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
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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 »
Let’s face it, the best thing about reality TV is its ability to make ourselves feel better about our own lives. Bumming ‘bout your bubble butt—hey, at least you’re not as large as the peeps on “The Biggest Loser.” Angry your boyfriend cheated? Jerry Springer will make you grateful he was banging some coworker, and not knocking up your mom.
Oddly enough, most of these shows seem to be trying to deliver a message or lesson. The problem is that there’s a huge discrepancy between What They Want You to Learn (WTWYTL) and the Actual Lessons Learned (ALL). Luckily, I’m here to translate.
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I recently went on a “Bachelor”-watching binge. Although I don’t like to think of myself as someone who would enjoy the show, I also don’t like to think of myself as someone who would eat chocolate cake out of the garbage or sleep with a stranger while in an alcohol-induced blackout, so clearly what I think isn’t nearly as important as what I do. I may have stopped drinking and binge eating some twenty years ago, but I happily hunkered down with my remote control to indulge in some real escapism.
The first thing I love to hate about this show is the premise—essentially, that it’s possible to find true love on reality television. I mean, doesn’t the idea of one man test-driving twenty-five beautiful women at once sound more like a polyamorous play date than an honest attempt at finding one’s soul mate? But hey, I guess that’s hardly the point. We all know that reality shows are to real life what Pringles are to the potato, and “The Bachelor” is not exactly what I would call soul food. I guess I’m just a hapless—er, hopeless—romantic at heart, who resents myself for still wanting to buy into “The Bachelor”’s premise and believe in the possibility of a happy ending.
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Why didn’t anyone think of this brilliant idea sooner?! Infiltrate a group of youngsters with similar lineages, ply them with alcohol, and sit back while they exploit the worst stereotypes of their ethnicity/social class/cultural group. Can you blame producers for looking at the success of “Jersey Shore” and seeing dollar signs? (Well, yes, you can. But that’s another post entirely.)
It seems like there are new “Jersey Shore” knockoff shows appearing every week—so many that we can’t keep ‘em all straight. After the jump, we fill you in on next year’s crop of D-list celebs. Keep reading »
And, sadly, we have yet another link between a reality TV show and a murder. Bruce Beresford-Redman is a well-known producer who’s worked on shows like “Pimp My Ride” and “Survivor,” and is currently working on “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” He and his wife, Mónica, went on vacation to Cancun, Mexico, this week with their two children. On Tuesday, Bruce called the police to say that Mónica had gone out shopping the day before and had never come back. Yesterday, her body turned up in the sewer of the resort where they were staying, the Moon Palace. While Bruce has not been charged with anything and is not an official suspect, he has been held in Mexico for questioning as a “person of interest.” Keep reading »