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Category: Reality Shows

The Voice – A Cat for Cee Lo

I don’t usually watch reality TV.  I do my best to stay away from American Idol, The X Factor, all those lousy bachelor shows and the granddaddy of them all – Survivor.  I believe that reality TV has done it’s best to ruin and dumb down the minds of most Americans.  However; while we were up at Kim’s last month, we watched some of this season’s episodes of  The Voice.  I have to admit, I can see the allure.  Blake Shelton is a beautiful site to behold – and he has his country charm and sense of humor up front and center.  The concept that talented people are judged solely for their actual talent and not the way they look does put an interesting spin on the selection process.

And, Cheryl loves the show, so – sad to say – I’ll have to find room for it on our DVR.

Moving on.  While we were watching the show, we noticed that Cee Lo will do his talking to the camera while holding a very beautiful, fluffy white cat.  I asked Kim about it and she said she didn’t understand why he was holding this cat, but she thought it was his.  This morning, I’m flipping through this week’s Entertainment Weekly and there is CeeLo and his cat.  Except, it is not his cat.  It is a rental.  Apparently, you can rent cats (and, I am assuming, other animals).


Dude, you wanted a cat to make you look evil – I’ll get back to that in a moment – and you didn’t want the responsibility of actually owning one?  Personally, I think the producers should’ve gone to an animal shelter and found a cat to rescue rather than rent one.  And, if that couldn’t work out (let’s face it, rescue animals make the best pets, but not necessarily the best actors – Benji is the exception), at least donate some money to a local shelter to make up for the fact that you’re RENTING a cat.  Is it me?  I just find that creepy.

Getting back to a fluffy, white cat making you look evil – seriously?  Because if that is the case, Cee Lo, I’ll see your white fluffy cat and raise you a tailless, black fluffy cat and throw in two more while cats and another black one.  If owning a cat makes you evil, then I’m as evil as you can get.

And the winner is…

You might know this all ready or you might not, but Jennifer Gray won the ABC competition “Dancing with the Stars”. I know the question on your mind is: Where did Bristol place? And, you can find the article that answers that question here.

And, here is the comment I posted there.  I wouldn’t want you to miss it.

And, here we go yet again, spending more time discussing the LOSER of something than the WINNER. Jennifer Gray won the contest both in talent (based on her perfect scores) and in votes. So, why are we discussing Bristol? Why have we decided in this country to celebrate the losers in anything? For another example that proves my point take Sunday’s Green Bay vs Minnesota. The announcers spent so much time discussing Brett Favre and his losing team that they went into a commercial claiming the Vikings were up by 21 points, when they were losing by 21 points. Getting back to DWTS, I have nothing against Bristol Palin but we shouldn’t be discussing her anymore. She lost. Her mother lost an election and she’s in the news every other day. Game over. I’d rather read an article about how Jennifer Gray competed with an injury.

Sarah Palin’s Alaska

It must be Sarah Palin’s day here at Top Of My Head – three articles in one day.  But, the Palins are headline grabbers, so here goes.

According to an article on MSNBC, the ratings for Sarah Palin’s Alaska are down – a lot.  I’m not surprised.  The show received a lot of hype, a lot of attention, Palin is a name, so ratings would be high for the original broadcast.  It isn’t unusual for any reality show to lose viewers.  I was speaking with my friend, Preston, this weekend and he said he couldn’t believe that I wasn’t watching the show.  I told him I wasn’t interested in Sarah Palin’s Alaska.  It isn’t my cup of tea.  To be honest, the show could be called Katie Couric’s Alaska and I still wouldn’t be interested.  I’m not a nature show watcher.

But, the article mentions Andy Almon, Willow’s boyfriend.  I guess he appears on the show, which makes me a little confused.  I thought Sarah Palin’s show was all about Alaska.  A travelogue, if you will, about what to see when you’re in Alaska.  I thought it would show forests and ice flows or whatever it is they have in Alaska.  So, what’s Willow’s boyfriend doing on the show?  How does he work into this?

So, if I’m reading the article right, the show is like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” mixed with a pretty, woodsy outdoors?

I’m a little more than surprised. I would think that Palin would keep her children out of it as much as possible. A nice nature – come see Alaska – show would probably serve her better than to show family meltdowns and drama.

Am I wrong?

Dancing With The Stars

ABC’s Dancing With The Stars announced it’s line up of stars today. Lined up are David Hasselhoff, Florence Henderson, Kurt Warner, Margaret Cho, Jennifer Grey, Rick Fox, Michael Bolton, Kyle Massey, Brandy Norwood, Audrina Patridge and two others.

What were their names again?

Oh, yeah, Mike Sorrentino and Bristol Palin.

Yes, you read that right. Somehow, the guy they call “The Situation” from that ridiculous reality show The Jersey Shore is considered a star. A FREAKING STAR! Really? Really?

Why do we watch these train wrecks on reality shows? I saw a grand total of 30 seconds of that show and I lost ten IQ points. We have truly gone nuts in this country when we – not only watch these train wrecks – but allow them “star” status.

Burt Reynolds is a star. Marlon Brando was a star. Frank Sinatra. Rosemary Clooney. Sammy Davis, Jr. George Clooney. Demi Moore. Ashley Judd.

Those are stars – very good stars in fact.

I can see David Hasselhoff and Florence Henderson, but why does ABC have to stoop so low to include “The Situation”?

And, I have made a point in the past of not picking on Bristol Palin. I don’t believe in including celebrities’ children in political discussions, but this isn’t a political discussion. And, by signing up to be on this show (and being over 18), she leaves herself up to this.

Since when is Bristol Palin a star? What has she ever done to be granted that? She’s waved at the crowds, but not much else. How could DWTS consider Bristol a “star”?

Maybe, I could talk my mom into running for Vice President, so I could wave at crowds and appear on DWTS.

I think we’re really lowing our standards in this country. Glad I have better things to do with my time then watch DWTS. I really hope you do, too.

Teresa Giudice’s belongings up for auction –

Okay, I’ve never had to file to bankruptcy.  I have no idea what can happen to cause this and, because I’m a sympathetic person, I feel bad for the Giudice family.


It’s the very last line of the article that has me all riled up:

Mrs. Giudice’s lawyer stats: “”I don’t think Teresa is happy seeing all her belongings displayed on the Internet,” he says, adding that she feels it should have been handled in court before being made public. “Clearly they are under the microscope because they are famous.”

Famous?  Who the heck is this woman?  She was on a reality tv show.  Why does that make her famous?

When are we, as a country, going to stop watching these train wreck shows?  When are we going to stop making these people famous?

There’s only one reality show I even like and that’s Dance Your A$$ off.  At least it is entertaining and the people are working toward a goal.

Other than that – the only reality I want to see is my own.

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