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BRITAIN: Reality Show Strands Cast In Wilderness For Months, Doesn’t Tell Them Show Was Canceled

Whoa. Variety reports: The contestants of a British reality show that marooned them in the wilderness for a year as a social experiment have returned to civilization — only to discover the series was taken off air several months ago and no one bothered to tell them. The Channel 4 program, “Eden,” assembled 23 men and women and dispatched them ...

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Gong Show Creator Chuck Barris Dies At Age 87

Variety reports: Chuck Barris, who hosted “The Gong Show” and created “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game,” died Tuesday of natural causes in Palisades, N.Y., his publicist confirmed. He was 87. His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris. In the book (subtitled “An Unauthorized ...

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J.J. Abrams To Produce Series Based On RuPaul’s Life

Deadline reports: J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot has teamed with RuPaul and reality production company World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race) for a half-hour dramedy series project, a fictionalized version of RuPaul’s rise from club kid to drag queen, gay icon, and global star. Written by Power executive producer Gary Lennon, the drama is set in New York City during the ...

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Colin Farrell To Play Oliver North In Amazon Series

Variety reports: Colin Farrell is ready to return to the small screen. Farrell and his “Lobster” director Yorgos Lanthimos are teaming up again on an Amazon show about Oliver North and his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair. Farrell will star as the former U.S. Marine in the untitled limited series, which will primarily focus on the Iran-Contra scandal, and Lanthimos ...

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“Jesus” Comes Out On The Walking Dead [VIDEO]

Harper’s Bazaar reports: Ever since Tom Payne made his The Walking Dead debut a year ago as fan-favorite Jesus, speculation has brewed over how much of his persona from the comic books would be retained – and specifically, whether his sexuality would remain the same. Payne said last year that he saw no reason why his on-screen Jesus wouldn’t be ...

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TRAILER: Fire Island, Six Men, One House

Vulture reports: Warm up the lube, because Logo is gearing up for its latest reality-TV show offering, Fire Island, brought to you by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’s production company Milojo. The series follows six friends (or, whatever) with active social-media accounts as they summer in the most libidinal place on earth. They’re led by Khasan, a backup dancer who ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Ditches Apprentice Gig: Nobody Wants Anything To Do With It Because Trump

The Washington Post reports: Arnold Schwarzenegger announced Friday that he will not be returning for another season of “Celebrity Apprentice” — and he blamed President Trump for the show’s dwindling ratings. Schwarzenegger informed NBC of his decision Friday and confirmed the news in a statement sent by his representative to The Washington Post: “I loved every second of working with ...

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Oprah Winfrey: Maybe I’ll Run For President [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Oprah Winfrey may end up running for president, thanks to President Donald Trump. The media mogul said during an interview on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” that she never previously considered the possibility of running for president since she felt she didn’t have the experience. But, after Trump won the election, she isn’t ruling out an eventual ...

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New British Dating Show: Game Of Clones

The Guardian reports: Imagine, for a moment, that you’re allowed to pick the romantic partner of your dreams. Imagine you could log on to a computer and design them from top to bottom. You can choose their gender, their race, their height, their weight, their eye colour and every single proportion you can possibly think of. Your one true soulmate. ...

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New York City Gets Golden Girls Themed Cafe

Mental Floss reports: After months of anticipation, fans of The Golden Girls can finally pour one out for late actress Rue McClanahan (who played sultry Southern belle Blanche Devereaux) and the rest of her senior gang at New York City’s brand-new Rue La Rue Café. Plans for the Girls-themed eatery were first announced last summer; now, The New York Times ...

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South Park Gives Up On Trump: Satire Is Now Reality

ABC News reports: The Donald Trump administration is too difficult to satirize because it is funny enough on its own, say Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park. While the most recent series of their animated sitcom featured a character that clearly resembles Mr Trump, the pair made the decision to “back off” making fun of the ...

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Everything Is Now A Reality Show

Tune in tomorrow night for the final elimination round when our emcee reveals the winner LIVE LIVE LIVE on national television as the runners-up receive consolation robes from gorgeous models!

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One Million Moms Launches Campaign Against TV Land’s Teachers For “Sacrilegious Portrayal Of Jesus”

Just in via email: TV Land continues to air the vile program “Teachers” on Tuesday evenings at 10:00 p.m. ET/9:00 p.m. CT with a TV-14 rating, but the previews air much earlier in the evening when children are likely watching TV. The vulgar advertisements for “Teachers” are airing during shows such as the “Andy Griffith Show” and other family-friendly programs. ...

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Mary Tyler Moore Dies At Age 80

From the Hollywood Reporter: Mary Tyler Moore, whose roles as a perky housewife on The Dick Van Dyke Show in the 1960s and as a spunky, single working woman in her eponymous ’70s sitcom made her America’s sweetheart, has died, her rep Mara Buxbaum confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 80. Moore played opposite her TV persona and received ...

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NBC Announces Return Of Will & Grace [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: The Emmy-winning Will & Grace is returning to NBC. After months of complex and difficult negotiations, the network has closed a deal for a new 10-episode limited installment of the hit series, to air during the 2017-18 season. NBC Entertainment president Jennifer Salke made the announcement at the top of NBC’s TCA presentation. The new, ninth season of ...

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BRITAIN: BBC Comedy Show Spawns Social Media Storm With Real Housewives Of ISIS Sketch [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: Joking about the Islamic State can be a dangerous matter. A BBC comedy show featuring a sketch called “The Real Housewives of ISIS” has come under fire for trivializing the very real issue of Jihadi brides. The sketch, lampooning the Real Housewives TV series and posted online Tuesday to promote the show Revolting, features four British ...

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REPORT: Fox News Offered Megyn Kelly $100M To Stay

Mediaite reports: Mediaite has learned that Fox News offered Megyn Kelly even more than has generally been reported, a whopping $100 million package to stay put at the network and continue hosting her highly-rated prime time cable news show. A source close to Kelly says the offer, which included $25 million per year for four years, came directly from Lachlan ...

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One Million Moms: We Killed TV Land’s Impastor

It only took them two years to get a low-rated show canceled! Praise White Jesus! Via email: Dear Joe, Victory! “Impastor” has officially been cancelled after only two seasons. 1MM asked TV Land network to cancel this sacrilegious and sex-filled program and followed with an email campaign urging sponsors to pull their support. Public outcry and lack of advertisers played ...

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A&E Cancels Ku Klux Klan Reality Show

Salon reports: Following a social media uproar and a name change, A&E announced that it is no longer moving forward with “Escaping the KKK.” In a statement released on Saturday, the cable channel explained that it learned from the documentary series’ third-party producers that certain participants received cash payments, characterized as “nominal,” in order to facilitate access. “While we stand ...

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Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies At Age 99

The New York Daily News reports: Zsa Zsa Gabor, a Hollywood icon who personified the joy of glorious, unapologetic celebrity, has died. She was 99. The Hungarian-American actress and socialite passed away on Sunday after suffering a heart attack, TMZ reports. Her publicist Ed Lozzi confirmed to multiple outlets that she died in her Los Angeles home. She survived a ...

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