Pregnancy. Something mothers and daughters should experience together or … not so much? We find out all the unique issues of mother/daughter co-pregnancy on TLC’s new show “My Teen Is Pregnant And So Am I” (which I’ve dubbed “Tears at the Sonogram”) that premiered last night.
Things don’t seem to be going so well for Melissa and her teenage daughter Kristen, one of the preggo mother/daughter duos featured on the episode. “Me and my mom don’t really talk about our pregnancies,” says teenage daughter Kirsten. “She’ll talk about hers, but I won’t talk about mine because I know she’s still not over the fact that I am pregnant.” Yeah, that doesn’t sound very fun. If only Bristol Palin had gotten knocked up just a little bit sooner, this could have been the premise of her reality show. And then we wouldn’t have had to sit through episodes of “Life’s A Tripp.”
Before I get into parsing the insanity of “Miss Advised”‘s penultimate episode, a note about Emily Morse. Last night, as I was livetweeting all the action — I am so dedicated, y’all — I noted that I use Emily’s scenes as time to refill my drink (multiple are necessary to get through this shitshow) or pee. Emily herself replied to me, not understanding why. I explained that she is awesome and rad and normal and unless she shares scenes with someone not awesome and rad and normal (like Alan Busey), I simply do not find her entertaining enough to watch (or blog about, save this wee paragraph), and that is the biggest compliment I can give. Really, “Miss Advised” is a dating show about two mental cases and an adorable pocket person. Love the adorable pocket person, just not enough to waste much valuable blog space on. Anyway … shall we begin? Keep reading »
MTV is apparently casting a reality show about CATTY 16- to 21-year-olds who LIVE TO PARTY and love to create DRAMA. Do they also have to write in ALL CAPS?
If this casting notice that was snapped for MTV Networks International and UK production company Mentorn Media is not a fake, it looks like we have another “Real Housewives Of The Jersey Shorelisicous Couture” coming down the pike. Although God only knows why we need it. [Photo: Instagram]
Surreal didn’t begin to explain my feelings when I saw my cleavage on the side of a New York City bus for the first time. I was in shock when I discovered more advertisements, larger than my Brooklyn apartment, plastered in every popular subway station. It was just beyond weird to be mindlessly flipping through the latest edition of Us Weekly while getting a pedicure and come across pictures of myself.
The hair and makeup were bad enough, but that cleavage. After living with my 32 B’s for 30 years, I was pretty darn certain that those E cups were not mine. The short-lived reality show, “The Naughty Kitchen With Chef Blythe Beck,” advertised by my inflated anatomy, premiered on the Oxygen network shortly after I began to pursue my real career.
I never set out to be the next Bad Girl, Real Housewife, or Kardashian. I was working in Dallas, saving money to move to New York, where I’d been accepted at The New School’s journalism program. I’d been dabbling in real estate when my friend Megan, who managed the upscale Hotel Palomar in my Texas hometown, needed a new cocktail waitress. I was hired on the spot. I worked three nights a week, meeting fun people and making good money to fund my move. I had little reason to think anything of it when Megan mentioned hiring Blythe Beck, an infamous 28-year-old Dallas chef and local celebrity. Keep reading »
Well, Amelia and Will, as Audrey and Matthew, have quickly emerged as my favorite couples on “So You Think You Can Dance,” but after last night’s episode, I wonder if they have choreographer Sonya Tayeh to thank, at least in part. She choreographed both couples’ routines last night and they were incredible. Watch both performances — as well as five performances from last week — above. Four dancers were eliminated last night, but I’ll keep my mouth shut on who went home.
God bless you, Lifetime. You’re all up there in the baser instincts of my lady lizard brain while simultaneously tugging at my ovaries. Where do you come up with these ideas? Granted, “Prom Queens,” your new reality show debuting August 14, sounds like Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise repackaged with higher metabolisms and less expensive lip gloss. But I’m sure you’ll put your special Lifetime spin on it. Keep reading »
When we first heard Rihanna was going to have her own reality TV show, we were praying it would be kind of like the Britney Spears/K-Fed disaster “Chaotic.” But it turns out, she’s made a fashion show, titled “Styled to Rock,” and it’s more “Project Runway” than personal foray into Rihanna’s world. She’s also primarily the executive producer, and while she’ll appear on some of the episodes, the show’s judging duties will be mostly held by Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud, Rihanna’s stylist Lysa Cooper and designer Henry Holland. It’s also airing on British channel Sky Living, so it’ll probably be difficult to catch many of the episodes, unless they’re leaked online. You can see the trailer for the show — and Rihanna (pegged here as a style icon) in an unfortunate baseball cap/blonde hair combo. [Styleite]
Between watching “Chopped,” “Top Chef,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Master Chef” and “Kitchen Nightmares,” I didn’t think there was time for another cooking show on my lineup. But when your dream reality show concept comes along, you make time. NBC is creating a new show “that brings together everyone’s two favorite things: food and love.” Indeed! The network put out a Craigslist casting call, which describes the premise of the show:
Each episode pits real-life single men in competition with each other in the kitchen as they try to win the affection of our lovely bachelorette. The single guys will field questions while simultaneously cooking the bachelorette’s favorite dish.
Wait, it gets better … Keep reading »
“So You Think You Can Dance” is easily my favorite reality TV competition show — I think the dancing talent featured each season is astounding. I love that the show embraces all genres of dance and there’s a focus on for genuine expression, artistry, and creative above all else.
This season of “SYTYCD,” its ninth, quite possibly is the best yet and last night was the first live show featuring the top 20 dancers performing in pairs. Above, my five favorite performances: Amelia (love hearing Cat Deeley say my name each week!) and Will dancing hip-hop to the Cure’s “Lovecats”; Cyrus and Eliana doing a Broadway routine to a song from “Hairspray”; George and Tiffany dancing an amaaaazing contemporary routine from my favorite choreographer, Sonya; Alex and Daniel’s cool jazz routine; and Audrey and Matthew’s divine contemporary performance choreographed by “SYTYCD” alum Travis Wall. Who are you rooting for this season? [FOX]