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Reality Roundup: Vanderpump 2.0

Vanderpump Rules’ drunken stumble out the gate for its sixth season is a spectacle not to be missed.  The show’s uncanny ability to change absolutely everything while also remaining exactly the same is second to none. Sure, there’s a lot to catch up on in the season’s opening (Ariana’s hair seems to have its own…

Reality Roundup: All The Food Feels

Once upon a time, I was young, naïve, and convinced that the only emotion that food could truly inspire was an uncontrollable desire for white cheddar popcorn. Having now spent the week watching delicious dish after dish in action, I stand corrected. Read on for a feelings-centric tour through some of the most evocative reality…

Jersey Shore is making a comeback in 2018.

‘Jersey Shore’ is Coming Back (So I Went Back, Too)

“My ultimate dream is to move to Jersey, find a nice, juiced, hot tan guy, and live my life,” proclaimed an over-bronzed, over-poofed Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, her face overcome with a wide-eyed look of hungover bliss. It was December 3, 2009. At the time, no one could have predicted all that Jersey Shore had in…

Reality Roundup: A Spin Through ‘Hollywood Cycle’

When the reality gods bestow a gift of the likes of Hollywood Cycle, I don’t have to think twice before opting to spend the Thanksgiving holiday blissfully ignoring my family while plowing through all six episodes of this 2015 E! gem. You, too, can enjoy season one of Hollywood Cycle, now available in all its…

Watch Vanderpump Rules on-demand on Bravo now.

What Makes Us Thankful This ‘Pump-kin Season

Thanksgiving is almost here, and there is no group of people with whom I would rather binge on pumpkin pie than the colorful cast of Vanderpump Rules. The fact that their sixth season returns on December 4 gives me a lot to be grateful for already, but still, in this holiday time of reflection, I’d…

Katherine McPhee stars in The Lost Wife of Robert Durst on Lifetime.

‘The Lost Wife of Robert Durst’ is A ‘Smash’-Infused Ode

The world has been forever blessed by the pop culture collision that landed Katharine McPhee in a Lifetime movie about Robert Durst’s first wife. While McPhee may be many things to many people (including – but far from limited to – ex-American Idol contestant and current companion to an ex-husband of an ex-Real Housewife), I…

Are You The One? airs Wednesdays at 10pm ET on MTV.

Reality Roundup: Are You the One?-Oh-One

There’s a certain kind of thrill that comes from watching Are You The One?.  It’s that special sort of thrill that’s reserved for indulging in the most exotic of guilty pleasures, like Flamin’ Hot Funions or watermelon-flavored Oreos.  In cases such as this, you know the only earthly reason that particularly explosive combination of chemicals…

Reality Roundup: The Lighter Side

As the world mourns the recently announced, definitely-not-inevitable split of The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Shannon and David Beador, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to shake the sense that life is anything more than a series of dark disappointments. It was therefor with the heaviest of hearts that I turned to the rest of reality…

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