CBS “unaware” of Survivor cast member’s porn past until editing.

CBS “unaware” of Survivor cast member’s porn past until editing.
Despite background checks, CBS didn’t know about Survivor Thailand cast member Brian Heidik‘s credits in soft-core porn movies, an insider tells E! Online’s Wanda. The Smoking Gun revealed his porn resume last week; Wanda says someone recognized him while the show was being edited. “Now, a network source tells me the production area is overrun with tapes of Brian’s wocka-chicka-wow films…, and the crew’s new favorite pastime is to sit around and laugh at their latest tribal torch,” Wanda reports.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

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Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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