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Trump fires more than half of one team, and one-third of the remaining candidates

Fed up with the continued incompetence of his candidates, Donald Trump pulled out his metaphorical machete and metaphorically slaughtered more than half of the Excel team. Perhaps the biggest surprise was that he surprised us by firing four people at once. James, Jennifer M., Mark, and project manager Josh were all fired after their team …

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ABC VP says reality “is viewed as equally important as comedy and drama”

A panel discussion about reality TV, one that was interrupted by WGAw protesters, found that “media reports suggesting television reality series are losing popularity are overblown,” according to TV Week. Although I agree with them, they’re not exactly an objective panel, as every one of them is either a reality show producer or a network …

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Martha Stewart’s Apprentice judge and MSLO chair Charles Koppelman will be paid $3 million

Martha Stewart’s left-hand man will be paid $3 million this year, part of which apparently pays for him to fondle his cigar every week on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart. AdAge frames their story about his salary saying that Charles Koppelman, the chair of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, is “set to receive up to $3 million …

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Mark Burnett says he expects Jeff Probst to leave, suggests a woman may host

After the season after this one, Jeff Probst may leave Survivor. And although Jeff says he’s unsure about what he’ll do, executive producer Mark Burnett thinks he’ll leave. Burnett tells TV Guide, “I believe in my gut that he will move on [after the next edition].” According to Mike Ausiello, Burnett “half-nodded when I asked …

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