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Posts from: November 2002

the reality of Trading Spaces.

the reality of Trading Spaces. I admit it: This is a self-link to a piece I wrote for Salon after spending three days on the set of the Houston: Appalachian Trail episode of Trading Spaces last spring. Despite the title, the essay is about how reality is constructed on the show, and why such manipulation …

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UK Popstars boy band manager says he’ll kill himself if group doesn’t hit #1.

UK Popstars boy band manager says he’ll kill himself if group doesn’t hit #1. Popstars: The Rivals has selected its first group, and it’s manager is so confident about their success he’s threatening suicide. Boy band–er, “vocal harmony group”–One True Voice is composed of female contestants. The boy band’s manager, Pete Waterman, is so sure …

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Handy Andy told Hildi her room sucked; Gen couldn’t understand him.

Handy Andy told Hildi her room sucked; Gen couldn’t understand him. Trading Spaces designer Hilda Santo-Tomas asked Changing Rooms designer “Handy” Andy Kane what he thought of her room during the crossover episode, and he told her “it was awful,” he tells Zap2it.com. “They were quite shocked at the fact that someone turned around and …

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top 50 directors selected.

top 50 directors selected. The 50 finalists for Project Greenlight 2‘s new director contest have been revealed and their usernames posted on the site. The pool will be narrowed to 10 by Dec. 12, and those 10 will be given assignments due Jan. 2. Then the top 3 will be named on Jan. 10, with …

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American Idol 2’s new co-host was an American Idol semi-finalist.

American Idol 2’s new co-host was an American Idol semi-finalist. Joining Ryan Seacrest as co-host of American Idol 2 will be Kristin Holt, a semi-finalist from the show’s first season. She’ll replace Brian “The Dunkleman” Dunkleman. Kristin apparently volunteered herself for the job, according to Zap2it.com, calling the producers and then auditioning for the position. …

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