Paris Hilton is one of the original reality stars. She took being a “celebutante” to the next level of branding with a reality show, product lines and more. Paris is now DJ’ing, among a million other things, and making a ton of money without having to parade around for cameras anymore. She sat down with Nylon magazine for their new issue to chat about everything from getting daily reality TV offers to launching her new makeup and skincare line.
On how she’s changed since doing The Simple Life. (Oh how I wanted her pink truck back then!) “Back then I didn’t even wear fake eyelashes, and I didn’t know about contouring. I didn’t really wear a lot of makeup on the show. I was more of a tomboy before.”
Because they haven’t discarded their last, feeble shred of dignity yet, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott are planning to grace our TV screens again on a new reality show!
What that reality show will be…well, that’s not clear yet. But Dean recently beat around the bush with the following statement: “We’re going to some more reality TV. We’re going to do some stuff for the Cooking Channel It’s going to be lighthearted, nothing like True Tori. Do some cooking stuff, maybe some travel stuff, stuff with the family but lighthearted and fun. Those days of baring our souls to the world are over.”
Some predict that in another decade or two, everyone will have a personal camera following them around at all times. You know, kind of like a Kardashian. Until then, we can tune into the the new reality show Fusion is airing soon (date to be announced), My Selfie Life, which plans to follow regular schmucks around while they snap pics and videos of “major” life moments. Fusion describes their 10-episode series as a “bold half-hour series where young Americans film themselves living through a life-changing moment as they journey towards adulthood and self-discovery.”
Fusion says their series will be told through the participants’ lens, and that’s what ultimately distinguishes it from current reality TV. This filming model hopes to tell stories “in the most authentic way” as in, “by people who know them by heart, captured in real time on their own devices, in their own words,” says Fusion Chief Programming Officer Wade Beckett. Episodes will focus on “turning point” experiences in peoples’ lives such as “tracking down lost love, beginning a sex change, ‘defeating’ an eating disorder, dealing with mental illness, and beginning an interfaith relationship.”
With so many reality TV shows coming and going lately, we decided to gather up the reality TV listings every week for Sunday through Friday.
It is a big week for some of our favorite reality TV men. Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow will be guests on WWHL on Monday and season two of Botched kicks off Tuesday. Million Dollar Listing New York returns Wednesday immediately followed by Fredrik Eklund and Luis D. Ortiz in the clubhouse with Andy.
Check out the reality TV listings list, which includes the Watch What Happens Live guests for the week, and let us know what you plan to watch.
E! has added three new reality series, one featuring Kourtney, Khloe, and Kim Kardashian‘s DASH boutiques, to its lineup and announced the return of three existing shows.
Dash Dolls will focus on the employees of DASH. “Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian made a mark on the fashion industry with the opening of their upscale DASH boutiques,” said E!Kim made a “mark” alright!Ha! “Now viewers will have the opportunity to follow the lives of the Kardashian sisters’ young, fun, and hot employees as they navigate the hectic life of a twenty-something in Hollywood while representing the Kardashian brand.”
So my first reaction to this ridiculousness was, OMG! The reality TV stars really will show up for anything! (And I was shocked professional camera chasers Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi weren’t there.) But I’ve come to appreciate that these guys don’t take themselves too seriously and are able to poke fun at the genre that made them famous. During the funeral, Jon buried an Ed Hardy t-shirt, Big Ang dumped a bottle of alcohol, and Ronnie said farewell to “GTL” and buried a dumbbell, tanning lotion, and a bottle of laundry detergent.
Check out more pictures of Jon, Ronnie, Omarosa, Tila, and Big Ang at the “Death of Fake Reality TV” and learn more about Connected below.