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Paula Abdul will reportedly be paid between $5 and 8 million a year for Idol

Paula Abdul’s renewed contract for American Idol is, according to the New York Post, “worth between $5 million and $8 million each season, according to industry sources.” Paula’s spokesperson would only tell the paper that they “do not at anytime comment on financial matters for Ms. Abdul.” Because the other regulars have already signed contracts …

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FOX buying DialIdol, Vote for the Worst, and reality TV blogs to promote American Idol

This satirical story is part of the April 1, 2006 edition of reality blurred. News Corp., continuing to acquire popular online properties, has purchased American Idol-focused sites DialIdol and Vote for the Worst. The sites will be folded into the company’s MySpace community once the checks clear and/or FOX Security finishes their friendly visits with …

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Reality TV producers band together to create a new genre of television

This satirical story is part of the April 1, 2006 edition of reality blurred. Fighting back against relentless criticism that they fake their shows and overwork their employees, the major reality TV production companies are abandoning their current slate of reality shows and are instead developing plans to produce a new type of TV show. …

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