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Posts from: February 2007

Vincent Pastore quits Dancing with the Stars because it was too “physically demanding”

With less than three weeks to go before the debut of Dancing with the Stars 4, one of its stars has quit. Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore dropped out because the training for the competition was too “physically demanding,” he said. An ABC rep told the AP said he’d be replaced by the end of this …

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Antonella won’t be disqualified over photos; Simon, Ryan, and Randy support her

Antonella Barba, whose topless photos have been talked about far more than any actual performance on American Idol 6, will not be removed from the competition because of them. Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe said that she won’t be disqualified. Extra’s Mark McGrath reported last night that “Lythgoe [told] Extra he’s not kicking the Jersey girl …

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Idol judges are happier with the “good,” “better,” and “best” top 10 men

When Casey Kasem used to host America’s Top 40, before American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest took the job from him, I’d always turn it off during those melodramatic “request and dedication” segments. So, in honor of that show, I fast-forwarded through most the packages that preceded the men’s performances last night. The producers thought it’d be …

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reality blurred joining Federated Media; please tell them a little about yourself

In non-reality TV news, reality blurred has been invited to join Federated Media, an organization that says its mission is to “support independent website authors and audiences, by connecting them to marketers in an ongoing and robust conversation that feeds everyone involved.” In other words, they’re my new pimp. Seriously, I’m thrilled to be in …

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Santa Monica buses remove Top Model ads after complaints they “disrespect women”

Ads for The CW’s Top Model 8, which debuts tomorrow night, have been removed from buses in Santa Monica after some people complained. The promo shot, which is also used on the show’s web site, features the cast posing on rocks by a waterfall. They’re wearing bathing suits, some full and some bikini. “It’s a …

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