Are You “Ready for Love”?

My co-worker loves Giuliana & Bill, the Style Network program that stars ““ you guessed it ““ Giuliana and Bill Rancic. Since their reality show is on hiatus, she was thrilled to find out that they are hosting a new dating program, Ready for Love, on NBC. She told me all about it this morning, and I must say, I’m actually intrigued.  Read More Are You “Ready for Love”?

Survey Says: Watching Reality TV Makes You Neurotic

I am not ashamed to admit that I watch reality television, although I focus mainly on the mainstream shows ““ Real Housewives, Top Chef, things like that. Apparently though, I should be alarmed, because according to a recent study by Today.com, those who watch reality shows that are non-competitive are “more extroverted, neurotic, and have lower self-esteem.”  Read More Survey Says: Watching Reality TV Makes You Neurotic

What I Watched Last Night: Restaurant “Fixer” Shows

I rely on The Food Network, The Cooking Channel and HGTV to supply a continuous stream of background noise while I work. Most of the time, the programming is pretty benign, and I even learn a thing or two when I actually pay attention. Recently, I’ve noticed an abundance of shows about broken workplaces and the people who fix them.  Read More What I Watched Last Night: Restaurant “Fixer” Shows

A “Real Housewives of Orange County” Rant

On Tuesday night, I watched the premiere of The Real Housewives of Orange County. I love those stupid Housewives shows, and especially this version because I often recognize the places they go, and have even had close encounters with some of them myself (just go to the South Coast Plaza and I guarantee, you’ll see at least one). But after last night, I might have to re-think my devotion.  Read More A “Real Housewives of Orange County” Rant

Ugh: I Finally Give in and Watch “The Bachelor”

So, I watched The Bachelor for the first time, and it annoyed me about as much as I thought it would.

I was rather proud of myself for making it so long without watching any of the million Bachelor or Bachelorette incarnations. For all the trashy reality series I’ve watched in my day, I can’t stand the dating ones. In fact, I think the last time I watched a dating show was Singled Out when I was 12. I don’t like desperation, and that often seems to be a requirement to get on one of these programs.  Read More Ugh: I Finally Give in and Watch “The Bachelor”

Profile In Flabulousness: Leslie Medlik From TLC’s “Big Sexy”

Here’s the part where I tell you how cool I am because I’ve known Leslie Medlik, star of TLC’s Big Sexy (which airs tomorrow, Tuesday, August 30th at 10PM ET/PT), for years.

She is one of the excellent and flabulous shop girls of my favorite plus sized store, Re/Dress NYC. I’ve always dug her style — vintage duds, Bettie Page bangs– and her down-to-earth advice on everything from fashion to relationships. Leslie describes her personal style as a cross between a vintage vixen and a fat hipster. “Sometimes those worlds collide and there’s Leslie,” she told me. Read More Profile In Flabulousness: Leslie Medlik From TLC’s “Big Sexy”

The Apocalypse is Nigh: Bridalplasty on E!

Oh for the fuck of shit.  I’m sorry for the salty language, but trust me the ladies at my childhood church would be saying the same thing.  It really is the end times, and some sort of supreme being is going to come flying down here on a hover Roomba and get us all with floods, face-eating bedbugs and lightening bolts. Read More The Apocalypse is Nigh: Bridalplasty on E!