Melissa says The Real World’s angle is “look at these fools.”

Melissa says The Real World’s angle is “look at these fools.”
The Real World New Orleans‘ Melissa has some advice (and “warnings”) for potential cast members. Among other things, she says the show isn’t about “you’ll love these kids,” it’s about “look at these fools.” She also says, “You will lose sleep. You will cry. You will wonder what the hell is going on all the time. You will live in a little bubble of regret and then pride and then regret.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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