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5 Reasons “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is Worth $800 Million

5 Reasons “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is Worth $800 Million
BY LAURA YOUNG
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

“The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is all about glamour, relationships, and money. The show, which follows the lives of wealthy socialites, is about to enter its sixth season. To add more money to the mix, the UK broadcaster ITV bought an 80 percent stake in Leftfield, the company behind the show, reported the BBC. The deal could end up being worth $800 million.

1. It’s a money maker

Leftfield, the company that produces “The Real Housewives,” is also behind shows like “American Restoration” and “Pawn Stars,” reported the Wall Street Journal. Leftfield generated $38 million in earnings last year alone.

 

UPDATE-How NJ Boy Scouts Saved Ann Curry

UPDATE-How NJ Boy Scouts Saved Ann Curry
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NBC news correspondent Ann Curry has been to Iraq and Afghanistan, and some will even say she survived Matt Lauer.

But Curry needed to have some help from a well-prepare...

Things looking up for 'NJ Housewife' Teresa Giudice

Things looking up for 'NJ Housewife' Teresa Giudice
BY ABBIE SARFO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It seems things are looking up for Teresa Giudice.

The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star is victorious after being dismissed as a defendant in a mortgage fraud law...

'Irma La Douce" Off Broadway Review: A Whimsical French Affair

'Irma La Douce
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The New York City Center Encores! series, previously devoted to reviving vintage American musicals, now gives a smart if rather low-wattage concert staging to “I...

Sip, Savour and be Seduced at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic!

Sip, Savour and be Seduced at the Manhattan Cocktail Classic!
BY MICHELLE JERSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The event of all cocktail events is upon us, and its kickoff is just a day away! The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is one of the most memorable events of the year,...

'17 Orchard Point' Off Broadway Review: Really No Point at All

'17 Orchard Point' Off Broadway Review: Really No Point at All
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The best thing about “17 Orchard Point” is that Michelle Pawk is a lively presence in it. The second-best thing is that the play runs only 75 minutes, so unlucky...

'The City of Conversation' Off Broadway Review: A House Divided Over Ideals

'The City of Conversation' Off Broadway Review: A House Divided Over Ideals
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

It’s funny. Watching “Act One” spin around at the Beaumont Theater the other week, I wished Lincoln Center Theater had instead staged George S. Kaufman and Moss ...

13 Reasons Film and TV Could Come Back to NJ

13 Reasons Film and TV Could Come Back to NJ
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Snooki won’t go away, but “Jersey Shore” has ended its run on MTV. And a lot of people in the film and digital media industry believe New Jersey can be represented bett...

'The Heir Apparent' Off Broadway Review: A Legacy of Laughter

'The Heir Apparent' Off Broadway Review: A Legacy of Laughter
BY MICHAEL SOMMERS
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

In dealing with the end-of-season crush of new Broadway attractions, I neglected to tell you about “The Heir Apparent,” a delightful little comedy that will be s...

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