VH1 plans competition series the White Rapper Show

VH1 will air a competition series for white wannabe rappers. The series, titled The White Rapper Show, will be produced by Ken Mok, the executive producer of Top Model, and be hosted by Michael “MC Serch” Berrin.

During the eight-episode show, which debuts in early 2007, “[c]ontestants will live together in the South Bronx as a series of challenges test their music talent and ability to mesh with black culture,” according to Variety. VH1 VP says contestants will “have to earn credibility and the respect of the people in the Bronx.” The winner will receive $100,000.

VH1 is currently casting and wants a 60-second video demonstrating your skillz.

VH1 hunts for ‘Rapper’ [Variety]
Calling All White Rappers! [VH1]

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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