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MTV’s Real World: Pittsburgh Could Air in 2012

16 Dec

The 27th season of MTV’s hit show, “The Real World” is rumored to be set in Pittsburgh, PA. The Real World: Pittsburgh could air in 2012.

Although Pittsburgh has, in the past, been a casting location for The Real World, if it goes through, this will be the first season of the show that is actually set in the city, though it has long been in consideration.

A casting was held in March 2011 at Buckhead Saloon in Station Square, but the names of chosen cast members have not yet been released, nor has a definitive air date. In fact, as of today, there is no solid confirmation of Pittsburgh being the next location, other than a Wikipedia page and a lot of Twitter chatter.

That being said, it is highly likely that it will be set in Pittsburgh. Rumors have been swirling for years of a Real World: Pittsburgh, and it looks as though 2012 may be the year, as the chatter has really picked up as of late!

MTV isn’t a stranger to Pittsburgh — Chelsea of the hit show Chelsea Settles is from the area, too, hailing from Uniontown.

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Amazing Race Casting Call in Pittsburgh! Try Out October 11th

6 Oct

Do you want to be on TV? Do you think you and a partner have what it takes to be on the hit reality show, “The Amazing Race?” Can you beat out other teams in a race around the world? Are you free on Tuesday?

If  you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you just might have the chance to compete for a million dollars on the Emmy award-winning series, “The Amazing Race.”

KDKA-TV is holding an “Amazing Race” casting call at The Rivers Casino on October 11th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. (Players Club Members can audition from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.)  You must have a partner to audition and both you and your partner must be 21 or older.

Teammates must try out together on camera and you must creatively express what makes you the team to beat.

So, do you think you can do it? Why not give it a whirl?

((Fun Fact: Pittsburgh girl and Survivor winner, Jenna Morasca from South Fayette, was a participant on the current season of The Amazing Race.))

ABC to film ‘Everyday Health’ at Pittsburgh Salon

30 Aug

ABC will be in town Thursday, September 1st, 2011 to film a new reality TV show entitled Everyday Health. They will film at a salon cut-a-thon that will aim to spread awareness of psoriasis and get the message across that this autoimmune condition is NOT contagious. Proceeds will benefit the National Psoraisis Foundation.

Newlywed, reality starlet, and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian was recently diagnosed with Psoriasis, bringing some more awareness to the condition; and pro golfer Phil Mickelson lives with psoriatic arthritis, a related condition.

If you wish to take part in the cut-a-thon (remember — you may end up on TV, so be mindful of whether or not that is something that you are comfortable with) call 412.471.1575.

Here is more information from the National Psoriasis Foundation regarding the event:

 

 

“Join ABC’s “Everyday Health” and get a free haircut!

People with psoriasis often face discrimination at hair salons because others fear their disease is contagious. Show these people that you can’t catch psoriasis.

Join ABC on Thursday, Sept. 1, for the filming of a new reality show, “Everyday Health,” at Verve Wellness for a special “cut-a-thon” fundraiser to benefit the National Psoriasis Foundation. Get a haircut between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and you could be on national TV showing your support for the millions of Americans with psoriatic diseases.

Thanks to the generosity of ABC, anyone with psoriasis in the Pittsburgh area can get their hair cut for free during this event.

Call Verve Wellness at 412.471.1575 to make an appointment during Thursday’s cut-a-thon.”

 

Wow! American Idol Auditions at Heinz Field Draw 13,000 Hopefuls to Pittsburgh!

15 Jul

13,000 people have descended upon The ‘Burgh with the hopes of becoming the next American Idol.

Registration was Wednesday and Thursday this week and auditions are today at Heinz Field.

Unfortunately, neither host Ryan Seacrest nor judges will be present at these auditions, but, hopefuls will have the chance to try out in front of actual FOX producers from American Idol.

Good luck to all of you — we hope that the next American Idol will be Pittsburgh-Proud!

Some photos, below  … images courtesy of KDKA, Boring Pittsburgh, and Pittsburgh Business Times!

Will the Real New Jersey Please Stand Up?

10 Sep

The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Jersey Shore. Jerseylicious.

These are just a few (yes, there’s more!) of the “gotta-love-’em” trashy reality TV shows out there that are giving the Garden State a bad name.

I saw Zach Braff – of Scrubs and Garden State fame – on E’s “The Daily 10” last night, lamenting this very fact, and mourning the loss of his home state’s reputation.

Now, I don’t know much about Jersey to begin with, but, if there were a handful of  shows on TV right now making Pittsburgh “trendy” for ALL THE WRONG REASONS, wouldn’t you all be upset?  I kind of feel bad for Jerseyites.

As Braff put it, one can’t exactly say that they spent a lovely weekend at the Jersey Shore without some GTL, Snooki, or fist-pumping reference.  (Though, could you say that before the MTV show? I don’t know. As I said, I know nothing about NJ. This isn’t my being rude, it is just unfamiliar territory for me.)

I mean, are ALL housewives in NJ table-flipping, hair-extension pulling, faux-drag drama queens like the ladies that I love to hate love…on the Real Housewives of New Jersey?

Of course not!

My question, though, is why do they all like spray tans so much? And the makeup? I mean TONS and TONS of makeup? Overkill of animal prints? Big hair? (Hello, Tracy, Olivia, Gatsby Salon staff! You certainly ARE Jerseylicious!) And the TEMPERS! Cat-fights left and right, girls hitting guys, guys hitting girls, table flipping, etc. etc….This CAN’T be all of Jersey.  (Just like all of Pittsburgh isn’t mullets………..)

I DO realize that they’re putting these people on TV for ratings. (And for that, I am thankful!) I’m on the side of people that reside in Jersey who have actual class and taste.

I mean, trust me, Pennsylvania gets a bad rap sometimes, too. Have you SEEN the “Pennsylvania Boys” video spoof of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls?”  Cut me a BREAK. Hello, embarrassing.

So, I want to hear from the normal people from Dirty Jersey  the lovely Garden State because as much as I love these people and these shows (and trust me, I do – my DVR doesn’t lie!) I feel as though the real New Jersey needs to stand up for itself!

Here’s a hug from Pittsburgh.

(And a fist pump for good measure.)

“The Hills” Series Finale: The End of a Not-So-Reality TV Era

14 Jul

Watching The Hills come to a final end was bittersweet. I didn’t know that I liked it as much as I did until I knew that it was over for good – at which point, I actually felt sad. It felt like saying goodbye to an old friend; albeit, a friend that I knew I had outgrown, and, a friend that I knew I was better off without, but, still, sad in the sense that I was saying goodbye to a friend nonetheless. It was symbolic in a sense, as they were closing a younger and more carefree chapter of their lives, so am I and many of my friends, too, as we all move on to pursue other things.

That being said, I thought that the ending was genius….well, as genius as The Hills could get. For a show so superficial and shallow, it was a perfect, simple, and clever ending, that left us all wondering, pondering, and still wanting more.

Aha! I KNEW it was all fake …

But wait, was it? Are they mocking us? How much of it was fake? Are we supposed to just interpret this how we see fit? What was reality and what was fake? Was it all on a sound stage? What was scripted and what was not? How much of it was their real lives? What about what Brody said in the after show? How DO him and Kristen really feel about one another? Were they all acting the whole time?

We may never know.

Just as we have not ever really known up until this point.

So the sound stage/studio ending was so poignant and so well-played, that I have to give MTV major props (pardon the pun) for that one.

What are your thoughts? And were you saddened to say goodbye to The Hills?

PS: Do you think that Kristen Cavillari’s new life in Europe will result in a spinoff show?

Thoughts?

Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kim Zolciak Comes Out…

28 Mar

Yes, while I read classic literature, I also watch some trash television which I consider “guilty pleasure” TV … and one of these shows just happens to be the “Real Housewives” series.

The Atlanta cast was full of fun, feuds, and fierce feistiness (how’s THAT for some nice alliteration?!?)

One of the most controversial – and one of my favorite – cast members was Kim Zolciak. (Who recently said cheating hubby Jesse James should be “castrated” by wife Sandra Bullock! LoL)

Aspiring recording artist and former model Kim, known for her wigs, lavish lifestyle, and mysterious fiancee, “Big Poppa” always had some sort of drama going on her life. (But, then again, which Real Housewives cast member doesn’t?)

Whether it was her breakdown on the reunion show over losing her hair (was she, or was she not sick?!?) to her knock-down drag out fights with NeNe and Sheree among others, there was always something irritating someone about this blonde bombshell.

Akin to “Speidi” with her ploys for attention, she has now become a tabloid – and a fan – favorite.

However, she’ll now be reaching out to an even more diverse audience: not only did Zolciak pose (topless!) in the famous NOH8 campaign in a show of support for gay marriage rights; but in this week’s issue of Life & Style Magazine, Kim Zolciak came out, announcing that she is, in fact, bisexual. During the recording process of her hit dance single, “Tardy for the Party”, she fell in love with one of the producers…who happened to be a female DJ named Tracy Young.

Kim has a healthy view on her sexuality and believes that “love has no gender” and she won’t let neither a woman nor a man define her. Her relationship with Tracy lasted several months and now her and “Big Poppa” (who has finally been revealed as still-not-legally-divorced businessman Lee Najjar) are back on. While both Poppa and Kim were surprised at how her romantic life during her break from him unfolded, Kim loves Tracy as a person and does not regret the loving and caring relationship that they shared.

Kim calls claims that she had the relationship for “publicity” reasons  “absolutely disgusting” and said it was about the relationship and the companionship.

Zociak isn’t the only famous female who has announced that she is bisexual. Will and Grace actress Megan Mullally came out in The Advocate and thinks that “everyone is innately bisexual.” Famously, Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, and Anne Heche have been in high-profile relationships with both men and women, and relative newcomers Megan Fox and Lady GaGa have also admitted to being attracted to both men and women.

Source: Life & Style