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Ignoring the Publicity Seekers: A New Year's Resolution We Should All Make

Mitchell Bard | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

I think we're paying a price for our obsession with faux celebrity. So even though I know it's a losing battle, my 2012 New Year's resolution is meant to take a shot at fighting back.

Reality Weekly, Reality TV-Focused Magazine, Prepares For Launch

wwd.com | Posted 02.29.2012 | Media

REALITY CHECK: Kim Kardashian and her friends in reality TV land now have their very own mother ship, in the form of a magazine where all their antics...

Saving for a "Collagen" Education: Can We Go Any Lower Than Toddlers & Tiaras?

David Fagin | Posted 02.29.2012 | TV
David Fagin

Watch five minutes of Toddlers & Tiaras, TLC's controversial reality show featuring virtual infants learning all the wrong life lessons in the guise of a beauty pageant, and tell me the world isn't coming to an end.

Has Kim Richards Left Rehab?

Posted 02.28.2012 | Celebrity

UPDATE: Kim Richards is indeed still in rehab, according to Richards' rep. Has she or hasn't she? While People magazine reports that "Real Ho...

'Real Housewife' Kim Richards' Ex-Husband Dishes On Her Rehab Stay

Posted 08.01.2013 | Celebrity

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Kim Richards checked into a rehab center earlier this month after a tumultuous year played out on Bravo, and n...

WATCH: NeNe Leakes: Reality TV Breaks Up Relationships

Posted 12.08.2011 | Black Voices

On a recent episode of "The Talk" realty star NeNe Leakes made a special guest appearance where she opened up on how "real" and unscripted the confron...

What Do Muslims Do When Babies Are Born? New 'All-American Muslim' Episode Highlights Ritual

Posted 12.02.2011 | Religion

Ever wondered how Muslims welcome children into the world? The upcoming episode of TLC's reality show, All-American Muslim, highlights the Call to ...

The Fraud of Authentic Leadership

Elise Lelon | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business
Elise Lelon

Leaders who describe themselves as "authentic" are like sentences that start with, "To be honest." Whenever big cheeses proclaim "authentic leadership" as their effective guiding principle, chances are they're not so authentic, and they may not be effective or principled either.

Crystal Bell

'DWTS': J.R.'s Perfect Scores & Nancy Falls From Grace

HuffingtonPost.com | Crystal Bell | Posted 01.08.2012 | Entertainment

Bruno called it a night of miracles in the ballroom during this week's 'Dancing With the Stars' -- and I have to agree. It was the last dance-off befo...

Don't Tread on Me -- Again. American Scripted Reality Writers Deserve Same Rights as Their British Counterparts

Lowell Peterson | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Lowell Peterson

For over a year, the Writers Guild of America East has been working to unionize those considered the "sweatshop workers" of the television writing profession, the writers and producers of scripted reality television shows.

Jaweed Kaleem

Muslim Reality Show, 'All-American Muslim,' To Premiere On TLC (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion

What's life like as a Muslim-American? A new eight-part series on TLC that premieres November 13 will try to answer that question by following the ...

Poverty Porn? 'Remake America' Serves Up Household Struggle As TV Fare

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

As if we needed further proof that everything is now fair game for televised entertainment, two producers behind the wildly successful weight-loss reality show "The Biggest Loser" are creating a new series that will depict the lives of ordinary Americans struggling with the wreckage of the Great Recession.

Work of Art: Episode One, "Schlock Art"

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn

We meet Season 2 contestants at the Brooklyn Museum. The challenge, entitled "Schlock Art," is cool -- but I don't want to see these kitsch cast-offs in this museum so full of treasures! The pun is clear to the artists -- to get to the top of the art world, they must start from the bottom.

Pop Art Meets The General Pop

Bill Powers | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Bill Powers

A funny thing happened last week when I visited an Ivy League MFA class with a friend of mine who was guest lecturing... I felt like I was back on set. The conversations between faculty and students were nearly identical to the talks Jerry Saltz, China Chow and I had with the artist contestants on our show during crits.

Friday Talking Points -- What I'd Call "Class Warfare"

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome back, everyone, to this week's edition of So You Think You Can President?!? Just to remind everyone, this year we've got the Republican field of candidates for the party's nomination.

Thomas Schlamme Takes Flight With Pan Am

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

"These women were college educated, spoke multiple languages, were traveling the world... they didn't want to become secretaries, teachers, or wives at that point in their lives. They just wanted some adventure."

Kate Gosselin's Worried About Life After 'Kate Plus 8'

Posted 11.07.2011 | Celebrity

We've watched Jon and Kate Gosselin raise their eight children in front of reality show cameras. We've seen countless family vacations, temper tantrum...

Bravo To Air 'Housewives' Suicide Special

ew.com | Posted 10.30.2011 | Entertainment

Bravo will air a special that addresses the suicide of Russell Armstrong, sources tell EW....

WATCH: Bravo's 'Work Of Art' Returns For Season 2

Posted 10.25.2011 | Arts

Bravo's art world version of Project Runway will return for a season 2. The competition, called "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist," pits 14 artists ...

Hollywood Walk Of Fame On Honoring Reality Stars: 'Hell To The No'

Posted 10.25.2011 | Entertainment

Though the TV networks are getting rich off of its low budget and high revenue margins, the creatives in Tinseltown still, it seems, refuse to accept ...

Reality Bites

Nedda Alammar | Posted 10.24.2011 | Entertainment
Nedda Alammar

The one thing I've learned is that money can't buy you class; but it definitely can buy you a spot on a reality show. If that's what you truly want.

Celebrity Culture, Media and Presidential Politics

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media
Paul Stoller

In this media environment, many pundits are compelled to reflect upon the nonsensical, which, in the end, gives the nonsensical a degree of public credibility.

JLove Addresses Bachelorette Ben Rumors

Posted 10.18.2011 | Celebrity

Jennifer Love Hewitt is trying to clear up rumors that she is dating 'Bachelorette' runner-up Ben Flajnik. The actress started the speculation when sh...

Are Reality Shows Turning Deadly?

Jim Moret | Posted 10.17.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Moret

Did the strain of appearing on a Bravo reality show destroy the marriage of one of its stars and lead to her husband taking his own life?

PHOTOS: Kendall & Kylie's New Shoot

Celebuzz | Posted 11.08.2011 | Celebrity

Kylie and Kendall Jenner just gave fans a glimpse of their shoot they are on right now with Nick Saglimbeni- one of Kim Kardashian's favorite photogra...