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 Wednesday 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

Everyone Hates Bachelor Juan Pablo

On Monday night's episode of The Bachelor, a lovely young woman named Clare had a sultry 4 am rendezvous in the ocean with Bachelor extraordinaire Juan Pablo. Unfortunately for Clare, the waves of joy she experienced were as the short-lived as the positive sentiment surrounding her chosen mate has been. » 2/04/14 6:00pm 2/04/14 6:00pm

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 to… » 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 multiple … » 6/18/13 1:00pm 6/18/13 1:00pm

The Next Frontier in Reality TV: Very Pregnant Women Looking for Love

Pregnant & Dating—about the love lives of single pregnant women—sounds like one of the fake reality shows that are part of PBS' marketing campaign about the horrible state of TV today. But it's totally real. And it premieres on WE tonight. » 5/31/13 1:05pm 5/31/13 1:05pm

'Honey Boo Boo' Is a Huge Hit in Brazil, Russia

Alanna Thompson and her family aren't just cooking Sketti and raising gay pigs in rural Georgia, they're doing it all over the world. In a strategy to expand its business beyond the limited domestic cable subscribers, Discovery Communications—the parent company of TLC, as well as channels like OWN and Animal… » 4/01/13 11:15am 4/01/13 11:15am

Why Do 'Teen Mom' Stars Keep Getting Pregnant?

Kailyn Lowry just announced that she is pregnant again. Meanwhile, Adam Lind—father of Chelsea Houska's daughter and author of the worst text message in the world—has reportedly knocked up another young woman whom he is no longer dating. (Although it would be hard for him to date anyone right now, since he just started … » 3/26/13 6:00pm 3/26/13 6:00pm

Which Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Drinks the Most? Hint: It's Not…

Tonight marks the Season 3 finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; it is also the first season finale that, as far as we know, will not end with Kim Richards seeking treatment for her alcoholism. Rather, Season 3 has featured Kim post-rehab, sober and surrounded by her boozy cast mates (who thoughtfully… » 3/25/13 7:00pm 3/25/13 7:00pm