Friday, May 29, 2009

Six Degrees Of Reality TV...

1) Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey has been exposed to really be Beverly Merill, an ex-stripper who was once involved in a drug-related kidnapping. Her mugshot is featured in the book "Cop Without A Badge," which I read during my true crime phase in junior high/high school, and though she is a bit sketchy, so is the author of the book: there is a reason they took away his badge! Though for the drama of the show's sake, I am going to believe all evidence, however soft, points to her tawdry past as being the "real" her. Everything else is just plastic parts and gold lacquer.

2.) Washington D.C. will be the host city to not only the new incarnation of Bravo's The Real Housewives series but also the next season of Bunim-Murray's The Real World.

3.) Ex-Real World Hollywood star Joey Kovar has signed onto the newest season of VH1's Celebrity Rehab. He is the cast member who left the show mid-season to check into rehab, and not ironically at all, he was placed at the Pasadena Recovery Center with Dr. Drew as his "coach."

4.) Dr. Drew has been poked fun at (and probably poked in other ways) in ex-patient Mary Carey's latest project, a porn spoof called Celebrity Pornhab. Clearly he didn't "cure" her, so why do people keep looking to him for all of the answers? I know: exposure!

5.) God, there are so many places to go from "exposure," but American Idol Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert has been over-saturating the media this week, despite not actually winning the show. Kara may have outed him to the ladies of The View, but that would not deter the Glambert! He literally told reporters that he wants people to "keep speculating" about his sexuality (yeah, because that will at least keep them talking about you, right, Glambert? And by the way, anyone called Glambert is unequivocally homosexual. Just own it!); he gave exclusives to US Weekly, any Fox affiliate that would have him and Best Week Ever. Though he gave the most fantastic interview ever to Michelle Collins, that credit goes to her phenomenal sense of humor and lack of shame.

6.) Sorry, Viacom, but Best Week Ever has been replaced with The Soup as my favorite clip show. It's not just because Joel McHale is cuter than Paul F. Thompkins but also because the humor is more up my alley, and all of the clips they feature are ones I, too, would select. Web Soup has some HUGE footsteps to follow!

That was fun. Maybe I'll do it again!

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