It’s been way too long since we’ve seen a good table flip on TV. So thank goodness that “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” will be back in May. And shocker, the second season seems to be all about hating on Danielle Staub and her new face. “To the end of Danielle. I hope she goes back where she came from — hell!” says Teresa, in a toast, no less. And, wait, is that Teresa running after Danielle to kick her butt? Oh, the drama. Keep reading »
“Fly Girls,” the new CW reality show that follows a group of flight attendants, premiered last night, and boy was it a doozy. “The Hills” and “Real Houswives” feel scripted, but this show takes “reality” to another level of fake. The first episode did, however, introduce us to a new acronym, IFB, which stands for “in-flight boyfriend.” I think even non-flight attendants can relate to daydreaming about a fellow passenger to pass the flying time. Keep reading »
While attempting to tighten a cap on a jar of oil on “Good Morning America,” chef Jamie Oliver loses his grip, spills some oil, and sends the cap flying. Oliver feigns embarrassment, then find out what happens next! Watch it … Keep reading »
My fascination with “The City” ebbs and flows, but for some intangible reason, I always drift back into it. Maybe it has something to do with the facts that Olivia Palermo fascinates me (she kinda reminds me of Fallon from “Dynasty”), it’s always interesting to see the behind-the-scenes at Elle
— Joe Zee is so charismatic! — and when Kelly Cutrone shows up, the thin story line gains some edge. Mostly, it’s one of those fashion reality shows that works
, despite its flaws. Season Two doesn’t begin until Apr. 27, but I’m jammin’ on this preview. Looks like I’m in for a few more episodes. [MTV
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Since we met Patti Stanger a mere two years ago, we’ve fallen in love with Bravo’s “The Millionaire Matchmaker.” We don’t always agree with the advice she doles out Tuesdays at 9 p.m., but her brutal honesty is irresistible — even if it requires her to say some harsh words about a girl’s hair, or give an overly confident dude a dose of reality. As Patti’s business has grown, so has her staff. Destin Pfaff started off as the office manager of the Millionaire’s Club (a job he found on Craigslist), but he’s moved on to bigger and better things. Not only is Destin now the COO of the company, but he’s also the most successful male matchmaker Patti’s ever had.
And now’s your chance to ask Destin anything. Do you want love advice? Are you curious about the man himself? Tell us what you’d like us to ask Destin, and we’ll pick our three favorite questions for him to answer. Keep reading »
As those of us longtime fans of “Saturday Night Live” know, turning a five-minute skit into a two-hour movie can be either the best idea ever or the worst. Really, there doesn’t seem to be much middle ground when it comes to “SNL” films. Next month, “MacGruber,” the latest of the “SNL” flicks, hits theaters. In case you missed the skit on the small screen, Will Forte plays MacGruber—a spoof of the ’80s TV detective MacGyver. The film, based on some kind of far-fetched nuclear weapons plot, will also star Ryan Phillippe as his sidekick, Kristin Wiig as his love interest, and Val Kilmer as the villain. I must admit I’m a wee bit nervous. Is this film really a good idea? [Moviefone]
To help you judge, after the jump we acknowledge the “SNL” movies that were true hits. And some miserable misses. Keep reading »
Last night’s episode of “Lost” was, well, dope on a rope. The 9th episode of the 18 in this final season, it’s the halfway point—where writers had to give us some serious info. And boy did they deliver. Since some of you no doubt have the episode waiting on your DVR at home, I won’t spoil it here. But after the jump, my thoughts after watching the episode. Keep reading »
Those of us who got a kick out of John Waters’ “Hairspray” remake have been wondering just what breakout star Nikki Blonsky is up to. The good news? She’s been cast as the lead in a series on the ABC Family channel that will premiere in June. The bad news (I think)? The show is called “Huge” and takes place at the fictional Wellness Canyon, a weight-loss camp for teens.
Geez Louise, why does the plus-size actress have to be on a show about fat camp? Keep reading »
A New York 18-year-old named Alicia Guastafarro is suing “Wife Swap” for $100 million smackers, claiming that the show ruined her life. Alicia was a former Little Miss Buffalo and says that the show intentionally manipulated reality to make her look like an uber-brat. She claims that many scenes in the show were scripted—for example, she was asked to repeat the line “I am the most popular girl in school” over and over, and was instructed to angrily give her cereal back to her stand-in mama because it wasn’t up to her standards. The show aired three years ago, and Alicia claims that afterward, she was the victim of “incessant verbal and physical assaults from her peers” and had to finish high school in a solo program. The suit claims, “For their own profit, defendants purposefully, intentionally and knowingly caused severe emotional and psychological harm to a fragile 15-year-old.” Sure, the producers on the show acted icks, but what else is new? It is ridiculous in this day and age that anyone thinks reality TV is really real. And, really, you think there was $100 million worth of damages here? Besides, maybe she should sue her parents instead — after all, they’re the one who decided to put her through this mess. Our recommendation to Alicia is to go to college—no one will remember her there or care that she appeared on “Wife Swap” three years ago. And beware of signing up for reality TV in the future. [NY Post]
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