Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Week In Review - 10/7/12

Remember I said that TV will air just about anything these days? I certainly do not take that back, now that I'm hearing about the latest soon-to-be celebrity ability show. So let's see...we've already covered dancing and skating...now we're onto...diving? It's true. ABC's looking into a show called Celebrity Splash in which celebrities learn and compete in diving. While the show's made a splash in the Netherlands (pun intended) I can't imagine the show holding the attention of US viewers. But we will see!

Another show will soon hit the airwaves - and it's from TLC, the network that brought us some of the best and most horrifying reality shows of all. This time, they're creating a show called Starter Wives, which will feature the ex-wives and baby mamas of pseudo-celebrities (the only two I've heard of are Lamar Odom and 50 Cent). What that means is that I've hardly heard of the celebrities, let alone their former wives and girlfriends! So how good can this show really be? As RealityTea reports, this show does sound a lot like VH1's Hollywood Exes, so who knows - maybe Americans do want to see more unknown celebrity exes. I certainly won't be watching.

Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr were caught making out in a public place, which probably has Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders thanking their lucky stars about no longer being the most recent famous cheating couple. Both Jason and Brittany have issued public apologies, and I'm sure Jason's pretty sorry about what he did. As for Brittany, well, I'm sure she feels a little bad for Jason's wife Jessica Ussery, but she's also gotten way more fame from this than she's earned by being an NBA cheerleader or a contestant on American Idol. While this may momentarily hurt Jason's career, it's sure to boost Brittany from a barely known American Idol hopeful to a mini-celebrity. So honestly, I bet she's kind of thrilled.

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Bravo may be seeing some change in the Housewives universe in the near future. Though the network denies it, rumor has it that the network is casting for The Real Housewives of Santa Barbara, which would be the newest addition to the Housewives empire. Additionally, Kim Zolciak will be moving away from a main role on The Real Housewives of Atlanta because she landed a permanent spinoff of her own, and NeNe Leakes has less time for the show because she's splitting her time between Atlanta and LA, where she's filming scripted sitcom The New Normal. Do I think RHOSB is confirmed? Definitely not. But do I think it's in consideration? Absolutely. It's not like many of the current housewives shows are as great as they used to be (we miss you Jill Zarin!) so it may be worth Bravo's time to branch out. Will the network do that? Only time will tell.

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