Guess who has a new favorite Monday night trash TV show? “Bachelor Pad” debuted last night and was everything I could have hoped for and more. The premise: 19 former contestants on ABC’s “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” series, living in a house together, having their lives taped, to find out what happens when people stop trying to fall in love and instead focus on winning money. Greed! Hookups! Tears! The lowdown on what happened in the first episode after the jump …
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It is really happening, people, and it will be terrifying: Levi Johnston‘s proposed reality show will follow his run for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, as he tries to juggle fatherhood and that sterling “Hollywood career” of his. This trainwreck will be called “Loving Levi: The Road To The Mayor’s Office” and a pilot is being filmed by Scott Stone and David Weintraub, two reality TV veterans. No networks are attached to “Loving Levi” just yet. However, the last line on Scott & Co.’s resume was TLC’s “Extreme Food Sculpting.”
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Get your moose hunting gear ready! The date is set. “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the reality show which features the former governor and her clan, is set to debut on November 14 on TLC. Um, aside from the obvious reason that it will be amazing, it has been confirmed that we will get to see an episode where the Palins go on a camping trip with Kate “Plus 8″ Gosselin. I can’t wait! [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
Least surprising Levi Johnston news ever: upon reuniting with Bristol Palin and declaring their surprise engagement on the cover of US Weekly, the fame whore from Wasilla pushed for a reality show. Bristol said hells no and kicked his Playgirl ass to the curb. (His concern that he’d possibly knocked up his ex-girlfriend Lanesia Garcia surely didn’t help.) “Bristol is heartbroken. She described texting him and getting no answer,” People magazine executive editor Betsy Gleick told “The Early Show.” “Then eventually she said Levi said, ‘Hey do you want to be on a reality show?” Keep reading »
Look, it’s reality heartthrob Brody Jenner leaving Katsuya restaurant last night, and homeboy is rocking a mohawk. I guess this is what happens when you start dating Avril Lavigne. You go from Malibu to punk rock with one easy-to-manage haircut. [LA, 8/1/10] Keep reading »
Kate Moss, perhaps the most over-exposed yet somehow mysterious model of our time, is venturing into the realm of reality TV. Moss won’t be hosting her own show — the gods are not that kind — but she will be making a guest appearance on Great British Hairdresser, a show slated to be hosted by her friend, hair stylist James Brown. Though perhaps not the world’s most original concept, the celebrity guests stopping in should make it far and away cooler than most of the American hairdresser search incarnations. If Moss wasn’t enough to convince you to tune in, Gwyneth Paltrow and Liv Tyler will also make appearances. [Press Association]
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If Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s reality TV show was called “Chaotic,” perhaps Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes‘ could be called “Tightly In Control”? The word on the street is that Tom is considering doing a “short documentary series,” letting peeps into his and Katie’s personal life. A source tells Grazia Magazine, “He’s been filming Katie and other aspects of his life for the past month. The original impetus was that he would select a few personal clips to show fans, but word has got out through his agents and he is currently fielding offers from entertainment companies.” Of course, if this happens, do not expect any moments of Katie burping while obviously high, a la Brit-Brit. “Tom places a premium on control, so he’s reluctant to commit to doing a reality TV show unless he’s 100 percent certain it will reflect him and Katie in the best light possible,” the source continues. [Grazia via Celebitchy]
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People on reality shows of yore have eaten bugs, had catfights over men, and stabbed each other in the back for a chance to work for The Donald.
And now, they beat their girlfriends.
“Abusers” is will be an intervention-style reality show that depicts real-life cases of domestic violence and offers counseling and support for both the abuser and the victim. The show — which appears to be in the proposal stage, as there is no mention of a network having picked it up — will be produced by Albert Harris, Jr., a former aide to ex-New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey. The creative team will include Ashley and Josh from “The Real World: D.C.,” who both experienced domestic violence in their homes. Abusers and victims who participate on “Abusers” will be given free online degree programs through the University of Phoenix.
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I somehow missed the whole Danity Kane and “Making of the Band” phenomenon. So when Oxygen announced this morning that they were giving former front woman Aubrey O’Day her own reality show, called “The Aubrey O’Day Project,” I didn’t get the hype. According to Perez Hilton, the show will follow O’Day while she “desperately tries to find her way back into the music industry while ‘working with a dedicated team of industry professionals.’ By professionals, they likely mean porn producers.” I never agree with Perez, but he really hit that nail on the head. [The Hollywood Gossip] Keep reading »
“Recently I watched every episode of ‘Jersey Shore”s first season. I don’t know if it was any good and I certainly didn’t learn anything, but it was definitely hypnotic and it gave my brain a vacation.”
– Marc Jacobs on his “appreciation” for a certain reality TV show. Let’s hope this means we’ll never see one of the cast members fist-pumping in the front row at his show. [New York] Keep reading »