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BONDS STILL HAS JUICE
Bonds on Bonds, ESPN's reality show shadowing Giants slugger Barry Bonds who is now smack-dab in the middle of an alleged steroids-use controversy will go on as planned, debuting April 4. "ESPN remains squarely behind the series," a show producer tells the New York Post, adding, "While these allegations were never our focus, we will certainly address the issue in the series."
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CW’s H8R: A Forum for Poor, Poor Celebrities to Try to Convert Their Haters into FansCelebrities including Eva Longoria, Barry Bonds, Leah Remini and Kat Von D will go head-to-head with everyday people who don't like them in a new CW reality series called H8R. Episodes featuring Jersey Shore's Snooki and Kim Kardashian have already been shot. The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, Extra host Mario Lopez, and Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey executive-produce the show. Lopez said if the show has a message, it's "Hate is not cool.
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