We’re all a little bit crazy. I know I am. After battling a bout of depression in my teens, going through therapy in my 20s, and ultimately becoming a happy, more well-adjusted person, I decided to get my masters in psychology. Why? Because people are endlessly fascinating and complex. So I get a little too excited watching shows like “Intervention,” “Obsessed,” and “Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew.” Sometimes my friends make fun of me, pointing out that I am the one who is “addicted” or “obsessed” with these shows. Laugh all you want, but I don’t watch because I get off on other people’s problems. I just think it’s important to have empathy for what other people are going through. I watch to be a better person, darn it. And that’s why I am so psyched that VH1 has created a new reality series that follows people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Keep reading »
Over at Nerve.com, Steve Almond takes on VH1′s “Rock of Love” and asserts the latest installment in the reality TV series, “Rock of Love Bus,” is, basically, pornography. According to Almond, the show is “eerily like a porn film,” absent, he says, feeling or intimacy, while everyone stands around groping and tonguing each other, nevertheless, and totally misogynist. But is “Rock of Love” misogynist — or reality? Keep reading »
Is “Rock of Love: Charm School” winner Brandi M., a.k.a. Brandi Mahon, dating a pornographer? After scoring $100,000 on the second season of VH1′s “Charm School,” hosted by Sharon Osbourne, Brandi’s porn star past was exposed. Now, it appears the charm school grad may be slipping back into the X-rated business by dating Jason Green, the co-owner of Paradise Visuals, an adult production company based in Las Vegas, where Mahon lives. Keep reading »
This just in…VH1 is paying has-beens major money to create and produce more lame and overdone reality TV. Former TV icon Scott Baio and former child star Jason Hervey have created “Confessions of a Teen Idol,” which will give “heartthrobs” from the ’80s and ’90s another chance at fame. The show, which premieres this Sunday, Jan. 4, will function as a support group for the all male cast comprised of Christopher Atkins (“The Blue Lagoon”), David Chokachi (“Baywatch”), Billy Hufsey (“Fame”), Jeremy Jackson (“Baywatch”), Eric Nies (“The Real World” and “The Grind”), Jamie Walters (“Beverly Hills 90210″), and Adrian Zmed (“TJ Hooker,” “Grease 2″). According to VH1, each hour-long episode will provide a “rare, never-before-seen look at fame and its consequences as the guys live together.” However, there really isn’t anything rare about this show. Keep reading »
You may remember Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas from her days as one-third of the Grammy Award-winning group TLC. We haven’t heard much from Chilli since the group fizzled after the death of member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Now we’ve caught wind of a VH1 casting call for “Atlanta’s hottest men to compete for a chance at romancing Chilli.” Seriously, is the dating scene in Atlanta that pitiful that Chilli has to humiliate herself on reality TV? More after the jump. Keep reading »
A bunch of boys are getting ready for a drag race. But these guys aren’t into cars — they like lipstick and can apply it better than any born woman. The Logo network is currently casting for RuPaul’s Drag Race, a new reality show competition to crown America’s Top Drag Queen. While we’d take any reason to get the diva supermodel back on the boob tube, this sounds like a fierce excuse for a show! So far, you can you can check out submission videos and vote for which tranny you think deserves a chance at the tiara. As for Miss Ru, you’ll have to wait until the show airs sometime next year, but we’ll leave you with some vintage love. Work it girl! [Towleroad.com]
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Funerals, talking to a member of the clergy, bumping into your ex and his new girlfriend — these are all really uncomfortable situations. But nothing gives me more heebee-jeebees than the thought of having to snuggle strangers at a Cuddle Party. Until an episode of Scott Baio is 45…and Single (see above), I had never heard of such a nightmare, er, event. Apparently it’s a group of people, who don’t know each other, dressed in pa-jam-jam’s that bond and then eventually embrace for an extended period of time. Yuck! It’s not supposed to be sexy and I can guarantee, after looking around at the peeps in a Hallmark card store, that it definitely isn’t. However, like skinny jeans, this uncomfortable trend is becoming popular across America according to a CBS News Report. I don’t want to judge the hug, it has its place — a firm hello for friends and family, a little bid of support for someone sad, etc — but it usually takes me naked, in your bed, to get a full spoon on. Yet somehow, without the aid of booze, people are still into the idea of holding on to hippies they’ve only just met. I’ve never felt so alone in all my life. Don’t touch me! Keep reading »
After being spit on by Pumpkin, left by Tango, and dissed by Flava Flav not once, but twice, all on national television, we were really rooting for Tiffany Pollard aka New York to find a sweet lovinâ€™ man who liked reality shows and fake boobs. On season two of Vh1′s I Love New York, we thought she had finally found the perfect fit in her man Taylor Made. The Mamaâ€™s Boy lavished her with presents, submitted to her whims, and took beating after beating from his top competitor Buddha just to stay in the game. The poor guy had been whipped in every way possible.
At the reunion show, they seemed so in love and had made plans to be married. But according to Page Six, the pair was just spotted having a heated argument at the opening of the Chelsea club Suzie Wongâ€™s in New York City. After they screamed louder than Sister Patterson in church, the couple was caught head-butting each other on the street. (Fingers crossed Tiffany also put some protective silicone in her forehead and is A-Ok.) We all know itâ€™s hard to find a good man, especially one that can handle a mother-in-law like the overbearing she-devil Sister Patterson. But we hope, after recovering from the Taylor Made concussion, Tiffany will feel up to I Love New York Season 3.
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I’ve had a crush on Dr. Drew Pinsky since I was in high school, growing up in San Diego, where I would have to angle my radio antenna very carefully in order to catch the LA-based radio show Loveline, where Dr. Drew was one of the hosts. The show eventually went on to major success (it’s now heard all over the US) and a short-lived TV show on MTV, but at the time it was just a cult radio show on KROCK in LA. My beloved doctor has gone so mainstream that he’s been profiled in the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, talking about his disgustingly fascinating new show on VH1 Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew. So, what really gets my blood going for the forty-something savior of drug addicts, is that he honestly seems to really care. Oh, and he has that totally gorgeous face surrounded by oh so sexy salt and pepper hair. I would totally develop a drug addiction just so I could go to rehab and hang out with this man. Keep reading »
Porn star, Presidential candidate, and Celebrity Rehab star Mary Carey is auctioning off her old breast implants on eBay calling them “The best stocking stuffer of all time!” Clearly she’s never seen the Christmas beer coozey our grandma knitted for us in 1995. In any case, this for sale silicone isn’t just for fun and games — a portion of the winning bid (currently at $510) will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Now those are some plastic titties we’d pay for! [eBay] Keep reading »