miners plan to protest Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS shareholders meeting.

miners plan to protest Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS shareholders meeting.
More protests are planned for a show that is still only in development. Yesterday the United Mine Workers of America’s president said the group’s members will protest The Real Beverly Hillbillies at CBS’ May shareholders meeting. In a letter the president of the union said “[t]his plan–to take a poor rural family, place them in a Hollywood mansion and ridicule them on national television–is repugnant to me and to the union members I represent.” Meanwhile, the Center for Rural Strategies continues its campaign to get CBS to cancel plans for the show.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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