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15 Musicians On Multiple Reality Shows

Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment

Happy Birthday, Bret Michaels! The Poison frontman turns 50 on Friday, and while the 80s hair band is still touring, Michaels is more easily seen thes...

The Philosopher King of Reality TV

Tom Morris | Posted 05.06.2013 | TV
Tom Morris

Andy Cohen, if you're out there wondering what in the world is next for the broadening realm of reality television, I offer you a shot at co-producing any of these exciting real-world dramedies.

Television's Endless War Opens a Brand New Front

Kevin McDonough | Posted 05.05.2013 | TV
Kevin McDonough

Over the past several years, "Wars" and rumors of war have erupted in the strangest places. A reality series about the banality of the DMV becomes "Parking Wars." Scrounge artists bidding on abandoned lockers wage "Storage Wars." Interior decorators declare "Design Wars."

Bring Bug Spray And Leave The Heels At Home...

Elise Doganieri | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Elise Doganieri

When I'm traveling, I'm working. I find that as much as I might want to be a tourist in some of the fascinating locales where we shoot, I have very little downtime for any kind of fancy meals or nights on the town.

NBC's Peacock Gets Plucked

Stu Kreisman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Media
Stu Kreisman

I used to be proud to work for NBC. The peacock network stood for quality. Now it's just a joke.

Duck Dynasty and Our Future

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment
Jeffrey P. Colin

If Duck Dynasty is meant to simply present an ordinary group of simple country people who are living life as they might every day, it clearly is not in line with reality.

Voyeurism of Violence: New Reality Shows Cross the Line

Millie Kerr | Posted 03.25.2013 | TV
Millie Kerr

Are reality/crime hybrids the wave of the future now that reality television has carved out space on our screens? Or is there something troubling about programs that merge true stories with disturbing situations?

My Fascination With The Amish Mafia

Christian Piatt | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Christian Piatt

As several of the folks interviewed on the show indicate, the Amish people are held up by many as a stereotype of humble, innocent simplicity. And while this is true in many cases, there are also darker sides to the culture.

Jason Linkins

'Buckwild' Is What Happens When People Stop Being Polite And Start Producing Poverty Voyeurism

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

"Buckwild," the West Virginia-centered MTV reality show that's been compared to both "Jersey Shore" and "Jackass," is set for its second airing tonigh...

What Is It Like To Be on "The Real World"?

Quora | Posted 02.02.2013 | TV
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Katelynn Cusanelli, TV Personality, UNIX Systems Engineer, @k8mnstr Being on MTV's TRW ...

Is Human Intellect on the Downward Slide?

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Humans are complex animals. Our intelligence is a complex adaptation. And the diverse and surprising ways in which we use it today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios.

How A Reality Cooking Show Helped Me Find My True Talent

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.13.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

I am not "the best" at anything. I can do a few things adequately. I can drive a 5-speed on the steepest hills in San Francisco. I can captain a sailboat. I can do a back handspring (at least, I used to be able to do this). But that's hardly "the best."

Ad Review: LG -- Elevator, So Real It's Scary

Josh Okungbaiye | Posted 01.04.2013 | Media
Josh Okungbaiye

Is it Halloween, April Fools or both? That was the question I asked myself after I watched the LG advert by SuperHeroes Amsterdam online.

Reality Bites: Five Startup Entrepreneurs Dish on What It Really Takes

Rebekah Iliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Rebekah Iliff

From inside the bubble I bring you insights from some of tech's most inspiring and innovative entrepreneurs.

Jill Zarin Needs to Stop Complaining

Joshua Estrin | Posted 12.18.2012 | TV
Joshua Estrin

While I rarely share my opinion and rather choose to stick to the facts. I find myself compelled to offer my thoughts on the recent appearance of ex Real Housewife Jill Zarin on the hugely successful What Happens Live with host Andy Cohen.

Chef Ron Of 'Sweet Genius' Is Not What You Think

Joshua Estrin | Posted 12.15.2012 | Food
Joshua Estrin

Ron Ben-Israel, host of the Food Network's mega-hit Sweet Genius is neither reclusive nor shy... he is admittedly quirky with just enough of an edge to make us wonder what is he really thinking.

Is Honey Boo Boo the New Fonzie?

Jim Moret | Posted 11.25.2012 | Entertainment
Jim Moret

At their core, both Fonzie and Honey Boo Boo are unapologetically true to themselves and full of heart. While they both get into mischief, neither seem to have a malicious bone in their bodies. That is the true appeal of both characters.

64th Emmy Awards: Setting the Record Straight

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 11.25.2012 | TV
Conchita Sarnoff

Jimmy Kimmel's opening statement honoring Philo T. Farnsworth as the creator of the American television at the 64th Emmy Awards was incorrect. It was in fact, General David Sarnoff, who created the American Television Industry as we know it today.

Broadway Gets Its Own Reality Mini-Series

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

Last night marked the debut of the new PBS mini-series, "Broadway or Bust," which follows 60 high school students from around the United States as the...

T.I. & Tiny and The Obamas Usher In National Black Family Month

Kelly Smith Beaty | Posted 11.07.2012 | Black Voices
Kelly Smith Beaty

I'm not a politician but I've always admired their ability to ceremonially proclaim days, weeks, and months in recognition of that which they deemed important. That said, by the power vested in me, I hereby pronounce September 2012 as Black Family Month!

10 Skills to Thrive in PR Learned from Reality TV

Fauzia Burke | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Fauzia Burke

Recently, I thought working in PR is a lot like being a candidate in a reality competition: same pressures, same deadlines, same high expectations.

The 'Bachelor Pad' Contestants Demonstrate Their Spelling Skills (Or Not)

Lincee Ray | Posted 10.27.2012 | TV
Lincee Ray

I weep for the future of this great country and the public education system, and hope that even though I subject myself to watching this monstrosity, I am not losing a significant amount of functioning brain cells.

Teresa Giudice Begs Bravo to Leave Out a Few "Ingredientses"

Joshua Estrin | Posted 10.26.2012 | Entertainment
Joshua Estrin

The latest buzz in the world of reality television is that Teresa Giudice is not happy about how Bravo portrayed the interaction that occurred between her and husband Joe during a recent EPICSODE of The Real Housewives Of New Jersey.

Bricks: A Docuseries Slice of Black Gay Life in NYC

Rob Smith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

For one intense and drama-filled month back in April, cameras followed me and eight other gay black men of various ages and career paths as we lived our lives, followed our dreams, and got to know one another. The result is Bricks.

'Bachelor Pad' Recap: Stunts, Smooches And (Baseball) Swinging In Week 4

Lincee Ray | Posted 10.13.2012 | TV
Lincee Ray

Chris notes that the only way to shut Jamie up is to stick his tongue down her throat, while she visualizes finalizing the bridesmaid gown color swatches on her Pinterest board.