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New York Goes to Hollywood

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Pointless TV publicity stunt isn't for kids.

TV VH1 Reality TV 2008
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According to Pollard's introductory voice-over, NEW YORK GOES TO HOLLYWOOD was her idea, meaning she pitched the concept to VH1. In return, the network gave her 30 days to make it as an actress -- and a high-profile way to promote her questionable talents. But with its awkwardly scripted approach to "reality," the show hardly adds anything valuable to an already saturated reality TV market. In fact, if Pollard's performance here says anything about her acting abilities, she should consider another career path.

Ultimately, New York Goes to Hollywood serves as a delivery system for Pollard's street-inspired insults, which is hardly top-tier content for kids. Need examples? Well, this one says it all: When a female candidate applying to be Pollard's assistant says that she's Christian and doesn't believe in premarital sex, Pollard snaps back, "Sex is very important to me. Plus, you're wearin', like, a sailor shirt. Bitch, you know you don't own no boat. So sail your ass up outta my house." Aye aye, matey.

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