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To Ace the SAT, It Pays to Know 'The Situation'

Has your kid studied up on Snookie for the SATs? Credit: Kevin Mazur, Here's another one to add to the parent guilt trip files: You strict types who ban your teens from the voyeurism of reality TV may be stifling your kid'...SAT studying could mean adding reality TV to your kids' homework.

Are There Too Many Teen Moms on TV?

Bristol Palin and MTV's "Teen Mom" stars Maci Bookout and Farrah Abraham have become tabloid darlings. Credit: Astrid Stawiarz, Getty Images
Spurred by the success of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," the "teen mother" genre of television...
Spurred by the success of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom," the "teen mother" genre of television has exploded in recent months.

Harry Hamlin Loves Lisa Rinna and He's Proving it on a New Reality TV Show

Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna put their marriage on display with a new reality show. Credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images
He was a heartthrob on "L.A. Law." She was a bit disturbed on "Melrose Place." In real life, he's reserved and cerebral. She's o...
He's reserved, she's outrageous, but Harry Hamlin and Lisa Rinna, a modern day Desi and Lucy, truly seem to adore each other.

Real-Life Partridge Family Too Wholesome for TV

They're like a real-life Partridge family. Well, except there are four kids instead of five. Plus, the father is still alive. Oh, and they can actually play their own instruments. Other than that, the similaritie...
This musical family is just too happy or...boring...for a reality show. It was a good idea in theory but come on, where's the drama?

A Tabloid Star is Ruining My Name!

My name is Vienna. Unfortunately, this name is shared with the latest winner of the Bachelor, and people do not like her very much. I have heard people saying "I HATE Vienna! She's disgusting! Why would he want HER?" It takes me a while to realize ...

BBC To Blame For New Reality Show, 'Hotter Than My Daughter'

If you thought reality television producers had run out of ideas, you were wrong. The BBC's latest show in the genre? A little something called "Hotter Than My Daughter." The show appears to live up to its title. It features women of a certain a...

Preschool Version of 'Jersey Shore' May Top Original

"Jersey Shore," MTV's latest foray into the reality-TV genre, has spawned plenty of opinion -- from upset New Jersey tourism executives to viewers who swear the show is an accurate portrayal of the lives of Italian-American young adults. But our fa...

Octomom: The Model of Multitasking

The woman behind the mask? Nadya Suleman. Credit: Splash News
Octomom Nadya Suleman -- or as the Brits say, "Octomum" -- was caught in the midst of doing some household chores (cough, posing for the paparrazzi) while balancing a kid in each a...

Tamra Barney: Real Housewife

Tamra Barney is a former stay-at-home mom and real estate agent from Orange County, Calif., who gained fame starring on the Bravo reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Tamra and her husband, Simon Barney, have four children : Ryan, ...

Mark Ballas: Two-Time Dancing With the Stars Champion

Mark Ballas is a professional actor, dancer and musician who became famous after joining the cast of the ABC reality show "Dancing With the Stars" in 2007. Ballas was born on May 24, 1986, in Houston. At a young age, Mark, the only child of Corky ...

Hot New Reality Family Replacing The Gosselins?

The Hayes family, stars of TLC's "Table For 12." Credit: Zave Smith, TLC
Two parents struggling with the ups and downs of raising a large family made up of two pairs of twins and a set of sextuplets: Sound familiar? Meet the Hayes family, stars...

Octomom: Behind the Scenes

Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, has 14 children. She also has financial troubles and a rocky relationship with her mother. But we knew all of that already. What we don't know is what life is like in the Suleman household on a daily basis. Thanks to ...

Celeb Parents Behaving Badly: Travis Barker, Shanna Moakler Twitter Attack

Travis Barker and Shana Moakler in happier days. Credit: Getty Images
Would you take parenting advice from gossip blogger Perez Hilton? Maybe Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and model Shanna Moakler should. Barker recently attacked the parenting...

Jon and Kate Set The Record Straight

In real life, if a couple is having marital problems, they might seek help from a counselor. Or friends. Or just take some time to talk. But in the world of reality TV, they call their publicist. Jon and Kate Gosselin want people to know that thin...

Jon Gosselin Parties With Co-Eds - Well-Deserved Break or Big Mistake?

Every man needs an occasional break from his wife and kids. And when you have sextuplets, twins and a wife like Kate Gosselin, odds are you really need some time off. Reality TV dad Jon Gosselin apparently agrees. According to Star Magazine, the "Jon...


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