.
Caroline Manzo made the announcement Sunday on Twitter and on her blog on Bravo’s website after “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” aired the final part of the show’s reunion.
She says the reality show – known for its brawls, screaming and family fights – has become something she hopes her future grandchildren will never see.
Manzo wrote that she’s filming a pilot spinoff called “Manzo’d With Children” that would give “a very different look” at her family.
TV ‘Bachelor’ to tie the knot
Mark your calendars: Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici of ABC’s “The Bachelor” are getting married.
Their wedding ceremony will air live on ABC on Jan. 26. “The Bachelor: Sean and Catherine’s Wedding” will be hosted by Chris Harrison.
Lowe was named the franchise’s 17th bachelor after he was rejected by Emily Maynard on “The Bachelorette.”
Other couples to marry from “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette” include Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, Jason Mesnick and Molly Malaney, and Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum.
“The Bachelor” returns in January with Juan Pablo Galavis looking to find his match from 25 eligible women.
Twain extends her Vegas run
Shania Twain has added another 15 dates to her Las Vegas performing calendar.
Tickets for shows scheduled from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15 go on sale Friday.
The country superstar already has performances of “Shania: Still the One” set through October and into November to round out her first full year at Caesars Palace.
The five-time Grammy winner known for hits such as “Any Man of Mine” and “That Don’t Impress Me” made her debut last December shortly after parading down the Las Vegas Strip on horseback.
Her show features trained horses, a live band and a flying motorcycle.
It’s set at the Colosseum, home to fellow Canadian songstress Celine Dion.
McDreamy raises $1.1 million
Patrick Dempsey’s bicycling, running and walking fundraiser in western Maine to raise money for his cancer center has netted more than $1 million.
Nearly 4,000 participants took part in the fifth annual Dempsey Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, raising $1.1 million for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer, Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. The final tally is expected to grow to more than $1.2 million.
More than 1,100 cyclists rode routes ranging from 10 to 100 miles on Sunday, with the actor making an appearance during the event’s closing ceremony.
Dempsey, a native of Buckfield, plays Dr. Derek Shepherd on TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy.”
He launched the Dempsey Challenge after his mother’s experience with cancer. He founded the Dempsey Center in 2008.