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'Paris Hilton's My New BFF' Was the Best Worst Reality TV Show

On the tenth anniversary of the MTV show, its producers reveal that the chance to win Hilton's friendship was only ever meant to be a joke—albeit one that nobody got.
Sirin Kale
10.3.18
Culture

'Online Dating' Reality Show Doctor Accused of Drugging and Raping Women

Dr. Grant William Robicheaux, who appeared on a 2014 Bravo show, has been accused of drugging and raping two women, and authorities suspect he may have "many" more victims.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
9.19.18
reality tv

What the 'Vanderpump Rules' Cast Talks About When They Talk About Pasta

Did Lala, James, and Logan literally get into a screaming match about pasta? Or is 'pasta' a code word for cocaine? Or something else entirely? Broadly investigates...
Callie Beusman
1.25.18
Television

The Reality Show that Gaslit Women into Thinking Some Dude Was Prince Harry

With the real Prince Harry due to marry Meghan Markle, we revisit "I Wanna Marry Harry," the 2014 TV series that promised 12 American contestants a shot at true love with a fake royal.
Sirin Kale
12.5.17
tv

'Bachelor in Paradise' Refuses to Talk About Its Toxic Culture

Part two of the season premiere shows the awkward conversation on race, consent, and personal responsibility that took place when when everyone came back after the shut-down.
Gabby Bess
8.16.17
tv

'Bachelor in Paradise' Turns Sexual Misconduct Claims into a Cliffhanger

The premiere episode of "Bachelor in Paradise" tried to traffic in debaucherous summer fun, but the controversy that halted the production in June hung over the set like a dark cloud.
Gabby Bess
8.15.17
tv

'The Bachelorette' Finale Was the Worst Three Hours of Television Ever

What should have been a happy proposal ended up feeling like a death march toward marriage.
Gabby Bess
8.8.17
crime

Your Cheap Kylie Lip Kit Is Probably Fake and Might Be Toxic

You might be tempted by that discount lipstick on eBay, but watch out: Knockoff beauty products are everywhere, and they can have dangerous side effects.
David Woode
8.2.17
reality tv

Is My Obsession with Reality TV Making Me Dramatic and Unhinged?

I have been accused on two separate occasions of being overly dramatic because I watch too much "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," so I consulted experts on whether this wild conspiracy could be true.
Meher Ahmad
7.27.17
tv

Is This the End for Hot Peter on 'The Bachelorette'?

Rachel bucks tradition by turning the "we can finally have sex" episode into the "meet my family" episode before the final three men head to Spain to kick off "fantasy suite" week.
Gabby Bess
7.25.17
tv

'The Bachelorette' Exploits a Messy Family Trauma

This week, Rachel went to visit her suitors' hometowns to take her relationships to "the next level"—but for one contestant, things end in deansaster.
Gabby Bess
7.18.17
Op-Ed

Viewers Don't Want to Watch Tragedy Exploited on Reality TV

Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson are returning for the reunion episode of "Bachelor in Paradise," but history shows bringing public scandals into reality TV after the fact never bodes well.
Mitchell Sunderland
7.13.17