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SciFi’s Estate of Panic is Fear Factor redux, while Cha$e is a waste of time

Earlier this month, SciFi debuted two new reality competition series that seem a lot like other series that have come before them. Estate of Panic airs Wednesdays at 10, while Cha$e (formerly called “Cash or Capture”) aired Tuesdays at 10; full episodes of both are online. First, Estate of Panic seems a lot like Fear …

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Sugar uses Bob’s fake immunity idol to exact revenge on Randy, who apologized to Crystal

It’s hard to capture the comic drama of last night’s Survivor Gabon episode–a great episode to lead into a two-week break, since Thanksgiving’s is a clip/recap episode–because there’s no way a summary can do Tribal Council’s dramatic tension and non-stop “no way” moments. Once again, someone fell for a fake immunity idol, with Randy playing …

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Momma’s Boys cast member’s racism prompts her to seek police protection

A woman appearing on NBC’s upcoming Momma’s Boys, a series that lets mothers pick romantic partners for their sons, contacted police in her hometown, as did a producer for the show, because they’re fearful about the response to her racist comments on the show. On the Dec. 16 season premiere, Washington Township, Mich., resident Khalood …

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Homeless Youth TV Network parodies reality shows to bring attention to teen homelessness

A campaign to raise awareness about youth homelessness is using mock reality show titles and brief, satirical trailers that reveal facts about homelessness. The Homeless Youth TV Network features such “shows” as Project Runaway, The Simple Strife, and American Idle, but after a few seconds of a fake trailer, viewers are presented with a comparison …

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Julianne Hough leaving Dancing with the Stars because “music is where I want to be”

Julianne Hough, who missed two weeks of Dancing with the Stars 7 and then was eliminated Tuesday on her first week back, definitely won’t be back for Dancing with the Stars 8–and may be leaving the show for good. “Actually, I’m not going to be back next season. … That’s final, I’m definitely not going …

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