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Is There Any Reality Left In Reality TV?

February 17th, 2009 9:02am EST
The Bachelor
Writers and producers from many shows including "Laguna Beach," "The Bachelor," and, the granddaddy of them all, "The Real World," have admitted that their shows are either partially scripted and/or edited to manufacture storylines. And even before they admitted it, most of us knew for a long time that the term "reality TV" was kind of an oxymoron.

But remember when the first season of "The Real World" premiered 17 years ago? Some of you who are fans of the show now may have still been in diapers back then, but hopefully you've had an opportunity to see its beginnings. If you have, yo...
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Spotlight On The Worst Celebrity Couples Ever

February 12th, 2009 10:22am EST
Worst Celebrity Couples
Valentine's Day is almost here, and many couples are showing their love by buying flowers, going to dinner, or kissing and hugging each other. Other couples are showing their love by fighting, calling the cops, or filing divorce papers. This is what some of the worst celebrity couples have done in the past. These celebrity couples were either odd or dysfunctional. And some of them were a match made in iell.

In honor of Valentine's Day, let's take a look at some of the worst celebrity couples ever.

10. Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt

Famous for their appearances on MTV's reali...
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Comedy Central To Roast Larry The Cable Guy

February 11th, 2009 12:25pm EST
Larry the Cable Guy
Comedy Central is turning up the heat on this year's Roastee, Larry the Cable Guy. The network announced today an all-star roster of Roasters that includes top comedic talent, a hall-of-fame football quarterback and a country music superstar. The "Comedy Central Roast Of Larry The Cable Guy" tapes in Los Angeles at the Warner Brothers Studio lot on Sunday, March 1. The "Comedy Central Roast Of Larry The Cable Guy" will premiere on Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

This year's Roasters include Drew Carey, Nick DiPaolo, Jeff Foxworthy, Greg Giraldo, Toby Keith, Lisa Lampanelli, Dan M...
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Ray J Looks For Love On VH1

January 30th, 2009 8:58am EST
Ray J
Ray J's success in the entertainment business has brought him fame, fortune, and a never-ending supply of gorgeous girls. After years of hookups and rocky relationships he's ready to break away from the gold-diggers and groupies and find a unique lady capable of restoring his faith in women.

VH1 is teaming up with Ray J in hopes of finding him a true "ride or die chick" among a group of 14 beautiful women from across the country. "For the Love of Ray J" premieres on VH1 on Monday, February 2 at 10:30 PM.

"For the Love of Ray J" will catch every exciting moment as Ray J follows in...
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Bye-Bye, Bling: A Recessionary Note To Rappers Everywhere

October 29th, 2008 11:03am EDT
Lil Jon
Yo, my hip-hop brothers, some words of wisdom: these are hard times. Don’t know if you heard, but we’re in a recession. People are losing their homes. Folks’ retirement funds are tanking. People are pawning their jewelry for gas money.

It’s time to reel in the bling. The days of ’90s excess are over and out. All the gold ropes and gold teeth have got to go. You need to trade them in for cash and then hold on to it. Stuff it in those high-tops until the banks are safe again. No more shopping sprees. No more Hummers. No more Cristal. Back to basics, folks. You are not immune. Your record...
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Slick Rick Among Honorees At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

October 6th, 2008 3:46pm EDT
Slick Rick
NEW YORK (AP) - Even though he's considered one of rap's all-time greats, when Slick Rick is asked about his most significant accomplishment, he doesn't mention having a platinum-selling record, classic hits like "Children's Story" or even his most recent accolade - getting saluted as a pioneer at the "VH1 Hip-Hop Honors."

Instead, he cites: owning a home. "I guess my biggest accomplishment would be to purchase some real estate in the Bronx ... to have something to fall back on a rainy day," Slick Rick, who's now a landlord, said in a recent interview. While that may seem rather mundan...
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Slideshow: Hair Challenged Musicians - Who's The Worst?

September 30th, 2008 3:20pm EDT
Dee
One of the best things about being a rock star is that you don't have to stay in shape to be successful. You can be skinny and scrawny like Jimmy Page and Flavor Flav or you can be large and in charge like Meatloaf and Heavy D however, to have bad hair can be some what of a set back.

Here are some Musicians who have carried on, persisted and triumphed despite being follicly handicapped.

When you're done here, be sure to check out Male Musicians Who Look Like Girls.

David Lee Roth - Click pic for next page -

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Counting Crows Singer Adam Duritz -...
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The Demise of the Black Sitcom

August 13th, 2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...
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'I Love Money' Recap: Kissing, Making Out & Love Triangles

July 24th, 2008 10:39am EDT
I Love Money
What's more fun than watching desperate people eat horrible things? Watching them make out - or not make out - and cause dramatic love triangles on reality TV of course! "I Love Money" knows how to utilize its players, but the romantic entanglements should not be a surprise; all of these contestants were publicly turned down by Flavor Flav, New York, and Bret Michaels. It is shocking it took three episodes before the love games began!

In the third episode of "I Love Money" the teams were given new Captains: The Entertainer for the Gold team and Mr. Boston for the Green team. Really, Gr...
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Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

July 22nd, 2008 9:40am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week’s most attention-grabbing comments were made on PETA’s latest victim, “Andy Dick; Pervert at Large” story, Miley Cyrus’ lack of a love-life and “Big game hunter” Bobby Brown story.

Topic Highlights =There was some incisive remarks made about “The Dark Knight,” Denise ‘The sperm-snob’ Richards, Justin Guarini’s locks and Tokio Hotel.

Top Commenter=This week’s MVC (Most Vicious Commenter) award goes to th...
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Infamously Bad Rock Teeth

June 20th, 2008 9:25am EDT
Amy Winehouse
Today the cosmetic dentistry industry is booming. Bringing in millions of dollars a year, everyday joes can get procedures as intense and expensive as veneers or cheap and easy as Snap-on-Smile caps ($1,200 to $1,600). Pretty shinny teeth are so important to our culture that just about every drug store in America sells home whiteners, so why do some of the highest paid entertainers in the world still have horrible teeth?

Following are some musicians that might want to set up an appointment with their dentists:

Amy Winehouse: The stereotype that the Brits have horrible teet...
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'Pulse Patrol': This Week's Most Talked About Comments On Starpulse

May 30th, 2008 3:15pm EDT
Pulse Patrol
Every week the STF (Starpulse Task Force) collects and displays the most interesting comments made on some of the more ridiculous news stories and topics on the website. There is no system for collecting comments, just the ones that the STF found amusing and entertaining.

News Highlights: In this week's batch there were a lot of remarks about the "Lohan Lesbo" Story, The "ageless Madonna" and "Sheen V. Richards Sperm War", as well as many observations on Flavor Flav's continuous love life and the "Kirk Cameron Scientology" firestorm. However, the most outrageous and disgraceful story ...
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'Flavor Of Love' Reunion: Flav Proposes To...

May 27th, 2008 10:24am EDT
Flavor Of Love
Ok, this "Flavor Of Love" reunion recap started out much longer, but after much consideration I revamped it to highlight the absolute best parts. Ready? Here it comes:

10. Did you notice his mom and niece in the audience? They were never there before but were for the proposal. YEEAHHH BOYYEEE!

9. Flav's incredible pink suit! Keeping it real!

8. Shy crying because of what reality TV showed her about herself.

7. Hilarious audience member with the horns!

6. Flav's shaved head.

5. Sinceer crying because she really felt Flav.

4. Sinceer and Seezins' near fight.

3. Black had ...
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'Flavor Of Love' Finale: Thing 2 Gets Her Gold Grill

May 20th, 2008 8:44am EDT
Flavor of Love
So because Flav ended up with three girls rather than two after the last elimination (since he brought Thing 2 back) he decided that this episode of "Flavor of Love" he was going to have two eliminations.

All the girls are together having breakfast with Flav, and he pulls out three plane tickets. One is for Paris (even though they are already there), one is for Monaco for a date, and the other is for L.A. for one of the girls to go home. He decides that Thing 2 gets the Paris ticket because he wants her around longer. He ends up sending Sinceer home, and hallelujah! It is about time! ...
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Flavor Flav's Eternal Search For Love Finally Ends In Paris!

May 17th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Flavor Flav
It’s been an endless journey for your boy Flav and three seasons full of ups and downs. But finally, in the City of Lights, it’s time for Flavor Flav to put it all on the line.

On the series’ finale of “Flavor of Love 3” premiering on Monday, May 19 Flav finds himself caught between an undeniable chemistry with one girl and a love connection with the other. With his promise that he’ll “find love or die trying,” this final episode proves to be the most dramatical elimination in “Flavor of Love” history.

Leading up to the series’ grand finale, VH1 will marathon episodes from seas...
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'Flavor Of Love' Episode 6: Who Is Really Here For Flav?

March 19th, 2008 10:50am EDT
Flavor of Love
In the latest "Flavor of Love" episode we get a better feel for which of these girls is really here for Flav and who isn't. The first development on the show was that Myammee went to Flav's room to be with him so that she could step up her game. She showed up in his bathroom with a bikini, and the two shared their first kiss. We then saw Bunz on the phone with someone talking about her electricity bill problem, stating that she owes $300 plus in bill money.

A later phone call involved Seezins picking up the phone to hear Rayna calling on the other line, telling her that there are thing...
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'Flavor Of Love': Not Every Bump On Someone's Face Is Herpes

March 4th, 2008 10:27am EST
Flav
Since there are still too many girls for Flav to get to know on "Flavor of Love," he had to do yet another competition. Flav was roasted on Comedy Central, so he thought it would be funny for the girls to do their own Flavorettes Roast. The host of this event was the lovely Sommore, who is an incredible actress/comedian.

Team 1 consisted of Shy, Thing 1 and 2 (and boy do I have something to say to Flav about them), Prancer, Myammee, and Sinceer. Team 2 consisted of Bunz, Grayvee, Bee Ex, Hotlanta, and Seezins. It may be safe to assume that Team 1 had an edge based on the fact that the...
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This Season's 'Flavor Of Love' Seems Flimsy

February 26th, 2008 9:31am EST
Flavor Of Love
Well, it took him three seasons on "Flavor Of Love," but Flav is finally getting the hang of booting the morons. Flav started out with 14 girls in the house, 13 if you count the twins as one...which he has been. More on the twins later.

In the past, Flav has said that no matter what these other girls were saying about each other, he was always going to go to the source to find out for sure. In the case of Ice, that's exactly what he did. She may have dug her own grave and committed career suicide in the process, but she was upfront about it on the very first episode. He asked her why s...
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'Flavor of Love 3': Keep Your Eyes On Hotlanta

February 22nd, 2008 11:10am EST
Flavor Flav
Two seasons ago, Flavor Flav began his search for his one true love on "The Flavor Of Love." His first season ended briefly after Hoopz announced at the reunion, “It’s like that but it’s not like that.” It didn’t matter that the two didn’t work out; everyone was just relieved to see that he didn’t pick New York. As crazy as the two of them are, no one really wanted a lunatic to win. After all, she ended up with Tailor Made after two seasons of I Love New York. As for season two, does anyone really know what happened to Deelishis?

Word on the street is that he didn’t give her a single c...
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CMT's 'Gone Country' Is Surprisingly Entertaining

February 11th, 2008 9:35am EST
Dee Snider
"Gone Country," a show in which mostly washed-up singers are resurrected as country stars, is the first show, to my knowledge, on CMT that I've watched in its entirety. I wouldn't call myself a country fan by any means, and at first glance this didn't seem like an appealing show at all. That was until I saw the lineup of goof balls that they had enlisted:

Dee Snider: He's the cross-dressing front man of Twisted Sister whose last major hit was over 20 years ago. I "met" him once in Chicago. He was going through a revolving door with me. I threw some metal horns at him with my hand...
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Trashy Reality Shows Feature Drunken Escapades, Showmances & More

February 7th, 2008 10:27am EST
Rock of Love
Reality TV is an obsession. It's not just typical of American culture, either. Many countries delight in humiliating common folks. That, of course, is the allure. It could be any of us. It could be your sister or brother on TV, hooking up with two people while being broadcast in night vision. Or it could be you.

Following are some of the trashiest and most salacious offerings you can currently find on TV. When is the writers' strike over? Oh, that's right. Guess I'll keep watching.

Big Brother

The King of Trash, in my opinion. I love this show, and I am sad to report that I st...
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Flavor Flav Attempts To Find Love For The Third Time

January 25th, 2008 10:07am EST
Flavor Flav
Since the beginning of time women have been drawn to men of great charm ... men who know how to treat a woman ... men who are well versed in the international language of love.

Now one man has come to stand as example to would-be Romeos across the globe. That man is Flavor Flav. After two unsuccessful attempts at finding love, America's favorite bachelor is back for the last time looking for a girl who has the sophistication to match his A-list lifestyle. The third and final season of "Flavor of Love" premieres on VH1 on Monday, February 11 at 9:00 PM.

This season, every challeng...
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Comedy Central Picks Its Posse For 'The Comedy Central Roast Of Flavor Flav'

July 3rd, 2007 10:23am EDT
Flavor Flav
The clock is tickin' on Rapper, lova and newest Roastee Flavor Flav! Comedy Central is taking a page out of Public Enemy's song book and Flav best be ready because "You're Gonna Get Yours!" Comedian Katt Williams has been tapped as the evening's Roast Master.

The show is being taped at The Warner Brother Studio Lot on Sunday, July 22 in Los Angeles. "The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav" will air on Sunday, August 12 at 10:00 p.m.

This year's Roasters include Carrot Top, Greg Giraldo, Ice-T, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Lampanelli, Bridgett Neilsen, Patton Oswalt, Snoop Dogg, Sommore, a...
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Yeah Boyeee! Comedy Central To Roast Flavor Flav

May 22nd, 2007 9:49am EDT
Flavor Flav
Comedy Central is spicing up this year's Roast with lots of "flava." Rapper and lova Flavor Flav may love NYC but LA is where all the haters will be! The time is ticking on Flavor Flav and his golden smile when he takes the throne as Comedy Central's newest Roastee.

"We only roast the ones we love -- and the world is clearly crazy about this guy. This event will be full of surprises as Flavor Flav is going to experience a whole new kind of love in this Roast," said Elizabeth Porter, senior vice president, specials and talent for Comedy Central.

Flavor Flav, born William J. Drayto...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 16

March 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Flavor Flav
Happy Birthday to "Firefly" actor Alan Tudyk (1971), "Gilmore Girl" Lauren Graham (1967), singer/songwriter Patty Griffin (1964), Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav (1959), Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson (1954), French actress Isabelle Huppert (1953), English stage star Kate Nelligan (1950), stage actor Victor Garber (1949), "ChiPs" actor Erik Estrada (1949), low-budget director David Cronenberg (1943), outlaw country artist Jerry Jeff Walker (1942), game show host Chuck Woolery (1940), "Last Tango in Paris" director Bernardo Bertolucci (1940), folk-rocker Fred Neil (1936; d. 2001), comedian/act...
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"Flavor Of Love" The Complete Unrated Second Season Comes To DVD Nov. 28; Win It!

November 20th, 2006 10:30am EST
Flavor Flav
In "Flavor of Love," 20 single women from all walks of life, selected for their expressed love for former Public Enemy frontman Flavor Flav, move into a "phat crib" in Los Angeles and vie for his affection. With help and advice from his hip-hop buddies and a lady friend "on the inside", Flav will date all of the women, weed out the "gold diggers" and "video chicks" who are only after his fame and fortune... and in the end will choose his one true love... for the second time.

Enter Here To Win It!

Find lots more about Flavor Flav here on Starpulse!
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New CD Reviews, October 31, 2006 (The Who, Lil' Wayne, Lady Sovereign, Deftones & more)

October 31st, 2006 12:02pm EST
The Who - Endless Wire
New releases this week include albums from legends The Who, a Cash Money collaboration featuring Birdman and Lil' Wayne, the debuts from pint-sized UK rapper Lady Sovereign and American Idol winner Kellie Pickler, plus many more. Keep reading for reviews & info on this week's new CDs...

Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
Public Warning is stunning, better than the hype machine could ever paint it, with jaw-dropping, busy production and sharp, spunky lyrics that whiz by and back up this pint-sized rebel's serious b-girl stance. Read review...

The Who - Endless Wire
No, Endless Wire is no...
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Season 2 of 'Flavor of Love' Debuts Sunday

August 5th, 2006 9:00am EDT
Flavor Flav
Set your clocks as VH1's smash hit "Flavor of Love" returns for its second season on Sunday, August 6, at 10 p.m. on VH1. In the extended 90-minute season two premiere viewers meet the 20 new ladies competing for Flavor Flav's heart.

Even more outrageous and sexy, these girls are brassy, bold and determined to get their man – at any cost.

Throughout the episode Flav gives all the girls his trade mark nicknames and spends quality time getting to know them to determine who gets a clock and whose "time is up." From the first five minutes to the final thirty seconds, this is a series...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 16

March 16th, 2006 3:00am EST
Flavor Flav
Happy Birthday to "Firefly" actor Alan Tudyk (1971), "Gilmore Girl" Lauren Graham (1967), singer/songwriter Patty Griffin (1964), Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav (1959), Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson (1954), French actress Isabelle Huppert (1953), English stage star Kate Nelligan (1950), stage actor Victor Garber (1949), "ChiPs" actor Erik Estrada (1949), low-budget director David Cronenberg (1943), outlaw country artist Jerry Jeff Walker (1942), game show host Chuck Woolery (1940), "Last Tango in Paris" director Bernardo Bertolucci (1940), folk-rocker Fred Neil (1936; d. 2001), comedian/act...
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Yeah, Boyeee! New VH1 Reality Show Helps Flavor Flav Find Love

December 12th, 2005 3:34pm EST
Flavor Flav
You may remember him from VH1's hit shows "The Surreal Life 3" and "Strange Love," but just when you thought you heard your last "Yeah, Boyeee!" VH1 is hitting you with a third dose of the Public Enemy hype-man who made sporting big clock necklaces famous. Flavor Flav is back once again, this time as an eligible bachelor where women will try to win his heart in the new series "Flavor of Love," premiering Sunday, January 1 at 10:00 PM (ET/PT). The series can also be seen on VH1.com at "The VSpot" on December 25.

After his failed romance with Brigitte Nielsen, Flavor Flav is ready for a...
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