Heidi, Spencer get book-release headlines by shopping reality show, attacking Al Roker

Heidi and Spencer Pratt’s “insipid” book is being released today, and they’re all over the news. How amazing.

First, they’re making headlines thanks to an AP interview in which they claim to be shopping a reality series that would also include how famous they are. Despite the lack of details, that’s made headlines today, including here. Damn then for being such effective self-promoters. (If only they’d share their fame.)

Meanwhile, they were going to appear yesterday on The Today Show to promote How to Be Famous: Our Guide to Looking the Part, Playing the Press and Becoming a Tabloid Fixture–which, as of 9 a.m. ET, is the 17,866 most-popular book on Amazon.com–but were dropped.

A show spokesperson told Us Weekly, “Due to a change in the show’s schedule, we had to cancel the interview with Spencer and Heidi Pratt.”

Because they were going to be interviewed by Al Roker, who viciously “attached” poor Heidi during an interview earlier this summer, Spencer went after Roker on Twitter with misspelled insults and context-less allegations, plus potentially libelous accusations.

But being dropped from The Today Show doesn’t mean the media has tired of the couple, as a photo Heidi took at their book signing yesterday proves.

Heidi and Spencer shopping own reality show [AP]
Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag Today Show Interview Scrapped [Us Weekly]

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.