Peak Catfish: Woman Is Duped by the Same Person Twice

MTV's Catfish is quite possibly the most ridiculous show currently on television—making it one of my absolute favorites. Nev of the original Catfish film and his buddy Max travel around the country performing advanced google searches for people who don't want to face reality. While every episode is a rollercoaster of… » 6/26/14 1:20pm 6/26/14 1:20pm

ABC Tested the Voting System for Rising Star and It Was Super Awkward

During Monday night's episode of The Bachelorette, ABC used their audience to make sure the online voting system for their American Idol/The Voice/The X-Factor show that is totally different than all those other shows. If the four minutes host Josh Groban and judges Kesha and Brad Paisley were on stage were any… » 6/17/14 12:10pm 6/17/14 12:10pm

Did Tori Spelling Fake a Cheating Scandal to Land a New Reality Show?

Tori Spelling's new reality show True Tori is supposed to document—practically in real time—her marital problems with estranged husband Dean McDermott, who checked into rehab after it was reported in Us Weekly that he cheated on her. But the entire first episode rang so incredibly false that many are now questioning… » 4/23/14 5:20pm 4/23/14 5:20pm

Producers May Be Manipulating Who Wins on The Voice

NBC's singing competition show The Voice distinguishes itself from American Idol by holding "blind" auditions, but like Idol, there's an audience participation element in the selection of a winner: Viewers can call, text or vote online. But according to a new report, it's hard to say how much that matters, since the… » 3/20/14 4:45pm 3/20/14 4:45pm

I Re-Watched Reality Bites and It's Basically a Manual for Shitheads

Few things have shaped my existence more profoundly than the realization, courtesy of the 1994 film Reality Bites, that there are two kinds of women—Janeane Garofalos and Winona Ryders—and that I would never, ever be a Winona. (Other things I discovered painfully, early on, that I would never be: a Shalom Harlow, a… » 2/21/14 4:00pm 2/21/14 4:00pm

The Real World Has Actually Gotten Really Real in Meta Moment

On last night's episode of The Real World, two cast members went into the ladies room of a noisy nightclub so they could privately talk shit on their roommates off camera. But then they remembered they were still wearing their microphones. One girl assured the other that she doesn't think the producers were going to… » 2/06/14 12:00pm 2/06/14 12:00pm

Farrah Abraham Faked Having a Boyfriend to Get on 'Couples Therapy'

Perhaps Farrah Abraham has grown accustomed to faking it on camera, which is why she thought it would be no biggie to lie about being in a relationship for a reality show about being in a relationship. Apparently, she was right, because the producers of VH1's Couples Therapy found out about her scheme before filming… » 1/03/14 6:15pm 1/03/14 6:15pm

Spencer Pratt Gained 50 lbs Eating His Emotions

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt were back on TV last night for an E! special about being destroyed by reality TV. Spencer is full of regrets—and pie. He admitted he turned to pie to cope with being so hated and unemployable after The Hills, packing on 50 lbs. Oh, and he also admitted that the couple isn't broke and… » 12/10/13 1:05pm 12/10/13 1:05pm

Real World: Ex-Plosion Will Be a Circus of Misery

Reality TV continues on as a medium, never wavering from its dogged path towards becoming a sadistic ritual orchestrated by cruel and ruthless overlords for the enjoyment of the masses. Hooray! What's next? Well, apparently The Real World (which is miraculously, impossibly STILL ON) will undergo a format shake-up… » 11/13/13 6:20pm 11/13/13 6:20pm

Big Brother Turns Into a Racist Shit Show as Black Woman Gets Harassed

This season of Big Brother has been remarkable for having the most bigoted, openly hateful cast members in the reality show's 13-year history. Now they've decided to be more direct with their racism, targeting Candice, the only African-American woman in the house, by messing with her bed and personal property, and… » 7/15/13 2:00pm 7/15/13 2:00pm

Deluded Joe Francis Insists He Is Not Controlling His Girlfriend

The dynamic between Girls Gone Wilder founder Joe Francis and his girlfriend Abbey Wilson—featured this season on VH1's Couples Therapy—is actually really fascinating to watch and dissect, as he insists to her that he is not controlling because, "I hate when I have to tell you what to do." » 6/20/13 11:00am 6/20/13 11:00am

'Real Housewives of NYC' Cast Caught Staging, Re-filming Scenes

The cast and crew of The Real Housewives of New York City were filming in Southampton over the weekend, where onlookers got a chance to see how their reality TV sausage is made, as Heather Thomson and Carole Radziwell took instructions from producers, took breaks in dialogue to wait for camera setups, and shot… » 6/18/13 1:00pm 6/18/13 1:00pm