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The Bachelorette Week 2 Recap: I'd Rather Have Miss Piggy as My Mom

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 07.24.2012 | TV
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

Here's the other thing: Miss Piggy is so much more charismatic than Emily. It was almost unfair they had to share screen time. There was a running gag of Piggy getting jealous of Em and Kermit. And despite Kermit's best efforts to compliment Emily, it was clear he's way out of her league.

Life Lessons From Reality Stars' Novels

BuzzFeed | Posted 05.21.2012 | Women

"Not everyone was born to put on a rubber apron and split atoms in a kitchen with a meat cleaver. Some people contributed to the world in a different-...

The Bachelorette Week 1 Recap: "You Gotta Just Put on Your Big Girl Pants and Move on With It"

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 07.15.2012 | TV
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

The time has come again to watch 25 men with questionable sanity vie for the affections of one woman with questionable desirability.

Reality Dating Show Features Two Local Celebs

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.28.2012 | Detroit

Can you convince a celebrity to take you on a date without seeing who you are? What if you had a hometown advantage? When new Fox show "The Choice"...

'New Girl' Creator Talks Hollywood's 'Double Standard'

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women

Created by Elizabeth Meriwether (No Strings Attached), New Girl revolves around a socially awkward teacher, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who-after discover...

A Conversation With Decorator and Reality TV Star Mary McDonald

Blue Carreon | Posted 04.27.2012 | HuffPost Home
Blue Carreon

On the reality television show Million Dollar Decorators, Mary McDonald won viewers with her lush and stunning design projects as well as with her biting sense of humor. Here, Mary talks about great ideas and being naughty.

The 8 Nastiest Reality TV Villains

Dan Renzi | Posted 06.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Dan Renzi

Here are the best of the worst, the most dangerous of villains, the nastiest players whose tactics would make even Machiavelli himself blush.

Popular TV Show Sued For Worker Discrimination

AP | SHEILA BURKE | Posted 06.18.2012 | Business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two black men are taking "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" to court with a lawsuit that claims the reality shows are bloc...

The Evolution Of TV Dating

TresSugar | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette may fill our dating show quota these days, but there's a long history of TV shows about the crazy world of dating. W...

Alton Brown Fumes At Mark Bittman Over Food TV Comments

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.12.2012 | Food

Sorry, food television stars: New York Times columnist Mark Bittman probably isn't a fan. According to Capital New York, the scribe behind The Min...

Are You An Elitist For Judging The Moms On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'?

Babble.com | Posted 06.11.2012 | Parents
Babble.com

I'm well aware that my judging the pageant moms is hypocritical. After all, I watch the show. But is it classist?

Shahs of Sunset: Episode 4's New Lows

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 06.05.2012 | TV
Charlotte Safavi

First, GG looked like an ugly duckling in that ridiculous outfit, no swansong here. Second, no self-respecting Persian party for adults starts in daylight at 7:00 p.m.

In the Political Game Today, Divided We Fall

FSView | Posted 06.03.2012 | College
FSView

Somewhere amongst the blob of partisan political analysis, reality television contests and mass commercialization that makes up our popular culture, is a world of politics that attempts to fit in. The problem is, real political discussion cannot exist in such a setting.

The Shahs of Seacrest

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Shirin Sadeghi

Iranian Americans now know what Italian Americans felt when Jersey Shore hit the scene. Ryan Seacrest has compiled a less-than-impressive sample of one of America's most highly educated and financially successful minorities, to showcase the cosmetically-altered soul of Tehrangeles.

Ask Kathy Griffin A Question!

Posted 03.29.2012 | Women

Actress, comedian and author Kathy Griffin is joining me soon on Mondays with Marlo! Ask her anything you'd like to know about: Her new talk show "K...

Hunger Games: Reality TV Gone Wild?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.28.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Rosenbaum

The Hunger Games is about reality TV taken to its most terrible end. It is the Roman Colosseum. A massive, deadly distraction that provides an opiate to the masses.

Shahs of Sunset: Episode 3 With a Nugget From Episode 1

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.28.2012 | TV
Charlotte Safavi

They are friends. I love this, I really do, because, believe it or not, Iranians of different cultural backgrounds do get along... and despite the current political situation and its bigoted notions, they mostly have over the centuries Iran has been around.

Kristin Chenoweth Gabs About Reality Show Obsession

Posted 05.26.2012 | TV

Kristin Chenoweth and Anderson Cooper found a common ground, and almost forgot about the audience in the excitement on Monday's installment of "Anders...

What Is Reality on Reality TV?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Indeed, all these shows had their forebears in the days of radio. But, for the sake of argument, let's leave our family-tree tracing to the early days of TV. There are really only four models for most reality shows, four shows from which all others spring.

Jon Hamm On Reality TV (WATCH)

Posted 09.04.2013 | MarloThomas

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Brooklyn 11223

Michael Hirschorn | Posted 05.23.2012 | TV
Michael Hirschorn

Brooklyn 11223, despite some superficial similarities to Jersey Shore (twentysomething kids, a "bridge and tunnel" setting), is in fact far different. We strove for a level of verisimilitude that has gone missing from much reality TV recently.

Shahs of Sunset: Episode 2 and Counting

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.22.2012 | TV
Charlotte Safavi

This week I watched two very different Iranian worlds depicted in the powerful medium of film: one reality meticulously masked as fiction, one semi-fiction frivolously packaged as reality.

Shahs of Sunset: The Real Dish on Episode One

Charlotte Safavi | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Charlotte Safavi

I'm sad to say, Shahs of Sunset is good PR, given how misunderstood Iranian culture still is in the States.

Why 'Shahs Of Sunset' Goes Way Too Far

Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kia Makarechi

When family members and others first implored me to write a piece denouncing "Shahs," I resisted. There was little to say, I told them, that hadn't been said by countless other Iranian-Americans at media outlets large and small. The show trades on stereotypes like a cheap trick, sure, but isn't that the case with all reality television?

Why I Miss 'The Hills'

Cara McDonough | Posted 05.16.2012 | Women
Cara McDonough

But criticism aside -- and disagreeing with some, come on, those girls had jobs -- the true draw of "The Hills" was its ability to capture friendship in all its doom and glory.