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Beth Chapman was taping alongside Duane "Dog" Chapman almost until her last day, but there's some unfinished work to be done ... and now it's in Dog's hands to decide how their project will end. Their new show, "Dog's Most Wanted," had been shooting for several months, and they were coming to a close last weekend ... according to production sources. As you know, Beth suffered a choking emergency Saturday at their home in Hawaii and was placed in a medically-induced coma. Although they were mid-production, we're told cameras were NOT rolling at that time. Beth -- who was just as involved with the show as Dog -- was still scheduled to shoot for the series' final episodes. Obviously, production came to a halt with Beth's hospitalization, and her death now means some big decisions have to be made about how to end the season. We're told its possible producers will use the material they have in the can to put together an ending -- or shooting could resume after Dog and his family have time to cope with their matriarch's passing. "Dog's Most Wanted" profiled both the family's bounty hunting business and also shed light on Beth's cancer battle. We're told it will ultimately be Dog's decision on whether there's enough raw footage to end the series, and also tell Beth's story. As we first reported, doctors decided placing Beth in a coma would give her the best shot at surviving -- but she never recovered and died Wednesday morning. Beth was 51. (TMZ)
Big Brother Evicts First Houseguest of Season 21 "For Now." Big Brother's a real weird show, man. After being named Camp Director in Tuesday's premiere, Jackson had to choose four people to "banish" from the house, who would then have to compete to stay in the house. As Jackson made each of his picks, a giant squirrel entered the Big Brother house, threw a bag over the banished houseguest, and literally dragged them out of the house. Jackson had picked David as a sort of pawn, thinking he'd easily be able to win whatever the challenge was, but then the challenge ended up being one that had nothing much to do with fitness or strength. The four banished houseguests -- Cliff, Jess, Kemi, and David -- all had to feel their way through a completely dark forest, searching for signs for the real Camp BB, as opposed to decoy signs for things like "Camp Bee Bee," which was filled with honey. One part of the forest was also filled with scary clowns, and there were feathers, and a pancake slide into a pool of syrup, and in the end, Cliff, Kemi, and Jess all made it back, and it was "pawn" David who was evicted..."for now," as Julie Chen said. Back in the house, Christie and Tommy finally got a moment to connect over the fact that Christie had recently been dating Tommy's aunt for the past seven years. He reminded her she can't call him Thomas, and they promised to have each other's back. Then, Christie found herself in a massive six-person alliance with Jack, Jackson, Nick, Holly, and Bella, and it came down to Christie and Tommy still hanging onto their slimy spinning logs in the Head of Household competition. Christie ended up winning, so she'll get to nominate the first two houseguests on the block. Before she signed off for the night, Julie teased something called the "Whacktivity Comp," with a "game-changing secret," and then revealed that while David might be out of the game, we haven't seen the last of him. "Something that has never happened before on Big Brother will happen live next Wednesday," she said. Can't wait! Big Brother airs on CBS. (Eonline)
'Loudest Voice' Star Naomi Watts on Playing Gretchen Carlson: "Incredibly Current in Such a Scary Way." The Oscar winner talks about her preparation process for the Showtime series, her reservations about tackling the Roger Ailes story and the press intrigue over her and pal Nicole Kidman inhabiting the same role. Make no mistake, Showtime's The Loudest Voice has but one hero, Gretchen Carlson. Over the course of seven episodes, the limited series dramatizes the rise and fall of her former boss, Fox News creator Roger Ailes, who arguably did more than any single person to create the deeply fractious political environment that we exist in today. In fact, showrunner Alex Metcalf goes as far as to argue that without Ailes, who's played here by Russell Crowe, there is no Donald Trump. That said, his history of sexual abuse, thrust into the spotlight in 2016 by Carlson's landmark lawsuit against him, ultimately brought him to his demise. Within a year of being ousted from his perch atop the No. 1 cable news network, Ailes was pronounced dead at 77. When the series, based on Gabriel Sherman's book of the same name, premieres June 30, viewers will see Crowe joined by fellow Oscar winner Naomi Watts, who portrays Carlson in the star-studded project. During a break in production earlier this spring, the actress featured on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter in April alongside her fellow cast members spoke about her reservations about tackling the controversial story, her personal preparation process in becoming its heroine and that other Ailes project starring one of her closest friends. (Hollywood Reporter)
Are You the One? Debuts With First Sexually Fluid Cast. Well that was thrilling and delightful! MTV just debuted the new season of Are You the One, featuring an entire cast of sexually fluid people whose perfect match could be literally anyone else in the house. In this summer of firmly heterosexual relationships on The Bachelorette and Love Island and likely Bachelor in Paradise, it was wildly refreshing to watch a dating show where anyone might hook up with anyone else, and there's no separation of men vs. women. Some of the contestants don't even identify specifically as men or women, but everybody identifies as sexually fluid, so it not only makes the show a little more fun and progressive, but it also makes the game a whole lot harder. After one trip to the truth booth and one matching ceremony, the group has got two couples correct, with no clue which two couples they are. The eight couples who matched up at the ceremony were: Noar and Amber, Kari and Kylie, Max and Justin, Basit and Jonathan, Jasmine and Jenna, Aasha and Paige, Remy and Brandon, and Kai and Danny. Kai and Jenna were both a little upset that Jasmine chose Jenna, since Jenna and Kai had already taken a trip to the Boom Room (though so had Kai and Remy), so one of the biggest connections in the house didn't even get to be tested. Noar had already found out that she was not a match with Justin, and immediately regretted not partnering up with Amber instead, so hopefully for them, Amber and Noar are one of those two matches. Kari and Kylie also seemed pretty solid (even if Basit was a little disappointed in Kylie), and Aasha and Paige felt like they were, at the very least, BFFs. Are You the One airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on MTV. (Eonline)
Jerry Springer to Give Alternative Keynote at Edinburgh TV Fest. The talk show icon will give a short speech ahead of a Q&A at the annual TV bash in Scotland. Jerry Springer is to delivery the alternative keynote MacTaggart lecture at this year's Edinburgh TV Festival. The talk show icon and the subject of a comedy opera that played in Edinburgh in 2002 will give a short speech at the annual TV event ahead of a Q&A with Channel 4's Dorothy Byrne in which he will discuss his long career hosting The Jerry Springer Show, which ran for 27 seasons from 1991 to 2018. Springer is also set to share his views on politicians' relationship with the media and what part traditional news organizations can play to uphold democratic debate in an era of fake news. "Clearly one of the most beautiful cities in the world - it's an honor to be asked to speak, usually I'm being asked to be quiet!," said Springer. "As the king of the tabloid talk show, who better to hear from right now?" added advisory chair of the festival, Kelly Webb-Lamb. "And with Dorothy Byrne by his side, it's definitely box office. The popcorn is already in the microwave." The session will take place on Friday, Aug. 23 and will be produced by Jane Millichip, chief commercial officer at Sky Studios. (Hollywood Reporter)