"The Bachelorette"

 "The Bachelorette"

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'The Bachelorette' has bloodshed, gunslinging and a woman scorned

One unlucky bachelor gets called out for keeping a girl in reserve

So this should be an exciting episode -- the promos promise an angry girlfriend (hell hath no fury like one) and a visit to the medic. This is like the Red Wedding of "The Bachelorette"! 

Things start off with a goofy group date. Ten guys, horrible uniforms, and dodgeball! Dodgeball can be surprisingly rough when you have grown men playing (more like rugby than a cute playground sport for kids), so it's not quite humiliating all on its own. No, the guys have to be suited up like extras in a Will Ferrell movie, complete with headbands and hot pants. I honestly think this is supposed to give Des a chance to decide if she can ever be turned on by any of these guys after having seen them in these uniforms. 

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"The Real Housewives of Orange County"

 "The Real Housewives of Orange County"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives' star Tamra Barney to get wedding-themed spin-off

'Tamra's OC Wedding' is set for September

Because no major event in the life of a star from "The Real Housewives" franchise can go undocumented, "The Real Housewives of Orange County" diva Tamra Barney will soon get her very own spin-off revolving around her impending nuptials. Huzzah!

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"Fashion Queens"

 "Fashion Queens"

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'Fashion Queens' finale: A gleefully weird little show wraps its first season

It looks like a 'Saturday Night Live' skit, but that's part of its charm

More than one person has asked me if "Fashion Queens" is for real. They're not really joking, either. If any show looked more like a "Saturday Night Live" sketch than an actual program, it's this one. 

The fashion-focused talk show, which features cross-dressing Atlanta hairstylists Derek J and Miss Lawrence (well known to fans of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta") as well as New York "fashion maven" Bevy Smith, appears to have a budget of about $25, give or take. Most of this appears to be spent on the set's wall padding, shoes and background wigs. Yes, background wigs. I think we're supposed to feel as if we're sitting in the closet of a "Real Housewives" star, but this might be a little closer to a porn star's boudoir. 

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"The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

 "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"

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'Real Housewives of New Jersey': Did Caroline help or hurt Teresa and Joe?

What did you think of Jacqueline's sweet moment with Nicholas?

I really wasn't sure what to make of Caroline's interest in meeting with Teresa this week. Yes, in theory she was taking it upon herself to attempt to soften up the Wicked Witch of New Jersey sufficiently that she might consider a truce with her long-suffering brother Joe Gorga and (less likely, but still) his wife Melissa. Still, Caroline hardly seemed like the best candidate for the job. Not that this was a job any sane person would elect to do, sort of like begging to be an actual crash test dummy or Mike Tyson's sparring partner. 

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"America's Got Talent"

 "America's Got Talent"

Credit: NBC

Reality TV Roundup: 'AGT,' 'Ice Road Truckers' and sex slaves

It's been a busy week, so get all your reality news here, now

 Welcome to Reality TV Roundup -- a quick look at some of the reality TV-centric stories that have recently popped up across the fine, old Interwebs. Click away, my couch potato friends. But before you do...

SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! One more time: SPOILER ALERT. If you watch any competition shows, the latest elimination for each show is probably revealed in the text below. The hope is that, if you missed this week's program and would rather clear out your DVR than watch the episode, you can get a quick hit here. But don't come crying to me if you find out something you didn't want to know. You've been warned. Also note: lots of non-competition reality info lurks below, too. 
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Craig Gass

 Craig Gass

Listen: CulturePop No. 16 - Guest host Craig Gass, "AGT," Amanda Bynes

True stories about Christopher Walken, Howard Stern and more

Melinda Newman was on the road this week so she wasn't able to do the podcast, but the good news is that comedian Craig Gass volunteered to fill her shoes. You may already know Craig from "The Howard Stern Show," "The King of Queens" or even as Miranda's donut lover on "Sex and the City." He's an amazing impressionist (I think his Christopher Walken, which you can hear on the podcast, is better than Jay Mohr's) and an equally amazing raconteur. He has a great true story about Walken and a unique perspective you haven't heard on the "America's Got Talent" dust-up, so tune in. The rundown is below, as well as a trailer for his new comedy album, "The Worst Comedy Show Ever." This is one podcast you won't want to miss. 

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Lisa Kelly

 Lisa Kelly

Credit: History

Interview: 'Ice Road Trucker' Lisa Kelly talks insults, challenges and her return

The female trucker admits vicious comments 'sting'

Lisa Kelly is not a woman who likes to stay put. Calling me from the road in Alaska, the "Ice Road Truckers" and "IRT: Deadliest Roads" star apologized for the crappy connection. "I just don't like to stay put," she admitted. "Always like to stay moving; that's me." 

Fans of the show (which returns for season seven Sun. June 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET on the History Channel) might have noticed that Kelly wasn't on deck last season (though she was on board for two seasons of "Deadliest Roads"). As for why she took time off, she insists if wasn't any big deal, really. "I was just taking a break, trying to get grounded again." Not that she was on vacation. During her "time off," she kept on trucking, as usual.
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"Property Wars"

"Property Wars"

Credit: Discovery

Watch: The battle for cheap homes at auction on 'Property Wars'

It's a fight to snap up cheap real estate on the Discovery show

Well, for all those who bought into "Property Wars," why not up the ante with bigger buys? That's the focus of "Property Wars" (airing tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on Discovery), as Scott Menaged, Doug Hopkins and the other grabby guys stand around outside foreclosed properties and yell bids over the phone. Hey, reality TV can't all be glamorous!

There is a big surprise at the auction in Phoenix during this episode, as a new team from Los Angeles is in town to stake their claim. New buyer Christina heads to the first house of the day where she is challenged by John’s veteran knowledge. Next the buyers move to Fountain Hills, where Doug and Ed battle it out. At the last house, Christina and Scott square off, as he hopes to prove that it takes more than pretty looks to succeed in Phoenix.

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'Inside: Secret America' tackles bath salts, sex slaves and guns
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'Inside: Secret America' tackles bath salts, sex slaves and guns

Two reporters go undercover to explore dangerous worlds

If you weren't paranoid about what your neighbors were up to already, "Inside: Secret America" promises to do the trick. National Geographic Channel teams with investigative journalists Mariana van Zeller and Darren Foster to take viewers along as they infiltrate the nation’s most controversial subcultures. "Inside: Secret America" premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 10:00 PM ET. 

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"America's Next Top Model"

 "America's Next Top Model"

Credit: The CW

'America's Next Top Model' returns with a two-hour premiere this August

The 20th cycle will be the first ever guys and girls edition
"RuPaul's Drag Race" may have wrapped up another season, but never fear. "America's Next Top Model" is set to return for a 20th cycle (not season, people, cycle) on the CW Fri. Aug. 2 at 8:00 p.m. This cycle will be the first ever featuring both male and female contestants. How that will play out is still unclear, but it should make for some potential sexy time back at the model apartments, right? 
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