NEW YORK (AP) – Buzz-worthy reality shows are often a ticket to riches for cable networks, even when the shows seem to have little to do with the network’s reason for being. So why shouldn’t CNBC get in on the action?
Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks Suzy Unger, who is one of the pioneers of reality TV and has been a dealmaker in the biggest media market in the world. During her twenty-seven years in the business, she has had the unfailing instinct to discover great talent including Rosie O’Donnell, Kathie Griffin, Matt Lauer, D.L. Hughley, and Ryan Seacrest. She also has the legendary ability to sell anything and to develop projects for her clients.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three people were killed Sunday in a pre-dawn helicopter crash in a rural area of northern Los Angeles County while filming for a new reality TV show for the Discovery Channel.
Reality television takes a a lot of flak, with studies and parenting experts pointing the finger at the likes of MTV’s “Jersey Shore,” E!’s “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” and Bravo’s “Real Housewives” franchise for […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – An appellate court said a trial judge erred in dismissing conspiracy convictions against Anna Nicole Smith’s psychiatrist and manager, a ruling that defense attorneys said could send the case in different […]
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – South Korean rapper PSY finds his success with “Gangnam Style” so unreal that he wonders if he’s being tricked into believing it – like Jim Carrey in “The Truman Show.” […]
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – A New Jersey lawmaker wants towns to have a say in the filming of reality TV shows within their boundaries before a Situation develops. Ocean County Republican Assemblyman Ronald Dancer […]
Actress and model Shannon Tweed-Simmons will be on a panel at the California Women’s Conference titled, “Relationships in Reality.” The wife of KISS bandmember Gene Simmons joined KFWB’s Penny Griego and Phil Hulett to talk […]
(AP) – For Chad Johnson, a weekend confrontation with his wife has led to repercussions beyond a misdemeanor charge and NFL unemployment. VH1 pulled the series “Ev and Ocho” from its schedule, citing “the seriousness […]