In the middle of a small, gated desert town looms a large digital scoreboard. It doesn’t display sports scores, traffic delays, or safety alerts. Instead, the 20-foot-tall screen broadcasts something a bit more sinister–what each resident is worth–in actual currency. Each person is ranked, their name aligned with a hard, cold number. This is not any small town. For one thing, the paved, tree-lined streets give way to a mishmash of design styles: an idyllic Craftsman-style house sits alongside a sleek hotel, while a Brooklyn brick bar corners a flashy Art Deco bank. If you’re hungry, a marble-floor restaurant with top celebrity chefs can satisfy your cravings, but so can a meal vending machine. Talking holograms routinely appear throughout many of the interior and exterior walls. Welcome to 2025, the lavish dystopian reality-TV show that could be described as The Truman Show meets Black Mirror, but based on the principles of Monopoly. Or more aptly, a … [Read more...] about This wild new reality-TV show is half Black Mirror and half Truman Show
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Although Scarlett Moffatt is best known for her hilarious one-liners on Gogglebox and now her brilliant quick wit on I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, she was originally part of MTV's reality show Beauty School Cop Out, a reality TV show where a group live in a house together while learning how to become beauticians. During her time on the show, which aired in 2013, Scarlett learned how to become a beauty whizz, not without a fair share of drama! In one scene, the group are playing a drinking game where she kissed Jeremy McConnell, who went on to appear in Celebrity Big Brother 2016. Scarlett hoped to be a beautician She also was involved in an argument after fellow beauty trainee Tara accused her of "playing the victim", leading the reality show star to be restrained by Jeremy before she retaliated. She also enjoyed a blossoming romance with fellow contestant Richard, telling the camera she had a "soft spot" for him. "He's really cute isn't … [Read more...] about Did you know Scarlett Moffatt was on a different reality TV show before Gogglebox?
Today's reality TV gives its stars so much instant influence that you don't even have to wait until the next morning to be an overnight success. Millions of social media followers and lucrative brand deals await the stars of shows like Love Island and The Only Way is Essex.But the death of 2017 contestant Mike Thalassitis has sparked debate over whether there is enough support for the people who go from ordinary to celebrity in a matter of hours.A number of reality stars have spoken out in the wake of his death, including TOWIE's Mario Falcone, who said "Love Island have got to open their eyes" and former contestant Zara Holland, who added the show left her anxious and depressed two years on. ITV, which broadcasts Love Island, has promised to provide more support in the wake of Thalassitis's death. In a statement, the broadcaster said it would "extend support processes to offer therapy to all Islanders and not only those that reach out to us. "We will be delivering bespoke training to … [Read more...] about How do reality TV shows care for their stars?
The health secretary has warned reality TV shows they have a duty of care for contestants following the death of Love Island star Mike Thalassitis.The 26-year-old, who shot to fame on the ITV dating show in 2017, was found dead in a north London park on Saturday.Police are not treating his death as suspicious.Health Secretary Matt Hancock said he was "moved" by news of Thalassitis' death and he was "very worried" about the mental health support provided to reality TV show stars.Speaking at the Spectator health summit in London, he said: "The sudden exposure to massive fame... can have significant impacts on people. "I think that it is a duty on any organisation that is putting people in the position of making them famous overnight, that they should also look after them afterwards."I think that people need to take responsibility for their duties to people's well-being very seriously." More from Ents & Arts Lupita Nyong'o hails 'refreshing' portrayal of black families in … [Read more...] about Health secretary warns reality TV shows after death of Love Island star Mike Thalassitis
Lucille Ball has not come over to say hello and Lady Gaga is indignant. The plastic bubbles affixed to her leotard are threatening to pop, she’s so heated about it. Britney Spears smooths out the pleather on her red bodysuit as she tries to get Lady Gaga to cool off, but Gaga’s doing that thing she always does when she’s had too many martinis, gesticulating wildly, punctuating each barked threat like a well-manicured Mafioso. Meanwhile, Amelia Earhart and Madonna can be found where they usually are: in the corner grinning, unbothered. Next thing you know, Diana Ross—or, rather, a white woman in ill-advised Diana Ross blackface—saunters is in, wig blazing. Why haven’t you called me since my divorce, she demands from Amelia Earhart. As for you, Lucy, stop spreading lies about me to the press! It’s already mayhem when Barbie walks in, apologizing that her look has been oversexualized. It turns out two drag queens helped with her makeup: … [Read more...] about Is ‘Real Housewives of New York’ the Best Reality Show on TV? (Yes. It Is.)