Even Gunsmoke only ran for twenty years. But they had to script shows, practice them, and act them out. For this show you just set out the drinks and roll cameras: MTV has wrapped up its 25th season of "The Real World" at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday that the reality series returned in October to Las Vegas, where filming continued through January. The show first came to Las Vegas for its 12th season in 2002. The cast lived at the Palms Casino Resort during filming. The roommates were filmed living in a four-bedroom suite at the Hard Rock complete with hot tub, bowling alley, pool table and bar. Yes, that real world. The one your parents told you about. Someday you’ll leave the house, and you’ll have to find out what it’s like in the real world! Apparently that means setting up the pins yourself after a strike, because the automatic pinsetter broke and maintenance says no one can come by until Thursday. … [Read more...] about “Real World” wraps its 25th season. Wait
Lots of web chatter and shared video about animals 24/7, but here's my vote for top videos of the week. Tiny miniature pinto colt Einstein was born April 22 in Barnstead, New Hampshire. Einstein weighed 6 lbs. and is 14 inches tall. His owners were reportedly astonished at his perfect proportions. My kids have stuffed animals bigger than this horse. Check it out. Dr. Rachel Wagner watches a holds a ruler next to her 3-day-old stallion. Photo by Jim Cole, AP On the other end of the spectrum is Big Jake, a 9-year-old Belgian gelding who is the Guinness world record holder for world's tallest living horse. Jake lives in Poynette, Wis. with owner Jerry Gilbert. At one quarter inch short of 6 feet, 11 inches, Big Jake is almost three inches taller than the previous record holder, a Clydesdale from Texas. His owner describes him as a gentle giant. Jerry Gilbert stands next to Big Jake at the Smokey Hollow Farm in Wisconsin. Photo by Carrie Antlfinger, AP Here is Big Jake in action at … [Read more...] about Adorable animal alert: World’s smallest horse?
Shakes your faith in reality show producers, this does. From the Hollywood Reporter: A woman who appeared on a recent episode of MTV's "The Real World" is suing producers for $5 million, claiming she was given 8 to 10 alcoholic beverages and ridiculed when she refused to have sex with one of the show's cast members . . . Suing for invasion of privacy used to be commonplace in the unscripted television world, but producers have become very good at crafting strong liability waivers. If your job consists of getting drunk women to sign liability waivers - or even being the lawyer who vets the waivers so the drunk person can’t sue later if they decide they really didn't want to have carnal relations in a house with more cameras than a pawn shop - you might want to look at other career options. Interesting detail: the plantiff’s name is Golzar. Take out the “l” and you have the boss demon from Ghostbusters. Unless she wandered around the “Real … [Read more...] about “Real World” sued, and not for being hideous
Everyone needs a goal: OLD BRIDGE, New Jersey (Reuters) – A New Jersey woman is waging a campaign to become the world's heaviest living woman, admitting that she is as hungry for attention as she is for calorie-rich food. Donna Simpson, 42, weighs more than 600 pounds and aims to reach 1,000 pounds. The mother of two children, ages 3 and 14, models on a website called supersizedbombshells.com, where admirers and the curious can pay to watch videos of her eating greasy foods or walking to the car. I’m sure this has nothing to do with the rise of faux “Reality” shows, or the remarkable ability of the internet to cater to every niche fetish; why, in medieval times, it was just the same. A plowman would offer to give a lass a farthing if she’d walk from her hovel to the horse, or let him watch her eat leeks. Slowly, lass! Slowly. Her ambitions have a price: Simpson spends as much as $750 a week on groceries, suffers from Type 2 diabetes … [Read more...] about Woman Wants to be World’s Fattest
In case you were wondering if more "news" could be extracted from the James Franco Oscar performance, the Daily Mail reports this: James Franco has hit back at his critically panned performance of co-hosting last month's Oscars ceremony in Hollywood. The '127 Hours' star took to his Twitter account to blame the writers of the show for his widely derided appearance. He posted a mock up photo of himself with lead writer Bruce Vilanch which poked fun at the awards ceremony veteran. And here is that photo. In the old glamorous days of Hollywood presumed the stars all got along, except for a famous feud or two. If the male stars were having a dispute, it would probably be settled with fists in the parking lot of some swank Beverly Hills restaurant, manfully; if the women were having a fight, they'd trade elegant but bitchy barbs in the gossip columns. Whether or not anyone wrote messages in lipstick over someone who'd angered them and demanded their publicist show it to the … [Read more...] about Stars spat, reconcile, world lets out its breath in relief