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URL :http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/realitycheck/blog/
Filed Under:Television / Reality TV
Posts on Regator:847
Posts / Week:3
Archived Since:August 10, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Go check out The Sun's new TV blog, TV Lust

So it's officially the end of the road here at Reality Check. But never fear: We've just launched TV Lust, a new blog that will include recaps and reviews not only of reality shows, but of other TV as well. Go check it out! I might put...Show More Summary

'So You Think You Can Dance' finale: And the winner is ...

As if to demonstrate exactly why my time as Reality Check blogger is coming to a close, I missed the first hour and 40 minutes of tonight's finale dealing with bedtime issues. Going to have to check out all the judges' choice performances a little later I guess. Show More Summary

So You Think You Can Dance finale: Top 4 battle it out

Tonight is the performance finale of this season of So You Think You Can Dance, and it’s a finale of another sort as well. This week, we’re closing up shop at Reality Check. It’s been a crazy 5.5 years of Idol insanity, countless seasons...Show More Summary

'America's Got Talent': UM's Gymkana troupe makes next round

On last night's America's Got Talent, it was all about YouTube -- acts that had impressed enough on video to get voted into the auditions. Among the acts making that cut was Gymkana, a gymnastics troupe from University of Maryland, College Park. Show More Summary

Isis King to appear in all-star installment of 'America's Next Top Model'

Isis King, the first transgender contestant to appear as a finalist on "America's Next Top Model" is coming back to national television as part of the show's 17th season, which has an all star theme. The 25-year-old New York City resident,...Show More Summary

Jennifer Lopez appears to be coming back to 'American Idol'

Jennifer Lopez might have called it quits with hubby Marc Anthony, but it appears she's ready to give "American Idol" another whirl. According to sources, the "singer/actress" (If ever there was a time to use air quotes) will be making a little more than $20 million for the season. Show More Summary

'The Bachelorette: After The Rose'

Did Ashley and J.P. stay together? The answer is yes. And it looks as if they have a legitimate future. During "The Bachelorette: After The Rose" we found out that Ashley plans to move to New York to be with J.P. We also learn that the show is sending the couple back to Fiji. Good for them. Does this mean that there will be a special chronically their trip? Bad for us...

'Project Runway' back with 20 contestants!

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn are back for another season of stitching, and styling. Project Runway premiered last night with 20 contestants. Here's a recap of the episode and a little something about each of the contestants. Was I the only one grossed out by the model having to wear that one contestant's underwear as a garment? I found that to be disgusting.

Two more sent home on 'So you Think You Can Dance'

Here's a really quick recap of last night: Caitlynn, Tadd, Jess and Jordan were in the bottom four. (I was pretty surprised that Ricky avoided the bottom after Nigel predicted that he would land there.) Lady Gaga gave a horrible performance to "You and I" and "The Edge of Glory" that resembled something that I would expect from country music. Show More Summary

'The Biggest Loser' coming to this area for auditions

Do you have what it takes to hold up to trainers Jillian and Bob? “The Biggest Loser” will be holding auditions in Landover August 6 for season 13. The popular NBC series will be casting at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785, Saturday, August 6 from 10 a.m. Show More Summary

Lady Gaga and Rob Marshall guest judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Rob Marshall and Lady Gaga are the guest judges. While the crowd gives a spirited round of applause for famed director Marshall. They go absolutely nuts for Lady Gaga. Sasha and All-Star Pasha Kovalev dance a Jonathan Roberts quickstep to "Puttin’ On The Ritz" by Terry Snyder. Show More Summary

Is 'Dancing With The Stars' going to up the celebrity ante?

Are the days of D-List celebrities over on "Dancing With The Stars?" This blog seems to hint so. I'm not sold. How on Earth could the show avoid train-wrecks like "Jersey Shore's" Snooki and The Situation?

'So You Think You Can Dance': Top 10 perform

Neil Patrick Harris gets a huge round of aplause when he's introduced as the guest judge. Marko and All-Star Chelsea Hightower are first with a Jason Gilkison samba to “Cinema Italiano” (The Ron Fair Remix) by Kate Hudson. Neil says the performance is amazing and dirty. Show More Summary

Each couple dances twice on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Jesse Tyler Ferguson from "Modern Family" and Sonya Tayeh are the guest judges. I really liked what both brought to the panel. But enough about me, onto the show. Each couple danced twice during the episode. Sasha and Alexander are first with the Paso Doble by Tony Meredith and Melanie LaPatin. Show More Summary

Are you ready for Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor?'

Simon Cowell is back with "The X-Factor," a singing show based on the British "The X-Factor." Cowell will be joined by Paula Abdul L.A. Reid and Nicole Scherzinger as they search for the next big solo or group act. To sweeten the pot, the winner of the show wins a $5 million recording deal. Show More Summary

'Dancing With The Stars' winner, Hines Ward, arrested for DUI

Hines Ward, thorn to the Baltimore Ravens and season 12 winner of "Dancing With The Stars" was arrested Saturday in Georgia for DUI. The Pittsburgh Steeler was released on $1,000 bond.

What if Casey Anthony got a reality show?

People are already speculating on whether or not Casey Anthony is going to get a reality television show. Let the comments begin...

'Big Brother' back for a new season...God help us!

I completely forgot about "Big Brother's" premiere last night until I was reminded by a friend's urgent text. I have to admit that I've had my fill of the show and its cheesy challenges, and reprehensible cast members. And don't even get me started on Julie Chen and that fake "we're girlfriends" empathy she tries to evoke with the cast. Show More Summary

Two more sent home on 'So you Think You Can Dance'

The episode opens with a hot Bollywood routine to "Kata Kata" from Raavan by choreographer Nakul Dev Mahajan. It’s colorful, energetic and fast. What an exciting routine! Am I the only one who missed the explanation of why Carmen Electra...Show More Summary

Travis Wall, Carmen Electra are guest judges on 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Travis Wall and Carmen Electra are the guest judges this evening. And they actually do a pretty good job. First up is a group dance by the guys choreographed by Justin Giles to “Prague” by Damien Rice. The routine is about the seven stages of grief. Show More Summary

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