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Posts from: 2014

Are bad Ink Master tattoos fixed? Plus: post-commercial repeats and cancellation predictions

It’s time for another edition of Ask Andy, where I take your reality TV questions and answer them in this creatively titled column. In today’s edition, one of the most annoying thing that happens on television, plus whether or not Ink Master fixes bad tattoos and predictions about future cancellations. Have a question? Send it to me! Do …

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The Comeback’s second season: no reality TV, but far more reality

The Comeback‘s frequently sad, even melancholy second season concluded last night, and while Valerie Cherish was followed by Jane and a documentary film crew throughout, this season was most assuredly not about documentaries in the way reality television provided the underlying story for season one. No, it was about much more, the brutality of Hollywood and …

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Amazing Race drops pre-existing relationships for blind date twist

The next season of The Amazing Race will have only teams of dating couples, but it will do much more than that: it’ll drop the conceit that made the show special since its first season by including teams of people who’ve never met. Even after the race was finished, only a few teams had been identified, with some exceptions, …

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Top Chef’s literary challenge was the site of “threatening,” “harassing” protests

Top Chef Boston‘s literary elimination challenge on last week’s episode was filmed in June at Steel and Rye, a restaurant in Milton, Mass., where Teamsters protested the show’s use of non-union crews in a way that was “threatening, heckling and harassing,” the local police chief told Deadline. He also said that 14 crew member cars had their tires slashed. In …

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A collision of two worlds in Diane von Furstenberg’s fascinating House of DVF

Diane von Furstenberg doesn’t so much star in E!’s House of DVF as wonder what she is doing on an E! series with a bunch of typical E! cast members behaving in typical E! ways. Nearly every episode, Diane–or DVF, as the cool New Yorkers call her–expresses her bewilderment that she is using an E! reality show to attempt to …

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