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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.

My Twelve-Year Love Affair With Survivor: Keeping the Excitement Alive After More Than a Decade Together

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 06.19.2013 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

Survivor and I have been together for 12 years, or half of my life. Twelve years of blood, sweat, tears, emotional breakdowns, immunity idols, blindsides, monsoons, torch-snuffing, and vaguely symbolic close-ups of exotic animals.

WATCH: What Makes 'The Voice' So Successful? Mark Burnett Reveals The Secret

OWN | Posted 04.16.2013 | OWN

In addition to producing the incredibly successful miniseries "The Bible," Mark Burnett is also the master behind reality singing competition "The Voi...

Britain's Reality TV Doyenne: The News "Presenter" is Over

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

CANNES, The traditional role of a host of documentaries or news shows, or "presenter" in the parlance of British television, is over says Liz Warner, ...

Visiting a "Winter Wonderland" -- Switzerland

Elise Doganieri | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Elise Doganieri

In my opinion, there's no better way to travel through Europe than by train. Europe has a fantastic rail system, and it's a more relaxed way to travel.

Starting Over at 62

Robert Julian | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

For the duration of our relationship, Patrick and I had no siblings, parents, or offspring; we were each other's only family. And I grew up as an only child. Now I am starting over at the age of 62. I will feel this, all of it.

Has America Become Too Competitive?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Jim Taylor

Why has America embraced competitiveness to the point of absurdity? Answers to this question can be found at all levels from our culture to the human psyche.

Divorce Is Getting The Reality Show Treatment

AP | Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce

NEW YORK — Bravo has new series coming on two sides of marriage: the newlywed year and divorce. The network said Tuesday that a new series, "Ne...

'Real Housewife' Aviva Drescher: 'Care About Kindness'

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 05.31.2013 | TV
Evan Ross Katz

"Own who you are: the good, the bad, the ugly, the different. Nobody's perfect. Gay, in my opinion, is beautiful. Love is beautiful. And we should celebrate it all. My husband and I don't care about who's bonking who. We care about kindness."

What Has Oprah Got That You Don't?

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 05.27.2013 | TV
Michael Rosenblum

'What has Oprah got that you don't got?' The answer would be, her own TV network. But now you know you don't need one. And you don't need $315 million either. What do you need? Well, a camera. A living room. A personality. And YouTube... or something like that.

Chasing the Elusive Hobby

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

The question will come. Maybe not tomorrow or the next day, but it will come. And it's a question so hurtful, vile and unmerciful that only friends dare ask it: "So, what'd you do this weekend?"

Anatomy of a Movement: When Enough Was Enough

Sabrina Lamb | Posted 05.26.2013 | Black Voices
Sabrina Lamb

It felt like I was struck by a ton of bricks when I viewed the Oxygen Media pilot of their offensively titled All My Babies' Mamas. Now erased from the Internet, the 'show' depicted the most egregious stereotypes of black families.

Trampolining With the Stars and 10 Other Shows That Should Exist Now That Splash Does

Hulu.com | Posted 05.21.2013 | Comedy
Hulu.com

ABC knows what you're thinking: You want to see a sopping wet Louie Anderson struggle to find his way out of a pool on a weekly basis while Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh looks on, lying supine on a towel.

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."