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11New Reality Series Fools 12 Women Into Thinking They Could Marry Prince Harry (Video)

Fox TV will soon air a new reality series in which 12 American women are flown over to England and told that one of them could have a royal wedding with Prince Harry.

"I Wanna Marry Harry" (video below) has one huge catch, the real Prince Harry has nothing to do with the series. Instead, the women are fooled by Prince Harry look-a-like Matthew Hicks, notes Mediaite.com.

Hicks says in the teaser, “I really hope I have what it takes to pull it off.”

According to EOnline, that won't be a problem as the royal-hungry women are fooled by the ruse until Hicks reveals the painfully obvious truth.

Oddly, none of the women seem to question why Prince Harry would need to do a TV reality series to find a wife or why the royal family would suddenly approve of an American woman taking the throne.

Sources: Mediaite.com and EOnline


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11Creationist Slams PBS Series on Science, Evolution (Video)

PBS has been airing a new science/evolution documentary series entitled "Your Inner Fish," which is based upon a book of the same name written by paleontologist Neil Shubin, a professor at the University of Chicago.

Shubin (pictured) and his colleagues made a major discovery in 2004 when they found a fossil of "transitional" fish, the Tiktaalik, which scientists believe walked on land.

Shubin has been highlighting the transitional parts of the Tiktaalik's anatomy, including its neck, arm-like fins, lungs and gills (video below).

"Flaws in the human body, like our susceptibility to hernias, remind us that we’re all adapted from ancient ancestors, we are, every one of us, just a jury-rigged fish," says Shubin.

The Los Angeles Times praised the PBS series, "All in all, 'Your Inner Fish' reminds us what smart TV really is."

However, creationist Elizabeth Mitchell recently panned the series on creationist Ken Ham's web site Answers In Genesis and even blamed belief in evolution for abortion:

Wrongly believing that humans are just animals that go through a fish stage in the womb has tragically led many women to destroy the human life within them.

And the false belief that the human body suffers from many flaws consequent to our evolutionary heritage leads to a mistaken view of the real origin of suffering and death.

...God designed a perfect human body along with a perfect world in the beginning. How do we know? He told us so in Genesis 1:31. And God warned Adam that rebellion would have consequences (Genesis 2:16–17).

Adam did rebel and ever since that day the entire world has groaned (Romans 8:22) under sin’s curse. People’s bodies have worn down, gotten ill, and died. The problem is neither bad design nor evolutionary bondage, but the perversion of God’s good original designs as a consequence of man’s rebellion against the Creator.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times and Answers In Genesis


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11Nancy Grace Enrages Wrestling Fans With Steroid Talk (Video)

Wrestling star James Brian Hellwig, also known as the "Ultimate Warrior," died this week and was mourned by fans across the country.

According to Fox News, the Ultimate Warrior collapsed on Tuesday night while walking to his car in Scottsdale, Ariz.

During an interview last night with former wrestler Diamond Dallas Page about the Ultimate Warrior's death, HLN's Nancy Grace went on one of her famous on-air rants (video below).

"Take a look at wrestlers who died young," said Grace as the screen scrolled the names of numerous wrestlers including Owen Hart and Mark Curtis.

However, Hart fell to his death in 1999 during a wrestling event in Kansas City.

His brother Smith Hart tweeted, "@NancyGraceHLN may be completely brain-dead. My brother Owen's death certainly had nothing to do with a lifestyle or drugs."

Curtis passed away in 2001 because of stomach cancer, reports TheBigLead.com.

According to WrestlingNewsSource.com, Grace also mentioned the "rumors of steroids and drug use in Warrior's death," but no cause of death has been determined yet.

Mediaite.com reports that wrestling fans responded by typing "#CancelNancyGrace" on Twitter:

#CancelNancyGrace because she probably thinks Abraham Lincoln died of steroid abuse.

People can be so heartless sometimes. How about you show some respect while a family mourns their loss. #CancelNancyGrace

Absolute horrendous job by @NancyGraceHLN , please know the facts before you speak on subjects you don't understand #CancelNancyGrace

Sources: Fox News, HLN, WrestlingNewsSource.com, Mediaite.com, TheBigLead.com


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11Trailer of "Boys Meets World" Spin-Off "Girl Meets World" Debuts (Video)

The first preview of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, the spin-off of Boy Meets World, was finally released.

The 30-second clip features Cory Matthews (Ben Savage) married and struggling with parenthood. In the clip, Matthews’ daughter Riley tries to sneak out her bedroom window with her best friend. Instead, Matthews climbs through the window himself and gives them a talk.

“Here’s what I’m thinking,” Matthews says. “If it was your world, Maya would have you on the subway already thinking you put something over on me.”

The new show will include appearances by characters in Boys Meets World, like George Feeney, the teacher for Cory and Topanga.

The spin-off will focus on Riley’s struggles as an adolescent.

The series will premiere during the summer with 12 episodes, but it has no set start date.

Sources: The Inquisitir, NY Daily News


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11David Letterman Reveals Why He’s Retiring from ‘The Late Show’ (Video)

On Thursday night, David Letterman announced that he would be stepping down as host of 'The Late Show' sometime in 2015.

“The man who owns this network, Leslie Moonves, he and I have had a relationship for years and years and years, and... I phoned him just before the program, and I said ‘Leslie, it’s been great, you’ve been great, and the network has been great, but I’m retiring,’” said Letterman, noted the Chicago Times.

Letterman explained his reason for retiring and shared his retirement plans on tonight's show (video below).

“A year from now, I’ll be on a beach with a metal detector,” joked Letterman.

According to EOnline.com, Letterman added, "A couple of days ago, Jane, a lovely woman who does my makeup every night, and you think you got a lousy job, she says to me, ‘Dave, there's really nothing more I can do. I said, ‘OK, fair enough.'"

Sources: EOnline.com and Chicago Times


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11Bill Clinton Wouldn't Be Surprised If Aliens Visited Earth (Video)

During an appearance Wednesday on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” former U.S. President Bill Clinton said he wouldn’t be surprised if aliens existed.

Soon after becoming president, Clinton reported that he and his aides researched files on Area 51. His administration also researched the Roswell UFO sighting documents.

“I had all the Roswell papers reviewed,” Clinton, whose presidency occurred during the 50th anniversary of the sighting, said. “Everything.”

When asked if he would admit to the American people if he found evidence suggesting alien life, Clinton agreed.

The former president added that given the size of the universe and the discovery of new planets, he wouldn’t be surprised if aliens existed.

Clinton suggested that an alien presence could have positive benefits, like uniting the polarized world.

Sources: Daily Caller, ABC News


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11New Reality Show Strands People in Wilderness on Live TV

The Discovery Channel is planning a new TV reality series that sounds a bit like "The Hunger Games."

The new series "Survival Live" will follow eight people who are stranded in a wilderness located in the Pacific Rim for 42 days.

Unlike the reality series "Naked and Afriad," these contestants will be wearing clothes, but only what's on their back.

TV viewers will be able to watch the survivalists during one live episode and one taped-edited episode per week.

Web viewers will actually be able to watch the contestants' progress 24/7 live on their computers.

Taking another page from "The Hunger games," viewers will be able to help contestants with a phone call, food, clothing and other items.

According to the Daily Mail, each contestant will build their social network of audience supporters by doing video diaries.

During the weekly series, one contestant will be pulled from the competition during a live episode, while other contestants' lives will be featured on the edited version.

“It's a really fascinating opportunity to take one of our strongest genres, survival, and mash it up with a live environment, but also do it in a very social and digital way,” Eileen O'Neill, president of Discovery and TLC Networks, told The Hollywood Reporter.

“We have a lot of people who want to test their mettle on our survival shows,” added O'Neill. “These are pretty rugged environments, so we do background checks and psych checks, and that reduces the pool to choose from pretty quickly.”

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and Daily Mail


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11Piers Morgan Slams America’s ‘Absurd Gun Laws’ on Final CNN Show (Video)

On the final broadcast of "Piers Morgan Tonight" on CNN last Friday, the British host praised America for its opportunities and hard-working Americans, but criticized the "scourge of gun violence" in the U.S.

“The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence, even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms,” said Morgan, noted The Daily Caller.

“This is shameful situation that’s frankly made me very angry," added Morgan. "So angry in fact that some people have criticized me for being too loud, opinionated, even rude when I debated the issue of guns, but I make no apologies for that.”

Morgan also had a message for pro-gun advocates who claim he is un-American.

According to The Guardian, Morgan told his critics, "I am so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive, but I’ve made my point, I’ve given it a tremendous whack.  Now it’s down to you. It is your country. These are your gun laws."

Sources: The Daily Caller and The Guardian


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11'Duck Dynasty' Star Wants to Go Hunting With Obama (Audio)

"Duck Dynasty" reality television star Willie Robertson appeared on conservative Laura Ingraham‘s radio show today.

According to Mediaite.com, Ingraham asked Robertson which Democratic politician he'd like to go duck hunting with (audio below).

“I’d like to talk and debate and find out what’s going on in [President Barack Obama's] brain a little more,” said Robertson. "You know, that's my philosophy, I don't shy away from people I disagree with, I want to know why they think what they do. And maybe see if you can change their thinking in some ways. I'm open myself and I'm open to other people's beliefs. I've met him a couple of times. I saw him at the State of the Union, yeah, I’d like to get him out there with some camouflage and a gun and we could sit out there and talk."

Robertson's father, Phil, caused a firestorm of controversy last year when he made disparaging remarks about gay people and claimed that black people were happy under racist Jim Crow laws.

Robertson told The Hollywood Reporter that he saw Obama at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and the State of the Union address.

Ingraham recently compared Obama's immigration policies to "spousal abuse," noted MediaMatters.org.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, MediaMatters.org, Mediaite.com


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11'Alice in Arabia' ABC Family Show Axed After Claims of Racism

The ABC Family channel has dropped a proposed new TV series “Alice in Arabia," which reportedly mocked Muslim cultures.

The series pilot (first episode) was recently approved by ABC Family, which suddenly changed its mind, noted Deadline.com.

According to ABC Family, the series was about an American teen who is "unknowingly kidnapped by her extended family, who are Saudi Arabian… Now a virtual prisoner in her grandfather’s royal compound, Alice must count on her independent spirit and wit to find a way to return home while surviving life behind the veil.”

However, after a script for the series leaked on the web, it was condemned by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

“We are concerned that, given media references to the main character ‘surviving life behind the veil,’ the pilot and any resulting series may engage in stereotyping that can lead to things like bullying of Muslim students,” CAIR Executive Director Hussam Ayloush said in a statement.

The show was also slammed on Twitter for being racist.

An ABC Family spokesperson tried to downplay the outrage over the show and told The Hollywood Reporter: “The current conversation surrounding our pilot was not what we had envisioned and is certainly not conducive to the creative process, so we’ve decided not to move forward with this project.”

Sources: Deadline.com and The Hollywood Reporter


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