What do we want? More booze! When do we want it? Now! I imagine that this is what the cast of “Jersey Shore” is chanting now that they are on strike. Sources are reporting that J-Woww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D, and Vinny were supposed to begin filming for season three of the show today, but told camera crew nuh-uh since there is still debate over their contracts. The Situation and Snooki are scheduled to start tomorrow, and the word on the street is that they will refuse, too, since they think they can earn more duckets doing appearances than filming the show. [TMZ] Keep reading »
I know you guys have barely been able to sleep since we told you in early June that “Celebrity Rehab 4” was on indefinite hold because the producers were having a tough time finding big name addicts willing to have their withdrawal symptoms and teary group-therapy sessions aired on primetime TV. But—never fear!—the situation has been resolved. The show has two new participants. One of them is a big duh—Jeremy London, who basically wrote “Hey Dr. Drew, cast me!” across his forehead in permanent marker with the whole I-was-kidnapped-and-forced-to-smoke-dope story.
The second new person on the show is a little bit of a surprise—Rachel Uchitel, i.e. first woman to be accused of boning Tiger Woods. Apparently, she’s seeking treatment for a prescription pill addiction. What kind, Rachel, what kind?!?! [PopEater] Keep reading »
I was tickled when I saw that Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston had announced their engagement to Us Weekly before they’d told Sarah Palin. But now some are saying the young lovers reunited and orchestrated this drama in order to get a reality show. According to Gawker, “Within the next four to six weeks, Palin’s PR people will be releasing news that Bristol and Levi have signed on to ‘star’ in a new reality show. All about young parenting. And yes, they will also work up to a wedding.”
I have to be honest. I’m not mad at the idea of Bristol and Levi getting their own show. Keep reading »
Well, I didn’t! But I saw part of the after-show and then some clips online and CAN YOU BELIEVE IT, but it brazenly hinted that the reality show may have just been fake all along! What?! So, during the final scene, Brody Jenner is waving goodbye to a car carrying Kristen Cavallari to the airport, when the background scenery behind him — featuring the Hollywood sign — starts to move. And then you realize, Holy crap, it’s a set!
The camera pans away and we see Brody standing among a television set being broken down by crew members; and that car carrying Kristen? Well, it’s still there — she exits, gives the Brodester a hug, as the crew cheers and fist bumps. And that’s a wrap! What does it all mean
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Happiness and joy! I have been loving me some Santino Rice ever since he appeared on “Project Runway,” and now he’s going to be returning to TV land, costarring with fellow “Project Runway” alum Austin Scarlett in Lifetime’s “On the Road with Austin & Santino.” (They should have named it “On the Road with Santino & Austin” but whatever.) The show, which premieres July 29 at 10:30 p.m., following the premiere of the eighth season of “Project Runway,” will follow the boys as they “travel to and immerse themselves in the culture of small towns across America to create new, dream-come-true looks for special women in unique situations as they celebrate such life milestones as anniversaries, birthdays, balls, graduations and bachelorette parties.” Along the way, their client roster includes “a rodeo trick-rider, a military officer and a female truck-driver.” Sounds wacky! I’ll be watching. [People] Keep reading »
Dear Khloe and Lamar,
First off, I would like to congratulate you on your recent nuptials. I believe that you are one of the only reality TV couples that are actually real. Because you have managed to convince me of the validity of your love, I am invested in making it last. I am writing this letter out of concern for your future. A little birdie says you two are planning to do your own reality show on E! that will follow your life as newlyweds. I would like to be the first person to warn you that you are making a big mistake. DO. NOT. DO. IT. The curse of reality TV couples has proven itself to be true over and over again. If you star in a reality show together, inevitably, you will break up. Keep reading »
Susan Sarandon may have lost her marbles—or, uh, her ping pong balls. Last December, she and her dude of 23 years, Tim Robbins, split. Next thing you know, Susan was seen constantly hanging out with Jonathan Bricklin, a 31-year-old who is her fellow investor in SPiN, a ping-pong club in New York City. Now, Susan has announced that they are working on a reality TV show together about the ping-pongers who spend their days and nights at SPiN. “It won’t be the ‘Jersey Shore,’” says Susan, who also says she is the “Johnny Appleseed of ping-pong.” “It’s more of an episodic documentary. We’re trying to invent something you haven’t seen before that follows a bunch of people in this crazy little subculture. … We’re just in the early filming stages now.” Keep reading »
Oh noes, Whitney Port and Olivia Palermo might have lost their fake jobs! Fashionista.com is reporting that MTV is canceling “The City” after this season. Rumor has it, MTV is booting Palermo off the network because she was cutting into Snooki’s pickle budget. Just kidding! We don’t know why “The City” would be canceled or if the rumor is even true. Frankly, we’re surprised the “Hills” spin-off lasted this long: Whitney Port has always been très boring, non? The only character we’ll miss is Kelly Cutrone, the People’s Revolution fashion PR girl. Thankfully, Kelly’s got her own show, “Kell On Earth,” on Bravo — but considering she’s one of Whitney Eve‘s biggest advocates, this won’t be the last we’ve seen of Whitney yet. Palermo, however, can crawl back from whence she came. [Fashionista] Keep reading »
Uh oh. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem has some choice words — actually, just one four-letter word — for CBS’ Katie Couric about reality TV.
Steinem says dating shows like “The Bachelor” are “incredibly stupid” and “what is most offensive about them is it’s not equal opportunity stupidity.” Couric points out that shows like “The Bachelorette” exist, too, but Steinem and Jehmu Greene, president of the Women’s Media Center, explain that there are more reality dating shows where women are vying for a man. “I have a kind of motto,” Steinem says. “S**t is better if it’s equally divided. It’s still a problem, but if it’s equally divided, it’s at least not a political problem.”
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Kai Hibbard, a former contestant on “The Biggest Loser,” has decided to come forward and shed some light on how such major pounds are really shed on the show. Wait—reality TV isn’t real? What? “The Biggest Loser” is a $100 million franchise? No way! Props to Kai for coming forward to admit that she “participated in a myth that hurts people.” After the jump, some of Kai’s big, fat confessions about her time on “The Biggest Loser.”
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