Thursday, October 19, 2006

Why I avoid reality shows
They want to remake Donald Trump's Apprentice with an aging carnival fraud.
After four decades of bending spoons, halting clocks, reading minds, and penning metaphysical thrillers, Uri Geller is seeking a paranormal protege.

A reality television show being produced in Israel, where Geller grew up, will feature 10 contestants vying for the title of "heir" to the world-famous celebrity psychic.

"The format will be something like 'American Idol'. We will keep the performances that are most riveting and amazing," Geller told Reuters Wednesday, adding that viewers with "intuitive powers" will also be invited to call in and compete.

Mind reading and predicting the future might take some of the suspense out of the show. The only way I might watch this would be if one of the rounds tested their ability to hide from James Randi.

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