Friday, April 24, 2009

News Roll Call: Too Much Reality

Will the barge of reality television ever end?

Fantasia as the Latest VH1 Reality Star
American Idol Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino, 24, is set to be the latest VH1 celeb-reality star, according to the New York Daily News. ...

Cosby Kid Keshia Knight Pulliam Gets Reality Show
Seattle Post Intelligencer - ‎Apr 16, 2009‎
The new series follows Keshia Knight Pulliam and her entrepreneur boyfriend, Kaseem Penn, as the two begin to live their young, rich lives together under ...


Reality TV for Michael Vick?
Daily Press - ‎Apr 15, 2009‎
Michael Vick is shopping a reality TV show, according to reports out of Hollywood from the news service Reuters. The former Atlanta Falcons quarterback is ...

Rod Blagojevich: Reality TV, “I'ma Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here”
Right Pundits - ‎Apr 15, 2009‎
By Shannon Bell Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, has been recruited by NBC to star on their reality based TV show “ I'ma celebrity, ...

In other news ...
BRANDY LANDS ABC COMEDY PILOT: Singer to join cast of 'This Little ...
*R&B singer-actress Brandy will return to series television in the ABC pilot "This Little Piggy." The comedy, according to the Hollywood Reporter, ...

Good for her. I hope it does well for her. I do not know about her personal life (other than she has a brother who, to me, is like Paris Hilton. I do not really know why he gets so much play), but she appears to be a hard working young woman. I am glad that she is able to recuperate from the low point in her life (you know, the whole fatal car crash thing)

Brooklyn writer Lynn Nottage wins Pulitzer
New York Daily News - ‎4 hours ago‎
BY Joe Dziemianowicz Lynn Nottage, a Play Writter from Brooklyn is among artists who have recieved the MacArthur Fellow Award. Lynn Nottage's play "Ruined," a haunting story of African women scarred by the brutal civil war in the Congo, ...

'Bruno' gets an R rating on second try
Zap2it.com - ‎Apr 17, 2009‎
"Bruno," which the Motion Picture Association of America initially saddled with an adults-only NC-17 rating, has on appeal been given an R rating, ...

I cannot be the only one that is looking forward to this.

Lauryn Hill to Return to the Stage at Montreux Jazz Festival
Somehow Rock Daily missed this earlier today when we mentioned the headliners for Europe’s prestigious Montreux Jazz festival: Lauryn Hill is one of the ...

Come back from crazy Lauryn. We miss you.

Stephen A. Smith is leaving ESPN
Los Angeles Times
Stephen A. Smith, an ESPN reporter and once a rising star who had his own show called "Quite Frankly With Stephen A.Smith" on ESPN2, is leaving the station ...
Stephen A. Smith out at ESPN as network opts not to renew contract New York Daily News
Stephen A. Smith has not worked out at ESPN. Why? Huffington Post

Stephen A, Stephen A ... I might be one of the few people who actually like this guy. My cousin absolutely detest him as much as she detests Diddy because they both are arrogant enough to keep a hot-air balloon afloat for ever on ego alone.

I hope that in Stephen A.'s quest to pursue other things, he is successful. I enjoyed his talk show and thought he handled himself well and had some good topics. It was not just some mess thrown together. I hope he comes out the blocks with something worth while.
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