Welcome to the world's most famous and most glamorous bastion of hedonism, the Playboy Mansion! For the first time ever, The Girls Next Door takes you beyond the Mansion's gates and behind closed doors where you'll meet Holly, Kendra, and Bridget, just your average girls next door with one small difference...They're smoking hot! Join these lovely ladies for an uncensored view of their daily lives as they laugh, love, play, and party, and see why being Hugh Hefner's girlfriends definitely has its advantages! The Girls Next Door also features sexy, never-before-seen, unrated versions of episodes-- unbleeped, unblurred, and unbelievable! Arguably the junkiest and most entertaining reality TV series to date, The Girls Next Door's sensationalism capitalizes on the public's desire to understand what really goes on inside the Playboy Mansion. Starring Hugh Hefner's three main girlfriends as themselves (Kendra Wilkinson, Bridget Marquardt, and "first girl" Holly Madison), the three women, over the course of 15 episodes, describe their daily lives, their feelings for Hef, and the life choices that have helped them to make their dreams come true. Glimpses into Hef's personal affairs, and even his living quarters, like his cluttered but regal office and his gigantic bed, surely satisfy our need to gawk at celebrity. But as episodes delve deeper into this family's unique lifestyle, showing the competitive stress induced by Hugh's ex Barbi Benton's arrival in "Fight Night," or in the mad rush for lingerie preceding the infamous annual summer party, in "Midsummer Night's Dream," the viewer realizes that looking like a Playboy model is a full-time job. Episodes like "Just Shoot Me" fascinate by showing how Playboy photo shoots unfold, while "Grape Expectations," about Bridget's road trip to her hometown, Lodi, give the girls a down-to-earth patina. In fact, the show saliently demystifies pornography by making the industry's stars into real characters. This three-disc set features commentary, the unaired pilot, "Hef's World," ...
Manufacturer: A&E HOME VIDEO
Bravo heads to the Garden State to follow the five most Jersey of all Jersey Girls as they live lavish lifestyles and deal with all the drama that money can buy. The hair is big, but the drama is bigger in THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY. For the first time in Real Housewives history, the ladies are more than just friends joining the cast are two sisters, who are married to two brothers and one sister-in-law, bringing a whole new level of familial drama to the table. While family remains a priority for each of these women, their shopping, decorating, dating and even fighting are all over-the-top.From their wild weekend in Atlantic City to the infamous table flip, watch every episode of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE including the two Watch What Happens episodes, The Lost Footage and the Director s Cut of the season finale, all of 3 DVDs. The conceit of Bravo's The Real Housewives franchise is to showcase women who make the fictional characters on ABC's Desperate Housewives seem like amateurs. And in that sense, The Real Housewives of New Jersey is successful. The women certainly are colorful, but as interesting? No. Still, it's easy to see why this series is popular. The women are pretty enough, plenty catty, and some are even downright diabolical. They're kind of what Heidi from The Hills might grow up to become 10 or 15 years down the line. Every reality series has to have a villain, and the first season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey has one in brassy Danielle. While she may not stick her boogery finger in a jar of communal peanut butter (as did Puck on The Real World: San Francisco), Danielle is an instigator. Many of her alleged actions are chronicled in a book written by her ex-husband. Is she a drug addict? Was she a hooker in the past? Does she have a history of altercations with the police? (Her ex is a police officer.) The truth is less important than the way she--and the rest of the housewives--deal with the accusations on the show. There are histrionics, table turni...
Manufacturer: Weinstein Company
Brand: UNIVERSAL MUSIC VIDEO DIST.
The hip series Project Runway is a pop culture sensation. International supermodel Heidi Klum returns as host, heading a glamorous panel of celebrities and fashion icons in search of the next star fashion designer. The fourth season of Project Runway returns with another group of telegenic contestants intent on winning the $100,000 cash prize and the chance to jumpstart their careers as fashion designers. The 15 competitors include sensitive Ricky Lizdale, earth mama Kathleen Vaughn, and impishly adorable Christian Siriano. Thanks to his quirky looks, hip designs, and popular catchphrases ("fierce," "ferosh," "hot tranny mess"), Siriano became such a pop culture sensation that he was parodied by Amy Poehler on Saturday Night Live. Though it is full of drama and its share of cat fighting, Project Runway has always been a step above your run-of-the-mill reality series. Whereas The Hills relies on a coterie of frenemies to ramp up its ratings, Project Runway actually seems interested in the contestants and how they will succeed in life beyond the series. Hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, who exhibits a wry sense of humor while keeping the show moving at a brisk pace, the series is smartly entertaining. Fan favorite Tim Gunn returns, as does judge Nina Garcia. This season's guest stars include fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker, who helps critique the contestants' creations for her affordable Bitten line. But former football pro Tiki Barber is a scene stealer, appearing in an episode where the competitors have to design an outfit for him to wear on television. (Some of the pieces that the cast comes up with challenge the notion that Barber looks good in anything.) All 13 episodes from the Bravo series are included in this four-disc set. By the time Klum says auf wiedersehen to the runner up, most viewers will agree that the right contestant won. --Jae-Ha Kim
Get ready to go nuts with brutally honest comedienne, actress and all-around force of nature Roseanne Barr as Lifetime Television premieres an all-new docu-series spotlighting Barr's endeavors to run a fully functional 40-acre macadamia nut and livestock farm on Hawaii's Big Island alongside her longtime writer-musician boyfriend Johnny Argent and son Jake. "They've said 'Roseanne's nuts' for years, and now I'm going to make that a reality," said Barr. "I'm all about nuts now. Macadamia nuts!" Each half-hour episode of Roseanne's Nuts promises a funny, outrageous and unfiltered look at the adventures of the Emmy-winning TV star as she transitions into a new life far from Los Angeles.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
In 16 and Pregnant, they were moms-to-be. Now, follow Farrah, Maci, Amber, and Catelynn as they face the challenges of their first year of motherhood.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Manufacturer: Paramount / MTV
Brand: Paramount Pictures
The complete second season of the TV series Laguna Beach. Laguna Beach, the MTV hit about real-life rich kids in the coastal Orange County town, is too real to be a soap opera and too fake to be a reality series--and therein lies the rub. At least if Laguna Beach were a scripted drama, you could buy the suspended disbelief that a crush would just happen to appear in front of you as you're saying, "I wonder what he thinks about me." Or if it were truly a reality series, you can forgive the repeated exclamations of "This is going to be soooo fun, I am soo excited, you guys!" But because producers pull one too many puppet strings to heighten drama and add exposition, the sudsy guilty pleasure can be hard to watch. After all, how many times in a week can two guys pause in the middle of skateboarding to discuss their feelings? (This is addressed in the post-show interviews, where cast members spill that they're ordered to alert producers when they're about to dump someone so they can film the action in time.) Nonetheless, season two builds in addictive nature courtesy of alpha female Kristin (Cavallari, who later wound up a tabloid staple), now the narrator. She's the spice to season one narrator LC's sugar, a Mean Girl without the moral lesson. (Ironically, home movies featured on the DVD show Kristin, age 2, dressed as a witch for Halloween.) She unabashedly breaks hearts, "hooks up" with her friends' crushes, misleads her hangdog ex Stephen, and bashes rival blondes. If Kristin had less sense, she'd actually be a perfect match for perennial cheater Jason, whose "hotness" remains inexplicable given his inability to ignore his hormones. Don't miss Jason's interview in the bonus features, in which he repeatedly uses the words "bad," "stupid," and "I wasn't thinking" when confronted about his many dalliances. Aside from the theatrics, this gang encounters prom, spring break trips to Mexico, graduation gifts from Tiffany, and charity fashion shows. College and parents are non-entities; "the new girl" comes with a la...
America's Next Top Model, Cycle 2 (2004) (3 Discs)
Manufacturer: CBS Home Entertainment
Brand: CBS Home Entertainment
The drama is high and the fashion is higher in the second season of the hugely popular AMERICAâ€™S NEXT TOP MODEL(TM). From a bartender to a wire stripper to an account executive, the twelve model hopefuls compete for the highly-coveted prizes and the admiration of Tyra Banks and her judges.Things get off to a tense start when the first assignment is in the nude, and one model refuses to pose. Although that is tame compared to what comes later as a contestant lets the studio lights go to her head and risks her relationship with the boyfriend she left back home. Find out who will fall victim to fashion and who will be AMERICAâ€™S NEXT TOP MODEL(TM) in this 3-disc DVD set including revealing special features.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh season in the long-running series, strands the competitors in the dense jungles of Guatemala amidst the backdrop of the beautiful Mayan ruins. A diverse group of castaways, including ex-NFL quarterback Gary Hogeboom, are divided into two tribes, the NakÃºm and the YaxhÃ¡. After the tribes are formed, the cast sees the welcome return of fan-favorites Stephenie LaGrossa and Bobby Jon Drinkard from Survivor: Palau. Things start off with a brutal 11-mile hike through the Guatemalan Jungle and donâ€™t get any easier from there. In a cast that contains an ex-football player and an ivy-league student, everyone tries to keep their identity a secret to avoid being singled out by their teammates. Double crosses, tribe switches, and the introduction of the â€˜hidden idolâ€™ keep things fresh and exciting in the eleventh season. Watch as the castaways battle it out and discover for yourself who will be the sole survivor in this 5-disc DVD set.