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Dying to see my 20/20 interviews back to back? Well, here’s your chance. I’m not one for shamelessly plugging all the press I’ve been getting lately, but I will unabashedly promote my mad WordPress skills. Yes, I actually figured out how to upload videos and audio onto my Press Love section of my blog. I wouldn’t want all that hard work to go unnoticed, so check it out… and if it tickles your fancy, watch me chat it up with some media folks about all things reality TV.
Watch this interview with me on 20/20 that aired Friday night, talking about why Reality Show hopefuls lie to get on TV… and why that is a REALLY BAD IDEA!
And, watch America’s Got Talent tonight to see if they mention the Tim Poe-calypse media scandal.
In a random twist of fate, I happened to be in New York yesterday when my buds over at 20/20 called me to see if I was available for an interview for tonight’s episode. I was! So I went to ABC studios and sat down with Deborah Roberts – who is absolutely the nicest person I have ever met – and we discussed that huge scandal with Timothy Poe on America’s Got Talent.
If you don’t know the story, Timothy Poe faked being a war hero. The verdict is out as to whether he was also faking a stutter brought on by battle wounds. America and the judges loved his story when he auditioned for the show, and it turns out, he was actually a pretty good singer. But when it got out that he lied, the shit hit the fan.
Deborah and I chatted about why Poe would go to such great lengths to get on the show and why some people feel compelled to lie when they run the risk of being found out. Seriously, you can’t hide when you’re on national television!
It’s slated to air tonight at 10/9 on ABC. Hope you catch it!
Tonight’s Bachelorette boldly goes where no Bachelorette has gone before. Except for last season and the season before that. The episode starts with Chris Harrison informing the Bachelors that they’ll be leaving the mansion forever and heading to where they filmed the Hangover 2. Yup, The Bachelorette is going to Thailand.
Once nestled into a cushy resort far away from the grit and grime, Constantine scores the first date card. Rainy weather ruins Ashley’s plan to jet out to a private island and get their Survivor on. Instead, they ditch the boat and head into town where they get matching Mike Tyson face tattoos.
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Did you miss my big network debut last night? Check it out here!
I take the 20/20 cameras – and the lovely Deborah Roberts – behind the scenes at a reality TV casting call audition in the heart of Hollywood, CA.
Got a nice wake up call from Grandma this AM informing me that I’m on Good Morning America! The lovely Deborah Roberts went on the show to talk about tonight’s show!
Check out the teaser clip ”Finding Snooki: Inside Reality-TV Casting Sessions” for tonight’s 20/20 Special: Reality Rules!
It looks like years of casting America’s next great reality show star have finally paid off.
Look for me on a very special 20/20: Reality Rule$: When TV Gets Real.
(Just like Ke$ha!)
Seriously though, I was interviewed by the lovely and charming Deborah Roberts ( and the GREATEST PRODUCER ever – Eric Strauss) a couple of weeks ago in LA on all things reality TV. She popped by for a casting session and got an insiders look on how casting producers find talent.
It was a ton of fun! I hope you all watch tomorrow night on ABC at 10pm/9 Central! Click below for more info!
As per usual, last night’s The Bachelorette did not disappoint. How could it when in the first 30 seconds you were promised flash mobs, freak-outs and fake tears?
Let’s start at the beginning. Bacherlorette Ashley takes Ben, a lawyer from “N’awlins,” to a dance studio where they learn a totally dumb dance. Pop quiz: How do you make an awkward first date even more awkward? Answer: Force your suitor to dance in the middle of a field with hundreds of people watching. Now, how do you make that into good TV? Turn it into a flash mob. That’s exactly what Ashley did. And yes, it was super lame.
The next day, the masked avenger, Jeff, finally reveals what’s under his utterly ridiculous mask. Is it a giant mole? A lazy eye? Nope, just an old guy, according to Ashley.
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