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    E's "Pretty Wild"

    Wow... This is really where we are as a society now?!?



    E! Entertainment Television's Pretty Wild, an unscripted series following the lives of three teenage sisters, Tess Taylor, Alexis and Gabrielle Neiers, all regulars on the young Hollywood social circuit.


    [Tess Taylor]

    Alexis made headlines in late 2009 when she was accused of being involved with a burglary ring. The series will chronicle her navigating the legal system and the lead-up to the trial.



    "These sisters are compelling, unpredictable and drop dead gorgeous - perfect prey for all that Hollywood has to offer, the good, the bad and the ugly," said Lisa Berger, Executive VP of entertainment programming at E! "Their lives were recently turned upside down and our viewers will be there every step of the way to find out what happens next."


    [Alexis Neiers]

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    http://articles.latimes.com/2010/mar...ild5-2010mar05

    When detectives investigating a rash of burglaries at the homes of young celebrities raided a Westlake Village house in October, they turned up a Marc Jacobs handbag reported stolen by the actress Rachel Bilson, a Chanel necklace reported missing by Lindsay Lohan and an E! channel camera crew filming a reality show.



    Police booked an 18-year-old who lived in the home on a first-degree residential burglary charge, a felony that carries up to six years behind bars. But for the young woman, Alexis Neiers, and her family, there were worries beyond prison.

    "My family is in so much debt. If this TV show falls through, you don't know how bad this is going to be," her sister complained to a reporter a few days later.

    As it turned out, E! not only continued filming "Pretty Wild," a show about wannabe-starlet sisters, but seized on Neiers' alleged connection to the so-called Bling Ring to promote it.

    If anyone is still keeping track of the lines transgressed in reality TV, "Pretty Wild" would seem a moment to take note.

    Unlike celebrities who've turned their criminal cases into reality plot lines of redemption -- the rapper T.I. or NFL quarterback Michael Vick -- Neiers has no fame outside the burglary charge, making her televised story seem less a fall from grace than a rise through infamy.

    "If marketing a felony is a way to get buzz going, then to a network it's a no-brainer. It's cheesy, it makes crime cool, and it may make you want to take a shower after you watch," said Marty Kaplan, a professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

    E! declined to make Neiers, who has pleaded not guilty, or her mother, who also appears on the show, available to discuss the program. Suzanne Kolb, E! president of marketing, news and online, defended the decision to continue with "Pretty Wild."

    "You can't be shooting a reality show and be upset when reality happens. . . . [Neiers' family] didn't become less interesting when this happened," she said.

    She denied that E! was rewarding bad behavior with fame and said the series will show the fallout "of being accused of something that Alexis maintains she didn't do."

    "We're really heavy on the consequences, which is the reverse of glorifying it," she said.

    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Bet these precious little snowflakes started idolizing Paris Hilton about 10 years ago. Idiots. I was hoping that the reality show contestant that was wanted for murder would have curbed this crap a little but I guess not. The only show I watch on E! is "The Soup" which just rips the heck out of these stupid shows.

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    It's thanks to shows like this that i killed my TV.
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    A few years back I just removed the E channel from my guide. I dont ever see it or know what is on it. The E channel is one step away from TMZ IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    A few years back I just removed the E channel from my guide. I dont ever see it or know what is on it. The E channel is one step away from TMZ IMHO.
    one step away? I think they're pretty much right in line with one another.

    Hell, E! does those countdowns of worst celebrity murders and deaths...classy folks over at the E!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    one step away? I think they're pretty much right in line with one another.

    Hell, E! does those countdowns of worst celebrity murders and deaths...classy folks over at the E!
    The only decent show is The Soup... Other than that, I skip on past...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs Meanie View Post
    The only show I watch on E! is "The Soup" which just rips the heck out of these stupid shows.
    The Soup is usually very funny.

    Like you, it was the only show I watched on E! when I had cable. Isn't that also the channel that ran "Hugh Hefner's Quest for the Image of Eternal Virility"? I think they might have called it something else...

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    I used to watch Talk Soup when Greg Kinnear, John Henson & Hal Sparks hosted.
    Haven't really watched it since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    The only decent show is The Soup... Other than that, I skip on past...
    I absolutely LOVED when John Henson hosted Talk Soup (I think it was talk soup back then and now it's The Soup.) Haven't watched much since...every once in a while I stop on some show hosted by Topanga.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    I absolutely LOVED when John Henson hosted Talk Soup
    Ahhh...those were the days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OLO View Post
    A few years back I just removed the E channel from my guide. I dont ever see it or know what is on it. The E channel is one step away from TMZ IMHO.
    you are missing Chelsea Lately then..too bad

    I don't mind TMZ..at least they have a sense of humour about their subjects....and Max the surfer dude is funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    My unborn children are fucked. Society sucks now.
    It really does. Poor kids today really have no idea what being a kid should be like. It's a fucking shame.


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    the only problem I can see with being a kid in the '50s was that in the '60s they probably shipped your ass to Vietnam...

 

 

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