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Posts from: August 2009

Paula Abdul: “I stand on principle where many people stand on money”

Paula Abdul has broken her post-quitting silence in a not-quite-coherent interview with TV Guide. After complimenting herself–“I feel like I have been such a big, huge part of the success of the show from day one”–Paula Abdul said, “I had some really unforgettable moments that hit plateaus for me and I’m very blessed to have …

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Jon Gosselin ironically says “media and tabloids” are “exploiting” his kids for “financial gain”

Jon Gosselin is actually accusing the media and tabloids of trying to profit off of his children. That may be true, but the irony is so thick that it’s almost impossible to believe he’s not self-aware enough to recognize that’s what he’s been doing for years. Last Friday, Jon was interviewed for Good Morning America …

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Family reality show woes: Shark Tank now beating CBS’ weak There Goes the Neighborhood after NBC’s Road Trip ends

Last November, CBS paid “a premium fee” for Mike Fleiss’ reality show There Goes the Neighborhood, according to Variety. Was it worth it? And why didn’t either of the two family-focused reality shows catch on this summer, especially since at least one was highly anticipated? Last night, 3.91 million people watched CBS’ walled-off neighborhood competition, …

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Mick Trimming: “sometimes instinctively, I’ll put the needs of others before my own”

This is the first of my Survivor Samoa interviews, which will be archived together, and you can now explore past seasons on similar pages, complete with pictures: Survivor Gabon cast interviews and Survivor Tocantins cast interviews. As always, thanks for not copying and pasting this entire post elsewhere online (here’s why). Feel free, of course, …

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Pakistani man drowns during advertiser’s “promotional tie” reality show

A Pakistani man participating in a competition sponsored by a shampoo company died in Thailand after he drowned during a challenge. The AP reported that “Saad Khan, 32, was swimming across a lake while wearing a 15-pound (7-kilogram) backpack when he called out for help and then disappeared underwater, according to Fareshte Aslam, information officer …

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