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Major Reality Shows

11 volumes
2011
12 & up
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches
"The format is varied and the photos are interesting even for readers who are not fans of reality television shows. There is an insert on most pages with a "Fast Fact." It is a fast read. Young people who are fans of the genre will certainly be engaged."
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Major Reality Shows: Brooke Knows Best
by Gail Snyder

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Brooke Hogan is a talented dancer, singer, and songwriter; a loving sister and a good friend; the star of her own reality show, Brooke Knows Best; and the only daughter of the most famous wrestling star in America, Hulk Hogan. Brooke has shared her relationship with her dad with the entire world on Brooke Knows Best and her family's reality show Hogan Knows Best. Although Hulk Hogan often attempts to control Brooke's life, Brooke still believes her dad is the coolest father in the world. Living in the shadow of her father's celebrity, Brooke has to find her own way through dating and making records while coping with her family's ever-increasing list of personal problems.

Major Reality Shows: Jackass
by Hal Marcovitz

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Major Reality Shows: Keeping Up With The Kardashians
by John Cashin

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When you're part of a large, blended family, there's bound to be plenty of drama on a daily basis. That's the premise of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, a popular reality television show that airs on the E! network. The show features sexy sisters Kourtney, Kim, and Khloé Kardashian, their strong-willed mother Kris Jenner and former sports-star stepdad Bruce Jenner, and younger siblings Robert Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner. This book in the MAJOR REALITY SHOWS series provides history about the show's creation, and takes a closer look into the lives of celebutante Kim Kardashian and her family. It also examines the spin-off show Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, which aired in 2009 and 2010

Major Reality Shows: My Super Sweet 16
by Marty Gitlin

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Some people have been critical of the MTV show My Super Sweet 16, which shows the lavish birthday parties of young people from wealthy or privileged backgrounds. These critics are offended by what they perceive as the greediness and egotistical behavior of the birthday boys and girls who are planning to celebrate the party of a lifetime. And they have lambasted their parents for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to make these parties happen. Despite this controversy, countless teenagers and even many adults tune in every week to watch My Super Sweet 16. The program has attracted some of the biggest names in the music industry. Many stars have either performed at My Super Sweet 16 parties or thrown extravagant bashes for their own teens. This books in the MAJOR REALITY SHOWS series describes how the featured teens thrill their friends by inviting them to the lavish shindigs while angering others by leaving them out in the cold. Some participants insist on wearing only the most expensive clothes and jewelry; others receive $100,000 cars as birthday presents. The book also examines a related MTV show, Exiled, on which former sweet 16 celebrants are shipped off to remote parts of the world to learn how those in poor cultures get by and gain an appreciation for all that they have.

Major Reality Shows: Nitro Circus
by David A. Cane

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You think you've seen it all, and then you catch sight of someone launching a jet-powered tricycle off a ramp and performing a backflip in midair! Watch the MTV reality show Nitro Circus and you're guaranteed to see more wild antics. From BMX to BASE jumping, freestyle to freefalling, nothing is off limits as the stakes and stunts grow more creative with each episode. Starring the world's best freestyle motocross rider, Travis Pastrana, and produced by Johnny Knoxville of Jackass fame, Nitro Circus is an upbeat, hilarious collection of stunts and tricks performed by a top-notch collection of professional action sports athletes. Together, the cast and crew travel the world, dreaming up new and entertaining tricks to perform-all the while trying to outdo one another.

Major Reality Shows: Punk'd
by Travis Clark

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MTV's Punk'd took an old television concept-the hidden camera-and transformed it by targeting celebrities for practical jokes. Hosted during its eight-season run by Ashton Kutcher-star of TV's That 70's Show and movies such as The Guardian and Valentine's Day-Punk'd featured smashed trailers, blazing fires, bashed cars, and any number of preposterous situations. Viewers saw entertainment and sports stars in a way they'd never seen them before, and the results were hilarious. This book in the MAJOR REALITY SHOWS series describes the show's origins. It describes many of the funniest pranks that appeared on the show, with behind-the-scenes details on how they were pulled off without causing permanent damage

Major Reality Shows: Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
by Terry Dougherty

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From the minute Rob Dyrdek spins into the Fantasy Factory, you're in for an exciting ride. He's turned a warehouse into a skateable office where he and his crew are always on the go. Rob might decide to swim with sharks, jump a rally car, or set a new skateboarding record. In the Factory there's always the indoor zip line of a high-speed skateboard ride into the foam pit for fun. The street skateboarder is dedicated to his sport, and he brings in pros to tackle the Factory's ledges, rails, and stairs. Also taking in the fun at the Factory are Rob's cousin Drama; channel, the rapping receptionist, and Jeremy, Rob's manager. The crew handles Rob's innovative ideas with humor and a spirit of adventures, but they're never quite sure what he'll be up to next

Major Reality Shows: Run's House
by Emma Kowalski

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Major Reality Shows: The City
by Kristine Brennan

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Los Angeles resident Whitney Port appeared as part of the cast on MTV's smash reality hit The Hills as a hard-working intern in the glamorous fashion industry. But on the show and in life, she wanted more. Whitney used her first hard-won job as a springboard to the fashion capital of America: New York City. Her move to New York also marked the start of her own star turn in The City, MTV's spin-off of The Hills. Old fans would get to see more of Whitney, while new viewers would thrill to watch Whitney juggle new friends, new guys, and the twists and turns of the high fashion world. Whom should she trust? Could she make it in The City?

Major Reality Shows: The Guys from Jackass Go Out on Their Own
by Hal Marcovitz

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Bam Margera, Steve? Steve-O? Glover, Chris Pontius, and other cast members from Jackass have proven that there is life after Jackass. All have gone on to star in popular spin-offs. Margera has starred in Viva La Bam, which has given him the chance to play practical jokes on his friends and family members, while Steve-O and Pontius spent four years traveling the globe, engaging in Jackass-style pranks with various wild animals for their show Wildboyz. Margera, Steve-O, and the others have also dropped in on other reality shows, offering a heavy dose of Jackass humor wherever they go. Perhaps the busiest jackass of all has been show creator and star Johnny Knoxville, who has forged a very successful film career since leaving Jackass in 2002. Knoxville has been cast in starring roles in such popular films as The Dukes of Hazzard, Men in Black II, and Walking Tall.

Major Reality Shows: The Hills
by Marty Gitlin

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