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Posts from: June 2004

MTV will reinvent reality TV with convention-less dramatic reality series Laguna Beach.

MTV will reinvent reality TV with convention-less dramatic reality series Laguna Beach. The network that ushered in the modern era of reality television is planning to reinvent the genre. MTV is planning Laguna Beach, an unscripted reality series that will exclude basically every reality TV show element that was born on The Real World. That …

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Fantasia enters Billboard charts at number 10 and will be number one next week.

Fantasia enters Billboard charts at number 10 and will be number one next week. American Idol 3‘s Fantasia–she’s now just known by her first name–has entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 10 with her single “I Believe”. The non-number one placement isn’t because her CD didn’t sell well, but because it sold so …

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Italy’s Big Brother, Grande Fratello, is Europe’s most popular version of the show.

Italy’s Big Brother, Grande Fratello, is Europe’s most popular version of the show. With more than one-sixth of Italy’s population tuning in to Grande Fratello, the nation’s version of Big Brother, the show is the most popular incarnation in Europe. According to Time magazine, production company Endemol says that “only Spain–another Latin country–has ratings that …

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