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Reality Shows

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Chad Johnson's Good Day (Freedom!) Turns into a Bad Day (TMZ!)

    There was a time when Chad Johnson actually co-hosted a reality show. In 2010, the then-Bengal wide receiver collaborated with teammate Terrell Owens on a six-episode train wreck called The T. Ocho Show. In 2012, Chad Johnson married a VH-1 reality television star named Evelyn Lozada, and there wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Biggest Loser v 7.0 -- Sacramento Kings Guard Tyreke Evans

    Overall, it's turned into kind of a slow sports week, which I guess is to expected as we are in the dreaded "post NFL combine, pre March Madness dead period." Add in the fact that the Rockets have seemingly been on a second All-Star break this week (haven't played since Saturday), and on a lazy Thur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    American Idol Returns, Selling More Drama Than Music

    If you can believe it, American Idol kicks off its twelfth season tonight on Fox. But not just on Fox. Here is how One India Entertainment, "India's No. 1 Language Portal," announced the news at 18:03 IST (India Standard Time) today: MUMBAI: After the successful run of The X Factor USA while cashin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    The Virgin Diaries and TLC's Reality Show Circus

    It's rarely enjoyable watching other people kiss (why stand on the sidelines when you could get in the game?), but this commercial for TLC's The Virgin Diaries features kissing that is downright gross. You can't blame the couple too much, of course, because they saved the first kiss of their lives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The X Factor: A Host, A Pussycat Doll & A "Creep"

    As I settled in to watch The X Factor last night, my husband asked me, "Who is that British guy?" and I said, "Um, that's Simon Cowell, honey. From American Idol? A show we watched for like, five years?" And my husband said, "Um, no, the other British guy - the host." And then I was all, "The host!? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Eater: Top Chef "Texas" Coming to Houston After All?

    ​Yesterday afternoon, Amber Ambrose broke two interesting pieces of news on Eater regarding Top Chef's current tour through Texas as it films for its next season. "Today, the tipline brings the rumor that after shooting in Dallas (where they are presently) and then Austin, the show will also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Wanna Date Nikki Araguz? AND Be on a Reality Show?

    Nikki Araguz: Reality star​If you've been dying for the chance to date Nikki Araguz, transgender widow of a fallen Wharton firefighter, wait no longer: Local filmmaker Cressandra Thibodeaux is working on a reality series called Being Nikki that will include Araguz's quest for a new man. "We a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Real Housewife Bethenny Frankel More Influential as a "Chef" Than Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon

    Suck my wig, serious female chefs everywhere!​Michael Symon is a chef, a restaurant owner and a contributor to magazines like Gourmet and Saveur; in 2009, he won a James Beard award. Michael Ruhlman once credited Symon with saving the entire Cleveland restaurant scene. Giada De Laurentiis, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Houston Represents (Of Course) On New Obesity Reality-TV Series

    Ticket to early death, or reality-TV stardom​When Tom dropped out of high school and was no longer the football star, his weight increased with his depression. By the time he was 37, he packed 638 pounds onto a 5-foot-nine frame. Jodi, also 37, recently suffered a stroke -- an especially serious ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Fiona Dawson: Pitching An Anti-Prejudice Reality Show

    Fiona Dawson, fighting prejudice through reality TV​Hair Balls is a very finicky TV watcher, opting mostly for shark-based shows, or dramas featuring the Amish getting out of tricky situations using only their earthy wiles, but we'd definitely watch the series that Houston activist Fiona Dawson is ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The Rockets' Kenny Smith, Keeping His Eyes On....Something

    ​ Former Houston Rockets star Kenny Smith is a spokesperson for some March Madness-related thing called the SoBe Bracket Challenge, whose website breathlessly notes participation is limited to five million entrants. At this writing 4,924,535 slots remain!!)As part of the kick-off, someone describe ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2010

    Inside the MasterMinds

    The Houston Press honors three local arts groups on the city's cutting edge.

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Idol Beat: A Lot of Hot Air In the Windy City

    ​So here we are with our pants on the ground, in the second week of American Idol, and it'll be another month before auditions end. At first I was pleasantly surprised to find that last night's episode was just an hour: I did my time in the trenches with Dancing With the Stars and assumed tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    American Idol: A Lot of Hot Air in the Windy City

    ​So here we are with our pants on the ground, in the second week of American Idol, and it'll be another month before auditions end. At first I was pleasantly surprised to find that last night's episode was just an hour: I did my time in the trenches with Dancing With the Stars and assumed that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Idol Beat: Here We Go Again...

    Last night's guest judge: a bobblehead doll Victoria Beckham​I've never watched a whole season of American Idol before, but that's a minor detail. Actually watching this show doesn't seem to be necessary to know as much about it as the most devoted fans: Amateur singers judges = quasi-drama. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    American Idol: It Begins

    Last night's guest judge: a bobblehead doll Victoria Beckham​I've never watched a whole season of American Idol before, but that's a minor detail. Actually watching this show doesn't seem to be necessary to know as much about it as the most devoted fans: Amateur singers judges = quasi-drama. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Do The Hustle!

    ​It's week five of Dancing With the Stars, but I don't know how many are left. I don't have the commitment to count the couples and do the math, plus there could be special eps or extra fillers or reunion shows or who knows what all. Basically, I know there's an end in sight, I just don't know ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 3, 2009

    Grease

    A classic musical hits Houston, with Idol in tow

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    The Octomom Belongs In Jail

    ​I am not kidding on this one.  Nadya Suleman, the mother of five billion children, belongs in jail. Why? Because she recently signed a deal to have a reality show made about her life. Her moneymakers, including the world's only surviving octuplets, will get paid about $250 a day.This woman i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Houston's Torrie Wilson: Back From The Jungle, Still D-List

    Photo by Craig HlavatyIn May Hair Balls intrepidly reported that local WWE Diva and Playboy cover girl Torrie Wilson would be dropped into the middle of a Costa Rican jungle as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, NBC's not-so-hit reality TV show that also featured people like Sanja ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Idol Beat: The One

    Mea culpa: Yi. I typed this entire post - then accidentally closed the Mozilla Firefox window and lost everything. Let this be a lesson to every blogger out there: compose in Word. For real.Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxAmerican Idol winner Kris Allen practices his "Who, me?" showbiz face. Let's not be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Houston's Favorite Playboy Model And WWE Diva Heads To Jungle, Says She Can Kick Stephen Baldwin's Ass

    Photo by Craig HlavatyThings seem to be going well for Torrie Wilson. After a ten-year stint as a pro wrestling diva, the former Miss Galaxy and Playboy cover girl has settled down in Houston and opened her own Melrose-themed clothing store. But a week from today she'll be abandoned in a Costa Rican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Final 13 Results

    A new wrinkle in the elimination curve! The return of a prodigal Idol winner! A performance from a self-important pop-rap blowhard! Two more contestants falling under the proverbial sword! The first of the dreaded Ford-sponsored videos-cum-advertisements! Gratuitous decolletage courtesy of Paula Abd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    WTF Island: Jackson Five, Kid Rock, Glenn Danzig, Rock Camp and Assteroids

    Even as our economy continued to go up in flames like the Toyota Center, the carnival of WTF kept trolling along this week. It seemed that every day we saw something so asinine and foolish that we couldn't keep up. Jackson Family slavery museums, rock and roll fantasy camps, Kid Rock's new beer, "As ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Houston Survivor Challenge

    City Councilwoman (and ex-tribal member) Jolanda "Jo" Jones heads up a local, one-day version of the hit television series

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Run's Playground

    Rev. Joseph "Run" Simmons, one-third of legendary rap group Run-DMC and more recently starring as a man of the cloth and beleagured father of seven (in other words, himself) in the hit MTV reality series Run's House, visited Houston Wednesday with his wife, Justine, to help build a brand-new playgro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    Greatest American Dog: The Elimination Ceremony

    “The Bachelor” has the rose ceremony. Tila Tequila’s got her keys. Tyra dramatically flips over headshots. It’s got me thinking about CBS’s new reality show, “Greatest American Dog” which premieres July 10. I have to admit I’m getting a little nervous. According to the show’s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Screw Bret Michaels: Musicians Who Really Deserve Reality Shows

    With the writers’ strike in full swing, television is having to rely on reality shows even more than usual to weather the storm. Not least among the current crop is VH1’s Rock of Love 2 with Bret Michaels, where the Poison frontman again tries to find love after Season 1 winner Jes Rickleff ditc ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    Very Merry Pops

    The Houston Symphony take Christmas tunes from Muzak to merry

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Surprise, Surprise, The Hills Is as Fake as Heidi’s Breasts

    Does anyone have any idea how I could make myself stop watching MTV’s twentysomething reality show, The Hills? Watching it only makes me feel older, fatter, and poorer than I probably have a right to feel, and now we come to discover it’s fake. So now I feel stupider, too. Actually, I felt st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Miss Pop Rocks: Do You Know Who I Hate? The Olly Girls.

    This post is going to be very simple and to the point. Do you know who I hate? The Olly Girls. I HATE THEM. In case you are living a blissful existence and don’t know about these two terrors, let me enlighten you. They are resident dunces on E!’s latest reality show, “Sunset Tan.” Now ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2007

    Five Times August

    Five Times August performs Saturday, May 5, at Mojo Risin', 1600 Shepherd, 713-426-1505.

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    The Head of the Class

    Allen Hill leads the cheers for Houston's only American Idol contestant

  • Home Entertainment

    February 15, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    We Like Patrice Pike

    Courtesy of CBS/Rockstar: Supernova The sultry Pike, who regularly wowed audiences on Rockstar: Supernova, hits Houston tomorrow. Austin singer/songwriter/siren Patrice Pike is known to many nationally as the contestant on the reality show Rockstar: Supernova who gained a legion of fans with h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    We Like Patrice Pike

    Courtesy of CBS/Rockstar: Supernova The sultry Pike, who regularly wowed audiences on Rockstar: Supernova, hits Houston tomorrow. Austin singer/songwriter/siren Patrice Pike is known to many nationally as the contestant on the reality show Rockstar: Supernova who gained a legion of fans with h ... More >>

  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Houston Chopper

    Meet Roman Blum, the next TV biker star

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Live

    Live appears Friday, September 29, at Verizon Wireless Theater, 520 Texas, 713-230-1600.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    K.T. Tunstall

    Saturday, September 16, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Calendar

    July 13, 2006
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    June 15, 2006
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    January 26, 2006
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    January 19, 2006
  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Various Artists

    Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004

    Tall Cool One

    Strapping comedian Gary Gulman and fellow Last Comic Standing alums hit the road

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Reality TV Bites

    Shani and Chad Walter lost one of their twin baby boys. Thanks to Houston Medical, thousands of Americans got to witness their pain.

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