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Most Evil Reality Show Villains on TV Right Now

by Jane Murphy, posted Dec 2nd 2009 6:30PM
When it comes to reality show stars, we remember the ones we love to hate. Johnny Fairplay or Puck, Santino or Joan Rivers (what, you didn't want Annie Duke to win 'Celebrity Apprentice'?) ... viewers want to get their blood boiling. Here are some of the scoundrels (and circumstances) currently gritting teeth on your TV grid.When it comes to reality show stars, we remember the ones we love to hate. Johnny Fairplay or Puck, Santino or Joan Rivers (what, you didn't want Annie Duke to win 'Celebrity Apprentice'?) ... viewers want to get their blood boiling. Here are some of the scoundrels (and circumstances) currently gritting teeth on your TV grid.

'Survivor: Samoa'
Villain:
Russell H.
What Makes Him Evil: Welcome to Apocalypse Aiga, where Colonel Hantz has taken over. That would be Russell Hantz, a wealthy Texas oilman who's bad to the bone. Blue-eyed and bald, his resemblance to Marlon Brando's Colonel Kurtz in 'Apocalypse Now' doesn't stop there. Like Kurtz, Hantz has everyone wondering: Is he a deity -- or the devil himself? He requires no sleep, has an uncanny read on players' weaknesses, and finds immunity idols with nary a clue. He's not under the radar, he IS the radar. In his spare time, Russell is cackling for the cameras, pledging in his Southfork drawl that he'll take the title, even though he's the last man who needs cash. After all, whether it's oil or attitude, crude can pay big.

'The Amazing Race'
Villains:
The Brothers McMillen
What Makes Him Evil: On any other season of 'TAR,' they'd merely be "oh, those guys'; but on season 15, aka 'The Amazingly Friendly Super Nice Race,' the brothers have declared themselves the baddies. Yet despite jostling with the Harlem Globetrotters and stealing Miss America's cab, the bickering brothers save their meanest moments for each other ("Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!"). Their double-crosses have been so singularly tame (and always with a moment of après-scheme guilt), that ultra-bland Cheyne -- aka "that blond guy with the blonde girlfriend" -- might even get a few alternate votes in the villain category, for overuse of the word "awesomeness."

'Cake Boss'
Villain: Mary Valastro Sciarrone
What Makes Her Evil: Perhaps the only truly evil thing about 'Cake Boss' is how this peek behind the scones at Carlo's Bakery makes you want to binge on ganache. But there's something about Mary. One of boss Buddy's endless supply of sisters, Mary displays classic middle child behavior -- surely her aim is to have the show re-titled "Cake Boss's Smarter Sibling." Behind Buddy's back, she vetoes his "Caesar's Palace" remodeling of the kitchen and orders the designers to think pink, claiming she's more qualified to make aesthetic decisions because she went to beauty school. In another episode, Mary has Buddy's elfin gofer do her bidding, while the busy baker waits in vain for his lunch. "Reminds me of me and Mary fighting over a stuffed animal!" Buddy rages.

'Say Yes to the Dress'
Villains: The Grooms
What Makes Them Evil: It's time for bridal boutique Kleinfeld's to sweep out the grooms. Like most articles of clothing, a wedding dress fits just one. Guys, let your life partner pick out her own attire. Finicky fiancés are becoming a signature on 'SYTTD,' ranging from passive-aggressive ("I don't dislike it") to just aggressive (regulars won't soon forget John, who was seriously ruching-intolerant). Let's all embrace superstition for once. Seeing your intended's dress before the big day is bad luck. And insulting the bride's choice of gown before the big day is bad form.

'Real Housewives of Orange County'
Real HousewivesVillain: Reality
What Makes It Evil: If Jeana's done, then clouds must be rolling into Coto de Caza. The mellow mom of three has never had anything to hide, meeting catty friends and mouthy kids with her signature cool monotone. But facing divorce, a grim real estate market and her youngest leaving the nest, fan favorite Jeana walked away from 'Housewives.' The other ladies still crave the limelight, but these days the economy has them screeching a different tune: Gretchen held a garage sale; Vicki took her daughter on a Roman holiday, but worked "24/7" to get there. Wake up and smell the spritzer -- Orange County's fantasy has been shattered by a villain that few saw coming: the New Normal.

'Real Housewives of Washington'
Real Housewives of WashingtonVillains: The Salahis
What Makes Them Evil: No, you haven't seen the show, on Bravo or anywhere else. It hasn't aired; it hasn't even been officially cast. Yet DC's 'Real Housewives' already has its bad penny. According to The Washington Post, Michaele Salahi, and her husband, polo enthusiast Tareq Salahi, crashed the first state dinner of the Obama Administration. They had no invitation, just a camera to record their meet-cutes with the Vice President, Chief of Staff and other Capital luminaries (they rushed the photos onto Facebook). At the time, Michaele was merely under consideration for the latest installment of 'Real Housewives'. Mrs. Salahi seemed a good fit: a bling-y blonde and one-time Redskins cheerleader (or maybe not). If the brazen Michaele does not cut a 'Real' deal, maybe she can change places with Mayumi Heene on 'Wife Swap'.

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