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Singing shows are old news

For more than a decade singing competitions have filled primetime slots on TV. With the promise of lucrative record contracts, fame and millions of adoring fans, year after year people continue to line up for days and audition in front of professionals. “American Idol” was one of the first singing competitions, and TV executives saw the popularity of it and have ran with it ever since. “The Sing... 

Commentary: No ‘hollerin’ for Honey Boo Boo

<i>Commentary</i>: No 'hollerin' for Honey Boo Boo
Christina Collins Burton, Editor in Chief She’s blonde, considered cute and has way more attitude than any other girls her age. The lime-light is being stolen by 6-year-old Alana Thompson. Better known as “Honey Boo Boo,” Thompson has been gathering popularity since her goofy commentary on “Toddlers in Tiaras.” Now, when I first heard that TLC was deciding to give Thompson her own spin-off... 

Reality TV needs reality check

When reality television shows began in the 1940s with Allen Funt’s “Candid Camera,” the standard was to entertain the public with unscripted, humorous situations. However as time has passed, the values of reality television have evolved and taken a turn for the worse. With shows as “16 and Pregnant,” “Jersey Shore” and “Teen Mom,” MTV is targeting younger audiences, with a demographic... 
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