Did you watch the premiere of Leah Remini's new reality show, It's All Relative, on TLC last night? If you didn't, you should -- it's done in a way that's very clever and assumes that reality viewers are savvier than they used to be.
In a way, Leah and her producers satirize the whole industry, which means the series will succeed or fail based on how well they strike that balance. In today's exclusive video, I tell you everything I saw and what I thought worked and didn't. Also, there's some serious rumbling going on with the press campaign for The Real Housewives of New Jersey season 6, and today I discuss why the delay in Teresa and Joe Giudice's fraud sentencing is not helping.
Everyone wants to believe reality shows are real. Except those who want to believe it's all fake and set up. Leah Remini makes a great attempt at skewering both herself and the genre, and frankly, she's well-placed to do it. Why show fear? Given the highly public assassination attempt on her character following Remini's split from the Church of Scientology, what ELSE could go wrong?
Also this week, the press campaign for the new season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey is in full force, with the premiere coming up this Sunday, July 13. I have a feeling NOBODY is happy right now. Not the network, not the Giudice family, and probably not the rest of the cast either. Yesterday Teresa appeared with Dina Manzo and Melissa Gorga on The View, and while it's no surprise that Teresa kept mum about her upcoming sentencing, there's more to the story than that. Watch today's video NOW to hear it all!
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