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Pirate Master’s contestant Cheryl Kosewicz’s death confirmed; funeral is set for Tuesday

As her fellow contestants first reported online this weekend, Pirate Master cast member Cheryl Kosewicz died last week. She “was found dead in her home on Friday,” according to KOLO 8, the Reno, Nev., ABC affiliate. “Officials told Kolo-8, the death is believed to be a suicide but is still under investigation.” Because local news …

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Tontine contestants will give up their life savings to fund the show’s $10 million prize

Tontine, the forthcoming reality show that promises the biggest prize in reality TV history–$10 million–will get that cash from the show’s contestants, who will give up their life savings to participate. Bostonist discovered that twist attending an open casting call in Boston, where the show’s casting director, Tad Frank, and host, Rob Mariano, told potential …

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Producers, choreographer apologize after angry reaction to peace-themed So You Think You Can Dance routine

On last Wednesday’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance, the remaining contestants performed a peace-themed routine choreographed by Wade Robson and set to John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change.” That prompted an on-air apology from the show’s producer, because the show received “angry feedback from those who believe that an antiwar …

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