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Big Brother 12’s twist: a saboteur (or basically just America’s Player renamed)

Big Brother 12‘s twist has been revealed, and it’s a variation of one we’ve seen before. One contestant will be a saboteur, and will “disrupt the lives of fellow players” based on viewer suggestions. In other words, they’re bringing back America’s Player from season 8, although with two changes: the other houseguests will know that …

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Forbes’ most powerful: Cowell ($80 million), DeGeneres ($55m), Trump ($50m), Seacrest ($41m), Klum ($16m)

Forbes has published its list of the 100 “richest and most powerful actors, actresses and musicians,” and it includes three of American Idol‘s cast members, plus Donald Trump and Heidi Klum. Of reality TV personalities, departing judge Simon Cowell and his $80 million a year salary are highest on the list, at #11, just behind …

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Reality shows kids usually unprotected by child labor laws due to lack of rules, confusion

Kids are increasingly part of reality TV shows that star adults, and The Los Angeles Times investigated their participation, and “found that dozens of kids are appearing on reality programs without legal safeguards because of widespread uncertainty about how to classify the shows.” The paper “found rampant confusion within the television industry and state agencies …

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Ali learns of Justin’s infidelity as The Bachelorette ramps up its orchestrated drama

On tonight’s episode of The Bachelorette 6, Ali Fedotowsky learns that one of her suitors, Justin “Rated R” Rego, has a girlfriend. (It’s the Wes situation all over again, oddly enough.) This is horrifying and unacceptable, because as we all know, it is unthinkable to date more than one person at a time–unless you are …

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