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Date Night On 'All-American Muslim'

Posted 01.06.2012 | TV

TLC's controversial eight-part docu-series, "All-American Muslim" (Sundays at 10 p.m. EST), follows the day-to-day lives of five very different Muslim...

WATCH: Karina Smirnoff Clashes With Mother On 'Say Yes'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Weddings

Most brides have problems finding a wedding dress they like -- but that's the least of Karina Smirnoff's worries. In this clip from "Say Yes To Th...

Dean Screams Over Snagged Net On 'Hook, Line, And Sisters'

Posted 03.07.2012 | TV

Sierra Anderson seems determined to become a good fisherman, but papa Dean is a tough taskmaster on "Hook, Line, and Sisters" (Thu., 10 p.m. EST on TL...

Lucas Kavner

The Real Taxpayers Of The U.S.A: How We're All Funding Reality Shows | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home

This is the ninth in an occasional series, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. "Sarah Palin's Alaska," last year's hit TLC reali...

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Lady Gaga Inspires Laci's Routine

Posted 03.05.2012 | TV

Lady Gaga is a fashion icon, though her fashions aren't necessarily ready for the real world. Nevertheless, they've clearly made an impact on the juni...

Li'l Lady Gaga's Big 'Toddlers' Mistake

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 01.04.2012 | TV

If you're going to impersonate Lady Gaga, you've got to go all out -- no matter how young you are. When eight-year-old Laci dresses up as Lil' Lad...

Saving for a "Collagen" Education: Can We Go Any Lower Than Toddlers & Tiaras?

David Fagin | Posted 02.29.2012 | TV
David Fagin

Watch five minutes of Toddlers & Tiaras, TLC's controversial reality show featuring virtual infants learning all the wrong life lessons in the guise of a beauty pageant, and tell me the world isn't coming to an end.

All-American Muslim Confronts 9/11

Symi Rom-Rymer | Posted 02.26.2012 | Religion
Symi Rom-Rymer

If viewers have not yet been convinced that this show is about being American as much as it is about being Muslim, this episode clinches it. The characters' words and actions constantly speak to their deep sense of patriotism.

TLC's Controversial New Show Takes On 9/11

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.29.2011 | TV

NEW YORK -- A television show about members of a Muslim community in Michigan is focusing what may be its second-to-last episode almost entirely on th...

Torrann Channels Prince On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of any performance, and it's just as important on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TLC). Whil...

Goat Head For Dinner On 'Extreme Cheapskates'

Posted 12.29.2011 | TV

Jeff Yeager is "the ultimate cheapskate," with a website and series of books detailing his obsession with value. Denise is his long-suffering wife, wh...

Lowe's All-American Muslim Fiasco and the Politics of Normalcy

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Maybe what prime time television needs right now isn't a showcase of Muslims being as ultra-American as possible, but a conscientious exploration of why our image of the "All American" is actually a complete fiction.

'Extreme Couponing' Masters Face-Off

Posted 12.23.2011 | TV

Some of TLC's most ferocious savers from "Extreme Couponing" will be put to the test in "Extreme Couponing All-Stars," a new reality competition serie...

Elvis Has Arrived On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 02.21.2012 | TV

Elvis was the King, but on "Toddlers & Tiaras," (Wed., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) he helped crown a Queen. AnnaBella may be too young to have any real underst...

Justin Bieber Pranks Fans On 'This Is Justin Bieber'

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

In a special imported from the UK's ITV, "This Is Justin Bieber" (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on TLC) took a look at the pop star's popularity across the pond. H...

Lowe's Will Not Advertise For Controversial TLC Show

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 12.21.2011 | TV

Lowe's stands by its decision to pull its ads from TLC's All-American Muslim even after being presented with 200,000 signatures urging it to reinstate...

All-American Muslims, Meet Un-Christ-Like Christians

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

In railing against the depiction of Muslims as mainstream Americans, the forces behind FFA expose in their own ranks the very fundamentalist type of aggression they claim to fear.

Maggie Furlong

The King of Bling: 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Tackles Elvis | Maggie Furlong | Posted 12.20.2011 | TV

Can a seven-year-old capture the hunka-hunka burning love charisma of The King? Sure, if that seven-year-old is a "Toddlers & Tiaras" pageant contesta...

'Next Great Baker' Contestant Committed Suicide

Posted 03.25.2013 | TV

Sergeant Wesley Durden, 28, a contestant on TLC’s baking competition "Next Great Baker," committed suicide after production wrapped in October, acco...

Enough of the Freak Show Oprah

John Robinson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
John Robinson

If you watch TV today, you still get the Little People with the family conflict. You do not get the education, family or business.

Complaints Against All-American Muslim Are Ridiculous, Lowe's Looks Bad For Capitulating

Asher Huey | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Asher Huey

Lowe's says it supports diversity and doesn't want to take a position on hot button issues. So how does Lowe's feel when I slightly change the initial complaint?

'Next Great Baker': Emergency Room Trip Is Good News?

Posted 02.19.2012 | TV

A victory for Heather Grubb turned into a loss of sorts on "Next Great Baker" (Mon., 9PM ET on TLC). After coming in the top three in a Christmas dess...

Eden Wood Lands Own Show On Logo

Posted 12.19.2011 | TV

The six-year-old girl who had the pageant world petrified is moving on up... to Logo, according to Wetpaint Entertainment. Eden Wood, a former "Toddle...

'Geek Love': Wookiee Mating Call

Posted 02.17.2012 | TV

If there's one thing people think of when they think of Chewbacca, it's love and romance. On "Geek Love" (Sun., 9PM ET on TLC), speaking the language ...

WATCH: Bride Talks Being 'Barely Alive' After Tragic Car Accident

Posted 12.16.2011 | Weddings

Most brides dream of their father walking them down the aisle -- or their mother helping them get dressed on their wedding day. But "Say Yes To The...