Mean Betty Wonders, Would You Buy a Magazine Devoted to Reality Shows?
Would you drop good money on a publication that glorifies reality “stars”?
Oh lambkins, how fickle is the world of print! Every other day we hear that no one’s reading magazines any more. Meanie even heard a rumor that Kinda Nasty Conde Nast had to do away with their receptionists due to (gasp!) lack of readership! Now American Media Inc., those darling folks who publish the National Enquirer, Star and Radaronline, have decided to create a brand spanking new magazine that will debut in January.
Named Reality Weekly, this stellar killer of trees will showcase nothing but reality stars! Yes, lambies, at $1.79 an issue, it’s going to give you photos and features on anyone lucky enough to be on a reality TV show. Hmm, the way the business is growing, Mean Betty thinks it’s safe to say that everyone will have a shot at being on the cover.
Of course the pool boy, gardener and butler are all dying to be in the mag. The pool boy, the moment he heard about the mag, has been working out religiously. Mean Betty would like to add that he’s shirtless. While she’s enjoying the view, she doubts that he’ll be a cover boy. Meanie doesn’t have a TV show, but she’s not going to tell him.
The New York Times reported on this upcoming phenom. They scored an interview with Richard Spencer. He’s the lad who’ll be editing the rag along with other AMI publications. Spencer told the Times, “The material reality shows give us is an embarrassment of riches…Reality stars, you can’t keep them away. It’s always ‘Come to my wedding!’ or ‘I just redid my baby’s room. Want to see it?’”
So Meanie begs the question, do you want to see it? Do you want to buy or subscribe to a magazine where every week you can read about the up- and-comers like Courtney Stodden, or any future “Real Biggest Loser Basketball Wives” and more?
Of course they’re going to cover the Kardashians. Just slap one of the sisters on the cover of a mag, any mag and it sells better than Manolos if they were marked down to fifty cents!
Come to think of it, lambies, why haven’t the Kardashians created their own magazine? Oh noes! Meanie hopes that she inadvertently didn’t give them an idea. Now they’ll never go away.
Poppets, are you salivating over the idea of a mag devoted to these “stars” (and Meanie uses that term so loosely, it’s orbiting) or would you totes ignore it?