Monica Beverly Hillz
People love to demonize reality TV as evidence of decay in Western society, but have these people actually seen a reality show lately? They aren't all vehicles of Schadenfreude and exploitation. And even so, what's wrong with that? Even Jersey Shore has its purpose.
Contrary to popular belief, reality TV serves a variety of useful and important functions and I, for one, am a better person because of it. Here's why:
It's hard to imagine Dallas without J.R. — a sentiment shared by many when Larry Hagman passed away last Thanksgiving, midway through production of the rebooted soap's second season. Even harder not to contemplate that sad future while watching TNT's two-hour premiere (Monday, 9/8c), where once again the veterans wipe the floor with the young whippersnappers. None more gleefully than Hagman, whose gaunt frailty can't mask the devilish glint beneath those statuesque eyebrows.
He better work!
RuPaul will guest-starr on an upcoming episode of Happy Endings, TVLine reports. But who will he play?
RuPaul and Marg Helgenberger
When you make as many millions as Marg Helgenberger did during her 12 seasons on CSI, you say yes to projects because they seem fun. So in April, this longtime fan of RuPaul's Drag Race will be a judge on an...
RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Sahara Davenport has died at the age of 27.
"Logo is profoundly saddened by the passing of Antoine Ashley who fans around the world knew and loved as Sahara Davenport," the network said in a statement on Facebook.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Vicki Lawrence will make a rare TV appearance as her old Carol Burnett Show/Mama's Family character, Thelma Harper, on Logo's RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race this season, which begins October 22.
"RuPaul knew details of the Burnett Show that even surprised me," says Lawrence, (here pictured with the out-of-drag host). "He's a real aficionado of the show."
She may have shut off her black light, but former CSI star Marg Helgenberger is still a pro at giving rooms the once over. Last night, the woman who made DNA evidence sexy as Catherine Willows on CBS' hit drama popped in to inspect the work of Design Star's remaining contestants as they created lavish party suites in honor of Hollywood's 125th birthday. And even though they were a far cry from crime scenes, we still saw this as a grand chance to interrogate Helgenberger anyway!
Modern Family, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet
Tuesday's federal court ruling throwing out California's Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot initiative that denied marriage rights to same-sex couples, led to an outpouring of celebratory tweets by celebrities. Check out our roundup of what they had to say:
RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo's campy take on America's Next Top Model, may not be as well known as the CW hit, but it's luring some high-profile guest judges that would make other reality shows jealous. When Season 4 of the competition show — which pits drag queens against each other — kicks off in January, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Rose McGowan, Loretta Devine, Kelly Osbourne and...
America's Next Top Model
Though the lineup leaked months ago, on Thursday the CW confirmed the cast of the upcoming "all-star" cycle of America's Next Top Model (premiering Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 9/8c). Eight out of the 14 aspiring whatevers are 25 years old or older, which is hilarious since even at a decade younger they'd still be kind of old to be getting into modeling. But America's Next Top Model is not the real world or even the fashion world (which is also not the real world), and creator/host Tyra Banks recently told Good Morning America that this cycle will be about more than just modeling anyway. "I have the girls singing songs, doing music videos, creating perfumes. You can't just be a model anymore ... Now it's about celebrity-celebrity, so that's what I'm doing with my all-stars," she said.
Panic attack hits America's Next Top Model
Joining her in doing celebrity-celebrity with her all-stars will be the usual motley crew of guest judges. Hilariously...