By Amie Ferris-Rotman The Washington Post Mon., Sept. 3, 2018 MOSCOW—Vladimir Putin can add a new skill to his resume: reality TV star. A new series launched Sunday evening on state television, focusing on the Russian leader’s weekly activities. The one-hour show, called “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin,” comes as Putin suffers one of his largest dips in popularity for years. While Putin appears almost daily on state television, a show of this type is uncharted territory for the leader. Putin is shown speaking to gifted teenagers about the inner workings of diplomacy in the program and also attending the funeral of beloved crooner Iosif Kobzon, the Russian “Frank Sinatra” who died last week at age 80. Viewers are also treated to never-seen-before footage of Putin’s vacation last month to Siberia. The 65-year-old leader is shown puffing up a mountain with a hiking staff, collecting wild berries in his chest pocket and watching wildlife … [Read more...] about Russian President Vladimir Putin is now a reality TV star
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caption Bethenny Frankel is all about the hustle. source Gary Gershoff/Getty Bethenny Frankel is a reality TV star and a successful businesswoman. She stars on the show “Real Housewives of New York,” and has been in other Bravo series. Her exact net worth is unknown. But in 2011, she sold Skinnygirl Cocktails for a reported $100 million. Since then, she’s expanded Skinnygirl into a global lifestyle brand. Frankel is currently in the news because of the sudden death of her on-again, off-again boyfriend Dennis Shields. On Friday, Bethenny Frankel’s on-again-off-again-boyfriend, Dennis Shields, was found dead in his apartment, of a suspected overdose. Shields had made multiple appearances on “The Real Housewives of New York,” the reality TV show in which Frankel stars. Frankel had said of their relationship, “It’s like a partnership where if we’re not being teammates and it’s not working … [Read more...] about The life and career of Bethenny Frankel, a reality TV star and businesswoman who sold her company for $100 million
By Kenyon Wallace Investigative Reporter Fri., May 11, 2018 This article is part of the Star’s trust initiative, where, every week, we take readers behind the scenes of our journalism. This week, we look at how Debra Yeo approaches her coverage of reality TV. “If it bleeds, it leads” is a common expression in journalism credited to journalist Eric Pooley, who wrote the phrase in a 1989 New York Magazine piece entitled “Grins, Gore and Videotape — The Trouble with Local TV News.” There’s no doubt that “bad” news often features prominently in coverage, and has done so throughout the history of journalism. But it’s also the case that not all news is bad news. Besides informing and educating readers, news can, and should, entertain. Editors at the Star make a deliberate attempt to balance the bad news with content that is lighthearted, fun, and entertaining. Case in point: deputy entertainment editor … [Read more...] about The Star’s reality TV scribe keeps it real
By Shinan Govani Star Columnist Fri., Feb. 23, 2018 I once took Omarosa for a haircut. At 11:30 at night. Lost in the crevices of my memory — it’s amazing what gets buried during a lifetime of gallivanting — the vignette only rose up again rather recently, while watching America’s consummate villain morph, amazingly, into a surrogate for her boss from The Apprentice when he ran for prez; eventually move into a staff position at the White House; summarily lose said position in classic operatic fashion and then live to tell the tale (or spill the tea, as the kids say) over the last couple of weeks on Celebrity Big Brother. My time with the schemer — scanning my own archives — started one eve in 2005, at Sassafraz here in Toronto, where I went to interview Omarosa and, whereupon, she talked piously about Eleanor Roosevelt (yes, really), and ended with a night out on the town (because: YOLO). At one point, running into … [Read more...] about Omarosa has gone from reality TV to the White House and back again. What comes next?
By Lorraine Ali Los Angeles Times Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 He’s plucked countless porcupine quills from the snouts of dogs, delivered calves in snowstorms and castrated a petite house cat and a two-tonne bull in the same day. There isn’t much that rural veterinarian Jan Pol, 75, hasn’t seen or done in a half-century of practising animal medicine in and around his Weidman, Mich., clinic. Reindeer with a head cold? Check. Dog with a chronic erection? Check. But even weirder than that case of the bovine with a fifth leg is the twist his career has taken over the last seven years. Read more: The Bachelor Winte Games cast comes from all over the world and it’s love, not medals, they’re after Article Continued Below Big Brother Canada and Arisa Cox are back March 7 Keeping Up With the Kardashians: the next generation? While most of Pol’s peers have long since retired, the no-nonsense, Dutch American doctor who can fashion a … [Read more...] about Dr. Pol, rural veterinarian, is the most unlikely star on reality TV