The Real World debuted this week, but while Frank has already begun earning his way on the list, we've got a hunch he's going to be far more atrocious as the season progresses than he was in the season premiere. Aim high, dude.
The new season of Big Brother starts on Thursday, at which point we fully expect some of those housebound idiots to be vying for this coveted title on a regular basis. Until then, we're stuck sifting through housewives, home cooks and social media "experts" to see who really deserves to be called the most heinous reality personality of the week.
He took the blue pill!
I watch a lot of reality television and I tend to get my hackles raised by a number of reprehensible people on those shows every week. For too long, many of them have just fallen through the cracks here because they don't really warrant their own posts for one reason or another, so I've decided to start picking the five worst offenders every week in a little round-up of stone-throwing. Below, I state the cases for this week's five nominees and then crown a winner.
Betty White on SNL, Conan O'Brien on stage, a Mad man on Betty, a football player on VH1, a crappy game show on ABC, Elisha Cuthbert on a comedy, and Dr. Drew on why he could've saved Corey Haim's life.
A record (I guess) six ABC-related news bites today... and while two of them involve Grey's Anatomy, none of them have anything to do with an actor leaving! Gotta take your wins where you can.
Damn, did you guys see the debut of Ricco Rodriguez on Celebrity Rehab? I'm kind of difficult to shock, reality-show-wise, but when the dude sat there and calmly explained to everyone about the time he smashed his car into the back of a truck, thought his girlfriend was dead, and moved her body behind the wheel so it would look like she was driving and he wouldn't get in trouble? Wow. Just...seriously, wow.
I loved it when Ricco went to talk to Shifty to complain about Rehab Shelly, and he was basically doing the bit with, "Bitches, eh?" And Shifty's all, "Don't tug on Rehab Shelly's cape, man. She'll kick your ass." Figuratively speaking, of course. I loved the fact that Ricco got zero traction with Shifty, who appears to really want to get well and get back to his family, and who's not having any of anybody's nonsense. Who knew I liked Shifty?
On the other hand, how revolting to see Daniel Baldwin buddying up to Ricco with the "Jessica Sierra only sees abusive fathers and boyfriends in you because she's a 21-year-old who's been rejected" routine. I have news for you, jerk: Jessica sees abusive fathers and boyfriends in Ricco because Ricco is an addict who gives so little of a damn about his girlfriend that he tried to frame her for an accident when he thought she was dead. Ricco's "I can be an addict without affecting my kids" was the biggest ocean of denial the show has seen since Baldwin claimed that his fat cells were leaking ancient cocaine.
In other news: I can't stand Jeff's girlfriend, who appears to be posing for the cameras at all times; I have never loved Dr. Drew more than when he told Jeff, "I need you to act as though you're sane"; Jeff is never right about anything related to his treatment, but he was certainly right that Dr. Drew looked hot in his T-shirt and jeans. My attachment to Dr. Drew feels very incongruous in the context of this depressing show.
There are so many TV-related changes today! Well, the main "changes" are rumors, but still -- they're really big rumors!
Teen Mom turned out to be a pretty great show. We've all got our own opinions about Maci, Amber, Catelynn, and Farrah, but between last night's "Unseen Moments" and last week's finale special, I think we can all agree on one thing: Dr. Drew Pinsky had no business hosting the episodes.
Few things make me gag and cringe in horror like the thought of parents having sex. Not just my parents, mind you. All parents. I understand that it's silly of me to refuse to accept that people over the age of 50 have sex lives. And I also acknowledge that were it not for that one time my parents accidentally did it, I would not be here today to be grossed out about it in the first place. I get all that, people. But I think there must be an evolutionary basis for why "parents" and "sex" are two words I'd just as soon not have appear in the same sentence, let alone paragraph. And I don't think I'm alone in this.