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CBS announces "Dancing ON the Stars"; snarky official press release.
Topic Started: Jun 20 2012, 03:00 PM (989 Views)
Matt
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I'm really kinda speachless at this. This just seems a tad to petty & unprofessional (although FUNNY AS FUCK).

http://www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/releases/view?id=32146

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06.20.2012

CBS ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF “DANCING ON THE STARS,” AN EXCITING AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL REALITY PROGRAM THAT OWES ITS CONCEPT AND EXECUTION TO NOBODY AT ALL

Los Angeles, June 21, 2012 – Subsequent to recent developments in the creative and legal community, CBS Television today felt it was appropriate to reveal the upcoming launch of an exciting, ground-breaking and completely original new reality program for the CBS Television Network.

The dazzling new show, DANCING ON THE STARS, will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and will feature moderately famous and sort of well-known people you almost recognize competing for big prizes by dancing on the graves of some of Hollywood’s most iconic and well-beloved stars of stage and screen.

The cemetery, the first in Hollywood, was founded in 1899 and now houses the remains of Andrew “Fatty” Arbuckle, producer Cecil B. DeMille, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paul Muni, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, George Harrison of the Beatles and Dee Dee Ramone of the Ramones, among many other great stars of stage, screen and the music business. The company noted that permission to broadcast from the location is pending, and that if efforts in that regard are unsuccessful, approaches will be made to Westwood Village Memorial Park, where equally scintillating luminaries are interred.

“This very creative enterprise will bring a new sense of energy and fun that’s totally unlike anything anywhere else, honest,” said a CBS spokesperson, who also revealed that the Company has been working with a secret team for several months on the creation of the series, which was completely developed by the people at CBS independent of any other programming on the air. “Given the current creative and legal environment in the reality programming business, we’re sure nobody will have any problem with this title or our upcoming half-hour comedy for primetime, POSTMODERN FAMILY.”

“After all,” the spokesperson added, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
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BC2.0
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Why do I feel like ABC's gonna end up having the last laugh in all of this?
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DesignatedShelley
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I laughed.
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Miss Rhi
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

This idea is so distasteful and it's especially disrespectful to the people buried in the cemetery.
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px780
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I'm getting tired of people fighting over ideas instead of just making their product better than what the competition offers. I think this is extending an unnecessary argument.
Edited by px780, Jun 20 2012, 05:17 PM.
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Snowing Fan
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Lol
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Actor87
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Miss Rhi
Jun 20 2012, 03:30 PM
This idea is so distasteful and it's especially disrespectful to the people buried in the cemetery.
Rhi, you DO know this is fake, right? :)

Someone at CBS obviously has their panties in a twist about the Big Brother/Glass House debacle, and wrote a VERY unprofessional and sarcastic press release.

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Lucky
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That was funny. Always fun when networks show they have a sense of humor.
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Miss Rhi
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"If Sami can't find happiness with a Martian, then she can't find happiness with anyone."

Actor87
Jun 20 2012, 03:52 PM
Miss Rhi
Jun 20 2012, 03:30 PM
This idea is so distasteful and it's especially disrespectful to the people buried in the cemetery.
Rhi, you DO know this is fake, right? :)

Someone at CBS obviously has their panties in a twist about the Big Brother/Glass House debacle, and wrote a VERY unprofessional and sarcastic press release.

Not until a few minutes ago when I read a tweet from TVGuide on Twitter. :drunk:
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Mason


It's completely juvenile, but I love it when these people make asses of themselves.
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Mitchapalooza
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I think this is HILARIOUS...who knew CBS had a sense of humour?

As juvenile as it is...its funny and stinging as hell, which is exactly what CBS wanted it to be.
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Mitchapalooza
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Killing myself slowly

Someone should send a invite to CBS to join Team Snark DR!
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Actor87
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The Royal Dork

I'm surprised this was allowed. Seems very unprofessional, don't ya think?




Edited by Actor87, Jun 21 2012, 03:45 AM.
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RoseVioletDaisy
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Mitchapalooza
Jun 20 2012, 04:45 PM
I think this is HILARIOUS...who knew CBS had a sense of humour?

As juvenile as it is...its funny and stinging as hell, which is exactly what CBS wanted it to be.
ITA, I love it. I just hope this wasn't put out by a rogue employee who ends up getting canned for it. It's funny and CBS should stand by it as the clever joke it is.
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Drew
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The Real World producers should just sue everyone!
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wiggleworm
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Miss Rhi
Jun 20 2012, 03:30 PM
This idea is so distasteful and it's especially disrespectful to the people buried in the cemetery.
I agree.

Not funny, and CBS looks horrible in this.
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Actor87
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wiggleworm
Jun 21 2012, 09:31 PM
Miss Rhi
Jun 20 2012, 03:30 PM
This idea is so distasteful and it's especially disrespectful to the people buried in the cemetery.
I agree.

Not funny, and CBS looks horrible in this.
Wiggleworm, this is a FAKE press release. It's not real.


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darraholic
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Actor87
Jun 21 2012, 11:49 PM
wiggleworm
Jun 21 2012, 09:31 PM
Miss Rhi
Jun 20 2012, 03:30 PM
This idea is so distasteful and it's especially disrespectful to the people buried in the cemetery.
I agree.

Not funny, and CBS looks horrible in this.
Wiggleworm, this is a FAKE press release. It's not real.


It is still disrespectful that they would joke about something like that. I would be pissed off if they made a joke about dancing on a grave site of someone that I loved. It was just a classless.
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Actor87
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^^You make a very valid point!! I didn't think about that.

For some reason, "Hollywood Forever" sounded like a fake cemetery name to me. (Plus, I have very little knowledge of Los Angeles burial grounds. But now, I realize that the place actually exists!)

So, yeah... I see your point.

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Drew
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CBS is just being moronic about the whole thing. The Glass House is failing, if they stop fanning the flames of controversy it will die a quiet death. All they're doing is encouraging people to check it out.
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