These reality TV newcomers were ready for fame. Then social media turned vicious.

The cast of season 21 of

"They were like, 'Don't go on the message boards. ... People can be really mean and cruel. So obviously, the first thing you do is go online and read the message boards."

Alaska Native girl leads animated kids TV show in US first

Characters, from left, Tooey, voiced by Sequoia Janvier, Trini, voiced by Vienna Leacock and Molly, voiced by Sovereign Bill, are featured in the animated PBS series

The PBS Kids animated show "Molly of Denali" is the nation's first-ever children's series featuring indigenous leads

Review: It’s not just ‘Stranger Things.’ Two new Netflix sitcoms have a nostalgic streak, too.

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias plays a Long Beach history teacher fending off trouble from above and offering a helping hand below in the Netflix comedy "Mr. Iglesias." (Lara Solanki/Netflix/TNS)

As Netflix prepares to take us back to 1985 with the third season of “Stranger Things,” it’s also looking backward with two new sitcoms, the recently premiered “Mr. Iglesias” and “Family Reunion,” which debuted July 10.

Lauren Ash loves chance to share ‘Scare Tactics’

Lauren Ash (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Lauren Ash spent two years at a job where she came to work every day fearing someone would play a horrible practical joke on her.

Movie tip: "Yesterday"

Movie tip Yesterday This comedy is cute and sweet, as it takes off from a decidedly quirky premise: what if the electricity flashed out briefly around the world, and somehow that erased the existence of various things from history and from people’s memories? So no Coca-Cola.





Rick's List — Naive Edition

The other evening at a dinner party, I made on offhand comment, something about, "Gosh, I don't see anything bad happening anywhere in this fine world of ours ever again." And one of the folks eating foie gras said,...

An Allagash River Adventure, Part I: Surviving squalls, wind and bugs on an exquisite, 90-mile wilderness river

Resplendent with churning rapids, sparkling lakes, dense forests and panoramic views of distant mountains, Maine’s Allagash Wilderness Waterway embodies a paddler’s paradise — except when you step ashore.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Buddy Guy — Nov. 15 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $49-$79

Randy Rainbow — Nov. 9 at Garde; tickets on sale at noon today; $35-$55


Dwight Yoakam — Nov. 10 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $55, $70

Darlene Love — Nov. 29 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $45-$75

Pure Prairie League — Sept. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $65-$100

Leslie Jones — Sept. 7 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $39-$59