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2002: the year in reality TV.

For a genre that was declared dead in 2001, 2002 certainly was an active year. From The Osbournes to American Idol, new shows debuted that became the talk of the nation. A look at the Google Zeitgeist and the Lycos 50 for 2002 reveal that searches for reality TV shows are still prevalent, and best …

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Brian not pressing charges against his wife; discusses soft core porn films.

Brian not pressing charges against his wife; discusses soft core porn films. Survivor Thailand winner Brian Heidik is back with his wife Charmaine Heidik (aka C.C. Costigan) and they are “working it out”; he isn’t pressing charges for her assault, TV Guide reports. Of his naked filmography, he tells the magazine, “It’s funny how Michael …

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24 million watched finale; Clay still baffled about racism accusation.

24 million watched finale; Clay still baffled about racism accusation. More than 24 million people watched Survivor Thailand‘s finale Thursday, but that was about a million fewer than watched the finale of Survivor Marquesas. Also, runner-up Clay Jordan says the accusation by tribemate Ted that he was a redneck racist “hurt, because I didn’t do …

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Kelly’s record-setting single is Billboard’s best-selling single of 2002.

Kelly’s record-setting single is Billboard’s best-selling single of 2002. After making Billboard history by jumping more places on the Hot 100 chart than a single ever had before, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s single “Before Your Love/A Moment Like This” (now on DVD for $8) has been named the Best Selling Single of the Year …

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Brian wins Survivor Thailand.

Brian wins Survivor Thailand. The alliance mastermind, used car salesperson, and porn star Brian Heidik won Survivor Thailand with four of the jury’s seven votes, beating Clay Jordan. Brian won immunity twice and along with Clay and Jan, ousted Helen after telling her she was safe, leading to a memorable final tribal council speech from …

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Osbournes averaging a million fewer viewers compared to last season.

Osbournes averaging a million fewer viewers compared to last season. This season, The Osbournes debuted “with 6.6 million viewers, but the last three episodes have drawn 4.2 million, 4.4 million and 4.6 million viewers respectively,” according to The New York Post. That’s compared to an average of about 5.3 million viewers every week last season. …

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Making the Band 2’s “most disturbing moments”: fights, family member deaths.

Making the Band 2’s “most disturbing moments”: fights, family member deaths. Making the Band 2, which is following the creation of a hip-hop group shepherded by P Diddy, has seen more trauma than the entire three seasons of the first series combined. Entertainment Weekly “counts down the show’s most troubling scenes,” from a fight in …

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CBS sued over unaired reality TV show “harness of pain” stunt.

CBS sued over unaired reality TV show “harness of pain” stunt. CBS and Rocket Science Laboratories, the producers of Temptation Island, have been sued by participants in the pilot episode of a show called Culture Shock. According to The Smoking Gun, which publishes the lawsuit, the show “involved five couples competing in physical competitions, with …

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Celebrity Mole tapes may have been destroyed in a fire early Wednesday.

Celebrity Mole tapes may have been destroyed in a fire early Wednesday. The tapes for ABC’s Celebrity Mole may have been destroyed in a fire late Tuesday night. Stone Stanley Entertainment’s offices were at Hollywood Center Studios, where the fire struck a building that contained the tapes for the show. Stone Stanley’s offices were in …

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