Johnny Depp gets it. The actor is out promoting his latest flick and was asked to give his take on reality TV. He didn't go off on some superior tangent about it; he acknowledged that we're all a little obsessed with it and tried to explain why.
“People get famous now for I-don’t-know-what. People have reality shows because they’re a Hollywood socialite, and these things become very successful and they generate a shitload of money for the company. And it’s multiplying, to where you’re literally looking into your next door neighbor’s bathroom with reckless abandon. It is like watching a fire. You can’t take your eyes off of it.”
I've got to hand it to Jason Hoppy. Y'all know that Bethenny Frankel never would have pegged him as the dude who would battle her at every turn of their divorce. He was so passive in their marriage, I figured he would have rolled over by now! While I'm not surprised that Jason is fighting for custody of the pair's daughter, I think Bethenny is floored that he's giving her a run for her money…literally.
It's her money Jason wants…at least to pay his attorney fees in this never ending divorce proceeding. As the two continue to face off in court over Brynn, their shared multi-million dollar home (as in, they are still both living there), and everything else under the sun, Jason is racking up the legal bills with his lawyer's work being estimated at $900 an hour. How do you get to be one of those people??
Maria Menounos may just have a hit reality show under her belt….actually, make that Maria Menounos and her family. In the newest reality show from Oxygen, Chasing Maria Menounos, the soon-to-be-former host of Extra — more on that in a moment — is charming and relatable as she maneuvers her way through a busy career while living with her long-term boyfriend and Greek parents, Costas and Litsa, who would really like her to get married and start popping out babies.
I am surprised it took this long for the reality world to take advantage of the photogenic looks and friendly personality of Maria Menounos, who besides being a television reporter is also a best-selling author, actress and sometime professional wrestler. The premise of the show is simple: Her busy career — see above — is getting in the way of her parents wishes for grandchildren.
Five years ago today the very first post was published here at Reality Tea. We weren't sure what to label this as – a birthday? an anniversary? just another Friday? Anniversary fits well since it feels a little like we're married to the site, but birthdays guarantee a cake and way better presents. Just don't let Yolanda catch you near the cake table trying to sniff any crumbs.
Yep, we are FIVE years old already. We are pretty excited, humbled and thankful about this milestone. We owe it all to our readers and our tiny, but devoted and sleep deprived, team of writers. The site continues to grow at a mind-boggling rate every single day and it's all because of you.
Can we go ahead and start jumping on Oprah's couch over this news? That's probably putting the cart ahead of the horse, but TLC has announced a new show which will premiere this summer that will follow famed actress and former Scientologist Leah Remini and her family.
I'm not going to hold my breath that this show will divulge all the secrets of the controversial religion, but a gal can hope, right?
Oh, VH1, you never disappoint! The network that brought us the classic Love & Hip Hop franchise is at it again, hoping to target that professional, unmarried woman in her mid to late '20s who totally has her life together but “doesn’t see any shame in watching provocative, fun TV.” Sounds about right! I know these women, and I can see them joining me in a marathon of Naked Dating. Yes. Because that's going to be a show thanks to the art of blurring out body parts!
Nudity not your thing? Perhaps you'd rather watch cameras follow around my favorite Backstreet Boy Nick Carter or get lost in the nail-biting excitement of a traveling paternity testing truck. Who needs ice-cream when it has DNA? Still not convinced? How about K. Michelle's as yet untitled project. So she was telling the truth! The network is also debuting show that chronicles embarrassing hook-up walks of shame. Let me set my DVR (no, really).
March has finally arrived! Not only is it the month of warmer weather, it's also the birth month of some of our favorite reality TV celebs AND it's our birthday, too (more on that later this week). Take a look to see which reality TV stars are celebrating a March birthday.
Thank you, reality television, for making my home state look like the classiest and most intelligent place in the country. It started with Myrtle Manor, and then CMT slid thirty minutes down the coast to Murrells Inlet for a little gem called Party Down South. Next week, I'll have the pleasure of recapping Bravo's attempt to ruin the beautiful and historic city I adore with a little train wreck called Southern Charm (it's how the other half live, y'all…and I cannot wait!).
While all of South Carolina is abuzz about the upcoming society-skeeze-fest, those characters up scenic Highway 17 need to make sure they aren't forgotten. Enter the brain trust that is Lyle Boudreaux of Party Down South glory.