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Quickies: OMG, Are A “Teen Mom” & “Jersey Shore” Guido Dating?!

  • Pauly D from “Jersey Shore” and Farrah from “Teen Mom” may be the latest MTV love match. [Fox News]
  • MTV has ordered a reality TV spin on “The Breakfast Club.” [Gossip Cop]
  • Is there a street out there with your name? Find out! [Lemondrop]

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Blind Item: Which Reality Star Got Tossed From A Jersey Club?

It’s a dreary winter Thursday — let’s play the blind item guessing game!

This reality star got ejected from a New Jersey nightclub on New Year’s Eve after imbibing a little too much, and getting a little too jerky. Upon the unceremonious tossing, he/she started shouting, “Don’t you know who I am?”

So many fame-headed celebs, and so many choices. I may not be famous, but at least I can hold my liquor. Who do you think got tossed on New Year’s? Keep reading »

Actress Maia Campbell Is Getting Treatment And Possibly A Reality Show

Back in September we told you about a video of “In the House” actress Maia Campbell allegedly appearing high on meth. The footage was really heartbreaking because Maia was so beautiful and had such promise back in the ’90s; her drug abuse was no way to treat her reported bipolar disorder. Now, we hear that Maia is seeking help for her addiction and trying to get her life back on track. The only problem? She’s reportedly doing this while taping a reality show. Maia has teamed up with reality TV producer Jaysen “Av Action” Accius to record a pilot of the show, which will follow her as she gets necessary drug addiction and mental heath treatment and attempts to restore her once beautiful life. We all know reality TV has a way of exploiting its subjects, and when that video surfaced a few months back, the person who recorded it said Maia was willing to do anything for a hit. So let’s hope Maia does indeed get the help she requires and doesn’t end up worse off. Or maybe she should just try “Celebrity Rehab“? [Clutch] Keep reading »

“Bachelor Pad” Will Be The Greatest Reality Show Of All Time

I’ve had this pop culture fantasy for awhile. Wouldn’t it be awesome if ABC took a bunch of rejected “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” contestants, stuck ‘em in a house together (with a hot tub, natch), turned on the cameras, and let them run wild? Oh wait. I can stop wondering. BECAUSE ABC IS ACTUALLY DOING THIS. According to the NY Daily News, ABC is planning a new reality show — called “Bachelor Pad” — with this exact premise, to air this summer. Chris Harrison has signed on, as well as a few unnamed past contestants including — and this is interesting — some past winners. Hmm … Martin Hilton, executive producer, tells The Hollywood Reporter, “All these people have been friends, been enemies, they date each other and bring all this great backstory to the show. It seemed like there was an opportunity to combine that world with a new competitive reality show.” It’s like “The Bach,” minus the cheesy faux romance and rules, with a big helping of “Real World”-style whoredom! Hot tub hookups aplenty! Cat fights! Many, many hotties! Summer cannot get here soon enough. [NY Daily News]
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Prepare For The “Stylish” New Jersey Reality Show

Sadly, the day will come when everyone’s new favorite reality show must end. Until next season, we’ll be without fist pumps and boardwalk fights, but thanks to the Oxygen Network, the fashions of the guidettes are coming to your television in a new reality show called “Jersey Couture.” A formal dress store in Freehold, NJ called Diane & Co. signed up to share their dirty fashion details with the world, and if the description of their services is any indication of the entertainment we’re about to receive, well, you’ll be DVR-ing this show in no time. The store boasts a “Back Room,” where staff can re-create dresses from designers, which start at the low price of $2,000. Each prom dress sold comes with the guarantee that no other girl from your high school will be allowed to buy the same style. And as a final little extra: the staff will even accompany you on the big day as part of their Fluff Me package, to provide hair, makeup, and day of services. We can see the fashion tantrums flying already, and if this dress from the store’s site tells us anything, it should be a wild ride. [MTV] Keep reading »

Beauty School Reality TV Pitch Backfires, Big Time

Andy Warhol’s “15 minutes of fame” prediction has certainly panned out, and the accessibility of some any degree of stardom puts dollar signs in people’s eyes and motivates them to make crazy, horrible moves (like Balloon Boy’s parents!). Students at an Alameda, California beauty school feel burned, and it has nothing to do with all those chemicals lying around. That’s because they got hold of a rather insulting TV pitch:

“The students are mostly inner-city, unwed mothers taking advantage of government subsidies for a better life. The instructors can’t find any other job that offers ‘bennies’ [benefits]. The new owners are white, naive suburbanites bleeding cash and trying to keep it all under control.”

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Just Who Is Kelly Cutrone, Anyway?

If you’re a fan of fashion reality TV, chances are you’ve either fallen in love with or become very afraid of Kelly Cutrone. For those not entranced with the daily life of Whitney Port on “The City” (here’s an exclusive interview), prepare to get to know Kelly, because right before Fashion Week, she’s going to take over your television and book shelf. On Feb. 1, the public relations power house is launching her very own show on Bravo called “Kell on Earth” and, just one day later, her first self-help book, If You Have to Cry, Go Outside … And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You, will hit shelves.

Fair enough: not everyone watches MTV or has heard of the illustrious Kelly Cutrone, so here’s a bit of a catch-up in preparation for February … Keep reading »

MTV Publicists May Be Getting Death Threats Over “Jersey Shore”!


You didn’t have to be Italian to be horrified by “Jersey Shore,” MTV’s new reality show about a summer share house in the Garden State—it’s exactly what you would expect from the eight trashiest 20-somethings they could find, complete with free-flowing alcohol, macho posturing and dumbass nicknames.

But it certainly didn’t matter that producers edited the show so the slurs “guido” and “guidette” appear about 127 times in the very first episode. Unsurprisingly, New York magazine now reports MTV’s publicists are receiving friggin’ death threats, apparently from angry Italian-Americans. Keep reading »

Has Tough-Love Therapy Gone Too Far?

It’s no secret that we’re a society of tough-love advocates. Simply turn on the TV, and any self-help series has at least one critical, blunt caregiver or role model trying to motivate participants wanting to change for the better. Each week, we can watch Dr. Phil, “The Biggest Loser” trainer Jillian Michaels, Simon Cowell, and countless others offer no-nonsense opinions and advice that often incite anger, frustration, and crying jags before they inspire change. Keep reading »

Next On The List Of Exploitative Reality TV … Disabled Models?

Do we really need yet another modeling reality TV show clogging the airwaves? I was seriously disturbed when I heard about BBC America’s new reality TV series, “Britain’s Missing Top Model.” The show gives disabled models a chance to compete for a spread in Marie Claire UK. The premise of the show seems cruel and unusual to the core—to boost the acceptance of disabled women in an industry that is based solely on physical perfection. Can you say “pleading for rejection and humiliation”? This merciless irony plays out in the show over and over again. A photographer says of contestant Rebecca, a 27-year-old with a prosthetic leg, “Rebecca’s disability didn’t cause me any problems. It was just the fact she’s not really in shape.” So, aside from learning to model with a prosthetic leg, Rebecca must also be crazy thin? And it gets worse. In a scene where a contestant with a stump models lacy lingerie in a store window, a young man comments, “She’s beautiful, so she’s got nothing to hide.” But a middle-aged woman adds, “But if it’s to sell something like lingerie I think people are going to be troubled.” Keep reading »

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