Just Because Balloon Boy’s Father Is A Complete Tool Does Not Mean All Reality TV Is Evil
This article here tries to tie in the Richard Heene balloon boy fiasco with all that is wrong with reality TV.
She came up with this cracker of a generalisation:
The point however, of reality television, is to push, harass and emotionally abuse contestants to the point where they react in entertaining ways. Some contestants are manipulated to the point of despair, unable to deal with the sudden fame and public scrutiny.
Oh please – balloon boy’s dad is just a complete nutjob.
Former Australian Idol Contestant Lisa Mitchell Got A Cracker Review In The Time
It just goes to show you don’t need to win Australian Idol to have a fantastic music career. Lisa Mitchell got this fantastic review in Times Online#. Hopefully it will translate into sales for her.
Designer Marc Jacobs Has Indicated He Would Like To Do A Reality TV Show.
NY Mag says that Bravo TV are desperately chasing designer Marc Jacobs to be on a reality TV show. The hot designer has indicated he would like to do a reality show. He has appeared on the highly entertaining show The Rachel Zoe Project twice. This also is produced by Bravo.
Ladette To Lady’s Went On Strike
This is old news but Sarah Brunton from the first season of Ladette to Lady told me about the season two ladettes going on strike. It was reported in the SMH in August. The girls refused to do pre-publicity until they were paid $5000. The article said:
We also hear two production crew quit the show within the first week, upset about the treatment of the contestants, who complained loudly about a lack of food and having to spend a lot of their own money during filming in Britain.