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Reality Television

Jeff Kent’s Hilarious Goodbye on Survivor

November 8, 2012

Former major league baseball player Jeff Kent was voted out on last night’s episode of Survivor.  I’ve never been a fan of they guy, and let’s face it, few people are.  But I’ll give him mad props for what he said after the tribe spoke. Well played, sir.  Now, I’m a fan.

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Here’s the Situation: NOW Abercrombie is Concerned About Its Image

August 17, 2011

There are a lot of Barack Obama news items out there today, but I figured I would do a post about someone a little more serious than our commander in chief.  So let’s talk about “the Situation” from Jersey Shore and Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F).  According to many news reports, A&F has offered to pay [...]

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MTV Turns 30

August 1, 2011

Thirty years ago today, a few cable providers started carrying MTV.  August 1, 1981 saw the beginning of a major revolution in the way people got music, the way musicians got heard, and the culture gets spread.  I believe, as do many others, that MTV reached its peak in the 1980s, or maybe even the [...]

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Sarah Palin’s Alaska Off to a Good Start

November 15, 2010

I was a little a skeptical when I found out that Sarah Palin was going to star in her own reality show on TLC.  For a candidate who has been the target of a media propaganda campaign that often tries to trivialize her, starring on a reality show risks playing right into their hands.  Who [...]

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Big Brother 12: Week One Eviction Night Liveblog

July 15, 2010

It’s July and that means its time for my summertime guilty pleasure, Big Brother.  Tonight is the season’s first eviction night and we’ll be liveblogging.  Head of Household Hayden began the week by nominating Rachel and Brendon for eviction.  After Brendon won the veto and saved himself, Hayden replaced him on the block with Annie.  [...]

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Perfectly “OK” on Illegal Immigration

May 17, 2010

Last evening Miss Oklahoma Morgan Elizabeth Woolard was asked a question about Arizona’s new illegal immigration law and answered in the following manner: Some believe that this answer may have cost Woolard the crown, since she ended up being runner-up to Miss Michigan Rima Fakih.  Fakih almost tripped on her gown at one point in [...]

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Amazing Race Liveblog: March 21, 2010

March 21, 2010

With Congress socializing medicine as I type, now may be a good time for some good old-fashioned escapism.  The Amazing Race is on in a few minutes and I’ll be liveblogging.  Will the RI cops hope to continue their winning streak? Will the lesbians continue to snipe at the cowboys and each other? Will Jeff [...]

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Amazing Race Liveblog: Episode 2

February 21, 2010

Last week was the season premiere of the Amazing Race.  Starting in Los Angeles, the group made their way to Chile where Dana and Adrian were Philiminated before they even reached the Pit Stop thanks to their brilliant decision to let the fat guy walk the high wire. Big Brother favorites Jeff and Jordan won [...]

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Amazing Race Live Blog: Season Premiere

February 14, 2010

Tonight is the season premier of the Amazing Race.  And with Big Brother’s Jeff and Jordan among the contestants, this season has potential.  Maybe they’ll “Forrest Gump” their way to the end.  Maybe they’ll crash and burn.  Either way, it could be entertaining.  I’ll be liveblogging the episode.  Feel free to join in. <a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=349ee2e910″ [...]

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Movie Review– Paranormal Activity

October 25, 2009

Yesterday I decided to see what the buzz was all about regarding this new movie Paranormal Activity.  The film is an independent film, cost about $11,000 to make, took only about a week to film, and was only released nationally by critical acclaim and popular demand.  I think the idea of having a “wicked” (ha!) cheap indie [...]

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Funny Tribal Council Starring Crystal, Randy, and Sugar

November 25, 2008

As someone who has watched every season of Survivor, I can say that last week’s tribal council was one of the funniest I’ve ever seen.  To those who follow the show but missed the episode, all you need to know is that Sugar convinced one of Randy’s allies gave him a fake immunity idol. Oh, [...]

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Big Brother 10: The Dan and Renny Show

August 31, 2008

I swore I’d never watch the show again after that bi%$# Allison Grodner rigged Season 8 for Evil Dick Donato, but I’ve been watching Big Brother this season. This year is probably as rigged as every other one Grodner one, but I’m still enjoying it. Early on in the season, I decided to root for [...]

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American Idol Distances Itself from Jesus

April 11, 2008

Last night, American Idol had their contestants close with a song called “Shout to the Lord.”  Yet, in a song about Jesus, they replaced “Jesus” with “Shepherd!”  Wow.  The anti-Christian bias in the media is well-known and documented, but editing “Jesus” in a song about Jesus?!?  Why choose the song in the first place?  It sounds like [...]

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Big Brother 8: CBS Loses Even More Credibility

October 27, 2007

From the cut and paste editing of E.D. Donato, to the Diary Room influencing the votes, to changing the rules in the middle of the game, the hit CBS show Big Brother 8 was one of the most rigged television game shows since the old version of 21.  Until now, people had to rely on [...]

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Big Brother 8′s Problems are Getting Noticed

August 30, 2007

This CNN-ran Associated Press story finally lets the mainstream know what former BB8 watchers like me have known for six weeks:  the show’s producer, Allison Grodner, is acting like a shrewd ratings shill for CBS, playing up an anti-Semetic remark from Amber and downplaying the emotional and sometimes physical abuse of Dick on the rest of the House, [...]

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Big Brother 8: Seems Rigged to Me

August 16, 2007

Dustin was evicted from the Big Brother house tonight by a vote of 4-2 and is now the first member of the jury who will ultimately determine the winner. Fellow nominee Evil Dick survives and re-joins the other seven remaining contestants to compete for the $500,000 grand prize. Many viewers were shocked at the result [...]

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Big Brother 8: Kail Evicted

August 9, 2007

Kail’s luck ran out Thursday evening when she became the fifth houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house. She lost to fellow nominee Eric by a vote of 4-3, ending her streak of two consecutive near-eviction experiences. Kail’s horrible gameplay practically ensured that she was never going to win the game. Her nominations as the [...]

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Big Brother 8: *$#t Hits The Fan

August 9, 2007

Scandal is nothing new to Big Brother television series but this season is in a downward spiral. First off, I’d like to withdraw my previous support for the human waterworks known as Amber. As most of the internet already knows, the “Sea Hag” was caught making anti-semitic statements that might even make those who overuse [...]

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Big Brother 8: Nick Evicted

August 3, 2007

Sorry ladies and dudes of the Marcellas persuasion, but Nick was evicted from the Big Brother House last night by a vote of 6-2. Kail survived the block once again and is now one of ten contestants remaining in the game. What lesson should should future BB contestants learn from Nick’s departure? Simple. If you [...]

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Big Brother 8: Mike Evicted

July 26, 2007

Apparently some guy named Mike was a contestant on this season of Big Brother; and earlier tonight, he was evicted from the Big Brother house by a 7-2. He is third houseguest to be evicted this season. This week on the show was the classic example of the old BB cliche “you reap what you [...]

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Big Brother 8: Joe Gets the Boot!

July 19, 2007

America’s favorite recovering gonorrhea victim, Joe, got the boot from Big Brother 8 just a few minutes ago!  This was expected by many, since Eric (America’s Player) was told by viewer poll results to vote Joe out, and most of the House (9-1) saw the same problems.  He was whiney, devious, passive-aggressive, and generally unpleasant from day [...]

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Big Brother 8: Carol Evicted

July 12, 2007

Earlier tonight, the group inside the Big Brother house grew a little smaller when Carol became the first houseguest to be evicted. Sitting on the block alongside Amber, she was evicted by a vote of 10-1. I’m generally pleased with this outcome because Carol was quite boring. Amber on the other hand, is usually entertaining [...]

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Big Brother 8: Joe Has Got to Go!

July 5, 2007

I just watched the first episode of Big Brother Season 8 tonight and I’ve come to this conclusion:  Joe sucks!  But seriously folks, he needs to get voted off now!  He made two really dumb mistakes on the first day in the Big Brother House: The eleven House guests were told that three more people were [...]

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Big Brother 8 Starts Tonight! But First

July 5, 2007

The wait is over. The eighth season of Big Brother kicks off this evening at 8 PM on CBS. With All-Stars airing last summer, this season will feature the first new cast in two years. A quick glance at the official Big Brother website predictably shows a cast that looks as boring and phony as [...]

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Big Brother Flashback: Dollygate

June 27, 2007

Last season CBS brought back the most memorable Big Brother houseguests from seasons past for an All-Star edition. Right out of the gate, the four members of the “Season Six Alliance” dominated the game. Along the way however, one member of that alliance, James, thought it would be a good idea to betray his ally, [...]

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Big Brother Flashback: Dumbest Move Ever

June 21, 2007

Let’s return to Season 3 for what can only be described as the dumbest decision in reality television history. Thankfully it was a decision made by Marcellas, one of the least likeable contestants in reality television history. This video is also worth watching because of the ending, and Lisa. Livewire Joe video

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Big Brother Flashback: Dr. Will

June 16, 2007

Only one Big Brother houseguest could ever deliver a jury speech like this one and still win the game. Dr. Will Kirby entered the Big Brother house at the beginning of Season 2 determined to lie to everybody and lose every challenge before finally winning in the end. He didn’t exactly hide what he was [...]

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Big Brother Flashback: Lori

June 15, 2007

It’s Friday. Here’s some fluff. Big Brother 8 is a little less than three weeks away and I can’t wait. For that reason, I’m going to post some memorable clips from seasons past every couple of days until the new season begins. Let’s begin with Lori from Season 3. Although she was the first evicted [...]

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See Ya Sanjaya

April 18, 2007

Damn. Looks like the show will go on. Link via Drudge

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American Idol is a Show! Deal!

January 20, 2007

American Idol is many things: one of which is a talent contest!  If you have no talent and can’t take criticism from experts in control of millions of dollars in record deals and endorsements, don’t audition!  This story from the AP is absolutely obnoxious! Have you ever watched American Idol past the first few weeks [...]

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