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by (@sllambe)

A Glossary Of Reality TV Stars Who Went On To Do Porn

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It used to be when a new reality TV show was set to premiere, everyone would do some digging and turn up a cast member’s porn past. Whether it was an American Idol contestant who failed to disclose a scandalous past or one of the many Rock of Love girls who turned out to be a Playboy “bunny,” there was always a dramatic reveal and producers scrambling to clean up the PR mess. But for those who went on the show with relatively squeaky clean pasts, what was next after their moment in the sun? How did they extend their fifteen minutes into a solid twenty? While some went into acting and others into politics, some got into porn. Whether it was intentional (hardcore videos, posing for Playboy) or “accidental” (you have to love all those sex tape leaks), a number of reality stars stripped down in order to keep their careers going. 

Much like our index of celebrity sex tapes or the complete guide to porn stars in film and TV, we present a glossary of reality stars who went on to do porn.  Read more…

by (@sllambe)

12 Reality Shows That Are Past Their Prime

Reality Shows Past Prime

With the 20th season of America’s Next Top Model set to premiere on August 2nd and the return of shows like Project Runway and America’s Got Talent, we’ve come to the realization that some of TV’s longest running shows are reality series. That’s right, most of these shows have lasted longer than Cheers, Friends, and M*A*S*H. But unlike those scripted programs, some of these have worn out their welcome.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Is Kanye West Making Kim Kardashian Leave Reality Television Because Of Their Baby?

Kanye West wants Kim Kardashian off of reality TV

Is it the end of the road for Kim Kardashian’s reality TV show career? Of course not, “momager” Kris Jenner would never let that happen, but it sounds like Kim’s baby daddy Kanye West is trying hard to make that a reality. Although he’s relatively tolerant of the famous family’s camera-friendly outlook on life, an insider close to the couple tell Hollywood Life that it’s not the life he wants for his child.

“I know deep down, [Kanye] isn’t trying to pimp out his baby like that,” the source says, creating a truly disturbing image in the  process. “He and Kim got way more than enough money to take care of 100 kids if they want to have that many. But he know that when it comes to Kim and her family, especially that mother of hers, it’s all business and that show is how they make their money. So he juggling all this [stuff] in his head right now, but he ain’t all hyped about it yet because [the filming] hasn’t gone down yet.”

The friend goes on to remind us that Yeezy is a dude who does his own thing, regardless of what other people might think.  “Kanye is a man who acts on his own! People need to remember that.” This is not exactly news to most of us. Remember the whole Taylor Swift VMAs thing? Or that Katrina telethon? Or…pretty much his entire career?

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

The 100 Hottest Celebrity Bikini Pics Of 2012

Thte 175 Hottest Bikini Photos Of 2012

Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, joyful Kwanzaa, and — why not? — happy birthday too, while you’re at it! It’s the holiday seasons, folks; the time of year for giving to our nearest and dearest. And for you, dear readers, we could think of no better gift than 100 of the sexiest bikini photos that this year had to offer! We’ve got some of everybody, and we do mean everybody. There might even been one of you in there. We’ve got that many!

Of course this uber-gallery is presided over by Beyonce, who ruled over our 2012 Bikini Awards just like she does with the rest of the known universe. In fact, she was able to defy time and win the coveted award with pics that were (technically) from 2011. That’s the power of Queen Bey! In addition to her, our list is chock-full of other pop queens like Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga, and big-screen A-listers like Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Alba. TV personalities Maria Menounos and Angela Simmons made a strong showing, too. We’ve also got shots from the usual suspects like reality star Kim Kardashian, never-shy Twitter mama Adrianne Curry and Coco, the Patron Saint of Donks.

Some of our very own VH1 stars like Mob Wives’ Drita D’Avanzo and Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada put in an appearance, as did Hunger Games leading lady (and our personal favorite) Jennifer Lawrence. Professional hotties Kate Upton and Brooklyn Decker look straight out of the pages of Sports Illustrated, while Victoria’s Secret Angels Miranda Kerr, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima are simply heavenly.

So tear off the wrapping paper and dive in to our terrific 2012 retrospective of everyone’s favorite two-piece. Happy Holidays!

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“The Big & Best of 2012: A Year End Celebration Presented by T-Mobile” goes LIVE at 12 p.m. ET on 12/12/12. Watch at BigAndBestOf2012.com for eight hours of live performances from stars like Bruno Mars and Miguel, surprise guest appearances, prize giveaways, special editions of “RapFix Live,” “Big Morning Buzz Live,” “MTV After Hours,” “You Oughta Know” and much more!

Stick with MTV as we count down the Best of 2012, including the Best Songs of 2012, Live Performances, Movies and EDM Videos of the year.

[Photo: Getty Images/Twitter/Splash News Online]

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Why Did Emily Maynard Agree To Be The Next Bachelorette?

After her engagement to The Bachelor star Brad Womack came to a speedy end last year, we wouldn’t have blamed Emily Maynard for swearing off dating shows forever. At the time, the single mom told People that she wanted to “move on and get back to normal.” But now it looks like the 25-year-old single mom is getting back on the reality wagon once more, by agreeing to star in ABC’s The Bachelorette! Although ABC has remained silent on the matter so far, show producers are reporting that Emily has inked the deal.

The move comes as something of a surprise, considering that she recently seemed against the idea of appearing on the show. Emily was rumored to have turned ABC down last year, and over the summer she straight up tweeted, “I don’t want to be The Bachelorette.” And it’s not like she’s in love with the show’s format. During her Bachelor tenure, she was reportedly very concerned about being a good role model for her 6-year-old daughter, Ricki. She made it clear that her overnight date in the “Fantasy Suite” with Womack only included talking, and at moments she seemed genuinely uncomfortable with the whole selection process.

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by (@hallekiefer)

LA Ink Canceled; Kat Von D Fades From Our Lives Forever

Okay, Kat Von D isn’t going to just blink out of existence; that’s not how stars work. However, today’s LA Ink cancellation does suggest that the tattooed lady might fade gently back into the general population. Metaphorically, of course; people are still going to stare at her on the bus. “TLC has decided that the current season of LA Ink will be its last,” the channel announced in a statement. “The network is proud of what the series has accomplished in its four seasons, following Kat Von D’s journey as an artist from Miami to Los Angeles. The series finale will air September 15th at 10 p.m.” The channel is expected to follow up their statement with a detailed explanation of what exactly it thinks the series has “accomplished.”

This has really not been Kat’s summer. The end of her show was announced less than a month after Kat Von D’s break-up with Jesse James, and apparently TLC’s treatment of their split that has Von D up in arms.  “In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup, the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn’t happen while filming,” Kat told People. “I have no regrets and am very proud of the original footage. In my opinion, any attempt to compromise the honesty of that would be an insult to my fans and viewers. As grateful as I am to have been a part of a show like LA Ink,  I’m ready to end this chapter and want to focus on other projects now.” On the plus side, now girl can go ahead and get that full-face tattoo she’s been pining for. That’s something that can be considered a plus side, right?

by (@hallekiefer)

Ashton Kutcher Is Pretty Sure You Wanted This DMV Reality Show

Most of us typically see the DMV as a kind of stupefyingly-boring Purgatory, though at least in Purgatory you don’t need to bring your original Social Security card. To the soon-to-be Two And A Half Men star Ashton Kutcher, it’s reality tv gold! No, seriously! We know; it doesn’t seem possible!

Vulture reports that Ashton Kutcher’s DMV reality show, California DMV: Field Offices, is allegedly a “a fast-paced, fun series” about the employees of the office most people consider to be a hell on earth. Kutcher sold the series to truTV, where it will focus on “hard-working personnel who deal with everything from issuing licenses and registering vehicles to maintaining accident records and investigating complaints.” Maintaining accident records! Stop the DMV, we want to get off!

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

The Situation Thinks You’ll Like The Way You Look

The Situation has big plans for your wardrobe post-T-shirt Time. According to TMZ  The Situation is selling tuxedos, and no, we don’t mean of the Canadian variety. We’d bet real money that at least a few come complete with a rhinestone-studded stylized dragon, though. The Jersey Shore star has reportedly signed a contract with FLOW Formal to put out a line of tuxes for 2012 titled, of course, “The Situation.” No word on whether the jackets have a built-in drawstring that can be quickly tugged to reveal your abs. If not, consider that idea copyrighted by us.

Then, of course, there’s the fact that the Sitch’s deal netted him over $100,000. It doesn’t surprise us, though; we’re all but numb to the fortunes amassed by Snooks and the gang. Says FLOW’s CEO Brian Weintraub, “This is great for us and great for the industry. [Tuxedos have] become an old man thing.” Now they’re a thing for the modern gentleman, the type of guy who wants to look and feel refined as he lets JWOWW‘s dogs poop all over the house before hiding upstairs, giggling maniacally.

by (@katespencer)

Heidi And Spencer: “We Were Wrong” About Fame, Fortune And Plastic Surgery

Oh, that hindsight! It sure is 20/20, as former Hills stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are finding out. After all the drama, posed paparazzi pics, fake appendages and Hermes bags, the batty blonds are now broke, unemployed and living with Spencer’s parents in Santa Barbara. They are also surprisingly candid and frank about the mess their antics have landed them in, antics that at one time made them some of the most famous — and loathed — people in America.

In an interview with The Daily Beast, Speidi (ugh, remember how we all bought into that?) spoke words of caution for Snooki and the Snookis of tomorrow. Says Pratt, “What we learned is: You can be too famous.” Other fascinating revelations from the pair:

  • Their divorce was completely fake (duh.) “We’ve never even been apart,” says Heidi.
  • They blew all their money on keeping up appearances. Heidi’s music, uh, career, cost them $2 million when all was said and done. “Everything we were doing, we were buying props,” says Spencer. “I bought a big blue monster truck just to drive it on The Hills for an episode. Never drove it again.”
  • Heidi admits she foolishly thought she could build the same personal brand as Kim Kardashian. She says, “I thought I had that potential. My ego got too big. To think I could be someone like that when I was the most hated girl ever.”
  • They claim they were mistreated by The Hills production team. Heidi: “I would film with Spencer and then I would film with Audrina. She would get treated like Meryl Streep and we would get treated like the trash.”
  • Heidi regrets all her plastic surgery (Gurl, you were so pretty before!) and has completely cut herself off from her family.
  • When you don’t have to listening to his gravely dude-brah voice, Spencer comes across as particularly astute. For example, this quote: “This isn’t a business. That was the big thing I didn’t get: Reality TV is not a career. Anyone who says, ‘Oh, you can have a career in reality’—that is a lie.”

Heidi is currently on VH1′s Famous Foods (apparently she is still attempting the whole ‘career in reality’ thing) while Spencer sits at home with his crystal collection. The entire interview is worth a read — especially if you aspire to be the next big star of Pawn Shoppin’ For Love: All-Stars.

[Photo: GettyImages]

 

by (@hallekiefer)

Justin Timberlake Planning Talent Competition For MySpace?

Man, remember when you used to be able to get famous on MySpace without a shred of recognizable talent? Oh, we recall Tila Tequila and 2006 like it was only yesterday. Now, unfortunately, it looks like people might actually have to have the ability to sing or play or otherwise demonstrate a talent to win that kind of love, if Justin Timberlake’s MySpace talent competition becomes a reality. “Whether it becomes a talent competition or something like that, those are things that we will still flesh out,” explained Johnny Wright, Timberlake’s long-time manager. “We definitely want to bring the industry back to Myspace to really look at the talented people that have put their faces there.” And as for the less talented people, well, their faces can just as easily head over to Facebook.

Justin Timberlake’s MySpace connection isn’t just a passing internet fad; he is currently a stakeholder in the social media site. Timberlake and the new management of MySpace will announce their finalized plans on August 17. Maybe this means it’s not too late to revive Friendster, only their competition show would have 12 contestants locked in a house…forced to use Friendster. That’s as far as we’ve gotten, but terrifying, right?