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Posts from: August 2012

Top Model’s online voting spoils a result; Tyra talks about changes: “I was panicking”

America’s Next Top Model‘s revamped 19th season included viewer votes as the fourth judge, as Tyra Banks likes to say, with clips of viewers’ feedback being shown in the judging room. But the path to this format, which included firing the show’s other judges and mentors, wasn’t an easy one for Tyra. Also, it seems …

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Top Model judge bullied, hospitalized; Wife Swap kid arrested for prostitution; Ryan Seacrest’s story; Randy Jackson out?

There’s another report that Randy Jackson won’t judge American Idol and will instead be a mentor, but I’m not sure how this unsourced report compares with the unsourced July story that said the same thing. Australia’s Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson was hospitalized after being attacked by people on Twitter, who told her to …

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Honey Boo Boo is not more popular than the Republican National Convention: stop freaking out

Today’s fact-free freak-out comes thanks to everyone’s new favorite family reality series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, which reports say got higher ratings than the Republican National Convention. Insert freaking out about the future of our society here. But that’s bullshit. The Hollywood Reporter’s story is headlined ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Ratings Top the Republican National …

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Stunning, cruel, and effective plan saves Dan, maybe even Big Brother 14

What Dan Gheesling did on Big Brother 14 to Danielle Murphree was undeniably cruel. It was also effective, brilliant, and made for compelling television that this season has been completely lacking. Let’s face it: We usually sit around watching Big Brother pretending that tiny strategic moves or dumb alliance names constitute “strategy” or even something …

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LuAnn denies cheating, admits lying, but is accused of faking the whole thing

The Real Housewives of New York City‘s episode Monday ended with some truly dramatic footage: LuAnn de Lesseps, the countess who is always quick to judge other people’s behavior, apparently covering up cheating on her boyfriend. After a (drunken) night out, the other women reported that LuAnn brought home a man, but LuAnn dismissed that …

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Conservatives watch more reality TV: popular reality shows by political persuasion

Because there’s not enough arbitrary divisiveness already infecting our country–red/blue, conservative/liberal–we now have another way to divide us: TV shows. The report identifies the Top TV Shows for Reaching Key Voters, and Experian Simmons says it is “a new list of the top 20 television programs for reaching party loyals as well as three key …

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