Even though the news cycle has folded thousands of times since the 2012 London Olympics, the name Ryan Lochte still commands quite a bit of recognition, as the US gold medalist for swimming. Back then plenty of buzz surrounded Lochte, not only for his party boy persona, but for the various reality series offers floating his way. Now, all of America can sit back and relax, as a deal has finally come to fruition with E!. But how soon can you ask yourself, 'What Would Ryan Lochte Do?'
Although we've unofficially known for some time that Minaj would be taking on the role of 'American Idol' judge, the Fox hit reality series only recently made the news official. And now that she's achieved a firm spot in reality television, it doesn't look like she wants to give it up. In fact, she's spreading her wings further into the genre and might even get her own reality series on E!.
It's been a busy day for E!, as the network hosts its annual Upfront presentation in New York today. The celebrity-centric network unveiled a slate of nine new original scripted series. Adding to the good news was word that 'Khloe and Lamar' will be canceled after its second season. But the shoe had to drop at some point and drop it has. E! is giving Whitney Cummings a talk show.
Is reality TV's domination of American television programming finally coming to an end? Perhaps the biggest offender when it comes to often reviled celebrity reality shows, E! is making the move towards scripted programming, with nine original series on the way, including a Silicon Valley-set drama with Kevin Spacey signed on to executive produce.
While the Kardashian clan continues to maintain their stranglehold on pop culture, with multiple reality shows, books, records and appearances on everything from 'Dancing with the Stars' to 'Wrestlemania,' some relief is on the way as Khloe Kardashian and hubby, Lamar Odom have decided to end 'Khloe and Lamar', their E! reality show.
Sick of the Kardashians? Well, how's Clint Eastwood's family for a change of pace? E! Entertainment has released the first preview of the upcoming "Mrs. Eastwood & Company," which suggests the celeb family reality show will focus more on the "family" (and a random South African boyband) and less on the "celeb."