BY Abigail Nutter
on May 22, 2014
I’ve been a pretty committed fan of the ABC reality television show The Bachelor (a.k.a. the show for which I have the most-conflicted feelings) since the first season in 2002. I was 10. Part of me loves the romantic fairy tale vibe (What?! I’m a human being! Why wouldn’t I want a Prince Charming?) and part of me gets sick about the entire concept. Hence, my conundrum with those who tote the show's female-centric spin off (The Bachelorette) as "empowering. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 17, 2014
Reality TV is best when it defies formula. No matter how hard Lifetime may try to market Little Women: L.A. into a corner, this show has the potential to put up a fight.
Little Women: L.A. is as feisty as its stars. It could be simply described as Real Housewives meets The Little Couple--more Housewives than Couple, though, so expect more cat fights than pedestrian marital issues. The beauty of the show occurs when its rudimentary premise breaks down. What's fascinating about reality TV is the reality. Read More
BY Elle Brosh
on Apr 25, 2014
Beloved reality TV show star, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, showed her love for the LGBTQIA community via Instagram yesterday. Alana's handmade "NO H8" sign, written on a Holiday Inn post-it, demonstrates how easy it is to share the love in our hearts and step away from quick, unnecessary judgement. Her words may not cohere with the most up-to-date terminologies, but it's a stride in the right direction! Go Honey Boo Boo!
PLEASE watch the video here, it's amazing: http://instagram.com/p/nKMlwUh5du/#
Image courtesy of Instagram, Screen Crush, Tumblr. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 22, 2014
First it turns out Ellie from UP is a real person, and now so is Whoopi Goldberg's character from Sister Act.
We all saw what happened when a frumpy lady was shockingly revealed to have skills not intrinsically related to her looks in 2009, when Susan Boyle took to the stage of Britain's Got Talent. She wasn't even wearing a habit and managed to draw tears from normally bloodthirsty judges.
The results are even more thrilling when the whole thing's in Italian. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Dec 09, 2013
The highly-anticipated (by me, anyway) sixth season of RuPaul's Drag Race will premiere February 2014 on LOGO. “It's our most outrageous and sickening cast to date," assures RuPaul. "And quite frankly, I'm scared of these queens.” Oh snap!
Let's meet the 14 drag queens who will be coming to your TV (and your heart) in just a few months.
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Adore Delano / Azusa, CA
"I'm a mermaid and I grew up singing so that the humans could hear me from above. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on May 10, 2013
After filing for bankruptcy last spring, Betsey Johnson has risen from the ashes like a hot pink, sparkly phoenix. That’s right, on May 12 Betsey is set to star in "Xox Betsey" on Style Network, and it looks like quite the party.
"Xox Betsey" let’s us pick the mind of the quirky fashion legend and her relationship with daughter Lulu. That crazy kind of mother-daughter dynamic is something particularly intriguing, as it may serve to humanize the exaggerated, eccentric character of BJ. Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman
on Feb 01, 2013
Do you love reality television, New Orleans, and a positive message? Are you a twerk connoisseur who’s looking for a new, innovative way to shake your ass? Do you subscribe to the mantra, “If we would shake a whole lot more, a lot less bullets”? If so, Fuse is working on your new favorite show. Almost Famous will document the life and times of Big Freedia, the New Orleans bounce music sensation. In Queen Freedia’s words, bounce music is “simple, up-tempo, heavy bass, call and response type music. And it has a lot to do with ass shaking. Read More
BY Lindsey Gentile
on Jan 23, 2013
Are you a hipster? Do you own more than three articles of clothing with an owl on them? Do you have a "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster hanging above your thrift store credenza? If so, a casting director is searching for you right NOW. According to an audition posting on nycasting.com, a new reality show called Hipsters of New York is auditioning hipsters. And the casting directors want to make it very clear that they are looking for HIPSTERS ONLY. Read More
BY Intern Scarlet
on Oct 05, 2012
Let’s be real here. Reality TV, though lucrative for TV networks, usually doesn’t have a lot to offer the general public, other than something to mindlessly run in front of our eyeballs while we try to forget that today happened. But hark! A beam of intelligent, inspiring reality TV is shining through the mass of "People With Lots of Babies" shows!
Sundance Channel’s Push Girls documents the life of best friends Tiphani, Auti, Angela, and Mia. These women are all California based, badass, beautiful, and wheelchair bound. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Aug 02, 2012
We here at BUST don’t have much interest in diet tips (unless you’re talking about ways to incorporate more tequila and/or marshmallows into our diets), but we are unabashed fans of reality TV. Project Runway, I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, Drag Race, and Hoarders are particular favorites, but we also have several die-hard Real Housewives of New Jersey fans in the house. Silly and tacky as the series may be, we can't get enough of those brash, flashy ladies. Read More