Anna David is the author of the novels Party Girl and Bought and has written for The New York Times, Playboy, Details, Cosmo, and Redbook, among other publications. She appears on CBS, NBC, Fox News and many other networks regularly. Her most recent book, Reality Matters, is an anthology of essays that she edited about reality shows.

The ladies of Real Housewives throw fits, feud, gossip, and think only of themselves—just like adolescents. Anna David examines the teen cult around Bravo franchise.

When London said in June he’d been kidnapped and forced to do drugs, no one believed him. When he was exonerated, no one noticed. Now he’s getting the word out on Celebrity Rehab.

Jesse Eisenberg talks to The Daily Beast about identifying with Mark Zuckerberg, living in Chelsea, and why he doesn’t have a Facebook page. Plus, read reviews of the film.

With an addiction to methamphetamines and multiple arrests, Tom Sizemore's career seemed like a lost cause. Then he ended up on Celebrity Rehab and got sober—and back in the game. Anna David on his remarkable turnaround.

Challenging the general assumption that reality television is dumbing us down, colleges across the country are using it as a teaching tool. Is Richard Hatch replacing Hegel?


The Jersey Shore kids now command upward of $25,000 even to consider showing up at a Sweet 16 party. Anna David talks to the agents who set the prices for their appearances.

The successes of Chelsea Handler and Tori Spelling have sent desperate book publishers on a spending spree that will surely backfire. Anna David goes inside the trend.

Real Housewives of New Jersey now revolves solely around unhinged ex-con Danielle Staub—she tells Anna David about her “meaningless” enemies and being in the Bravo “family.”

The Daily Beast calculates the cost of saving teen sailor Abby Sunderland—and the insanity didn't end there. Anna David on the family's reality TV outrage. Plus, parents who should be shot.

The bizarre third season of The Real Housewives of New York City has ended. Anna David talks to its stars about the insanity that occurred—and about the show’s future.