Skip to Content

Posts from: August 2013

Valerie Harper on DWTS as brain cancer nears remission; new TAR cast; Idol’s judge problem

Valerie Harper will be on Dancing with the Stars despite despite a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer that suggested she wouldn’t live through the summer. Her doctor now says she’s “pretty close to a remission.” TMZ reports that she’s paired with Tristan MacManus; other cast members include Snooki, Amber Riley, and Elizabeth Berkley. The new …

Read More about Valerie Harper on DWTS as brain cancer nears remission; new TAR cast; Idol’s judge problem

A new “ridiculous” reason why a Hell’s Kitchen winner isn’t getting the prize: cocaine?

Hell’s Kitchen has a long history of not giving its announced prize to its winner, a practice Gordon Ramsay has defended. But season 11 contestant Ja’Nel Witt isn’t taking the prize for a mysterious reason that one tabloid says has to do with cocaine. Production company ITV Studios released this statement last week about her …

Read More about A new “ridiculous” reason why a Hell’s Kitchen winner isn’t getting the prize: cocaine?

Duck Dynasty’s geographic, political popularity; ESPN out of concussion doc; reality TV’s worst people

Duck Dynasty is more popular in the south and “Republicans were about 50 percent more likely to tune in to the season premiere than Democrats, and Republicans who always vote in statewide elections were almost twice as likely to tune in than were Democrats.” That’s perhaps very obvious, but the density of its popularity in …

Read More about Duck Dynasty’s geographic, political popularity; ESPN out of concussion doc; reality TV’s worst people