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Vote for which Top Model looks best dead with her head mounted on a wall (really)

Viewer voting is now open for the fall season of America’s Next Top Model, and the first photo shoot features the models’ heads mounted to wood plaques as if they were hunted, killed, and dismembered. I mean, they are “‘wild animal’ fierce” according to the show’s Facebook page. Voting ends at midnight ET tonight, because …

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Phillip Phillips’ win, Ace Young’s awful proposal to Diana DeGarmo end Idol’s lowest-rated finale ever

Phillip Phillips won American Idol 11 last night, and though he beat Jessica Sanchez by earning the majority of “a world record 132 million votes,” according to vote-counters, it was the series’ lowest-rated finale episode ever, following the lowest-rated performance episode ever. That may be because his win was rather predictable, or because this season …

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Arsenio Hall won, but Clay Aiken is Celebrity Apprentice’s true winner

Clay Aiken lost his second national reality TV competition on Sunday, losing Celebrity Apprentice to Arsenio Hall, who joked that he was “Skinny Ruben” [Studdard]. Both were deserving finalists and either would have been a satisfying winner, and their friendship throughout the competition made it even more rewarding. Still, I think Clay Aiken was the …

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The Real World (smartly) alienated its original fans by refusing to age with them

In the nostalgia surrounding The Real World‘s 20th anniversary on Monday–a day MTV ignored–one thing that’s pretty clear is that many of us who found the show in our teens now find ourselves not watching the show we once loved. That the cast members rarely have lives or ambitions outside of the show is now …

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The Real World turns 20 today: seven strangers spawned 27+ seasons, 20 years of reality TV

On May 21, 1992, MTV debuted The Real World, with its creators, Jonathan Murray and Mary-Ellis Bunim, taking a cue from PBS’ American Family and turning real people’s lives into a soap opera. But as the introduction said, this wasn’t a pre-existing family, but something else: “This is the true story of seven strangers picked …

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SYTYCD will have two winners: one with a penis and one with a vagina

There’s another major change coming to So You Think You Can Dance this summer, besides its new once-a-week schedule and longer season: there will be two winners, one male and one female. “Girls dance totally differently than guys,” Nigel told TVLine, which says that Nigel was “pointing out the apples-vs.-oranges vibe that’s pervaded most SYTYCD …

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