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People with Truman Show Delusion mental illness think they’re on reality TV

A new mental illness has been identified by Canadian psychiatrists: The Truman Show delusion, named after the excellent, prescient film of the same name, which involves people who think they’re on a reality TV show, even though they’re not. The psychiatrists, who are also brothers, “could have easily called their new disorder the EDtv Delusion …

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What I’m watching: Bravo’s docudramas Flipping Out and My Life on the D-List

I give Bravo a lot of (well-deserved) shit, but the network remains the most consistent producer of engaging reality TV shows on television today. I probably watch more Bravo reality shows on a regular basis than any other network, although as other networks have caught on and found their own niches, the NBC-owned cable network …

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Omarosa: “I would rather be ABW–angry black woman–than a buffoon”

Having been out of the spotlight for about half a year, Omarosa has found herself back in it–or dragged it over and shined it upon herself, actually–after appearing on Wendy Williams’ new daytime talk show. The segment starts with Omarosa getting confrontational. “This is not your time to look for your moment,” Wendy says, but …

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ABC’s High School Musical competition debuts with low ratings, Big Brother down 10 percent

Last night, ABC debuted a reality TV version of its excessively successful High School Musical franchise, but High School Musical: Get in the Picture debuted to the second-lowest premiere numbers of the summer. While 5.5 million viewers watched its lead-in, America’s Funniest Home Videos, just 4 million people watched the reality show, which airs its …

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