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LEAKED 32-PAGE THE VOICE CONTRACT SHOWS NBC CAN IGNORE VIEWER VOTES, EXPOSE PSYCH TESTS AND SUE CONTESTANTS FOR $1 MILLION
A leaked legal document that contestants of The Voice must sign in order to appear on the TV talent show has exposed the production's potential for distortion and the umbrella of power NBC ensures it has. The 32-page contract was obtained by the NY Daily News and details how producers can cut anyone from the line-up, break and change rules of the competition at their discretion, script winners and send the singing hopefuls for medical and/or psychological tests and broadcast the results. One clause also reportedly says they can ignore the show's voting system in “the event of problems.” Another warns contestants the show “may be disparaging, defamatory, embarrassing (and) may expose [them] to public ridicule, humiliation or condemnation.” It also warns they could “portray [them] in a false light.” The cast-iron contract has been drafted so that none of the fledgling reality stars that enter the show can sue NBC afterwards.
PETITION FOR BRAVO TO FIRE BRANDI GLANVILLE FROM REAL HOUSEWIVES PICKS UP STEAM
A Change.org petition calling on Bravo to kick Brandi Glanville off “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” is gaining steam. More than 1,300 supporters have signed the document, which reads:
Please remove Brandi Glanville from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” immediately. Brandi Glanville has made repetitive comments in the open media, social media, the actual television show and interviews which are distasteful and offensive to many groups of people. She jokes about racial stereotypes and child molestation among other very serious issues. Her behavior and words are hurtful, offensive and repulsive beyond the point of entertainment or good TV.”
"DANCING WITH THE STARS" THEME (NEW SEASON PREMIERES TONIGHT)
The new season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres tonight.
Candace Cameron Bure (DJ TANNER)
NeNe Leakes (REAL HOUSEWIVES)
Danica McKellar (WINNIE FROM WONDER YEARS)
James Maslow (NICK STAR)
Amy Purdy (PARAOLYMPIAN)
Sean Avery (NHL)
Billy Dee Williams (LANDO STAR WARS)