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American Idol reaches out to guitar players: “Now you can audition with your guitar!”

The 12th season of American Idol was the first in years to not be won by a guitar-playing white male (“WGWG,” as the Idol community nicknamed them), but the show is making sure that any contestants with guitars really feel welcome for its next season. The Fox show’s web site announced this yesterday with a …

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Paula Abdul guest judging SYTYCD tonight: Will she increase the show’s ratings?

Former American Idol and The X Factor judge Paula Abdul will be appearing as a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance tonight, alongside Erin Andrews. Paula has previously guest judged Dancing With the Stars. Nigel Lythgoe said he’s “waited ten seasons for” her to guest judge, and Paula said, “I am thrilled …

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Julie Chen, Allison Grodner, CBS: Big Brother only aired racist comments because of “story”

On The Talk today, Big Brother host Julie Chen addressed some of the cast members’ bigoted comments, as last night’s episode surprisingly did, while CBS and executive producer Allison Grodner also did the same. At the top of the show, Julie said in the teaser, “for the first time, I address my feelings on what’s …

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Big Brother actually airs some bigoted comments by focusing on Aaryn, not others

The most genuinely surprising thing in Big Brother history occurred during Sunday’s episode, when an entire montage was dedicated to Aaryn Gries’ racist and homophobic comments, and also included a comment from GinaMarie Zimmerman. That follows CBS releasing a familiar and empty statement last week, and also the firing of both women by employers over …

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Survivor vs. Big Brother cast; Bachelor dating app; Big Brother casting; Dr. Drew and Mad Men

Reality Gamemasters, Rob Cesternino’s Kickstarter-funded online show following six reality show cast members playing Risk, now has all six episodes online. Three Survivor cast members (including two winners) and three Big Brother cast members (including one winner) faced off; guess which show prevailed? Jewel will judge The Sing-Off when it returns to NBC later this …

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