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'Shahs Of Sunset' Star On Homophobia In The Middle East

Posted 11.07.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay "Shahs of Sunset" castmate Reza Farahan spoke at length about how Middle Eastern attitudes toward homosexuality prompted him to pursue reality TV ...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Project Runway's Bradon McDonald on Getting Married and Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

2013-10-30-bradonjimmywnsmall.pngBradon was inspired to propose on the show to his longtime boyfriend Josh. Bradon talks about plans for the wedding, changing people's minds about same-sex marriage, and the power of expressing love.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Bradon McDonald Talks Project Runway (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.23.2013 | Style
Jimmy Nguyen

I catch up with fashion designer Bradon McDonald, a finalist on Season 12 of Project Runway, about his experience on the reality competition show. Some life lessons learned: be careful what you wish for, and be ready to step up to the pressure of big opportunities.

The 'True Man' Show: Is Reality TV Worth the Risk?

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Hirschman Weiss

I recently wrote about this past summer's 15th season of Big Brother, which aired on CBS and garnered more viewership than prior seasons.

Why I Said No to Reality TV

Searah Deysach | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Searah Deysach

If one nice elderly lady does't cross our threshold to buy a bottle of lube because she spots a camera in the shop, well, then clearly, I've lost my way. So this morning, first thing when I woke up, I emailed the producer to say "No thanks."

LOOK: New Reality Series Is Casting 'Beautiful, Dynamic' Trans Women

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.25.2013 | Gay Voices

The casting company behind hit television series such as "RuPaul's Drag Race," "The A-List," and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys" is seeking transg...

What Has Anne Burrell Done Now?

Joshua Estrin | Posted 10.14.2013 | TV
Joshua Estrin

Jealous I can understand, but this fascination with what Anne is really like baffles me as I for one have always experienced her as nothing less than delicious and also one of the most authentic and transparent celebrities I have ever met.

How Can We Raise Teens of Character?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 10.07.2013 | Parents
Stuart Muszynski

Values, the software for the mind, are the building blocks of culture. Establishing core values and discussing them at regular intervals, starting at an early age and where real examples are reviewed, will facilitate the formation of a positive family culture.

Kris Jenner's Power Rules for Life

Amy Palmer | Posted 07.26.2013 | Celebrity
Amy Palmer

Kris Jenner sat down with Amy Palmer of PowerwomenTV to dish about life, love, family and fame.

A Breakup Letter to MTV's The Challenge

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV
Lindsay Goldstein

Since the eighth grade, I've been a self-proclaimed reality television junkie. But no other show has captivated me quite like you, The Challenge (formerly The Real World Road Rules Challenge) on MTV.

The 'Real' Story Behind Wedding Reality Shows -- Video Interview

Ariane Fisher | Posted 09.23.2013 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

I'm kind of addicted to wedding reality shows. What I want to know is... how much of it is real? Come on, the very first episode of Wedding Island showed a guest literally ruining the ceremony photos.

Looking for Connection: The Journey of the New Musical Nobody Loves You to Off-Broadway

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

"Nobody Loves You" is probably not a phrase you want to hear, especially when kicked off a reality dating show in front of millions of people.

Creativity Behind the Scenes: Institutional Marketing and Reality Television

Phil Chan | Posted 09.14.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

To understand the impact, let's view "Breaking Pointe" as the ultimate institutional marketing campaign; all of a sudden Ballet West has become a household name beyond their geographic region.

Predicting the Winner of Big Brother 15

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 09.11.2013 | TV
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

However, after two weeks of watching the fifteenth installment of the show, I have some early predictions. See if you agree.

Racism -- An American Tradition

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
Gil Laroya

As an Asian American, it pisses me off to no end when television shows like CBS' Big Brother sensationalize racism. Since when did America yearn for e...

Breaking Pointe Season Two -- A Look Ahead With Dancer Allison DeBona of Ballet West

Adria Rolnik | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Dance fans loved seeing ballet dancers in a different light than what they see in performance, and wanted more. So now... Breaking Pointe is coming back! What's in store for us balletomanes in Breaking Pointe season two?

Why I Entered the Lion's Den Known as The View

Rachel Campos-Duffy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Rachel Campos-Duffy

It's high time our conservative leaders stop listening to the consultants, put their big boy pants on, and play with the lions.

Your New Favorite Reality Show Has Arrived

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.19.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Nothing about my life here on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, is normal, and no wedding is ever without its own challenges and nightmares. But somehow we always pull it off and create unbelievable destination weddings for our brides and grooms.

Why They Wanted Paris Hilton's Underwear

Posted 06.04.2013 | Los Angeles

Director Sofia Coppola's new film "The Bling Ring' depicts the wild real-life 2008-2009 burglaries of celebrities like Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan ...

Revealed: The Outrageous 'Honey Boo Boo' Wedding Menu

Posted 05.08.2013 | Weddings

Honey Boo Boo's parents tied the knot this weekend, and their wedding menu has been revealed. No, it did not include sketti. TMZ reported Wednesday...

Small Town Security: Joan Koplan On Season Two And All The Drama Ahead

Greg Archer | Posted 07.07.2013 | TV
Greg Archer

Photo: Gene Page/AMC There aren't that many shows in the Reality TV Universe that have the ability to feel genuine and pull on the heartstrings to...

Jason Linkins

Despite 'Buckwild's' Ignominious End, Reality Television May Not Be Done With Ridiculing Rural Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.10.2013 | Entertainment

MTV's "Jersey Shore in Appalachia" reality series "Buckwild" had a very brief and very unhappy lifecycle. It launched amid censure from critics and la...

A New Americana: Amanda Brown

Eric J. Henderson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Eric J. Henderson

She didn't make the finals, to the shock of the nation (and Rolling Stone as they declared "a star is born"). The point that jumped out at me after the first few minutes of talking to Amanda was the concept of a risk-taker. In this, I discovered a new take on "Americana."

Chopped All-Stars Has It All

Joshua Estrin | Posted 04.25.2013 | Taste
Joshua Estrin

It was great foodie television when on Sunday when I turned on the Food Network for Chopped All-Stars.

Reality Is Not Pretty

Susan Berger | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Susan Berger

Why are Americans obsessed with lots of mindless shows? Because following September 11th, the world got way too serious. I believe the popularity of reality television is directly related to terrorism.