Joanna GainesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 10:52PM EDT
HGTV moves Joanna Gaines' Fixer Upper: Behind the Design to Saturdays
The Fixer Upper spinoff previously aired on Tuesdays. No reason was given for the move.
Posted Thursday 4/19/18 at 6:51PM EDT
Chip Gaines' 40th birthday gift to Joanna Gaines: Reaching 1 million Twitter followers
"This is 40. And I like it," Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines, pregnant with her fifth child, tweeted in honor of her 40th birthday today. Chip Gaines got his wish fulfilled of having his wife reach 1 million followers, tweeting this morning: "I'm a complete @twitter nerd. I'll admit that! & this is sooo superficial & DUMB, but.. I'd really like to see @joannagaines hit 1M followers on her bday. Kindof a #Twitterverse gift to her.. One more thing, for every new follower she gets today. I'll donate 1$ to @StJude. GO!" ALSO: Joanna Gaines shares a birthday with James Franco, who also turns 40 today.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
Fixer Upper spinoff Behind the Design gets into the nitty gritty of past episodes
Joanna Gaines' half-hour 15-episode behind-the-scenes series premieres tonight.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Trading Spaces ditches the sadness with a kinder, gentler revival
As Kate Dries points out, it seems TLC sent an edict that the reboot of its classic home makeover reality show stop being brutal, as viewers prefer watching home makeover reality stars be nice nowadays. The change in attitude, says Dries, reflects the nature of the current makeover reality show landscape, which she says has "settled into a comfortable rhythm since Trading Spaces was last on the air. Characters are known and loved, and people getting upset because of the outcome of their living spaces is not en vogue. Some of the highest-rated shows on HGTV include Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, and Flip or Flop -- programs in which the drama comes from the ribbing between the ones making the houses look great, and from having to adapt to things not working out as they’ve planned, not in the homeowners being disappointed. The focus is on anyone being able to have their dream scenario, not on getting one’s hopes up, only to have them crushed. In this way, the new Trading Spaces ... seems perfectly suited to come back as a slightly tweaked version of its past selves, most of the sadness removed, all of the fun remaining."
- Trading Spaces returns "essentially unchanged and contagiously giddy" -- showcasing the "everyday strangeness of marriage and domesticity"
- Paige Davis says there's no rivalry with other shows: "I would love for Chip and Joanna to be guest designers on our show"'
- Trading Spaces gets new sponsors: Wayfair, Lowe's and Overstock will be incorporated into the show
- Doug Wilson and Laurie Smith admit: "We are old!"
- How Hilda Santo-Tomas became an unlikely queer icon
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 6:29PM EDT
Thanks to Fixer Upper, HGTV is loaded with TV shows featuring duos
Chip and Joanna Gaines are ending their highly successful HGTV home makeover show tonight, but the cable network has successfully built a roster of duos to take their place. "For HGTV, their departure is a major loss," says Megan Angelo. "But the couple’s success provided the network with a formula for filling the ratings sinkhole they’ll leave behind: Make shows about charismatic twosomes from underexplored parts of the country. HGTV is applying this formula vigorously; 19 of its current series are toplined by duos, with more on the way. Some of the emerging shows star siblings (Restored by the Fords) or parent-child teams (Good Bones), but most revolve around couples."
Posted Thursday 3/01/18 at 6:42PM EST
Fixer Upper's finale will be followed by the 15-episode Fixer Upper: Behind the Design starring Joanna Gaines
Beginning April 10, the new series will air Tuesdays after a rerun of previous episodes of Fixer Upper, digging deeper into the expecting mom’s full process.
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 9:05PM EST
Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines: I was teased as a child for being Asian
“If you haven’t heard my story, my mom is full Korean and my dad is Caucasian,” she says. “Kids in kindergarten would make fun of me for being Asian and when you’re that age you don’t know really how to process that; the way you take that is, ‘Who I am isn’t good enough.’”
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Trading Spaces’ Paige Davis throws shade at Joanna Gaines
While promoting the revival of the TLC favorite at the TV press tour, Davis was asked about her least-favorite home-design trend. “Like shiplap?” she responded, eliciting laughter. HGTV Fixer Upper star Gaines happens to be the unofficial spokesperson for shiplap, a specific type of wood siding.
Posted Tuesday 1/02/18 at 10:49PM EST
Fixer Upper’s Chip and Joanna Gaines are expecting their fifth child
“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT),” Chip Gaines wrote on Instagram on Tuesday.
Posted Monday 11/06/17 at 9:32AM EST
Fixer Upper fans go crazy on Twitter with the release of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Target line
Chip Gaines even joined the hoopla, pretending to camp out in front of a Target store.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 10:17PM EDT
Chip and Joanna Gaines dispute report they sold their Fixer Upper farmhouse
The HGTV stars say a report that they sold their famous farmhouse near Waco, Texas in untrue, but it turns out that they sold a small portion of their property to neighbors.
Posted Monday 10/09/17 at 10:47PM EDT
Chip and Joanna Gaines deny they’re leaving HGTV in a bid to land a more lucrative contract
Page Six reported that the Fixer Upper stars were unhappy with their “horrible contracts,” and they were departing their show in hopes of getting a more lucrative contract when Discovery Communications buys Scripps, which owns HGTV. A spokesperson for the couple refutes the report, saying their departure is “based on wanting to catch their breath for a minute…It is not based on anything else people might read.”
Posted Tuesday 10/03/17 at 11:32PM EDT
Report: Chip and Joanna Gaines are leaving Fixer Upper because TV fame presented a security issue
The safety of their kids was a big issue in the couple deciding to end their hit HGTV series, according to US Weekly. A source says that fans would drive by their house and take pictures.
Posted Monday 10/02/17 at 8:13PM EDT
Chip and Joanna Gaines are writing a cookbook
The departing HGTV Fixer Upper stars are releasing The Magnolia Table Cookbook, named after their forthcoming restaurant.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
Will Chip and Joanna Gaines follow the Rachael Ray model for success? Can HGTV survive without their Fixer Upper?
The stars of HGTV’s highest-rated show are poised for bigger things. As branding expert Scott Pinkser explains, the couple became too big for the small cable network. “They’re now instantly recognizable celebrities, immensely likable, and a trusted brand name in home repair and interior design. Just like Rachael Ray eventually outgrew the Food Network, the Gaineses are clearly ready for a platform that’s more visible than HGTV. In fact, the Rachael Ray business model of TV talk shows, magazines, endorsements and product lines might make a lot of sense.” As for HGTV, its dependence on talent-driven content will be tested with the departure of the Fixer Upper stars. ALSO: HGTV announces Flip Or Flop Ft. Worth, and the potential of new network stars.