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    The Smoking Gun: Contestant Memo

    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/marriedby1.html

    See the link for the full memo, that is the notification of acceptance to be on the show, and prepares the contestants for eight weeks of sequestration.

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    MARCH 3--No phone. No TV. No pager. No computer. No unaccompanied trips outside your room. Sounds like the restrictions placed on someone under house arrest or a juror deliberating during a major criminal trial. Instead, these are some of the rules imposed on the quintet of contestants competing in "Married by America," the Fox TV reality show debuting tonight. The below "hotel sequestering" memo was distributed last month by the show's producer, Rocket Science Laboratories, to program participants. "Married by America" features contestants who have agreed to sight-unseen engagements engineered via a viewer vote. According to the memo, contestants need to be locked down like Gitmo enemy combatants to maintain "the integrity of this production." When TSG contacted one of the document's authors, producer Shannon Keenan, she didn't want to answer questions, but did confirm that a sequestering memo had been distributed. So we're not sure why the show--supposedly an unscripted reality program--needed "rehearsals." (3 pages)
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    I am suuure that the rehersals were for the wedding! You know...rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
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    No TV, No computer? Bah!

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    Wow, I just got done reading that, and I would say the worst thing is that they expect you to put your own personal credit card on file at the hotel to pay for "extras", because they only pay for the room & tax. Then, they go on to say that most of your meals will be via room service (after they've already said that room service charges are your own responsibility).

    So, they lock you in yoor room for 8 weeks, missing work, and on top of it all, they make you pay for 168 room-service (aka expensive) meals.

    What a joke!

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    Wow! at $20 a meal that is $3,360. I would rather take a vacation. A real vacation.
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    I noticed that too John. Certainly seems like confirmation to me that these folks are paying for their publicity.
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    I just wonder how many really read it all the way through and caught that and did the math?

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    Jeez, they aren't even getting the gig fully paid for?
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    No TV, No computer? Bah!
    (As Homer) No TV and no computer make phat32...something something...
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