Posts tagged "tlc"

A Moth Ball Sniffer Is Coming To “My Strange Addiction”

We made our predictions for this season of TLC's "My Strange Addiction." We expected a toenail collector (apparently there is going to be a toenail addict this season) or a vinegar drinker (also, a woman who likes to smell Pine Cleaner ... that's close), but a moth ball snorter? No, we did not anticipate…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2012

Fun & Games: The “My Strange Addiction” Bingo Card

The new season of TLC's "My Strange Addiction" is about to start, and while we've already been tipped off that this round will feature a woman who is addicted to eating cat food, we can't imagine what other weird people with odd habits the show's dug up. Remember Amelia's boyfriend, hair…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 26, 2012

It’s A “Toddlers & Tiaras” Miracle: MaKenzie Is Back Tonight!

Alana? Alana who? MaKenzie is coming back to "Toddlers & Tiaras," Honey Boo Boo Child! Yay! Her Ni-Ni is gone, but she has a new flipper, a kitten named Prince and so many fans that her name is Tweeting on Twitter. Her ego must be the size of Alana's mother's double chin. I look forward…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 11, 2012

Introducing Alana, Our New “Toddlers & Tiaras” Muse

Miracles happen when you mate extreme couponing with children's beauty pageants. From the inner sanctum of a paper towel hoard in McIntyre, Georgia, emerges our latest "Toddlers & Tiaras" muse, Alana. Part drag queen, part Southern diva, this child knows what the pageants are all about -- the Benjamins, Honey Boo Boo Child! She'll holler…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 5, 2012

“Extreme Couponing All-Stars” Takes Savings To The Next Level

Add a time clock and some friendly competition to TLC's "Extreme Couponing" and you've got "Extreme Couponing All-Stars," which premieres on December 27. It's kind of like what "Supermarket Sweep" always should have been. The best extreme couponers compete for the title of America's Biggest Super Saver. This clip features contender Faatima who experience a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 22, 2011

After Lowe’s Bails, Russell Simmons Steps In To Save Muslim Show

After conservative groups complained, home supplies company Lowe's pulled its commercial support of a new TLC program called "All-American Muslim." And just a day later, music mogul Russell Simmons stepped in and purchased the advertising space necessary to keep the show on the air.
By: Julie Gerstein / December 13, 2011

Meet Three Virgin Roommates On “The Virgin Diaries”

If the world's most awkward kiss wasn't enough to garner your interest in TLC's "The Virgin Diaries," how about three virgin roommates pushing 30? Actually, two virgins and one "reclaimed virgin." Tamara, 29, has had sex with all seven of her previous boyfriends, though has abstained from sex in the last couple of years.
By: Stefanie Blejec / December 2, 2011

TLC’s T-Boz & Other Celebs Who Blew Their Fortunes

Say it ain't so! TLC member T-Boz, one of the ladies who just a few years ago sang about wanting "No Scrubs," filed for bankruptcy today. T-Boz -- real name Tionne Watkins -- owes more than $768,000 to creditors, most of which is related to her $1.2 million home. Ms. Boz does have money coming…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 28, 2011

“Big Sexy,” TLC’s New Reality Show About Plus-Size Women In NYC

Rarely is there a reality show whose "stars" don't make me stabby. (Or who look like they're going to stab me, in the case of "Mob Wives.") But the chicks on TLC's "Big Sexy" actually seem like people who would be my friends in real life: funky, funny, and down-to-earth. The show, which…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 29, 2011

“My Strange Addiction” Tops Itself, Seriously

My strange addiction is that I'm addicted to "My Strange Addiction." Each week I promise myself it will be my last time writing about it. And then I see a new episode and the cycle starts all over again. The surge of adrenaline, the utter disbelief, the running to my laptop to blog about…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 9, 2011

Sarah Palin’s Hair Salon Is The Subject Of A New Reality TV Series

Whatever you think of Sarah Palin's politics and penchant for moose hunting, there is one thing that's hard to deny about the woman: she has really nice hair. Apparently, she gets her updos done at the Beehive, a small salon in Wasilla, Alaska. And now, the salon will be the subject of a two-part…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 4, 2011

“My Strange Addiction” Presents A Pillow Addict

  This week on "My Strange Addiction," we met 33-year-old Tamara and her pillow Boo. This pair has history. They've been together since 1982, when she found him at an antique shop, but their connection deepened when she leaned on Boo (literally) as a coping mechanism after being molested. Even though Boo has never…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2011

“Crazy About Pippa”: Pippa Middleton And Her Butt To Get Their Own TLC Special

Is Pippa Middleton interesting enough to warrant her own hour-long TLC special? Someone thinks so! "Crazy About Pippa" will air August 9th at 9 p.m. (EST) and will dish about all fascinating things Pippa-related: her famous sister, her famous sister, her famous sister, and oh yeah, her butt. Pippa is well-dressed, rich, pretty, and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2011

Eden Wood, Age 6, Retires From Pageant Circuit

Most of us were busy solidifying our personalities when we were six, not solidifying our plans for retirement from pageantry. At age six, "Toddlers and Tiaras'" Eden Wood has eclipsed spray tans and flippers. The little diva feels that her 300 wins on the circuit are enough to launch her into superstardom. She'…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

“Freaky Eaters” Brings Us A Woman Who Eats 40 Ice Cream Bars A Day

  For the most part, TLC's "Freaky Eaters" hasn't lived up to the bizarre bar set by the toilet paper munching woman of "My Strange Addiction." But Sunday night's episode (sorry, behind on my DVRing) brought us Kimberly, a 50-year-old woman who is addicted to ice cream bars. Kimberly eats about 40 a day…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 29, 2011

New Favorite TV Show: “Say Yes To The Dress Big Bliss”

This weekend, I had a bookcase to assemble. So I turned on the television hoping to find something fun and mindless to watch while I tried to decipher Ikea assembly instructions. I am normally very anti-wedding shows—I don't like how they play into the fairytale of weddings and put all the focus on spending…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 6, 2011

An “Extreme Couponing” Scandal

TLC's new hit show isn't about a family with a whole lot of kids. Nope, it's about: coupon clippers. But not just any coupon clippers—obsessive couponers who save hundreds of dollars in a single trip to the grocery store … but then live their lives among their collected non-perishables. Which makes them just a…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / April 15, 2011

Calling All Never Nudes

We've seen a couch eater, a toilet paper muncher, a kitchen cleanser licker, and a scab sucker so far on this season of "My Strange Addiction." But TLC is going bigger and better next season. Tobias Funke from "Arrested Development" can't be the only person in the world who refuses to get completely…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 3, 2011

Man Has Mannequin Wife On “My Strange Addiction”

Just the other day, I learned more about the unusual sexual practice, agalmatophilia, otherwise known as mannequin love. Then lo and behold, I got to see it in action on this week's episode of "My Strange Addiction." Thirty-seven-year-old Davecat let the world see his relationship with his synthetic wife, Sidore. They enjoy having sex…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 28, 2011

Inside The Mind Of A Furry

This week on my new favorite show, "My Strange Addiction," we met Lauren, a college student addicted to her furry lifestyle. Her "fursona" Kira, a white and hot pink-striped fox, is the expression of her more outgoing side. This actually shed some light on the furry movement, which previously confounded me. Once I got…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2011