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The Boob Tube: Must-See TV For The Week Of October 18, 2010

We’re several weeks into the fall television season, and there are fresh episodes of all our favorite new dramas. But I would like to declare this the official Week of Reality Television. Why? Because the shows I’m most looking forward to all fit into the unscripted category. Although, I guess that opens us up to a debate about how real reality television really is? Anyhoo, after the jump, Patti Stanger takes Manhattan, the “Jersey Shore” crew heads to the Everglades, and Bret Michaels and Vanilla Ice both get brand-new shows.
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Quick! Where Does Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Keep All The Whiskey?

A “Mad Men” fan with far too much time on his/her hands has used FloorPlanner.com to lay out the hallowed offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. I am glad to know the whiskey reserves are plentiful in case Topaz pantyhose pulls their business. But I spot one egregious oversight: Miss Blankenship/Megan‘s desk! [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

“The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being TV writers.”

— Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” creator, defending Better Draper’s parenting skills. It’s unclear whether the “we” in “we’re all here because of women like that,” refers to writers, TV writers, entertainers, or, literally, everyone. I’ll speak for myself and say I am not here — as a person, a woman, a wife, or a writer — because of a woman like Betty Draper. My mother, like everyone else, isn’t without her flaws, but if she raised me the way Betty is raising her children, I think the only place I’d be right now is in serious psychotherapy. Weiner went on to say, “People must see a lot in themselves, or they wouldn’t be reacting so strongly [to Betty]. I guarantee one thing: If she weren’t so good-looking, they wouldn’t have a problem.” Uh, it’s not her beauty that’s disarming people. Keep reading »

Mother Of A Teenage Sex Addict Is Suing Tyra Banks


Tyra Banks was not “smeyesing” when she heard about a possible lawsuit headed her way. Beverly McClendon, mother of self-proclaimed teen sex addict Jewel Ciera Washington has filed a complaint that “The Tyra Show” broke Georgia state labor laws by neglecting to notify her of her 15-year-old daughter Jewel’s appearance on the show. Keep reading »

In Defense Of “Mad Men”‘s Megan

Well, it wasn’t the fairytale ending many “Mad Men” viewers hoped for. But it was a fairytale ending for one character in particular — Megan, Don Draper‘s secretary and soon-to-be … well, let’s not spoil it for those of you who might have missed the episode. Spoilers after the jump! Keep reading »

Which “Real Housewives Of Atlanta” Star Is Back On The Dating Scene?

If you think you know which housewife on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is back on the dating scene, think again. Find out who it is! Read more Keep reading »

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