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Posts from: April 2013

Queen of Versailles: this is must-see reality TV

The Queen of Versailles is an exceptional, must-watch film that’s better reality TV than most reality television. We need more documentaries–and more reality television–like this. Bravo’s broadcast of the film tonight and again on Friday makes surprising sense, since the network almost exclusively now traffics in dramatizing and mocking the lives of the rich, making …

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America’s Got Talent drama: contestant accused of stealing bit from comedian who was at the audition

Actual drama erupted at a taping of America’s Got Talent on Thursday night in Hollywood, when Howie Mandel called out a comedian for doing an act similar to one he’d previously seen performed by another comedian–who just happened to be the warm-up comedian at the audition that night. /Film’s Peter Sciretta was in the audience …

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Bachelor Sean sex; Duck Dynasty crushes Idol; Ryan Lochte Bachelor confusion; history of MTV’s Buzzkill

Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici had sex during filming of The Bachelor, according to a tabloid, which says his born-again virgin thing wasn’t real. A&E’s Duck Dynasty continues to be an insane hit: its season finale Wednesday was watched by 9.6 million viewers, making it “the most-watched series telecast in network history among all key …

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American Idol’s “shocking” results, disguised amid gibberish, just like the episode

American Idol resolved what it’s doing with the extra week it has since the judges’ save wasn’t used: no one was eliminated this week, though Ryan Seacrest didn’t reveal that until the end of the episode. As a result, the results show seemed like even more of a waste of time than usual. There’s nothing …

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