Posts tagged "tlc"

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 nude, right?

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…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 21, 2011

Ted Haggard Coming To A Television Near You

In 2006, Ted Haggard was one of the most powerful ministers in the United States—he was the head of the enormous New Life Church in Colorado and the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, which boasted 30 million members. And then, in a major sex scandal, a male prostitute outed Haggard, saying that not…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 7, 2011

Do You Have A Strange Addiction?

We are super excited about the new TLC show “My Strange Addiction.” I mean, a woman addicted to eating toilet paper? Sure. And it got us thinking: Do WE have any strange addictions that we’re not admitting? After the jump, Frisky staffers reveal their strange addictions. And no, being addicted to staring at Ryan Gosling’s

By: Julie Gerstein / December 23, 2010

“My Strange Addiction” Is … Really Strange

My friend Rose has a saying: “You like what you like.” It means: don’t beat yourself up for what you’re into. But what if what you like is eating toilet paper? Or sucking down laundry detergent? This new show on TLC, “My Strange Addiction,” chronicles just that. Maybe we should reconsider Rose’s words. [Warming Glow]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 20, 2010

Old-School Wednesdays: TLC’s On The “Creep”

Your man’s not giving you what you need? Throw on some way over-sized silk pajamas and get yours. At least, that’s what Chilli, T-Boz, and Left Eye recommend. [YouTube]…

By: Julie Gerstein / November 24, 2010

The Duggars’ Oldest Son On Track To Surpass His Parents’ Brood Size

On TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar put Kate Gosselin and OctoMom to shame. And now it looks like the Duggars’ oldest son, Josh, is following in their power-breeding footsteps. Both he and his wife, Anna, are 22. They had their first baby 13 months ago—a little girl named Mackynzie—and now…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 11, 2010

“Sarah Palin’s Alaska” Is On The Way!

Get your moose hunting gear ready! The date is set. “Sarah Palin’s Alaska,” the reality show which features the former governor and her clan, is set to debut on November 14 on TLC. Um, aside from the obvious reason that it will be amazing, it has been confirmed that we will get to see a…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 8, 2010

Michelle Duggar Of “19 Kids And Counting” Wins Mother Of The Year Award

Oh, dear. TLC’s resident brood sow “19 Kids and Counting” star Michelle Duggar has received a “Mother of the Year Award.” Perhaps she is a fine mother to her children, but she is most famous for having many of them — which is not in-and-of-itself a marker of good parenthood at all. It’s silly to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 14, 2010

Quotable: Chilli Says “To Hell” With Cheaters!

“I’ll just say this: it wasn’t that I just experienced cheating with Usher because he and I never discussed that in detail. That wasn’t the first time I experienced cheating in a relationship. I’ve never cheated but I don’t know any woman on this planet who hasn’t experienced something like that, whether it’s cheating during…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2010

An Ode To Mermaid Girl: TLC Airs The Final Chapter

“Some people are the same and some people are different,” said Shiloh Pepin, aka Mermaid Girl, who was different, alright. She said a lot of profound things for a little girl with a flipper. I have been following Shiloh’s story for the last two years as a series of TLC documentaries captured her swimming…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 14, 2009

TLC Looking To Sue The Ed Hardy Pants Off Jon Gosselin

How, how, have Jon and Kate Gosselin managed to milk a disintegrating marriage into months worth of drama that just won’t leave us alone? The latest in the debacle: TLC is suing Jon, saying that he’s used his concerns over his kidlets to wiggle out of his contract with the network. Their version of the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 19, 2009

TLC To Perform For The First Time In Seven Years

Don’t go chasing waterfalls. Instead, make sure to get tickets (or at least set up your DVR) to Justin Timberlake’s Shriners Hospital for Children benefit concert in Las Vegas on October 17, where TLC will be giving their first live performance in seven years. In 2002, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was killed in a car…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 26, 2009

“Police Women of Broward County” Promises To Be The New “Cops”

“Bad girls, bad girls, whatchoo gonna do? Whatchoo gonna do when they come for you?” Or, more importantly, what you are going to do when the “Police Women of Broward County” come for you? A new reality TV show from TLC, this 10-part documentary series set in Broward County, Florida, reveals life o…

By: Susannah Breslin / July 28, 2009

VH1 Gets Spicy

VH1 must be starting to think it’s the Spice network, because two of their just-picked-up shows star well-seasoned hip-hop veterans. Sandra Denton (you know her as Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa) and Rozanda Thomas (a.k.a Chilli from TLC) are each getting their own reality shows where they try to find the man of their dreams, a la…

By: Justine Fields / June 30, 2009

The 16-Year-Old Girl Who Is Still A Baby

Turns out, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” might not have had the most ridiculous plot ever. One 16-year-old girl, who will be the focus of a TLC documentary airing in August, hasn’t aged since toddlerhood. She has three sisters ages 22, 19 and 13 who all grew up perfectly normal. But Brooke Greenberg i…

By: Justine Fields / June 24, 2009

What We Think Jon And Kate’s Announcement Will Be

By now, you’ve probably seen the promo for tonight’s “special episode” of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ approximately 98 times. If you’re one who likes to jump to conclusions, you’re probably assuming that the big announcement the commercial teases is that Jon and Kate are getting divorced. But I’m not so convinced—they’ll probably drag out…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / June 22, 2009