Tag: Reality Television

How ‘2 Lizards’ and Meriem Bennani Captured the Essence of 2020

Since 2016, Bennani has been engaged in what she calls a speculative documentary — a series of videos about a fictitious island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean she calls the Caps. The idea began to suggest itself when the Trump administration was cracking down on migrants. Bennani was on a research jag, obsessively […]

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Josh Duggar of ‘19 Kids and Counting’ Goes on Trial in Child Pornography Case

Josh Duggar, who gained celebrity on the TLC reality show “19 Kids and Counting” as the eldest sibling of a brimming family guided by conservative Christian values, went on trial Tuesday in Arkansas on federal child pornography charges. Mr. Duggar, 33, appeared in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville, Ark., for the first day of jury […]

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Colton Underwood Comes Out and Comes Clean

An executive producer on the series, Underwood knows he has privilege and a platform, which is why he said he sought counsel from people who aren’t white gay cisgender men, including Nicole Garcia, a transgender Latina pastor. In an email, Garcia said Underwood could be a role model, especially to let young athletes know they […]

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The Art of Botox

The internet has conscripted us into the construction and manipulation of our own images, so that the idea of wearing some kind of mask — whether through plastic surgery, Instagram filter, online avatar or cloak of irony — no longer reads as unnatural, but rather as broadly relatable. At the same time, social media has […]

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Ex-‘Apprentice’ Contestant Drops Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

A woman who appeared as a contestant on “The Apprentice,” the reality television show Donald J. Trump hosted before he ran for president, has agreed to end her defamation lawsuit against him, her lawyers said on Friday. The woman, Summer Zervos, filed the suit in 2017 after Mr. Trump accused her of lying when she […]

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Li Yundi Is Detained in China on Suspicion of Prostitution

A prominent Chinese pianist, Li Yundi, has been detained on prostitution suspicion in Beijing, state-run news outlets in China reported on Thursday. Mr. Li, 39, who had gained celebrity in China as a performer and a reality television personality, was accused of soliciting a 29-year-old woman, according to People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the […]

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Li Yundi Is Detained in China on Suspicion of Prostitution

A prominent Chinese pianist, Li Yundi, has been detained on prostitution suspicion in Beijing, state-run news outlets in China reported on Thursday. Mr. Li, 39, who had gained celebrity in China as a performer and a reality television personality, was accused of soliciting a 29-year-old woman, according to People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the […]

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How Erika Girardi Dominated ‘Real Housewives’ This Season

Filing a lawsuit is one thing. Collecting on it is an entirely different matter. Mr. Richards, in an interview, acknowledged it’s unlikely that Ms. Girardi’s assets — clothes, jewelry and other items — are worth anything close to $25 million. Mr. Richards said he does not want to hurt Ms. Girardi and is open to […]

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