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From Paradise Hotel in Denmark to Impractical Jokers in the US: a producer reflects on reality TV

In this edition of The Confessional, Victor Plank Harms, who’s worked behind the scenes on reality TV from Paradise Hotel Denmark to Impractical Jokers: After Party, writes about the differences and similarities between producing reality in Europe and the US.

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X Factor judges fired for incredibly awful comments

Two judges on New Zealand’s The X Factor were fired today following their awful, cruel comments to a contestant last night during the second season’s first live episode. Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, who are married, joined the show as coach/mentors. After contestant Joe Irvine performed, Natalia accused him of plagiarizing her husband’s look. Via …

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French reality show helicopter crash kills 10, including Olympians

Three cast members of a new French reality series, including two Olympians, were killed along with five crew members and the pilots of two helicopters that crashed in Argentina Monday. The helicopters crashed after takeoff from a football field near Villa Castelli at the start of the second leg of the adventure competition series Dropped, MY TF1 …

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