TLC's Breaking Amish debuted with an interesting premise. Featuring four Amish, Kate, Jeremiah, Abe, and Rebecca, and one Mennonite, Sabrina, TLC promised, "a never-before-seen look inside the lives of young men and women as they, for the first time, trade horse and buggy with taxi cabs to break out from their respective Amish/Mennonite communities in their pursuit to chase big dreams in the Big Apple." Not long after its premiere, however, it became very clear that Breaking Amish should have been titled Faking Amish. Almost immediately, several blogs and Facebook pages popped up, detailing how TLC misrepresented the cast… complete with photo and public record evidence.
TLC addressed the allegations with this statement: "There is a lot of information floating around about the group featured on Breaking Amish. Much of it is not true, but some of it is — and is addressed in upcoming episodes.” Thus far, TLC's in-episode explanations have been incredibly lame.
Yesterday, TLCannounced a two-part Breaking Amish reunion special. According to the press release, the cast will "disclose where their relationships currently stand with their family and friends" and address the "questions about the authenticity of their Amish and Mennonite backgrounds.”
Bobbi Kristina, her almost-brother/fiance Nick Gordon, and other family members and friends and celebs, including Imani Showalter, turned out for the premiere party at the Tribeca Grand Hotel.
This is one reality show I sort of hoped wouldn't come to fruition. I mean, this girl needs time to grieve her mother and get her life together and I just don't think reality TV is the best or healthiest post-loss project to jump into, but that's just me.
Deadline Hollywood reports that despite slightly lower numbers this season, The X Factor has been picked up for season 3. Nobody is happier about the news than Simon Cowell. “I couldn’t be happier about The X Factor already being renewed for another season. I am so proud of the show and the team who have made it this season.” The X Factor has been averaging 10.6 million viewers. It seems the revamp of the show by hiring Britney Spears and Demi Lovato is paying off.
Another show, whose ratings seem to be a bit of a secret, Kendra on Top, will be returning to the WE network for another season of sass and stilettoes. WE tv ordered 12 episodes of the 30 minute show starring former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson and her family, plus 2 hour-long specials.
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NeNe Leakes isn't the only one spreading her wings and branching out from reality TV! La La Anthony of La La's Full Court Life has landed another movie role!
La La has been doing some serious actressin' for a while now in movies (Think Like a Man and the upcoming 1982) and guest roles on TV shows like CSI:NY and Single Ladies. She's continuing on that path with her next project, the romantic comedy 'Baggage Claim', co-starring with Paula Patton and Adam Brody.
Don't fear, Full Court fans! She hasn't given up reality TV completely. La La is presently filming for season 3 of her hit reality series, which premieres later this winter!
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Here are some of the latest bites of reality TV news this week, including tibdits about Rachel Zoe, Mimi Faust, deets on Michaele Salahi's engagement ring and even a snippet about Michael Jackson's kids.
First up is Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Mimi Faust. During a recent interview, Mimi revealed that not only will she be returning for season 2, but she's also taking a page from the Reality TV Star Guide To Riches. Mimi is writing a book, working on a kids' clothing line, as well as a home decor line.
Mimi's book will be filled with her advice on dating. She shared, "It’s called Warning Signs, about dating men in the business. So it’s going to be very interesting.”
Here are some reality TV news bites for your Tuesday afternoon.
Fans of the special-effects make-up artists reality competition show "Face Off" will be happy to hear that it was renewed for a fourth season! The third season has managed to average 1.7 million viewers and continues to rise. I've caught a few episodes of this and the things they create are pretty incredible!
Jennifer Graziano has spilled that she is adding two new cast members for upcoming season of the hit show. Jennifer remains mum on the names of the two new ladies, but did share that one newcomer is a friend that she's known since they were teens.
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, a member of the R&B group TLC, has landed a new reality show on… wait for it… TLC! Totally T-Boz will follow T-Boz, 42, from Atlanta to L.A., where she'll attempt to reestablish her music career.
“This series will open the door into T-Boz’s struggles and successes, and the people who are there to support her as she works to make her dreams come true all over again,” TLC's GM Amy Winter says.
This will be T-Boz's third reality show. In 2005, T-Boz and fellow band mate Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas starred in R U The Girl on UPN. Also, T-Boz appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2009.