Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Bitch Really is Back

The first episode of The Hills premiered tonight and was exactly what we were all expecting. There was tons of unnecessary drama, over-acting, and of course...a faux cat-fight. All of this chaos ensued from the arrival of the shows' new star, Kristin Cavallari.

I know I will get flak for this, but I'm glad Kristin's back. Every since the Laguna Beach days, Kristin has always been more fun to watch than Lauren.

Lauren has never appealed to me. She's one of those girls who plays dumb around guys, has zero personality, and a minimal vocabulary. Who really wants to watch that? Not me.

Kristin, on the other hand, has drama surrounding her everywhere she goes, and of course that's the entertaining part. She's stealing boyfriends, getting in people's faces, and starting heated arguments in public places. It's great.

And for $90,000, which is what Kristin is reportedly making per episode, she can do whatever the hell she wants, the producers even encourage it!

In just this one episode she managed to fight with half the cast and make her presence known by flirting with Audrina's ex-boyfriend...on Audrina's birthday. Which is all exactly what MTV wants her to do.

Now, I seriously hope that people aren't taking any of this show seriously, because it is so obviously scripted it's painful. Kristin even came out and admitted in an article for the LA Times that "It's just so...fake. There's no truth to it. At all."

Well, duh.

The whole purpose of the show at this point is basically to fuel Joel McHale's act on The Soup. But still, young girls will tune in by the dozen (myself included) just to get a good laugh. So tune in next Tuesday at 10pm for more staged meetings and scripted conversations!

Jon minus 9

It's official. Jon has signed off of TLC's "Jon and Kate Plus 8." According to CNN, Jon will appear on a "less regular basis," than he does now, and the show will be renamed "Kate plus 8," and focus more on Kate's perspective.

Now that's where TLC went wrong. It would have been far more entertaining to create a show around Jon's new life rather than Kate's, which will be the same as always.

No one wants to watch Kate.

I will admit that Jon is being a huge d-bag lately, but I would much rather watch his life fall apart than Kate pretend to be the "strong one," coming through "for the kids." Ew.

"Jon minus 9," would make good TV. Jon trying to fit in with the mid-20's crowd by rocking Ed Hardy t-shirts and obnoxious diamond stud earrings, now that's entertainment.

Link Love

Want more? Here's a list of other great links to find updates and news on you're favorite reality shows !

The Best for Overviews and Breaking News:

Reality TV World

Reality Blurred

Reality TV Online

The Best for Humorous Highlights:

The Soup

Cool Show-Specific Blogs:

Top Model Gossip

Top Chef: Chewing it up and Spitting it Out

Tara's Biggest Loser Blog

Project Rungay

Jon and Kate Plus 8

The Hills Blog

Monday, September 28, 2009

I Hate Kate plus her Pretense

As you may know, Kate served as a guest-host on "The View" last week while the equally annoying Elisabeth Hasselbeck went on hiatus to have yet another baby that she can raise to be as ignorant and self-righteous as she is. But I digress.

Kate got schooled by Whoopi on the show when they discussed an altercation that took place at the Gosselin's home in Pennsylvania. Apparently Kate went to the house during Jon's designated custody time because she didn't approve of a certain babysitter, who later publicly stated she was having a sexual relationship with Jon.

Whoopi gave Kate a verbal slap on the wrist for her actions, which Kate admits were wrong in retrospect. But this is the part that makes me want to vomit. Kate says:

"I"m not out to win any awards, I'm just out to be the best mother I can be."

Now let's just take a minute to examine this statement. Anyone who has watched the show from the beginning can see the obvious change between Kate from season one, and the money-hungry tanorexic that appears before us today.

While she has not-so subtly changed herself physically, she's now constantly trying to play the "I"m just trying to be a good mom," card, while her actions speak to the contrary.

In the earlier seasons of the show, Kate was constantly complaining and roaming around in her PJ's while the kids just ran around the house. Now they're going on some sort of faux trip or vacation (paid for by TLC I'm sure) during every episode where she takes the opportunity to hug and kiss the kids and tell them how much they mean to her.

She was never as overly affectionate or as verbal about her goal to be a "great mom," as she is now. In all the articles, appearances, and even during her interviews for "Jon and Kate plus 8," she always throws in "My kids are the most important thing in the world to me," or "I just want to be a good mom," which is a complete show she's putting on for the public so she can stick it to Jon.

It is appalling that she spent the past four years walking all over her husband and exploiting her children, and now she's acting like the victim because the whole time she was just trying to be the "best mom she could."

FALSE. She was out to make money, and she still is. You would think she would be done after the show...maybe write a book about her nasty divorce, and then go into hiding. That way she would actually be able to spend some time with her kids.

But no, no. She is planning a new talk show with Food Network star Paula Deen. Now she will see her kids even less than she did before. Yeah, what a great mom. But I guess she's going to have to make money somehow, because she is going to have 8 hefty therapy bills on her hands sometime in the near future.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Shoulder wings are IN


Select a film genre, and create a character who lives in that genre. (Action/Adventure, Film Noir, Science Fiction, Period Piece, and Western)

This should be interesting. I hope whoever gets western doesn't use chaps in any way.

I wonder who's job it is to come up with the challenges? I somehow doubt Heidi does it alone.

The challenges this season have definitely improved from past years, but it seems to be tradition that one of the best designers cracks under the pressure of having these kind of design constraints. Remember Christian's horrid 80's gold taffeta dress? I shutter to think.

Work Room:

Ra'Mon you absolutely can not start from scratch at this point. That never, ever works out well.

Ah Louise! Needle under your fingernail! OUCHIE!

Logan is so attractive...I hope he's not gay. That would be tragic.

I don't know if I believe Althea is 23. More like 28...If we're being real here.

Runway Show: My Thoughts

Irina (Film Noir) - The cape is unnecessary, but the dress is tailored well.

Carol Hannah (Action/Adventure) - A little too dominatrix for my taste, but definitely something Angelina Jolie would wear in one of her faux-action movies.

Shirin (Western) - The judges will probably think it's "too costumy," and maybe a little too can-can. Not great, but she'll probably be safe.

Christopher (Period Piece) - Definitely looks like a period piece, but he could have made it a bit more modern in the silhouette.

Nicolas (Science Fiction) - The sci-fi angel? But her wings are on her shoulders? Minus that I actually think the dress is very beautiful.

Althea (Film Noir) - Very nice. Tailored well. Hair could use some work.

Ra'Mon (Science Fiction) - Very science fiction. Mission accomplished. But the color is grotesque.

Louise (Film Noir) - Feather FAIL. I can't even concentrate on the dress.

Epperson (Western)- Not a fan of him, but this dress is very good. Western with a modern feel. Well done.

Gordana (Period Piece) - I love the 1920's flapper style, but I hate that color.

Logan(Action/Adventure) - Not a huge fan of this. It looks like a pleather jumpsuit with a plunge v-neck. Who would wear this? Oh yeah, Angelina.

The Judges Thoughts:

Top Three: Nicolas, Christopher, Epperson
Bottom Three: Gordana, Louise, Ra'Mon


Winner Should Be: Nicolas
Winner Will Be: Christopher

Who Should Go Home: Louise
Who Will Go Home: Louise


Winner: Nicolas
( Yay! Well deserved)

OUT: Ra'Mon
(Appauling. Louise should have went home for that
ridiculous, vomitous dress. I knew one of the better designers would
go home on this challenge.)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Reality of it All

I’ll admit it, I like reality television.

My DVR is set to record every episode of Project Runway, my friend’s all come over for American Idol, and yes, I planned my class schedule around Jon and Kate plus 8.

There’s just something about watching people, relationships, and of course, DRAMA, all from the comfort of your own home. It’s the one chance we get to completely judge someone else’s life without a second thought.

Here you will find overviews of new episodes of several reality shows with some witty commentary scattered throughout. There will also be cast bios, updates on past cast members, and a deeper look into the shows and their purposes.

Did you hate what Heidi Klum was wearing last night? Do you think Lauren Conrad has the intelligence level of a cardboard box? This is a place to let it all out, no holds barred. I'm going to! Ok, I have to go...Top Chef is on!