Posts tagged "reality tv"

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 2! WTF Is Wrong With Ashley S?)

Reminder: Every Monday, I livetweet a new, exhaustingly long episode of “The Bachelor” on my personal Twitter (@xoamelia), giving a detailed, hilarious, wine-and-weed-influenced critique of “Prince Farming” (oh go fuck yourself with that nickname, Chris Harrison) and his search for a woman willing to move to a post-apocalyptic hell tundra Iowa. And then every Tuesday,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 13, 2015

An Infographic Guide To “The Bachelor” (Week 1! Meet The Ladiesssssss!)


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Every Monday, I’ll be livetweeting a new, exhaustingly long episode of “The Bachelor” on both my personal (@xoamelia) and The Frisky’s Twitter accounts, giving a detailed, hilarious, wine-and-weed-influenced critique of “Prince Farming” (oh go fuck yourself with that nickname, Chris Harrison) and his search for a woman willing…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 6, 2015

12 Super Random Reality Shows To Get Re-Addicted To Online

Need something to pass the time through the upcoming bleak winter months? How about some random D-list reality shows you can watch online? There is something oddly addictive about getting sucked into the circa 2007 life crises of random semi-celebrities.

By: Claire Hannum / December 23, 2014

Head Shrinking: On The Couch With 8 Reality TV Therapists

I am therapy’s biggest champion. I’ve been seeing my therapist for … oh, nine years now? Dr. A is my longest term relationship, outside of my family. I credit her for helping me overcome so many of my issues, learning to forgive, and getting me through some truly heartbreaking times. And therapy isn’t just for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2014

Reality Star Diem Brown, 32, Loses Her Battle With Cancer

Reality star Diem Brown, 32, has died after her decade-long battle with cancer. Famous for appearing on MTV’s “Real World/Road Rules Challenge,” Diem was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer ten years ago, and became very vocal about her fight to live. In 2012, Diem was diagnosed again, this time the cancer was found in her…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 14, 2014

5 Ways The Kardashian Sisters Are A Depiction Of Modern Sisterhood

Consider the Kardashian sisters. Strip away your groans, the millions, the lavish mansions, the exotic vacations, the Kanye. What do you have? Five insanely close sisters, going through life together. The Kardashians (well, the Kardashian-Jenners) get a ton of flack for being spoiled, obnoxious, and outrageous. But, I actually have always felt a kinship with…

By: Emma Sarran / September 29, 2014

Snooki Pops Out Her Second Little Meatball

“Jersey Shore” star Snooki, AKA Nicole Polizzi, gave birth this morning to her second child, a baby girl named Giovanna. Snooks gave birth to her first child, a boy named Lorenzo, in 2012. Congratulations, Snooks! [Star]
After a prankster tried to tackle Kim Kardashian to the ground in Paris, Kim and Kanye West…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 26, 2014

Dating Don’ts: Assorted Lessons & Observations From Watching “Dating Naked”

“Dating Naked” is a show on VH1 in which complete strangers gather at a resort somewhere tropical and mosquito-ridden and go on carefully staged dates with strangers, completely naked. It may sound like a ratings gamble, another entree in the already overrun category of dating shows, but the thing about it is that it’s actually…

By: Megan Reynolds / September 16, 2014

The First Same-Sex “So You Think You Can Dance” Routine Was Worth The Wait

“So You Think You Can Dance” has long been one of the few truly inspiring, talent-filled, positive reality TV shows, but it’s not perfect. Up until last night’s episode, the show had never shown a dance routine focused on same-sex relationships, featuring same-sex dance partners. But man, while it took the show 11 years, it…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 28, 2014

Chris Soules Is Your New “Bachelor” Beefcake

Least surprising announcement in history: hot farmer Chris Soules will be the next star of “The Bachelor.” The adorable Iowan couldn’t tempt Andi Dorfman to the cornfields on last season’s “Bachelorette,” even though she would have inherited the world’s raddest mother-in-law. [US Weekly]
Samira Wiley from “Orange Is The New Black,” AKA Poussey,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

“The Bachelorette” Romance Reject Nick Viall Blogs About Sex In The Fantasy Suite With Andi Dorfman

While “Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman is busy posting pictures of her fiancé Josh Murray on her Instagram, her number two choice Nick Viall is preoccupied with something else. Getting dumped by Andi, yes, but also why she slept with him in the “fantasy suite” (AKA the place on the show where the couple can be together…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Bravo Is Serving Up Some “Extreme Parenting”

There’s a new reality show coming to Bravo this Thursday: “Extreme Guide to Parenting” will be an hour-long show that follows the lives of a variety of families, all living on the “extreme” edge of parenting. Several stereotypical parenting philosophies will be represented, from the helicoptering couple to the overly attached attachment parents, authoritative parent…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / August 5, 2014

Nick Viall On The Fantasy Suite: “A Level Of Intimacy That Was Far Beyond Just The Act Of Sex”

They pooped in front of each other. I knew it. [E! Online]
A woman who slept with Jared Leto while he was filming “Alexander” blabbed to Star that he’s such a method actor that he insisted on having sex in character while using a Macedonian accent. [Celebitchy]
Also in Star: a woma…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2014

Ugh: Nick Viall’s Letter To Andi Dorfman Ends Up On Facebook

Is nothing private on “The Bachelorette”? The letter that romance reject Nick Viall gave host Chris Harrison to hand off to Andi has now been published on the show’s Facebook page. I pity the ABC intern who had to type this up and post it online. [Facebook via US Weekly]
Whoopi Goldberg kinda…

By: Claire Hannum / July 29, 2014

On “Big Brother 16,” Caleb Reynolds’ Unrequited Obsession & The Offensiveness Of Calling Amber Borzotra A “Tease”

Last week, I wrote about Caleb Reynolds’, a houseguest on “Big Brother 16,” and his unrequited romantic obsession with fellow player Amber Borzotra. While the television show has gone out of their way not to draw attention to Caleb’s out of whack fixation on Amber, those fans who subscribe to the 24/7 livefeeds are privy

By: ABorzotra.com / July 17, 2014

Aviva Drescher Apparently Throws Her Prosthetic Leg In “RHONY” Season Finale

A lot of crazy shit has gone down on “The Real Housewives,” but no one has ever thrown a body part before. On the season finale of “RHONY,” Aviva Drescher apparently removes her prosthetic leg at Le Cirque — a very fancy restaurant — and hurls it across the restaurant. Table-flipping seems so quaint…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2014

Khloe Kardashian Knew Lamar Was Cheating On Her During Their Marriage

OH SHIT. In a teaser for this Sunday’s episode of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” Khloe admits to Kourtney that she knew Lamar Odom was cheating on her. Khloe says she felt like she was living a lie trying to cover up Lamar’s two-timing, and that he didn’t think she’d really go through with…

By: Claire Hannum / July 11, 2014

7 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching “So You Think You Can Dance”

Of all people in the world, my jock-y, mainstream, but also book-nerd boyfriend was the person who got me into watching “So You Think You Can Dance”. When I told him I hadn’t seen it, he scoff-laughed and said, “You’re gonna watch it,” then proceeded to wax poetic about the show and how he wishe…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 9, 2014

“Big Brother”‘s Caleb Reynolds Is Disturbingly Obsessed With Fellow Houseguest Amber Borzotra

I tried to resist, but I failed. For the second year in a row, I’ve decided to subscribe to the “Big Brother” livefeeds. The reality show’s 16th season kicked off last week, the livefeeds turned on last Friday, and the drama started almost immediately. The 16 houseguests have barely been living together for 10 days,…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 3, 2014

Study: “27 Dresses” And “The Bachelorette” Are Messing With Your Love Life

Researchers have found evidence that watching rom-coms and sitcoms impact our views on love. TV seems to shape our view of reality in every other realm of life, so I’m not exactly shocked it’s also true for romance.

Why Dave Is Still Single, a study by University of Michigan researchers, asked participants how frequently…

By: Claire Hannum / June 27, 2014
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