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MTV reality star headed to jail

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 7th 2007 7:34PM
jason wahlerJason Wahler will spend the next two months in jail. No, you can't lock him up for simply being an idiot. He actually had to do something, like punch a city employee and a tow truck driver. Last year, the 20-year old co-star of The Hills and Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County blew his top when a tow truck was blocking the road as the driver tried to move an illegally parked car. Wahler reportedly got out of his vehicle and yelled racial slurs at the city worker and tow truck driver (both of them black) and then actually punched them both before being subdued. Blood-alcohol tests show Wahler's level was .22.

On top of his two months in jail, pretty boy will also have to attend a one-day program at the Museum of Intolerance. The judge was probably pretty strict with the guy because he was recently arrested in North Carolina for underage drinking and resisting arrest.

Sounds like a great role model for the impressionable MTV crowd.

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Prison Break: no time off for good behavior?

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 17th 2006 12:31PM

Prison BreakAccording to MediaWeek, FOX now has to plans to waive Prison Break's hiatus. Just like last year, FOX had initial plans to pull the show at the end of November and bring it back in March with new episodes until the May finale. However, as has been the case lately, networks seem to be listening to viewers more than they used to. Last year, there were plenty of angry viewers when the jailbird drama took over three months off. Looks like FOX was paying attention.

Apparently, airing re-runs was brought up but ratings for second plays of serials like Prison Break usually aren't that good. Didn't FOX run a few Prison Break marathons on F/X last year though? Regardless, it looks like we'll be getting the second half of the sophomore drama earlier than we thought. Don't be misled though because it won't be 100% straight through the final eleven episodes. Prison Break will take the night off when 24 premieres in January and it will also be shelved for the two Mondays when FOX airs a couple of BCS college football games. After all that, it will return to it's normal run on Mondays with Prison Break at 8PM and 24 at 9PM. Sounds like good news to me.

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Funny people go to Prison

by Adam Finley, posted Oct 29th 2006 10:03AM
let's go to prisonDo you enjoy movies? Sure you do. All that sitting still and looking forward, topped off with getting up and leaving after a certain amount of time, it's one of the greatest thrills of the modern age. We usually don't talk much about movies here, but some very funny people from the world of television are involved in the upcoming movie Let's Go to Prison! so I thought I'd mention it here. The movie, which opens on November 17, features Will Arnet from Arrested Development and was penned by Ben Garrant and Tom Lennon of The State and Reno 911! It's loosely based on an actually book called You Are Going to Prison, written by an ex-inmate as a survival guide to anyone about to be incarcerated. It's currently out of print but selling used on Amazon for as high as $338.00. Bob Odenkirk of Mr. Show directed the movie and writes about it on BobandDavid.com. It sounds quite hilarious.

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Was the idea for Prison Break stolen?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 25th 2006 9:32AM
Prison Break DVDTwo Missouri brothers are suing FOX and Prison Break creator Paul Sheuring, saying they stole the idea for the hit show.

Robert Hughes was sent to prison in the 1960s for a crime he didn't commit, and older brother Donald helped him escape. On the surface this may not seem like much, but add on to the fact that they had their agent send FOX a script in 2001 about their experiences. The network wasn't interested, but then Prison Break debuted in 2005.

Robert Hughes makes an interesting point that, if they were to try and sell their story now, it would look like they were copying the show.

Whatever the outcome, their story actually sounds really interesting. They were on the run for four years, working various jobs around the country and staying one step ahead of the police.

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The Nine: What's Your Emergency?

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 18th 2006 11:30PM
The Nine(S01E03) Tonight was a great night for openings. First Jericho, and now The Nine. The opening scene wasn't just tension-filled, it was a great piece of filmmaking, showing the first hour of the bank robbery, where everyone was, and what happened. One of those well-done scenes that have a lot of characters and a lot of things happening, but you know exactly what's going on and what everyone is doing. And it clued us into how this show is going to operate in each episode. They're not just showing us what happened with a flashback, it's almost as if each episode is a new look at what happened, not just a flashback rehash of stuff we already know.

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My Name Is Earl: Jump For Joy

by Michael Sciannamea, posted Sep 29th 2006 11:24AM

Jump For Joy(S02E02) We got a good glimpse this week of how storylines won't necessarily be capped at one episode, plus we never really saw Earl cross anything off his list. It was funny, but in a smarmy sort of way, to see Randy get so overcome by the thought of Catalina dancing at Chubby's. We knew that he had a sort of fondness for her, but his feelings really overwhelmed him this time around.

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Reno 911!: Spanish Mike Comes Back

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 7th 2006 11:20AM

reno 911(S04E05) Maybe I have some kind of chemical imbalance, or I just wasn't in a comedy kind of mood, but I didn't think this episode was that great. Normally I love this show, but this episode just kind of left me cold.

Fans might recall that in the first season there was a two-part episode where some officials from Home Land Security came to Reno to teach the deputies about terrorist training. It turns out they were actually con artists and they wound up stealing a bunch of stuff from the evidence lockers. In this episode, one of the con artists, "Spanish Mike" Alvarez, is placed in custody in the Reno jail where he tries to get inside the heads of each of the deputies. My favorite scene was with Junior, who he convinces to hand over his gun, but little does he know that Junior took the bullets out of the gun first. Junior taunts him: "Now who's in whose head?" That was pretty funny.

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Tom Goes to the Mayor: Spray a Carpet or Rug

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 17th 2006 12:35AM

tom goes to the mayor(S02E07) This episode begins with Tom sitting in a jail cell with another prisoner (Judd Hirsch) who's in jail because he locked his fifteen year old nephew in the cellar over the weekend for pooping and peeing all over his house. Tom, on the other hand, is in jail for killing about four thousand people. His cell mate reacts to this news with, "people are too sensitive these days."

Tom's tale of woe begins when he becomes a salesman for a new device called "Spray a Carpet or Rug," a gigantic machine that emits a foam that turns into carpet instantaneously. The Mayor loves the device because he can carpet all of Jefferton and not have to pay the "lawn mower man" who takes care of the grass and has been pestering the Mayor about a raise. The city council allows Tom to do a test run on Memorial Park, so Tom dons his chemical suit (the foam causes him seizures) and carpets the whole park.

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Morgon Spurlock talks to B&C

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 10th 2006 4:04PM
morgan spurlockThe magazine Broadcasting and Cable has an interview with Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me and 30 Days fame, but if you don't read that particular mag you can always check out a few extra questions from the interview on the B&C Beat blog. Spurlock talks a little bit about his stint in prison, which he taped for the first episode of the show, as well as the possibility of working on network television in the future. I was somewhat surprised to find out he still eats fast food, but apparently the chili cheese fries at Tommy Burgers in East LA are quite delicious. The new season of 30 Days starts July 26 on FX.

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Prison Break coming to DVD

by Adam Finley, posted Jun 7th 2006 11:25AM
prison breakYou know, I'm starting to think maybe I didn't give Prison Break the chance it deserved. I watched only part of the first episode but found myself turned off by the cavalcade of prison movie cliches being thrown at me. On the other hand, it's usually not a great idea to judge a show on the pilot alone, or only part of the pilot for that matter. At any rate, if you're a fan of the show, and I know a lot of you are, you'll be pleased to know that the first season is coming out on DVD on August 8. And heck, the casually curious like myself can check it out, too, getting ourselves caught up for season two. Or even better, watch the episodes in reverse order so it looks seems he's breaking into the prison. That could be even better.

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Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Dreamgirls

by Adam Finley, posted May 5th 2006 11:00AM

everybody hates chris(S01E22) This is interesting. The title of this episode is either "Everybody Hates Dreamgirls" or "Everybody Hates Jail," I've seen it listed as both. Odd.

Anyway, last night's episode focused on Chris having to sell thirty boxes of cookies to pay for a field trip to Washington DC. Of course, his teacher informs him that if "his people" can't pay money for the cookies, they can always use food stamps. Meanwhile, both his younger siblings get chicken pox, and their father offers to stay home while Rochelle goes to see Dreamgirls with a friend, rather than going with Julius for their anniversary as they originally planned.

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Michelle Rodriguez freed from jail -- UPDATE

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 29th 2006 3:46PM
michelle rodriguezMichelle Rodriguez, aka 'Ana Lucia' on Lost, was freed from a Honolulu women's jail on Friday. She spent most of this week there after pleading guilty to drunk driving charges. Rodriguez opted for the jail time, rather than 240 hours of community service because, she said, autograph hounds would hassle her if she did work hours. Did she mean 'taunt'? The warden of the women's prison said she watched TV and read during her stay.

Now, she went to jail on Tuesday. And she got out on Friday. If you're doing the math and wondering how that equals five days... stop counting on your fingers, because it doesn't. Honolulu police waived one day of incarceration for time already served. She was held in custody for a bit when she was originally arrested back in December and, apparently, that counted as one day served.

Next up for Michelle is a movie called Grapefruit Moon and (possibly) another season on Lost.

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Prison Break: Bluff

by Keith McDuffee, posted Apr 17th 2006 11:06PM
prison break(S01E18) First of all, let me start by saying that I fell victim to my spoiler whorey ways and was able to watch next week's episode last Friday night (I spill the beans on huge spoilers in the latest APB podcast -- the ending will shock you.) Since I hadn't seen tonight's episode yet, it was weird seeing things in reverse order, but seeing how things connect didn't disappoint.

It makes sense that these guys are taking more risks now, seeing as they've got nothing to lose at this point. There are way too many things for the guards to discover that will make sure they all stay at Fox River for a loooong time.

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Richard Hatch in jailhouse segregation

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 12th 2006 2:22PM
richard hatch; survivorThe notorious Survivor winner Richard Hatch is festering in jail these days... by himself. E! Online is reporting that Hatch is being kept in isolation at a jail in Plymouth, Massachusetts as he awaits sentencing for tax evasion. Although he was known for stripping all his clothes on the reality show, that's not why he's separated from the other inmates. A U.S. marshal says Hatch requested solitary confinement because he's worried that he won't be safe among the other prisoners because of his celebrity status.

In case you don't remember, Hatch lost his trial earlier this year when he claimed that Survivor producers promised they'd handle the taxes for his $1 million prize. He also was found guilty of spending money on himself that was earmarked for a charity.

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Idol twins 'uninvited' -- UPDATE

by Anna Johns, posted Jan 27th 2006 8:19AM
I'm not quite sure on the timeline of this story, but it seems that American Idol has withdrawn its invitation for Derrell and Terrell Brittenum to "go to Hollywood". The twins totally rocked the first night of auditions this season, but soon after we learned that one was in jail and there was a warrant out for the other. The identical brothers are accused of stealing someone's identity to buy a Dodge Magnum car. MTV.COM is reporting that both dudes posted bail and, when they went to get on their scheduled flights to Hollywood, they learned they were no longer welcome as contestants on American Idol.

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