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How Real Is “The Hills”? Stephanie Pratt And Audrina Patridge Weigh In

Both Stephanie Pratt and Audrina Patridge — friends and fellow cast members on MTV’s “The Hills” — seem to have different opinions on whether producers meddle in the cast’s personal affairs. We’ve learned exclusively from our friends at Runway magazine that Pratt told the glossy’s new issue (on stands now) that her introduction to the show as Lauren Conrad‘s “enemy” (bolstered by her allegiance to her now-estranged brother Spencer) was completely real and that being assigned to the same computer class was not orchestrated by producers. “It was so not staged,” she told the magazine of being assigned a seat next to Conrad in class, after their big fight at a nightclub. “Seriously the most gigantic coincidence ever!” Hmm, we’d call it dumb luck, considering the relationship between Pratt and Conrad developed to the point where Pratt is now a full-time cast member on the show. Keep reading »

Kate Gosselin To Do A Dating Show?

Kate Gosselin, can you stop sending us mixed signals? A few weeks ago, she told “The Today Show” that she wasn’t ready to start dating again, but then OK! Magazine alleged today that not only has she joined JDate and eHarmony.com, but she’s already been on a date with a football coach. Now the word on the street is that she may soon be dating 20 guys at once. Rumor has it that Kate is in talks with ABC to star in a reality dating show, à la “The Bachelorette.” The show will apparently look to fix her up with single dads. Because, uh, she needs more kids? There is, of course, one big issue here—Kate’s contract with TLC. But, hey, they did let her wander over to ABC for “Dancing with the Stars” to drum up new interest in her shows “Kate Plus 8″ and “Twist of Kate.” Perhaps she could hand out baby rattles instead of roses? [Celebitchy] Keep reading »

“Bachelorette” Mystery Solved: Justin Rego’s Reappearing/Disappearing Broken Foot

The writers over at TV Squad have a serious eagle eye. Looking at a replay of last week’s episode of “The Bachelorette,” they noticed that during Justin Rego’s epic walk on crutches to surprise Ali at her house, his broken foot changed sides. For most of the walk, the cast was on his left foot, but then for a shot, it switched to the right before going back to the left. So what gives? Find out — spoilers ahead — after the jump! Keep reading »

Teen Sailor Abby Sunderland’s Dad Ditched His Reality Show Dreams

Yesterday, while 16-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland and her boat, Wild Eyes, were getting rescued in the Indian Ocean, her father, Laurence Sunderland, told The New York Post he signed a contract for a reality TV show, “Adventures in Sunderland,” about his kids. “The show might be about family, it might be about Abigail’s trip. It’s something that was shopped around,” Sunderland told the Post.

But then Laurence Sunderland announced he had cut ties with Magnetic Entertainment, the California production company behind the show. “There is no show at this time, nor will there be,” Sunderland said, acknowledging the company did some initial filming. “They were assuming Abigail was going to die out there,” he said. “They were relying on her dying, and so we cut the ties.” Keep reading »

Girl Talk: I Was A Reality Show Reject

The other day Amelia and I were talking about “The Bachelorette” (duh) when she admitted that she might just audition for the next season of “The Bachelor” if hottie Roberto were the prize. I asked if she’s ever tried out for a reality TV show before and she assured me that she hadn’t.

“I have,” I replied.

“Really!?” she asked.

“Yes,” I said, shamefully. It’s not something I’m proud of, but way back in 2001 I sent in an audition tape for the low-rent show “Big Brother.” Hey, if you’re going to do something like that, aim for the stars, right? In my defense, I was 24; I hadn’t really chosen a career path and for some crazy reason I thought being locked up in a house with a bunch of strangers for three months and having my every move taped for national television might help me find one. As if that weren’t bad enough, I spent most of my three-minute audition lip-syncing a Bob Dylan song and playing air bongos into the camera. Naturally, I made it to the semi-finals. Keep reading »

Would You Take Advice From Lo Bosworth?

We know her as the most level-headed, calm, relatively down-to-earth member of “The Hills,” and now Lo Bosworth is cashing in on her reality TV role to launch her very own advice and lifestyle website! C’mon, are you that shocked? After all, “The Hills” is ending, so each cast member needs to find a way to stay in the limelight. Lo’s M.O. is to join a growing group of celebs who’ve created their own media “empires,” like Gwyneth Paltrow’s GOOP and Teri Hatcher’s Get Hatched. Aptly named The LoDown, the site will provide a venue for Lo to continue to dish out her sage advice to teenagers and 20-somethings who avidly watch the scripted reality TV show. Given the fact that she’s the only member of “The Hills” who keeps her personal life and “professional” life somewhat separate, I have to admit that I might actually read her advice. Plus, the site’s name is pretty catchy. [Racked] Keep reading »

Meet The Girlfriend Of A Contestant On “The Bachelorette”

There are two types of television watchers in this world. The ones who want to know what’s coming down the road, so they can be in the know through every twist and turn. And then there are the ones who want to have no ideas what’s going to happen so that they can be surprised. If you are in the latter group, stop reading now. “BACHELORETTE” SPOILER ALERT AHEAD! Keep reading »

Frisky Q&A: Shallon Lester, Star Of MTV’s “Downtown Girls”

I was not prepared to like Shallon Lester, the star of MTV‘s newest reality show, “Downtown Girls.” I mean, she’s on an MTV reality show, right?! These are the people who foisted Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt upon our unsuspecting souls. I prepared myself for MTV’s latest skinny blonde offering to the couch potato gods to be predictably detestable.

Alas, Shallon is not going to be the next reality star we’ll love to hate. At least not yet, anyway. Keep reading »

The Countess Debuts “Chic, C’est La Vie”


Last night, I missed “The Real Housewives Of New York City” because it was The Frisky’s night to bowl in the New York All Media Bowling League (I rolled my highest score ever, FYI), but I did make it home in time to see this hot mess, above. The Countess, LuAnn de Lesseps, performing her still-unfinished track, “Chic, C’est La Vie,” which she describes as “spoken word over a Saint-Tropez beat.” Ah-mazingness. Keep reading »

“Bachelorette” Sneak Peek


You may remember Ali Fedotowsky as the cute, fresh-faced blonde who made it to the final four on last season’s “The Bachelor” before she left the show for work reasons. A week or so later she called Bachelor Jake telling him she made a “huge mistake” and begging him to take her back, but it was too late; his heart had moved on. No worries, though! Now Ali has her choice of 25 men on the new season of “The Bachelorette,” which starts a week from Monday. While we don’t have a rundown of the men Ali has to choose from, ABC has released this sneak peek and if it’s any indication of what’s in store, this season promises to be as ridonkulous as ever. Seriously, a professional wrestler who calls himself “Rated-R”?? On second thought, maybe Bachelor Jake wasn’t such a tool after all… [via Us Weekly] Keep reading »

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