It was a busy week on social media. There were tweets and hashtags and trending topics. June has come and gone, leaving us with a whole slew of tweets about how hot it is. Luckily, you guys haven’t been posting pictures of your car thermometers (yet), and that’s a good thing. Remember, when you get the urge to say something mundane on Twitter, know that I’m watching, and I want for nothing more than to make you look and feel like an asshole on this blog.
Speaking of assholes, this week’s tweets are after the jump.
One of the most popular TLO posts every year is Patrick’s countdown of the Top 20 Hottest Women in the OKC Media. It’s easy to understand why it’s so popular. Who doesn’t like to look at pretty ladies? Also, it gives all of us a chance to tell him how wrong he is.
But here in the summer, I can’t help but think that we’re focusing too much on the hottest women in the media. The question everyone really wants to know is this: who are the Top 10 Coldest Women in the OKC Media? I’ve done the research and come up with the answers. You can find them after the jump.
Yesterday, the two highest-rated news channels in the OKC metro – KWTV News 9 and KFOR News Channel 4 – aired reports claiming the reality trash hit “The Real Housewives” would be filming a season in Oklahoma City. The two stories are virtually identical. In fact, they’re so similar I was able to mash them into one story:
Watch out America, because the next series of the popular “Real Housewives” reality TV shows could be happening right here in Oklahoma City.
Today was the by invitation only casting call for a new installment of “The Real Housewives”. This time instead of New Jersey or Beverly Hills, It’s right here in Oklahoma City.
A local production company is already in talks with producers at Bravo, which is the network that has launched six “Real Housewives” series since 2006 including Beverly Hills, New York and Atlanta. Thursday was the first day producers started screening potential housewives in Oklahoma.
“There have been so many times in my life I have said, ‘Oh, my gosh. My life should be sitcom,'” said Eva Aranda, a potential ‘Real Housewife.’ “So when this came up, I said, ‘You see, my life could be a sitcom.'”
And this may be Aranda’s big break. She and several women met at the Gaillardia Country Club to be screened for the “Real Housewives of Oklahoma City” reality TV show.
One by one, women hand-picked from well-known families sat in the hot seat and showed the camera why they should be one of the next Real Housewives of Oklahoma City. Los Angeles producer Annette Colbert – Latham pitched the idea to Bravo.
“I think they’re elegant. They’re wonderful women. They’re showing the best side of Oklahoma City,” said Colbert-Latham, Executive Producer of the ‘Real Housewives Of Oklahoma City.’ “They’re socially connected. They’re very wealthy and more importantly, they have a lot of things on the ball and also own their own firms. Some are millionaires, multimillionaires and even billionaires.”
Colbert-Latham’s team plans to put together their video of the group in the next couple of weeks and send it off to Bravo to see if the show will be picked up. The second round of screen tests will take place Friday again at Gaillardia from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Latham wants women who have made names for themselves.
“You can expect to see some real drama, we are very real here, and nobody puts up facades, and nobody tries to be something they’re not,” said Carol Hefner, a potential ‘Real Housewife,’ whose married to Robert Hefner IV and has five children.
Hefner’s family is responsible for Lake Hefner and Hefner Parkway, and she once ran for the State Senate.
So there you have it. The Real Housewives of Oklahoma City is coming to town. There’s no need to get a quote from Bravo or vet the mysterious “Los Angeles producer Annette Colbert – Latham.” She has cameras, a couple of credits on IMDB, and wealthy local housewives at her disposal. Therefore, everything she said must be 100% legitimate and this is in no way an elaborate ruse or scam. Nothing to see here. Move along.
Well, not exactly.
We did a little research, and this whole thing smells as fishy as a bass from the lake Carol Hefner’s family allegedly built, and instead of exposing the publicity stunt / possible scam for what it is, our two biggest news channels fell for it hook, line and sinker.
Here are two things that make us feel this way:
1. Bravo is denying any involvement in the show. Check out what Andy Cohen, the face of the network, tweeted last night:
Hey, everybody! Breathe easy, you’ve almost made it through another week. It’s the end of June, which means this year is somehow half over already, and it’s also about the point in time where it gets so damn hot that we’re all too miserable to do anything except sit inside and complain about how hot it is. In other words, this weekend would be a good time to take advantage of some decent weather before it’s gone for a few months.
If you want to get out of the house, here’s some things you can do. This is today’s Friday Night In The Big Town.
The two women above – Mean Dueweke (L) and Deeda Payton (R) – both made the top five of last year’s 20 Hottest Women in the Oklahoma City Media, but they moved away to other markets. Who will step up and replace them? I guess that’s what we’re going to find out, but before we do, let’s review the rest of the list:
20. Courtney Francisco
19. Meg Alexander
18. Abigail Ogle
17. Lisa Monahan
16. Lauren Nelson
15. Danielle Dupuy
14. Bobbie Miller
13. Tiffany Tatro
12. Ashley Kringen
11. Michelle Apon
10. Jessica Schambach
9. Maggie Stokes
8. Kim Passoth
7. Emily Sutton
6. Kisha Henry
Out of all the years we’ve run this feature, this batch of hotties may be the toughest to rank. It kind of reminds me of this year’s NBA Draft. There’s no clear-cut number one, and a player you get at 12 may be just as good as the top pick. I guess it all depends on team needs, upside, and taste.
Anyway, here’s the Top 5:
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