Posts tagged "reality tv"

“The Real World”‘s “No Fighting” Rule Apparently Doesn’t Exist Anymore, As Proven By The Brawl On Last Night’s “Portland” Finale

Over the course of 28 seasons — yes, 28 — MTV’s “The Real World” has changed a lot. If you’re old like me, you probably look back on the wonderfulness of the first few seasons (“New York City,” “Los Angeles,” San Francisco”) and sigh about how the cast used to represent a wide array of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2013

Quiz: Real Or Fake Reality Show?

I watch a lot of reality TV. It’s a secret shame that I can’t share with my boyfriend, who is generally mega-tolerant of my TV preferences, but just cannot hang with “The Real Housewives of Douche Town” or whatever. I can respect that. It’s terrible stuff, really — an entire TV culture built around ridiculing…

Julie Gerstein / May 31, 2013

Reality Show Offers Participants A One-Way Ticket To Mars (Yes, Really)

Most reality shows can only offer their participants free booze and a fleeting chance at fame, but a new reality show called “Mars One” is upping the ante in a big, big way: they’re offering their cast a one-way ticket to Mars. Yes, really. A Dutch company is now accepting applications for aspiring astronauts/reality TV…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 23, 2013

“What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” Take Women For Sushi, Watch Mel Gibson Movies, Be An Idiot

I was compelled to hate watch Ryan Lochte’s new reality show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” and I’m here to report back that, JEAH, he is just as purely, ridiculously idiotic as you imagined. I’ve narrowed the episode down to my favorite scene for the sake of brevity. But you should know, there were so…

Ami Angelowicz / April 22, 2013

7 “Real Housewives'” Pre-Fame Playboy Pics (NSFW)

Before they were “Real Housewives,” these ladies were taking it off for Playboy (or in the case of LuAnn de Lesseps, not taking it off for Playgirl). I would expect nothing less of the Countess. Click through to see your favorite ladies of Reality TV in various states of undress. [Buzzfeed]

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Ami Angelowicz / March 24, 2013

Abby Lee Miller Makes A Truly Terrifying Black Swan

In Touch did an absolutely terrifying photo spread of the cast of “Dance Moms’” featuring Abby Lee Miller as the black swan. Abby is way, way scarier than Natalie Portman, by the way. The images perfectly convey the dysfunctional nature of the show, which makes me feel so many mixed emotions when I watch: confusion,…

Ami Angelowicz / March 15, 2013

The Soapbox: On Getting A Black “Bachelorette”

Pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris of Kentucky is petitioning to become the first ever Black “Bachelorette.” This prospect means a lot is surfacing for me regarding the harmful stereotypes reinforced by women of color on reality television. How would she be received? If she did get an opportunity to be on the show and chose a…

Shanelle Matthews / March 4, 2013

“The Bachelor” Recap: The Final Three Get Whittled Down To Two…

Well, the journey is almost over. Last week, Bachelor Bronze visited the final four’s hometowns and sent sweet Des packing because he was totallys cared of her tattooed brother. This week, it’s time to get the romance on, as Sean and the final three travel to Thailand so Sean can bang all three women o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 26, 2013

“My Little Princess” Is What Would Happen If “The Bachelor” & A Renaissance Faire Had A Baby

It’s kind of a fact that British TV is far superior to American TV, which is why American TV steals its best ideas from across the pond. Take the new British dating show “My Little Princess,” debuting next week. “My Little Princess” is a mix of “The Bachelor” and your local Ren Faire. A fair…

Julie Gerstein / February 21, 2013

Suck It, Haters! Destiny’s Child’s Michelle Williams Scores Reality Show

Ha! Michelle Williams is usually kind of mocked for being the, ahem, least important member of Destiny’s Child (and her hilarious pop up on stage at the Super Bowl didn’t help), but she’s not letting it keep her down! She’s scored her own reality show. [Uptown Magazine]
Kristen Stewart was named the “least…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 20, 2013

Mommie Dearest: Reality TV Producers Have Come Knocking At My Door

I recently received an email from a talent agent who is working with a production company specializing in reality television. This particular company, which has produced a number of popular (and apparently award-winning) reality shows, is looking to turn their lens on families. They reached out to me as a potential subject.

The…

Avital Norman Nathman / February 19, 2013

“Blind Gate” Is The Live Airport Dating Show I’ve Been Waiting For All My Life

UK TV and cruising for dates at the airport? Sounds like a perfect match to me. On Valentine’s Day, Air New Zealand hosted a live airport dating show at London Heathrow Airport. In “Blind Gate,” singles competed to win a romantic weekend in Los Angeles via Air New Zealand’s Cuddle Class Economy Skycouch seats. I…

Ami Angelowicz / February 18, 2013

Howard University Med Students Petition Bravo To Cancel “Married To Medicine”

Med students from Howard University College Of Medicine started a Change.org petition to urge Bravo to cancel a new reality show, “Married To Medicine.” The reality TV program set to debut on March 24 portrays the ups-and-downs for black women doctors and doctors’ wives/socialites in Atlanta.

Jessica Wakeman / February 14, 2013

Chart: The Most Evil Sidekicks On Your Favorite Reality TV Shows

They’re “not here to make friends,” and they’ll probably throw you “under the bus,” but these ancillary characters on some of our favorite reality TV shows serve a vital purpose: They are the pot-stirrers and trouble makers, the assholes that help incite fights and cause trouble. And like a moth to a reality TV flame,…

Julie Gerstein / February 7, 2013

Watch Kourtney Kardashian Squirt Breast Milk On Kim’s Psoriasis!

There must be a subgenre of porn for this right? On last night’s episode of “Kourtney & Kim Take Miami,” Kim took to the interwebs to find a remedy for her psoriasis. (Does Kanye know she has psoriasis? I thought he insisted on her being flawless?) Turns out, applying breast milk to the skin i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 28, 2013

“The Bachelor” Recap: A Record Is Broken, Someone Takes A Tumble & Sean Is Basically The Best “Bachelor” Ever

Has there ever been a more perfectly blonde and tan example of why you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover? I admit, I came into this season of “The Bachelor” knowing little about Sean Lowe, but was pretty dismissive of him based on the fact that he’s such an Aryan Ken Doll. I assumed…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 22, 2013

The End Of Brooklyn: Reality Show Producers Casting For A “Real-Life ‘Girls'”

Attempting to wrest their laurels on the “Girls” juggernaut, a bunch of reality TV producers have come up with the hideous/genius idea of casting a “real-life” version of the hit HBO show. Reads the producer’s Craigslist pitch:
Ever feel like life in the big frantic city is just too much? Are you a twenty-something…

Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

“The Bachelor” Recap: The Claws Start To Come Out & Racial Diversity Is Actually Discussed

Dare I say it? I’m actually starting to seriously like and actually crush on Bachelor Bronze and it’s not just because if I close my eyes he sounds like Channing Tatum! I honestly think Sean may be, as Chris Harrison would say, the most sincere “Bachelor” in the history of the show, but also, gulp, the most openminded. I’m…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 15, 2013

10 New Completely Ridiculous Reality TV Series

Reality TV is notorious for exploiting people’s prejudices. Whether that be cultural stereotypes about people of color, teenagers, people who live in certain parts of the countries or women – reality TV loves to sink to the lowest of the lows. Unfortunately, watching them is just about everyone’s guilty pleasure (including my own). The more…

College Candy / January 9, 2013

Meet The Cast Of “The Joe Schmo Show”!

We’re suckers for a reality show, as you may have noticed, and it doesn’t take much convincing to get us to clear space in our DVR schedule for a new one. This time around, we’ve saved a coveted spot for Spike’s “The Joe Schmo Show,” about an unsuspecting regular dude who’s been put in a…

The Frisky / January 8, 2013
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