How “snotty little sage” Kristin, who may be dating Aaron Carter, became the star of Laguna Beach

In Salon, Suzy Hansen analyzes how Laguna Beach‘s Kristin Cavalleri became the star of the show as she “stole every scene out from under Lauren’s espadrilles.”

Hansen argues that Kristin is “a snotty little sage, as if she’d graduated high school long ago, climbed in a time machine, and returned with a vengeance for another shot at teendom,” which makes her “a reminder that high school is the last breath of childhood, the twilight years of irresponsibility, and the tingly last days of brainless fun.”

One sure sign that Kristin’s celebrity has reached a pretty significant level is the fact that “Aaron Carter’s pals are putting it about that he’s totally dating” her, according to Lloyd Grove. While Kristin has been linked recently with Brody Jenner, even if this news is true, it’s kind of pathetic that “pop star” Aaron Carter has to use the star of an MTV high school reality show as a way to get attention.

Laguna biatch [Salon]
‘Laguna Beach’-combing (third item) [New York Daily News]

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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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.