Famous Jewish-American Businesspeople & Entertainers

Movsha Acknowledges Jewish-Americans’ Movers & Shakers Contributions to the World.

Famous Jewish-American Businesspeople:

Sheldon Adelson, owner of Las Vegas casinos Venetian and Sands Casino
Beny Alagem, Israeli-American founder of Packard Bell
Steve Ballmer, was CEO of Microsoft (and unveiled Bing)

Burt Baskin co-founder of Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain
Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google

Lillian Cahn, co-founder of Coach
Harry Cohn, co-founder of Columbia Pictures

Kenneth Cole, founder of Kenneth Cole Productions
Nathan Cummings, founder of Sara Lee Corporation
Michael Dell, founder, Chairman and CEO of Dell
Michael Eisner, Former CEO of Disney
Lawrence Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation

Max Factor, founder of the company which bears his name
Donald & Doris Fisher, co-founders of The Gap
William Fox, founder of Fox Film Corporation
Ken Goldman, CFO of Yahoo!

Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman
Andrew Grove, Former COO, Chairman and CEO (1st) of Intel

Ruth Handler, President of Mattel Inc. and inventor of the Barbie doll
Bob Iger, CEO and Chairman of The Walt Disney Company
Jan Koum, Ukrainian-American co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp

Calvin Klein, founder and CEO of Calvin Klein
Jared Kushner, New York-based real estate entrepreneur and newspaper publisher, Sr Advisor to Pres. Trump

Michael Kors, founder, director and CCO of Michael Kors
Carl Laemmle, co-founder of Universal Pictures

Estée Lauder, founder of the company which bears her name
Ralph Lauren, founder of Polo Ralph Lauren
Sandy Lerner, co-founder of Cisco Systems
Gerald Levin, Time Warner, CEO of HBO

Paul Marciano, co-founder of GUESS
Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot
Louis B. Mayer, founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Michael Milken, financier, junk-bond specialist
Adolph Ochs, New York Times
Isaac Perlmutter, CEO of Marvel Entertainment
Jay Pritzker, co-founder of Hyatt Corporation
Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS and Viacom

William Rosenberg, Founder of Dunkin’ Donuts
Steve Ross, Founder and CEO of Time Warner

David René de Rothschild, current chairman of Rothschild; the Rothschild family
Howard Schultz, Chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee
Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, Chairman of Symantec
Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

George Soros, Wall Street investor and foreign currency speculator
Steven Spielberg, director, co-founder of DreamWorks

Isidor Straus, co-owner of Macy’s department store
Levi Strauss, founder of Levi Strauss & Co. clothing company
Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at the Trump Org
Warner Brothers Studios
Bob Weinstein, co-founder of Miramax
Jeff Weiner, CEO of Linkedin
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube
Steve Wynn, Las Vegas casino owner
Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook

Mortimer Zuckerman, publisher of U.S. News and World Report and New York Daily News
Adolph Zukor, co-founder of Paramount Pictures

List of Jewish-American Entertainers

Zac Efron (born 1987), film/TV actor (Efron’s paternal grandfather was Jewish, and Efron has referred to himself as Jewish)
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (born 1981), film/TV actor
Jake Gyllenhaal (born 1980), film actor (Brokeback Mountain)[
Scarlett Johansson (born 1984), film actress
Mila Kunis (born 1983), TV actress (That ’70s Show, Family Guy)
Adam Lambert (born 1982), singer and runner-up on “American Idol”
Shia LaBeouf (born 1986), TV/film actor (Even Stevens, Holes, Disturbia, Transformers)
Natalie Portman (born 1981), Israeli-born film actor (V for Vendetta)
Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born 1986), actor, singer, and rapper (Jewish mother)

David Arquette (born 1971), film actor
Amber Benson (born 1977), actress (Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Adam Brody (born 1979), actor (The O.C.)
James Franco (born 1978), film actor (James Dean, Spider-Man)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (born 1977), actress, writer, director, film maker, comedian, singer (Buffy Summers)
Seth Green (born 1974), actor, writer, and TV producer
Maggie Gyllenhaal (born 1977), Golden Globe-nominated actress
Kate Hudson (born 1979), film actress (Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days)
Adam Levine (born 1979), musician (Maroon 5)
Gwyneth Paltrow (born 1972), actress and singer
Joaquin Phoenix (born Joaquin Bottom, 1974–), film actor (Walk the Line)
River Phoenix (born River Bottom, 1970–1993), film actor
Pink (born Alecia Moore, 1979–), singer and actress
Winona Ryder (born Winona Horowitz, 1971–), film actress
Alicia Silverstone (born 1976), actress and former fashion model (Clueless, Batman and Robin)
Tori Spelling (born 1973), actress (Beverly Hills 90210

Paula Abdul (born 1962), singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer, and choreographer
Patricia Arquette (born 1968), Golden Globe-nominated actress
Hank Azaria (born 1964), film/TV actor, director, comedian, and voice artist
Jack Black (born 1969), film actor and musician
Matthew Broderick (born 1962), film and stage actor (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Producers)
Robert Downey Jr. (born 1965), actor and musician (Iron Man)
David Duchovny (born 1960), film/TV actor (The X-Files)
Melissa Gilbert (born 1964), former child actress, two terms as president of Screen Actors Guild
Lisa Kudrow (born 1963), actress (Friends)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (born 1962), Hollywood film actress (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (born 1961), actress (Seinfeld)
Julianna Margulies (born 1966), film/TV actress (ER)
Debra Messing (born 1968), actress (Will & Grace)
Sarah Jessica Parker (born 1965), Golden Globe, Emmy-winning actress
Sean Penn (born 1960), film actor (Mystic River, Milk)
Adam Sandler (born 1966), actor, stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and musician
Rob Schneider (born 1963), actor, comedian, and screenwriter
David Schwimmer (born 1966), Emmy-nominated actor and director (Friends)
Kyra Sedgwick (born 1965), Emmy-nominated actress
Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, 1962–), stand-up comedian, actor, author; host, head writer, and producer of The Daily Show
Ben Stiller (born 1965), Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, and film director
Helen Hunt (born 1963), actress

Jason Alexander (born Jay Greenspan, 1959–), actor, comedian, writer, director
Ellen Barkin (born 1954), actress
Jamie Lee Curtis (born 1958), Golden Globe-winning film actress, writer of books for children
Carrie Fisher (born 1956), film actress, novelist (Star Wars)
Jeff Goldblum (born 1952), film actor
Bill Maher (born 1956)
Bob Saget (born 1956), actor, stand-up comedian, and game show host
Jerry Seinfeld (born 1954), comedian, actor, and writer
Jane Seymour (born Joyce Frankenberg, 1951–), English-born film/TV actress
Howard Stern (born 1954), radio/TV personality, media mogul, humorist, actor, and author
Debra Winger (born 1955), actress

James Caan (born 1940), film, stage, and TV actor (The Godfather)
Peter Coyote (born Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon, 1941–), actor and author
Billy Crystal (born 1948), actor, writer, producer, comedian, and film director (When Harry Met Sally…)
Larry David (born 1947), Emmy-winning writer, director, comedian, actor, producer, co-creator of Seinfeld, and creator of Curb Your Enthusiasm
Richard Dreyfuss (born 1947), actor (The Goodbye Girl)
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, 1941–), singer-songwriter, author, musician, and poet, also appeared in several films
Bob Einstein (born 1942), writer and comedian known as Super Dave
Donald Fagen (born 1948), musician, singer-songwriter, cultural critic, author, columnist, writer, and co-founder of the famous jazz-rock duo Steely Dan
Harrison Ford (born 1942), actor
Art Garfunkel (born 1941), singer and songwriter
Paul Michael Glaser (born 1943), actor (Starsky & Hutch)
Goldie Hawn (born 1945), film actress, director, and producer
Kevin Kline (born 1947), stage and film actor
Bette Midler (born 1945), singer, actress, and comedian, also known as The Divine Miss M
Lou Reed (1942-2013), musician, singer, and songwriter
Rob Reiner (born 1947), actor, director, producer, writer
Garry Shandling (born 1949), comedian and actor
Paul Simon (born 1941), singer, songwriter
Barbra Streisand (born 1942), two-time Academy Award-winning singer and actress
Henry Winkler (born 1945), actor, director, producer, and author (Happy Days)

Hong Kong’s PR crises: how brands can save themselves from destruction

Recent high-profile incidents involving Lancôme, Leon Lai, City University and even the Ngau Tau Kok fire show what approaches work and don’t

While the adage may be that there is no such thing as bad publicity, recent events in Hong Kong have shown that the way companies, institutions and individuals respond to public relations crises can lead to very different results.

Whilst some have adopted a proactive approach to potentially brand-damaging events by keeping their audience informed with timely updates on social media, others have sought to contain an embarrassing blunder by making limited comment.

City University found itself in the centre of a storm in May when the roof of its Tai Ho Multi-Purpose Hall collapsed. The incident proved a major test for Joseph Kun Ching-chung, the university’s associate director of communications and public relations.

As soon as Kun heard about the collapse, he spoke with the university’s senior management who agreed that a press conference should be held within a few hours to head off speculation and rumours.

“If you don’t give [the public] accurate information, the media may interpret things by themselves,” he said. “So I think timing was very important for us at that time.”

Kun said facilitating requests from authorities and media and having open communication were paramount to those who were inspecting the site.

“The first few hours were the most important [after the roof collapse],” he recalled. “We had to protect our brand and our image. We had to maintain trust.”

He recognised that online outlets – highly influential in the digital age, especially in social media – should be allowed into press conferences. They should also be provided print information to cut down on misunderstandings.

City University’s handling of the roof collapse incident was well-received, preventing a freak occurrence from becoming a major public relations disaster.

Canto-pop singer Leon Lai Ming similarly demonstrated how a strong PR strategy could help salvage one’s image following an unexpected event. The 49-year-old singer was forced to call off his concert at Central Harbourfront in April over a fire safety issue just two hours before it was meant to start.

His fans were distraught and frustrated, but they appeared to respond well to his multiple apologies on social media.

His first video apology went viral, with fans praising him for his sincerity. One fan even wrote on Facebook: “Mr Lai is more transparent, responsible and efficient than the SAR government! [He] has successfully resolved a potential public relations disaster! Amazing.”

Sara Jones, a PR and communications specialist based in London, said a timely response could contain a potentially disastrous situation, even if it did not always entirely solve it.

She advised clients to keep others regularly informed about how they were working to resolve an issue.

“Keeping people up to date with developments and telling them what you’re doing to improve things is crucial and that’s where Leon Lai did so well,” she said.

“Social media brings an added layer of difficulty to handling a crisis because information travels so far and so quickly,” she added. “But it can also help because those at the centre of the crisis can communicate with their audience really quickly and directly.”

However, social media can also intensify negative publicity, as seen during the recent Ngau Tau Kok fire. In that tragedy, Fire Services Department director David Lai Man-hin received a critical rather than sympathetic response from netizens over his leadership when he broke down at a press conference at the height of the crisis.

Separately, French cosmetics company Lancôme faced a backlash from Hongkongers over its decision to cancel a concert it had planned to host with Canto-pop singer Denise Ho Wan-sze.

The public perception was that the gig was cancelled due to Ho’s political affiliations with the Occupy movement, sparking protests in Hong Kong.

Lancôme declined to comment further on the fiasco when approached by the Post. A spokeswoman said its earlier statements posted on Facebook still applied: the company had stated the event had been cancelled due to “possible safety reasons”, adding it was “deeply sorry for the disappointment”.

An earlier statement read: “Denise Ho is not a spokesperson of Lancôme. We are sorry for the confusion caused.”

Jones said Lancôme’s approach was “not to engage with the story”, which, in this instance, seemed to have backfired to a certain degree.

By Harminder Singh
Rachel Blundy

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 July, 2016, 1:47pm
UPDATED : Friday, 15 July, 2016, 9:28pm

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Obviously Harith Iskander Talkshow premieres on 28 May 2016

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Obviously Harith Iskander Talkshow premieres on 28 May 2016

Robert Chaen and Chaen-Santy Media was part of history in the very first ever English Talk Show in Malaysia.

Malaysian comedian Harith Iskander’s premier “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”-style talk show called “Obviously Harith Iskander”, including an exclusive interview with Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and Shila Amzah.

Shila Amzah has 10m followers in China alone in just 1 year. Shila is the most successful Malaysian singer in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Risky but brilliant move by Shila’s father to base her in Beijing.

She now lives in Yuen Long, Hong Kong. She spoke some authentic Cantonese and Mandarin all from everyday usage!

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All About That Bass. No Treble. No Fake Photoshop.


Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… bass… bass… bassYeah, it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two
But I can shake it, shake it, like I’m supposed to do
‘Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
And all the right junk in all the right placesI see the magazine workin’ that Photoshop
We know that shit ain’t real, come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty, beauty, just raise ’em up
‘Cause every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah, my mama she told me “don’t worry about your size”
(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night”
(That booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won’t be no stick figure silicone Barbie doll
(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)
So if that’s what you’re into, then go ‘head and move along

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… Hey!

I’m bringing booty back
Go ‘head and tell them skinny bitches that
No, I’m just playing, I know you think you’re fat
But I’m here to tell you…
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top

Yeah my mama she told me, “don’t worry about your size”
(Shoo wop wop, sha-ooh wop wop)
She says, “Boys like a little more booty to hold at night”
(That booty booty, uh, that booty booty)
You know I won’t be no stick figure, silicone Barbie doll
So if that’s what you’re into, then go ‘head and move along

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass…

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I said I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass…

Because you know I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass, no treble
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… Hey!
I’m all about that bass
‘Bout that bass… Hey!
I’m all about that bass
Bout that bass…
Yeah yeah… ohh… You know you like this bass… Hey…

Robert’s View

Enough of unrealistic and fake beauty photoshopping in magazines and FB profile pics.
Unless the film requires a certain look in the character.


Before & After Photoshopping

All About That Choc that makes Women want to Date Men


All About That Choc that Makes Women Want to Date Men (True Love)

We talked to 3 beautiful ladies from 3 races to talk about what they think is true love, what would get them in the mood for love, and – all about that chocolate.

Love 18°
Handmade Chocolates

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Email: firstlove@love18.cc

Best tasting temperature: 18°C
This product does not contain preservatives,
please consume as soon as possible.

Product: Love 18° Handmade Chocolates
Owner: Eddie Lee
Creative concept: Craig Santy, American Film & Reality TV producer of Looper, Resident Evil, Hogans Knows Best, and Crime 360.
President of Chaen-Santy Media, subsidiary of ChangeU International.
Videography: Craig Santy
CEO of ChangeU: Robert Chaen
Video Editing: Febriana Ramadhanya
Talent: Nas Alyssa, Sue May, Lisa Marie


10 Reality TV Shows That Are Completely Fake or Staged

When shows like The Real World first hit the airwaves, everyone was in awe of exposing a less scripted, more “real” TV show. While these shows are entertaining and may make us feel more connected to the characters we are viewing, they aren’t always as “real” as the show’s production team would like us to believe. It’s part of a producer’s job to produce the best show possible, that means creating memorable (and somewhat believable) characters, creating (or “capturing”) drama and conflict, and providing a cohesive plot thread for everything happening on the show.

If these elements of show production didn’t exist, the shows we watched wouldn’t be as cohesive or linear as we have seen. In addition to the rise of these faked (or largely altered) reality shows, there has also been a rise in the world of “mockumentaries” which include shows like Animal Planet’s Mermaids and the channel’s most recent mockumentary, The Cannibal in the Jungle, which was scripted and completely fake.

Why are these shows so popular? Because we love reality television. We feel more connected when the word “reality” is slapped on a show, no matter how unbelievable a show may in fact be. It’s understandable that reality shows can’t be totally transparent, but these ten shows go beyond creating a tweak or two in characters or story lines to project a show that is totally fake. In these shows, we are given a scenario that is largely staged or altered. Does this impact the entertainment value of a show? Not necessarily. However, some people may feel differently knowing the truth behind the reality of their favorite reality shows.

10. House Hunters & House Hunters International



The shows House Hunters and House Hunters International on the HGTV channel feature people who are house hunting for their dream home. The show takes viewers along as the buyers browse different houses, debate the pros and cons of each home, and decide upon a home they’d like to purchase. What the show doesn’t tell you is that it’s all staged. As former show participants have revealed, the majority of what House Hunters gives viewers is an illusion. As former show participant Bobi noted on the Hooked on Houses blog, to be accepted for the show, she (and her family) had to have already secured a home to purchase in order to be on the show. It isn’t hard to believe, seeing as you never see an owner on the show be turned down (only countered) on their offer for a home. While the show has a fun house buyer escapism aspect to it, the reality is less than entertaining.

9. The Pickup Artist

The Pickup Artist Fake Reality TV


The VH1 show The Pickup Artist, which ran a total of two seasons (in 2007 and 2008), was a reality show geared at helping clueless cast members find love. A bit like a reality TV show version of the Will Smith film Hitch, contestants are supposed to be groomed from socially awkward nerds into heartthrob worthy hunks. While not everyone on this show has real skills when it comes to wooing the opposite sex, some of the contestants are completely faking their socially awkward ways. For example, The Pickup Artists season 1 contestant (and winner) Greg Fellows was presented as needing help from the show to up his game, when in reality, Fellows had already had a taste of the spotlight prior to his time on the show. According to Fellow’s IMDB page, the supposedly struggling artist had already been in film (despite being an extra).

8. Storage Wars



This A&E show promises viewers a look into the world of abandoned storage units that are bid on by auctioneers, hoping to cash in on the potential treasures that are hidden within the abandoned storage units. The show provides plenty of bidding drama and personality among the bidders. Often times, bidders are out large sums of money for a storage unit that has less than exciting items inside. On occasion, bidders will get lucky and win a bid for a storage unit that has items of actual value, allowing them to sell the items and make a profit off their purchase of the unit contents.

While the show gives viewers the chance to see what it’s like to potentially turn a profit on a gamble, ABC News reported that one of the show’s former stars, David Hester filed a 2012 lawsuit against the show because Hester claimed the show was faked. While Hester’s lawsuit did raise some eyebrows, the show has remained popular enough to stay on the air, which raises the question, do viewers really care if bidders are set up from the start?

7. Alaskan Bush People

Alaskan Bush People Fake Reality TV


A somewhat surprising hit from Discovery channel, Alaskan Bush People features the lives of the Brown family. The Browns are posed as a true wildlife enthusiast Alaskan family who relies on their hunting, fishing and bartering skills to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. Complete with odd beard choices and even stranger social skills, the Browns are an interesting group to watch. As the LA Times pointed out in a recent article discussing the validity of all the popular Alaskan “reality” shows, the Brown family were recently in court for fraud charges, which also exposed that the family doesn’t live the remote, antisocial Alaskan lifestyle the show would lead viewers to believe.

6. Duck Dynasty



While the popular A&E show Duck Dynasty may feature the ups and downs of running a family business, and does a good job at creating a few laughs, not everyone in the Robertson clan has always had the signature rugged, red-neck look that fans are accustom to seeing on the show. While it’s not surprising that the Robertson family would go through their share of wardrobe and style changes over the years, some of the changes between the family’s looks before Duck Dynasty and after are enough to raise an eyebrow to the validity of their appearances. If the Robertson’s have always been a rough and tough redneck bunch, why did they have family photos showing Willie, Jep and Jace sporting a much preppier look?

While it’s common for networks to have reality stars commit to a look to help give viewers an easy visual to go along with the names and faces (just like a fictional character would be portrayed), the drastic changes in looks makes it easy to wonder what else is faked on Duck Dynasty. In a recent article from Radar Online, Phil Robertson even admitted that the show’s producers would manufacture bleeped language on the show to provide entertainment. While it’s clear that the Robertson family is close-knit, with the drastic changes in appearance and tweaks to what the show’s stars say during filming makes it easy to question just how much of the show is staged for entertainment purposes instead of portraying a real family.

5. Pimp My Ride

Pimp My Ride Fake Reality TV

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In the early 2000s, the MTV reality car makeover show Pimp My Ride with host Xzibit had audiences in awe of how a dingy, neglected old car could go from lame first car status to a pimped out ride that would be the envy of everyone on the street. The show would “surprise” the lucky contestant and take their car to be made over. When the car was returned, not only did the vehicle have a new paint job and parts, but the best features possible, including killer sound systems and even televisions were integrated into the car.

In a time before backup cameras and dashboard television streaming and navigation, the cars on Pimp My Ride seemed unbelievable. Recently, the Huffington Post revealed that former contestants exposed the true reality of the show, where features were added just for filming purposes or otherwise altered to give the illusion of a stellar vehicle when it wasn’t what the contestant actually received. While Pimp My Ride was fun while it lasted, it isn’t too shocking that much of it was a smoke and mirrors show aimed at causing instantaneous awe and astonishment over these makeover marvels.

4. Cribs

MTV Cribs fake reality tv


MTV’s popular show Cribs gave us a look into the homes of celebrities of all variations. From actors, musicians, and famous athletes, it seemed that most anyone that would be worthy of the red carpet was welcome to participate on the show. It isn’t surprising that Cribs had an impressive 13 year run on MTV as the show allowed viewers to see just how their favorite celebrities chose to live. From extravagant homes, to tricked out cars and dream worthy accessories, these stars welcomed viewers into their homes to see just how celebrities choose to live their lives.

While some episodes were more impressive than others, the reality of the show has come into question in the past, thanks to a 2004 lawsuit from a woman named Janette Varela who’s leased home was presented on the show as rapper Ja Rule’s own abode. While MTV has not confirmed the allegations, many viewers have speculated that Ja Rule’s home isn’t the only fake on Cribs. Some viewers believe that much of the show was staged to give celebrity homes a more jaw-dropping appeal. It isn’t hard to believe that celebrities would be willing to spice up their home life to impress viewers of the show, but the true realities and the illusions may never be fully exposed.

3. Master Chef

Masterchef Fake Reality TV


Cooking reality shows are everywhere. From restaurant pioneers to bakery gurus and cuisine artists, cooking reality shows regularly leave viewers hungry for both food and more drama. While many contest based reality shows are suspiciously unrealistic, one show truly takes the cake. The Fox channel’s hit show MasterChef featuring renowned chef Gordon Ramsey has been accused of being fake, thanks to one of the show’s prior contestants speaking out against the show. In an article published by The Inquisitr, former contestant Ben Starr asserted that the show was anything but reality. In the article, Starr suggested that all reality television, including MasterChef is geared at entertainment, not at creating a realistic view of any said scenario.

2. True Tori

True Tori fake reality tv


As the child of well known parents (Candy and Arron Spelling), and having a successful acting career at a young age, actress Tori Spelling is no stranger to the spotlight. From her early days on the hit 90’s show Beverly Hills 90210 to spoof comedy films and various televisions hows, Tori Spelling has had her share of acting and production roles over the span of her career. On her latest reality television show titled True Tori, which airs on the Lifetime channel, viewers are supposed to have an unscripted, real look into Tori’s life. What ended in a one year, two season fail of a show was highly criticized by viewers. As jezebel.com noted, the show had many flaws, from portraying Tori as a struggling single mom (who had the typical help that would be expected of a celebrity) to unnatural sit downs with Tori, everything about the show had a false ring to it. With True Tori appearing to have such little truth to it, it’s no wonder that the show was a flop.

1. Amish Mafia



Everyone loves getting a sneak peak into the lives of other people while in the comfort of their own living room. While people may know the basics of the Amish lifestyle and culture from living in an area that has a large Amish community, or simply learning about them from school and talking with family and friends, the Amish are known as a group of people who are reserved about their lifestyle.

Mix in a little criminal minded drama and you’ve got a potential recipe for reality television gold. This was the basic premise of the Discovery channel television series Amish Mafia. Starting in 2012, the show Amish Mafia has seen a roller coaster of viewer intrigue and criticism. Many have questioned the validity of the actions of the cast members (namely Lebanon Levi) because of the simple fact that they’re promoting violence and other acts that go against the law. In the series sneak peak for the final season, the clip asserts that the show is real, yet this need to assert the “validity” of the show has some viewers even more skeptical of the show’s reality. While it may make for good television, it isn’t reality.

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At Chaen-Santy Media, we do not follow the common practice of staging Reality TV. We strive to produce Reality TV as true and real as possible.



How Strict should You impose in a Pre-Show Photo Ban

I recently attended a show. A crew member told the audience not to post photos of the show until 1 month later. However, they were very loose in imposing photo and video taking. The show host and crew openly encouraged photo opp and posed with fans.

Two whole weeks later, the show host and manager went berserk and rudely demanding people to immediately take down photos posted in Facebook, and even threatening unimposable legal action. I think the organizers were at fault in being too loose during the show – it sends an opposite message. They were simply too naive to think that fans would not post per-show photos in their Facebook. Monkey see, monkey do!

So now some fans are so fed up and pissed. They may likely boycott the show, and not post any photos after the approved date. There are still no pre-show publicity or trailers so they seem very inexperienced and unsophisticated. We should really offer them the benefit of doubt as they are obviously new in the industry.

There’s a Chinese saying that goes like “originally you are already looking good but you thought that you want to look even better by doing something. In the end because of your rude and bad behavior you now appear to be ugly and looked like you scratched your own face.”

It’s a shame really as Craig Santy and I actually have some Producers in Los Angeles who want to consider this show host for a movie part in a comedy, and we have some clients who could use this show host in their big annual conventions. But, obviously he kind of shot himself in the foot.

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Now there many degrees of strictness in pre-show photo posting. The strictest will be the final episode of a Reality TV show when the winner is chosen but the winner, contenders, and audience had pledged to keep secret of the end results such as in the final episode of Survivor or The Apprentice.

In these ultra stict shows there are camera police who would stand in front of the audience but still behind the cameras to point at culprits and shame them in public. Or they usually ban all cameras and smartphones on the set. Period.

Then there are shows which are less strict and the organizers actually want the audience to blog or post photos so they hope that it goes viral. At Chaen-Santy Media we are involved in both official and unofficial “publicity leaks” which bring enormous PRE-show buzz – but of course without any video clip of the show itself. Some “leaked” pre-show photos are very effective in generating traction, publicity, and most importantly viral curiosity for the fans to wait eagerly for the show release.

It’s common practice to have 2-3 “publicity leaks” something similar to Jimmie Kimmel’s pre-Release Date parody on the first meeting between Clark Kent and Bruce Wayne which was also in the Movie Trailer.

There are many wacky creative Pre-show & Post-show Publicity Stunt Magic that Chaen-Santy Media and our Orange Army Social Influencers are famous for.


Published on 5 May 2016.
Updated on 15 May 2016 (12:25 am)