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Polygraph Expert Explains Why You Shouldn't Lie on TV (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Jul 20th 2011 4:45PM
Chances are, if you've seen a TV lie detector test quickly escalate into an all-out melee, John Grogan provided the science that caused the spark. Grogan is a polygraph examiner who's become a regular on the TV circuit, lending his lie-detecting expertise to 'Survivor,' 'Nancy Grace,' 'Divorce Court,' 'Tool Academy,' 'Flavor of Love,' and a bevy of other shows.

In this video from the AOL You've Got series, he talks about just how accurate the lie detector test results you see on TV are, and what he's come to expect right after he delivers his results.

"Usually when we do relationship testing we'll ask the accuser to leave the room," he says. "You'll have somebody see their spouse either confess to something or fail badly on a question, and they'll come and slap or punch that person."

Clearly this is a man with much wisdom to dispense. Check out the video after the jump.

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Is VH1 Actually Getting Classy?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 19th 2010 8:05PM
Tough Love CouplesIt takes a big network to admit that it's been bad. And when VH1 decided to blow up most of its schedule and announce 44 new shows earlier today, that's exactly what they did.

Pretty much all the shows that have been part of the VH1 lineup over the last few years -- shows like 'Flavor of Love,' 'Rock of Love,' 'Tool Academy' and other high art -- are going to fade away in favor of more documentary-style shows. And, shocker of all shocks, music is coming back, with more music-video-centric shows and the revival of 'Behind The Music.'

Even the network's president, Tom Calderone, seems to think that its high time for the network to ditch its recent tawdry past. "(O)ur audience was getting a little fatigued by all those manufactured reality shows," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "They want more authenticity in their reality, which isn't to say that it can't be comedic and light."

But is fatigue the real reason why VH1 is classing it up? And are they really classing things up at all? A closer examination makes both answers a little less obvious.

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Top Stories of 2009: Reality scandals

by Michael Pascua, posted Dec 22nd 2009 10:01AM
The Salahis greet president Obama
It's interesting when one takes the time to look back back at 2009, several scandals that occurred this year were related to television. There were four big reality scandals that occurred in 2009, most of them happening in the second half of the year. They have stayed fresh in pop culture buzz.

This list doesn't count Jon & Kate's drama, all the injuries on Survivor, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dancing with the Stars, Chima's explosion on Big Brother, or Adam Lambert's sexual preferences. Those events pale in comparison to the five scandals listed.

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What to Watch Weekend, Jan. 10-11

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 10th 2009 5:00AM
'24'
(Sun., 8PM, Fox) 7th season premiere
Jack Bauer's on trial for his interrogation tactics, Tony Almeida's alive and CTU has been disbanded, which proves to be just the right amount of drama to get this new season off to a great start.

Fans have been waiting for more than a year (that darn writers strike!) for new episodes, and these first four hours (which continue Monday night at 8) were worth the wait, as the first female President of the United States (Cherry Jones) faces a national security threat and calls on – who else? – Jack to help ferret out the terrorists behind it.

And it's that search for the bad guys that leads to a very familiar – and previously very dead, or so we thought – face.

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