Category — Reality tidbits
TV Tonight has the first photos of The Block where filming has started in Melbourne. This time the teams are going to have to renovate a motel type building. This will show later this year. The Block All Stars will be kicking off on Monday 4 February at 7.00pm on NINE. (Source: TV Tonight)
Manu Feildel has just felt the downside of being famous. As how else would anyone know he was only on his Learners Permit. He was spotted without his L plates nor a supervising driver in Sydney. Whoops. (Source: Daily Telegraph)
This indiscretion means Manu now has received a $762 fine, but looks like he gets to keep his Learners Permit. (Source: Adelaide Now)
There are rumours circulating that reality TV dudes Didier Cohen or Nathan Joliffe may become a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model. (Source: Sunday Telegraph)
Pauly D from Jersey Shore arrives in Australia without any luggage, but what is even more astounding is this Jersey Shore star earned $11 million dollars last year and is one of the worlds highest paid DJ’s. (Daily Telegraph)
An AFL reality TV show where the winner gets a spot on a team. Foxtel is currently considering it. Will it be called AFL Superstar? (Source: Adelaide Now)
Lance Armstrong is not going to use reality TV to rehabilitate his tattered reputation, he has allegedly turned down a spot on Dancing With The Stars in the US. (Source: News.com.au)
Child star and icon Shirley Temple has joined Twitter and some person asked her what she thought of the child icon of the 21st century Honey Boo Boo. She did not know who she was. (Source: Gawker)
Nine former black American contestants are suing American Idol saying they were discriminated against. (Source: Huffington Post)
January 27, 2013 No Comments
Ricki-Lee Coulter is getting married again. She once said she wouldn’t until same sex marriage was legal, but clearly she could not say no to a diamond. Since they have sold the engagement to the magazines, expect the wedding to be as well. (Source: New Idea)
One person who doesn’t think they will marry again is Project Runway host Heidi Klum after renewing her wedding vows annually with Seal and then divorcing him she said won’t be going down the aisle again. (Source: News.com.au)
It has only been a week since the Kim Kardashian and Kanye baby has been announced, but they have apparently turned down $3 million for the first baby pictures. Does this mean she thinks they are worth more? Reports say that she does not want the baby on her reality show. Yeah I know my eyes rolled at that one. (Source: News.com.au)
US swimmer Ryan Lochte is getting is own reality show on E!. Hopefully it won’t get show in Australia. (Source: The Wrap)
Can someone think of the chickens? Apparently Masterchef filming at the showground in Melbourne have taken over the space the poultry used to be in for the show. Yes I am trying to care. (Source: News.com.au)
If Simon Cowell is upset his shows did not rate as well as they should have in 2012 then he can feel better by looking at his bank account as his company earned $90 million last year. (Source: NY Post)
Lindsay Lohan had a free $200,000 renovation of her home if she agreed to appear on Million Dollar Decorators (currently on Arena TV on Wednesday nights at 8.30pm), however she is now moving out. Can’t pay the rent? (Source: NY Post)
An exciting new reality show has been commissioned called The Writers Room. A collaboration between the Sundance Channel and EW it will showcase the inside workings of TV programs. Hopefully it will screen in Australia. (Source: EW)
January 8, 2013 1 Comment
Did anyone else know that American Idol judge Randy Jackson was Mariah Carey’s manager? She is now also an Idol judge this year. Maybe Randy put in a good word for her with the producers to get her the gig. Randy is out in Australia with Mariah as she tours. Interesting in the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey bitchfest, Randy will definitely side with Mariah. The reviews for her concert have been mixed.
In other American Idol news Keith Urban is on the publicity trail and in the Sunday Telegraph he spoke about the show, his family and the fact he and Nicole Kidman are both nominated for a Global Globe Award, now that is kind of cool.
The X Factor Australia top 10 tour kicks off tomorrow night on the Gold Coast and finish in Sydney on 18th Jam. Bella Ferraro has been ill but will be better for the show and apparently X Factor runner up Jason Owens has a girl. Tickets for the concerts appear to be still available at Ticket Master.
Celebrity Apprentice’s Max Markson has signed up Laura Garrett, the women who was in embroiled in the custody battle after taking her kids from Italy. He says he will be targeting Italian media. (Source: Daily Telegraph)
Kim Kardashian pregnant and lucky for her a Kardashian clothing line was already in the pipeline to be released later this year. (Source: Sun Herald)
Also My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans has now opened his health food shop, BU Organics, in Bondi Junction he is also spreading his whole food love through the canteen system at his kids school making them chemical free. Pete and his business partner plan on trying to spread the chemical free love to 100 hundred other school canteens. The tuck shop volunteers would be happy him turning up for sure. (Source: Sun Herald scroll down)
Very interesting Vanity Fair article about Top Chef’s and their totalitarian restaurant regiemes. Charlie Trotter was one of the first chefs who worked out how to use marketing to his benefit.
Bethenny Frankel is getting divorced. I hope for her sake she signed a pre-nup considering she is one of the richest reality stars in the world. She says she is getting both positive and negative messages from her fans. Stay tuned for a season of her show covering the separation. (Source: Daily Mail)
In the UK Dancing On Ice Pamela Anderson was surprisingly the first person eliminated from the show. (Source: Daily Mail)
January 7, 2013 6 Comments
Lara Bingle talks about taking control of her life and thinks her new lingerie line will be as big as Elle Macpherson’s. (Source: The Australian).
Also the Sun Herald reports she has still not sold her Mercedes that she was trying to flog whilst she was filming Being Lara Bingle.
The X Factor judge Mel B talks about her first Australian Christmas. (Source: Sunday Telegraph)
Interesting how to different media commentators view the same thing. In the Sunday Telegraph winner of The X Factor Samantha Jade said to be one to watch in 2013. As she will have an album out in April and her 70,000 of her single were sold was seen as a positive thing. Whereas in a David Dale column in the Sun Herald he thought this was not a lot. It should be noted Karise Eden of The Voice sold the same amount of her winner’s single.
Jo Casamento in the Sun-Herald reports that with the success of Celebrity Come Dine With Me Australia that Lifestyle is considering another Celebrity version of the show.
Peter Andre’s reality show is postponed after his brothers death this week. His brother was shown sick on the show. (Source: News.com.au)
MSN.com have named their five most obnoxious reality TV stars of 2012. No surprise that Kim Kardashian and Snooki made the list. What was interesting was how much they earned, with Snooki earning far more than her other cast mates on Jersey Shore.
There is going to be a new reality show called “The New Jersey Socialites” and apparently it is going to be a mix of Real Housewives New Jersey and Celebrity Apprentice. Apparently Kim G from RHWNJ has joined the show. (Source: Reality Tea)
Also Bravo are reviewing the cast of Real Housewives Of New York after ratings fell in season five. (Source: Reality Tea)
US show So You Think You Can Dance has been commissioned for a tenth season. Season nine is currently being shown on Eleven here on Friday nights.
Michael Kors is being replaced on Project Runway by another fashion designer Zac Posen.
The X Factor US is in trouble as rating dropped for the finale. This is Simon Cowell’s baby he will be trying desperately to resuscitate it. (Source: Daily Mail)
December 23, 2012 12 Comments
If you thought Australia’s Got Talent moving to NINE meant the end of seeing Kyle Sandilands on TV well think again as apparently TV stations are courting him. Or maybe his publicist fed this story to the papers. (Source: Sunday Telegraph).
Former Dancing With The Stars contestants Erin McNaught is now engaged to her music producer boyfriend. (Source: Daily Telegraph)
She is not the only former Miss Universe getting married with Rachael Finch celebrating her hen’s party in her home town of Townsville this weekend. She is marrying her Dancing With The Stars partner Michael Miziner. (Source: Sunday Telegraph – hard copy).
Another Dancing With The Stars alumni, Tom Williams, actually got married this weekend to fashion designer Rachel Gilbert. However she covered up the dress as she has a magazine deal, but this did not stop the paps from getting a shot of the dress. (Source: Sunday Telegraph)
The X Factor runner ups Jason Owens, and The Collective will have their “winner” singles released on itunes. It is a smart move by Sony because it will be a test of whether either of them are worth signing up.
Jason Sullivan can breathe a sigh of relief as Tom Cruise has dropped the charges against him. The winner of HomeMade was tasered last month after trying to get over the wall in his property. (Source: News.com.au)
The Amazing Race Australia host Grant Bowler dishes the dirt on what it was like to work with Lindsay Lohan on the set of Liz and Dick. (Source: SMH)
Fans of Anthony Bourdain will love this article on Gawker where he answers readers questions, it seems like he live blogged there. He does come across as the culinary equivalent of Hunter S Thompson. An example from this Q & A:
November 26, 2012 No Comments