FOX objects to nature show because of animals’ “graphically sexual movements.”

FOX objects to nature show because of animals’ “graphically sexual movements.”
In a laughable display of hypocrisy, FOX has objected to parts of a documentary from National Geographic, tentatively titled “Wild Sex.” The network’s standards and practices editor says “‘mounting’ or graphically sexual movements would be problematic,” according to a letter obtained by the Washington Post. Cheryl McDowell tells National Geographic that “since this special is for family viewing, this presents some concerns. Let’s discuss.” At FOX, she writes, “we want to make sure that we do not sensationalize or show explicit sexual activity among our four-legged primates.” Apparently, two-legged primates are okay. That, or she was kept in a lock box or other secured location while Joe Millionaire subtitled oral sex and Paradise Hotel became a big drunken orgy between people with intelligence lower than that of most primates.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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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