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Bear Grylls fired by Discovery Channel over contractual dispute

Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls has been fired by the Discovery Channel. The Hollywood Reporter reports that “the network has allegedly been unable to get Grylls to participate in two unannounced projects he was contracted for.” A spokesperson told the paper, “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all …

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Cameron Diaz will follow Jake Gyllenhaal and appear on Man vs. Wild

Discovery announced yesterday that Jake Gyllenhaal will appear on Man vs. Wild when the show returns in July, and the show’s host, Bear Grylls, said that Cameron Diaz has also expressed interest in making an appearance. Previously, Will Ferrell drank his own urine on the show. The press release said Gyllenhaal’s experience lasted two days, …

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Reality TV saves teenager’s life

Some good news to start 2011: Discovery’s Man vs. Wild and Survivorman were credited with saving a 14-year-old’s life. He spent nine hours in -17 degree temperatures and stayed warm by constructing a snow cave, and says he used strategies he learned from Bear Grylls and Les Stroud. The teenager “stranded on an Oregon mountain …

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Man vs. Wild returns tonight with disclaimers, behind-the-scenes footage

The Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild returns for a second reason tonight at 8 p.m. ET, and as a result of revelations that the show misrepresented what star Bear Grylls actually did in the wilderness, the new season includes “more behind-the-scenes footage and text explaining off-camera elements,” USA TODAY reports. (The first season’s episodes were …

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Man vs. Wild’s Bear Grylls stayed in hotels; Discovery says show will be “100% transparent”

Bear Grylls, star of The Discovery Channel’s Man vs. Wild–which airs in the UK as Born Survivor–is being investigated in the UK to see if he “deceived the public” after it was revealed that he stayed in hotels and wasn’t responsible for some of the survival techniques he demonstrates. The show follows Bear as he …

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