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WANTED: HILLBILLIES

If Jerry Springer starts having trouble filling his green room, he can blame CBS. The network plans to hold open auditions in eastern Kentucky next month for its upcoming reality series The Real Beverly Hillbillies. "We're looking for people who have country smarts, but maybe not so much sophistication," casting agent Ken Billings tells The Associated Press. "We're not looking for the Hollywood stereotype of a hillbilly. We don't want people who are barefoot and toothless. We're just looking for a family that loves each other, and that America will fall in love with." In other words, barefoot and toothless is a definite plus.

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If Jerry Springer starts having trouble filling his green room, he can blame CBS. The network plans to hold open auditions in eastern Kentucky next month for its upcoming reality series The Real Beverly Hillbillies. "We're looking for people who have country smarts, but maybe not so much sophistication," casting agent Ken Billings tells The Associated Press. "We're not looking for the Hollywood stereotype of a hillbilly. We don't want people who are barefoot and toothless. We're just looking for a family that loves each other, and that America will fall in love with." In other words, barefoot and toothless is a definite plus.