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]
Please, please let this rumor be true! Keep reading »
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.
This could work for TV. It just has to be more “PBS” than “Bravo,” you know what I mean? Keep reading »
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 »
I thought the first half of this trailer for “K-Town” — the new reality show starring Asian-Americans who party-hard in L.A.’s Koreatown — must be a joke. The “Tik Tok” cover is as laughably bad as the production quality. And did that girl, Scarlet, really let the cameras film her on the toilet? At least Snooki had the decency to keep the door shut! We love watching party animals having a good time, but “K-Town” just looks like a rip-off. [Popcrunch] Keep reading »
What do we want? More booze! When do we want it? Now! I imagine that this is what the cast of “Jersey Shore” is chanting now that they are on strike. Sources are reporting that J-Woww, Ronnie, Sammi, Pauly D, and Vinny were supposed to begin filming for season three of the show today, but told camera crew nuh-uh since there is still debate over their contracts. The Situation and Snooki are scheduled to start tomorrow, and the word on the street is that they will refuse, too, since they think they can earn more duckets doing appearances than filming the show. [TMZ] Keep reading »
I know you guys have barely been able to sleep since we told you in early June that “Celebrity Rehab 4” was on indefinite hold because the producers were having a tough time finding big name addicts willing to have their withdrawal symptoms and teary group-therapy sessions aired on primetime TV. But—never fear!—the situation has been resolved. The show has two new participants. One of them is a big duh—Jeremy London, who basically wrote “Hey Dr. Drew, cast me!” across his forehead in permanent marker with the whole I-was-kidnapped-and-forced-to-smoke-dope story.
The second new person on the show is a little bit of a surprise—Rachel Uchitel, i.e. first woman to be accused of boning Tiger Woods. Apparently, she’s seeking treatment for a prescription pill addiction. What kind, Rachel, what kind?!?! [PopEater] Keep reading »