April 14, 2011
past weekend, the world of reality television came together to
celebrate everything that is reality television. I must say that we just
lost a few more brain cells because of the launch of Reality Rocks
Expo! It just Shows us that enough people like reality television enough
that they would agree to pay $35 dollars to go see their favorite
reality performer. I refuse to call them stars because in full reality,
they have not done anything to get the star treatment that they are!
Its not like sleeping with as many women or men in a big house
rigged with lots of cameras is going to make you a star.Being a 4 foot
supposed Italian who drinks and swears enough that your average sailor
is going to wonder why you have such a big mouth, is not going to make
you a star either. This is what networks are selling to the public. The
sad and honest truth is that Americans and other countries in the world
actually love watching what I consider train wreck television. Shows
such as "The Hills, "The City, "Pregnant at 16, and "The Kardashians
is television that makes us dumber and dumber every time we watch it.
The thing is the Los Angeles Convention Center was packed (or so they
thought) with reality performers, fans and media who attended panels.
Some of these panels, like Reality TV Changed my Life, Dating and Love
in the reality spotlight were nonsese! On the panel of discussion,
whatever you may want to call it, were performers/actors from Real
Housewives of Orange County, atlanta and Tough Love. What makes these
I did miss one screening that I was actually kind of looking forward
too. That was the screening of "Audrina. If you need some idea of what
the show is about, "Audrina stars former Laguna Beach The Real Orange
County/The Hills actress Audrina Patridge. Now, ladies and gentlemen she
has gotten her own show just like Whitney did with "The City.
The thing is, Reality TV is not really reality television at all
since its impossible to get the shots that they get if it was not
pre-planned. Look at a show like Bachelor, The Hills etc and you see
them at a club, restaurant or just walking down the street. Why is it
that not a single person or group turns around to smile, point at them
or anything remotely like that? We all know that Los Angeles is full of
people that want their 15 Minutes Of Fame! Hence why the Shows keep
Anyway, I did attend one screening and since I am a guy with a pulse
and one who, when he gets an invite to see anything with the Playboy
logo attached, I jump! I went to see the screening of Playboy TVs new
brand called TV for 2 and saw an episode of The Stash hosted by Rachel
Perry. I also had a quick look at Celebrity Sex Tales where I got to
speak with the executive producer of the show, Jason Hervey, who you may
know from playing the Big Brother on The Wonder Years. While waiting
for this screening, I ran into a protest/gathering right around the
corner from the Playboy screening. I joked around with one of the girls
from Playboy who didnt believe me they were protesting. I dont know
why, but I should have gotten her name as she was a very attractive
young girl! The show was Funny and interesting as well and we will
discuss it more in my Conversation with both Rachel Perry and Adrianne
Curry. I also meet Chanel, whos coming out with her own CD and opened
up in my conversation with her about everything from childhood to Fame.
That was my day at the Reality Rocks Expo and it has a lot of growing
up to do. If Im going to pay $35 dollars to attend the show next year,
they need more exhibitors. The show was smaller then expected. On The
Read Carpet, Myspace and Access Hollywood had a bigger presence on the
show floor then the reality Shows themselves. None of the big Shows
attended and thats going to hurt the show as they plan for next year.
Pack your bags and lets plan for next years Reality Rocks
Convention...if there is another show!
Hollywood Unwrapped by Jeremy Meyer is an opinion column. The
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