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41 Reality Show Absurdities

From the Heidi Montag Separation to Singing Reality Housewives

— June 10, 2010 — Pop Culture
No matter how much we love to deny it, we can't get enough of reality stars. Lately, the popular buzz has been over the Heidi Montag separation from Spencer Pratt, which just proves that there really is no limit to reality fame.

Over the past few years, there has been a lot of reality show absurdity. From American Idol to Dancing with the Stars, there's no stopping this phenomena of "real TV." Here we look back on all the popular reality drama, and can only expect more in the future.
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Freshness
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Fraudulent Reality Stars
Fraudulent Reality Stars
Is the Charmingly Shy Delivery Guy on 'Britain's Got Talent' a Fraud?
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37
Underdog Singing Stars
Underdog Singing Stars
'American Idol' Season 9 Winner Lee DeWyze Defeats Popular Crystal Bowersox
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36
Celebrity Faux PSAs
Celebrity Faux PSAs
Ron Howard Directs the Heidi Montag Public Service Announcement
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35
Skimpy Reality Awards
Skimpy Reality Awards
'Bikini Girl' Gets Trophy for Best Attitude on American Idol
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34
Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
Scholarships For Future Reality TV Stars
American Idol Teen Summer Camp
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33
Serial Spin-Offs
Serial Spin-Offs
'The Hills' Star, Whitney Port, Spins Off to New Show
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32
Politicians as Reality TV Stars
Politicians as Reality TV Stars
Tom DeLay to Join Cast of "Dancing With the Stars"
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31
Spicing Up Family Reality Shows
Spicing Up Family Reality Shows
American Idol Adds Kara DioGuardi, Promises Hipper Guests
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30
Faux Reality Show
Faux Reality Show
Roommates on MySpace
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29
Ballroom Dancing Kids
Ballroom Dancing Kids
8 Year Olds on Dancing With the Stars
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28
Reality Stars as Rappers
Reality Stars as Rappers
Spencer Pratt of 'The Hills' to Release Full-Length Rap Album
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27
Reality TV Rooftop Shoots
Reality TV Rooftop Shoots
'The City' Season 2 Shoot Shows a Deceptively United Front
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26
Comeback Reality Shows
Comeback Reality Shows
'Confessions of a Teen Idol' Ressurects Retro Pop Culture Figures
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25
Reality Show Role-Playing
Reality Show Role-Playing
The “American Idol” Experience At Disney World Opens (UPDATE
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24
Singing Reality Housewives
Singing Reality Housewives
Countess LuAnn of 'The Real Housewives of New York City' Attempts Vocal
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23
Dangerous Reality Show Stunts
Dangerous Reality Show Stunts
Heidi Pratt Hospitalized After 3-Day Isolation in Pest-Filled Room
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22
Teen Executive Chefs
Teen Executive Chefs
14-Year-Old Greg Grossman Scores a Reality Cooking Show
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21
Olympic Dancing Queens
Olympic Dancing Queens
Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson Wins ‘Dancing with the Stars'
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20
'Jackass' Casting Calls
'Jackass' Casting Calls
Steve-O, Lil' Kim and Steve Wozniak Join 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 8
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19
Reality Show Casualties
Reality Show Casualties
‘Dancing with the Stars' Injuries Continue (UPDATE)
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18
Idea Sparker (TOOL)
Idea Sparker (TOOL)
Ways to Win Our $4,000, Get Over Dancing With the Stars
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17
Celeb Stylist Reality Show
Celeb Stylist Reality Show
Rachel Zoe TV
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16
Reality TV Feuds
Reality TV Feuds
The Hills Stars Photoshopped Together In Promo Pics
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15
Reality TV Clothing Lines
Reality TV Clothing Lines
Oxygen Network Spins Jersey Shore into Jersey Couture
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14
Reality Shock Virals
Reality Shock Virals
Susan Boyle on Britain's Got Talent Stuns Simon Cowell
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13
Rocker Reality Stars
Rocker Reality Stars
6 Gauge Smells A 'Daisy of Love' in Yet Another Dating Show
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12
Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Extreme Reality TV Commitments
Julianne Hough To Return To Dancing With the Stars
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11
Reality Show Injuries
Reality Show Injuries
'Dancing With the Stars' is a Celeb Health Hazard
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10
Naughty Gamer Reality Shows
Naughty Gamer Reality Shows
'I Hit It With My Axe' Captures Adult Film Stars Playing D & D
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9
Reality Star Hair Tributes
Reality Star Hair Tributes
Ryan Seacrest & Heidi Klum
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8
82 Year Old Dancers
82 Year Old Dancers
Cloris Leachman on Dancing with the Stars
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7
Reality Show Couples Counseling
Reality Show Couples Counseling
VH1's ‘Tool Academy' Fixes Broken Boyfriends
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6
Hollywood-Heavy "Reality" Shows
Hollywood-Heavy "Reality" Shows
Project Runway to Star Eva Longoria
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5
Fashion Faux Pas Reality
Fashion Faux Pas Reality
Lil Kim's Wardrobe Malfunction on Dancing With The Stars
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4
'Jersey Shore' Fashion
'Jersey Shore' Fashion
JWoww Releases Her Own Clothing Line of Chest-Revealing Halters
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3
Cheesy Retro
Cheesy Retro
Reality Star Heidi Montag Shocks in "Overdosin"
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2
Rebound Reality Stars
Rebound Reality Stars
Melissa Rycroft Parlays "Bachelor" Snub Into "Dancing With the Stars" Slot
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1
Reality TV as Exercise
Reality TV as Exercise
Kim Kardashian 'Dancing With Stars' to Slim Down
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