Reality Bytes

Online Series @SummerBreak is ‘Laguna Beach’ Told Through Twitter

World, meet Trevis. Trevis, world. (Screengrab: Instagram)

Just in case “Laguna Beach” didn’t GO THERE enough to satisfy you, Hollywood producer Peter Chernin has created a reality show that you can follow through the Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts of nine teens.

That’s 27 accounts. Seems excessive, but when we were teens, 27 official platforms dedicated to “Laguna” or “The O.C.” would have induced tears of joy. Read More


Bravo’s Start-ups: Silicon Valley Debuts Clips; Dave McClure Immediately Called ‘Disrespectful’

Mr. McClure (Screencap: BravoTV)

The moment you’ve all been waiting for is briskly approaching. Though the much-maligned Start-Ups: Silicon Valley reality show doesn’t premiere until Monday November 5th at 10 p.m., Bravo has begun publishing clips to its website in order to sate our boundless curiosity. AllThingsD picked up on the two drama-filled scenes, one of which features 500 Startups cofounder and noted giver of zero fucks Dave McClure. Read More

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Randi Zuckerberg: Preemptive Haters of ‘Silicon Valley’ Should Chill

Randi Zuckerberg - Director of Marketing

The joyful news that Bravo, that Octomom of reality TV-producing basic cable, will pop out another manufactured drama-filled baby in the form of a new show about Silicon Valley has become  kind of a pain for producer Randi Zuckerberg. Enough of a pain that Ms. Zuckerberg took to Facebook  Friday night to imply that her critics need to calm down. As noted by TechCrunch, Ms. Zuckerberg defended her foray into reality television at length, comparing it to a situation her audience is likely to recognize: Read More