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American Ninja Warrior spins off another series on another network with American Ninja Warrior Junior (Universal Kids, Saturdays at 7).
Kids will compete in three different age brackets, but they’ll be on a course that’s very similar to the course we see on NBC’s summer series—just with a few minor modifications.
Read more at: https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/10/this-week-in-reality-tv-oct-8-to-14/
Summer has arrived, the days are long, I’m sweating, and reality television offers plenty of reasons to stay inside: almost 20 reality shows debut or return this week.
Let’s start with Gordon Ramsay, who ended his show Kitchen Nightmares four years ago but is now back with a show that sounds surprisingly similar: To Hell and Back (Fox, Wednesdays at 9), on which he tries to rescue restaurants in less than a day. I’ll have a review Wednesday.
Netflix’s successful and emotional reboot of Queer Eye is out with its second season on Friday.
Alone (History, Thursdays at 10) returns for its first all-star season, with returning participants trying to outlast each other in Mongolia. Look for
Read more at: https://www.realityblurred.com/realitytv/2018/06/this-week-in-reality-tv-june-11-to-17/
The ongoing legal battle between adult entertainer Stormy Daniels and President Trump continues: Daniels is now offering to return the $130,000 hush payment she was offered in exchange for her freedom to discuss the affair she alleges having had with the married real estate mogul-turned-politician, according to the New York Times.
In a letter sent to Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, Daniels has offered to wire the money to an account of Trump’s choosing. Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has given the deal a deadline of March 13 at noon. Daniels is hoping that her mandated silence will be deemed “null and void” if she returns the payment.
More specifically, the letter asks for Daniels to be able to “(a) speak openly and freely about her prior relationship with the President and the attempts to silence her and (b) use and publish any text messages, photos and/or videos relating to the
Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/stormy-daniels-offers-to-return-hush-money-trump-may-sue-to-stop-her-from-speaking
The scandal around the current season of Bachelor in Paradise continues as marketing for the show, which temporarily halted production after accusations of misconduct pertaining to a non-consensual sexual encounter arose, seems to be putting the strife front-and-center. TMZ recently caught up with DeMario Jackson, who was accused of sexual assault, who now says he plans on attending the reunion.
“I owe it to my castmates,” says Jackson in the interview. “They’ve been very supportive of me throughout this whole entire thing. I want to thank them personally.”
Jackson also says that he is not planning on having a confrontation with Corinne Olympios, the alleged victim of the misconduct: “It’s not in me. That’s not who I am as a person,” he says.
It is unclear if Olympios will be returning for the reunion. Warner Bros. has not given an official statement on the matter.
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Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/bachelor-in-paradise-contestant-demario-jackson-plans-to-return-for-reunion