After catching the Reality TV fever in taking part in the last season of Celebrity Apprentice where she finished in sixth place, Cyndi Lauper is getting her own reality show. She, along with her husband of 19 years, David Thorton and their twelve year old son Declyn, will be taking you into their home for a behind the scenes look at the life of the Laupers. Cyndi describes the show as “the comedy of our lives.”
She’s teaming up with the Time After Time king of Reality TV himself, Mark Burnett for this project which has yet to be titled. Lauper definitely stood out on Celebrity Apprentice. Sometimes seen as the bitch, sometimes seen as the loopy one, and more often than not, she was the brilliant one whose ideas were overlooked because she wasn’t taken seriously.
She hasn’t given up her career in music either. She also has a new album called “Memphis Blues” which of course contains blues music, with which she is going on tour with. The album hit the shelves yesterday. I imagine her music career will be a big part of the reality show.
Earlier this year (January to be exact), Mattel released a Cyndi Lauper Barbie doll as part of their “Ladies of the 80’s” series.
Now that Simon Cowell has finished his final season on American Idol, he’s onto bigger and better things. But what can be bigger than American Idol and Britain’s Got Talent? THE WORLD’s Got Talent. Yowsa!
Cowell is reportedly working on this show (with NBC and ITV), which would air next year, that would feature talent from over 80 countries worldwide. The winner would get one million pounds!
A source told The Sun:
“This has been Simon’s dream. It will be the biggest reality show the world’s seen. There is a huge wealth of talent out there. The best acts cross language barriers. Look at last year’s winners Diversity – anyone from any country would be impressed by what they do.”
I think this could be incredible! I love the idea of bringing the world together for one show, rather than having a bunch of country specific competitions.
The debut of Ali Fedotowsky as the newest bachelorette is less than a week away. Last minute promotions have kicked into overdrive and high gear. With The Bachelor franchise doing better than ever, the producers have spared no expense with this season. This year’s reality courtship will take place in rumored exotic locales such as Iceland, Turkey, Portugal and Tahiti. How did Ali get so lucky?
I thought it would be the perfect time to pretend I was a cute blond girl looking for love after getting dumped on national TV. Trust me it isn’t an easy feat. So rather than predict what she’s going to pick, I’ve ranked the 25 bachelors vying for Ali’s heart, according to my personal tastes. Since I haven’t heard any of them speak, I’m basing this solely on their looks and their occupations. Purely superficial, but oh well… it’s the Bachelorette.
I’m not going to be mean, so I’ll just leave this section by saying… “Thanks, but no thanks”.
She is going to destroy her body (more)! What do you do when it’s the final season of the show that made you famous? Something drastic of course! Well, she’s already accused Adam Divello, the creator of the show, of sexually harassing her, so why not get some more plastic surgery? Revealing the news to Life & Style magazine, Heidi has said that she wants to increase her breast size from from 700 cc’s to 800 cc’s. In last night’s episode, she even joked about wanting to get to size H cup(you know…H for Heidi). She was giving all the other cast members “Surgery Hugs” because her boobs were sore and she was “fragile.”
“She wants to do it within the next two months and film it for the new TV show she and Spencer have been pitching to cable networks E! and Oxygen,” an insider informed the mag. She’s also planning on getting it done in Europe, but a non-certified American-board doctor.
Spencer (likely the instigator of all of this) claims that he has tried to stop her from continuously going back to her plastic surgeon. “She wants her doctor to come over once a week to plump up her lips. I keep telling her that they’re big enough and that she doesn’t need it.” Spencer, you’ve created a monster – and soon she’ll literally look like one.
This reality show get’s a reality check. ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition is scaling back on the mansions because the lucky recipients of their homes are finding that they can’t keep up with the cost of maintaining the luxurious houses. Ever wonder what happens to these financially challenged families after they move into their their house? Along with a giant house comes giant utility bills, huge mortgages, increased property taxes, and more.
Now they’re scaling back on the homes and making the homes more energy efficient with solar paneling, etc. and not putting in a pool unless the person needs it for rehabilitation or therapeutic reasons. Makes sense to me. The homes are now usually around 2,800 to 3,000 square feet. Back in ’05, a featured a house in Lake City, Georgia, was essentially a castle – it was 5,300 sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces (WTF!) and an outdoor kitchen. That’s just insane.
I really wanted Adam Lambert to win American Idol. He took the whole formula to a new level with his creativity, style and talent. But like several of my favourites before him, he lost. Oh well. He’ll probably go on to a mega career anyway without having to sing that HORRIBLE “No Boundaries” song. Now that I think about it, maybe he’s actually a little thankful he didn’t win. What about years gone by? Which winners rocked, which flopped and who should’ve won? Much like Donovan’s ANTM winners list, here is my take on America’s Idols from worst to best.
Number 8: Taylor Hicks
Ugh. Soul Patrol my ass. I don’t even really want to talk about him. No video for you! Let’s talk about season 5’s Katharine McPhee and Chris Daughtry instead! Chris should’ve won in a close match against Katharine. His “Hemorrhage” and her “Somewhere over the Rainbow” are two of my favourite performances. He’s gone on to great success and she has turned her Idol turn into an okay singing an acting career.
Confession time. I’m ashamed to admit this but watching The Bachelor/Bachelorette is one of my guiltiest pleasures. There’s something entertaining about watching men/women getting over emotional after being dumped on national TV- it’s definite must-see-tv. Today, ABC announced that it has ordered an all-star version of the franchise called “Bachelor Pad”.
All-star version? It sorta perplexed me as well, until I read the description. Rather than becoming another dating show, the spin-off sounds more like “Big Brother” than anything else. The show will feature 20 previous contestants who will live in a house together and compete in challenges. Supposedly the competitions will be inspired by events from past “Bachelor” and “Bachelorette” episodes. Perhaps a rose petal counting challenge or one involving removing thorns from the signature roses?
At the end of each episode, an elimination will occur. No word on whether there will be a monetary prize for the winners, but I’m sure they will. There’s no way, they’ll do it for free. Actually, these media whores will go on camera for free in hopes of getting a little air time. Have you seen some of the antics they pull when there’s no money involved?
I’ve never actually seen this show in previous seasons, but apparently in this upcoming season of High School Reunion, the gay guy (pictured above), Eric, who was picked on in highschool, confronts the trouble maker, John, 20 years later. The show has a reputation for pitting former archenemies against one another (“It Takes Guys To Go Back” is the show’s tagline, Season 3 is no exception I guess.
Hmm, this whole scenario just made me think about what a lot of people have and still go through in high school. I am thankful that I never had to go through something like this, but for those of you that have, would you go on a show like this? It seems like you’d be reliving your past, and I certainly wouldn’t want to go there. I guess, maybe by the end of the season they heal and move on with their lives, but I don’t know that I would want to take the time out of my life to spend time on some douche like this guy.
The show premieres Wednesday, January 13. Will you watch it? Were you picked on in high school? Check out the clip of the two reuniting…on the train tracks.