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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 >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    April 26, 2012
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    March 15, 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 >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    No Diggity

    Diggy Simmons, son of Run, gets closer to his dreams.

  • 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 >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bad Luck, Chuck

    If you watch this, you're going to need to explain yourself​The arrival of another Dancing With the Stars results show always fills me with a queasy mix of relief and dread. Relief, because it's only an hour long instead of two, and another couple will be eliminated, bringing us all that much ... 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

    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

    Ray Mickshaw/ Fox Nunez out: Don't let the door hit you where the Good Lord split you, Jorge (middle).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! Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2009

    Legally Blonde the Musical

    Omigod, She’s Here!

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Fake Tatas on the Rock of Love Bus

    What could you do with all the fake tatas on the Rock of Love Bus? You could make a raft big enough to save all the people from that Hudson River plane crash. You could rebuild the face of a young burn victim. You could make one million rubber door stops.

  • 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 9, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 13, 2007

    Very Merry Pops

    The Houston Symphony take Christmas tunes from Muzak to merry

  • 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
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006
  • News

    December 7, 2006

    Houston Chopper

    Meet Roman Blum, the next TV biker star

  • 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
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    Reality Nightlife

    Get off the couch!

  • 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

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    December 4, 2003
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