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Reality Tidbits – Friday

Fans of The Amazing Race will love this indepth article about behind the scenes and apparently they have to pay tax on the travel prizes. Highly recommended read.  (Source: AV Club)

China’s reality TV programs are not only popular but are having an effect on how people are parenting. (Source: Quartz)

Duck Dynasty star has been put on hiatus from the show because of his homophobic remarks in an interview with GQ Mag. It was a good move by the producers considering the show is extremely high rating on the A&E network in the US. (Source: The Wrap) Of course Sarah Palin has come out and defended him. (Source: The Frisky)

Red neck reality TV shows continue to be commissioned in the US, with new show like My Big Redneck Family, Tattoo Titans and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch being screened soon in the US. (Source: The Celebrity Cafe) 

The Grillo sister’s trial who are currently being charged with fraud from Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson has now ended and it is now up to a jury to decide their innocence or guilt. (Source:

Former The Amazing Race Australia contestant and prank radio host, Mel Grieg, has ended her year on a brighter note with news she is engaged. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Kristin Cavallari admits there were fake fights and fake relationships on reality show The Hills. (Source: Daily Mail)

Guy Sebastian and Samantha Jade will be at the Nickolodean Kids Tennis Day at the Australian Open. It is on Saturday, 11 January 2014 from 8:00 am – 1.00 pm. Get tickets at

The Golden Globes will be on E! on January 13 starting at 8.00am  with Ryan Seacrest and Guiliana Rancic reporting from the red carpet.

Simon Cowell wants Miley Cyrus as a X Factor judge, Demi Lovato has confirmed she won’t be back. (Source: Celebrity Cafe)



1 Georgie { 12.21.13 at 8:31 am }

I wonder how Simon Cowell decides who he wants to try as a judge on XF – the next person he wants to bonk maybe?

2 mittens { 12.22.13 at 9:29 pm }

Christmas confessions:
You know it’s Christmas when you wake up with a shiny, red Lindt wrapper stuck to you belly. A Christmas decoration. Ho ho ho.

I guess a Christmas elf put it there.

3 mittens { 12.22.13 at 10:21 pm }

It’s a good thing I don’t have Nigella Lawson’s housekeepers blackmailing me and/or selling my secrets to the press.

4 Georgie { 12.23.13 at 8:26 pm }

Rocky Horror Picture Show is on Eleven at 8.30pm local time – for all the groovers caught in the time warp.

5 mittens { 12.23.13 at 8:27 pm }

It’s just a jump to the left :)

6 Georgie { 12.23.13 at 8:36 pm }

And then a step to the right.

7 mittens { 12.23.13 at 8:46 pm }


8 brain dead dave { 12.23.13 at 11:50 pm }

Only one more sleep ’til US Bachelor,gice!

9 mittens { 12.24.13 at 12:52 am }

Will Tiara finally get the boot?

10 mittens { 12.24.13 at 2:40 pm }

No Doc Phil tomorrow. Couldn’t they at least have a Christmas special. One that doesn’t entail the whole Dr Phil family dressed in yuletide loveliness.
Perhaps something with scary, disfunctional Christmas festivities.

11 brain dead dave { 12.24.13 at 3:05 pm }

Jingle Brawls
Noisy Night
Away In A Jail Cell.
Deck Me In The Hall

12 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 5:24 pm }

And a carol that’s staying on topic –
Oh Big Town of Ararat

13 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 5:34 pm }

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house…
’twas very clean and tidy cause Georgie just put in 5 big days getting it that way!

Happy Christmas everyone – looking forward to a New Year of enjoyable RTV (we can live in hope).

14 brain dead dave { 12.24.13 at 5:36 pm }

Ha Ha, Georgie@12.(I’ve gutsed half a box of Cadbury Roses since last night)

In Ararat they have Calories By Candlelight.

15 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 6:19 pm }

“Calories by Candlelight” – very good bdd, I’ll pay that one. No more chocolates for you then.

16 brain dead dave { 12.24.13 at 6:54 pm }

Oh well, guess I’ll have to force this 200 g block of Nougat with Hazelnut down my jowls ,then.

17 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 7:38 pm }

Give it to Jowlsy with his banana. :-)

18 mittens { 12.24.13 at 7:46 pm }

No way am I cleaning my house today. It will need it on Thursday when the troops disband and go home.

Frank is getting all festive and made a Christmas fort for the grandkids. It’s pretty amazing.

Mmmmmm hazelnut and nougat. Yum.

Wether you love Christmas or hate it, I am wishing you all a fantastic day.

Georgie, I HAVE washed all the windows but they will have little handprints all over them after the first 5 minutes.

19 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 8:27 pm }

Only adults at my place over Xmas mittens, but giving the place a good going over is the gift I give myself. I can relax and enjoy the company, the food and the holidays.

20 mittens { 12.24.13 at 8:55 pm }

Have a great one Georgie. You deserve it.

21 Andrea { 12.24.13 at 9:05 pm }

Happy Christmas.
We have a new foster grandson to spoil this year.

22 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 9:06 pm }

Ditto mittens.

I’m worried bdd is going to end up a contestant on ‘The Biggest Pimple’ if he keeps chowing on the festive chocolates.

Congrats Andrea.

23 mittens { 12.24.13 at 9:16 pm }

Congrats to you, your son and daughter. I hope you all enjoy the new family member.

Georgie, I will be neck and neck with BDD for the Biggest Pimple.

24 Andrea { 12.24.13 at 9:30 pm }

Yes, son and DIL are very excited to have an 8 year old boy to experience Xmas morning with.

25 brain dead dave { 12.24.13 at 9:32 pm }

I’ll purge these chocolates watching Ch 9’s Carols By Candlelight, no risk. That’s just captions with the sound muted.

My blood sugar’s 6.8 .It’s all good.

26 Reality Raver { 12.24.13 at 9:59 pm }

My kids have gone crazy with excitement. It is a special time for them with their belief in Santa

27 mittens { 12.24.13 at 10:35 pm }

Oh the Christmas TV fare will make my blood sugar levels go up more than the chocolate will.
Except for Kimmy (Rebel). She’ll keep it real.

So glad your kids are excited RR. Good luck with that when they wake you at 5.00 am tomorrow.

28 mittens { 12.24.13 at 10:40 pm }

Kendel’s mum in SFN is the lady who played AB Fab Edina’s ex’s obnoxious new wife.

29 Georgie { 12.24.13 at 10:44 pm }

I hope you all have a wonderful time RR – having kids around makes Christmas special.

30 all happening { 12.24.13 at 10:57 pm }

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and hope all your kids/grandies have a great day and santa brings you all lovely presents.

31 mittens { 12.24.13 at 11:16 pm }

IYATO: No 12 is beautiful.

The girls didn’t ‘pyaow’ the guy who said, “A gentleman stays ot of the kitchen”.

32 Littlepetal { 12.24.13 at 11:35 pm }

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope it will be a special day where you can spend with your loved one.

RR – I hope Santa will bring all the right presents to your kids.