Posts tagged "tlc"

9 Strange Celebrity Addictions

TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” is everything I could have longed for in a show and more. I am like a kid in a candy store grappling with toilet paper consumers, rock eaters, compulsive nail growers, and even pee drinkers. OK, so the pee drinking episode was really hard to watch. But most of the other…

By: Ami Angelowicz / April 25, 2012

About That Adult Baby On TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession”

Last night, TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession” took us inside Stanley’s world. It’s a world of diapers, baby powder, onsies, pacifiers and bottles. The 31-year-old is proud to to call himself an adult baby for the last 18 years. He gets satisfaction from acting like a toddler up to eight hours a day and says, “It’…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 22, 2012

The Real March Madness: Toenail Grower Vs. Pee Drinker

First, there is Ayanna, who is addicted to growing out her toenails. She looooooves her toenails so much, and has gotten them to crazy lengths. Beyond crazy lengths. But the kicker? Her toenails are only part of the problem. She’s got redonkulously long fingernails, too, that cascade down and curl around. How does this woma…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 22, 2012

How To Spoil Your Cabbage Patch Kids Rotten: Courtesy Of TLC’s “My Crazy Obsession”

TLC just took its bizarre reality programming to the next level with “My Crazy Obsession,” which premieres next Wednesday. Straight out of the gate, we’ll meet Pat and Joe Prosey who are obsessed with spoiling their Cabbage Patch Kids rotten. How does one spoil a doll you ask? Here’s how: They build elaborate amusement park…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 29, 2012

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 that.

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 drain guy? Or the…

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. I believe…

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…

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 reality…

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 ha…

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 posed…

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…

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