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Posts from: April 2004

future shows: The Big Shot’s overachievers, Ivana Trump, Gilligan’s Island cast member clones, Outback Jack’s city women, two new Bachelors.

future show announcements The Bachelor, and maybe The Bachelorette, will return for at least two more seasons. Blue 13 Productions is casting for The Big Shot, which “pits over-achievers from a variety of backgrounds into an unusual and challenging real-world environment that will test their abilities to succeed at any cost.” $2 million in prizes …

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Paris Hilton invades Australia, where she may join the cast of Big Brother.

Paris Hilton invades Australia, where she may join the cast of Big Brother. Having sufficiently conquered the United States, Paris has moved on to Australia. After The Simple Life 2 wrapped, she headed there, where she’s working on another movie (she’ll soon appear in Raising Helen). She’s filming a remake of House of Wax with …

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vote was the closest in Idol’s history; was it because of a power outage, racism?

vote was the closest in Idol’s history; was it because of a power outage, racism? The shocking American Idol 3 vote that showed Jennifer Hudson the door was the closest vote in the show’s history, Reuters reports. So why was it so close and so shocking (to everyone except Jennifer)? Extra speculates “that storms in …

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mother says Showbiz Moms and Dads “ripped us apart”; critics say it’s “riveting.”

mother says Showbiz Moms and Dads “ripped us apart”; critics say it’s “riveting.” This week, The New Yorker reviews Bravo’s new series Showbiz Moms and Dads, finding that “when it comes to the way parents treat their children, judgments are impossible to avoid.” That judgment has left one of the parents feeling betrayed. Debbie Tye …

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American Idol “divas” end up as the bottom three; Jennifer Hudson goes home.

American Idol “divas” end up as the bottom three; Jennifer Hudson goes home. Viewers didn’t call in to support any of American Idol 3‘s “divas”–Fantasia Barrino, La Toya London and Jennifer Hudson–as they ended up as the bottom three. Simon Cowell referred to their performances as “the battle of the divas.” Jennifer Hudson received the …

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American Idol producer says judges don’t “[have] that much of an effect.”

American Idol producer says judges don’t “[have] that much of an effect.” MTV.com points out that the judges on American Idol 3 have been relegated to repeating the same clichéd reactions over and over again, “whether it’s Jackson’s ‘yo, dawg’ lingo or Abdul’s clapping,” or Simon’s pseudo-insulting recycled insults. So at this point in the …

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