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6 Things We Can Learn From Reality TV Shows

Do you watch reality TV? It’s OK to admit it – popular reality programming, such as Duck Dynasty and American Idol, draw well over 10 million viewers per episode. There’s nothing wrong with watching these types of shows, and they can actually be a good way to wind down after a hard day at work. Plus, if you think about it, reality TV actually imparts a few important life lessons.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: Farrah Abraham “Plays Ball”

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There’s a lot to say about former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham and not enough article space to say it. After all the backlash from her porn video–which, surprise surprise, she wanted to pass off as a sex tape–she’s now seen on VH1’s Couple’s Therapy. She took some R&R at the beach recently and look at how natural she poses relaxes! In all seriousness, girl’s got a really good body.

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Betty White ‘Off Their Rockers’ Prank Show Picked Up By NBC

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Betty White gets her own reality TV show! America’s well loved senior citizen will host 12 episodes of the NBC reality show titled Betty White’s Off Their Rockers in which hidden-cameras capture senior citizens playing pranks on youngsters.

NBC announced on Thursday that the program was being developed and that it comes from a Belgian program that has also been successful in various Europoean countries and South Korea.

When asked about the title of the series Betty White said:

“People have been telling me that I’m ‘off my rocker’ for years — now I can prove it.”

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Real Housewives Of New York City Debuts Season 4 on April 7

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Are you ready for some reality TV Drama? Because if you aren’t you’ll want to begin preparing yourself now. The Real Housewives of New York City are making a comeback with their 4th season premiering on April 7.

Ready for another round of torment and humiliation are housewives; Jill Zarin, Alex McCord, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, Kelly Bensimon, Sonja Morgan and new housewife Cindy Barshop.

As already announced Bethenny Frankel is out for the fourth season which will debut at April 7 (10 PM).

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Snooki “Graces” The Cover Of ‘Rolling Stone’ Magazine (March 17th, 2011)

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Remember the good ole’ days when Rolling Stone Magazine would put actual rock stars on the cover of their magazine? Well come March 17 we will have something much less awe inspiring to look at, a picture of Jersey Shore star Snooki riding a rocket.

As expected, Snooki talks about nothing interesting in the interview, mostly picking up guys, partying and her hair. Barf.

She tells the magazine:

““If I do something stupid, which is pretty much the whole time, I hate [watching it]. I just hate it…The only person I’ve had sex with on ‘Jersey Shore’ is my boyfriend,” and “The guys you see me bring home, we’re only cuddling and making out like any other person would do, but we’re on camera and the whole world’s seeing it, and it does look like I’m having sex.”

Snooki also reveals a bit of information about the editing process on the show:

“Obviously, they’re only going to put the good stuff in, and the good stuff is us drunk, so all I’m seeing is me drunk and falling down. That’s how I am when I party…”

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Elin Nordegren May Appear On Dancing With The Stars

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Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of golf superstar Tiger Woods may join the 12th season cast of Dancing With The Stars, a cast that will be announced during Monday’s The Bachelor season finale.

While she has turned down various offers to star in her own reality TV series, it’s said that producers approached the 31-year-old mother and The National Inquirer says in their March 7 edition that she is seriously considering the opportunity.

According to the tabloid:

“Elin has turned down several reality TV offers, but she thinks Dancing would be a lot of fun, and she especially loves the contestants’ snazzy outfits…Elin works out at home all the time, and she’s in great shape.”

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Former ‘Jersey Shore’ Member Angelina Pivarnick Gets Engaged

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While Angelina Pivarnick may no longer be a member of the highly successful Jersey Shore crew, she does have reason to celebrate, she was presented this week with a 2.5-carat diamon ring during New York Fashion Week.

Boyfriend David Kovacs popped the question while the couple were walking the red carpet, getting down on one knee in front of photographers and friends.

“The ring is platinum and 2.5 karats. She was totally surprised but looked really happy and covered her face with her hand to hide her excitement. She kept dropping the ring on the carpet because she was so nervous. But David picked her up and the two hugged and kissed.”

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Lauren Conrad’s Reality TV Show Cancelled Before It Airs

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MTV has pulled the plug on a new reality TV series featuring Hills and Laguna Beach star Lauren Conrad.

The show was to follow Conrad’s work as she works on The Lauren Conrad Collection for retailer Kohl’s.

MTV wasn’t in too deep with the show, having only shot one pilot episode for the show in October.

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American Idol Reject Sues Show For Third Time

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Ian Benardo is that kid on the playground who can’t accept losing to the cooler kids, the American Idol reject is suing the show for the third time, claiming discriminatory practices against Idol producers.

According to Benardo, the show’s producers “exploited” him by asking that he “gay it up” for the show.

Benardo has tried the same tactic two other times, first asking for $300 million, then $100 million. This time Ian is asking for a measly $5 million

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Jersey Shore Season 4 To Film In Italy

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The cast of Jersey Shore will head to the shores of Italy for the 4th season of MTV’s top rated reality TV series.

MTV on Wednesday gave the green light for the new season and the far away filming location.

As you may recall, Italians and Italian-American’s once decried the show for it’s stereotypes of Italian culture, so it will be interesting to see how the cast is received when returning to their ancestors homeland. Oh wait, half the cast, specifically Snooki and J-WOWW aren’t actually Italian.

In a press release MTV said of the new season:

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Antoine Dodson To Star In New Reality TV Show

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Viral video sensation Antoine Dodson is once again parlaying his 15 minutes of fame into a bit more time on the small screen.

If you’re unfamiliar with Dodson, he became a huge viral sensation, attracting more than 67 million pageviews after being interviewed about the attempted rape of his sister at their housing project in Huntsville, Alabama.

The new show is set to be produced by Couples’ Retreat actress Kali Hawk and finding a distributor is currently their main priority so they can pitch the idea to TV networks.

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Big Brother Winner Adam Jasinski Gets 4 Years In Prison

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Adam Jasinski, a former winner on the CBS television series Big Brother has been sentenced to 4 years in federal prison. Jasinski was found guilty of using prize money from the show to mastermind and fund a prescription drug ring.

You may recall that Jasinski was busted in 2009 when he attempted to sell 2,000 oxycodone pills to a government informant.

Rather than going through a lengthy court battle, Jasinski this week plead guilty on drug possession charges with intention to distribute, he also plead guilty for failure to file a 2008 tax return, the same year in which he won his $500,000 Big Brother prize.

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‘Teen Mom’ Amber Portwood Charged With Felony in Beatdowns

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Amber Portwood of “Teen Mom” fame has been charged with felony domestic violence after she beat up her baby daddy right in front of her daughter.

After an investigation that lasted several months, Amber was officially charged by Madison Country Prosecutors on Monday morning with two felony counts related to domestic battery and one felony count for neglect of an independent (for performing the act in front of her child). Amber was also charged with domestic battery, a misdemeanor charge.

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Pauly D, First ‘Jersey Shore’ Member To Get Reality Show Spinoff

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Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio, one of the stars of the hit MTV series “Jersey Shore” will be the first cast member to get his own spinoff reality TV show.

MTV’s Executive Vice-President of Programming and Head of Production Chris Linn announced the networks choice for the spinoff on Wednesday.

Linn said in a statement:

“At the heart of Jersey Shore is the unique and genuine cast and Pauly D. truly embodies both qualities.”

Pauly D shot a pilot for the show in September and network execs were pleased with the results, stating:

“He’s distinguished himself onscreen as the fun-loving, well-coiffed and dependable guy you can’t help but want to hang out with.”

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Cheryl Cole Signs $4 Million Deal For “X Factor America”

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British singer Cheryl Cole has signed a one season deal worth $4 million. The songstress will judge X Factor America alongside fellow brit Simon Cowell. Cole already judges with Cowell on his hit show UK X Factor.

Fox executives confirmed Cole’s new deal and a source told The Sun:

“The execs love her good looks and the way she wears her heart on her sleeve.”

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‘Mafia Wives’ Debuting On VH1 This Coming March 2011

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Forget the Real Housewives, Mafia Wives debuts March 2011 on VH1.

The series involves a group of “four women who are struggling to make ends meet while their husbands or fathers spend time in jail for ‘Mob-related activities” and will contain a 10-episode run.

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‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska’ Sets Ratings Record For TLC

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Love her or hate her Sarah Palin is this weeks ratings darling, scoring 5 million viewers for her new reality show Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a new record for TLC and she did it on a Sunday night.

The new show beat out the networks What Not To Wear which debuted in 2003 with the networks best showing.

The ratings record is based off premiere numbers and still fell far short of the June 2009 divorce announcement episode on Jon & Kate Plus Eight which drew 10.6 million viewers.

The first episode of the show involved Palin and her family fishing, rock climbing and stopping Willow (her daughter) from bringing boys up into her room.

Did you watch Sarah Palin’s Alaska? If you did, what did you think about it.



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Real Housewives Get Into Scuffle At Their Own OC Wrap Party

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The women from Real Housewives of Orange County can’t even get along when their celebrating the completion of a new season.

E Online! is reporting that Jeana Keough and Tamra Barney got in a scuffle while attending the shows OC wrap party.

According to the celebrity gossip site the fight happened at the home of Vicki Gunvalson and was caught on tape by the Bravo team, which means it will probably make it past the cutting room floor for the new season.

Jeana’s daughter Kara told E!:

“Tamra was upset that my mom showed sympathy for Simon (Barney’s ex-hubby) to RadarOnline,” she tells E! exclusively. “Tamra argued with my mom for a while, then threw a drink in her face.”

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Another “Real Housewife” Dissolves Their Marriage, Vicki Gunvalson Calls It Quits

Vicki And Donn Gunvalson File for Divorce

Vicki Gunvalson a star on the popular hit reality TV series has filed for divorce from her husband Donn. The couple have been married for  16 years.

Court documents are not revealing much about the separation, what we do know is that in 2008 Vicki said she “100 percent” regretted signing up for the show which her husband hated filming.

“He’s a vice president of a company. He has to go to work the next day, and he has people saying, ‘Wow your wife really trashed ya again last night,’ ” Vicki said. “For a man, it’s horrible. All I could say to him is, ‘Honey, I love you. I’m sorry. Let’s get past it.’ “

Vicki filed to dissolve the marriage on Monday in O.C. Superior Court

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