More Reality Shows Coming to Town
Just wanna start by apologizing for not being able to blog past few days. Was way busy pulling together the Jerry Springer/"Dancing with the Stars" story for today.
The Springer story:
The story about daughter Katie:
More about Jerry later. I want to hear your take on him.
But first a couple of items of note...
We still must be at or near the center of the Reality TV Universe, with two more shows coming to town.
--Casting directors from "The Real World" and "The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Fresh Meat" will be at the Holy Grail,
--Mark Burnett’s AOL online Gold Rush game (http://goldrush.aol.com), promoted by CBS, comes to
Each week viewers of the Internext game are asked to answer 13 questions from CBS TV shows, AOL sites or other pop culture sources. Three weekly winners are sent to one of 12 cities for physical and mental reality challenges hosted by Mark Steines ("Entertainment Tonight"). They are taped and streamed later on AOL.com, says Gold Rush publicist Justin Kazmark.
The top finisher in each of the 12 cities wins $100,000. Six of the semi-finalists will gather in late November and compete for $1 million in gold from Burnett, "The Apprentice" and "Survivor" producer.
Bachelor mystery solved
Now I know why no local hotel employees called to say that Andrea Shirley from “The Bachelor:
Mike Shirley, her father, told me that Andrea, a 1996
ABC also is stretching the truth about its new bachelor, Italian Prince Lorenzo Borghese. From watching last night, it’s clear that he doesn’t speak much Italian; left
Bengals video shoot tonight
If you know big Bengals fans, remind them about Bootsy Collins’ shoot today at Annie’s,
Springer’s Last Dance?
No, I don’t think so. Not with ABC playing up Jerry Springer learning to waltz for his daughter Katie’s wedding on "Dancing with the Stars" tonight (8-9:30 pm., Ch. 9). The taped piece from rehearsal, before he competes, will be all about that, says Izzie Pick, co-executive producer.
"I don’t think anybody could help but fall in love with him this week," she says.
Look for Katie in the audience cheering for him, her first time at the show. And don’t be surprised if he survives another week – unless he falls on his face tonight. My guess is he goes home in a week or two.
I know folks either love Springer or hate him. (Sort of like Leno).
Some see him as embodying the spirit of “DWTS,” the poor schlub who’s doing the best he can with what he has. Others see him as a TV's worst sleazemonger.
What’s your take on him? Got a favorite Springer story from his Cincinnati politics/TV days?