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Nigella Lawson Talks About 'The Taste', 'Modern Family' and Beer Pong

Ali Rosen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

Nigella Lawson is a renowned cookbook author and television host, but who knew she was great at beer pong?

New Lifetime Reality Show Will Turn Nuns Into Kardashians

Jo Piazza | Posted 11.26.2014 | Entertainment
Jo Piazza

Nuns deserve recognition for the things they have accomplished. They are on the front-lines of social justice every single day. They are brilliant women with PhDs who have run colleges and hospitals. This show is only going to serve to drag their vocation through the mud.

What Is Branding? Not Reality Television

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Adrian Kamalii

Your brand is not a logo, a website, your social media handles, your product or your image. While these examples contribute to the sum of your brand, individually, these facets are not a definition of a brand.

Moving On

Doug Kreeger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

As I turn the page on a new chapter of my life -- sober, aware, present, instinctual -- it only made sense that I search for a new place to hang my hat.

'Alaskan Bush People' Indictments? So What? Reality TV Fakers Know No Bounds

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.24.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

Once there was fact, and then there was fiction, and finally along came something called reality TV to marry the two into some new, bastardized product one might just call bizzarotainment.

Zach Rance: The Reality Star Who Stands Out From the Rest

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

We have reached a pop culture-dominating existential crisis; reality stars are getting too big for their britches or for what any "15 minutes of fame" should entail. I did not feel this way about Zach Rance, a contestant on this past season of Big Brother.

Stars of Alaska Reality TV Show Charged With Fraudulently Applying for Alaska Permanent Fund Dividends

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment
Alaska Dispatch News

The Browns are characterized in the Discovery Channel show as "a recently discovered family that was born and raised wild." A Juneau grand jury charged six of the family members with a total of 60 counts of first-degree unsworn falsification and first- and second-degree theft, according to the documents filed Oct. 3.

5 Things Feminists Can Learn From the Kardashians

Erin McKelle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Erin McKelle

There is something fascinating, captivating even, about the Kardashian family that has drawn me in. Part of that I believe is the fact that the family is full of strong, independent women. Being such an avid feminist activist, this is obviously appealing.

Chelsea Handler Slams Her Former Talk Show Guests

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

Chelsea Handler just got real about reality stars. The former "Chelsea Lately" star has gone on record saying a big reason she quit her show was so...

Reality Divorce

Margaret Klaw | Posted 11.15.2014 | Divorce
Margaret Klaw

Sooner or later, it had to happen. Nestled cozily in my inbox between an email from a grumpy opposing attorney and a bar association solicitation, there it was: NOW CASTING DIVORCED COUPLES FOR NEW NBC SERIES. Of course, I clicked.

The 2014 Fall TV Schedule (Kind of)

Spencer Green | Posted 11.07.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

CBS - Jackie Gleason: Zero Emmys, Jim Parsons: Four Emmys; There Must Be a Legal Limit to How Many Shows Chuck Lorre Can Produce

Josh Altman Is Back! Tonight on Bravo...

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 10.20.2014 | TV
Shira Hirschman Weiss

While many have waxed philosophical "for the sake of 'sociological research'" about how reality shows are scripted, staged and fraught with retakes, Altman assures me that MDLLA is very real.

Extreme Parenting: More Drama, New Foray By Bravo

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

When I saw a Facebook post about a new Bravo show called Extreme Guide to Parenting, I felt compelled to find out more. You might think that aromatherapy is no substitute for Ritalin, or that there is no way a teeny-tiny infant can communicate her need to go potty, but these parents have their own creeds.

What the TCA Win Means for RuPaul's Drag Race

Justin Hernandez | Posted 09.27.2014 | TV
Justin Hernandez

The TCA win for Outstanding Reality Series solidifies the fact that RuPaul's Drag Race is a key player in the reality TV genre. I believe this will put it in a new stratosphere and help it reach a larger audience, as well as gain more recognition from the television industry.

Fantasy Meets Reality in ABC's The Quest

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Tejeda

Hailed as The Amazing Race meets Lord of the Rings, the show is essentially a scripted fantasy world for unscripted reality contestants -- 12 to be exact -- who will be known throughout the series as paladins.

WATCH: Billy Bob Thornton's Hilarious Take On 'Cupcake Wars'

OWN | Posted 07.22.2014 | OWN

Award-winning actor, director and screenwriter Billy Bob Thornton says we are living in a time where people root against one another. In the above cli...

Aunt Of 'Breaking Amish' Reality Star Missing

Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Virginia are trying to locate a missing mother of seven, who is related to one of the stars of TLC's hit reality show "Breaking Amish."...

Reality Television + Responsible Fatherhood: Can They Co-Exist?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Lauren Brown Jarvis

Television and fathers make strange iconic bedfellows. Similar to the way in which many popular reality television shows denigrate and demonize Black women, they have also fueled a grotesque characterization of Black men and fatherhood.

To Watch, or Not to Watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey: That Is the Question

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Stacy Slotnick

What do William Shakespeare's written works have in common with The Real Housewives of New Jersey? A lot more than you may initially think.

Are the Real Housewives Turning Into Real Entrepreneurs?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.05.2014 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Some of the Housewives' businesses were underway before they became Housewives, but the show's exposure took them into another stratosphere once they became household names.

Reality Economics -- Brought to You Live

Trish DeLuca | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Trish DeLuca

The real shame here, the burning shame that should sting the face of all politicians as they ignore calls for extended unemployment benefits, reduce food stamps for the poor, or ignore the need for massive student loan revision is this: They would have to watch uncomfortably and listen to the reality of life for their constituents.

Campbell's Scoop No. 6: Strength

Naomi Campbell | Posted 06.24.2014 | Style
Naomi Campbell

Modeling requires strength on a number of different levels -- strength to hold your head high and endure rejection; strength to continue to follow your passion in order to build a successful career; strength to ignore critics and naysayers; and strength to keep your body, mind and spirit in tip-top shape.

25 Realities to Consider BEFORE You Sign a Contract to Make a Reality Television Show

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sandy Malone

There are a few things that would seem obvious about jumping into this business but absolutely are not, and I'm going to take a minute to share them now. Before anybody else gets hurt (literally or figuratively speaking). As a reality television "survivor," I have an obligation to the other rookies out there.

Phil Donahue on Books, TV, Mohamed Ali and Erma Bombeck

David Henry Sterry | Posted 06.03.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

In the 70s my mom went from being an immigrant housewife stay-at-home mom to a bra-burning consciousness-raising feminist to a card-carrying same-sex ...

Are the 'Real Housewives' Sexist?

Jim Joseph | Posted 06.02.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Joseph

I've been a fan of The Real Housewives franchise since day one, when it first debuted in Ocean County as a response to the popularity of Desperate Housewives. But it never occurred to me until just recently that there's been an underlying issue brewing: sexism.