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The World's Oldest Conjoined Twins Show Some Brotherly Love (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Dec 23rd 2010 12:30AM
The World's Oldest Conjoined Twins Show Some Brotherly LoveRonnie and Donnie Galyon are brothers, but they're closer than most. The 59-year-olds are the oldest conjoined twins in the world. The twins were born fused together at the torso. They have four legs, four arms, separate hearts, and separate lungs. But from the middle of the chest downwards, they share everything.

It's an odd life, and we get a glimpse of it on 'World's Oldest Conjoined Twins Move Home' (Wed., 8PM ET on TLC). The twins are like any other brothers -- except that they're not. Sometimes they fight, as all siblings do. But since they're joined together, they can't storm off and leave the room.

But for the vast majority of the time, they get along, and show us a far more impressive version of "brotherly love." None of us has to spend 24 hours a day with a sibling, but Ronnie and Donnie have done it for six decades now.

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Crazy Drama on 'The Ladies of Demolition Derby' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 23rd 2010 4:15AM
Crazy Drama on 'The Ladies of Demolition Derby'Cars crashing into each other! Girl fights! Yelling and screaming! If any of these things even slightly appeal to you, then 'The Ladies of Demolition Derby' (Thu., 10PM ET on TLC) might be the show for you.

On the premiere episode of the series, we get to see ... well, ladies crashing cars into other cars. Which is pretty much what you would expect from a female-based show about demolition derby contests. Still, it's nice to not be disappointed. This series promises one thing, and it delivers on that promise.

Unfortunately, things then get a little out of hand. Drivers Angela and and Eileen and some others get into a fight after smashing their vehicles together. The whole discussion afterward contains several thousand too many uses of the word "f#ck" for us to be able to recap it comfortably. But let's just say this. If you want to see car wrecks, and girls punching each other in the face -- then you've come to the right place.

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An Amazing Dog Pulls 4,520 Pounds on 'Super Pooches' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 21st 2010 11:30PM
An Amazing Dog Pulls 4,520 Pounds on 'Super Pooches''Super Pooches' (Wed., 8PM ET on TLC) is the new series that takes us inside the world of competitive dog shows. On the premiere episode, we meet good ol' Southern boy Rock and his dog "Zorch." Rock is just your standard tattoo and piercing artist who also happens to practice Zen mediation and yoga. Zorch is an American Bulldog with some super-strength. Together, the pair might not be the prettiest contestants on the show, but they get the job done.

Zorch is supposed to pull a load of bricks weighing an incredible 4,520 pounds. But first, Rock gets in a brief altercation with the judges (which isn't very "Zen" of him, by the way). But once everything gets sorted out, Zorch gets strapped into a harness -- and pulls over four thousand pounds of bricks.

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Southern Belles With Guns on 'Police Women of Memphis' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 28th 2010 3:25AM
Southern Belles With Guns on 'Police Women of Memphis'The new series 'Police Women of Memphis' (Thu., 9PM ET on TLC) follows the real-life adventures of four female cops. These woman are putting their lives on the line on the mean streets of Memphis, Tennessee.

[Spoiler alert.]

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The Cancelled 'American Chopper'... is Ready to Film Another Season?!?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 7th 2010 8:00PM
The Teutels from Once again, people, I'm forced to ask the question: what the hell is going on here?!? Did up become down? Has black become white? Did Ken Jennings lose his 'Jeopardy!' winning streak record to Karl Pilkington?

TLC canceled the long-running bike building reality show 'American Chopper' back in February, but new reports have surfaced they are bringing the show back, or at least part of its principal cast, for another run.

Has anyone at TLC, which once stood for "The Learning Channel," learned about the concept of cognitive dissonance? Maybe they could learn about it by watching some of their pre-'Jon and Kate' programming, back when you could actually learn something from watching TLC other than how to exploit extremely fertile women for money and/or fame.

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TLC Renews 'Little Couple' for Third Season

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Feb 23rd 2010 10:20AM
'The Little Couple' continues to be a growing hit for TLC.

On the heels of its second season finale, airing tonight, the network has announced that that the hit reality show will officially return for a third season.

'The Little Couple' follows the lives of newlyweds Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klein, both of whom have a condition called spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, or SED.

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TLC and Jon Gosselin Settle Lawsuit

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 18th 2010 10:33PM
Another tiresome, spotlight hugging celebrity has passed from the glow of the paparazzi flashbulb into the fray of the forgotten. Well, maybe, a man can dream.

Jon Gosselin, one of the two soul-sucking parents of the TLC reality show 'Jon & Kate Plus 8,' has settled his lawsuit with TLC for backing out of his contract for his reality show.

The news gets even better. Since Jon is still under contract for the network, he can't return to television anytime soon. Looks like Santa got my letter after all.

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Kate Gosselin Wants You to Know the Answers to the Questions No One Asked

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 9th 2010 7:06PM
It always amuses me when reality star and pop celebrities write and release books for their fans. They don't really strike me as big readers.

Kate Gosselin, the former star of 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' and tabloid magazines at a grocery store near you, has released her own book titled 'I Just Want You to Know.' Funny, I don't know anyone who wanted to know in the first place.

The book was published by Zondervan, a Christian book publisher, so the book not only features her accounts of what went on behind the scenes, but also things such as prayers taken from her own journal. Prayers, those would have come in handy when her show was on the air.

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TLC Puts the Brakes on 'American Chopper'

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 8th 2010 6:29PM
The family reality show that would never say die just died.

TLC has officially canceled the long-running 'American Chopper', which has been on the air since 2003 when it first found footing on the Discovery Channel. The show's final episode will air on Thursday.

Say what you will about the series running past its prime, but both the show and its subjects have been through a hell of a lot of mayhem. The shop played host to a ton of thick, rich drama, capping with the final season in which Paul Jr. leaves the shop on very heated terms and eventually led to Paul Sr. suing his son for a $1 million in back company stock.

If you're curious to know how things will wrap up, check out a preview of the final episode at Turbo.Discovery.com.

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Cake Boss takes over Jon & Kate's timeslot

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 26th 2009 4:33PM
Call it a sign of a successful show or the end of an unmitigated disaster, but the reign of Jon & Kate is officially over and joy has replaced tyranny in the universe.

In short, TLC's newest reality hit Cake Boss has officially taken over the coveted 9 p.m. slot on Mondays vacated by Satan's favorite show, Jon & Kate Plus 8.

For those of you who have not left your cave in the last month, Jon & Kate officially left the airwaves last Monday thereby stitching the hole that its pure evilness created in the annals of time and space and staving off the unholy apocalypse. And in case your wondering, no, I never liked the show.

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Gosselin finally taken to court by TLC

by Danny Gallagher, posted Oct 16th 2009 9:37PM
Jon GosselinWho says that justice is a forgotten concept that only exists as a hope and no longer as an important facet of a fully functional society?

Jon Gosselin is about to have his day in court. Take that, evil!

TLC is suing for the former star of Jon & Kate Plus 8 for breach of contract, accusing accused him of violating an exclusivity and moral clause in his contract. I was shocked. Reality shows have morals? Of course it makes sense that the only morals involved in reality shows would have to be enforced by a contract.

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New York Post breaks a HUGE spoiler for American Chopper - VIDEO

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 9th 2009 10:03AM
Paulie and Paul Teutul from American ChopperRegular watchers of American Chopper will look at the picture to the right and immediately ponder the following question: is Paul Sr. giving Paulie Jr. a big hug or a meaty, larynx-crushing choke hold?

I've been notoriously anti-reality TV for a long time, but I gave American Chopper a grace chip when it ran on the Discovery Channel for the first few seasons. It can get just as over-the-top as most reality shows tend to do, but it still had a genuine level to it somewhere in just about every episode, and it offered viewers something more than just grown men fighting. I'm also a pathetic wanna-be gearhead and would watch a custom Buick LaSabre build contest if I thought I could generate an ounce of knowledge from it over my rich, car-building friends.

So imagine my surprise when the New York Post broke the biggest spoiler in the show's history, other than the fact that it is still on the air.

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J-Lo's show is about fragrance, not family

by Anna Johns, posted May 1st 2008 4:24PM
jennifer lopezJennifer Lopez is lame. It turns out, her new TLC "reality" series will not be about her life as a new mom or a superstar. She just wants the cameras on when she's working on launching her new fragrance. How is that interesting? Do we get to watch her sniff things? Is it going to be in Smell-O-Vision. It just sounds like one big commercial for her damn perfume.

According to SFGate.com, Lopez has gone back on her original promise of complete access to her life. Her manager says, "Jennifer will appear in a creative, entrepreneurial capacity and will absolutely not feature her children and family life."

While I think it's admirable for her to keep her private life private and not raise her twins under the watchful eye of television cameras, it's a little disgusting that she misled her fans. And maybe even TLC, which boasted about their "reality" show with Lopez.

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