You know what's fun? Pimping out a kid for a photo shoot, then watching the kid cry for his or her mommy when it comes time to snap pictures! Yay! Poor cake artist Buddy Valastro has to watch from the sidelines as someone else's kid sobs over the prospect of mashing up his cakes. I don't blame the kid; seems like a waste of really good eating, if you ask me.
It should be fun to smash pretty cakes, but for one kid it's not
The mastermind of Kim Kardashian's 15 minutes gets her own time to talk
If you want to blame anyone for the entire Kardashian clan milking way more than 15 minutes of fame out of Kim's stupid sex tape, it's this woman. And now, Kris Jenner has her own chat show on which to talk about how other housewives can turn pimp their kids! Not really. Actually, of all the Kardashians, Kris appears to be the only one with an actual personality, and as she's proven as a guest host on "The Talk" and other programs, she's smart and, yes, insightful. If you have to watch any member of the Kardashian clan, you might as well give "Kris" a chance. And as far as we know, no sex tape.
If you hate 'Real Housewives,' you'll really despise these girls
I'll admit that prolonged exposure to "The Real Housewives" franchise has worn me down. I regularly get swept up in the (probably fake) battles, the screaming, the backbiting. While their lives of self-indulgence and aimless luxury are both enviable and kinda gross, put any gaggle of women together in a room, sprinkle in some envy and hormones, and the end result will be kinda watchable.
At least I thought that was true until I saw "Princesses: Long Island."
The adults act like children, fittingly enough, because of a playdate
The season premiere of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" revolves around two crisis situations: Hurricane Sandy and a kids' playdate. Of course, the latter is the bigger deal. Yeah, people lost power and their houses and even the housewives themselves had the furniture in their second homes, like, totally ruined. But the playdate involved Melissa and Teresa having to sit in the same room and pretend that they didn't hate each other for the sake of their kids and a Bravo camera crew. Needless to say, the possibility for destruction was much higher.
Things get bloody, ugly and dark for all of the clones
Watching the season finale of "Orphan Black," I couldn't stop thinking about intellectual property law. Really. So often we hear about how the law lags behind technology, how governments and WIPO busily holds meetings and issue reports while those who wish to do so take advantage of every loophole, staying one step ahead of those who can't quite imagine what's already happening. "Orphan Black" takes the issue to one (mostly) logical conclusion, but you can bet this mess won't be resolved in any fictional courts next season.
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The two-hour NatGeo special is set to air in June
National Geographic Channel leaves the snickering behind (though we probably won't) and dives into the science behind arousal, orgasms, partner preference and sexual dysfunctions with "Sex: How It Works," a two-hour special premiering Tues. June 18 at 8:00 p.m. The show weaves together real-life case studies, the latest technology and cutting-edge computer graphics to explore the topic.
The reality competition is low energy but the food looks delicious
Every season, there are a few reality TV show ideas that make me wonder if we are, in fact, done. After all, what's next? "Waiting in Line for Movie Tickets: The Fight to the Finish" or maybe "Stuck in Traffic without Music: The Will to Survive"? There are only so many jobs, so many situations and so many contests that have inherent dramatic value. By the way, don't be stealin' that movie tickets idea. I may pitch it to basic cable yet.
Who has what it takes and who shouldn't unpack?
Judging from these handsome photos, you'd think Desiree has a wide and varied assortment of potential suitors on this season of "The Bachelorette." Of course, you'd only believe that if you didn't watch the first episode, in which more than a few guys felt comfortable waving their freak flags, dangling room keys and showing up without shirts (or with armor). Welcome to the weirdest season yet!