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'Reality Porn' Program May Cross the Atlantic (Bravo TV Network Open Sewer/Filth Alert!)
Zap 2 It TV News ^ | 12/9/04

Posted on 12/09/2004 5:22:35 PM PST by gopwinsin04

Although it might be tempting to say that the European reality show 'Private Stars' may be popping up in the United States, the show's adult based premise would create an unfortunate double entendre.

Still US broadcasters are apparently circling the wildly popular format in Europe.

Airing in the UK on the Bravo satellite network, 'Private Stars' has become one of the years biggest and most controversial breakout hits across the pond.

The show features five normal male contestants from the United States, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK.

The men live in a house and compete in weekly challenges for a chance to become an 'adult star' in the Private Media Group empire.

The series also features five female stars from the Private Media family who serve as judges.


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Shuddering at the thought of the 'challenges' required..
1 posted on 12/09/2004 5:22:35 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
Shuddering at the thought of the 'challenges' required..

Probably the ability to do a money shot.

2 posted on 12/09/2004 5:23:48 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: gopwinsin04

Bravo has become the gay channel (except for Columbo, weekdays at 1pm).


3 posted on 12/09/2004 5:24:25 PM PST by Petronski (...for when the Metal Ones come for you. (And they will.))
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To: gopwinsin04

I guess if you screw up its good.


4 posted on 12/09/2004 5:26:40 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: Numbers Guy

Or the ability to sing Liza Minelli show tunes on call..


5 posted on 12/09/2004 5:27:21 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Petronski

That and 'celebrity poker showdown..'


6 posted on 12/09/2004 5:28:56 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: DainBramage

Or the ability to pick up soap in the shower..


7 posted on 12/09/2004 5:30:24 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Lindykim; DirtyHarryY2K; Siamese Princess; Ed Current; Grampa Dave; Luircin; gonow; John O; ...

Moral Absolutes Ping.

I hate to bother you all with so many pings. But don't shoot the messenger!

Obviously if things don't turn around one way or another, the limit of hedonism and immorality can't even be imagined.

Anyone who thinks Rick Santorum was exaggerating either has severe agoraphobia and never comes out of their bedroom, or likes the slippery slope.

Let me know if anyone wants on/off this pinglist.


8 posted on 12/09/2004 5:30:49 PM PST by little jeremiah (What would happen if everyone decided their own "right and wrong"?)
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To: little jeremiah

This show may require an all out boycott. Even at the 10PM eastern hour!


9 posted on 12/09/2004 5:33:01 PM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Is this the new channel that Al Gore was working on launching ?


10 posted on 12/09/2004 6:45:39 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now !)
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To: gopwinsin04

Sounds kind of a cool show actually.


11 posted on 12/09/2004 7:28:57 PM PST by Dave Elias
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To: gopwinsin04

LOL That show sounds like a real turkey.


12 posted on 12/09/2004 7:55:55 PM PST by FierceDraka ("Megatons Make It Fun!")
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To: gopwinsin04

Really? Is this pay per view? You can get this stuff off the Internet for free.


13 posted on 12/09/2004 8:09:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: gopwinsin04
Looks like I'll be blocking out Bravo on my Direct TV receiver along with MTV and MTV clones.

I have never watched more than 2 or 3 minutes of anything on Bravo anyway, and even that was too much. I don't want my grandkids running across that kind of filth while they're scanning the channels for Spongebob Squarepants.

14 posted on 12/09/2004 9:29:44 PM PST by epow
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To: gopwinsin04
This show may require an all out boycott. Even at the 10PM eastern hour!

Boycott all businesses at 10pm, so you can be home to watch it? Just get tivo, man. You know you're going to watch it more than once.

15 posted on 12/09/2004 9:41:50 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Petronski

Bravo did a totally cool show called Long Way Round about two guys that drive around the world on BMW motorcycles.

The last show had the guy's father fly in from Scotland, and he saw his dad, screamed "Dad!" ran to him and hugged him, and kept saying "I love you, Dad."

The show's producers also flew in both men's families. The guys had spent the entire series talking about how much they missed their wives and children, and the men's families ran out and hugged them, and their kids hugged them.

Man, it was so sweet, really a tear-jerker, to see what love these men had for their wives and kids, and the love shown for his Dad.

That's the way things should be on TV...normal families that love each other, men who love their fathers.

Interesting thing is, one of the guys was Ewan Mcgregor who starred in an absolutely horrific movie called Trainspotting, yet he is a nice family man, by the likes of this TV show.

Only complaint is, it was way too short, they could have spent another season on all their adventures.

Ed


16 posted on 12/09/2004 10:33:17 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: gopwinsin04
More reality tv:

With Rather Out, CBS Mulls Reality TV Newscast

17 posted on 12/10/2004 12:41:45 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: Sir_Ed

"Long Way Round" is run on Sky One (Sky TV?) in the UK. I'm not sure if it's a Bravo production or a UK production brought here. Ok, it's possible they co-produced the program. I didn't even know Bravo was running it.


18 posted on 12/10/2004 5:26:49 AM PST by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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To: Petronski
What are they running now besides the "Queer Eye" show (shows--there's a Queer Eye for Ladies coming)?

"Boy Meets Boy" was a one-shot miniseries during summer 2003.

They are usually running poker when I wander by. Is that gay in your world?

19 posted on 12/10/2004 5:29:26 AM PST by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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To: All

A reminder: Bravo is part of the NBC family.


20 posted on 12/10/2004 5:30:05 AM PST by newzjunkey (Demand Mexico Turnover Fugitive Murderers: http://www.escapingjustice.com)
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To: newzjunkey

Thank you, useful to know..


21 posted on 12/10/2004 7:18:17 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: newzjunkey

Hmm, it may be that Bravo just bought the rights to it.

I sure loved that series. While it was on, it was my favorite TV program.

Of course, The Shield, Curb Your Enthusiasm, 24, The Sopranos and Monk aren't on yet.

And Monk, of course, fired Bitty Schram (Sharona) so I doubt if I'll be watching it again...she was such an integral part of the show.

Ed


22 posted on 12/10/2004 4:35:58 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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