Rock Star: INXS hyped with ambiguous Rock Star Go Home web site

Someone is trying really hard to get us to care what rockstargohome.com actually is; a cryptic press release and apparently mostly empty site are supposed to tempt us. I don’t have the patience to try to figure it out or care, since it’s mostly just an online promo for Mark Burnett’s forthcoming CBS series Rock Star: INXS.

But the site is continuing to hype itself by announcing that it will soon host a blog written by Stephen Perkins, of Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros. In a press release, Perkins said, “As for Rock Star Go Home, I have to be close-lipped about the site for now. But once it launches, that blog is my domain to offer up the good, the bad, the u-g-l-y.”

The site’s founder, Adam Pick, continues to be a big tease in the new release, saying “Like all great reality shows, there’s an excellent, counter-intuitive twist about to be unleashed.” Someone please wake me up when that happens.

By the way, helping to make this one of the most pre-whored shows in CBS’ history, the band has posted behind-the-scenes pictures on its web site.

Behind-the-scenes exclusive gallery [INXS.com]
Rock Star Go Home! (and the hidden section) [rockstargohome.com]

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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