Drew Carey says Last Comic Standing 2 process was “crooked and dishonest.”

Drew Carey says Last Comic Standing 2 process was “crooked and dishonest.”
Two celebrity judges for Last Comic Standing 2 say their input was ignored when producers selected the 10 finalists. Brett Butler wrote on her web site that they “were both surprised and disappointed at the results and … had NOTHING to do with them.” Her fellow judge Drew Carey is even more blunt: “I thought it was crooked and dishonest. It was like somebody at NBC cast the show ahead of the event in Vegas. And they had 1,100 in the audience (for the semifinals competition) who saw how blatantly it was cast. If this happened on ‘Survivor’ or any other reality TV show, it would be a major scandal.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, “while the judges’ opinion in the rounds leading to the final are taken into account, the final decision is made by the show’s producers and NBC executives.”

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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