Jersey Shore Halloween

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Dressing, acting and wearing your hair like the cast of Jersey Shore is never acceptable in public, but on Halloween anything goes!  Guido wigs, tanning till your orange and these Jersey Shore cast costumes will help you look the part.

To perfect your guido character practice your Jersey Shore accent, get really drunk and fist pump all night long!

Jennifer Pozner: Reality TV Critic

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

How do you critique reality television when it’s supposed to be about real life and human behaviors? Media critic, Jennifer Pozner, critiques reality television by exposing its lies, analyzing stereotypes and discovering what it all means about society.

Pozner started as a journalist writing about women in the media and women empowerment. When reality television boomed she started critiquing how women were portrayed in reality series. Through her blog, twitter account, articles, lectures and book, Pozner has become a serious reality television critic.

Her blogs, WIMN: Women in Media & News and Reality Bites Back, have witty critiques on specific reality series and her analysis of women on the shows. Her writing is woven with sarcasm, humor and research creating a solid point; reality television is a guilty pleasure that’s degrading women.

In her enlightening lecture, “Project Brainwash: Why Reality TV is Bad for Women (…and Men, People of Color, The Economy, Love, Sex and Sheer Common Sense!),“ Pozner goes beyond critiquing, she analyzes why reality shows put people in stereotypes. She uncovers answers to reality industries secrets, like, who profits from reality shows and why are certain shows created?

If her blogs and lectures aren’t enough, this media critic also has published a book, which hits shelves in November. “Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV,” exposes reality shows in their raw form by removing all fairytale qualities. Pozner has also had her work published in numerous publications like Newsday and Chicago Tribune. She has offered commentary on CNN, FOX, MSNBC, ABC News and has been a guest speaker for many events. She has won a few awards and was even named one of “20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter”.

Pozner may have started out as a feminist journalist but her critiques and thorough investigation of reality television have made her someone to listen to. She has immersed herself into the reality television world, seeking the truth behind it and she won’t stop. Her fan base is growing causing her to be a powerful critic and an enemy to reality television.

Listen to Pozner yourself and watch her interview with The Today Show, for “What Women Want to Watch on TV,” to hear her talk about women on reality television and other issues.

Botox, Boobs & Brides

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, but how far will brides go to reach perfection? “Bridalplasty“, a new series by E!, will feature brides-to-be competing against one another to win an extreme plastic surgery makeover before their wedding day.

Every brides dream is to look like Barbie!

After all, every brides dream is to look like Barbie!

What do you think this reality show says about our society and our ethics?