| Aug 5, 2007
It's 102 degrees in the shade on a late July afternoon, but the staff at the Parker Palm Springs is just beginning to feel the real heat -- the kind that comes with exposure. In a few hours, the first of six episodes of "Welcome to the Parker," a...
| Dec 17, 2007
PREDICTIONS often come back to haunt the predictor, but this column will go out on a limb anyway: Chances are slim to none that the Writers Guild of America will make good on its vow to organize large numbers of reality-show workers as a result of its...
| Dec 12, 2007
If any of the negotiating members of the Writers Guild and studio alliance are reading this, I'm begging: Please return to the bargaining table and end this strike. Because the CW's "Crowned: The Mother of All Beauty Pageants" debuts tonight and I'm...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 7:19 PM
Only one of the five nominees for best reality show host can win when the Emmys are handed out Sept. 21 but it turns out all of them can host the telecast.
Ken EhrlichÖ, executive producer of the ABC broadcast, confirmed this eveningFriday that hosting...
| Jul 28, 2008
Only one of the five Emmy nominees for outstanding reality-show host will actually win the award, but all of them will get plenty of camera time during the ceremony.
ABC and the television academy will have the fine nominated hosts -- Tom Bergeron ("...
| Jul 6, 2008
WHEN WE first meet 16-year-old Chris in an episode of the MTV documentary series "True Life," he's practicing skateboard stunts with his buddies and ignoring the floppy brown hair that hangs like a curtain across his eyes.
Typical teenage stuff, right?...
| May 19, 2008
Remember when fishing was television of last resort, revered by dedicated anglers but glimpsed only occasionally by others, perhaps as a joke or during a visit to Grandpa's? These days, fishing is officially hot: Discovery Channel recently announced...
| Apr 23, 2008
| 10:43 AM
Real competition is coming to reality TV: hosts including Ryan Seacrest, Howie Mandel and Tyra Banks are now eligible for an Emmy Award.
A category recognizing "outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program" was created by the Academy...
| Sep 25, 2008
Jen Schefft may have gone the Kelly Taylor route by choosing herself over her two suitors on the third season of "The Bachelorette," but she's finally accepted one man's proposal.
The former reality show contestant and her boyfriend Joe Waterman are...
| Feb 1, 2009
The Directors Guild of America named Danny Boyle the best director of 2008 for "Slumdog Millionaire" on Saturday night.
It's the first guild win for the 52-year-old British director. Boyle has won critics' groups honors, as well as the Golden Globe,...
| May 21, 2009
| 7:15 AM
(WGN-AM)- Former First Lady Patti Blagojevich is taking her husband's place on the reality show, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here."
A federal judge barred the former governor from leaving the country to do the show pending his political corruption...
| Mar 31, 2009
When "The Real World" premiered in 1992 on MTV, it created a standard in reality television: It cooped up Mormons and gay people and crude bike messengers and splayed their tiny culture wars on TV.
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From the beginning, "Real...