The hosts of reality competition shows are kind of like commercial breaks—necessary evils that you must endure in order to get your tele-fix. I tend to tune them out, their voices becoming like the “wah-wahs” of Charlie Brown’s teacher in “Peanuts.” Reality TV hosts are usually like an extension of the set—only there for decoration and functionality. Until now, there has never been a host I’ve given a crap about. But Cat Deeley, the model-esque host of “So You Think You Can Dance,” is not just a host. She’s a reason to watch the show. She actually adds entertainment value each week. I know, what a concept.
After the jump some reasons why Cat is the cat’s pajamas. Other reality hosts, please take note. Keep reading »
Some people can entertain graciously or be an enthusiastic guest effortlessly. For others, the thought of throwing a party or stepping into a room full of strangers makes them quake in their high heels. I’m one of those people who thinks of invitations as a blessing and a curse. Sure, I want to be invited to parties and hang out with my friends, but I also hate feeling lonely in a room full of associates or people I barely know. I can’t be the only one who feels like she’s expected to perform when she’s a guest at a party. I used to feel that entertaining at home was too much work on my day off, so I haven’t had a party in more than two years. But it’s the summer and we’re still in a recession, so it’s time to get to entertaining. Whether you’re a host or a guest, here’s the etiquette to ensure you have a night to remember … positively! Keep reading »