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Posts Tagged ‘Niki Taylor’

Watch the Box: Above and Below


CBS canceled Viva Laughlin after two episodes. Just because it’s on British TV doesn’t mean it good.

The BBC just bought Dragons’ Den a reality series with aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their ideas to various millionaires. See above.

Donald Trump is in talks with Reville and Fox for a daytime syndicated show. The tousle-haired millionaire will adjudicate money disputes. See above.

Bravo anoints Niki Taylor and Tyson Beckford as hosts for its new competition reality series Make Me A Supermodel. See below.

Lifetime Television has a doc.-style pilot called Club Gastronomique that focuses on

an invitation-only culinary club and its female participants who will get to meet interesting people in New York City while dining at fantastic places.

Yes, that’s right. You get to watch other people eat.

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Blvd. of Broken Dreams Not Mean Enough for NYT; Too Mean For Niki Taylor


Virginia Heffernan of the NY Times reviews E!’s new spin-off from True Hollywood Story, Blvd. of Broken Dreams and compares it unfavorably to VH1′s Behind the Music. The show’s just not mean enough. However, Niki Taylor has slapped the network with a federal slander suit, alleging emotional distress. The suit, which also includes fraud, breach of contract and invasion of privacy, said that

E! falsely claimed that the show would focus on Taylor’s current life and professional endeavors, including her signature fragrance, clothing line, upcoming cosmetics line and charitable foundation

Instead (surprise, surprise) the network and its producer focused on Taylor’s past hardships and characterized her as a celebrity

who risked everything … and lost.

Nothing like a lawsuit to get an producer noticed. THS is basically cancelled, and EP Suzanne Ross needs to develop something, anything to either solidify her position on the quicksands of E!’s executive offices or have an original series on her resume when she leaves. Any show at E! has to do three things: make use of the existing footage, come in under budget, and not piss off anyone off. To quote Meatloaf:

Two out of three ain’t bad.