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House Hunters and House Hunters International Are Fake! Former Show Participants Come Forward with Details.
We all know that reality TV most of the time isn’t really all that real, or do we?
House Hunters, a show that has been on the Air since 1999 is being exposed as fake!
On House Hunters the camera follows perspective home buyers as they look at 3 houses and then choose which house they are going to purchase. Simple straight forward, and often interesting to viewers especially if you are in the market for a house or selling your own home.
A former participant Bobi Jensen has revealed that the producers of the show would not finalize her as a contestant until she already paid and purchased one of the houses. She also explains that the other two houses that were shown sometimes are not really for sale, in fact in her case, they were homes of her close friends. They were never really available for her to buy.
Jensen went on to explain,
“Friends whose houses we toured were in the midst of working towards life changes (job promotions, out-of-state moves) and both thought they might be selling in the next few years — so it wasn’t such a far stretch for them to want theirs featured.” In fact, One actually went on the market and sold before the show aired.”
“I’d like to make clear that I love HGTV!”
A participant of House Hunters International, which is an extension of the House Hunters franchise also confirmed that he purchased the house before filming. Ted Prosser who purchased a Virgin Island home said,
‘The show is not really a reality show.’
The show is also accused of skewing the storylines to make them more intriguing and relate-able to the audience. When Mrs. Jensen took part in the show she told producers that she wanted their existing house to be turned into a rental, therefore she would like to purchase another home. When her episode aired, she was surprised to learn that her story was changed. Supposedly she wanted to purchase a house because her family was out growing her current one. The producers said that the later storyline was more “TV Friendly”.
HOUSE HUNTERS DOES NOT DENY THE CLAIMS!
HGTV’s director of programming Brian Balthazar basically says, “Yeah, that’s what we do.” He told TODAY.com
‘To maximize production time, we seek out families who are pretty far along in the process.
‘Often everything moves much more quickly than we can anticipate, so we go back and revisit some of the homes that the family has already seen and we capture their authentic reactions.’
He goes on to explain that purchasing a home is such a big deal, that the reactions you get the 2nd time around are very similar to the initial reactions thus, still makes good TV.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Some fans were not buying the excuse at all, and some like myself don’t really mind. I think these are the kinds of liberties that are taken to pull off a good show. I’m sure the process has evolved since 1999. I would assume that completing the purchase of a house before was not an initial prerequisite but after getting burnt a few times, they made some changes. It could also be a way of weeding out those who are not really that serious about buying a home to begin with.
What Bobbi Jensen also says, that some news stories are leaving out is that the participants are required to find the homes for sale, but in her case she couldn’t so they ended up using homes that were not for sale. She explains how in Texas they just couldn’t find homes that wanted to be on the show,
“I think they were afraid we’d show their house in a bad light, Plus, the San Antonio real estate market was bustling at that time and no one needed free advertising . . . especially when the episode wouldn’t air for six more months.”
In regards to changing backstories, I think making backstories more TV friendly is ok as well. Reality TV is scripted TV with amateur actors. People take it way too personally, and at the end of the day it’s entertainment.
If you find out that your Local News show is fake, then it’s time to get pissed. Until then, just relax and enjoy. It’s not really that serious.Read more...
Now that the future of the show is solidified, Smash has some big changes in the upcoming season. Originally two characters were set to leave the show, now it has been extended to 4!
I hate gossip sites where you’re forced to read through a bunch of crap to get to the skinny. Here it is raw – then you can read the rest of the crap if you want.
WHO’S LEAVING SMASH?
- Raza Jaffrey – Dev
- Jaime Cepero – Ellis
- Brian d’Arcy James – Frank
- Will Chase – Michael Swift
Raza Jaffery’s character Dev is gone along with Jaime Cepero’s very hated, conniving Ellis. Both will not be regulars next season although there might be an appearance or two to clean up some loose ends. It appears that the show’s producers were actually receptive to viewer’s complaints about the characters!
Dev and Ellis both pissed off fans of the show. Many fans actually thought the show would be better off without both of these storylines. Dev’s cheating on Karen and Ellis’ sneaky plotting schemes left weekly Smash fans enraged.
When Ellis is fired after admitting that he put peanuts in the smoothie it was one of the highlights of the Season.
“So don’t ever call me an assistant ever again. I am a producer, You have not seen the last of me,”
Well it appears that we have.
TWO MORE WILL EXIT
Although the finale left you to believe that Julia and Michael would be back at it, Julia is actually losing both of her bed buddies. Brian d’Arcy James who plays Julia’s husband Frank is gone as well as Will Chase who plays Michael. I’m not sure what they will do now with Debra Messing’s character without her love interest(s).
Now that Smash is a success the new season will be a full 18 episodes. It will focus more on the music and the creative process after it’s criticisms of over simplifying how a Broadway show is actually put together.
Actor Christian Borle, who plays Broadway composer Tom Levitt stated in an interview,
“What I think is going to happen with Season 2 is that it’s actually going to delve more into the process of the creation and what the writing partnership is, the nuts and bolts of that room, We looked at it briefly in Season 1 but didn’t really; it was kind of, in a way, a shorthand to get us to the next event.”
“What’s true about Season 2 is that there’s still a core group of people who … love the theater and want to continue to talk about it as honestly and as truly as possible. But the mechanics are going to change. We shall see if it’s for the better.”
Now with even bigger expectations let’s see if Smash can live up to the hype all over again!Read more...
We all remember “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Season finale last year. That was a stand up and applaud masterpiece . That work of art took Shonda Rhimes to heights that only Dave E. Kelly, Jerry Bruckheimer, JJ Abrams and other modern day behind the scene TV legends have reached before.
Well, hold on to your seats because death becomes Seattle Grace once again, but this time it will claim only a single victim. The only hint as to who, is the fact that it’s described as a “much loved” character.
Shonda Rhimes tells TV Guide,
“A lot of our writers were crying. There’s some really shocking, horrible moments.”
She also stated that
“it scares me how fans are going to react.”
NOT AS OBVIOUS AS YOU THINK
Everyone knows that Patrick Dempsey is out after this season so naturally you just assume that it’s him. This is not necessarily true. There are more than a few of the original characters whose contracts are up and if you notice the recent story lines, they are interviewing to work at other hospitals. This provides several outlets for characters to leave the show without dying. Ahhh….I bet that gets your mind wondering.
MAY 17TH, it all goes down.
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The uber talented but Shonda Rhimes will be adding a baby girl to her family. This might explain why one of the leading storylines in Grey’s Anatomy has been adopting an adoption….or it’s just coincidence.
Shonda adopted baby Emerson Pearl back in February while she kept the whole ordeal a secret from the cast of all her shows.
“I’ve been writing adoption into story lines on my shows and only a few people close to me knew about my plans, I think the response was ‘oh my goodness’ from a lot of people.”
I’m not exactly sure why they would be shocked, Rhimes has one adopted daughter already. She adopted her first daughter in 2002 when Grey’s Anatomy was just a brain cell. Rimes reflected to TV guide.com during those days when she was inspired to do TV,
“Ten years ago in June, when I was in my house with a small, small baby, that’s when I started really watching television, that’s when I first started to think, “God, all the good stuff is happening in TV,”
Thursday the Rhimes franchise aka Shondaland will be giving birth to another hopeful hit called Scandal. It will hit in the Thursday 10PM hot slot. It’s about a crisis management firm in D.C. ran by character Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington.
Let’s see if Shonda can maintain her track record on ABC Thursdays!
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“I’ve told them I want to, I don’t know… Being a showrunner and being a writer of a TV series like that is so complicated that I mean she’s got how many characters are there now?”
“There’s a lot and so she’s currently balancing about 40 different storylines, so I don’t know if it fits in to their sort of vision for this season or next or however many seasons it goes.”
In the middle of Season 6th, in one of the worst, awkward storylines ever, Heigl was written out of the show. Poof! It was rumored that she was beefing with the producers and wanted to spend more time with her adopted daughter.
Now she is basically begging to be back on the show. She said if the producers called her, she would come running.
“Yeah totally. I really, really, really want to see where [Izzie] is. I just want to know what happened to her and where she went and what she’s doing now,” the 33-year-old actress said.
“My idea is that she actually like figures it out, and finds some success at a different hospital. She was always floundering, always one step behind the eight ball. I want to see that girl take some power back.”
…HERE COMES THE RANT….
I say no, the hell with Izzie. That’s like Angelina from the Jersey shore, missing her one time multimillion dollar ride and asking back in. (That’s right, I compared JS to GA).
She thought she was going to be this huge movie star, it had very little to do with spending time with her adopted daughter. Now she knows..it’s not that easy; especially for a woman, to be a mega-movie star. Here is her list of her movies since her departure from Grey’s,
- Killers (2010) Cost $75,000,000, Earned $47,000,485
- Life as We Know It (2010) Cost $38,000,000, Earned $53,358,964
- New Years Eve (2011) Cost $56,000,000 Earned $51,868,140
That’s 2 movies that lost money and one that squeaked out about $15 Million, and now her star is slowly fading. She says she cares about Izzie? She didn’t care when she walked out on the contract. That puts all the characters and the integrity of the show in jeopardy. It shattered the storyline and has left Alex’s character spinning.
I’m not saying that the Izzy and Alex storyline wasn’t great, or that Hiegl wasn’t brilliant on the show, I’m just saying that you have to think things through before biting the hand that feeds you. At least give the writers the chance to remove you at the end of the Season with a proper exit.
I do commend her for putting her pride and ego aside and recognizing what she did. Terrence Howard screwed up, with the Iron Man Franchise and still can’t admit he missed out on a multi-million dollar opportunity. Weather she comes back to Grey’s or not, the show will continue go on without her…..and guess what? It’s still pretty damn good.
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