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Reality Bites Backnew

Jennifer Pozner delivers demanding case for deeper TV viewing.
San Antonio Current  |  Greg Harman  |  02-11-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Vanila Ice: Keepin' It Surrealnew

Vanilla Ice talks about reality TV, his new record and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  April Corbin  |  09-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Real (Scary) World: When Reality Shows Killnew

The tragic story of Ryan Jenkins allegedly murdering a swimsuit model named Jasmine Fiore would have been just another obscure, SoCal, TMZ footnote were it not for the fact that Jenkins was a rising star in the reality show world. That juicy tidbit is now shining an unwelcome light on the sleazy world of reality show one-upmanship.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O'Leary  |  09-01-2009  |  Movies

Is 'Project Runway' Walking in Circles?new

As I watched this season's 16 Project Runway hopefuls squinting into the setting sun during their champagne reception, it was hard not to view the scene as a sad little metaphor for the state of the show. What's supposed to feel like the beginning of something new sure looks a lot more like the end of something old.
Boston Phoenix  |  Michael Brodeur  |  08-27-2009  |  TV

The Colony: When Big Brother Met Mad Maxnew

So, in some respects, there's reason to celebrate the arrival of Discovery Channel's new show, The Colony. For starters, it has less to do with "vote somebody off each week" competitions like Survivor and more in common with ongoing social experiments like PBS' Frontier House.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O’Leary  |  08-04-2009  |  TV

Charleston Designers Move Forward After 'Project Runway' Bidnew

While the battle rages on over the show's future in the Big Apple, Charleston fans are buzzing about whether or not they'll recognize any familiar faces on Season 6 -- whenever it does air.
Charleston City Paper  |  Erica Jackson  |  11-13-2008  |  TV

'The Hills': Summer's Eve for the Brain!new

That's right, I admit it. I watch The Hills -- but only for its medicinal purposes! See, whenever I watch an episode, my brain activity slows down to the point where it almost flatlines.
The Portland Mercury  |  Wm. Steven Humphrey  |  10-24-2008  |  TV

Portland Designer Leanne Marshall on Winning 'Project Runway'new

Marshall talks about leaving Portland for New York, soundtracking her Bryant Park debut to a song called "Cookie Breath," and what was up with that hiphop walk.
The Portland Mercury  |  Marjorie Skinner  |  10-24-2008  |  TV

Coming Soon to Your TV: Even More Billy Mays!new

Soon you'll find Mays and his business partner Anthony Sullivan gesticulating their way into the world of reality television with an inventing showcase called Pitchmen, due to air next spring. Can Billy Mays get any more in-your-face? You bet he can.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  10-17-2008  |  TV

The Vast Wastelandnew

What's so real about reality television?
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Nsenga Burton  |  08-13-2008  |  TV

A New Crop of Game Shows Take On-Air Debasement to a New Lownew

Watching a real Japanese game show conjures up mixed feelings of glee at the rampant creativity and sadness for the desperate contestants who'll do anything for money or attention. Watching shows like Wipeout and Hurl! is merely depressing, a reminder that when faced with a choice between originality and exploitation, American reality-TV producers will almost invariably choose the latter.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Josh Bell  |  07-25-2008  |  TV

'Last Comic Standing' Makes Sure You Go Home Unhappynew

Unlike American Idol, pros are allowed to compete NBC's comedy competition. Too bad the voters prefer Larry the Cable Guy to David Cross.
Willamette Week  |  Daniel Carlson  |  06-25-2008  |  TV

'Top Chef' Richard Blais on His Reality Experiencenew

Listen to the runner-up Blais discuss the personalities and his future after his run on Bravo's reality cooking show.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Besha Rodell  |  06-16-2008  |  Food+Drink

An Open Letter to Gordon Ramsaynew

I tried, Chef, I really did, and on numerous occasions -- but I just cannot sit through an entire episode of Hell's Kitchen. Invariably, after or during one of your obscene and belittling rants, I tell you to shut the fuck up, consciously using one of your favorite expletives.
Artvoice  |  Joe George  |  06-02-2008  |  TV

Remember Cliff Crooks from 'Top Chef'?new

It is impossible that anyone could be this hard to get ahold of. I don’t care how busy or famous you are. I have left at least seven voicemails and as many emails in as many hours. Finally, I get a text message from Chef Cliff Crooks: “No verbal communication at this juncture. How can I assist you?”

Is this guy for real?
New York Press  |  Talia Berman  |  05-22-2008  |  Food+Drink

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