A reality TV star has threatened legal action and demanded an apology over the publication of a false rumour linking her to rapper Jay Z. Casey Cohen, who featured in U.S. series Princesses: Long Island, has issued a cease and desist letter to a number of media outlets dismissing a false story about a romance with the hip-hop star as a "foul and phoney mistress-rumour".
The document, obtained by editors at TMZ.com, demands an apology and asks for the incorrect story to be removed from the Internet.
Jay is married to singer Beyonce.
They Know Starz When They See 'Em: Starz has officially renewed their new drama Da Vinci's Demons, after only one episode of the Tom Riley-starrer. The show drew in more than 2.14 million viewers — a record premiere for a Starz Original Series. This is great news for the show, but we should keep in mind that Starz also renewed the late Boss before it premiered. Viva pessimism! [Via Release]
Bravo Reveals Plan For Reality Show About Awful People: I know, right? Crazy. Anyway, Long Island Princesses is coming your way June 2nd, and it's about... hardworking, grounded young people from Long Island who don't have much, but keep their heads up and work hard and are kind to others, so we know they'll be alright. Just kidding! It's actually about six horrible girls who mooch off their parents and do things like wait for the "perfect man" and start a "high-fashion drink holder" company. So, basically, we're watching it. [Via Release]
Not So 'Lost' Anymore: Who needs that show about the island when you have a Lifetime movie in your future? Residuals be damned. Anyway, Lost vet Tania Raymonde — Ben's daughter, who LOST SPOILER ALERT got killed — is "nearing a deal" to play accused murderer Jodi Arias in Lifetime’s original movie about the trail. [TVLine]
Tracy Morgan to Host Billboard Awards (Huh?): Tracy Morgan has been known as a lot of things — SNL'er, pain in Tina Fey's you-know-what, homophobe — but his name and "Taylor Swift" have never really been tested... UNTIL NOW. Morgan will host the 2013 Billboard Music Awards in Vegas on March 19, an event that will feature performances by Swift, the Biebz, Prince, Bruno Mars, and Miguel. [Via Release]
Awkward Ratings Are Anything But: Season 3 of MTV's angsty teen dramedy Awkward premiered last night, and the people sang! Hear them! 2.1 million tuned in to watch the death and pregnancy scare-ridden premiere, making it the highest rated debut for the series to date. [Via Release]
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Episode 1. Shabbocalypse Now
(AIR DATE 06/09/2013)
Ashlee and Chanel travel into the city and meet new Princess Casey, a New York City dweller who is anything but the typical Long Island girl. Joey tries to makes nice with Amanda after the pool party debacle caused by her friend. Casey opens up about her painful past with Erica, but tries to put their issues aside for a group trip to the Hamptons. At Chanel's Shabbat dinner, Casey's anger boils over, turning a peaceful Shabbat into a Shabbacolypse!
Episode 2. Saved by the Boys
(AIR DATE 06/16/2013)
Shabbacolypse continues as Erica and Casey finally attempt to hash out their decade-old issues without resolution. Meanwhile, Amanda avoids the drama by escaping to her love nest with Jeff. Ashlee, Joey, Chanel and Casey survey the man selection at brunch, but the cute guys leave them with a bad taste in their mouths. Then, the girls party the day away at an outdoor bash where Ashlee and Joey butt heads over flirtation techniques. Rob comes to Erica's rescue, but even he cannot curb her partying ways when things get out of hand on their last night, leaving the rest of the girls baffled and concerned.
Episode 3. Mr. Wrongs Don't Make a Right
(AIR DATE 06/23/2013)
It's Ashlee's 30th birthday and all the Princesses are there to help her celebrate Long Island--style -- in a club in a strip mall and a scantily-clad crudité server. Later, Chanel gets an unexpected and unpleasant visit from her ex-boyfriend who is anything but Prince Charming. Ashlee takes Casey, Chanel, and Joey to a weekend away at a Jewish singles camp in Connecticut, but a summer storm threatens to throw their trip off track. Back on Long Island, Amanda and her mom Babs take Erica out to the hottest club on Long Island. With boyfriend Rob waiting at home, Erica isn't afraid to show her flirty side.
Episode 4. Intermenschion
(AIR DATE 06/30/2013)
Amanda takes Chanel out to cheer her up; Chanel thinks Erica's drinking is hurting her relationships with the others, and Casey volunteers to help; Amanda and Joey work on their business; Ashlee goes on a date.
Episode 5. Coco Loco
(AIR DATE 07/07/2013)
Casey, Ashlee and Joey try to improve the odds of finding a nice Jewish boy by going speed dating, but their already tenuous friendship takes a turn for the worse as friction starts between Ashlee and Joey. Meanwhile Amanda is throwing a white party to help launch the Drink Hanky. The pressure on Chanel to get married intensifies when she goes wedding dress shopping with her little sister, then explodes at the Drink Hanky party when she ends up in a brawl with another party goer.
Episode 6. Who Are You, the Pope?
(AIR DATE 07/14/2013)
Chanel seeks wisdom from her rabbi in the wake of a party debacle. In other developments, Erica and Rob's relationship moves to the next level; and Joey and Ashlee fume and feud over behind-the-back gossip.
Episode 7. Always a Bridesmaid
(AIR DATE 07/21/2013)
Joey's father gives her a 90-day deadline to move out of the house, and when Joey goes apartment shopping with Amanda, she realizes just how painful that's going to be. Meanwhile, Chanel is going through a shakeup of her own -- the loss of her baby sister to her husband. Chanel's sister's wedding has finally arrived, and it's a classic Great Neck modern orthodox Jewish affair.
Episode 8. The Elephant in the Vineyard
(AIR DATE 07/28/2013)
Amanda satisfies her engagement fever by going ring shopping with little sister Taylor. She has Jeff and his parents over in the hopes of bringing their families closer together, but dinner comes to a screeching halt when Babs disapproves of Jeff's intentions. Despite the discord between Joey and Ashlee, the girls decide to take an end-of-summer trip to a vineyard, followed by a boat ride on Erica's dad's yacht. In a shocking twist, the day at the vineyard goes from fun to farkakt when Erica decides to bring up the elephant in the room -- the Ashlee/Joey issue. Insults, anger, tears, and drama ensue as one of the girls disappears.