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Flavor of Love producers say their shows are “responsible” and “inclusive”

During production of Charm School, the Los Angeles Times stopped by to talk to executive producers Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego, who are responsible for most of VH1’s reality programming, from The Surreal Life to the 72,125 Flavor Flav-related series. The paper notes that some “criticize their shows as being racially offensive” and “perpetuate racial …

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Nicole Richie has “almost passed out” “four or five times” at Simple Life camp

Nicole Richie’s hospitalization for her weight delayed production on The Simple Life 4, and once production resumed six months later, she was briefly hospitalized after fainting. That apparently wasn’t an isolated incident. “Four or five times she’s felt really faint and almost passed out. She has to go into her trailer for a good part …

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Road Rules site’s “Vote Maximization Project” says it has voted more than 16,000 times

Although Road Rules producers took away half of the interactivity with no explanation, viewers are still allowed to vote for the Pit Crew member they want to face off against the self-important assclown from the RV in a dangerous challenge (like last week’s, when producers gave the two guys goggles only after one had poked …

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Dancing with the Stars expands to three hours, adds episodes to counter American Idol

This satirical story is part of the April 1, 2007, edition of reality blurred. In response to FOX’s seven-minute expansion of American Idol last week, ABC is expanding Dancing with the Stars‘ performance episode to three hours. The network will also add two additional results shows, airing on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 10 …

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