The other day Amelia and I were talking about “The Bachelorette” (duh) when she admitted that she might just audition for the next season of “The Bachelor” if hottie Roberto were the prize. I asked if she’s ever tried out for a reality TV show before and she assured me that she hadn’t.
“I have,” I replied.
“Really!?” she asked.
“Yes,” I said, shamefully. It’s not something I’m proud of, but way back in 2001 I sent in an audition tape for the low-rent show “Big Brother.” Hey, if you’re going to do something like that, aim for the stars, right? In my defense, I was 24; I hadn’t really chosen a career path and for some crazy reason I thought being locked up in a house with a bunch of strangers for three months and having my every move taped for national television might help me find one. As if that weren’t bad enough, I spent most of my three-minute audition lip-syncing a Bob Dylan song and playing air bongos into the camera. Naturally, I made it to the semi-finals. Keep reading »
We know her as the most level-headed, calm, relatively down-to-earth member of “The Hills,” and now Lo Bosworth is cashing in on her reality TV role to launch her very own advice and lifestyle website! C’mon, are you that shocked? After all, “The Hills” is ending, so each cast member needs to find a way to stay in the limelight. Lo’s M.O. is to join a growing group of celebs who’ve created their own media “empires,” like Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP and Teri Hatcher’s Get Hatched. Aptly named The LoDown, the site will provide a venue for Lo to continue to dish out her sage advice to teenagers and 20-somethings who avidly watch the scripted reality TV show. Given the fact that she’s the only member of “The Hills” who keeps her personal life and “professional” life somewhat separate, I have to admit that I might actually read her advice. Plus, the site’s name is pretty catchy. [Racked] Keep reading »
There are two types of television watchers in this world. The ones who want to know what’s coming down the road, so they can be in the know through every twist and turn. And then there are the ones who want to have no ideas what’s going to happen so that they can be surprised. If you are in the latter group, stop reading now. “BACHELORETTE” SPOILER ALERT AHEAD! Keep reading »
I was not prepared to like Shallon Lester, the star of MTV‘s newest reality show, “Downtown Girls.” I mean, she’s on an MTV reality show, right?! These are the people who foisted Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt upon our unsuspecting souls. I prepared myself for MTV’s latest skinny blonde offering to the couch potato gods to be predictably detestable.
Alas, Shallon is not going to be the next reality star we’ll love to hate. At least not yet, anyway. Keep reading »
Last night, I missed “The Real Housewives Of New York City”
because it was The Frisky’s night to bowl in the New York All Media Bowling League (I rolled my highest score ever, FYI), but I did make it home in time to see this hot mess, above. The Countess, LuAnn de Lesseps, performing her still-unfinished track, “Chic, C’est La Vie,” which she describes as “spoken word over a Saint-Tropez beat.” Ah-mazingness. Keep reading »
You may remember Ali Fedotowsky
as the cute, fresh-faced blonde who made it to the final four on last season’s “The Bachelor
” before she left the show for work reasons. A week or so later she called Bachelor Jake
telling him she made a “huge mistake” and begging him to take her back, but it was too late; his heart had moved on. No worries, though! Now Ali has her choice of 25 men on the new season of “The Bachelorette
,” which starts a week from Monday. While we don’t have a rundown of the men Ali has to choose from, ABC has released this sneak peek and if it’s any indication of what’s in store, this season promises to be as ridonkulous as ever. Seriously, a professional wrestler who calls himself “Rated-R”?? On second thought, maybe Bachelor Jake wasn’t such a tool after all… [via Us Weekly
] Keep reading »
A woman who appeared on “The Real World: D.C.” as a friend/possible sexual conquest of the housemates has filed a lawsuit against MTV claiming she was too drunk to give consent to be filmed. Golzar Amirmotazedi’s $5 million lawsuit claims she had 8 to 10 alcoholic beverages when she signed a waiver to appear on camera. Keep reading »
I may be unpopular for saying this, but I’m really tired of reality TV series about pregnancy and kids. I used to enjoy watching “A Baby Story” on TLC until “Jon & Kate Plus 8” came along and bastardized the baby biz. It seemed like parenthood and pregnancy went from awe-inspiring phenomenon to cultural hot commodity over night. I just can’t endorse anything that portrays children as valuable accessories. I personally think the pregnancy reality market is way more than covered, but TLC and First Response home pregnancy tests think there’s an untapped reality pregnancy niche. Keep reading »
According to Radar, NeNe Leakes‘ marriage to Greg is pretty much over—the two haven’t lived together in months. They say NeNe has a new man, and it’s not Anderson Cooper. According to the site, NeNe is dating NFL star Charles Grant. The two met at a fundraiser about a year and a half ago and have been seeing each other since. So who is this guy? Find out after the jump. Hint: he’s a New Orleans Saint who will soon be going on trial for manslaughter, i.e., a real catch! Keep reading »
Move over Whitney Port, there’s a new fashion diva in town. Former music star Lily Allen is putting away her lyrics and microphone for a career in the fashion world, but she’s not content to just work in fashion. She wants to show off the drama of her life to the world — reality TV-style. As part of her new plan to open a boutique called Lucy In Disguise, Lily’s signed on with Channel 4 to star in a reality TV show displaying the ups and downs of her new career path. Beginning early next year, fans will have the opportunity to watch as Lily learns just what it takes to work in fashion and all about the hard work required to open a store. Lily and her sister are working together on the boutique, and if the Kardashian girls have taught us anything, it’s that sibling drama is a whole other situation. Sure, LC and Heidi provide endless entertainment, but Khloe and Kourtney have that nagging behavior that only comes from years and years of sisterly togetherness. Will you watch? [Vogue UK] Keep reading »