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Posts from: January 2006

Oscar documentary nominees include March of the Penguins and Murderball

As part of reality blurred‘s new coverage of quality, reality-like nonfiction TV and film documentaries, it makes sense to recognize those documentary films that were nominated today for an Oscar. One of last year’s nominees, Super Size Me, eventually led to a reality show spin-off, FX’s 30 Days. And the winner, Born Into Brothels, told …

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Exile Island’s immunity idol can be used repeatedly, won’t be played until after votes are cast

Talking about Thursday’s debut of Survivor Panama, Jeff Probst revealed that the immunity idol hidden on Exile Island–the remote location where one person will be sent, alone, every few days–may come into play more than once. That’s because, after it’s used, it will be hidden on the island once again. Further, and more significantly, “the …

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Amazing Race 9 teams announced

The 11 couples who will race around the world (we hope) on The Amazing Race 9 have been announced. There are four sets of friends, three dating couples, two married couples, and two couples comprised of family members. They include “bohemian best buds”, sisters who’ve lived apart for 20 years, “cocky, very competitive” friends, two …

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Laguna Beach editor says love triangle between LC, Kristin, and Stephen was faked

An editor for Laguna Beach says that the love triangle between LC, Kristin, and Stephen was manufactured in the editing room, according to a Time magazine expose on reality TV. The hyperbolic Time story focuses on manipulated reality but mostly just rehashes what we’ve known about for a while (Jonathan’s Amazing Race complaints, Sarah Kozer’s …

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