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  • David Hasselhoff To Get His Own Reality Show?

    10/19/2009 6:49:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 732+ views
    Yahoo TV ^ | 10/19/09
    A new reality show may have washed up on former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff's shore. David is closing in on a deal to star in his own reality show with his daughters, Hayley and Taylor, for A&E, TMZ reported. "We are discussing a possibility of doing a documentary series with David and his kids," an A&E rep told the Web site.
  • Famous for Being Famous

    10/19/2009 7:33:00 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 215+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 10/19/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Andy Warhol once famously said, One day everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame. I've always wondered if Warhol meant that as a complimentary comment on society or a critical one. Warhol didn't live during the era of reality tv, You Tube, twitter, blogs, and Facebook. I suspect he imagined something like all these though when he imagined a world where everyone vied to get their moment in the sun.
  • FOR SALE: Proof That Balloon Boy Was A Hoax

    10/17/2009 4:24:32 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 1,787+ views ^ | Oct 16, 2009 | By The Business Insider
    There is allegedly proof that the story of balloon boy Falcon Heene was a stunt to help pitch a television show. But the purported proof will cost you thousands of dollars to get. Today, we spoke with a Denver-area student who claims to have worked with Falcon's father, Richard Heene, on a reality show proposal for ABC. The student wants to sell the information and says the National Enquirer is considering buying it for between $5,000 and $8,000. The student claims to have been hired by Heene, and says the two worked together from March until May 2009 to prepare...
  • Steven Seagal reality TV show in legal dispute

    08/30/2009 1:07:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 829+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/30/09 | Christine Kearney
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new reality television show about the life of actor and martial arts expert Steven Seagal became the subject of a federal lawsuit filed on Monday in a dispute over who thought up the idea for the show. A&E Television Networks sued California-based Genuine Entertainment claiming that Genuine has wrongly asserted the idea for the reality show was stolen from Genuine by A&E after a series of meetings between the two parties. Seagal rose to fame in the 1990s as a star of action movies such as "Under Siege," but in recent years has failed to...
  • Murder for ratings? Brazil cops suspect TV host

    08/11/2009 6:06:25 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Google/AP ^ | August 11, 2009 | Alan Clendenning and Stan Lehman
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — In one murder after another, the "Canal Livre" crime TV show had an uncanny knack for being first on the scene, gathering graphic footage of the victim. Too uncanny, say police, who are investigating the show's host, state legislator Wallace Souza, on suspicion of commissioning at least five of the murders to boost his ratings and prove his claim that Brazil's Amazon region is awash in violent crime. Police also have accused Souza of drug trafficking. "The order to execute always came from the legislator and his son, who then alerted the TV crews to get...
  • Reality TV fast becoming a blood sport

    06/14/2009 5:01:33 PM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 33 replies · 785+ views
    News With Views ^ | June 11, 2009 | Ellen Makkai
    If Reality TV degenerates at its current pace, families will soon tune in to a trendy new show, “You Bet Your Life.” But it won’t be a Groucho Marx game show re-run. Over TV dinners we’ll be watching some poor soul competitively killed--not a digitized cartoon, mind you, but gladiator-style and for real. We 21st Century sophisticates fancy ourselves more civilized than the Roman hoards who packed arenas and roared their approval with every bloody collapse. But today’s Reality TV revenues disagree. The more perverse the program, the higher the viewership.
  • Lawyers predict the death of reality TV in France as contestants to be treated as salaried workers

    06/04/2009 10:17:25 PM PDT · by Schnucki · 12 replies · 486+ views
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | June 5, 2009
    Lawyers have warned of the end of reality TV in France after contestants on such shows won the right to be treated - and paid - as salaried workers. The ruling came after the supreme court ruled that three contestants on the French version of 'Temptation Island' were entitled to full employment contracts. That included overtime, holidays, and even damages for wrongful dismissal should a contestant be eliminated from the show. Now lawyers in France - bracing themselves for a flood of new suits from contestants on other reality shows - have warned that the ground-breaking decision will spell the...
  • Why the Hate for Jon & Kate?

    05/26/2009 1:55:20 PM PDT · by CMoran325 · 40 replies · 1,637+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | May 26, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Well, I hope Joel McHale is happy.Ok, so he's not the only one to blame, but is was the likes of McHale's portrayal on The Soup of Jon Gosselin as a hapless henpecked husband that must have drove the poor man to try and escape the world of a father-of-8-under-a-microscope.Last night's premiere of the 5th season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 was bittersweet considering the recent developments. I believe Jon's side of the story, and I still understand that even the most innocent version of his galavanting is enough for Kate to feel very hurt and angry.That's all you can really say. Exactly what drove Jon to such...
  • Jon & Kate's Crappy Marriage is Ratings Gold (beats season finale of Lost in the ratings)

    05/26/2009 3:46:34 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 121 replies · 3,015+ views
    D Listed ^ | Tuesday, May 26th 2009 | Michael K
    9.8 million people spent 1 hour of their lives watching Jon & Beaverhead Plus 8 last night. This was easily TLC's most watch episode ever. Jon & Kate even beat the Lost season finale in the ratings. That has to hurt. Sadly, I was not among the 9.8 million suckahs who watched, because I went to bed at like 8 o'clock. I wanted to make sure I was fully coherent when I watched, so that I could take precise notes. Kate is the master at this and she deserves my undivided attention. I watched a bunch of old episodes this...
  • Paris Hilton, Others Confused About Flu

    05/02/2009 9:38:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 68 replies · 1,974+ views ^ | May 1, 2009 | Lindsey Tanner
    Paris Hilton says "I don't eat that" when asked about swine flu in an online video (Watch the clip on YouTube) .
  • Transgendered Oregon Mayor Stu Rasmussen May Soon Get Shot at Reality TV

    04/15/2009 3:48:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 14 replies · 683+ views
    ABC News ^ | 4-13-09 | SARAH NETTER
    Sure, Stu Rasmussen is the first openly transgendered mayor in the country. And he considers anything less than 3-inch heels to be flats. Oregon mayor may get reality show, and hopes it will be a modern civics lesson.But Rasmussen says his life with his long-term girlfriend and seven cats in the quiet little town of Silverton, Ore., is actually "relatively boring." The outside world, however, seems to disagree. Rasmussen, 60, now in his second stint as mayor but the first spent dressing like a woman, has recently finished filming footage for what could be a new reality television show
  • Fox to make reality TV show out of company layoffs ("Someone's Gotta Go")

    04/08/2009 9:44:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 544+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – The Fox network is making a reality show out of the troubled economy. An upcoming series titled, "Someone's Gotta Go," lets employees of a small business decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off.
  • Worlds Worst Husband???

    02/11/2009 6:52:20 PM PST · by floridavoter2 · 35 replies · 1,969+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | February 10, 2009 | Lizbeth Scordo
    It's 2009, the end of a decade which -- when it comes to television -- was defined in large part by reality shows. By now, most of us reality fans have become a bit jaded. Backstabbing, catfights, rants, breakdowns - there's just not much shock value left anymore. So after Valleywag ran this story about public reaction to one man's behavior on (of all shows) "Wife Swap" a few weeks ago, it got me thinking about how this particular guy had disturbed and outraged so many people.
  • Virtually Gay Ghettos

    01/14/2009 1:19:22 PM PST · by bs9021 · 8 replies · 488+ views
    Campus Report ^ | January 14, 2009 | Bethany Stotts
    Virtually Gay Ghettos by: Bethany Stotts, January 14, 2009 At this year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention, two panelists diverged on whether new media aids or undermines the process of gay liberation. Robin Bellinson, a doctoral student at Kent State University, argued in a panel on reality television programming that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) community might just find a silver lining to the often “heteronormative” depictions of gays in such shows. ,p> “Certainly with respect to queer representation, Reality Television is changing the culture on the economic landscape of entertainment. But does this matter if queer representation...
  • Has Reality TV Hit Rock Bottom?

    06/24/2008 1:08:31 PM PDT · by Renfield · 72 replies · 475+ views
    ABC News ^ | 6-19-08 | Sheila Marikar
    Maybe you thought reality TV hit the lowest of the low when "Fear Factor" contestants devoured cockroaches, or when gold diggers paraded their wares in hopes of marrying a millionaire, or when Tila Tequila got a second shot at "love" with 10 guys and 10 girls. Those shows look like "Masterpiece Theater" compared to what's coming. Take, for instance, "Hurl," an eating-and-regurgitating competition in which contestants gorge themselves on everything from chicken pot pies to peanut butter sandwiches, then get strapped into spinning contraptions -- whoever vomits last wins....

    04/30/2008 12:08:11 PM PDT · by PercivalWalks · 97 replies · 94+ views ^ | 4/29/08 | Glenn Sacks
    Los Angeles, CA--Several thousand protesters have written, faxed or called Fox News executives to protest its launch of a new reality show called Bad Dads. According to Reuters, in Bad Dads child support collector Jim Durham "functions as a sort of 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' for tracking deadbeats...It's ambush reality TV." Fathers & Families, the American Coalition for Fathers & Children, and Los Angeles journalist/radio commentator Glenn Sacks have partnered in a campaign to ask Fox to cancel Bad Dads. Fox's Los Angeles-based producers have decided to launch this Los Angeles-based show on "deadbeat dads" despite the fact that the...
  • What Your Reality Show Isn't Telling You

    02/28/2008 6:37:52 PM PST · by paltz · 23 replies · 322+ views ^ | 2/28/08 | KEDON WILLIS
    1. "Step aside, crime dramas. There's a new sheriff in town." In case you haven't noticed, reality shows are staking out more and more space in network lineups. In 2001, according to Ted Magder, chair of NYU's Department of Media, Culture and Communications, major networks devoted three hours a week of their prime-time schedule to reality TV and "challenge" game shows. The number increased to eight in 2002 and jumped to more than 20 in 2007. Today reality TV accounts for 20% of prime-time programming on network television. Seasoned viewers know that what gets called reality on these shows is...
  • Girls of the ‘Swedish Mansion’ invade Los Angeles

    02/27/2008 7:26:18 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies · 853+ views ^ | 02272008 | David Landes
    A bevy of busty Swedish blondes will soon take up residence in a Los Angeles mansion for a new reality television series. The series is set to kick off with a launch party at the mansion on March 1st.
  • Cher and Chas are Coming Out

    01/03/2008 3:30:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 19 replies · 426+ views
    The Sun ^ | 1-2-08 | NADIA BROOKS
    POP queen Cher is planning a reality show with her lesbian daughter Chastity where they’ll help people tell their parents they're gay. The show - called Coming Out With Cher and Chas - is being pitched to TV production companies, say US reports. --------------------------------------------------------- When Chastity first told Cher back in 1990, she “went ballistic” and reportedly sent her for therapy. But now Cher is set to help others go through the process of coming out, according to
  • Freep a poll! (O'Really poll. "Do you like Cher's gay idea?")

    01/03/2008 3:22:00 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies · 391+ views ^ | 1-3-08 | Bill O'Reilly
    Do you like Cher's gay programming idea? Yes No