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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.

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...

Maggie Furlong

Sci-Fi Speed Dating, Costumes Included | Maggie Furlong | Posted 12.16.2011 | TV

Ryan Glitch isn't just a proud geek; he's a geek on a mission to help all of his fellow geeks find love. TLC's new series "Geek Love" (premieres w...

Let's Face It: It's The Radical Right, Not Islam, That Is The Greatest Threat To The American Way

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 02.15.2012 | Religion
Ahmed Rehab

That a group of extremists from Florida would exercise their First Amendment right to carry out bigoted campaigns is unfortunate ... For that reason, it ought to catch the attention of Americans who, for far too long, have stayed on the sidelines.

Misdirected Ire: Why I'll Keep Using Kayak

Paul Brady | Posted 02.14.2012 | Travel
Paul Brady

Travel booking site won't be advertising on future episodes of All-American Muslim, and I couldn't care less.

Mom Throws Tantrum On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 12.15.2011 | TV

There have been some epic meltdowns on "Toddlers & Tiaras" ( Wed., 10PM ET on TLC), but they have usually come courtesy of the toddlers. Last night, h...

All-American Muslim Not Worth the Fuss

Zaki Hasan | Posted 02.13.2012 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

If it's an open and honest discussion about Islam's tenets and values these folks are after, fair enough. Let's have that conversation. Personally, I'd rather someone be absolutely clear and open with their prejudices and preconceptions.

Maggie Furlong

Gypsies Gone Wild | Maggie Furlong | Posted 12.14.2011 | TV

"My Big Fat Gypsy Christmas" looks like "Toddlers & Tiaras" meets "The Jersey Shore," but with heavier accents and more partying. In our exclusive ...

WATCH: Jon Stewart Defends TLC's 'All-American Muslim'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.14.2011 | Comedy

On Tuesday night's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took a break from his Indecision 2012 coverage to come to the defense of one of TLC's most controversial ...

Someone's Got A Bun In The Oven On 'Cake Boss'

Posted 12.13.2011 | TV

Telling your co-workers that you're pregnant can be complicated, which may be why baker Heather chose to just slide it into a random conversation on '...