W.Va. Miners Say Nothing Fake in TV Series ‘Coal’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A southern West Virginia mine foreman featured in the new reality TV series “Coal” says the show that debuts March 30 lives up to its billing: It’s all real. Jerry “Wildman” Edwards says “there’s nothing on this show fake. What’s on it, we done it.” Edwards attended a preview screening of the […]

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Neil Patrick Harris Shows He’s Game for Anything

NEW YORK – Spike TV says Neil Patrick Harris will host this year’s Video Game Awards. The star of stage, video games and TV’s ‘How I Met Your Mother,’ Harris will preside over the eighth annual celebration of gaming’s best, Spike TV announced Monday. Also expected are comedian Dane Cook, “Thor: God of Thunder” video-game […]

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Reality TV Subgenre Mines Junk for Entertainment

BY: Derrik J. Lang LOS ANGELES – Allen Haff has found himself in a precarious position. Armed with a pocket knife and a rechargeable flashlight resembling a space-age ray gun, the lanky 41-year-old is dangerously perched inside a storage unit on the side of a mattress that is teetering against a rickety tower of boxes. […]

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Mining Reality Show in Works from ‘Deadliest Catch’ Team

With the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners still playing in a loop on every news channel, Spike TV is prepped to announce a new reality series about, you guessed it, mining. The network has ordered ‘Coal,’ from the producers of ‘Deadliest Catch,’ which will follow the dangerous underground job in West Virginia, according to […]

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Denise Richards Brings Ex Appeal To ‘Blue’ TV Role

Former ‘Wild’ thing and ‘Dancing‘ star Denise Richards has joined the cast of Spike TV’s ‘Blue Mountain State,’ Fancast has confirmed. Man Found Guilty of Stalking ‘DWTS’ Winner Shawn Johnson Richards will fill the recurring role of Debra, the contentious ex-wife of Blue Mountain State college football coach Marty Daniels (played by Ed Marinaro) – […]

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Spike TV: Sandra Bullock Makes Surprise Appearance

CULVER CITY, Calif. Spike TV says Sandra Bullock has made a surprise appearance at its ‘Guys Choice’ event in Culver City. Spike says Bullock received a standing ovation from the audience Saturday night at Sony Pictures Studios when she accepted the ‘Troops Choice’ Award for Entertainer of The Year, from presenter Robert Downey, Jr. The […]

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‘Deadliest Warrior’ Preps For Bloodier 2nd Season

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES — Inside the downtown warehouse where the second season of ‘Deadliest Warrior‘ is in production, an impaled ballistics gel dummy – complete with phony blood-filled organs – slowly slides down a towering wooden stake. The grisly snaillike movement, almost invisible to the human eye, is meticulously […]

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McNabb, T.O. Teaming Up Again – For TV Show

By ROB MAADDI AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA — Donovan McNabb will be throwing passes to Terrell Owens again. McNabb and Owens are teaming up on a basketball court instead of a football field in the new season of Spike TV’s ‘Pros vs. Joes.’ The episode features NFL players that played college basketball against former NBA […]

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