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Bad Showmance: Reality TV’s most surprising couples

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 24, 2012

If Jef Holm and Emily Maynard didn't make it, is there any hope for reality TV love? Maybe the answer lies in unconventional methods. Dating shows with nontraditional formats could be crazy enough to work. Or maybe couples stand...

A Smoker, a Lunatic and a Beauty Queen: ‘Survivor Philippines’ mid-season check-in

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 19, 2012

I believe there are two types of people in the world: people who love "Survivor" and people who have never seen it. In the 12 years the show’s been on the air, I have never missed a season. I dressed up as a castaway for Halloween,...

The reALItys: Top 3 reality TV show hosts

Allison Lasher, Columnist

October 17, 2012

The host announcement for the Golden Globes has got me in the award show spirit. In honor of the occasion, I give you the first installment of The reALIty Awards. Which reality show hosts made the cut and who got overlooked? ...

‘The Voice’ of a new reality generation

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 10, 2012

I've never been a fan of reality shows centered around competitive singing. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an episode of "American Idol" and to be honest, I've never even seen "X Factor." Sorry, Simon. For some reason, I just do...

The first step is admitting you have a problem

Allison Lasher, Blogger

September 30, 2012

The year was 2000; the location, New Orleans. If your head automatically went to "The Real World" season nine, we should be friends, and you might want to seek professional help. Either way, that season holds a special place ...