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New Contestant Joins 'Bachelor Pad,' Comedy Central Cancels Two Sports Shows & More

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 21st 2011 11:11AM
William. Bachelor PadAnd one of the new 'Bachelor Pad' contestants is ... William, the cell phone salesman!

Yep, the guy who made Ashley cry during an awful date will be joining Jake Pavelka, Vienna Girardi and various other 'Bachelorette' and 'Bachelor' castoffs in the 'Pad.' Entertainment Weekly confirmed the news.

Two more mystery contestants will be revealed before the August 8 premiere. Paging Bentley ...

Check out a full cast list here.

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'Onion SportsDome' Scores By Spoofing Not Just Sports But Sports News

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 12th 2011 10:00AM
Mark Shepard and Alex Reiser, hosts of Comedy Central's sweet-sassy-molassey-Bringing the awesome majesty of the Thurber award-winning humor empire The Onion to television seems like a bit of a no-brainer. The Onion and its various properties aren't just ripping the people in the headlines a new one. The people who read and write the headlines are also fair game.

That last target alone screams for an "Onion Show." The landscape of screaming heads and fast talkers across the cable news landscape has become a parody of itself that only The Onion could put in its corner and nail its feet to the floor.

Last night, Comedy Central gave the funny-ass folks at The Onion their first shot of television greatness with 'Onion SportsDome,' a show that takes a much needed shot at the high-octane, flashy grapics, superego-inflated world of sports reporting and punditry (It's a good year for The Onion, as IFC debuts 'The Onion News Network' on January 21).

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