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VIDEO: In the spirit of Jim Henson: Ogden’s Russ Adams competing on TV’s ‘Creature Shop Challenge’

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 23 2014 - 6:28am

The hands of creature creator Russ Adams have brought to life all manner of zombies and werewolves, wild lions and scary Bigfoots.But never -- until now -- a "gutter tuna."That's how Adams lovingly describes the colossal blue fish he helps bring into existence during his stint on the new TV reality show "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

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VIDEO: Some interesting tidbits about Russ Adams, creature creator

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 4:38pm

Here are two stand-out facts about Russ Adams, a contestant representing Ogden on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."* He's color blind. Yes, it's true, this mask and creature designer says he has trouble distinguishing between reds and greens. "Usually, it's human skin tones that give me the most problem," Adams says.Occasionally during the...

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Casting experts are the unsung heroes of reality TV

Emily Yahr, The Washington Post
Feb 1 2014 - 10:58am

WASHINGTON -- It's a rarely-discussed fact of reality television: Before every Kardashian, Honey Boo Boo or Robertson, there was a casting director who thought they might be the perfect wacky character for TV.At the RealScreen Summit reality TV conference in Washington this week, a panel of casting experts, producers and network executives...

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Two MTV teen mom shows deliver contradictory messages

Jessica Grose
Jan 20 2014 - 3:22pm

NEW YORK -- There are two new studies out this month that seem to contradict each other about the impact of the MTV reality show "16 and Pregnant" and its spin-off, "Teen Mom."One of the studies, a working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research, shows that in the year and a half after "16 and Pregnant" debuted in 2009, the teen birth...

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'Sister Wives’ family humbled by polygamy ruling in Utah

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Jan 12 2014 - 11:37pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- There was no fist-pumping or wild celebrations by the polygamous family that stars in the TLC reality TV show "Sister Wives" when a federal judge in Utah struck down key parts of the state's polygamy laws.

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Exhibit A: Reality TV footage becomes a legal tool

Anthony McCartney
Dec 27 2013 - 4:29pm

LOS ANGELES -- They invite camera crews into their homes in the hopes of high ratings, endorsement deals and a taste of fame. Yet for some reality television stars, their notoriety brings some unexpected grief from tax collectors or pricey court cases.That's the predicament Oscar-nominated actor Ryan O'Neal found himself in, spending several weeks...

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'Duck Dynasty' patriarch's comments about gays could cost family $500M

Andy Fixmer, Bloomberg News, Christopher Palmeri, Lauren Coleman-Lochner
Dec 24 2013 - 10:15am

LOS ANGELES -- The "Duck Dynasty" family and cable television's A&E have lots of reasons to resolve the controversy sparked by patriarch Phil Robertson's comments about gays: almost $500 million, in fact.

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Williams polygamists to star in reality TV series

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Dec 22 2013 - 9:18am

SALT LAKE CITY -- TLC has announced it will air a full series about a progressive polygamous family from Utah that starred in a one-hour pilot earlier this year. The cable TV network said Thursday it will produce nine, one-hour episodes about Brady Williams and his five wives and 24 children. The first episode is set to debut March 9.

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VIDEO: In the spirit of Jim Henson: Ogden’s Russ Adams competing on TV’s ‘Creature Shop Challenge’

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 23 2014 - 6:28am

The hands of creature creator Russ Adams have brought to life all manner of zombies and werewolves, wild lions and scary Bigfoots.But never -- until now -- a "gutter tuna."That's how Adams lovingly describes the colossal blue fish he helps bring into existence during his stint on the new TV reality show "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 6:30am


VIDEO: Some interesting tidbits about Russ Adams, creature creator

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 4:38pm

Here are two stand-out facts about Russ Adams, a contestant representing Ogden on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."* He's color blind. Yes, it's true, this mask and creature designer says he has trouble distinguishing between reds and greens. "Usually, it's human skin tones that give me the most problem," Adams says.Occasionally during the...

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VIDEO: In the spirit of Jim Henson: Ogden’s Russ Adams competing on TV’s ‘Creature Shop Challenge’

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 23 2014 - 6:28am

The hands of creature creator Russ Adams have brought to life all manner of zombies and werewolves, wild lions and scary Bigfoots.But never -- until now -- a "gutter tuna."That's how Adams lovingly describes the colossal blue fish he helps bring into existence during his stint on the new TV reality show "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 6:30am


VIDEO: Some interesting tidbits about Russ Adams, creature creator

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 4:38pm

Here are two stand-out facts about Russ Adams, a contestant representing Ogden on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."* He's color blind. Yes, it's true, this mask and creature designer says he has trouble distinguishing between reds and greens. "Usually, it's human skin tones that give me the most problem," Adams says.Occasionally during the...

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VIDEO: In the spirit of Jim Henson: Ogden’s Russ Adams competing on TV’s ‘Creature Shop Challenge’

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 23 2014 - 6:28am

The hands of creature creator Russ Adams have brought to life all manner of zombies and werewolves, wild lions and scary Bigfoots.But never -- until now -- a "gutter tuna."That's how Adams lovingly describes the colossal blue fish he helps bring into existence during his stint on the new TV reality show "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Mar 23 2014 - 6:30am


VIDEO: Some interesting tidbits about Russ Adams, creature creator

Becky Cairns, Standard-Examiner staff
Mar 21 2014 - 4:38pm

Here are two stand-out facts about Russ Adams, a contestant representing Ogden on "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge."* He's color blind. Yes, it's true, this mask and creature designer says he has trouble distinguishing between reds and greens. "Usually, it's human skin tones that give me the most problem," Adams says.Occasionally during the...

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