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Posts from: November 2014

At least Survivor’s Tribal Council chaos made more sense than Jon’s hero edit

I was left with many questions after Survivor San Juan Del Sur‘s second consecutive insane Tribal Council, about exactly what transpired that led to Jon and Keith playing their idols and Wes being voted out with just two votes. I watched the episode twice to try to make sense of what happened at Tribal Council, and I still have no idea. …

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Real World cast member Ryan Knight died

The Real World New Orleans 2010 cast member Ryan Knight was found dead Thanksgiving morning. He was 29. In a statement, the Kenosha Police Department said “there were no obvious signs of injuries.” He was at a friend’s house where someone saw him sleeping before 8 a.m., but just after 10 a.m., someone “discovered that Ryan was unconscious and not …

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New Idol mentor? Plus: Cheryl Burke leaving DWTS; Duggar petition; Shark Tank first

It’s time for our semi-regular round up of reality TV news and links. I hope everyone has an awesome Thanksgiving; safe travels and happy days of relaxation, work, and/or mad consumerism. I’m very grateful for you, supporting reality blurred by reading, sharing stories with friends and colleagues, responding to the damn surveys, and sending me tips, links, and other …

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Marcus Lemonis says tonight’s The Profit is “near and dear” to him

Marcus Lemonis, star of The Profit, has asked his social media followers to “share in” tonight’s episode of his CNBC show, calling it a “holiday gift” that’s “very near and dear to me.” He also says that it is a highlight of his three seasons investing in businesses and making the series. Marcus wrote on …

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Two days after filming ends, Bachelor spoiled

Two days after filming on The Bachelor‘s 19th season concluded, perennial spoiler and dogged researcher Steve Carbone has again published what he says is the outcome of the season–a season that won’t even debut until Jan. 5. Chris Soules’ season ended Saturday in Iowa, at a barn owned by his parents. Skip to the next paragraph if you don’t …

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Sharknado, America’s Got Talent may become theme park attractions

Universal Orlando is considering adapting at least two of its networks’ properties–America’s Got Talent and Sharknado–into live theme park stage shows, according to surveys sent to some people as part of its “feedback initiative.” Screenshots posted to Orlando United and posted by Behind the Thrills say Universal is “thinking about adding a new live show attraction to its theme park line …

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How Zane Lamprey kept his televised global drinking quest alive

Spending your life as a global pub-crawler and star of your own drinking reality shows is not as easy as it looks. Just ask Zane Lamprey; he’s been at it for almost a decade. Like a phoenix of alcohol, Zane keeps rising from the ashes again and again. His shows have worked, even if the networks …

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