I'm not really sure what these folks think is going to happen when they go on these shows. There is something going on with the world when these folks known for only being known think that the rules will bend for them.
Joan and Melissa got all pissed when Melissa was fired. How did they think it was going to end? Maybe the two of them would be the final contestants and Donald would name both of them winners? Didn't Joan use to say, "Oh grow up!"
It was really classy how Melissa ran off the set, swore at everyone, and called people whores while telling the producers that she wouldn't do a follow-up interview. Again... who hires these people? I'm sure the charity associated with her must be so proud.
Real World / Road Rules is another example. Everyone goes on and on about being honest and walking out with their heads held high. Uh, hello? You guys have been on these things before... you know how this works. I was watching last week's Duel II when Evan got called into the gauntlet and acted hurt and betrayed. Come on dude... when you call a guy a weasel for going after you it just makes you look weak and I actually root for you so don't do that crap.
PS- my favorite "character" is CT. I hope to never meet that kid when he's got a drink in him but still, he makes good TV. I wish he'd hold it together one of these times and just own the whole thing. He's a moster and could do it but that assumes a pretty big change.