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How Reality Television Is Shaping Perception About Televised Debates 2

How Reality Television Is Shaping Perception About Televised Debates

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared in the first televised debate to choose the free world’s next leader. But you wouldn’t know it by public reaction. Most people appear to be judging the debate by the same standards as “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Reality television, like the real housewives series, appears to be having more influence on voter’s through processes than anyone may have previously realized. ...
Kim Kardashian Falsely Boasts Her Show On More Than 'I Love Lucy' 4

Kim Kardashian Falsely Boasts Her Show On More Than ‘I Love Lucy’

Kim Kardashian works hard for the money, but was she serious when she claimed that her reality television show has aired more episodes than iconic sitcom “I Love Lucy?” Talk about hype. Kardashian is a media phenomenon, no doubt about it. She credits social media for much of her success. But what really powers her empire is hype. Kardashian and her family, which includes sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian and momager Kris Jenner are constantly hyping who they are and what they do....
Beth Spangler Blows Away Beyonce as Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Snooze 6

Beth Spangler Blows Away Beyonce as Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Snooze

Beth Spangler was undeniably the most powerful singer on “The Voice” last night (Oct. 6), blowing away Beyonce’s song, “Best Thing I Never Had” and catching Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams sitting on their hands. But Blake Shelton and Adam Levine both quickly swung into action on the singer. Blake was the first to make a move, followed quickly by Adam. ...
Kate Gosselin Still a Super Bitch: Is This Child Abuse? (watch!) 8

Kate Gosselin Still a Super Bitch: Is This Child Abuse? (watch!)

Kate Gosselin apparently has lost none of the vinegar that made her one of the most polarizing personalities on television. She’s back in a new special with her eight kids and it’s truly painful to watch. Is this child abuse or what? Kate lets us know right off the bat she is older, “tireder (sic),” Doesn’t she mean more tired? In a preview of her upcoming TLC special “Kate Plus 8: Sextuplets Turn 10,” the single mom puts daughter Mady through an emotional wringer. ...
Bachelorette Crosses Line, Exploits Eric Hill's Death for Ratings (video) 10

Bachelorette Crosses Line, Exploits Eric Hill’s Death for Ratings (video)

“Bachelorette” Andi Dorfman was eager for her first “one-on-one” date with contender Eric Hill, but in the back of every viewer’s mind had to be emotional thoughts about Hill’s tragic death. Is that what producers were counting on? Hill died April 23 from injuries he sustained in a paragliding accident. By then, he’d finished filming his segment of the show. Chris Harrison went through some hand-wringing about the decision, but there was never a question whether he would remain in the show. ...
Kate Gosselin Special Returns to TLC: Will She Still Be as Polarizing?  12

Kate Gosselin Special Returns to TLC: Will She Still Be as Polarizing?

Kate Gosselin is getting a shot at redemption, of sorts, this summer. Her old network, TLC, will air one-hour special to catch up on the single mom and her eight kids. Will she still be as polarizing? In a statement released today (Mar. 18), TLC said the new special will focus on what the family has been up to, Kate’s career and a retrospective of the most memorable Gosselin family moments since 2011....
Duck Dynasty Star Blasts America for 'Gross Sexual Impropriety' 18

Duck Dynasty Star Blasts America for ‘Gross Sexual Impropriety’

Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s anti-gay views are so deep-seated he believes America has become “godless” as evidenced by its “gross sexual impropriety,” which he believes is the root of all the nation’s evils, according to a speech he gave three years ago. Robertson expressed those views as the featured speaker at a 2010 Wild Game Supper at the Berean Bible Church in Pottstown, Pa....
Duck Dynasty Stars Play Hardball With A&E in Clash Over Values 20

Duck Dynasty Stars Play Hardball With A&E in Clash Over Values

Duck Dynasty’s stars, better known as the Robertsons, are a godly family because they just put the fear of god in the A&E Network by raising the possibility they’ll quit their show over patriarch Phil Robertson’s treatment. Now let’s see who blinks. The show, about the family business of making duck calls and other hunting gear, has become one of the most popular reality television shows in history....
Amber Riley Takes Dancing With Stars Victory Lap on GMA (watch!) 22

Amber Riley Takes Dancing With Stars Victory Lap on GMA (watch!)

Amber Riley, who stars on the hit Fox show “Glee,” relived her win on last night’s “Dancing with the Stars.” She told “Good Morning America” today (Nov. 27) she’s proves that women of any weight and any color can accomplish anything they set out to do. Riley, 27, a seasoned actress and dancer, was matched with pro partner Derek Hough, the only four-time winner on the show....
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Khloe Kardashian One Direction’s Niall Horan Cozy at X Factor (video)

Khloe Kardashian got flirty back stage with One Direction singer Niall Horan and posted a cozy photo on Twitter that showed her in a tight embrace with the UK lad. What would hubbie Lamar Odom say? Khole, who just turned in her first season as host of X Factor with Mario Lopez, hung out with the boy band following their performance last night on the show finale. Country Singer Tate Stevens won over teen phenom Rose Soneclar and girl group Fifth Harmony. ...
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Does Kim Kardashian Need Instragram More Than It Needs Her?

Kim Kardashian is feuding with the online social networking site Instagram. Proposed changes in its “Terms of Service” that raises questions about who owns photos and other info posted on the site. If Kim leaves, so, likely, will her 5.7 million followers. That’s no small thing for the budding photosharing site. Kim has been a frequent user to publicize herself and her business ventures. So, she likely needs the business as much as Instagram needs her. It’s what you call a Mexican standoff....
'Storage Wars' Latest Reality TV Show Rocked by Fraud Charges 38

‘Storage Wars’ Latest Reality TV Show Rocked by Fraud Charges

David Hester was a star on the A&E hit show “Storage Wars” until he uncovered what he believed was fraud involving the show. Then he was fired; now he’s suing, and he’s got heavyweight Hollywood lawyer Marty Singer in his corner. Singer is more often associated with representing establishment types and studios, but this time he fronting for the underdog. Hester is seeking $3.75 million. Okay, that could be one reason. The defendants in the case are A&E which airs the show and Original Productions, which produces it,” according to deadline.com....
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Kim Kardashian Bares Claws (and Breasts) for Halloween (photo!)

Kim Kardashian has managed to find a Halloween costume that allows her to flash her famous breasts without dressing up as a maid or hooker. (Been there, done that). This time she’s a fierce leopard with spots on top and a see-through mesh in front. WTF? Kim tweeted the photo while shopping for costumes Monday in Miami where she’s filming her new reality television show....
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Whitney Houston Worst Nightmare: Daughter to Wed 'Brother' (video)

The late Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown and the singer’s adopted son Nick Gordon are engaged to be married. The 19-year-old confirmed the union on her reality show “The Houstons: On Our Own.” The news comes after Brown denied for months that a sapphire and diamond ring she was seen wearing on her ring finger was, in fact, an engagement ring. Brown announced the news during a scene on her show to the astonishment of her family. “We’re engaged!” she shouted....
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Kourtney Kardashian Busts Mom Kris Jenner Over Naughtiness

Kris Jenner is doing her part to keep the drama quotient high on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” She got busted by her own daughter, the sanctimonious Kourtney Kardashian, for writing sexy emails to her ex-lover. Real or fake? It’s hard to tell anymore whether the events on the E! Entertainment reality show are real or contrived. Ever since Kim Kardashian was exposed...
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