Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lauren Conrad Dating Justin Bobby?

Audrina Patridge is p.o.ed that Lauren Conrad is dating Justin Bobby, her dirty, unshowered, loser d-bag on again off again boyfriend.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Spencer and Heidi to Marry on TV?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag of The Hills say they plan to marry on tv. I'm not sure any network is interested in paying for that privilege, so I have a feeling it's just them seeking some more publicity.

Ridiculous Speculation Over the Demise of The Hills

Speculation over the future of The Hills. Last night's season premiere was excellent.

Preview of The Amazing Race 13

An ex-NFL player and his estranged wife, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and her actor brother, recent divorcees, a pair of Southern belles and fraternity brothers are among the 11 two-person teams hurrying for the finish line - and the $1 million grand prize - on the upcoming 13th edition of CBS'"The Amazing Race." Click for this full preview of The Amazing Race 13.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Entrepreuner Blog: The University Kid

For those who are interested, there is a valuable entrepreneur blog called The University Kid. It is the website of Jason Pereira, also knows as The University Kid or TUK for short. There of tons of make money online blogs out there. Some of them are useful, but many are run by people who don't know how to make money online but try to fake it and others merely parrot the same information that the A list bloggers provide. TUK originally focused on making money online but has since shifted to a more entrepreneurial outlook.

TUK's entrepreneurial outlook is refreshing and sets it apart from other MMO blogs. The typical MMO post is "Here is a new affiliate program, I think it's great, please sign up for it under this link with my affiliate referral code so I can make money off of you, thank you very much." TUK's approach is to show different real world ways you can make money online, things like site flipping, domain flipping, get paid to offers, etc. He does it in a way that is enjoyable and not cheesy. Its entrepreneurial focus is different and positive.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Jake Hanson Returns to TV in Swingtown

Jake "the man of principle" Hanson from Melrose Place has finally made his triumphant return to tv in "Swingtown." It's a pretty bad show.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Dumbest Move in Survivor History

Erik the ice cream scooper made what has to be the dumbest move in Survivor history, if not reality tv history, by agreeing to give up the immunity idol to the women and promptly having every one of them vote him off. What a moron!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Brody Jenner, Jason Wahler Get Reality TV Shows

Brody Jenner and Jason Wahler continue to make a living out of doing nothing. Both claim to have deals for reality tv shows in the works.

The Ten Commandments of Big Brother 9

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Heidi Montag "Heidiwood" Sign Idea Nixed

If you are among those who dismiss Heidi Montag as being just another product of another reality show, consider this: Montag has a clothing line, a music career that continues despite a disastrous first attempt at a music video, and she even had hopes of altering the famous Hollywood sign to say “Heidiwood” in time for a splashy April 11 fashion show. According to Us Weekly, Montag’s publicity team (who deserves congrats in their own right for turning Montag into the brand she is) wasn’t able to make it happen. Los Angeles city council member Tom LaBonge told the magazine, “We rarely accept alterations of an historic monument.”

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Next Season on The Hills: More of Spencer Pratt's Sister

Next season of The Hills will feature more air time for Stephanie Pratt, Spencer's sister, who seems like a bigger loser than Spencer. The picture to the left is her mugshot for shoplifting and drug charges.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The Hills Admits It Is Fake

The Hills has ended its reluctance to admit that it is not all real, adding a disclaimer to its British run that scenes may be "created purely for entertainment purposes."

Latest American Idol Sex Scandal

Link here.

Interview with Ali and Bette Sue (Pink Team) From Biggest Loser Couples

Interview with Ali and Bette Sue from Biggest Loser Couples on game play, throwing challenges and revenge votes.

Real World 21 Now Casting

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Hills' Guide to Los Angeles

Paris Hilton Update

Paris Hilton is trying to buy her way into being named godmother to Nicole Richie's daughter Harlow, and she really wants people to leave Britney Spears alone.

Beverly Hills 90210 Stars: Where Are They Now?

Comprehensive update on the cast of Beverly Hills 90210. This updates the whole cast, not just the main stars like Brandon Walsh and Dylan McKay.

Monday, January 21, 2008

TK and Rachel Win The Amazing Race

TK and Rachel won The Amazing Race. Great episode recap here.

More Reaction to Gene Simmons' Firing on Celebrity Apprentice

My own view on Gene Simmons' approach to Celebrity Apprentice was that he wasn't getting paid much to do the show, so he probably just wanted to go on for a few weeks, create some buzz and have Donald Trump fire him in a blaze of glory before he could become stale to the audience. Whether you like or dislike KISS, you can't say those guys don't know showmanship. He has mastered the George Costanza art of leaving while you're on top.

CNBC has an interview with Gene Simmons done by Jim Cramer, who was a guest judge with Ivanka.

Perhaps I'm in the minority for liking Gene in general and on the Celebrity Apprentice in particular, as the blogosphere seems glad he's gone. See here, here and here, for example.

Here is a poll asking if people think Gene wanted to be fired.

Update on Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag

Here is the latest news on fake couple Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, or "MTV-reality-scum" as LAist calls them. They made an appearance at the premiere of Cloverfield, and Heidi looked like she has had more plastic surgery. Spencer hit on other girls while Heidi was talking, but he later denied that to US Magazine (he's so trustworthy). They partied in Canada -- pictures here, here, and here.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Donald Trump is an Idiot for Firing Gene Simmons

Donald Trump fired Gene Simmons on Celebrity Apprentice last night. Amazingly stupid move on his part. With Gene gone, ratings will plummet. The women on the show have no star power or personality, and the men (except for Gene) aren't that special. I highly doubt that Tito Ortiz really has a multibillion dollar company, as he kept whining in episode two. I think The Donald was worried that Gene is The Man and that he was becoming the alpha male of the show over Trump himself, so he fired him to avoid having one of the contestants be more popular than him.

Britney Spears is a Mess

Britney Spears never ceases to amaze me with her ability to take her life to a new low. Between the pointless driving around town for smokes and Red Bulls with the paparazzi in tow, the slutty behavior with loser guys, the pregnancy test shopping, the AP having her obituary ready in case she passes away soon, etc., she has been a complete train wreck lately. Here is what Britney Spears needs to do to get her life back together. America loves celebrities who turn themselves around (or even those who pretend to do so). If she would just take a shower, stop sleeping around so much, act like a good mother to her children and otherwise get her act together, she could be liked again.

Are Spencer and Heidi Re-Engaged?

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag staged a fake shopping trip for engagement rings, and then she appeared in public last night with a ring on her left finger. I think this is a scam to keep them in the news. (Hat tip: Backseat).

Spencer Pratt: The Complete Bio

Link here.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Friday, December 28, 2007

Real World Hollywood

For the next season of The Real World, MTV didn't even bother to pretend that the cast members aren't wannabe actors. The show will be set in Hollywood and feature a cast of talentless actors.

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt Break Off Engagement

The Hills' Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have broken off their engagement. For some reason, Us Magazine thought this news was worthy of a cover story, with a picture of Heidi pretending to pout. It's a fairly open secret that The Hills is, unfortunately, not the most "real" reality tv show on the planet, but it's fun to watch anyway.

Mischa Barton Drove While On Pot, Pills and Booze

Add The O.C.'s Marissa Cooper Mischa Barton to the list of celebrities who can afford to take a taxi and/or limo but instead choose to drive while under the influence, in Mischa's case booze, pot and pills.

Spencer Pratt Pretends to be Nice

Spencer Pratt, loser co-star of The Hills and part of a fake showmance with Heidi Montag, has been trying to rehabilitate his reputation by pretending to be nice. He served food to the homeless on Christmas and handed out cash in a North Carolina school.

Friday, December 14, 2007

The Sports Guy on Isaac from Real World Sydney

The Sports Guy nominates Isaac Stout from the Real World Sydney for Coolest Newcomer of the Year. (Click link and scroll down two thirds of the page to the Niners over Vikings heading.)

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Bachelor: After the Final Rose Audience Seemed Surprised Another Bachelor Fails at Romance

The audience for The Bachelor: After the Final Rose seemed wildly clueless the other night. They actually appeared irritated that Brad had dissed Jenni and DeAnna, apparently oblivious to the fact that every other Bachelor season has resulted in failure. (Yes, I understand that Byron and Mary claim to still be together, but she was arrested for beating the crap out of Byron on Wednesday -- not a picture of stability). Do they not understand that that's exactly what happens every season on The Bachelor? And give Bachelor Brad Womack a break. If he didn't want to marry Jenni or DeAnna, he was right to break it off with both rather than keep up the charade because the cameras were rolling.

Linda Divorcing Hulk Hogan Before Lawsuit Against Nick Drains Bank Account

The Immortal Hulk Hogan, fourteen time Heavyweight Champion of the World, was sucker punched with divorce papers from his wife Linda. Hogan claimed not to know about it until reporters "knocked the bottom out" of him. The timing of her filing papers seems interesting -- could it be that she's worried that a potential lawsuit against minor child Nick for drunkenly crashing his car and turning his non-seatbelt-wearing passenger into a vegetable will drain the Hulkster's community property?

Mary Beats The Crap Out of The Bachelor Byron

Mary from The Bachelor -- stage name Mary Delgado and real name Maribel Liliana Delgado -- was arrested for beating the crap out of The Bachelor Byron Velvick the day after they lovingly appeared on a special edition of this season's series entitled After the Final Rose. I've posted her mugshot on the left. It is consistent with my belief that so many people on tv, whether they are real actors or reality tv characters, are nowhere near as attractive in real life as they appear to be on tv. She appeared on Bachelor Brad Womack's After the Final Rose show on Tuesday with Byron to discuss her engagement and future marriage to Byron and then punched him in the mouth the next night. It's hard to figure these two out. Most Bachelor couples, obviously, either are not into each other but pretend to be for the sake of the show or are but then the Bachelor realizes after the show that he can all of a sudden get girls he couldn't before the show so he dumps the girl (see Bob Guiney). These two never seemed to fit into either category.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Spencer Pratt is Full of Himself

The Hills' Spencer Pratt is positively oozing self-esteem. Or is that self-delusion? “I would do reality TV forever,” Spence said in the latest issue of Life & Style. “It’s so much cooler to have people come up to me and be like 'Spencer Pratt' than to be Orlando Bloom, who’s famous for being some pirate.” If Orlando bothered to bicker back, his reply would probably sound like, “Spencer who?” Link here (scroll down).

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Jenni from The Bachelor's Resume

Here is a link to the resume of The Bachelor contestant Jenni Croft. The other bachelorettes don't like her because Brad Womack obviously likes and is attracted to her, so they make up little criticisms of her like the dreaded "she's here for the wrong reasons." In the world of reality dating shows, that seems to be the worst form of slander for some reason. A bachelorette can call another girl the worst names imaginable and they'll hug and make up within five minutes, but if one suggests that another is "here for the wrong reasons," it starts World War III. Jenni has done a lot of minor tv, modeling and dancing work and must move around a lot from city to city, which makes her question to Brad about whether she could stay in Phoenix for a year before moving to Austin a little suspicious.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Lauren Conrad's Clothing Line

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's Weird Assisted Suicide Pact

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have entered into a mutual assisted suicide pact. “Ozzy and I have absolutely come to the same decision. We believe 100 percent in euthanasia so have drawn up plans to go to the assisted suicide flat in Switzerland if we ever have an illness that affects our brains. If Ozzy or I ever got Alzheimer's, that's it — we'd be off,” she revealed to the paper. “We gathered the kids around the kitchen table, told them our wishes and they've all agreed to go with it.”

Question for Sharon: How will you tell if Ozzy has an illness that affects his brain? He's practically a vegetable already from decades of massive drug use.

Interview with Daniele from Big Brother 8

Here is an interview with Big Brother 8 runner up Daniele. I am shocked to report that her boyfriend is now an ex-boyfriend.

Biggest Loser Can Still Inspire Audiences

The Biggest Loser is an underrated show. Commentary here.

Rachel Ray's "So You Think You Can Cook"

Rachel Ray is launching "So You Think You Can Cook?" — a nationwide search for an enterprising foodie. "We just want to give a person — a real person, not a chef or somebody specially trained to do this for a living — a shot at showing everybody their personality and how much fun you can have with food," Ray, 39, said in a telephone interview Wednesday with The Associated Press. Ray and her producers will narrow the field of candidates to five promising cooks, who will undergo two weeks of intense competitions and challenges before a winner is announced on the air in late November.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Heidi Montag Denies That Implants are Revenge

Heidi Montag denies that her breast implants are revenge, despite posing with her cover shot of Us Magazine with the bold headline "Revenge Plastic Surgery."

While the headline on the cover of the new Us Weekly screams “Plastic Surgery Revenge,” Heidi told “Access” that a troubled body image led to her decision to undergo breast augmentation and a nose job. In fact, she revealed that she was shocked by the use of the word “revenge.” “It’s a headline and that’s what sells magazines,” Heidi conceded. “It’s not like, ‘Let’s get plastic surgery for fun.’ It was something that was really painful and tormenting for me throughout my life.”

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Big Brother Houseguests Paid $750 Per Week

The houseguests receive a stipend for each week they’re in the house, and also for the time they spend sequestered as part of the jury. Thus, the houseguests tend to be anxious to make it least to sequester; there, they get paid to just relax, not play a game or eat oatmeal “slop.” If they’re evicted earlier, they don’t get that additional jury-duty pay.

This season, Jen confirmed that the stipend was $750 per week when she was considering refusing to go to the sequester house, and that’s been the standard stipend for nearly every season (for last year’s all-star season, the stipend was reported to have increased to $4,000 per week).

A jury member for Big Brother 8 would be in the house for 81 days as of Tuesday, the live finale. That’s 11.5 weeks, not including the time they spent sequestered before the series began. So, jury members would receive somewhere around $9,000 for their work, plus any prizes. America’s Player, Eric, earned $40,000 performing his tasks, for example, while Dustin took $5,000 during a competition. And, of course, there are the prizes: $500,000 for the winner, Dick, and $25,000 for the runner-up, Daniele.

Monday, September 24, 2007

The Bachelor Starts Tonight

Don't forget that The Bachelor starts tonight.

Bachelor Andy Baldwin Moves on from Tessa Horst

The Bachelor's Andy Baldwin has moved on quickly after breaking up with winner Tessa Horst.

Survivor Johnnie Fairplay and Girlfriend Expecting Baby

Survivor's Jon Dalton, also known as Jonny Fairplay, and his girlfriend, Michelle Deighton from America's Next Top Model, are expecting a baby.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Wall Street Journal Column on Kid Nation

The Wall Street Journal has a column on Kid Nation:
Let's start with the parents who dragged their little darlings into audition rooms in the first place and signed the yard-long contracts on their behalf. These "guardians" are now complaining about everything from too little oversight (resulting in at least one child drinking bleach) to too much oversight (some of the youngsters were reportedly fed scripted lines). Don't be surprised, though, if they hire a lawyer and start shaking down the network for some postcontractual compensation.

The whole controversy has been manna to one group, however--the Screen Actors Guild, which has been looking for an opportunity to clamp down on reality shows, in which nonunion amateurs are said to be stealing from the mouths of Hollywood's professional starving waiters. It's true that the $5,000 stipend paid to each child, which works out to less than $9 an hour, isn't exactly Dakota Fanning cash. But it's more than most 16-year-olds make from their summer jobs.

Reality TV has long been the nemesis of the unions, whose power depended on an entertainment oligopoly that itself is rapidly being blown up by the Internet, YouTube and the like. But if they want to know why shows like "Kid Nation" that at least attempt a family-friendly premise are catching on, here's a clue: A study from the Parents Television Council reported this week that sexual and violent content has climbed to record levels during traditional family programming time, but the most wholesome fare was the reality shows.

Nonetheless, the response to "Kid Nation" is unsurprising in a culture that increasingly tries to protect kids (and not just kids) from everything, including secondhand smoke and sugary bottled juices. The one thing you can't protect kids from is themselves. As the saying goes, kids are people too--with all the mischief included. If that ends up being the lesson of "Kid Nation," it might actually be a useful one.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Fall Reality TV Show Preview

Andy Dehnart has a preview of the fall reality tv shows. Click the link for the latest on Survivor, Kid Nation, The Bachelor, Nashville, The Apprentice, The Biggest Loser, Beauty and the Geek 3, America's Next Top Model, Dancing with the Stars, Kitchen Nightmares, The Search for the Next Great American Band, Oprah's Big Give, Supernanny, Wife Swap, Extreme Home Makeover, and something called Farmer Wants a Wife.

Big Brother 8: Jessica and Jameka on the Block

Eric spent most of last night's episode moping about Jessica's possible eviction. He feels responsible for not taking Zach out last week, as Jessica wanted to do. He's nearly in tears for most of the episode. Jessica makes it clear to Eric that she's irritated with him.

Daniele and Evel Dick have another argument, this time over her occupation as a waitress. Jessica told a story about when she was young she was asked what she wanted to do when she was grown up, and her response was either President of the United States or a waitress. Dick made a joke equating that with a choice between being President or being a stripper. Daniele gave E.D. some attitude over that one.

Dick showed the old guy still has some game when Janelle from seasons 6 and 7 returned to the house for the Golden Power of Veto competition. He flirted her up big time. Janelle said that Dick smells good. I wouldn't think a chain smoking slob like him would smell good. Daniele wins POV (what else is new?) and in the end decides not to use it, keeping Zach's original choices of Jessica and Jameka on the block.

Thursday night is a special double eviction episode. Expect the unexpected.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Trump Wants Paris, Britney and Lindsay on The Apprentice

Building up pre-season buzz for his “Celebrity Apprentice,” Donald Trump wants to invite Hollywood’s bad-girl trifecta to join the show. But is this solely a grab for the headlines, like last month’s Rosie O’Donnell invite? According to an interview with the New York Post’s Page Six, he’s serious.

“We're negotiating with Britney right now.” The Donald told Page Six. (Doesn’t he know that’s almost enough to get a subpoena from K-Fed's lawyer?!) “Can you imagine her doing it? We're not sure what will happen. She's a [expletive] mess. And that little reality show she had did nothing. But she likes the idea of being on television and I think she'd be great.”

Apparently Paris Hilton wants in on the fun. “(She) wants to be on, and we're thinking about it, but I don't know if we're going to do it,” Trump said.

What about LiLo? “Another (expletive) mess,” said the blunt billionaire. “We haven't asked her yet, but I'm going to call her this week. It would be a positive thing for her to do … for all of them,” he boasted to Page Six.