Reality TV Magazine’s Top Ten Most Controversial, Outrageous, & Memorable Reality TV Moments of 2006December 28, 2006 01:13:03 by Joe Reality
Just like last year, we selected another surprise American Idol elimination at the top of our list. After Constantine Maroulis’ early departure from American Idol 4, one would have thought that voters would have known not to fall into the trap of thinking their favorite was safe. Chris Daughtry’s surprise elimination from American Idol 5 once again had viewers screaming about voting conspiracies.
In 2006, reality TV shows continued to flourish. This year in addition to our Top Ten Reality TV Shows list we decided to create a separate list for brand new reality TV shows. Why did we decide to create the new list? Well, because we found returning reality TV shows dominating our top ten list so we wanted to have another way to recognize some of the standout new shows. There were a lot of new reality TV shows in 2006, and we have picked what we think were the most interesting and entertaining five.
It’s once again time for Reality TV Magazine’s lists of the top ten reality TV stars of the year. Just like last year, we have created separate lists for the top ten male reality TV stars of 2006 and the top ten female reality stars of 2006. Also, once again we have created a separate category for celebrities. The classification for celebrity is anyone who was famous before appearing on reality TV or any host or judge for a reality TV show.
At the VH1 Big In ’06 Awards, Mario Lopez and Joey Lawrence from Dancing with the Stars presented the award for Big Comeback to David Hasselhoff from America’s Got Talent. After accepting the award, David Hasselhoff said “Little while ago a buddy of mine, Ice T, and I penned a thing that said ‘Don’t hassle the Hoff.’” Well after this you can hassle me anytime.”
Joey Lawrence, Mario Lopez, Danny Bonaduce, Katharine McPhee, and Hal Sparks To Appear On VH1 Big In ’06 AwardsNovember 9, 2006 12:12:00 by Joe Reality
No year has ever been bigger for super-star babies than 2006,and who doesn’t love a big baby? From the moment they were born they were instant celebrities and on the top of every paparazzi’s hit list because the first photo’s of each new “celebribaby” could bring millions to some lucky photographer, magazine or charity.
For the fifth time, VH1 will honor winners in categories that captured the year in music, news, politics, arts and gossip with “VH1 Big In ’06 Awards.” Hosted by actor and comedian D.L. Hughley, the annual year-end celebration will premiere on Sunday, December 3 at 8PM. Performers, presenters and special guests will be announced as they are confirmed.
Teens can turn up the heat this holiday weekend by voting on the next wave of TEEN CHOICE nominees in categories such as Choice Sleazebag, Choice Hissy Fit, Choice Rumble, Choice TV Actress, Choice Rock Track, Choice Grill and Choice Athlete, among others. Ballots are available on-line at Teenpeople.com, MySpace.com, IGN.com and FOX.com.
The Year 2005 proved to be another great year for reality TV. Sure there were a fair share of notable reality TV flops during the year which brought out the standard media declarations of the death of reality TV, but there were also enough reality TV hits to prove that the reality TV genre of television isn’t going away any time soon. The fact is there will always be reality TV shows just like there will always be situation comedy shows.
The Year 2005 continued to blur the line between celebrity and reality TV star, which has led Reality TV Magazine to develop three distinctly separate Top Ten Reality Stars of 2005 lists. The first two lists are for the male and female reality TV stars that most people had never heard of before reality TV made them famous. The third list is for celebrities that were already famous but became involved in reality TV to revive their careers, get a huge paycheck, or just for the fun of it. We also included reality TV show judges and hosts in our celebrity list.
The Year 2005 has been a very memorable year for reality TV, one that has been filled with controversial and outrageous moments. The year started with American Idol 4 offering up more controversy per episode than most shows offer in an entire season, and the year ended with Donald Trump’s Apprentice showing that it can play the controversy game too.