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Top Model’s torture twist

Top Model’s torture twist

Cycle 16 of America’s Next Top Model premiered this week and it is not fierce anymore, it’s just mean. This year Tyra the Torturer has thought of all sorts of new Mean Girls things to do to these already fragile girls. In the opening segment, Banks basically reveals she is just as tired of this show as we are. She even acknowledges the formulaic casting that happens every season: the edgy chick, the awkward waif, … Read entire article »

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New judges bring much-needed street cred to Idol

New judges bring much-needed street cred to Idol

During the past couple of years, many fans jumped off the American Idol train, partly because the show started to feel so formulaic and the judges seemed as uninterested as the audience. After all, the judge’s shtick got predictable to put it mildly. … Read entire article »

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Scraping the bottom of the barrel with ‘I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here!’

Besides the change in temperature, crappy television also signals the beginning of the summer season where writers save their wit for the fall and actually “go to there” – there being vacation. While the smart people play the suits stray away and we end up with the American revival of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! … Read entire article »

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Young dudes compete for The Cougar

TV Land’s new series The Cougar is more along the lines of “classy” reality dating shows like The Bachelor or, most recently, Mama’s Boys instead of deliciously trashy VH1 Rock of Love-style trainwrecks. The show, hosted by Vivica Fox, follows Stacey Anderson, a self-proclaimed “cougar” who is looking to find love with a younger man. … Read entire article »

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D-listers unite for ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ on NBC

The Celebrity Apprentice made its debut last night on NBC. In the first episode, Donald Trump introduced the cast of famous faces playing for various charities. Among them were Gene Simmons from KISS, boxing champ Lennox Lewis, Taxi‘s Marilu Henner, Vincent Pastore from The Sopranos, Olympic gold medalists and Nadia Comanici and Jennie Finch, former supermodel Carol Alt, country singer Trace Adkins, Ultimate Fighting champion (and Jenna Jameson paramour) Tito Ortiz, former Telemundo exec Nely Galan, Stephen Baldwin, and lesser-known “stars” like Playboy Playmate Tiffany Fallon, and America’s Got Talent judge Piers Morgan AKA the poor man’s Simon Cowell. The biggest shock of the season thus far was the return ego-maniac and perpetual d-lister Omarosa from the first season of The Apprentice. I must admit that, when I saw Omarosa would … Read entire article »

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