TV Weekly Recap: Reba McEntire, Susan Lucci and the Housewives of NYC!


Oct. 17 2008, Published 6:58 a.m. ET

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This week, it was all about style.

At the 15th annual QVC Presents FFANY Shoes on Sale gala at NYC's Waldorf Astoria Hotel, country star Reba McEntire told me the story of her best friend's victory over breast cancer.

"She had a mammogram, a sonogram, everything in the world, and they couldn't find it," Reba shared. "She said I know it's there because she felt it, and sure enough, it was and they had to do a mastectomy immediately. She's been cancer free for 10 years now."

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Also on hand was fashion fixer Stacy London, who schooled me on what not to wear that night. Bye-bye, inverted pleats!

Catch What Not to Wear Fridays at 9 p.m. on TLC.

Thursday, I was on set with All My Children diva and Dancing with the Stars contender Susan Lucci. She and the cast were celebrating the taping of the soap opera's 10,000th episode.

"It's such an enormous number, it's just mind-boggling," she cooed.

Susan, dressed in a killer blue, cinched duster coat, told me the storyline she'd like to see her Pine Valley counterpart tackle next.

"I think Erica needs to learn how to dance," said Susan. "We saw that handsome dark stranger in the background, and we know that Tony Dovolani is doing a guest appearance. So who is that handsome man on crutches, and doesn't he turn out to be the new dance teacher at the yacht club?"

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Nice plug for your DWTS professional partner, Susan! Look for Tony's AMC debut the week of Oct. 27.

Later that evening, I went to Morocco with the cast of The Real Housewives of New York City.

Or so it felt like it, as Club Sol was transformed into an exotic African-themed haven.

Bethenny Frankel hosted "Moroccan Style," a fashion show featuring outfits from the country's brightest designers.

Who did I spot tearing up the runway? Make Me a Supermodel winner Holly Kiser and America's Next Top Model cycle 10 finalist Fatima Siad. Yep people, there is work after reality TV!

Now, if the Housewives cast wants to take me along on a real trip to the country, I'm so ready to pack my bags.

Until next week, fellow fanatics!


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