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I was lucky enough to speak with Clinton Kelly and Devyn Simone from TLC’s Love at First Swipe, which premieres tonight (Fri. Oct. 2) at 9pm ET/PT. (For more info on the show, click here!) I asked them to give me some insight on what people do wrong when they’re putting themselves out there, online. Clinton reminded me that online dating is basically self-marketing. “You have to market yourself in a way that makes you stand out from the crowd, or else you’re not going to get any bites.” Some of the mistakes he’s seen in women’s profiles: “They come … Continue reading
Online dating can be vexing – for those of us new to the dating game, yes, but even for those who have been matching and cupiding and eharmonizing for quite some time now. A lucky few know how to craft that perfect profile, with all the right pics and just the right words, but many of us are somehow managing to catch the wrong fish out of the sea. So what’s a girl to do? Clinton Kelly and Devyn Simone to the rescue! Their new makeover show, Love at First Swipe, premieres this Friday, Oct. 2 at 9pm ET/PT (8pm … Continue reading
This past May, TLC delivered a sneak peek of Labor Games, a game show where comedian-host Lisa Arch surprises parents-to-be in the delivery room, giving them the opportunity to win some cool swag (and maybe even a $10,000 college scholarship) for their little bundle of joy. The sneak peek must have been successful: Labor Games returns to TLC tonight at 8pm ET/PT (7pm CT). If, after their initial surprise and agreement to play along, the parents-to-be can answer all of the questions before the baby crowns, they’re crowned the winners of Labor Games. (Okay, that’s not quite accurate. I don’t … Continue reading
When Dan and Michelle Hamill introduced viewers to life with their three adorable kids — big brother Jack and twins Cate and CeCe — in February, it was little surprise that folks promptly fell head over heels for the Annapolis, MD, family, all of whom were born with achondroplasia. Now the Hamills and their charming TLC unscripted series, Our Little Family, are back for Season 2 with a fresh batch of fun. Summer vacation has arrived for Jack, the girls are cherubic (and potty trained!) chatterboxes and new adventures await. We caught up with Dan and Michelle last week to talk Season … Continue reading
Whitney Thore returns to TLC for a second season of My Big Fat Fabulous Life tonight at 9pmET /8pmCT with two back-to-back episodes. The new 22-episode season finds Whitney heading back to the doctor’s office to deal with her pre-diabetic diagnosis, and ultimately looking to adjust her lifestyle (for real). At 380-pounds, Whitney tries to ride a bike for the first time in years, finish a 5k (you go girl!), and finds successes with her Big Girl Dance Class who perform at a Greensboro Grasshopper baseball game. Whitney was cast into the media spotlight when a YouTube video she posted … Continue reading
Actress and producer Roma Downey (The Bible, Son of God, A.D. The Bible Continues, Touched by an Angel) presents an exploration into modern-day miracles in TLC’s inspiring new series, Answered Prayers premiering Sunday, July 26, at 10pm ET/PT. “It’s like a breath of fresh air,” Downey says. “It’s just a show that celebrates hope, and God knows we always can use some more hope in our lives.” The six-part series blends heartwrenching interviews, thrilling reenactments and dramatic real footage, and introduces viewers to ordinary people who have experienced circumstances so extreme that their survival can only be described as “miraculous.” When … Continue reading
When Jazz Jennings was 6 years old, she showed Barbara Walters and a 20/20 crew her ultra-girlie room, then warbled a bit of her favorite song, “In My Own Little Corner” from Cinderella: “In my own little corner, in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be. On the wings of my fancy, I can fly anywhere, and the world will open its arms to me.” It was a poignant moment for reasons well beyond the charming sight of a pretty little girl singing a princess song to her famous guest — because Jazz Jennings was … Continue reading
The saying may be, “Don’t judge a book but it’s cover,” but in my world, I follow my own saying — “DO set your DVR based on the title.” So when I heard of the Discovery Life documentary, The Man With No Penis, first I checked to see if it was an April Fool’s joke, and second I called “dibbs” amongst my coworkers. I love watching any series with an intriguing title especially when medical documentaries introduce viewers to fascinating people with incredibly rare medical conditions. I adored the funny and charming story of Jonny Kennedy who suffered from the … Continue reading
Married ladies out there, what’s your secret to marital bliss? Is it compromise? A willingness to be open with your feelings, as well as to listen attentively to his? Or is it catering to his every whim, and submitting to him? Putting on a smile, even when you’re feeling down, and having sex despite the fact that you just.can’t.right.now? Wait … the last 2 sentences don’t apply to you? Hmmm … you sure you’re doing this wife thing correctly? This Sunday May 17, at 9pm ET/PT (8pm CT), catch Submissive Wives’ Guide to Marriage on TLC. This hourlong special focuses … Continue reading
TLC’s The Little Couple returns with brand-new episodes on May 26 — and things are looking up for the Arnold-Klein clan. In the season premiere, Bill’s back surgery is now six weeks behind him and even though he is still in significant pain, the devoted dad admits he may be bending doctor’s orders a bit to keep his kids (and himself) amused. He and Jen make a trek back to New York for a checkup with Dr. Farmer and enjoy some much welcomed couple time when the visit proves a success. Meanwhile, Jen is two years cancer-free and juggling work, caring for the kids and … Continue reading