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Reality Tidbits – Thursday Night

Amber reveals her real motives for going on The Bachelor, she wants to be a soapie actress, to be honest she would probably be a good one. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

More Big Brother contestants revealed. They are Gemma Kinghorn, a nurse, Katie Schepis, a cupcake baker and Lawson Reeves. Hat tip to Behind Big Brother.

Pauly Fenech has pulled out of Dancing With The Stars because of a “personal matter”. There is no word on his replacement. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Tim Dormer says this year’s contestants are the most competitive ever. We will have to wait and see. (Source: Daily Telegragh)

There will be financial incentives for the contestants in this year’s Big Brother well this will bring out the competitive streak I suppose. (Source: Daily Mail)

Jeff Probst, host of Survivor talks about why they ditched Redemption Island. (Source: E!)

Are Shanina Shaik and Tyson Beckford back on? But who cares? (Source: Daily Mail)

Jodhi Packer defends the indefensible on Instagram. Also saying parking fines are unavoidable in Sydney. Funny I don’t have a problem most of the time, and really just pay them. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Peter Morrisey wants to host the Gay Bachelor. Not sure if he thinks if this is a way of finding a bloke as he is psingle, but clearly at this point Grindr is not flashing up any potential mates for him. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Lara Bingle pregnancy rumours are circulating (she probably only ate a burger) but if they are true her and Sam have been only going out less then a year so this could be a f***ing disaster. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

This months Woman’s Weekly has an article about Grant Denyer’s Drug Nightmare. He of course is still denying it, but SEVEN insiders said they received erratic messages from him in the middle of the night. (Source: Daily Mail)


September 4, 2014   5 Comments

Reality Tidbits – Monday Night

Sonia Kruger talks about her pregnancy on Mornings on 9 and says a good friend donated an egg. She also said  she is having a girl. (Source: Daily Mail)

Eamon Sullivan and Brad Cooper also join the cast of Dancing Wtih the Stars cast. Other contestants are Kyly Clark, Ricki-Lee Coulter, Paul Fenech, Mark Holden, Ash Hart and David Rodan and Tai Hara. (Source: Daily Mail)

Dee from The Block talks about her struggle with post-natal depression. (Source: Daily Mail)

Gary Busey continues his career on reality TV he is now on Celebrity Big Brother in the UK. (Source: Daily Mail)

Nick Cannon host of America’s Got Talent has separated from his wife Mariah Carey. They have two children together. (Source: Daily Mail)

Richard Blais who was a contestant on Top Chef will join the show as a judge. This will please fans. (Source: Reality Blurred)

Good looking popstar and former X Factor contestant Nathaniel Willemse is getting married. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Sam Armytage like a lot of women in Sydney is finding it hard to find a decent bloke. (Source: Daily Telegraph)


August 25, 2014   2 Comments

Reality Tidbits – Juicy Bits Of Gossip And News – Monday Evening

The Voice winner Anja Nissen debut album has only sold 1952 copies. To be fair it is number 11 on the charts but it is still disappointing. Compare it to Karise Eden who sold over 33,000. Anja is in LA at the moment writing songs. She did not release a single with her first album which was covers of what she sang on the show. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Queensland singer Alexa took out the top gong on last night’s grand final and won a $50,000 music and education scholarship.The top six placegetters received trips to Disneyland. If you loved the show you can see them on tour in September. The tour dates are here.

Dani Im has released a new single and now so has Jason Owens who was runner up in series three of The X Factor he reckons he is all grown up and doing a bit of rock and roll. Also he now has the Shannon Noll facial hair. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Maddi and Lloyd from House Rules have told the media they would not go on a reality show again as their house has become a tourist attraction  with people doing drive-bys to have a look. Not quite getting why they would give an interview on this issue as it will just remind locals to go have a squizz. (Source: Daily Mail)

Sonia Kruger blasted New Idea for trying to whip up a story about her face. The picture on this week’s cover shows that her face is a bit red. They were probably hinting the flawless Big Brother host had had an acid peel, but she hit out on instagram saying she was in Hawaii and she had just been in the sun. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Kim Kardashian is going to publish a book of her selfies and call it Selfish, personally I would have called it Narcisstic. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

The Face Australia winner, Olivia Donaldson, has a Bra & Things campaign. (Source: Daily Mail)

E! is looking for an Australian host. If you think you have what it takes to be a host on E! go to the official website to apply

There is going to be an Australian version of Pawn Stars, it will be set in Happy Hockers the pawn broker chain in Sydney.

August 11, 2014   9 Comments

Reality Tidbits Thursday Evening

Sad news for Manu Feildel as his new restaurant has closed down due to lack of customers. He took a break from filming MKR to tell the staff himself. (Source: Good Food)

It takes The Bachelorettes 90 minutes to get ready for the show. (Source:

The winner of The Voice Australia says the show is not rigged. Well it is not surprising that she would say that. (Source:

Carly and Leighton, the winners of House Rules series one, have bought a million dollar house in Sydney. It is not even renovated. (Source: Daily Mail)

The US Bachelorette Andi Dorfmann was not happy when the runner up, Nick Viallis revealed he had “made love to her”. (Source: Daily Mail)

Of course an old dude on Fox news then calls Andi a slut. (Source: Daily Mail)


Gordon Ramsay’s daughter Tilly will be hosting her own cooking show. There will be no swearing. (Source: Digital Spy)

The Block and The X Factor producers discuss casting of reality shows and how you can’t always predict which of the contestants will resonate with the viewers. (Source: SMH)

There has been a brouhaha over in the USA on how badly people working on reality shows are treated, here are some more stories from the reality TV coalface. It is an interesting read. (Source: Gawker)

If you live in Perth and are fans of The X Factor on Saturday Reigan Derry and Sydnee will be performing at Westfield Carousel. (Source: West Australian)

Shanina Sheik has been hanging with Justin Beiber on a yacht off Ibiza. There were others on board. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Want to get into reality TV writing, well here is a course that might be able to help. (Source: Writers Store)

Interesting article about the nominations for Emmy’s Outstanding Reality Host Award. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)

July 31, 2014   22 Comments

Reality Tidbits – Friday

All the stories I missed this week:

A TV shows about Virgins on MTV – it sounds a little seedy, but apparently it is not as dreadful as it sounds. The show Virgin Territory (see above preview) follows 15 virgins as they decide whether to start their sexual journey. Probably won’t be on my must watch list but will definitely check out an episode. (Source: SMH)

Because of this show it inspired a columnist to draw up the list of the tackiest reality shows of all time. Chains of Love an Australian show made the list! (Source: Telegraph)

A blast from the reality TV past – My Restaurant Rules finalist Evan (Bella and he split up) and restaurant Pink Salt in Double  Bay Sydney has a good Living Social deal happening where for $49 you get $100 worth of food. I would get one but my rule is only have one voucher going at the one time due to having missed some due to them expiring.

Lisa Rinna to join Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and I think it is going to put some of the other cast members noses out of joint. (Source: Daily Mail)

Neil Perry is continuing to expand his empire this time he is opening a burger joint in World Square. (Source: Business Insider)

Former Australian Idol contestant Axle Whitehead has landed a role in the US series Shameless. He was also in Home and Away. (Source: SMH)

Southern Charm which aired on Arena is getting a second season. However chances are Thomas Ravanel the middle aged former pollie, convicted crim and current heavy drink probably won’t be on it as he is running as an independent for Senate. Don’t think I am criticsing him he was one of the most compelling reality TV characters seen on our screens in the last few years. Oh and he the 50 year old managed to knock one of the 21 year old cast members up. (Source: Mother Jones)

There is going to be a movie based on Marco Pierre White life as Ridley Scott has optioned his memoir The Devil In The Kitchen. I am thinking Christian Bale would be a good person to play Marco. Who would you like to see take on the role? (Source: Cinema Blend)

A person in a court case is alleging that Simon Cowell is gay. (Source:

Jillian Michaels has quit The Biggest Loser due to some fundamental differences with producers. (Source: Huffington Post)

Fans of America’s Next Top Model might be interested in this list of the 15 Best Photos of All Time. (Source: Bellasugar)

And another list – 7 Biggest Dramatic Upsets on The Bachelor and Bachelorette. (Source: Wetpaint)

Uel and Shanelle from this year’s My Kitchen Rules have shelved  a future in food and are working as youth workers at their local church. They say the show gave them a platform to speak to youth. They are lovely. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Montana Cox recreates an iconic Kate Moss and Johnny Depp photo. (Source: Daily Mail)

Rick Martin has come out in support of Ian Thorpe saying his voice is a powerful new voice in the gay community. (Source:



July 18, 2014   6 Comments