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Posts from — November 2014

Reality Tidbits – Sunday Evening

Dan and Steph from My Kitchen Rules had a miscarriage scare early in their pregnancy but not everything is fine, though by the media headlines you would think the crisis was NOW in their pregnancy. Hopefully they will have a healthy pregnancy. (Source: Courier Mail)

Steph is not the only My Kitchen Rules alumni pregnant. Annie and Jason are also expecting their first baby after struggling for two years to get pregnant. (Source: Daily Mail)

Chloe and Kelly the villains from this years MKR are going to have a cooking school in January at Hotel Jen in Brisbane. They have called the classes “Cook Like A Bitch. (Source: BMAG)

Axle Whitehead has definitely moved from singing to acting with a role in the US series Shameless. (Source: SMH)

Mel B was in a relationship for four years with a woman, and if she is talking about it must mean she wants some media attention. (Source: The Guardian)

It’s official Snooki is married. She looks quite classy too… She has certainly transformed herself. (Source: Daily Mail)

It appears Louise has survived the post-Bachelor fall out with her now announced as the face of department store Harris Scarfe. (Source: The Daily Mail)

Shanina Shaik is walking in the prestigious Victoria Secret parade. (Source: Daily Mail)

Michael Fassbender could be the actor who will play Marco Pierre White in the Marco movie. (Source: Daily Mail)

 

Travis’s mum reckons he and Aisha are the real deal and thinks there will be babies and Aisha will probably be the one to move to Melbourne. (Source: Sunday Telegraph)

November 30, 2014   8 Comments

Ratings Have Finished And Reality Dominated in 2014

With viewing figures down in some of the big reality shows this year there has been talk that reality TV is dying. Even though The Voice Australia, The X Factor and Big Brother  did not do as well as they have previously half of the top twenty shows were reality TV.

See below:

TOP TV EVENTS 2014 (FIVE CAPITALS)
1 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: SYDNEY V HAWTHORN (SEVEN) 2,828,000
2 MY KITCHEN RULES — WINNER ANNOUNCED (SEVEN) 2,712,000
3 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE — WINNER ANNOUNCED (NINE) 2,687,000
4 RUGBY LEAGUE GRAND FINAL (NINE) 2,621,000
5 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE NSW V QLD 2ND — MATCH (NINE) 2,600,000
6 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: PRESENTATIONS (SEVEN) 2,565,000
7 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 1ST — MATCH (NINE) 2,530,000
8 MY KITCHEN RULES — GRAND FINAL (SEVEN) 2,408,000
9 THE BLOCK GLASSHOUSE — AUCTION (NINE) 2,379,000
10 THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES — AUCTIONS (NINE) 2,271,000

11 THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES — WINNER ANNOUNCED (NINE) 2,265,000
12 INXS: NEVER TEAR US APART — PART 1 (SEVEN) 2,243,000
13 THE VOICE — LAUNCH (NINE) 2,229,000
14 SEVEN’S AFL: GRAND FINAL: ON THE GROUND (SEVEN) 2,188,000
15 MELBOURNE CUP — THE RACE (SEVEN) 2,178,000
16 INXS: NEVER TEAR US APART — PART 2 (SEVEN) 2,081,000
17 HOUSE RULES — WINNER ANNOUNCED (SEVEN) 2,070,000
18 STATE OF ORIGIN RUGBY LEAGUE QLD V NSW 3RD — MATCH (NINE) 2,057,000
19 THE BLOCK: FANS V FAVES -GRAND FINAL (NINE) 1,999,000
20 THE VOICE — WEDNESDAY — (NINE) 1,979,000

November 30, 2014   Comments Off on Ratings Have Finished And Reality Dominated in 2014

Guest Post: Survivor Blood Versus Water – Paranoia and Idols

Rosie is doing a fabulous job interrupting her busy life to do these recaps, much appreciated. Over to Rosie:
And back we come from TC as usual, this time with some obvious fire in Natalie’s belly about Jeremy’s ouster, which she aims squarely at Missy. Jon tries to placate her by letting her know he has an idol.  And just what the fuck difference is that supposed to make to Natalie’s distress about Jeremy’s departure, Jon? You idiot. He tells her he wouldn’t tell her about it if he didn’t trust her. Um, if they trusted her, why not trust her with the information they were voting out Jeremy then, hmm? Or am I missing something here? Ugh, these people drive me crazy. Natalie is also unimpressed, and decides Jon deserves to get some of his own medicine. Heh. At this point I really wish I didn’t know what was going to happen at the end of the episode. Sad sigh at the frailty of humans.
Natalie thinks there must be one more idol left at camp, so she gets up while the others are sleeping to look for it. The clue says to dig 10 feet from the camp flag, so that’s just what our girl does. We don’t see her find it.
Reward Challenge. Once again they are divided into two teams off screen by a “schoolyard pick”, this time with Keith being the unlucky loser. No chance at reward for you, Spitty. The winning team (of either Jon, Jaclyn, Reed and Alec or Missy, Baylor, Natalie and Wes) will get to deliver baseball equipment to some local kids, then eat “baseball food” while watching the kids play. It’s another water challenge, where they get to dive down for puzzle pieces one at a time… yada yada yada…puzzle statue. Jon, Jaclyn, Reed and Alec win. Baylor cries because her mummy hasn’t ever won a Reward. Grow some gonads, girl. And then in what I sincerely hope is not becoming a Survivor tradition, we once again play swapsies. This time Reed (who was so scathing of the swappers last week) asks can he give up his spot for Missy. Of course the answer is yes. Missy hugs him and cries. Just like always. And of course Baylor keeps right on bawling too. Maybe Reed doesn’t like baseball food? Or children? Whatever, he is not going on the reward. And neither is he going to Exile Island, so that’s something. Wes is sent to Exile. Jeff gives him a map, which must be for the driver of the large boat which is right there to take him to Exile… Jon tells us the reason he gave up his spot is so he can work on Keith and Alec to vote out Jon.
And off go the rewardees to deliver their largesse to the deserving poor. I mean the local undeserving… oops, I mean the local Nicaraguan children who are thrilled to be on televi…. oops again. Okay, let’s start this whole thing again. The rewardees deliver baseball gear to some thrilled local children, who don’t seem to even realise they’ll be on the teevee. Really. Our stars are also thrilled especially Missy who cries. But you could have guessed that. The kiddies play (baseball, you fools!) while our guys hoe into the tucker. (Is it appropriate to call such American food “tucker”? Too bad, I just did anyway.) Jon notices one of the little boys staring at the ice cream so gives him one. (An ice cream, you dirty minded pervs!) He, Jon, not the little boy – he’s too busy eating his ice cream, I’m sure – tells us how much he and Jaclyn love children. But alas, they cannot ever have their own because Jaclyn was born without any inside lady bits. Which is incredibly rare. So they hope to adopt. Jaclyn also tells us she has a lot of love to give. The grownups play some baseball with the kidlets and much fun is had by all.
Back at Camp Hawk’n’spit, Reed has his chat with Keith. Spitty is more than happy to hear of anything that might help get rid of Jon, while getting to keep his HII. Meanwhile, Natalie has taken Baylor to “get water” which is a euphemism for digging for the idol. Fortunately, Natalie is the one to find it, but damn, I wish she hadn’t confided in Baylor! I don’t trust that girl. I just don’t. They decide they should take out Reed before blindsiding Jon. Umm?
Immunity Challenge. Ah, the good old endurance challenge. This time they must stand on a wee perch while holding a handle that has been measured to be above each of their heads. If one of them lets go or falls of their perch – they are out. And just like always, Jeff starts waving food treats in front of their noses. First he has a plate of lollies plus a bar of some sort of chocolate. But this time he ups the ante by actually eating what looks like a jelly baby in front of them! Then he has a bite from the chocolate. They tell him he’s mean. Heh. Jon, having only lasted 7 minutes, weakens, and takes the plateful of lollies and chocolate (minus a bite) yelling sugar! Next to go is Missy who gets nothing – ha ha! –  followed by Baylor and Jaclyn who jump off for the chance of a glass of milk and chocolate chip biccies. Next to go is Wes who hops off for two beers and a plateful of chicken wings. His dad tells everyone that Wes once won a chicken nugget eating competition, eating diggity-eight in 5 minutes. Soon Keith is struggling. His feet are turning purple and have to be hurting. Alec’s feet are red and must also be pretty uncomfortable by now. Keith can cope no longer and steps off. No food. A bit later Alec falls off.
It has now been more than 3 hours and only Natalie and Reed are left. Natalie asks if there is more food to come. Jeff is amazed that she would even consider stepping off for food after 3 hours. She says for pizza, wings, a cookie and a glass of cold water, she’ll step off. Jeff says he’ll see what he can rustle up, then comes back with pizza, a cookie, 2 beers, cold water and chicken wings! She falls to the ground, and Reed falls off, then stretches…. into the splits! I am majorly impressed! Natalie eats her food. Which she really, really earned. She says she knew she couldn’t win against Reed so it was worth trying for food. Smart girl!
And it’s scramble time. Reed says Jon obviously thinks he’s safe which makes him all the more determined to vote him out. He clearly has no idea about Jon’s HII. He gets Alec on board, and tells him he wants the others to split the votes between Keith and Wes.
Tribal Council. And a fascinating one it is too. Reed publicly questions whether or not Keith or his little boy have an idol. Keith just says stick to the plan. There’s a lot of whispering from the others. Which plan is he talking about? Off they go to vote and for once we see none of them. After they come back, Natalie – yes, Natalie! – whispers to Jon to play his idol. He does so. Keith also gets his and gives it to Wes, but Wes hands it back to his dad who plays it. The votes: Jon, Jon, Jon, Keith, Keith, Jon, Keith, Wes, Wes. Bye bye Wes. Why, Natalie, why?

Surely it will be Keith’s turn next week.

November 30, 2014   14 Comments

Ryan Approached By Producers To Be On Big Brother

Viewers are always sceptical about how real the audition process is to get on the show to get on Big Brother and news that this years winner Ryan Ginns was tapped on the shoulder by the Producers.

In a good article in the Sunshine Coast Daily it states that he was tapped on the shoulder for Big Brother after auditioning for The Block.

He also reveals he and Sam will be doing a bike ride around India to raise money for an MS charity. Ryan’s mother is a sufferer of multiple Sclerosis.

November 30, 2014   25 Comments

Another My Kitchen Rules Sneak Peek

The mantra this year is real food and real people.

November 28, 2014   30 Comments