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Entertainment Weekly, Variety, THR merging with networks’ publicity departments

This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2010, edition of reality blurred. Happy April Fool’s Day. At least three publications will merge their operations with the publicity divisions of the five TV networks in order to more efficiently and economically produce content that positively promotes reality and scripted TV shows. The increasing …

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Bachelorette replaces Jillian with Melissa, who will also appear on Extreme Makeover

This satirical, fictional story is part of the April 1, 2009, edition of reality blurred. The Bachelorette 5‘s announced star, Jillian Harris, will be replaced by Melissa Rycroft, who’s now appearing on Dancing with the Stars 8, according to a press release that was e.mailed to a trade newspaper reporter hours before it was released …

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