Brands to Watch: Bravo Axes Real Housewives, Pepsi Fattens Cans, Yahoo Weighs Future


Brands to Watch

Bravo fires four Real Housewives of New York cast members (update: Jill Zarin says she’s still in talks).

Pepsi fattens up “skinny cans” in UK.

Yahoo meets with potential bidders, as exec confirms talks with AOL and Microsoft for ad sales deal to counter Google.

Adidas and Reebok bring My Coach shoe to India.

Apple TV rumors heat up.

BlackBerry owner RIM earnings plunge by more than half.

Citigroup only hiring “critical” jobs.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf makes New York debut.[more]

Disney announces Lion King 3D movie.

DreamWorks sets up shop in China.

Frito-Lay Bake-nets see pork rind craze.

Gap sponsors GetGlue TV check-ins for EW.

Google criticized for ending “do-gooder” perks.

Heidi Klum bumps Cameron Diaz as cyberspace’s “most dangerous celebrity.”

L’Oreal awards grants to US female scientists as part of a global initiative.

Lowe’s to debut new campaign and tagline.

Michael Kors will take over Steuben flagship as crystal brand folds.

Nike reportedly eyes Under Armour.

Sam’s Club launches trio of private brands.

Starbucks faces some complaints over free e-book offer with Apple.

US Postal Service announces closures in massive cost-cutting move.

& British pop star Cheryl Cole launches a shoe collection.