reality tv


Remembering ‘The Osbournes’, the Show That Paved the Way for the Kardashians

If it weren't for Ozzy, Sharon and the only two of their kids willing to be filmed, we may never have seen the explosion in family-based reality TV that followed.


How the Most Bizarre and Offensive Reality TV Show of All Time Got Made

FOX's 'The Swan' chronicled 16 women as they underwent extensive plastic surgery and weeks of intensive therapy. Over a decade later, the key players involved with the reality TV show look back at what made the show so particularly surreal.


I Auditioned for MasterChef with Ingredients I Found in the Trash

I took partly rotten food and presented it not very artfully, in a competition for people whose goal in life is to someday have a Michelin star.


Bam Margera's Life Makes Me Terrified of Death

The Jackass star hasn't been the same since his best friend Ryan Dunn died, and now he's on reality TV again, trying to fix what was broken.


What Paris Hilton and 'The Simple Life' Taught Us About a Work Ethic

Changing a burger joint sign so that it reads "1/2 PRICE ANAL SALTY WEINER BURGERS" is surprisingly deep.


I Hung Out With Honey Boo Boo's Mom at a Strip Club on New Year's Eve

The extravaganza was everything I'd hoped it would be and so much more.


My Dinner with the Cast of 'The Bedford Stop,' the Most Hated Girls in Brooklyn

It's hard to make the internet pay attention, but these young ladies managed to do it just by talking about brunch and Tinder.


Casual Sex and Freakouts: A Producer's Perspective on Reality TV

"It's a production assistant right of passage to walk in on a host giving or receiving a blowjob."


A Third of Millennials Would Give Up an Organ to Pay Off Their Student Loans, According to a Survey

Half would go on a reality TV show to pay off their debt, and 43 percent would sell half of their possessions to make their loans go away.


Explaining Donald Trump to the Rest of the World

We asked VICE's global editors for their most pressing questions about the reality TV real-estate mogul and current Republican presidential frontrunner.


Why Donald Trump Is Better Than You

With all the hand-wringing over Donald Trump's presidential campaign, it's easy to forget that we made him this way.


We Watched RuPaul's Drag Race in a Berlin Pub and All We Got Were These Awesome 3D GIFs

It was sort of like watching the football, just with shitloads more drag queens.