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The Gals On “Jersey Shore” Don’t Portray Women In A Positive Light? Who Knew?!

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The Parents Television Council (PTC) isn’t set to release the report, “Reality of MTV: Gender Portrayals on Reality TV,” until this Wednesday, but Fox News got a sneak peak in advance and has summarized the findings. (Jezebel accurately commented that their report provides an early view of the study through “an additional layer of puritanical hysteria.”) The PTC studied one season each of the top four prime-time shows viewed by 12- to 17-year-old adolescents – ”Jersey Shore,” “16 and Pregnant,” “Teen Mom 2,” and “The Real World” – and collected a bounty of not so surprising statistics. Most prominently, it the report found that the majority of crude or negative remarks came from female cast members. Only 24 percent of the comments made by females in regards to themselves were positive, and women spoke about sex more frequently and graphically than males. Keep reading »

Reality Show Casting Agents Seek “Wonder Women” For Feminist-y Sounding Show

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Attention wonder women, the reality world is a-castin’! An agency in L.A. is seeking females in traditionally male-dominated professions that are “terrifying” or “disgusting,” like mining, installing power lines, and working in slaughterhouses, for a show called “Wonder Women.” This actually sounds like a kind of feminist show … but keep in mind  its being cast by the same gang that brought you “Jersey Shore.” (Eek.) But hey, if you “prove on a daily basis that there’s no such thing as a ‘man’s job,’” and “look good swinging that sledgehammer,” maybe it’s the show for you. Fancy yourself the next Snooki of the dirty jobs realm? Visit WonderWomanCasting.com. [DoronofirCasting]

12 Life Lessons From “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

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Somehow I missed the first three seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” during their television run. But the show found its way to me thanks to the magic of Netflix live streaming. Now that I’ve watched all three seasons consecutively, I think this reality TV diamond in the rough may be my most favoritest of all time. Why? Well, obviously because drag queens are fabulous. They are talented, creative, and courageous lady boys who can turn feathers into gold. And that RuPaul Charles! Dammit! I knew she was a Cover Girl, but I didn’t know she was the most inspiring human being to ever host a television show. She’s everything Tyra Banks wishes she could be on “ANTM.” Yes, I walk away from every episode having learned how to properly contour a jaw line or bedazzle a butt cheek, but I also leave with glittering hunks of wisdom. After the jump, important life lessons I’ve learned from “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” You’d better work, bitch! Keep reading »

See Oprah’s Reality Show Winner Zach Anner’s New Show, “Rollin’ With Zach”

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We fell in love with Zach Anner when we saw his early submission to Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network’s “Next Reality Star” competition. Wheelchair-bound Zach, who was born with cerebral palsy, wanted to make a travel show, showing that his disability wasn’t going to stop him from exploring the world around him. Zach won us — and about a zillion other fans — over with his quirky humor, and lucky for him and all of us, Zach got his own show. These days he’s traversing the globe filming “Rollin’ With Zach.” Check out a short teaser above — featuring a theme song by John Mayer. [Oprah]

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“The Real World”‘s Tonya Cooley Claims She Was Raped With A Toothbrush By Castmembers

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Tonya Cooley, who appeared on MTV‘s “The Real World: Chicago,” is suing two of her male cast members on “The Real World/Road Rules Challenge” for allegedly raping her with a toothbrush. According to the lawsuit obtained by TMZ, Tonya is suing Kenneth “Kenny” Santucci and Evan Starkman for allegedly taking a fourth cast member’s toothbrush and rubbing it against her labia while she was passed out (which I’m assuming means drunk, not asleep). Kenneth and Evan also put the toothbrush inside her vagina, which is sexual assault.   Keep reading »

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