Reality check: An actor’s reality TV past, Jersey Shore spin-offs’ declining popularity

Welcome to a new and entirely unoriginal—in name and format—feature, in which I’ll run down the stories that don’t fit anywhere else and/or don’t inspire a full-length post and/or rant. Link suggestions? Please send them!


Actor Emma Stone’s first gig was winning the 2004 VH1 reality series The New Partridge Family; she was Laurie Partridge in the pilot that never made it to series. [The Daily Beast]

Surprising: Snooki and JWoww are less popular than Pauly D, and the Jersey Shore magic doesn’t seem to be extending to their spin-offs. The women’s show had half a million fewer viewers than Pauly D’s. [Variety]

Jack Osbourne, who recently announced that he has multiple sclerosis, said on The Talk that was fired from an unnamed reality show via e.mail because of his MS; a British tabloid said the show is NBC’s Stars Earn Stripes, produced by Mark Burnett. [The Sun]

Frenchie Davis, kicked off of American Idol because the show discovered she masturbated on a web site called Daddy’s Little Girls, has come out as a lesbian. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

The Real World: St. Thomas cast member Brandon Kane may or may not be from Southie. Oh no. [BostInno]

If Saturday’s three-hour Big Baboon House special wasn’t enough of a Big Brother parody for you, here’s footage with Big Brother’s music. [YouTube]

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