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Posts from — November 2011

Virgin Diaries – Or How To Kiss Like A Groper

Blog posts like this must be why I am getting all those seedy Google ads on my page….

Anyway there is a one hour reality TV special called the Virgin Diaries, where all the cast were virgins until their wedding day.

However one couple went one step further and decided to have their first kiss on their wedding day and it was well….. actually you check it out and tell me you think.

Please Lifestyle You fast track this show to Australia.

November 30, 2011   10 Comments

Survivor South Pacific – The Executive Producer Speaks

Since we only had a highlights package from Survivor South Pacific we have to wait to see who will be the next two kicked off Redemption Island will Ozzie prevail and knock out Dawn and Whitney?

Also will Albert and Sophie make a move on Coach?

Anyway while you mull over those weighty questions here is an interview with the executive producer David Burris and he answers the questions we all want to know about it.

Well except if Jeff Probst has a girlfriend.

The interview from TV WEEK:

What is your criteria when selecting a location for Survivor?

It’s a combination of things. The most important thing is the location going to serve creatively? Is it pretty visually? Is it going to look good on HD from a cinematography point of view? We want to go to cool places that seem adventurous and fun and look great. [We also look at the local culture] to see what we can incorporate into tribal council and challenges to make them look cool and interesting.

Do you have to pay filming fees to local governments?

We’ve been in places that were national parks, provincial parks or state parks, and that is a different agreement we have to strike up with local or national governments. We’ve also been in places that were almost totally privately owned, so we’ve had to make arrangements with several landowners.

Do you want to come back and film in Australia?

We’ve thought about coming back…. maybe to Far North Queensland, for somewhere tropical.

Or the desert?

I would love to do that! We’ve really only shot one desert location, in the Brazilian Highlands (Tocantins), and that ended up being one of our most beautiful seasons.

Where does host Jeff Probst stay?

Jeff has this huge airship like a blimp, and he’s completely decked out…, no, I’m kidding! (laughs) I like the idea that he gets lifted up into the sky. The contestants wonder if that’s the case: is he teleported in? But his crib is the same as the rest of the crew.

Do the contestants ever ask the medical crew for things like panadol?

They will ask. And it’s like, “Well, you have a headache because you haven’t been boiling enough water and you’re not drinking enough – it’s called ‘Survivor!'” They they’ll say, “We’re hungry, we’ve got a headache” and [the crew] say, “Go catch a fish!”

Do the contestants ever ask the camera crew for food?

Sometimes, in jest, a producer might say, “Come on, it’s time to do an interview” and they’ll respond with, “I’ll do an interview if you give me a granola bar!”

November 30, 2011   1 Comment

Reality Tidbits – Little Bits Of Reality Gossip

Nick Jonas has flown in to meet his girlfriend The Voice judge, Delta Goodrem’s family. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Nicole Ritchie will be joining her husband Joel Madden when he comes out here to star on The Voice. (Source: Herald Sun)

Simon Cowell congratulates the team of The X Factor Australia saying it was a ‘massive step up’. I wonder if he would have said that if Andrew Wishart had won. (Source: Herald Sun)


Dani Minogue will be a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. (Source: Daily Mail)

Dancing With The Stars US contestant  proposed to his girlfriend on TV. (Source: New York Daily News )

Kim Kardashian says she won’t be having kids before she is thirty now. If you care… (Source: Huffington Post)

Also soon to be ex-husband Kris is unhappy about how he was portrayed in the first episode of Kim and Kourtney Take On New York. (Source: Huffington Post)

The Huffington Post, which seems to be obsessed with the Kardashian write that Kris Jenner, aka the mum, might be the next Kardashian on Dancing With The Stars.

If you are interested in what Courtney Stodden wears to church click here.  The 17 year old and her 50 something old husband are pitching a reality show. Her husband Doug has also pulled out of a movie due to what he thought was inappropriate sexual content. (Source: Huffington Post)

Bethenny Frankel won’t be getting her own talk show as she is thought to be too aggressive. (Source: Reality Blurred)


Survivor renewed for two more seasons, with Jeff Probst as host. (Source: Reality Blurred)

November 30, 2011   7 Comments

Survivor – Keith and Whitney Hook Up

Personally I don’t see how you can hook up on Survivor, the no food, the bad weather, and the vermin would kill anyones libido.

However this was not the case for Keith and Whitney in Survivor South Pacific. They are now an item.

Also a minor scandal but it was revealed she was married to another country singer, and she got back from filming and said she was leaving as she met someone else.

It appears her and Keith’s romance has survived off the island.

(Source: Reality Blurred)

November 29, 2011   8 Comments

Lara Bingle’s Reality TV Show Still Has Not Been Picked Up

And for the five millionth time there is a newspaper yarn telling us Lara Bingle has shot a reality TV show pilot, and also it appears it has still not been picked up.

Today’s story is about how a ‘sizzle’ reel is doing the rounds of the networks. Has any show ever gotten as much publicity before it has been picked up?

I am not really sure of her likeability factor and this was not helped by her recent cameo on Celebrity Apprentice. However as I have written before is Lara Bingle has the ability to be the Australian Kardashian?

The Daily Telegraph reports:

CAN Lara Bingle emulate the success of Kim Kardashian as the star of her own reality TV series?

It seems one local television production company believes so, with market newcomer Eyeworks backing the project.

Confidential can reveal a sizzle reel has recently been circulated to TV networks teasing a reality series based on the model’s life.

Yesterday producers at Eyeworks were not returning our calls but network sources said the promo reels had landed on programming executives’ desks at the Seven and Ten networks.

The concept follows the simple yet effective reality show premise “if it happens, shoot it” and Bingle’s fitness makeover gets an airing. Now if the program’s producers can only persuade Bingle to let them film her uncensored after-dark activities, Confidential is confident the program will find an audience.

November 29, 2011   18 Comments