Reality Rocks Expo: The sad reality of it all
The inaugural Reality Rocks Expo hardly found its groove the second day. The crowd was fairly anemic Sunday in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The biggest line of the day wasn’t for meet-and-greets with the likes of Ray J (“For the Love of Ray J”) or Omarosa (“The Apprentice,” “The Surreal Life”), rather it was for a casting call for The Hub’s new music competition series “Majors and Minors.” And panels still drew sparse crowds — only they appeared larger because rows were roped off in the bigger rooms.
A rockin’ hit or not, it gave us these gems:
— During the “Where are They Now? Catching up with Reality TV Stars and Their Lives Today,” Omarosa, who launched her unscripted career after appearing on the first season of “The Apprentice,” touted that she has appeared on more than three dozen reality shows: “I took lemons and made a hell of a glass of lemonade.” And unfortunately, there isn’t likely an end in sight. She warned/told the sparse crowd: “I believe there are 15 minutes of fame for me in every hour.” Oy. Can someone take out the battery on that clock?
— It can’t be a good thing when “Hottie” Schatar Sapphira (“Flavor of Love"/"Charm School" alum) can draw a bigger crowd than fellow scheduled performer Blake Lewis (“American Idol”), with a song and performance like this:
— We would like to thank organizers for stationing the WeTV/Wedding Central booth just feet away from the “Cheaters” booth. Also, if there is someone out there that actually purchased one of the hand-painted Joey Greco bobbleheads for $24, please identify yourself.
— ShowTracker loves when TV comes full circle. But for Erin Murphy, who played Tabitha Stephens on “Bewitched,” to find herself at “Reality Rocks” is … strange. Even stranger that it’s in relation to her appearances on “Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship” and “RuPaul Drag U.” How did that happen?
— Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Moderator Michelle Collins, left, and TV personality Audrina Patridge speak at Reality Rocks Expo — Day 2 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Credit: Getty Images.