Formulaic reality TV makes for great boozing.
Poor people tell their sob story on live television in the hope that the studio audience will give them money. Where would TV and film be without the financially challenged as some easy entertainment?
“You know there are other channels besides TLC, right?” my boyfriend called from across the apartment. Oops. He had discovered my dirty little secret: My DVR filled with repeats of Say Yes to the Dress, Toddlers and Tiaras, and yes, even 19 Kids and Counting. I blamed it on my terrible cable package, that most […]
This past week has been a good time for two of my favorite celebrities, James Franco and Kanye West. That’s right, I said my favorite. There is something adorably smug about both of them. James’s new movie This is the End came out and took second place at the box office behind Man of Steel. […]
Alyssa Edwards? Who? Children, gather round this open thread, like little cub scouts here to learn-e-ded.
There are occasional moments when I feel so confused by an aspect of our culture, it’s like being an anthropologist studying an obscure tribe, or Jane Goodall observing chimps. Usually those moments have to do with my teenagers – a joke they think is hysterical which goes completely over my head, or my 16-year-old trying to […]
I love Betsey Johnson; even though some of her colorful frocks are just a bit too out there for me, I love her fearless attitude and ability to make every day seem like something to celebrate. That’s why I am excited about her new reality show, XOX, Betsey Johnson, which premieres May 12 on the […]
My guilty pleasure is watching the Real Housewives franchise, which is why I made sure to tune into the newest Bravo reality show, Vanderpump Rules. A spin-off of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it follows the lives of the young staff at SUR, a restaurant owned by housewife Lisa Vanderpump.
Because I spend too much money, I thought that checking out TLC’s latest show, Extreme Cheapskates, might enlighten me on ways I can save next time I’m at the grocery store or the mall. Of course, I forgot this was a TLC show, so instead of learning anything I actually ended up shocked and in […]
For this Friday’s Lunchtime Poll, let’s all pretend like we’re the reality stars.
Have you seen Duets? Talented musicians Kelly Clarkson and the lovely John Legend are held hostage by Robyn Thicke’s brohawk and a reanimated clone of Tennille (as in The Captain &.) A ragtag gang of amateur singers have also been abducted and are now forced to sing the cheesiest songs in the American songbook. It’s […]
Go with me out on a limb here: if you want to really wow them on stage as a burlesque performer, it’s best to go with the advice of the original queens. Drag queens.
I have a confession. I have, in seasons past, loved watching VH1’s Tough Love. In a reality television world full of shining examples of the worst personalities known to man, I felt that Tough Love was different from the rest.
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 […]
I had a lot of tedious, repetitive work to do this past week. During such times, I like to put on a TV show that requires little attention. Say Yes to the Dress, a TLC show with five seasons on Neflix, is often discussed in my corner of the Internet and seemed like the perfect […]