Kristin says second Laguna Beach season will be “more … fun”

MTV’s Laguna Beach returns for a second season Monday, and “it’ll be more about having fun,” Kristin Cavallari tells the Ventura County Star. That’s “more … fun” than last season, which apparently wasn’t fun because of all of its deep philosophical discussions and its relentless focus on the periodic table of the elements.

Kristin, who told the paper that “she hopes the reality show will help her plans for an acting and broadcasting career,” says the show has “been the best experience of my life. It changed my life and I learned a lot about myself and people in general.”

Of course, that doesn’t mean she was happy with the editing. Even without interviews and other reality TV conventions–which Laguna Beach shuns in favor of a drama-like look and feel–Kristin says things weren’t always as they seemed. “I was definitely upset when I saw it,” she says. Among other things, she’s not rich or spoiled like those kids on the other OC show. “I think it’s a misconception. I do happen to live in an amazing place, but I don’t have a credit card. My dad … doesn’t give me money every time I ask for it.”

‘Laguna Beach’ will be a more fun place this year
[Ventura County Star]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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