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Loretta LaRoche
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Oct 20, 2010 at 02:30 AM 0 comments

Little by little we are spiraling into a place where being tacky, rude, immoral, unethical  or stupid is often rewarded with a reality show, book or movie deal. TV moguls have created a genre that seems to be a bottomless pit. Nothing is prohibitive or sensitive. In fact, crude and rude is now in vogue.

You can watch The Real Housewives of New Jersey predicated on a group of uber-entitled women, one of which recently declared bankruptcy. It seems Teresa Giudice and husband Joe’s spending sprees have left them owing 10.5 million dollars to creditors. However, their lawyer’s finagle ability allows them to keep any new income they make on the series, making it possible for Teresa to continue to shop till she drops.

If you want a teenage version, you have only to turn on Jersey Shore. This group takes gauche to an all-time high. Snooki, the young girl who seems to get the most press, is about to launch a clothing line called “Filthy Couture.” Now there’s something I can’t wait to buy. I wonder if the label recommends taking a bath afterward.

Have a need to watch a couple with bad manners? Well, you just got your wish. The Salahis who crashed a White House dinner party are set to have a reality show. I wonder what the premise will be. Will they simply spend their nights going to parties they’re not invited to, while viewers watch the shocked look on the host and hostesses faces?

If none of the above sounds enticing, then I suggest you watch Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who was caught transporting a hooker across state lines, who has a new CNN talk show. It seems CNN’s ratings have gone down, so why not? In fact, you can not only watch Spitzer, but you can also read Ashley Dupre’s column in the New York Post called “Meet Market.” She was the one who bedded Spitzer and I guess her expertise is such that she gets to write once a week about sex, love, and relationships. If you’re a psychologist you might want to trade your shingle for a set of sheets. Being refined, tasteful and educated is probably not going to cut it. If you want to have a realty show you’re going to have to get down in the dirt and scratch with the chickens.


Lighten Up Your Week:

When you feel the urge to watch one of the bizarre reality shows on television, why not pick up your favorite book instead!

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