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Stuart Krasnow Named Evp Creative Affairs For Telepictures Prods.

Telepictures Prods. has brought in veteran reality producer Stuart Krasnow as Evp Creative Affairs. He will replace Lisa Hackner, who stepped down in March after a 22-year tenure to become a producer, and will report to Telepictures president Hilary Estey McLoughlin. Krasnow will oversee the creation of new programming for first-run syndication business, cable strips and digital. ”Stuart completely understands our business and brings a fresh perspective and entrepreneurial spirit from running his own production company,” Estey McLoughlin said. Krasnow has developed and produced series in almost every genre of unscripted television for broadcast and cable networks, including The Weakest Link, Average Joe, Dog Eat Dog and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency. Most recently, he has been running his own production company, Krasnow Prods., which had overall production deals with Fox 21 and FremantleMedia. In daytime, Krasnow executive produced Ricki Lake’s original syndicated talk show after identifying her as
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Sober Model House: Janice Dickinson's newest series

Celebrity Rehab cast member Janice Dickinson will soon begin production on a new show called Sober Model House that helps models get sober in a house. Produced by the company that created her previous series, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency (the show on which a Survivor cast member came out), Stuart Krasnow Productions, the show "moves a bunch of models, who need to get sober, into a UK residence and gives them the tools necessary
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Janice Dickinson Says She "Really Did Love" Mia Amber Davis, Backtracks on Plus-Size Model Rant

Janice Dickinson Says She
Despite how she came off on her since-canceled show, scene-chewing former supermodel Janice Dickinson claims to have had nothing but love for Mia Amber Davis, the model and actress who died suddenly this week, a day after undergoing routine knee surgery. "I really did love her. She knew I was kidding," Dickinson exclusively told E! News Wednesday, referring to her treatment of Davis when she appeared on the fourth season of The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency to audition models for a spread in Plus Model magazine. Dickinson insists that she was so hard-core against the plus-size gals purely for dramatic effect. And, she says, Davis knew beforehand that she was going to be confrontational: "That is what I...
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Happy Birthday Janice Dickinson! Today You Are 56, Feb 15th.

Your the fist ever supermodel whose wild and out of control behavior shocked audiences on reality shows such as America’s Next Top Model, The Surreal Life and even her own The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.

Janice, since appearing on VH1’s Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew this season, you announced you have been sober ever since. Congratulations! You have fought your demons and overcome your painful past. This year, you can celebrate your birthday quietly with your kids with an overwhelming feeling of peace and happiness. You go girl! Astrology.com has all the details.

Happy birthday, Janice Dickinson! As the world’s first (self-proclaimed) supermodel, your beauty has graced the covers of ‘Vogue,’ ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Playboy’ and earned you unprecedented paychecks. Your Aquarian Sun says you are not one to run with the herd … or from the truth. You resurfaced in the public eye as the
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“Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” returning for a 4th season

HollywoodNews.com: Dr. Drew’s hit VH1 reality series “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” checks back into rehab for a fourth season. The series, consisting of nine one-hour episodes, is slated to premiere December 1 at 10Pm*.

Season four of “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” will follow the real-life experiences of eight diverse celebrity patients undergoing an intensive 21-day detoxification and treatment program at the Pasadena Recovery Center. As they each struggle with their own demons in their quest to get well they must also do this amongst some other very strong personalities who create more hurdles for each other than a helping hand. The cast, many who have been recent tabloid fodder even while they were in rehab includes: Eric Roberts (The Expendables), Jeremy London (“Party of Five,” “7th Heaven”), Rachel Uchitel (Infamous Party Planner), Janice Dickinson (“The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency”), Leif Garrett (Musician), Frankie Lons (Keyshia Cole’s
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'Celebrity Rehab' cast revealed: Rachel Uchitel, Jason Wahler, and more

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If you ever think your life is sad, just remember that it could be worse: You could be on "Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew."

VH1 announced its full cast for the show's fourth season, and the cast includes a whole bunch of people whose lives suck more than yours does.

First of all, we've got "Laguna Beach's" Jason Wahler, Lauren Conrad's ex-boyfriend who made her skip a trip to Paris on "The Hills." After she dumped him, he was arrested seven times.

We're going to assume that Janice Dickinson is being admitted for an insatiable addiction to reality television, since she's been on "America's Next Top Model," "The Surreal Life," three seasons of "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here," and her failed "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency."

Jeremy London is also getting ready to pack his bags and head to Pasadena for rehab, since he's addicted
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Morning Meme: Boycotting Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Nph Surprises David Burtka, and Good News From Malawi

Plus Fox News branches out to homophobia in movie reviews, Louis Van Amstel for NOH8, and will the Concorde fly again?

Fantasy fans everywhere shed a tear this weekend as Guillermo del Toro announced he couldn't wait around any longer for MGM to figure out their finances, so he’s quitting The Hobbit after investing two years in creature creation and developing scripts with Peter Jackson on the epic story from J.R.R. Tolkien.

Dennis Hopper passed away Saturday from complications due to prostate cancer at the age of 74.

Reports are coming out that GQ has named Prince Harry the world’s coolest man. My issue with this is that when I think of “coolest man” my mind goes to a classic Frank Sinatra, not a smokin’ hot ginger with a habit of drunkenly licking his mates after snorting vodka.

While you all thought I was finished mocking Lost now that it was over,
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Hayden Meyer upped to partner at APA

Hayden Meyer, head of the alternative and international television department at APA, has been upped to partner at the agency.

The move makes Meyer the agency's 10th partner. He was promoted after a partners meeting last week.

"Since Hayden has joined APA, his growth and the growth of his department have been truly extraordinary," APA president and CEO Jim Gosnell said.

Meyer joined Apa in October 2006 and became head of the alternative and international TV department the following year. The agency said he has overseen an expansion of Apa's alternative TV business that included hiring reality agents Marc Kamler, Rob Kaplan, Ra Kumar and Josh Levenbrown and promoting Alan Moore and John Seitzer from within Apa's training program.

The department's clients include Bcii ("Living With Ed" at Planet Green, "Overhaulin'" at Tlc), Collins Avenue ("FlyGirls" at the CW), Dalaklis Media ("Dude, What Would Happen..." at Cartoon Network), Herzog & Co.
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Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel's Bff is Janice Dickinson? Where's our surprise face

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The first Tiger Woods mistress to come to light -- Rachel Uchitel -- is now making headlines for more than just her alleged affair with the world champion golfer.

Her hot lips, long hair and lean body practically scream Playboy spread. No surprise there are rumors she's going to do one even if her attorney, Gloria Allred, denies that her client is considering it. 

And, it turns out that Rachel is very good friends with another full-lipped, press-savvy, brunette beauty, Janice Dickinson.

Janice is known to most of us as the always outspoken former supermodel-turned-reality-show-contestant. If you didn't catch her on "America's Next Top Model," "The Surreal Life" or "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" you may have caught her work on "I'm a Celebrity! Get me out of Here?"

How did we find this out? Because Lisa Bloom, La-based CNN and CBS legal analyst Tweeted: 

Met Janice Dickinson on Insider today.
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Shoreline Entertainment Picks Up Three from Creep Creepersin

Shoreline Entertainment has recently signed three films by notorious low budget filmmaker Creep Creepersin, just in time for Afm.

First up is Orgy of Blood, an erotic vampire film starring Domiziano Arcangeli, who is also executive producer. The film, also starring Chandler Maness ("Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"), Randal Malone (Curse of Lizzie Borden), Jeff Dylan Graham (Psychosomatika), and a slew of horror genre favorites, wrapped in May. Orgy of Blood was written and directed by Creep Creepersin and produced by Aine Leicht and Nikki Wall.

Shoreline also snapped up two more Creepersin films for release as a Grindhouse-style double feature: The Creep Creepersin Double Featuresin. Comprised of Vaginal Holocaust and Caged Lesbos a-Go-Go, the double feature is a heavy throwback to 60’s and 70’s exploitation films.

Vaginal Holocaust takes the viewer on a trip where rape and revenge go hand in hand with redneck vampires and a man-eating vagina! It
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Stuart Krasnow inks Fox21 deal

In its first major talent signing in the unscripted field under new president Chris Carlisle, Fox21 has inked a first-look deal with veteran reality producer Stuart Krasnow.

Carlisle said he jumped at the opportunity to recruit Krasnow, who for the past eight years was tied to overall deals with NBC and FremantleMedia North America.

"He is such an incredibly talented and prolific producer who has worked with every major TV network and has done every unscripted format," Carlisle said. "He is a great asset to us and shows everyone that we mean business in that arena."

Krasnow's credits include NBC's game show "The Weakest Link" and competition series "Average Joe" and Oxygen's docusoap "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency."

Krasnow said a lot has changed since he began in the unscripted arena a decade ago.

"There were about eight people who did what I do; now there are 140," he said. "It's
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Janice Dickinson: I Made Tyra Bank's Show a Hit

Janice Dickinson recalls her time as a judge on Tyra Banks' "America's Next Top Model," prior to being let go for "personal reasons." "Tyra hires people, uses them and then boots them out and hires the next person. I guess for a nominal fee," the former supermodel tells "The Insider." Regardless, Janice says Tyra is great. "Damn right, I'm jealous. Of course, everybody is jealous of the great Tyra. She's Tyra." When asked if she would return to the judges' table of "Antm," the outspoken reality TV star responds, "In a heartbeat. I would love to get it on with Tyra." Janice has her own show on Oxygen called "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency" and appeared on NBC's "I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here," while "Antm" premiered this week.

[Read full story on The Insider]
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Heidi And Spencer Turn ‘Celebrity’ Return Into Performance Art

Wednesday night’s “I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here” was the first Speidi-less episode, and sadly, the magic was missing. Without the MTV stars hogging the spotlight, Janice Dickinson stepped up as the attention whore, and her shenanigans weren’t anything I hadn’t already seen on “America’s Next Top Model” or “The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency.” Over it. Plus, you know producers are desperate when they devote 20-plus minutes to a John Salley/ Janice Dickinson argument about whether she spilled water in his boot. No, thank you. (Not to mention that John’s subsequent meltdown/apology after calling Janice a filthy word was just plain depressing.)

The show wasn’t a complete wash, however. Aside from Speidi’s bizarre return (more on that later), I must admit that I’m still delighted by watching “celebrities” forced to degrade themselves on television. The food challenge involved
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"I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" - New promo shoot and press conference clips!

We have promo shoot and press conference clips from NBC's "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!" Thee include interview excerpts with Rod Blogojevich, Spencer Pratt, Heidi Montag, Sanjaya, Janice Dickinson, Stephen Baldwin, Torrie Wilson and John Salley. There's also a behind-the-scenes promo shoot which was shot on location in Los Angeles. See those as well as five press conference clips all in the same player below. The show premieres on June 1st from 8-10 p.m. Et. About the show: Cast members will include: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (stars of MTV's "The Hills"), NBA great and TV personality John Salley ("Best Damned Sports Show Period"), supermodel and TV star Janice Dickinson ("The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"), 2007 "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, actor Stephen Baldwin ("The Usual Suspects") and professional wrestler and beauty queen Torrie Wilson. Additional celebrity contestants will be named soon along with the hosts of the show.
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'I'm a Celebrity ...' cast unveiled

'I'm a Celebrity ...' cast unveiled
NBC on Friday unveiled the initial cast of its upcoming reality series “I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!” and announced it has partnered on the series with MTV.

The cast so far is: Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt (MTV's "The Hills"), NBA star and TV personality John Salley ("Best Damned Sports Show Period"), supermodel and TV star Janice Dickinson ("The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"), 2007 "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar, actor Stephen Baldwin ("The Mole,” “Celebrity Apprentice”) and professional wrestler and beauty queen Torrie Wilson.

As reported, previously cast former Illinois Gov. Rob Blagojevich had to pull out of the show after his request to travel to Costa Rica where “Celebrity” will be shot was turned down by a judge.

However, NBC and the show's producer Granada America on Friday said that they are still trying to find ways to keep him on "Celebrity."

Starting June 1 with a two-hour premiere,
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The Top 15 Favorite Gay Reality Stars

While the number of gay/bisexual characters on scripted television has, at best, held steady over the past decade (and doesn’t exactly represent the diversity of gay men in the real world), it’s a different story when it comes to the depiction of gay men on reality television. Indeed, along with the explosion of reality programming has come a dramatic increase in the numbers and types of gay and bisexual men appearing on our television screens.

From the groundbreaking appearance of Pedro Zamora on The Real World: San Francisco to the current seasons of The Amazing Race, Survivor: Tocantins, and Make Me a Supermodel, there is a breadth of gay men that is quite frankly astounding.

In fact, there have now been so many gay and bisexual men on reality television that we decided to let AfterElton.com readers choose their favorites of all time. Here
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Ask the Flying Monkey! (February 17, 2009)

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Ask the Monkey! (Please include your city and state and/or country)

Q: I've been feeling Lost a lot lately, mostly because I'm completely enamored with one of their new characters, Daniel Faraday, played by a very unique actor, Jeremy Davies. Can you tell me anything gay about Jeremy Davies? Anything at all? - Lindsey, New York

A: Hmmm, well, I can tell you that Davies, who first made a splash in the terrific indie hit Spanking the Monkey (1994), has made a name for himself playing nervous losers and misfits, in movies such as Secretary (2002), Solaris (2002), The Locusts (1997), and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Some of these characters could, in a certain light, from a certain angle, by certain people, be read as “maybe, possibly gay.”

Davies also played a drama student in HBO’s TV production of The Laramie Project, about the murder of Matthew Shepard,
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"The Fashion Show": Your chance to thank Andrew Christian for all those wedgie-free days

Bravo's newest reality venture, The Fashion Show, will pit a gaggle of plucky, aspiring fashion designers against one another as they strive to make it big in the world of fashion and secure mass market retail distribution for their designs.

In other words, it's not at all like Project Runway.

Not much is known about the show yet (will a Teutonic beauty named Schmeidi Schlum be hosting?) but one interesting detail has emerged: the casting team is leaving one competition spot up to the judging public. And one of the finalists up for evaluation is a gay that we know rather ... uh ... "intimately".

Yes, gay underwear designer and Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency day-player Andrew Christian is one of the finalists for the last spot on the show. If Andrew's junk-hugging designs have been a source of comfort and support for you, it may be time to repay the favor.

Check
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Nine sign with APA

Nine sign with APA
APA has signed to represent actors Elizabeth Berkley, Sean Astin, Laurie Holden and Yancey Arias; comedian Louie Anderson; and producers Eddie Feldmann, Stuart Krasnow, Mike Rowe and Ken Topolsky.

Berkley has "Ask-Elizabeth," a self-help unscripted pilot, in consideration at MTV. She is managed by Kritzer Levine Wilkins.

Astin next appears in the comedy feature "Stay Cool." He is managed by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and also repped by attorney Dave Feldman.

Holden ("The Shield") is managed by Framework and also repped by attorney Alan Wertheimer.

Arias next appears in Sony Screen Gems' thriller "Legion." He is managed by Luber/Roklin.

Anderson performs his show "Larger Than Life" in Las Vegas.

Feldmann ("Dennis Miller Live"), an Emmy-winning writer-producer, is managed by New Wave. Krasnow created and executive produces Oxygen's "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency."

Writer-producer Rowe's credits include "Family Guy." Topolsky ("Kidnapped"), a TV producer-director, is managed by Rain Management Group.
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11 Shocking Gay Reality TV Moments

In modern reality television’s 16 years on cable and eight years on network, the genre has given television more (and often better) gay portrayals than scripted programming. Whether part of competitions in artificial contexts or fly-on-the-wall footage of real people's lives, reality TV has offered moments so unexpected that viewers might not have believed them if they occurred on a drama or sitcom.

With the fall television season now underway and reality shows bound to create more such moments – Dancing with the Stars has Lance Bass and Survivor has a gay contestant once again, among others – now's a good time to look back at some of the more memorable moments, ranging from progressive portrayals to cringe-inducing scenes.

11. Lance Loud takes his mother to a drag show on An American Family

If An American Family aired in 2008, it likely wouldn’t register with the same impact it had in 1973 since the
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