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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 step above hoarders in that the insane amount of clutter they’re living in is new crap rather than old, decaying crap. Ahhh, but there is already a scandal with this new show. J’aime Kirlew, who was shown on the series buying 70 newspapers in order to procure 70 copies of a coupon that made mustard 39 cents a jar in addition to other over-the-top penny pinching behavior, has been accused of coupon fraud. Keep reading »

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? “My Strange Addiction” has put out a casting call on Craig’s List to find a Never Nude who wants to tell their story. Keep reading »

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 and doing erotic photo shoots together. And she never disagrees with him. The therapist gives his astute analysis — Davecat is lonely. Ya think? Oh, and there’s also a severe scab picker featured on the episode. This series just keeps getting more and more enthralling. [ONTD] Keep reading »

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 over the ridiculousness of watching Lauren read Water for Elephants as Kira, I understood that using her “fursona” to hide from the world is not much different than using drugs, alcohol, or eating couch cushion (WTF, by the way) to avoid reality. I think what’s interesting about this show is how addictions are manifesting in our society in such unusual ways. While the underlying issues remain the same — low self-esteem, poor emotional coping mechanisms, unresolved trauma — the presenting symptoms have gotten way more creative. Were people this troubled back in the day or is this what modern life has done to us? Keep reading »

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 only had Haggard paid him for sex, but that he had bought and done crystal meth. Let’s just say that Haggard’s days at the New Life Church were numbered from there. So I am pretty pumped to see that TLC is airing a special that’s basically “Ted Haggard: How Haggard Is He Now?” Keep reading »

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 face does not count.

And don’t forget to tell us what your strange addictions are. We won’t judge. Keep reading »

“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] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 they are preggers with baby numero dos.
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“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 an episode where the Palins go on a camping trip with Kate “Plus 8″ Gosselin. I can’t wait! [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

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