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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."

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.