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  • Reality show strands Democrat and Republican senators on island

    09/11/2014 3:05:57 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    EW.com ^ | September 11, 2014
    This is real: Discovery Channel is stranding Republican and Democratic U.S. senators on a deserted island and filming what happens. In an aisle-crossing new reality series titled Rival Survival, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) must put their political differences aside and work together for six days and six nights in an harsh isolated environment
  • Controversial British model plans abortion so she can star on 'Big Brother'

    04/21/2014 11:34:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    NY daily news ^ | David Harding
    23-year-old Josie Cunningham said producers of the UK version ‘suddenly turned cold’ when they found out she was pregnant — either by a soccer player or one of her clients, as she works as a call girl. Figuring that was preventing her from becoming famous, the 18-weeks-pregnant Cunningham plans to have an abortion this week before once again trying to get on the show. A wannabe celebrity plans to have an abortion just so she can appear on a reality television program. Josie Cunningham, who got pregnant either working as a prostitute or through having sex with a soccer player,...
  • Husband of MTV Star Found Out His Child Was Aborted From a TV Commercial

    01/21/2014 2:36:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    As LifeNews reported earlier this month, MTV is filming one of its reality show stars having an abortion. Teen Mom 2′s trouble-plagued star Jenelle Evans got pregnant and had an abortion. However, her husband had no idea she was pregnant or aborted his baby — until he found out from commercials for the show. From TruthRevolt: jenelleevans2The husband of the child, Courtland Rogers, recently released from jail where he served on drug charges, found out about the abortion of his child from a commercial for the the show. As reported by the Mirror, Rogers told RadarOnline.com: “Nobody told me anything...
  • After Cancellation of Reality Show, Meghan McCain to Host News Talk Show

    01/14/2014 6:57:52 PM PST · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-12-14 | Warner Todd Huston
    After only one short season, Senator John McCain's daughter Meghan saw the cancellation of her reality show, Raising McCain. However, on the heels of that cancellation, the Pivot Network has now announced that McCain will host a midnight political talk show. McCain's reality show debuted in September but apparently is already done. Despite the personal appeal of its star to liberals, Raising McCain was widely panned by reviewers. In fact, it was mocked outright. The show was said to be plumbing "new depths of irritation" and was a "caricature of youth political engagement." One reviewer even pointedly said that the...
  • Yet Another So-Called Reality Show Mocks Christians

    10/27/2013 3:03:34 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 43 replies
    THE CHRISTIAN DIARIST ^ | OCTOBER 27, 2013 | JP
    First came “The Sisterhood,” a supposed Christian reality show, which debuted this past January on TLC network. It was advertised as “a candid look into the lives” of five Atlanta preachers’ wives who “aren’t your typical church ladies,” TLC teased. Indeed, these pastors’ wives were very much in touch with their sexuality, as they explored such topics as pornography and masturbation. They also “kept it real” when talking about getting high, with one of the wives telling her fellow “first ladies” about her crack smoking. And they burnished their “street cred” by getting tatted up. Then came “Preachers’ Daughters,” another...
  • (Vanity) Coolest new show on TV- Naked and Afraid

    07/31/2013 1:42:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 65 replies
    When I was channel surfing, I came across this show and it looked and sounded ridiculous. But once you give it a chance, it really draws you in. Contestants (1 named mand and 1 naked woman as a team) are dropped off in a remote and harsh location and are given nothing except 1 item which they can bring along. They must surviive using nothing but those items and their cunning for 21 days. Give it a chance. I am hooked.
  • America's biggest deadbeat dad with 22 kids by 14 women to get his own reality show

    07/24/2013 8:11:41 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 58 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2013
    A man who fathered 22 kids by 14 different women  - earning himself the title 'America's biggest deadbeat dad' - is to get his own reality TV show. It comes after unemployed Orlando Shaw, 33, was filmed boasting outside a Nashville courthouse following a child support hearing, 'the ladies don't like me, they love me.' The interview, recorded by Nashville’s NewsChannel, has since gone viral. It has been estimated that the state of Tennessee pays around $7,000 each month to help support Shaw’s children. He was filmed following a court hearing in which some of his former lovers - and...
  • Are Most ‘Preachers’ Daughters’ Hot-to-Trot Lolitas?

    03/12/2013 11:53:50 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 70 replies
    THE CHRISTIAN DIARIST ^ | MARCH 12, 2013 | JP
    So I was looking over the wife’s shoulder while she was watching “Project Runway” on Lifetime TV. During a commercial break, Lifetime aired a promo for a new show that debuts tonight. The promo begins with the familiar Aretha Franklin tune, “I Say a Little Prayer,” playing in the background. A young woman, looking like she works for some sort of escort service, is getting dressed. She oh-so-sexily applies her lipstick and mascara before teasingly stroking her hair. She surveys a rack of clothes before deciding upon a dress that looks very much like lingerie. She puts on a pair...
  • Filipino Cardinal Stirs Papal Talk With Rapid Rise

    03/07/2013 5:52:48 AM PST · by Biggirl · 30 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org/ ^ | March 7, 2013 | Jim Gomez
    IMUS, Philippines (AP) -- Asia's most prominent Roman Catholic leader knows how to reach the masses: He sings on stage, preaches on TV, brings churchgoers to laughter and tears with his homilies. And he's on Facebook.
  • Reality Show Proposal: OM WannaB (Cutting the Federal Budget)

    01/15/2013 1:20:48 PM PST · by PJ-Comix
    Self | January 14, 2013 | PJ-Comix
    Whenever the subject turns to the details of the federal budget, most citizens go into snooze mode. However, I have an idea for a reality show which in contrast to most reality shows which are either annoying (Kardashians) or laughable (Amish Mafia) would actually be performing a public service in terms of making the public aware of budget details as well as entertaining. Here is how the "OM WannaB" show would work. Four participants would be chosen from those who would want the power of the head of the Office of Management and Budget. Each of them would be given...
  • Exclusive: Allen West's upcoming reality show footage

    08/06/2012 6:19:49 AM PDT · by SmileRight · 3 replies
    BIZPACReview.com ^ | 8/6/2012 | Michele Kirk
    For many candidates, running for office may feel like a season of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV show where contestants build alliances and try to outwit, outplay and outlast one another for the big prize. But for South Florida’s own conservative firebrand, U.S. Rep. Allen West, the comparison is less academic than, well, reality. The Republican congressman stepped off the campaign trail for a brief moment recently to participate in a “Survivor”-like reality TV show filmed in Palm Beach County.
  • TV: Todd Palin to be on ‘Stars Earn Stripes’

    06/19/2012 8:36:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2012 | Lisa De Moraes
    Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd, is among those competing in NBC’s new reality series “Stars Earn Stripes,” the network revealed Tuesday. This is not entirely surprising, given that “SES” exec producer Mark Burnett also exec-produced Sarah’s TLC reality series “Sarah Palin’s Alaska.” And late last year, word around Hollywood was that Sarah and Burnett were pitching a reality series about Todd’s career as a championship snowmobile racer. Apparently, there were no takers. Maybe more surprising, retired Gen. Wesley Clark, the former supreme allied commander in Europe for NATO and a 2004 presidential candidate, is going to host the show with “Entertainment...
  • Bristol Palin is an Overcomer

    06/19/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 17 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 19, 2012 | JP
    I’m a Bristol Palin fan. I think the young Christian woman is a role model for teen-aged girls (and boys) who’ve overcome bad decisions in their lives. Bristol’s backstory will no doubt be familiar to most of those who tune in to her new reality show, “Life’s a Tripp,” which premiers tonight on Lifetime network. She became a single mom at 18 years old, the “highest-profile teen pregnancy of the year,” declared the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. That’s because, unlike the other 440,000 or so teen-age girls who gave birth in 2008, Bristol’s mother was not...
  • Sarah Palin Fails To Find Buyer For Latest TV Show

    12/13/2011 6:02:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 262 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 13, 2011 | Nick Allen
    Sarah Palin Fails To Find Buyer For Latest TV Show Sarah Palin has so far failed to find a buyer for her latest television show idea in a further sign that her star is on the wane. In the last few years Sarah Palin has made millions of dollars from two books and numerous public appearances By Nick Allen 13 Dec 2011 The former Republican vice presidential candidate's new proposed foray into reality TV would focus on her husband Todd's career as a champion snowmobile racer. It would be a follow up to "Sarah Palin's Alaska," an eight-part travelogue which...
  • Report: Palin shopping another reality show

    12/12/2011 3:26:43 PM PST · by maggief · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sarah Palin is interested in starring in a second reality TV series, according to a report Monday. The new series Palin and reality TV producer Mark Burnett are shopping to various networks would be focused on Palin’s husband Todd and his career as a championship snowmobile racer, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Breaking: New Herman Cain Accuser to Come Forward (CNN)

    11/28/2011 1:51:52 PM PST · by parksstp · 48 replies
    CNN Situation Room ^ | 2011-11-28 | CNN
    In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Herman Cain said a new accuser would be coming forward to accuse him of having a 13-year affair with him. No links yet as the story is currently breaking and details are still being released. Apparentally a Georgia TV station has the exclusive.
  • My mother didn't beat me - it was just a joke says Fergie as she backtracks on abuse claims

    07/31/2011 4:28:25 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:16 AM on 31st July 2011 | By Sharon Churcher
    Just two months ago, she accused her mother of horrific abuse in an emotional outpouring on American TV. Her late mother, Susan Barrantes, regularly beat her, the Duchess of York alleged during her reality show Finding Sarah. 'When she used to hit me because I didn't sit on my potty or wouldn't eat, a little vein would come up on the centre of my head near my red hair,' she said, adding that her mother called it the 'sign of the devil' and would shout, 'I'm going to beat that devil out!'
  • 'Police Women of Broward County' reality show targeted by public defender

    07/19/2011 8:54:48 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 16 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 19, 2011 | Linda Trischitta
    The reality TV show "Police Women of Broward County" is under fire again. Broward Public Defender Howard Finkelstein wants to know if there is any sort of incentive pay or benefits given to deputies who appear on TLC's Thursday night cable program that may taint testimony against his clients. He's demanding that the state attorney and county sheriff reveal the officers' confidential contracts. Spokesmen for the sheriff and state attorney say they don't have the contracts. The state attorney's office and the TV show's lawyer both say a judge should review the legal agreements for any possible conflict. "This is...
  • Woman Gets Smashed In Face By Watermelon, Video

    01/14/2011 9:11:58 PM PST · by OneVike · 26 replies
    In this video, you will see a woman who competed in the 17th season of the reality television show, "The Amazing Race", get smashed by a watermelon. "The Amazing Race" is a show that pits teams of two people against each other in a series of challenges that take place all over the world. The race takes the contestants on planes, balloons, helicopters, trucks, bicycles, taxicabs, rental cars, trains, buses, boats, and by foot as they attempt to beat the members of the other teams to "pit stops". All in an attempt win prizes and avoid the possibility of...
  • Palin Takes On PETA

    12/06/2010 5:06:45 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 66 replies · 1+ views
    National Review (the Corner) ^ | 12/5/2010 | Katrina Trinko
    Up tonight on TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska: the former governor is waging war on “anti-hunting hypocrisy.” “See how we fill our freezers and feed our families with home-grown tundra-roaming Alaskan wild game,” wrote Palin on Facebook. “And, PETA, please remember: Alaskans eat, therefore we hunt.” She also indicated that the episode would showcase the potential for oil drilling in Alaska’s Article National Wildlife Refuge. “You’ll also see us hunting at the edge of ANWR,” Palin promised, “where you can see the uninhabited lands that warehouse billions of barrels of American energy supplies underground just waiting for the political will to...
  • Abusive mom was leader of LDS children's organization, story on Dr. Phil (OPEN)

    11/20/2010 7:38:09 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 143 replies · 2+ views
    Abusive LDS stake primary president on Dr. Phil.    This video was VERY difficult for me to watch.   http://drphil.com/videos/?Url=/house/flv/9039_1.flv&background=header_drphil_video.jpg   This information was sent to me by someone who remembered her from a visit to a friend in her area and that she was a primary president at the time. Primary is the mormon childrens' organization. The father is a policeman.   The following link to her blog verifies her identity.    http://thebeagleybunch.blogspot.com/   The boy is adopted from Russia. There are six children in the home, one a special needs child. The 10 year old daughter took the video.  ...
  • ABC: Casting Call for Audience of Obama’s MTV Town Hall?

    10/08/2010 7:10:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 8, 2010 | Sunlen Miller
    When President Obama sits down for his MTV town hall this Thursday, the audience of young people who will ask him questions will have been gathered by a casting call. According to the casting call for the event from talent agency Backstage.com, first reported by National Review Online, the company requests applications for the event, asking what issues the person is “passionate about,” requiring a “short description of your political views,” and also asks for a recent photo.
  • VANITY: What name would you give to an Inter-Muslim relations "Reality Show"?

    09/09/2010 9:44:47 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 46 replies
    Self ^ | Self
    Bryan Nehman of "The Grandy Group" on 630 WMAL (Washington, DC) mentioned this morning that perhaps a reality show should be created in order to depict and get together the moderate Muslims alongside the more radical band and see how they "work out" their differences (much like 'Big Brother' or 'Biggest Loser', etc.) What should we name this hypothetical 'reality show'?
  • Utah polygamists star in new TV show

    08/06/2010 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Aug. 6, 2010 | Vince Horiuchi
    The makers of the hit television reality show “Jon & Kate Plus 8” are producing a new series that easily could be called “Kody & Meri & Janelle & Robyn Plus 15.” “Sister Wives,” a seven-episode series for the TLC network, is the first reality show that follows a polygamist family. Filmmakers are profiling Kody Brown and his three sister wives, a group of fundamentalist Mormons in Utah (the family does not want to reveal the city they live in). The show, which was introduced at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills Friday, premieres Sept. 26...
  • Abby Sunderland speaks out about the dramatic bid to save her life

    06/14/2010 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 54 replies · 1,074+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 06/14/2010 | Dan Wooding
    he 'born-again' American teenager who had been attempting to sail solo around the world defends herself against the critics of her young age INDIAN OCEAN - Sixteen-year-old American Abby Sunderland, a "born again" teenage girl attempting to sail solo around the world, was rescued on Saturday, June 12, 2010 in a remote spot of the Indian Ocean, bringing to a successful conclusion the dramatic bid to save her life. Abby, who is part of a Southern California Christian family, was picked up from her stricken vessel by a dinghy launched from the French fishing boat Ile de la Reunion.
  • US teen sailor leaves on flight home to California

    06/27/2010 8:02:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 216 replies · 1+ views
    FWIX | AP ^ | 6/27/10
    SAINT-DENIS, Reunion -- Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland is homeward bound - though her plane flight back to California isn't the homecoming she originally imagined when she set off in hopes of sailing around the world. About two weeks after her rescue at sea, Sunderland departed Sunday from the French island of Reunion, off the southeastern coast of Africa, en route to France, then on to California.
  • Broke Dad Put Abby Up for Sail

    06/14/2010 9:50:22 AM PDT · by Ron C. · 384 replies · 3,599+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2010
    Here's a dose of reality. The father of teen sailor Abby Sunderland told The NY Post that he's broke and had signed a contract to do a reality show, "Adventures in Sunderland," about his family of daredevil kids weeks after she set off on her doomed and dangerous solo sail around the globe.
  • Abby's Odyssey: In Defense of the Sunderlands (Should they be blamed for this dangerous adventure?)

    06/14/2010 6:58:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 171 replies · 1,069+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 06/13/2010 | Tim Gordon
    Abby Sunderland's recent adventure has everyone questioning teen safety. It all depends one how one defines it. Parents, where are your teenage daughters? They had better be "safe" at home watching the perverse antics of Disney role models like Miley Cyrus or Lindsay Lohan on TV. Perhaps they're "safe" at school, where they are being educated about the sexual revolution, and in some states, being ushered "safely" by administrators to a clinic where the abortion procedure will be administered with you parents none the wiser. At the very worst, one can rest assured that even if America's daughters have ventured...
  • Petition drive launched to support Palin's AK series

    04/22/2010 8:13:15 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 5 replies · 268+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/22/2010 | Fay
    The left is hard at work to derail Sarah Palin's Alaska a new documentary-style TV series from American Idol producer Mark Burnett. The left is organizing a letter writing campaign to the Discovery Channel urging the cable network to dump the show before it even airs...why? Palin Derangement Syndrome!
  • Sarah Palin is not getting a "Reality Show"

    03/24/2010 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 350+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 03/24/2010 | Stacy Drake
    That is not exactly a “reality show” now is it? A” travelogue” in the style of the Discovery Channel’s “Life” or “Planet Earth” is a little different than watching problem ridden B actors, on their last leg of stardom, self-destruct before a voyeuristic audience. I don’t watch much television but I did catch part of the new “Life” documentary on Discovery the other night. It was interesting and very well produced. Anyone that knows me will tell you that I wouldn’t waste my time watching reality TV or tabloid gossip shows. Documentaries are a much different variety of entertainment that...
  • Casting call for Global Scavenger Hunt

    12/27/2009 7:34:05 AM PST · by csvset · 3 replies · 305+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/27/2009
    Applications are due Jan. 9 for teams interested in participating in the sixth Global Scavenger Hunt. The "Amazing Race"-like competition takes 25 teams of two people each on an around-the-world adventure. Teams selected from the entries will not know which 10 countries they will be traveling to. The event starts April 9 somewhere on the West Coast and concludes May 1 somewhere on the East Coast. National Geographic has called the event "like 'Survivor', 'The Amazing Race' and the 'Eco-Challenge' all rolled into one, except with much more cultural interaction." Experiences include things such as swimming with baby elephants, learning...
  • Alexander Jenkins Charged With Murder of Ex-Wife Jasmine Fiore

    08/20/2009 10:25:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 569+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, August 21st 2009, | Nancy Dillon , Corky Siemaszko
    Murder charges were filed Thursday against a reality TV contestant whose model-ex wife was found strangled in a Dumpster. Now all cops have to do is find Ryan Alexander Jenkins, who has been on the lam since Saturday and is believed to have hot-footed it across the border into Canada. More details about the grisly murder of 26-year-old Jasmine Fiore were expected to be revealed later by prosecutors in Orange County, Calif., and by police in the city of Buena Park, where she was found. The developments came amid revelations that Jenkins beat up a former girlfriend in Calgary and...
  • Cowell's Shows Face Union Protests (Contestants of TV talent shows might have to be paid)

    08/20/2009 4:54:51 PM PDT · by paudio · 7 replies · 372+ views
    hollywood.com ^ | Aug 20, 2009
    The music mogul has made millions through his string of reality shows, which also include American Idol and America's Got Talent in the U.S But bosses at performers’ union Equity aren't happy about the lucrative profits - insisting the contestants who provide the entertainment deserve to be paid for their efforts Union executives have tabled a motion about the issue and if the idea pulls in enough support it could lead to a court battle against TV executives.
  • DAN RATHER VOWED TO LEAK BUSH GUARD DOCS TO NEW YORK TIMES -- IF CBS SPIKED

    10/07/2007 10:27:39 PM PDT · by kcvl · 35 replies · 3,778+ views
    NEW HOWARD KURTZ BOOK STIRS CONTROVERSY... DEVELOPING... WHITE HOUSE FROZE OUT COURIC FOR FIVE YEARS... PRESIDENT MISTAKENLY SHARED CLASSIFIED INFO WITH NEWS ANCHORS... DAN RATHER VOWED TO LEAK BUSH GUARD DOCS TO NEW YORK TIMES -- IF CBS SPIKED...
  • Kidney donor TV show planned

    05/26/2007 1:10:16 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies · 745+ views
    AFP ^ | May 26, 2007
    The Hague - Dutch broadcaster BNN plans to air a television show next week where a terminally ill woman will decide who out of three young patients will get her kidney, Dutch media said o Saturday. Viewers will be able to advise the 37-year-old woman, known as Lisa, via text messages which of the candidates to pick, the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper said. The show is scheduled for next Friday in a prime time spot. BNN, whose former director died from kidney failure and spent years on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, told the Algemeen Dagblad newspaper that the...
  • Deaf professional race car driver at #4 for "Racin for a Livin" TV reality show

    07/18/2006 10:35:13 AM PDT · by kokonut · 2 replies · 620+ views
    Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 18, 2006 | MM
    Check out Greg Gunderson's latest ranking update in the "Racin for a Livin" vote poll. Greg is currently at #4 !! Two days ago Greg was at
  • 'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened

    07/12/2006 2:17:19 PM PDT · by lizol · 22 replies · 792+ views
    UK Gay News ^ | 12 July 2006
    'Gay Army' TV Series Axed in Poland Before Being Screened WARSAW, July 12, 2006 – The Polish commercial television channel Polsat has dropped plans to screen the Danish gay reality TV series Gay Army, amid fears that the company would be hit by a massive fine from the Polish media watchdog National Radio and Television Council. It was two weeks ago that Polsat announced that it would be screening Gay Army, a hit in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The six-part show follows a group of gays who are sent to a “boot camp” for training. By the end of the...
  • First deaf professional race car driver vying for racing reality show.

    07/10/2006 9:54:46 PM PDT · by kokonut · 1 replies · 483+ views
    Racin for a Livin ^ | Feb 18, 2006 | JV
    Racing and winning with Snowmobiles, ATV's, Enduro cars, and 10years with Sprint Cars including Knoxville Iowa. One of only a couple Deaf Racecar Drivers ever. Proving his point that, "Deaf people can do anything but hear". http://www.racinforalivin.net/viewtopic.php?t=47 Here's your chance to vote for Greg Gunderson!! Vote often as you want.
  • Ford launching reality show on designing concept vehicles

    04/28/2006 5:46:25 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 12 replies · 274+ views
    WIS TV ^ | 28 April 2006 | Chantelle Janelle
    Ford is taking the task of designing cars to the public. The Detroit News says the nation's number-two automaker is planning its own television reality program. The show participants will develop concept cars with Ford designers. The paper says Ford showed a promotional video about the program at a dealer's meeting Thursday. An Automotive Marketing Consultants analyst says, "It's a very cool idea."
  • Shalom In The Home (Rabbi Shmueley Boteach On How Happy Marriages Begin With Peaceful Homes Alert)

    03/27/2006 12:08:46 AM PST · by goldstategop · 2 replies · 956+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 03/24/06 | Rabbi Shmueley Boteach
    remember being a boy of about 8, feeling helpless to bring my fighting parents closer together, and then seeing a vision of myself, running from home to home, rescuing those that could still be saved. I even gave myself a moniker: "The marriage missionary," and later, "the Love Prophet." I would spend long hours thinking about the secret of how to keep a husband and wife happily under the same roof for the duration of their lives. When I flew on airplanes I would watch the couples sitting together and try and discern the difference between those that were smiling...
  • Opening bell rings as crew arrives for 'Knight School'

    09/17/2005 8:35:17 AM PDT · by WestTexasWend · 6 replies · 212+ views
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal ^ | Saturday, September 17, 2005 | JEFF WALKER
    "Knight School" will be in session beginning today as the reality show centered on the Texas Tech men's basketball team and head coach Bob Knight begins filming. Rob Lundgren, one of the executive producers of the show, arrived in Lubbock on Friday and said the pre-production process has gone smoother than anticipated. "This has been a fabulous collaboration," Lundgren said. "The people at Texas Tech have been wonderful, everyone at the university. There are a lot of elements that are involved, and we've been in television for a long time and everyone in our crew has said that they've never...
  • WB, Ashton Kutcher Plot Reality Show (Kutcher Asks, "Dude, Where's My Movie Career?")

    01/22/2005 10:27:25 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 16 replies · 2,994+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1-22-05 | David Bauder
    LOS ANGELES - Take seven brainy nerds and seven dim beauties, add Ashton Kutcher as a matchmaker and what do you get? A television reality series, of course. Kutcher, the brains behind MTV's "Punk'd," is producing the new series for the WB network this summer. The goal of "Beauty and the Geek" is to couple seemingly mismatched pairs and see which can work best together, said David Janollari, the network's entertainment president, on Saturday. "It's really looking at stereotypes of people and how we look at beautiful women and not-so-beautiful men," he said. They will go through a series of...
  • Viewer Sues Over 'Fear Factor' Rat (unfrickenbelievable)

    01/07/2005 9:15:05 AM PST · by Former Military Chick · 25 replies · 906+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 7, 11:20 AM EST | JOE MILICIA
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- A viewer is suing NBC for $2.5 million, contending that he threw up because of a "Fear Factor" episode in which contestants ate rats mixed in a blender. Austin Aitken told The Associated Press he watches "Fear Factor" often and had no problem with past installments where the reality show's participants ate worms and insects in pursuit of a $50,000 prize - but eating rats went "too far." "It's barbaric, some of the things they ask these individuals to do," Aitken said Thursday. Aitken's handwritten lawsuit contends the rat-eating made his blood pressure rise, resulting in being...
  • MTV Begins Casting On Super-Hero Reality Show (Dateless Losers In Spandex, Displaying "Powers")

    11/30/2004 2:41:56 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 31 replies · 1,079+ views
    Newsarama.com ^ | 11/30/04 | Matt Brady
    Ready to take your fandom to the next level? MTV has opened applications for a new reality show, the premise of which will involve a group of fans who have designed their own super hero characters. Here’s the rub though – the finalists will live together in a house as their hero, and compete against celebrity villains for the grand prize – having their character published in a comic book. According to the production company, a “Legendary Comic Book Creator” As the production company is being mum about further details, it’s unclear if this show is the previously announced teaming...
  • Christian reality show launches 2nd season

    11/09/2004 9:16:02 AM PST · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 228+ views
    Winner of the 2004 National Religious Broadcasters People's Choice Award, the reality television program "The Way of the Master" will launch its second season Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. Eastern on TBN. Co-hosted by actor Kirk Cameron and author Ray Comfort, and commended by John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias and many other Christian leaders, the program airs on nine major Christian networks and can be viewed in more than 70 countries. In it, Cameron and Comfort blend informal teaching with on-the-street interviews to train Christians how to share their faith "simply, effectively, and biblically … the way Jesus did." "We are...
  • Fentanyl Confirmed in Michael Tata's Death (update on what took his life)

    10/02/2004 1:10:14 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 12 replies · 2,929+ views
    KLAS ^ | 8/17/04
    (Aug. 17) -- Toxicology tests confirm that Michael Tata died from a combination of the painkiller fentanyl and alcohol. The popular casino executive was found dead at his home in Henderson in July. It's now believed that the powerful opium-based painkiller, fentanyl, is at least partly to blame. The coroner says Tata's death was accidental. But UMC clinical pharmacist Don Frisch says that fentanyl can turn deadly if it's used used recreationally, especially if alcohol is added to the mix: "But when used in combination with other respiratory depressants, like alcohol or valium, you can actually have an enhanced effect...
  • Lisa B on 'Trading Spouses': Kerry voter?

    08/10/2004 6:00:48 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 13 replies · 1,094+ views
    Fox TV | 8/10/04 | My Big Fat Obnoxious TV Critic
    Just a hunch. Self-proclaimed flower child in MA, bossy, wants to be the center of attention, blames everybody else when she turns people off with her rudeness(love how she got drunk in front of the children at a dinner out with her 'new' family), lots of class-warfare references seeming to arise from insecurity and jealousy, 'knows better than everyone else' yet unrealistic. "I, I, I", "Poor, poor me", victim, victim, victim. Seems to think that someone good-looking and rich couldn't simply be nice, no, they must be fake, of ill-gotten wealth, etc. Or maybe editing does wonders. No doubt that...
  • Caption this! (Crazy Al at news conference this week)

    06/30/2004 8:52:35 AM PDT · by mhking · 43 replies · 217+ views
    Yahoo!News/AP | 6.29.04
    Al perfects his "Staute of Liberty" impression for his next SNL appearance...
  • Teacher ripped for reality TV role

    01/20/2004 8:16:03 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 65 replies · 335+ views
    <p>SCOTTSDALE - Randi Coy, the unwitting "star" of a Fox reality series that debuted last night, is in hot water with the school where she teaches. Last summer, between graduating from Arizona State University and beginning life as first-grade teacher at Pope John XXIII Catholic School Community, Coy, 23, attended an open casting call in Scottsdale.</p>
  • **** FR Big Brother 4 Thread ****

    07/09/2003 8:46:25 PM PDT · by jmc813 · 2 replies · 235+ views
    CBS ^ | 7-9-2003 | Me
    It's summer once again, which means it is time for what many dub "the ultimate reality show", Big Brother! For 3 months, 13 contestants, or "houseguests" must live together in a one-story house with absolutely NO contact from the outside world, while cameras and microphones capture their every move 24 hours a day. Each week, one houseguest is voted out with the sole remaining houseguest taking home half a million dollars.This year, the producers have introduced the "X-Factor" to Big Brother. 10 of the 13 houseguests were stunned to find out that an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend of theirs was also...