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‘Naked Attraction’ Boss Responds to U.S. Controversy, Explains Nude Casting Process

By now you’ve seen, or at least heard about, Max’s controversial reality sensation Naked Attraction. You likely have some questions (and, boy, so did we). Below, the show’s executive producer Darrell Olsen has answers — from what it’s like to audition as a contestant on the show, to what goes down behind the scenes, to […]

‘Golden Bachelor’ Premiere: Gerry Turner on Meeting the Women, What Embarrassed Him and One Thing He Would Change

[This story contains spoilers from the series premiere of ABC’s The Golden Bachelor.] After years of anticipation, the series premiere of The Golden Bachelor finally arrived on ABC, and America got to know Gerry Turner on his journey to find another great love of his life. Turner, the 72-year-old retired restaurateur from Indiana, met the […]

‘Naked Attraction’ Surges to Become Max’s “Most Popular” Show

The people have spoken, and they want to see the peen. Naked Attraction has surged to capture the top spot on Max streaming service’s “Most Popular” series list a week after its U.S. release. That’s pretty impressive for a 7-year-old British reality show that was added to Max with zero fanfare on Sept. 20. Media […]

‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Stars Michael Allio, Danielle Maltby End Relationship

Bachelor in Paradise standouts Michael Allio and Danielle Maltby have split up after finding love on the beach during the most recent season of the ABC dating series. Allio, who was first introduced to Bachelor franchise viewers while competing on Katie Thurston’s The Bachelorette season that aired in 2020, was a guest on Monday’s episode […]

Spencer and Heidi Pratt on Extending Their “16th Minute” of Fame With New Podcast and Why They Hope Reality Stars Don’t Unionize

The phrase “15 minutes of fame” simply doesn’t apply to Spencer and Heidi Pratt, the husband-and-wife reality star duo better known as “Speidi” since they began dating during the second season of the Laguna Beach spinoff The Hills. Since those early 2000s MTV reality docuseries days, the couple, who eloped in Mexico on Nov. 20, […]

Tom Sandoval Considered Not Returning to ‘Vanderpump Rules,’ Says Filming New Season “Sucked”: “It Was Very Isolating and Hard”

Following the explosive “Scandoval” season of Vanderpump Rules, the hit Bravo reality series recently finished filming its forthcoming 11th season — with Tom Sandoval and without Raquel Leviss — and Sandoval is speaking out on returning to the show after becoming its biggest villain. Sandoval and Leviss caught the world’s attention when it was revealed […]

Broadcasters Are Chasing Docu-Series Over Feature Documentaries, Says Canadian Report

As U.S. streamers like Netflix and Amazon Prime make greater inroads into the Canadian market, a stateside trend has shown up north of the border: Less local coin for feature documentaries as broadcasters chase docu-series. The Documentary Organization of Canada, releasing its latest Get Real report on Sept. 12, said local TV networks are backing […]

Bethenny Frankel Says Bravo, Andy Cohen “Likely Despises” Her for Trying to Unionize Reality TV

Bethenny Frankel is sharing more details on her efforts to push for the unionization of reality TV as well as some of the challenges she has faced along the way. In a recent episode of the Literally! With Rob Lowe podcast, the former Real Housewives of New York star admitted that while she was surprised […]

‘Bachelor’ Alum Matt James Reacts to Mom Patty Competing on ‘The Golden Bachelor’

The Bachelor alum Matt James is sharing his support for his mom, Patty Cuculo James, on her journey to compete for the affections of Gerry Turner, the first-ever lead on ABC’s The Golden Bachelor. Among the 22 women revealed Wednesday as they get set to vie for Turner’s final rose is Cuculo James, 70, who […]

‘Love Island USA’ EP Goes Behind the Scenes of Season 5: “Want It to Feel Like the Best Summer Vacation”

[This story includes spoilers from season five of Love Island USA.] It was another summer of love, heartbreak, intense emotions and dramatic moments as season five of Love Island USA wraps up. The Peacock series, which saw Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland return as host, follows a group of singles who come to stay in the Love […]

Bravo Says Reality TV Stars Can Break NDAs to Disclose “Unlawful Acts in the Workplace”

As the threat of legal action looms, Bravo is clarifying that reality TV stars can break their nondisclosure agreements when it pertains to “unlawful acts in the workplace.” A spokesperson for the network shared in a statement with The Hollywood Reporter Friday, “Confidentiality clauses are standard practice in reality programming to prevent disclosure of storylines […]

Real Drama Hits Reality TV Amid the Strikes: NDAs, Union Organizing Talk — And Lawsuits, Too?

As the fall broadcast season approaches without a resolution of the writers and actors strikes, conventional wisdom suggests the networks may dial up their reality TV programming, just as they have during past strikes. But this time around, the unscripted genre is at an inflection point as it grapples with labor issues and NDAs. Real […]