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Sarah Palin’s TLC show shatters records!

Sarah Palin’s documentary / travelogue / reality / biopic shattered TLC ratings records Sunday night.

The debut of Sarah Palin’s Alaska delivered a whopping 5 million viewers.

The first episode of the eight-part series was the most-watched program launch in TLC’s history.

Some are calling the series a 2012 campaign ad, while producer Mark Burnett has defended the show as “completely non political.”

Tim Goodman’s THR review said both Palin’s fans and critics will find what they’re looking for in the show.

TLC has hit bigger numbers over the years for non-premiere episodes, with Jon & Kate Plus Eight pulling about 10 million for one episode during the peak of its tabloid headlines.


Posted Monday, November 15th, 2010 at 11:11am
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A ‘Sister Wives’ Bombshell!

Keeping up with the polygamist Brown family just got more complicated! It turns out the stars of TLC’s hit show Sister Wives have been hiding a secret about how wives Janelle and Meri first met.

In this week’s issue of Star, we reveal the shocking news that Kody Brown‘s second wife Janelle was married to the brother of wife No. 1, Meri, before she joined their family. According to their marriage certificate, Janelle legally wed Adam Barber in Salt Lake City in December 1988. They divorced in 1990, three years before Janelle and Kody tied the knot in a nontraditional commitment ceremony.

As for Meri, “I know she was originally very upset over Janelle dumping her brother. I think there has been a lot of unspoken tension between her, Janelle and Kody all these years,” a family insider tells Star exclusively.


Posted Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 8:08am
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‘Sister Wives’ finale – what did you think?

So last night was the season finale of TLC’s controversial ‘Sister Wives’ and now – combined with the loss of ‘Mad Men’, I will have nothing to watch on Sunday’s. (Well, I suppose there’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ – which HELLO has gotten so good!)

Last night’s finale found Kody Brown marrying his fourth wife, Robyn. The first half hour was all about the preparation for the big day, in which Kody’s three other wives each battled with their own form of jealousy. The second half hour showed the wedding and reception, and tried (pretty desperately, IMO) to paint a “normal, pretty” picture.

What was so sad was watching each of the women deal with their jealousy, and insecurities, and I was left thinking – of course they’re jealous! Of course they’re upset! Can you imagine sharing your wife with another woman, let alone three? I just feel bad, do they know that they don’t have to put up with that? That it’s okay to want your own husband? I think it’s such a sad religion, Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know they would argue that the benefits outweigh the sacrifices, but man – it seems like such a sad life to me.

I liked how in the finale you actually saw some true emotions from the wives. How hard it is dealing with their lifestyle.  Can you imagine what it must have felt like for Meri, Janelle and Christine to watch your husband marry a younger, thinner and prettier fourth wife?

What was super creepy to me was watching all the sexual excitement written all over Kody’s face. For the first time in what, 16 years, he was going to get to have sex with a new woman! When he stood up and danced at the cake-tasting table, I think I actually got goosebumps. CREEPY.

PS: If TLC orders up season 2 – I am all over that.

What did you think?

Posted Monday, October 18th, 2010 at 1:13pm
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So will the ‘Sister Wives’ family be charged?

Police in Utah have wrapped up their investigation into the Sister Wives family, and have handed their findings off to prosecutors, who will decide whether or not to press charges.

Police were looking into whether or not the Brown family violated Utah’s anti-bigamy law, which is a felony.

The case focuses on Kody Brown and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and Robyn, whose lives are depicted on the TLC reality show that premiered last month.

The Utah County Attorney’s Office received the case from Lehi, Utah, police on Monday. Polygamy cases are extremely rare in the state and authorities say this one was prompted by the publicity from the show. The maximum penalty for felony polygamy is five years in prison.

Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman said he didn’t know when a decision on charges would be made. “It varies. It could take months,” he tells E! News.

The Browns have said they were “disappointed” in the investigation but “knew there would be risks” in doing the show.

So what do you think?

Posted Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 at 12:12pm
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Polygamist husband admits: “If it were all about sex there’s just other easier venues, way easier”

Before starring in TLC’s hit new show Sister Wives, polygamist husband Kody Brown and his family weren’t hiding from anyone.

RadarOnline has uncovered an interview he gave to a magazine produced by college students and defended his family’s lifestyle.

“We’re not felons, we’re family,” he told plainSpeak, a newsmagazine published by Northwest College (Wyoming) students.

“If you take off the need for secrecy in polygamy then you will open the door more and more,” Brown said in last year’s interview.

And he addressed the perception of some people that polygamous men simply want to have sex with multiple partners. “If I wanted sex with a lot of women there is a lot of barhopping I could do,” he told the magazine. “It’s not something I’m interested in. I’m interested in a family, raising my children.

“If it were all about sex there’s just other easier venues, way easier.”

Brown, his four wives, and their 13 children are featured in TLC’s new series, Sister Wives. The fact that the family made their lifestyle public through the TV show caused Utah officials to open an investigation.

TLC has received some strong negative reaction to the show but also good ratings, as Sister Wives veers from a traditional reality show format and has strong documentary-style story telling elements. Early episodes have focused on Kody “courting” Robin and telling his family that he will be making her wife Number 4. The Washington Post called the show “refreshingly frank and entertaining” while noting that: “The Browns know that their definition of marriage is difficult to describe to outsiders; yet the outside world cannot help but be curious.”

I find the show incredibly creepy. I think it’s totally fake, and I think there is major sadness going on in that house. I just think it goes against nature to share your husband with three other women.

What do you guys think?


Posted Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 at 12:12pm
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