January 18, 2014 |
Yeah, this isn't going to end well for you, Juan Pablo. America may have fallen for ABC's new "Bachelor" when the long-running reality show debuted with strong ratings this month, but I have a feeling the love affair will end swiftly after viewers get wind of what JuanPabs thinks about gay people. Here's what went down. Juan Pablo Galavis attended an ABC party Friday evening and made the rounds talking to various members of the media. (He posted some pictures from the event on his Twitter account.)
January 17, 2014 |
Before Dana White turned the Ultimate Fighting Championship into an international powerhouse as the company's president/promoter, he was a boxing trainer in Boston. He returns to those roots in producing “The Fighters,” which will debut on The Discovery Channel on Thursday night at 9. Eight episodes are scheduled. “If you've ever been around the boxing world, you know there's a ton of crazy characters,” White said. “To look at the inside world of boxing, it's crazy, and we started with Boston.
January 13, 2014 |
A new study concludes that the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" reduced teenage births by nearly 6% in the year and a half after the show started airing, countering concerns that the popular show has glamorized teen motherhood. Teen motherhood has plummeted over the last two decades, hitting a record low last year. Advocacy groups believe sex education and the economic downturn have helped bring down the numbers, but researchers had yet to examine whether pop culture was also steering teens away from parenthood.
January 10, 2014 |
Sarah Palin brought some of that polar vortex feeling to the winter TV press tour in Pasadena on Friday morning. The former vice presidential candidate blew into town carrying a simple message from the frozen hinterlands: Watch her new show, "Amazing America," which will begin airing on the small cable network Sportsman Channel in the spring. She had other messages, of course, conveyed during a sit-down breakfast with reporters who later rose from their chairs to swarm the former Alaska governor as she made her way out of the small ballroom at the Langham Hotel.
December 23, 2013 |
Yet another commentary about “Duck Dynasty,” and it's hard for me to believe I'm the one writing it. But the brouhaha over the racist and anti-gay comments made by someone I assume is kind of the star of the reality show (because I've never seen it and this hasn't aroused my interest enough to do so) has to, at some point, lead to these questions: Who cares? Why should the comments of a man with no real clout cause such an uproar? Take it a step further: The Internet, for all its blessings, also has this uncanny ability to whip people into sharing, posting, tweeting, blogging, commenting and otherwise hyping one another into a frenzy even over something as low level as a solitary man with an opinion or two, as though we're not all people with opinions.
December 20, 2013 |
Ronda Rousey clearly prefers being a movie star to a reality star, but at least she'll be able to write her own ending. Rousey, the Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion from Venice, will defend her belt against rival Miesha Tate on Dec. 28 at UFC 168 in Las Vegas. Before Rousey, 26, went off to star in the coming installments of “The Expendables” alongside Sylvester Stallone in Bulgaria, and “The Fast and the Furious,” she endured filming the UFC's “The Ultimate Fighter” reality television series with Tate (13-4)