Author Archives: Lilit Marcus

‘The Challenge’ Awards: Don’t Mock Your Reality TV Castmate for Being on Reality TV

'The Challenge' Awards: Don't Mock Your Reality TV Castmate for Being on Reality TV

This week, the remaining Challengers leave Costa Rica and head to Buenos Aires, Argentina, which our girl Jenn pronounces “Bwaynos Airies.” We’re down to four guys’ teams and three girls’ teams. I guess that means TJ isn’t living in Mel Gibson‘s house anymore. When you watch this show on MTV.com, there are little popups for each section of the episode, and the one for the first ten minutes is “The cast goes mental in Argentina.” Which is always a good way to start. More »

‘Teen Mom 2′ Dad Corey Simms Reportedly Hooked Up with ’16 and Pregnant’ Mom Nikkole Paulun

'Teen Mom 2' Dad Corey Simms Reportedly Hooked Up with '16 and Pregnant' Mom Nikkole Paulun

Well, it looks like the Teen Mom franchise is about to get as incestuous as the Real World one. The Teen Mom Talk website is reporting that Corey Simms, the aw-shucks camo-loving guy who married Leah Messer in the season finale of Teen Mom 2, has hooked up with another MTV star. Corey, who has twin daughters with estranged wife Leah, supposedly flirted with Nikkole Paulun (pictured), a cast member from the second season of 16 and Pregnant, via Facebook and arranged some travel so that they could “spend time together.” More »

‘Bachelorette’ Ashley Hebert Will Convert to Judaism to Marry JP Rosenbaum

'Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert Will Convert to Judaism to Marry JP Rosenbaum

Although religion is a topic that The Bachelor/ette mostly stays away from, Ashley Hebert will reportedly convert to Judaism before marrying her fiancee, JP Rosenbaum. The couple, who got engaged on this week’s Bachelorette finale, were bound by the show’s contract not to have much contact with each other and thus spoil the ending, so they’ve been constantly in touch on Skype. And one of the topics that came up was apparently religion. More »

‘The Challenge’ Host TJ Lavin Is Living In Mel Gibson’s House

'The Challenge' Host TJ Lavin Is Living In Mel Gibson's House

While the cast members on The Challenge: Rivals are busy being drunken morons, what is host TJ Lavin doing? He gets his own nice digs far away from the cast, and this time, he’s staying at Mel Gibson‘s house in Costa Rica. Like, the very same house where Mel invited Britney Spears and her dad to hang out when she was recovering from the whole shaved-head incident. TJ’s assistant is there (TJ was in a bad accident last fall and is still recovering), but I hope he gets to invite some friends to hang out or something since it seems like a waste to be in that huge beautiful house by yourself. More »

Classmates Accuse ‘Teen Mom’ Maci Bookout of Committing a Hit and Run

Classmates Accuse 'Teen Mom' Maci Bookout of Committing a Hit and Run

On this week’s episode of Teen Mom, there was a scene where Maci Bookout drove to the college she attends and met up with ex-boyfriend Ryan in the parking lot to drop off their son Bentley. What we apparently didn’t see was that Maci was responsible for a hit and run in the parking lot before the scene was filmed. Several of Maci’s Chattanooga State classmates witnessed the incident, caught footage on smartphones, and made a video about it. More »

Interview: ‘Jersey Shore’ Producer SallyAnn Salsano Talks About Life After the Shore

Interview: 'Jersey Shore' Producer SallyAnn Salsano Talks About Life After the Shore

The fourth season of Jersey Shore kicks off tonight on MTV, but it’s a bittersweet moment. For those of us who have been following the news, we already know that season five just wrapped filming and that the cast won’t be returning. SallyAnn Salsano, the show’s executive producer and a proud lifelong Guidette, told Crushable about her plans for the future and what she thinks the cast should do once their Shore days are over. More »

Parenting Lessons from ‘Teen Mom’: Crying Proves You Love Your Kid

Parenting Lessons from 'Teen Mom': Crying Proves You Love Your Kid

I normally hate the “previously on” segments of any show I watch regularly, but this week’s previouslies did contain two awesome things I’d forgotten about: the fact that Sophia’s middle name is Laurent because Farrah wanted to name her daughter after Sophia Loren and couldn’t spell it right, and that Belden Lineman T-shirt that Gary used to wear in every single episode is finally back on the show. Oh, Teen Mom season 1, how I miss thee. This week, it’s Halloween. More »

Ashley Hebert’s Sister Chrystie Corns Was On an Episode of ‘Extreme Couponing’

Ashley Hebert's Sister Chrystie Corns Was On an Episode of 'Extreme Couponing'

When Ashley Hebert‘s sister Chrystie Corns showed up to meet her sibling’s potential spouses on The Bachelorette Monday night, I got the impression that she was trying to get camera time for herself. Maybe that wasn’t such a bad guess- the Kat Von D lookalike has already tried her hand at reality TV by appearing on an episode of TLC’s Extreme Couponing. More »

Video: ’16 and Well-Adjusted’ Is the New ’16 and Pregnant’

Video: '16 and Well-Adjusted' Is the New '16 and Pregnant'

For those of you who managed to graduate from high school without a baby in tow and feel like you’re missing out on the reality TV money that Amber Portwood is bringing in for having made bad life decisions, you can now feel better about yourself. 16 and Pregnant has a new spinoff, 16 and Well-Adjusted, which is about girls who turn 16, don’t get pregnant, don’t punch their boyfriends on national television, and go to class once in a freaking while. More »

Love Lessons from ‘The Bachelorette’: Let a Dude Propose Before You Dump Him

Love Lessons from 'The Bachelorette': Let a Dude Propose Before You Dump Him

It’s the finale of The Bachelorette! After weeks of watching Ashley Hebert humiliate herself on live TV and eventually winnow a group of guys down to some pretty cute ones, last night’s 33 hour finale episode finally brought an end to the season. In case you forgot, we’re down to two gentlemen – Ben “Beneff” F and JP. In the preview clip, there are roughly 27 “amazing”s, 41 “put myself out there”s and 99 “connection”s. More »