Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians is an American reality television series that airs on the E! Cable network; the show focuses on the professional lives of the Kardashian -- Jenner blended family. Its premise originated with Ryan Seacrest, who serves as an executive producer; the series debuted on October 14, 2007, has subsequently become one of the longest-running reality television series in the country. The sixteenth season premiered on March 31, 2019; the series focuses on sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner. It features their parents Kris and Caitlyn Jenner, brother Rob Kardashian; the significant others of the Kardashian sisters have appeared on the show, including Kourtney's ex-boyfriend Scott Disick, Kim's ex-husband Kris Humphries, current husband Kanye West, Khloé's ex-husband Lamar Odom, ex-boyfriend French Montana, ex-fiancé Tristan Thompson. Caitlyn's son Brody Jenner made appearances in the early seasons, before appearing between the 8th and 11th seasons, along with brother Brandon and Brandon's wife Leah.
Kim's friend Jonathan Cheban and Khloé's friend Malika Haqq have been part of the show. Keeping Up with the Kardashians has received poor critical reviews since its premiere, it is criticized for the high degree of emphasis on the "famous for being famous" concept, for appearing to fabricate some aspects of its storylines. Several critics noted the show's lack of intelligence. However, some critics recognized the reality series as a "guilty pleasure" and acknowledged the family's success. Despite the negative reviews, Keeping Up with the Kardashians has attracted high viewership ratings, becoming one of the network's most successful shows and winning several audience awards; the series' success has led additionally to the creation of numerous spin-off series, including: Kourtney and Kim Take Miami and Kim Take New York, Khloé & Lamar and Khloé Take The Hamptons, Dash Dolls, Rob & Chyna, Life of Kylie. The network has broadcast several television specials featuring special events involving members of the family and friends.
Robert Kardashian and Kristen Mary "Kris" Houghton married in 1978, had four children together: daughters Kourtney and Khloé, son Rob. The couple divorced in 1991. In 1994, Robert rose to prominence when he defended O. J. Simpson for the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman during the O. J. Simpson trial. In 1991, Kris married retired Olympic decathlon champion Caitlyn Jenner. Kris and Caitlyn had two daughters together and Kylie. Robert died eight weeks after being diagnosed with esophageal cancer; the Kardashian sisters began appearing in the media spotlight more often. In the early 2000s Kim worked as a personal assistant for hotel heiress and reality TV star, Paris Hilton. During her employment for Hilton, Kim developed a close friendship with Hilton during a high point in Hilton's fame; this friendship helped boost Kim's personal fame by allowing her to appear in episodes of Hilton's TV show The Simple Life. Furthermore and Hilton's close friendship ensured that Kim would appear in public, notably in paparazzi shots, with Hilton.
Kim worked for several other celebrities in the early 2000s, further boosting her fame and connections. Notably, in 2004, Kim became a personal stylist for recording artist Brandy Norwood, she developed into a full-time stylist, was a personal shopper and stylist for actress Lindsay Lohan. Khloé, Kourtney ventured further into fashion, opening a high fashion boutique Dash in Calabasas, California. Throughout Kim's early career, she was involved in some high-profile relationships including Brandy Norwood's brother, singer Ray J, singer Nick Lachey. In 2006, Kourtney starred in Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. In February 2007, a home sex tape. Vivid Entertainment bought the rights for $1 million and released the film as Kim Kardashian: Superstar on February 21. Kim sued Vivid for ownership of the tape, but dropped the suit in April 2007, settling with Vivid Entertainment for $5 million, it is assumed that the release of the sex tape was a major contributor to the rising fame of Kim Kardashian and her family.
The idea of creating a reality series originated in 2006 when Kris Jenner showed an interest in appearing on a television show together with her family. Jenner commented: "Everybody thinks that could create a bunch of drama in their lives, but it's something that I felt I didn't have to think about, it would be natural." Producer Ryan Seacrest, who had his own production company, decided to develop the idea, having the popular family-based show The Osbournes in mind. He hired a camera man to visit the Kardashian's family home to film them having a Sunday barbeque: "They were all together—as crazy and as fun as loving as they are," Seacrest described the family after seeing the tape, he initiated the series by sharing the tape with E!, an American cable network which features entertainment-related programming, reality television series. In August 2007, it was announced that the Kardashian and Jenner families would star in a yet-to-be-titled reality show on E! Described as a "new non-scripted family sitcom", being produced by Ryan Seacrest and Bunim/Murray Productions.
The series' announcement came one week after Paris Hilton and her friend Nicole R
Howard Stern television shows
Howard Stern is an American radio personality, best known for his radio show The Howard Stern Show. Stern describes himself as the "King of All Media" for his successes in the radio, film and publishing industries. On April 16, 1987, a meeting was held between Stern and management of WNYW, the flagship television station of Fox Broadcasting Company; the network was considering Stern as a replacement to The Late Show hosted by Joan Rivers in its 11:00 PM hour. Five one-hour pilots titled The Howard Stern Show were recorded at a cost of about $400,000, they featured rock guitarist Leslie West of Mountain fame as bandleader and Steve Rossi as announcer and singer. By early June, air dates were yet to be scheduled. With no formal announcement, the network cancelled the series in July. Paul Noble, the former executive producer for WNYW, was never told of Fox's decision. "By today's standards, they were tame." He said, "They were not the kind of thing that a local New York television station was prepared to get involved with at that time.
It was more like off-the-wall radio." The Howard Stern Interview is a late-night talk show featuring Stern hosting a half-hour, one-on-one interview program with a celebrity guest. Shown on the E! Channel from 1992–1993, Stern signed a contract for a reported $1.1 million for a total of 36 episodes. It became the highest-rated show on the E! network, demonstrating Stern's ability to carry a show by himself, without the rest of his radio show staff. The interviews were known for being intimate and personal, with questions that celebrities were not asked; the show, first airing on November 27, 1992, was produced by Mark Keizer. E! Re-aired Stern's interview with Phil Hartman and his wife Brynn Hartman after she murdered her husband and committed suicide; the Howard Stern Radio Show is an American late-night television series that ran on Saturday nights in syndication from August 22, 1998 to May 19, 2001. Although the show was syndicated it was sold to CBS affiliates, with only a handful of other stations airing it- it was in fact syndicated by CBS' in-house distribution firm of the time, Eyemark Entertainment, Group W Productions prior to the CBS-Westinghouse merger of 1995.
Most of CBS' stations, including those in rural areas, did not pick the show up. It ran for a total of three seasons including 84 episodes; the show featured taped highlights of The Howard Stern Show, in a similar format seen in Howard Stern, the half-hour show, broadcast on E! from 1994 to 2005. The Howard Stern Radio Show included new segments such as animations of song parodies and exclusive behind the scenes footage; the show was intended to compete with Saturday Night Live on NBC. Though the show got higher ratings than SNL in New York City, it was in second place, or sometimes third place to MADtv, nationwide, it lost two-thirds of its original affiliates over the course of the three-plus years the show was on air. E! announced on May 31, 1994 that Stern confirmed a deal with the E! Network E! to bring his radio show, broadcast from WXRK at the time, to television. Six robotic cameras were installed in the small studio at 600 Madison Avenue to film the five-hour radio show. "The best part of all this is that my genius will be seen in so many more homes now", Stern said.
"It's a dream come true." Two sneak preview shows were aired on June 18, with the first official episode being broadcast on June 20. The television shows broadcast on January 21, 1999 and February 5, 2004 at 11:00 PM marked the 1,000th and 2,000th episodes respectively. On October 6, 2004, Stern announced that he had signed a five-year contract with Sirius XM Radio, a subscription-based satellite radio service, that began from January 2006; the move allowed Stern to broadcast without the content restrictions imposed by the Federal Communications Commission that he faced while broadcasting on terrestrial radio. As a result, the E! show came to an end as Stern announced on August 3, 2005 that he made a deal with iN DEMAND Networks, a Video on Demand digital cable service, to create Howard Stern on Demand. The new, uncensored channel allowed the filming of the radio show at Sirius XM in high-definition; the radio show broadcast on July 1, 2005 was the last to be filmed for a "new episode" for airing the following week on July 8.
The hour-long special featured members of the E! show staff saying their farewells and telling their favorite show moments. The show was a consistent performer in the network's ratings. In January 2006, Howard TV is launched as an on-demand pay television service, to coincide with the beginning of his 5-year contract with Sirius XM Radio, his new 5-year contract in 2011, it covers the daily happenings of Stern's radio show, as well as providing original programming and footage from the E! show. Howard TV was owned and operated by In Demand through a joint ownership with Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks. Howard TV was not available on Verizon FIOS or other cable companies, since In Demand did not offer the exclusive content of Howard TV to their competition. Unlike normal cable networks owned by corporations that are under FCC rules about equal carrying of channels, on-demand content is under no such restrictions. On September 16, 2013, Stern and In Demand announced that the Howard TV contract would not be renewed, the service would end in December.
Following the cancelation of Howard TV in 2013, speculation of idea beg
Jonathan Murray is an American television producer and co-creator of MTV's The Real World, Road Rules and The Challenge, the Oxygen Network's Bad Girls Club. Murray was born in Mississippi, he grew up in Syracuse, New York, attended Fayetteville-Manlius High School and is in their Hall of Distinction. He attended State University of New York at Geneseo for two years before receiving his bachelor's degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, in 1977. In 1987, Murray founded Bunim-Murray with partner Mary-Ellis Bunim. Agent Mark Itkin of the William Morris Agency put the two together to develop a scripted soap opera for MTV. When, too expensive, they decided to try an unscripted soap and The Real World was born. "We knew within 20 minutes of shooting that we had a show," Bunim said. Murray and Bunim's company, Bunim/Murray Productions, spearheaded the reality television genre. Among the numerous other reality programs that Murray and Bunim co-created over the years were Road Rules, Love Cruise, Making the Band, The Challenge, the reality feature film The Real Cancun, the real-life daily syndicated Starting Over, as well as Fox's The Simple Life.
Bunim/Murray Productions are executive producers on Project Runway for Lifetime and for Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Khloé Take Miami and Kim Take New York, Khloe and Lamar, all on E!. Murray and Bunim were inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2012. Murray's partner is Harvey Reese, they have been together since 1992. They adopted a son. Jonathan Murray's son Dyllan Murray is a current teen pop singer. Dyllan has recorded songs with major artists such as Meghan Trainor and Jack & Jack. Murray's niece, Hailey Murray, appeared on the daytime reality series, Starting Over, another show he helped create, during the show's first season, with her mother, Lynnell. Jonathan Murray on IMDb Jonathan Murray at The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Official website of Bunim/Murray Productions
Brave (McGowan book)
Brave is a memoir by actress and activist Rose McGowan released on 30 January, 2018. The book details McGowan’s childhood living as part of the controversial group Children of God and her sexual assault by Harvey Weinstein; the book was released during the same week as McGowan's documentary series Citizen Rose
Models Inc. is an American prime time soap opera that aired on the Fox television network during the 1994–95 television season. It is the third series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise. Models Inc. revolves around a Los Angeles modeling agency run by Hillary Michaels, the mother of Melrose Place's Amanda Woodward. The series was created by Frank South and Charles Pratt Jr. and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Pratt, E. Duke Vincent. Models Inc. is the only series in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise not to receive a DVD release to date. Hillary Michaels: Hillary is the unyielding, but fair and owner of the upmarket L. A. modeling agency, Models Inc. Twice-divorced, she is the mother of David Michaels, the agency's vice president and her only child from her second marriage. Hillary has a toxic relationship with her daughter, Amanda Woodward, the only child from her first marriage. David Michaels: David is Hillary's son, the vice president of Models Inc. and the half-brother of Amanda Woodward.
He has an on-and-off again relationship with Julie Dante, one of the models at the agency, but comes to like a new model to the agency, Sarah Owens. That relationship fizzles, after a heated argument with Hillary, David leaves L. A. for Paris to form his own modeling company midway through the series. Sarah Owens: Innocent and naive Sarah comes to L. A. from the Midwest to fulfill her dream of being a model. Hillary takes Sarah under her wing and lets her move into the beach house where the top models of the agency live. Sarah becomes enemies with housemate Julie, who feels threatened by her youth and fresh image. Sarah falls prey to alcohol and drugs, at the end of the series checks herself into a drug rehab clinic. Sarah was first introduced on Melrose Place with Hillary. Julie Dante: Julie is an Australian-born model from the wrong side of the tracks, she grew up with a neglectful, adoptive mother and a sexually abusive, alcoholic stepfather, which gave her a cynical attitude and a pessimistic view on life.
She has a reputation as a troublemaker. Her wild lifestyle and public drunkenness make her a target of the paparazzi, but she always the last laugh by getting her revenge. Julie's relationship with Sarah is at first fraught with jealously, but her resentment mellows as the series progresses. Julie spars with Monique over their mutual attraction to Adam Louder, but she realizes that Craig has genuine feelings for her, pursues a relationship with him. Teri Spencer: Teri is one of the world's most famous supermodels, the sister of once-famous supermodel Carrie Spencer. In the pilot episode, Teri has a public fight with Hillary and leaves left Models Inc. only to be pushed off the balcony of a high rise building and killed. This initiates a "Who Killed Teri Spencer?" Murder mystery storyline. Monique Duran: Monique comes to Hillary for representation shortly after Teri's killer is revealed. Monique is a dead ringer for Teri, which causes Carrie to resent her. Monique enters into a relationship with nightclub owner Adam Louder, becomes a target of his vindictive ex-wife Grayson.
Carrie Spencer: Carrie is Teri's older sister and a veteran at Models Inc. since starting her career at the age 17. Carrie was once a top supermodel, but her career waned as she grew older her sister Teri came on the scene. Carrie learns from Teri that the child she had at 17 is not dead like she thought, Teri is subsequently murdered. Carrie descends into depression. Grayson gains control of the agency from Hillary and into prostitution. Carrie is sold into overseas sexual slavery in the series finale. Brian Peterson: Brian is a photographer dating Teri, he becomes involved with Cynthia, but their relationship is plagued by her controlling ex-boyfriend, who kidnaps and rapes her. Brian remains in love with Cynthia, they reconcile by the end of the series. Eric Dearborn: Eric is Linda Holden's sexually abusive boyfriend with a shady past, she breaks up with him, but he realizes that he still cares about her and they remain friends. Eric falls into prostitution. Though pressured by Grayson to help her destroy Adam, Eric gives Adam information that saves his career.
Linda Holden: Linda is a model whose past includes drugs and performances in adult movies. She is involved with Eric Dearborn, who blackmails her with that secret from her past, Teresa has a relationship with millionaire Chris White. Cynthia Nichols: Model Cynthia suffers from bulimia, endures a violent kidnapping and rape at the hands of her abusive ex-boyfriend, whom she shoots and kills, she is involved with Brian during the whole series. Stephanie Smith: Stephanie is the receptionist at Models Inc. who takes a liking to Brian. Not liking how Brian is treated by his girlfriend Teri, Stephanie pushes Teri off the balcony, she tries to kill Sarah, is arrested for both crimes. Adam Louder: Adam is the owner of a nightclub Stage 99, who falls in love with Monique, they have great relationship until his estranged wife, Grayson and wreaks havoc. Grayson Louder: Adam's scheming, English ex-wife arrives in L. A.—after being presumed dead—to reclaim the love of her husband. Adam, however, is now in love with Monique.
Determined to destroy Monique's happiness with Adam, Grayson buys half of Models Inc. from Hillary and brings in new "models" from her former career a
Botched (TV series)
Botched is an American reality television series that premiered on E! on June 24, 2014. It follows doctors Terry Dubrow and Paul Nassif as they "remedy extreme plastic surgeries gone wrong." Its Sunday night debut on June 29, 2014, was watched by 1.2 million viewers. Botched's first season, consisting of eight episodes, ended on August 17, 2014. A two-part reunion special hosted by Maria Menounos aired on October 26 and 27, featured interviews with Dubrow and patients from the series. On August 5, 2014, Botched was renewed for a second season, which premiered on April 14, 2015. On June 7, it moved from its Tuesday, 9 pm timeslot to 9 pm; the mid-season finale aired on July 12. The series was renewed for a third season on July 1. Three specials, titled Botched: Post Op, aired after the 27 episodes; the specials were co-hosted by Nassif and Dubrow's wife, actress Heather Dubrow. Season 3 premiered on May 2016, starring both Dubrow and Nassif, it ended on August 2, 2016. In October 2015, the eight-episode spin-off series of Botched was announced entitled Botched by Nature.
It premiered on August 9, 2016. The first half of season 4 premiered on June 24, 2017, ended on August 17; the second half premiered on May 9, 2018. Official website Botched on IMDb Botched at TV Guide
The Anna Nicole Show
The Anna Nicole Show is an American reality sitcom starring former model and Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith. The series debuted on August 4, 2002 on the E! entertainment television network and ran for three seasons. The show follows the exploits of her entourage. Story arcs included Smith's alleged period of unwilling celibacy. Although termed a reality show, many, if not all, of the episodes began with situations contrived by the producers. In addition to Smith, the show featured: Kim Walther "Kimmy/Kimmie" – Smith's personal assistant, she claimed to be Smith's biggest fan and admirer, insisting that she saw the "inner beauty" of Smith, which led her to getting a large tattoo of Smith on her shoulder and upper arm. Kimmie's ambiguous sexual orientation and the possibility of a lesbian relationship with Smith surfaced in several episodes. Howard K. Stern – Smith's attorney portrayed as a cold, calculating mind who serves as Smith's right-hand-man. Stern's antagonistic relationship with interior decorator Bobby Trendy was a recurring plot line throughout most of the series.
Daniel Smith – Smith's teenage son. Though listed in the show's opening credits, his appearances were infrequent, he appeared to be somewhat camera shy. In his rare appearances, he was portrayed as something of a foil to his mother's raunchy behavior. Sugar Pie – Smith's miniature poodle; the dog's tendency to attempt to have intercourse with various inanimate objects was a running gag on the show. In the first season of the show Smith attempted to cure Sugar Pie of her habits by hiring a pet psychic. Bobby Trendy – A flamboyantly gay interior decorator, the quality of whose work and timeliness, or lack thereof, displeased Smith, resulting in an elongated feud which served as the show's major ongoing plot line, he was prone to making self-congratulatory bon mots about his own taste in fashion and clothing accessories and went out of the way in the middle of conversation to list the brand names of the articles of clothing he was wearing. Had something of a catchphrase in uttering the word "luxurious" in reference to himself or activities in which he participated.
Shelly Cloud – Anna Nicole Smith's cousin. She never left the small town in which she grew up and is now an impoverished housewife with no teeth. Shelly arrives on Smith's doorstep without notice to request financial assistance or otherwise attempt to exploit their relationship for financial gain, though she insists it's because they were close as children and that she misses her cousin. Next to Bobby Trendy, she is the show's second most notable "antagonist." In the series finale, Shelly reveals that she plans to force herself and her husband into Smith's life permanently by moving into her house with or without permission. In a way its implied that Anna doesn't care for her at times because she seems to be a reminder of what her life could have been like and what she could have turned into if she had never left Mexia, Texas. Benjy Bronk – Benjy from The Howard Stern Show went on two dates with Smith after her appearance on the Stern show. According to Smith, they "...had a drink, the next thing I knew, my head was in Benjy's lap and I loved it..."
Although it has become a cult classic among college students, The Anna Nicole Show was never a solid ratings success. Though ratings premiered in the top forty, the show's ratings dropped continuously, week by week, which ended its run nearly out of the top seventy; this continuous rating decline caused E! to cancel the series in February 2004, after just two seasons and 27 episodes. Before the cancellation, season 3 was starting to get aired, but only the episodes, filmed. Though most sites have said the show was cancelled due to "creative differences", it is that the series was cancelled due to a severe rating decline. Afterward Anna Nicole appeared as a spokesperson for Trimspa, made three other film appearances, before her death. Official website; the Anna Nicole Show on IMDb The Anna Nicole Show at TV.com