an “accidental activist”? Danny, who someday wants to start his own travel service, says in an interview with The Advocate that he went on the show to dispel stereotypes about gay people.
Bill Maher: “It’s not real. Get wise, people. Get more cynical.” Making the Band‘s Bryan, centerfold Darva, Survivor‘s Ramona and Super Dave (!?) face off on PI.
Other critics’ takes on reality TV
- Margaret Lyons on “cheesy documentary reenactments”
- Nina Metz on documentary series’ unnecessary bloat
- Helen Rosner on Stanley Tucci and Searching for Italy
- Melanie McFarland on Marriage or Morgage and its “bad decisions”
- Helen Rosner on “the timeless fantasy of Stanley Tucci eating Italian food”
- Caroline Framke on “How Hollywood is complicit in the violence against Asians in America”
- Josef Adalian on Paramount+’s nostalgia strategy
- David Ansen on the “groundbreaking documentary movies” of the past year
- Robert Daniels says “FX’s Hip Hop Uncovered rambles without saying much about the genre”
- Sarah D. Bunting on Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel and its “new take on the genre”
News from around the web
- More than 130 documentary filmmakers wrote a letter PBS’s CEO about its “commitment to diversity” and over-reliance on Ken Burns. Burns said he supports their efforts.
- Jen Shah was arrested while filming Real Housewives of Salt Lake City and charged “with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in connection with telemarketing and conspiracy to commit money laundering”
- Drop the Mic producer Jensen Karp went viral last week for his Cinnamon Toast Crunch tweets—and then came the stories of abuse, including on the show
- The DGA Award-nominated reality TV directors
- World of Dance was cancelled by NBC
- Dr. Tiffany Moon on preparing for The Real Housewives of Dallas—and why it “was so toxic to me”
- Guy Fieri’s comfort-food reality show is MTV’s Ridiculousness. That and other insights in this interview.
- Bling Empire will return for a second season and Selling Sunset has been renewed for two more seasons, Netflix announced
- Rachel Lindsay Deletes Instagram Following Harassment From Bachelor Nation
- BBCAN removed houseguest Ethan before the game started
- Hilary Farr is getting her own HGTV series, in addition to Love It Or List It