Real…Hillbillies creator wants viewers to “fall back in love with my people.”

Real…Hillbillies creator wants viewers to “fall back in love with my people.”
The creator of the heavily protested The Real Beverly Hillbillies says he created the show because “I thought if America can fall in love with Ozzy Osbourne after they got to know him, why couldn’t they fall back in love with my people?” The Orlando Sentinel profiles both the show’s major opponent, the newly-founded Center for Rural Strategies, and the show’s creator, Dub Cornett, who is “[a] railroad worker’s son from Appalachia, Va.,” and a producer who worked both as manager for Lucinda Williams and on the soundtrack for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” On the show’s future, the paper reports, “Though CBS has so far declined to officially cancel Cornett’s Hillbillies project for eternity, it will never be aired if its opponents have their way.”

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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