Hundreds of excited music fans wait in line on the lookout for their favorite singers on a hit television show. Instead of spending the time outside a New York venue or Hollywood soundstage though, these fans braved barbed wire and gun-toting guards in Kabul to attend Afghanistan’s premier pop music event: the finals of “Afghan Star,” the embattled country’s answer to “American Idol.” In line, bright mod outfits have replaced Kabul’s normally conservative dress code
TLC released another video segment Friday from the network’s one-hour "Jon & Kate Plus 8" episode scheduled to air Monday night. The scene focuses on “crooked houses” — outdoor mini-houses that the Gosselins are putting on their property that kids get to design — and Jon and Kate’s disagreement as to where they should be placed. After briefly showing the excited siblings playing in the houses, the scene gets right to the subject of the couple’s troubled marriage
With ratings sagging for TLC’s "Jon & Kate Plus 8," the cable channel is teasing viewers with the revelation that "Jon & Kate have an announcement." The reality show’s regularly scheduled episode will be pre-empted by a one-hour “special” Monday night, according to a TLC promotional spot released Thursday. “Recently, we’ve made some life-changing decisions, decisions that will affect every member of our family, ones that we hope will bring each of us some peace,” Kate Gosselin says in the video promo. As she speaks, these words cross the screen: “A family in turmoil …
Cecile Dionne learned to say the word “doctor” before she did the word “mother.” As one of the Dionne girls the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy, born 75 years ago May 28 Cecile spent her first nine years under medical care in “Quintland,” a hospital that essentially doubled as a government-run theme park. Born in Ontario to a pair of devout Catholics , the Dionne quintuplets were an immediate media sensation, a Depression-era precursor to today’s Octomoms and Jon and Kates. Two months premature, weighing about two pounds each, Cecile, Annette, Yvonne, Marie, and Emilie were quickly made wards of the state by authorities who feared that their father would exploit them for his own financial benefit
Ashton Kutcher — Twitter’s top tweeter — warned he may pull the plug on his tweeting if the micro-blogging service partners on a reality TV show. “It’s all fun and games until somebody gets stalked,” Kutcher wrote in a Twitter posting late Monday.
While there may be a fascination with Nadya Suleman and her brood, she is hardly the first. The mother of 14, dubbed “Octomom” after the birth of her octuplets in January, is the target of much speculation these days as to whether she and her multitude will become the subjects of a reality show.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of Springdale, Arkansas, are the parents of 18 children, and their family is the focus of a TLC network reality series. Joy Behar, guest host Thursday night on “Larry King Live,” asked the Duggars how they are able to stay debt free with such a large family and what they thought of Nadya Suleman, the single mother who recently gave birth to octuplets after having fertility treatments