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Posts from: October 2006

Evan Marriott, the original Joe Millionaire, is “burnt from the whole thing”

Three years after saying his 15 minutes were up, Evan Marriott, the star of Joe Millionaire, has apparently given up living in the shadow of his fame. He’s now the “owner of his own construction business in California,” according to The Virginian-Pilot, which says Evan “wasn’t thrilled about talking to” the paper when they contacted …

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VH1 will air six new reality series in its “Wild Life” reality show block

Just as VH1 has given new life to aging celebrities in its Celebreality block of reality shows, the network will now create a similar primetime block called Wild Life that will feature reality shows focusing on the music industry. MTV’s Brian Graden describes these new shows to The Hollywood Reporter as “aspirational, (where the subjects …

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Little People, Big World’s Jacob Roloff injured after being “struck several times by a 2,000 pound block of concrete”

One of the cast members of TLC’s Little People, Big World was injured along with a family friend when he was “struck several times by a 2,000 pound block of concrete,” according to TLC. Jacob Roloff’s father, Matt, released a statement describing what happened to his son and an older family friend: “While Jacob and …

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Denver cast was usually “very, very drunk,” was not allowed to go to concerts, ball games

With the Nov. 22 premiere of The Real World Denver less than a month away now, press coverage is building. And to be honest, most of it bores me to tears. For example, cast member “Stephen” (his name is in quotes, implying it’s a fake name) chatted with WashingtonPost.com users last week, and for starters, …

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Survivor Fiji begins production today; will bring $6 million, 230 jobs to Fiji

Survivor Fiji reportedly begins taping today, and the results will benefit both American television audiences and some people in Fiji. The Fiji Times reports that the production “is expected to inject $6million into the community by creating at least 230 jobs and hosting a 250-member production crew in the Vunivutu area.” While part of a …

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Tori Spelling will open a bed and breakfast on Oyxgen; Barenaked Ladies’ Ed Robertson will do odd jobs on OLN

Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott will be followed by cameras for a new Oxygen reality series. The show will watch “as they choose a bed-and-breakfast in Southern California to buy and refurbish” and get ready for the birth of their baby, Variety reports. Six episodes are being produced by World of Wonder, and …

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