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1:52 PM, August 3rd, 2011

Everyone is obsessed with the Speidi story about how their overexposure made them go crazy and left them bankrupt. Ironic.

3:55 PM, August 2nd, 2011

Speaking of MTV, the Village Voice got hold of a copy of the Real World contract. Some highlights:

• You may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed “in a false light.” (12)
• Interacting with other cast members carries the risk of “non-consensual physical contact” and should you contract AIDS, etc. during such an interaction, MTV is not responsible. (7)
• You’re not pregnant and you won’t become pregnant before the show’s done filming. If you do become pregnant, you’ll tell the Producer immediately—and pregnancy is grounds for dismissal. (38)
• You grant the Producer blanket rights to your life story. (49)
• Under ordinary circumstances, all of this would be considered a “serious” invasion of privacy. (11)

To that last point, in reality TV anything goes.

10:16 AM, August 1st, 2011
12:15 PM, May 25th, 2011

Jersey Shore fans in Italy. The might be Guidos and Guidettes stateside, but in Italy they’ve been called “tamarri,” “cretini,” and “super-cafone.”

11:57 AM, April 20th, 2011
Reblogged from Rushfield Babylon
10:28 AM, February 18th, 2011
My fantasy is to have Keeping Up With Kardashians, Season 26,” Kris says. “Who knew it would be this profitable? I should have had more kids.
The Hollywood Reporter goes inside the Kardashian money-making machine, and sorts out how “momager” Kris Jenner managed to get three of her five daughters in the top 10 highest-earning reality TV stars.
3:48 PM, January 27th, 2011

"I didn’t really understand what we were getting into," Russell told The Daily Beast defensively, but with more charm than was ever displayed on TV. “I don’t really watch reality television. And so we decided early on that this was Taylor’s project; that I was going to be supportive, but just stay in the background. And that backfired.”

From The Real House-Husbands Strike Back

"I didn’t really understand what we were getting into," Russell told The Daily Beast defensively, but with more charm than was ever displayed on TV. “I don’t really watch reality television. And so we decided early on that this was Taylor’s project; that I was going to be supportive, but just stay in the background. And that backfired.”

From The Real House-Husbands Strike Back

3:40 PM, January 5th, 2011

From “shwores” to “tanscaping,” here is the ultimate Jersey Shore dictionary to help you get through Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi’s new novel, A Shore Thing, filled with a fresh batch of Snooki-isms.

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