Rimes paid $200K to host Nashville Star.

Rimes paid $200K to host Nashville Star.
How much does a reality TV show host get paid? If you’re LeAnn Rimes, the newly crowned host of Nashville Star 3, you’d receive $200,000 for nine episodes. That’s roughly $22,222.22 an hour. A producer told The Tennesean that, last year, the 21-year-old “was really relaxed and cool with contestants” when she appeared on the finale. And Nancy O’Dell shrieked and threw things at the contestants? The paper also reports that “LeAnn will fit in better with the Nashville Star’s new direction toward the contemporary end of things” as the show is “getting a youthful injection.”

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.