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Ted Haggard to Appear on Celebrity Wife Swap

And he'll trade mates with ... Gary Busey

(Newser) - In possibly the weirdest news you’ll hear all day, sex-and-drug-scandal-plagued Ted Haggard is going on the celebrity edition of ABC’s Wife Swap reality show … and will swap partners with Gary Busey. Yes, in case you’d forgotten, Haggard still has a wife—despite the fact that he...

Teen Pageant Queen Sues Wife Swap

Alicia Guastaferro claims scenes were staged

(Newser) - A teen pageant queen who famously declared her sympathy for “people that are not gorgeous people” on ABC’s Wife Swap is suing the network, accusing it of staging scenes to "maximize public embarrassment." Alicia Guastaferro, 18, seen in the clip having her legs spray-tanned by her...

'Swap Wife' Calls Heene Mad Wiz With Temper

'My dad can really yell,' son told her

(Newser) - The "swapped wife" who lived with the Balloon Boy's family as part of a TV reality program described dad Richard Heene as a mad scientist with a short fuse. Sheree Silver said Heene screamed at her, and son Bradford said: "My dad can really yell, can't he?" Silver...

Balloon-Boy Stunt Not So Strange for Wacky Dad

Unsurprisingly, Richard Heene is a shameless self-promoter

(Newser) - With the balloon-boy debacle now exposed as a hoax, the spotlight has turned on Richard Heene's wacky and not-so-camera-shy behavior. The 48-year-old amateur scientist/wannabe reality TV star tried his hand at acting and standup comedy in the early '90s in Hollywood. And though that ended up being a "total...

Balloon Boy Is What's Wrong With Cable News
Balloon Boy Is What's Wrong With Cable News

Balloon Boy Is What's Wrong With Cable News

Popular stories don't need to take up 100% of channels' airtime

(Newser) - The "balloon boy" non-story was just the latest example of how ridiculous cable news has become, writes Alan Sepinwall. With a war raging in Afghanistan, a jobless “recovery,” and a complex ongoing health care debate, the "news" networks spend hours on nothing at all. The problem...

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