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Reality Shows Kids Watch

With so much unscripted programming on television these days, you might wonder who's watching it. Turns out the answer is: Our kids! Surprise, surprise. A lot of reality shows are being enjoyed by children as young as 7 or 8 years old. Here are so...

"Boys and Girls Alone" Leaves Parenting Out of Reality TV

Some are calling it "Big Brother Junior" or "Lord of the Flies 2009." But no matter what you call it, almost everyone is in agreement that UK reality show Boys and Girls Alone amounts to one thing: The exploitation of kids for ratings. Producers p...

Supernanny not so super says childcare expert

Not everyone loves Nanny Jo, the british star of the series Supernanny. On the show, Jo Frost shows up to help some hapless family with discipline, scheduling, and whatever other issues they might have. Not everyone thinks so highly of the Supernanny...

Baby Borrowers: What about the babies?

I've never been much of a fan of reality TV. Putting ordinary people (who are always prettier or meaner or whinier than anyone person I've ever met) in weird circumstances to show what happens just isn't entertaining to me. I've got kids, I deal with...

Does Joe Simpson want to ruin Ashlee's marriage, too?

There are many who believe that the marriage of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey was doomed the moment they let a camera crew into their home. During a time when most young couples are quietly and privately settling into their newly acquired domestic ...

New reality show features teens babysitting infants

Reality television has truly crossed a line of decency. First there was the CBS show "Kid Nation", that despite not yet being released, has created all sorts of drama regarding child labor laws and child safety while 40 children were left to their ow...

Reality television: the best primetime TV for kids?

Given what's going to happen to me after the rapture (according to an upcoming video game, I'm going to be killed by a group of fundamentalist mercenaries who will give me the choice to be born again, at gunpoint) , I'm always on the lookout for sign...

Late INXS singer to soon have own film

In an effort to prevent any tarnishing or degrading images of the late INXS rocker, Michael Hutchence, several filmmakers are scrambling to get an autobiographical film made. The project, called "Slide Away" after a posthumous collaboration with U2's...

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