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Orange is the new slut: Probing “The Hotwives of Orlando”

July 16, 2014
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Orange is the new slut: Probing “The Hotwives of Orlando”

One of the pleasures of living in a tertiary market is recognizing that your city’s very name is a universally understood punchline. This is one of the ace cards held by The Hotwives of Orlando, the reality-series parody that became available yesterday on Hulu. As the first episode opens, an unseen narrator welcomes us...
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DJ Brian Dawe says relationship with Farrah Abraham was fake

January 2, 2014
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DJ Brian Dawe says relationship with Farrah Abraham was fake

A few months ago, we talked to local DJ and star of VH1′s reality show Master of the Mix, Brian Dawe, about his work and his relationship with another reality-TV star, Teen Mom’s Farrah Abraham. At the time, the tabloids were posting suspiciously staged-looking paparazzi photos of the couple walking around Lake Eola Park,...
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And … cue foreboding underscore: Hell’s Kitchen comes to a city near you.

June 17, 2013
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And … cue foreboding underscore: Hell’s Kitchen comes to a city near you.

Because we haven’t gotten our fill (pun intended) after 11 seasons of Sir Gordon Ramsay’s culinary clusterf*ck of a reality television show, we alert you to the upcoming Miami auditions for Season 12.
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Orlando “jumping bean” wows SYTYCD judges, heads to Vegas for semifinals

June 4, 2013
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Reality-TV junkies and local artsy-fartsies alike now have a reason to tune in to SYTYCD on Tuesday nights: to see three-year veteran of the Orlando Ballet Sebastian Serra compete for a spot on the national dancing competition show.
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Photo gallery: DIY pub crawl in Hannibal Square

April 10, 2013
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Blood Orangetini at Dexter's

Not only do the drinking spots in Hannibal Square offer comfortable outdoor seating, but they are all located within a few short blocks of each other along New England Avenue.
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld lands in Orlando for double-header stand-up tour stop

January 19, 2013
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld lands in Orlando for double-header stand-up tour stop

As a recent New York Times Magazine cover spread on Seinfeld described, the observational humorist spent the last decade or so focused on his stand-up comedy, appearing at low-key gigs in New York and perpetually crafting seamless punch lines.
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Video Interview with Laura Tyler from SyFy’s “Face Off”

September 25, 2012
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Video Interview with Laura Tyler from SyFy’s “Face Off”

Out of the flood of reality competition shows deluging our airwaves in recent years, one of most artistic and least obnoxious has been Face Off on the SyFy Network. Like a latex-laden spin on Project Runway, Face Off tasks its makeup artist contestants with designing and constructing a menagerie of colorful creatures, which are...
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Will Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd finally get his own reality TV show?

August 22, 2011
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Will Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd finally get his own reality TV show?

It was only a matter of time: outspoken, moralizing Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has finally been offered his own reality TV show by a Lakeland-based production company. According to the Lakeland Ledger, Judd is giving the proposal some serious thought: “I’m torn between doing it without disrupting our work and if it’s good...
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Today, the SAT; tomorrow, Paranormal State

March 18, 2011
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Today, the SAT; tomorrow, Paranormal State

I’m always amused by the argument that watching TV is unhealthy for kids. For half a century, I’ve heard supposed experts claim that children need to be pursuing more salutary activities — like sports, which get them out in the nice, fresh air to nab some vital exercise while they learn to bond with...
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