BOULDER, Colo. –
The “Jon & Kate Plus Eight” drama has gone into overdrive, so here’s what else is happening in reality TV news.
Bret Michaels’ facetime
The phrase headbanger got a whole new meaning at last week’s Tony Awards — courtesy of reality TV star Bret Michaels.
Michael’s is the star of TV’s “Rock of Love” franchise and fronts the’80s glam band Poison. Several of the group’s hits are featured in the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages,” so the reality star and his crew opened the Tonys with “Nothin’ But A Good Time.”
Unfortunately, Michaels got clocked on the head by a piece of descending stage scenery. The musician’s injuries included a broken nose and a busted lip.
It’s a good thing that Michaels was wearing his signature hat — and hairweave.
The new cast of VH1’s “Celebrity Rahab 3” was just announced, and Dr. Drew Pinsky has lined up a very interesting crew of addictive personalities.
The new cast includes basketball star Dennis Rodman, “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss, former child actress Mackenzie Phillips, troubled actor Tom Sizemore and Alice in Chains member Mike Starr.
The show is still looking to sign up Lindsay Lohan.
No doubt, the new “Celebrity Rehab” will be one for the books.
Best and worst
Entertainment Weekly recently published its list of best and worst reality shows.
What were they thinking?
The magazine put the ailing “Survivor” on the top of its best-of list, and then added clunkers like “Big Brother,” “Flavor of Love,” and “Jackass”(!?) to its favorites.
Entertainment Weekly did hit the nail on the head by putting “The Amazing Race,” “Project Runway,” “Top Chef” and “The Apprentice” on the list.
The magazine’s list of worst shows was pretty boring.
That said, Reality Bytes has come up with its own Worst Spring Shows of 2009 list.
The roster includes “The Cougar,” “Charm School with Ricki Lake,” “Candy Girls,” “Pretty Wicked” and Justin Timberlake’s “The Phone.”
‘How’d You Get So Rich?’
“Celebrity Apprentice” winner Joan Rivers has a new gig.
The sharp-tongued comedienne will host “How’d You Get So Rich?” on the TV Land network.
The new show features Rivers scouting the country for “richies.” The comedienne will find out how they make their money — and how they spend it.
“How’d You Get So Rich?” debuts Aug. 6.