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Reality Tidbits – Saturday Evening

Interesting story about where the local TV industry is at now, and the future challenges for them. Also it outlines how reality TV shows attract a live audience. (Source: SMH)

Matt Preston has released a cookbook Matt Preston’s 100 Best Recipes out now in time for Christmas. (Source: Herald Sun)

Danielle Spencer appears to be the one who made the break from Russell Crowe. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Mel B apparently was goes commando and may have revealed this when dancing gangnam style with Psy. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Guy Sebastian in an interview the other week said he was not as religious as he used to be, however this has resulted in a backlash from a section of the Christian community. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

A court has been told The X Factor US judge, Britney Spears, liked amphetamines. (Source:

Also the new hosts of The X Factor are Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez. (Source: Daily Mail)

Most popular reality show in Senegal at the moment is a reality show about sheep. (Source: NPR)

Mob Star cast member going to rehab and no surprise she is taking a camera with her. (Source: Huffington Post)

Tyra Banks is looking for males as well as females for the 20th cycle of America’s Next Top Model. (Source:KYSDC)

Kate Gosselin got fired from her blogging gig. Who will feed the children now? (Source: Huffington Post)

Doug Hutchison labelled a “child molester” on Couples Therapy. Quite an amusing article. (Source: Daily Mail)

Simon Cowell may or may not have a new girlfriend. Now he is single expect more of these stories. (Source: Daily Mail)

Real Housewife New York Carole Radziwill has a book deal to write about sex and dating as a widow. (Source: Daily Mail)

If you are a Real Housewife of New Jersey fan you might want to read this article about the ongoing drama on that show. (Source: Reality Tea)

Funny story from an entertainment journalist who after cooking on the Masterchef US set for Gordon Ramsay equates reality TV with dating in your twenties. (Source: NY Mag)

Gordon Ramsay must have had enough of reality TV as he is now producing a drama about a restaurant. (Source: Deadline)

It is not just reality shows, cookbooks, and business that is bringing in chefs dollars, it is also speaking gigs. The Cake Boss guy gets $65,000. (Source: The Daily Meal)

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1 Georgie { 10.21.12 at 5:45 pm }

“Doug Hutchison labelled a “child molester”” – there’s nothing much about Courtney Stodden that could be classified as “child”.

2 brain dead dave { 10.21.12 at 5:52 pm }

A touch bemused by Guy $ebastian $hitting in his own nest. If it weren’t for the cashed up happy clappers at Hill$ong voting for him on Australian Idol, no one would ever had heard of him.

Jingle Jowls would have been my choice of title for Matt Pre$ton’s tilt at a cookbook.

3 Georgie { 10.21.12 at 7:48 pm }

Jowlsy’s favourite recipes could be translated into Italian bdd – ‘Guanciale Di Maiale Libro Di Cucina’.

4 Nat { 10.21.12 at 11:22 pm }

So tired of hearing that old story brain dead dave (perfect name by the way. Suits you to a tee). The majority of Guy’s fans are not from his old church. I have been mixing with them online and at concerts for years, and have only come across a couple who are emphatically christian. Guy received over a million votes in that last week of Idol in 2003, and sold almost half a million copies of his debut album in about six weeks. Exactly how many people do you think attended Paradise Church. Oh I know. The old story of a mass conspiracy of voting by Assemblies of God members all over Australia. Well I don’t belong, and I voted heaps and have bought every album and single he has released.

He has 35 platinum and three gold certifications and over 2.5 million sales in Australia now. Double what the runner up has managed to achieve. I doubt a lot of Assemblies of God followers have bought many of them at all. He got voted Australian Idol because he is talented. The same reason he still sells so many cds. Battle Scars just went 5x platinum today. His fifth mult-platinum single. What about all the other contestants supposedly voted for by that church. Where are they now? Surely if they are the only reason Guy won and is still here, shouldn’t they be around still too???????

5 Culinary Boner { 10.22.12 at 11:49 am }

“…, it is also speaking gigs. The Cake Boss guy gets $65,000”

If ever we needed evidence of insanely inverted priorities in the USA and here too this takes the fucking cake.

Who’d pay for Bill Clinton, Steve Wozniak or even Julian I’m-A-Martyr-You-Know Assange for their next corporate speaking gig when you can get a guy who makes tacky looking, semi-edible constructions from sugar, flour and artificial food colourings?

This almost makes Stephen Bradbury’s much hyped position on the Australian speaker’s circuit seem entirely deserved:-

How much for Lance Armstrong to talk?

6 Georgie { 10.22.12 at 11:56 am }

How much for Lance Armstrong not to talk is more like it CB!

7 Culinary Boner { 10.22.12 at 12:00 pm }

Yep. Unfortunately, too true Georgie. I’ll change that to ‘how much for Lance Armstrong to pee in a cup’.

8 brain dead dave { 10.22.12 at 10:36 pm }

The UCI have banned Lance for life. On yer bike,Turd de France.