With Season 25 of The Real World just around the corner, and it’s ballsy inclusion of gay porn star, Dustin Zito as part of it’s triumphant return to Las Vegas, I felt it would be the perfect opportunity to look back at the past twenty-four seasons. Most notably, the gay houseguests to join the different casts around the United States and around the globe. There were some incredible highs and lows throughout the past seasons, a few relating to the gay cast members, and it’s hard to think of a time prior to The Real World exploding our senses. Below is a list of the men, women, bisexual and transgender people who have graced out TV screens, warmed our hearts, and in turn are worthy of our judgment. It’s now in your hands to determine THE HOTTEST GAY HOUSE GUEST from The Real World television series.
Norman was the first homosexual cast in The Real World, in the premiere season in New York City. Over the course of the season, he developed a serious relationship with a man outside of the existing cast. The MTV description back in 1992 described Norman as a ‘free spirit who enjoys a good conversation, a joke, a story, or an anecdote at the drop of a hat, and who adds a lot of humor and heart to the show’. That may be the blandest character description I have read for any reality show, in history! I have to admit that in his day Norman definitely had an edgy/cute factor that played well into his likeability with audiences and house members alike.
His original cast page can still be viewed on MTV.com.
Turns out online speculation and rumors weren’t true. VH1 is going ahead and airing “Audrina” on the network. When Audrina Patridge was caught filming scenes for a webseries titled “Dream Maker“, people thought her Mark Burnett-produced reality show was DOA. I’m beyond ecstatic that it’s not and actually coming soon. After watching her mom go on a drunken rant about Audrina’s DWTS elimination and the “bitches” from “The Hills”, I’m stoked to see her family are a part of the cast of her new show. Bring on the cray cray drama.
In a press release, VH1 announced “Audrina” will premiere on the network, April 17 at 9pm EST. The stunning brunette is leaving the Hills and returning to her roots in Orange County to hang with her family, including her mom Lynn, father Mark, and three siblings which includes Casey whom we’ve seen on “The Hills”. Here’s what VH1′s Jeff Olde, said in his statement:
“We love that Audrina’s life plays out simultaneously on two levels. On one level, she is working hard to establish herself in the entertainment industry,” the statement continues. “But at the same time she has this amazingly real, supportive family in Orange County who keeps her grounded. Ultimately, this is the story of a young woman with dreams, goals and ambitions all put through the no-BS filter of her family.”
She’ll go from “Unwritten” to “Uncharted“. The Sara Bareilles track will serve as the show’s theme song. Now it all makes sense why Bareilles released a music video of “Uncharted” earlier this week.
Every year of “American Idol“, there’s always one contestant who doesn’t make the finals that really should’ve. Whether or not, it’s due to lack of airtime, a boring personality or simply judging mental farts, a talented singer is pushed to side to make room for a more “popular”, yet substandard singer. If Idol is truly a singing competition and a show about finding the best talent out there, then the following ten hopefuls should’ve gotten further than they did.
Before I begin, I must preface this post and say I didn’t include Frenchie Davis from Season 2 on my list. Why? Based on talent, she definitely deserved a spot in the finals, but the reason I omitted her was her situation was unique. She wasn’t passed over by a less talented singer, but rather topless pictures derailed her chances. Ironically enough, if she was competing today and those pictures were released, I’m not sure if she would’ve suffered the same fate. So, in the end I opted not to include her. Yes, she was screwed but she deserves her own category.
Without further ado, I give you my list of “Idol’s 10 Most Robbed Contestants NOT To Make The Finals“. Hope you enjoy.
When I programmed American Idol to tape tonight’s show a couple days ago, it said it was only an hour long. So, when I found it was 2 hours, I was pissed. Really, Idol? Is a two hour episode really necessary to reveal the eliminations. I love Idol, BUT five hours to commit to this show in a week is a bit much.
At the onset of the episode, Ryan Seacrest promised we would see major drama unfold like we’ve never seen before on the Idol stage. Just like The Bachelor’s promise about being the most dramatic rose ceremony ever, I sorta tune out when Seacrest makes boastful statements like that. But as he outlined the night’s agenda of revealing the Top 5 boy and girl vote getters, plus naming the wild card performers, plus announcing the Top 12, I was WTF are they are really going to attempt this all in one night. Normally, producers would drag the wild card round to another week. Dayum, I’m loving the new Idol. Too boot, Jennifer Lopez’s new music video was making its world premiere. It took about 20 minutes before the first reveal happened, but after that there was barely any dragging out going on.
After taking a year break from using American Idol alums to serenade eliminated contestants, the show is going back to basics and enlisting one of their own. Season 7 winner, David Cook has been given the honor of providing this season’s exit song. The rocker recorded a cover of Simple Mind’s “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” from the classic teen movie, “The Breakfast Club“. Idol executive producer, Simon Fuller, chose the track after Cook recorded it last month.
Personally, I think selecting this song is yet another great decision in a series of wise moves done by the American Idol team this year. This song is a classic that everyone’s heard of and the lyrics are applicable to the situation. I can’t wait to hear what David does with the arrangement. I’m still obsessed with his rendition of Lionel Ritche’s “Hello” and Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby”. His version won’t make its Idol debut til next week, but if you pre-order his sophomore album, you can get a first listen today on his website. Starting Tuesday, the song will be available for download from iTunes. UPDATE: I was able to find a version of David’s version on YouTube. Check it out below.
For all you hardcore ANTM fans, it’s your lucky day today. I have next week’s preview pics a day early for you. Not only do I have the pics from the next photo shoot, but the girl’s makeover pics as well, or should I say Ty-overs. Who will have an epic breakdown because of their new look? I can’t wait.
Photographer Pamela Hanson is in charge of snapping the girls this week, while respected fashion stylist, Lori Goldstein dresses them for their photo shoot and also sits on panel this week.
Are you guys loving ANTM this cycle? I’m on the fence on it. It hasn’t annoyed me yet, but hasn’t captured my full attention either. I’m still getting all the blond girls confused. Thankfully, one of them are gone now and I only need to remember Molly, Hannah and Alexandria. But since this is the makeover episode, I might have more or less blonds to differentiate depending what Tyra envisions for them all. If you can’t wait til next week, keep on reading.
The “Dancing With The Stars” Season 12 cast was announced live on Monday night’s “The Bachelor” and just like the elimination show, the producers dragged things out before announcing the celeb-pro pairings. Couldn’t they just have revealed the celebrities’ partners that same night. Oh, well. So which of the returning professionals are coming back? Pretty much everyone from last season with one notable exception.
As reported here a few weeks earlier, fan favorite and record holder of the most mirror ball trophies, Derek Hough, is taking a season off to focus on his film career. Coming in to fill in his ballroom shoes, is Russian hottie, Dmitry Chaplin. Welcome back you sexy beast. Unfortunately, both Julianne Hough and Edyta Sliwinska aren’t coming back, much to the chagrin of their fans. Hopefully the producers will woo them back for lucky season 13.
Previously on America’s Next Top Model, Tyrant launched her sixth season by scrapping the whole casting episode. It’s the best decision she’s made since Caridee won Cycle 7 in 2006. The wannabes moved into their new pad, screamed a lot, caused some drama and the had their first test of runway mayhem when they stomped it out inside plastic bubbles. Some girls fell, most of them looked ridiculous. The photoshoot was a good start for most of the never-gonna-become-an-acutal-supermodel contestants and saw Molly rise to the top of the pack. Some girl who I don’t even remember sucked more than the other sucky girl and was eliminated. Will the wannabes at the bottom be able to overcome shoddy first impressions? How many times with Tyrant say “fiercely real” and cause me to vomit a little bit in my mouth? 13 wannabes remain. Who will be eliminated tonight?
Ok. Here comes my standard ANTM recap off-topic second paragraph. You should be used to it by now. I blame Dan, Stephen, their boyfriends, and our friend Kieran for what is sure to be a meandering recap. After a long day, I rushed home from the office to get to my tax appointment at H&R Block. I NEVER do my own taxes. I hate forms. After that fun, Dan and Stephen were able to twist my rubber arm to head to our local gay pub for some beers. We joked about Plenty of Fish for a while and what it means to be “non scene” and “straight acting”. Does writing for a gay blog called HOMORAZZI eliminate me from those two profoundly meaningful characteristics? I hope so. Note to POFers… your’re gay. You like it you know where. You’re not “straight acting”. Rant over. Can someone please pass me the ahhLOOminiummm. Inside joke. Sorry. Ask Dan and blame the beer.