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Every reality show has a breakout star — Lo or Whitney on The Hills, Nicole Richie on The Simple Life, etc. — but usually that star has a fall from grace, once everyone has tired of his or her eccentricities. Just look at Christian Siriano — even we’re sick of saying “fierce” all the tme. But this is not the case with fellow Project Runway star Tim Gunn. I don’t think anyone expected Tim to become the show’s most beloved cast member, least of all Tim, but five seasons in, how is it that we still love him so freaking much?! Check out the clip from Wednesday’s episode above. We want to smack Blayne, but Tim is just adorable as always. He’s so stylish and handsome and cultured, yet he reminds me so much of my grandma when he says, “Holla atcha boy!” Keep reading »
It’s not uncommon for aspiring actors to audition for reality TV shows, hoping a spot on Big Brother or The Real World will get them noticed by a casting director and catapult their career into, well, reality. But now there are people who don’t really aspire to be actors who play roles, they just want to be cast as themselves because they want to be famous, if only for one season of I Love New York. As one such person said, “I see that [reality TV] would fulfill the reason why I want to get into acting in the first place. I have that desire to express myself, to get what’s inside outside and there’s no more raw, real way than reality television.” A few enterprising people have opened schools or started offering classes in cities such as New York and London, teaching people how to be on a reality TV show. Robert Galinsky, an acting coach, performer, and producer, opened the New York Reality Television School after helping someone prepare for Animal Planet’s The Groomer Has It. He shares “eight commandment of reality television,” which include “show confidence not cockiness,” “say ‘yes’ as often as possible” (the reason for all of the hookups on The Real World?), and “never say ‘I am an actor.’” During the class, five TV cameras film the students’ every move to prepare them for the intensity of starring on a show.
Maybe one day, reality TV will become a major at colleges and become such a popular career path that everyone will be on a TV show, and shows will consist of people sitting on the couch watching other reality TV shows. Let’s pray this doesn’t happen though, because even watching Justin Bobby burp on The Hills was more exciting.
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On Friday, I did indeed watch Queen Bees on the N, like I promised. And boy do I have to say that it was everything the network had promised. Cat fights. Lies. And diva-tude, galore. I usually get annoyed when producers release the first 10 minutes of a show because when the show actually airs, only half of it is new content. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to learn that Bees was a whole hour long, so I settled in for an extended romp with mindless television. But the thing is, this show isn’t mindless and neither are its contestants. Some of these girls are real schemers. Keep reading »
The N Network has a new show, Queen Bees, premiering tonight at 9 p.m., and I’m not ashamed to admit that my Friday night is looking up. The show is not about nature, but does feature queen bees, or biyatches, in their natural, swanky habitat. Host Yoanna House (America’s Next Top Model, Cycle Two) will try to change these self-described mean girls, who were nominated by family and friends, into nice girls by giving them soul-bettering tasks, and whoever shows the most growth wins $25,000. Keep reading »
I’m a self-described reality TV junkie. I watch it all, including Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, Jon and Kate Plus Eight, America’s Next Top Model and I’ve recently taken up a new addiction to VH1’s I Love Money. But I have to say I’m less than excited about the reality show Ashley Dupre is reportedly developing. Dupre, as you may remember, was the high-priced hooker that took down New York Governor Eliot Spitzer earlier this year. And now it seems she is looking for love and romance…or just more notoriety in the same fashion as A Shot At Love’s Tila Tequila. I guess I’m just totally sick of these celeb-reality stars thinking the American public is dumb enough to believe you can find love under the watchful eye of a production team. And I ask you, what exactly does Dupre have to offer in the ways of love? As far as I know, love has never been a job requirement of prostitution, although perceived romance has. Dupre would better serve society by developing an instructional reality show on how to make copious amounts of money with only a few hours of work. Now that’s a show I’d watch, as long as her techniques were legal. I’ve got student loans, you know. [New York Post] Keep reading »
One of the weird side effects of being engaged, I’m discovering, is that I cannot watch weddings on TV anymore. In movies it’s okay, because they are fictional (hence, I loved 21 Dresses), but last night, as I was thumbing through the channels, I stopped on some “Celebrity-Inspired Real Wedding Extravaganza”-type show on the Style Network and attempted to tune in. I was doing okay for awhile, but when the scene cut to the actual wedding day, I had an uncontrollable urge to change the channel. FAST. I seriously could not let myself watch the actual ceremony. It felt like skipping to the end of a book or something and reading the ending. I watched A Shot At Love II instead.
Then this morning, I was doing my usual, eat-a-yogurt-and-watch-The-Today-Show routine, when Matt, Meredith, Al, and Ann cut to the plaza where The Today Show wedding was about to be performed. And I had to turn it off AGAIN, even though I kind of wanted to see what the bride’s dress looked like. It’s hard to explain, but the idea of watching the actual ceremony in one of these reality weddings feels, like, not allowed. What’s the deal with that? Keep reading »
A bunch of boys are getting ready for a drag race. But these guys aren’t into cars — they like lipstick and can apply it better than any born woman. The Logo network is currently casting for RuPaul’s Drag Race, a new reality show competition to crown America’s Top Drag Queen. While we’d take any reason to get the diva supermodel back on the boob tube, this sounds like a fierce excuse for a show! So far, you can you can check out submission videos and vote for which tranny you think deserves a chance at the tiara. As for Miss Ru, you’ll have to wait until the show airs sometime next year, but we’ll leave you with some vintage love. Work it girl! [Towleroad.com]