Narrowing this week's heinous people down to five was a true challenge. We couldn't even include Abby Lee Miller throwing a chair on Dance Moms, Buddy from The Cake Boss trying to set the transgender movement back by insulting our beloved Drag Race alum Carmen Carrera (mostly because the worst of it was online), Ramona from The Real Housewives of New York interrupting a fight of her own design in order to talk about getting her nails done or Slade acting even grosser than usual about the possibility of marrying Gretchen on Real Housewives of Orange County. Here's who did make our list:
Tommy Lee Jones is pretty busy this summer, you know, fighting aliens and all with Will Smith. I'm surprised he has time for this.
I see more Snatch Game in our futures.
It's been a big week for terrible human beings, so with much debate we've decided to omit list regular Ashley (Real Housewives of New Jersey) because her actions this week spilled out too much from her same bratty antics from last time around. Though, truthfully, that stupid fedora she was wearing could arguably land her on here for entirely different reasons. But in spite of everything, we're leaving her off to make room for these winners.
The Jersey Shore kids don't know which city they're actually in, but a lack of geography knowledge isn't the most reprehensible thing they've ever done, so that's two weeks in a row where they aren't the most disgusting people on the reality planet. That's got to be some kind of record. Here's who did make the list:
Right now we're inundated with shows that feature celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Not only is Hell's Kitchen on several nights a week, but thanks to Masterchef and Kitchen Nightmares, Fox pretty much has him on year-round. And BBC America airs the UK version of Kitchen Nightmares as well. It's a whole lot of Gordon Ramsay to deal with. So when I saw that the second season of another show of his was airing on BBCA, I was less than enthused, to say the least. But then after my mother (a lover of all shows Ramsay) watched several episodes and raved about them, I felt compelled to at the very least check it out. You know how moms can be.
Elvis has left the building. Not as quickly as we wanted him to, but still. Here's the worst of the worst from reality TV this past week, but who was the biggest loser of them all?
This week saw the beginning of a new season of LA Ink, and while we really, really, really wanted to put Kat Von D on this list for everything that's going on outside of the show, not to mention the fact she got a picture of Jesse James (as a child!) tattooed on her, she was actually really sweet in this episode. It's still a bad idea to get someone's face permanently put on your skin (particularly given what has unfolded since) but she was cute with that little hairless cat and the woman with the dead daughter and that sad girl she inexplicably took in. She may make awful life decisions, but she does them from a good place, so she gets a pass this week. The others on this list... not so much.
Our prayers have been answered. After Chelsea Handler proved to be absolutely terrible at last year's Video Music Awards, MTV has decided to ditch tradition and have no host at Sunday night's award ceremony. There are plenty of other shows that we wish would follow this example, as well as a few we hope never try to be as ahem edgy as MTV.