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    the BIGGEST INSULT..

    to anybody in the entertainment industry:

    ask them to host a reality TV show.

    why? because the implied message in doing so is:

    "What else do you have better right now?"

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    Fair comment.

    What does it say of Ryan Seacrest that he just finished one and is now hosting the kiddie version of it?
    "That's Numberwang!"

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    Unfortunately, Ryan Seacrest has found his one true talent.

    Some people are born to 'host'. Ryan and Jeff Probst are two off the top of my head. They are just so natural. (Unlike say, Alex McLeod or Monica Lewinsky)

    I just can't see Jeff Probst doing much else though.....
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    Originally posted by fluff


    Fair comment.

    What does it say of Ryan Seacrest that he just finished one and is now hosting the kiddie version of it?

    Well, he may be good at it, but thats all he's probably good for. Its sort of like those people who enter the adult film industry thinking "This'll be my stepping stone to bigger and better things" when its more like , "This kills my chances for doing absolutely anything else."

    Thats why Dunkleburger or whatever his name is, got it right - he got out before it became a stigma.

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    What's wrong with it being a stigma? Jeff Probst doesn't seem to want to turn it into an acting career.... and Ryan Seacrest was offered a daytime talk show. Hosting. Good for him.

    And yes, Dunkleman was so wise to get out! He's probably making at least $20 a night at the local comedy clubs these days. Great career move.
    If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker.
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    I agree, Jeff Probst is a born host!

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    Originally posted by Miss Filangi
    What's wrong with it being a stigma? Jeff Probst doesn't seem to want to turn it into an acting career.... and Ryan Seacrest was offered a daytime talk show. Hosting. Good for him.

    And yes, Dunkleman was so wise to get out! He's probably making at least $20 a night at the local comedy clubs these days. Great career move.

    Whats wrong with having a host stigma ? Absolutely nothing. Just as there's nothing wrong with having a stigma for fornicating in front of a video camera for mass distribution.

    But the people that get into it thinking "I'm just doing this to get started, then move onto something else" need to wake up.

    So Dunkleman may be making $20, at least he has the freedom to try and get into something else, something these other folks won't have for a long time. If ever.

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    First off, comparing a TV hosting gig to a porn career is a bit much, don'tcha think?

    Secondly, most TV hosts already worked in the entertainment business in some capacity before they got their hosting jobs.

    Thirdly, who are these hosts that you speak of that are trying to 'be a big star?' I don't hear any stories of Jeff Probst competing with George Clooney for a movie role. I don't think Ryan Seacrest is coming out with his own CD. Anderson Cooper is on CNN, but I don't think The Mole has anything to do with it.

    If you're talking about Reality Contestants that want to be big stars, then yes, you're completely right. The majority of them are media whores. However, I believe that most hosts are well aware of their careers and quite happy with them.

    You aren't Dunklemen, by chance?

    By the way, I don't think 'hosting' limits are person's career choices. I think Jeff Probst, in particular, could become a great producer. There are MANY jobs in the entertainment business that are not in front of the camera.. but like I said, I don't think Jeff Probst wants to be in movies.
    If you go through a lot of hammers each month, I don't think it necessarily means you're a hard worker.
    It may just mean that you have a lot to learn about proper hammer maintenance.


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    Originally posted by Miss Filangi
    First off, comparing a TV hosting gig to a porn career is a bit much, don'tcha think?

    Secondly, most TV hosts already worked in the entertainment business in some capacity before they got their hosting jobs.

    Thirdly, who are these hosts that you speak of that are trying to 'be a big star?' I don't hear any stories of Jeff Probst competing with George Clooney for a movie role. I don't think Ryan Seacrest is coming out with his own CD. Anderson Cooper is on CNN, but I don't think The Mole has anything to do with it.

    If you're talking about Reality Contestants that want to be big stars, then yes, you're completely right. The majority of them are media whores. However, I believe that most hosts are well aware of their careers and quite happy with them.

    You aren't Dunklemen, by chance?

    By the way, I don't think 'hosting' limits are person's career choices. I think Jeff Probst, in particular, could become a great producer. There are MANY jobs in the entertainment business that are not in front of the camera.. but like I said, I don't think Jeff Probst wants to be in movies.
    The comparison is a bit much if you're talking about the social stigma associated with it, (i.e. Reality TV hosts aren't seen as poster childs for western society's decay - although a case could be made...), but in terms of the "limiting factor" and "typecasting", I think the comparison holds.

    Of course all hosts worked in entertainment before, refer to my first post, that's why asking them to host a RTV show is such an insult, its saying "You had your run, but now you have nothing better"

    If I asked probst this very second if he'd rather be an A-list actor, the likes of Clooney, or a Reality TV host...Well, I'm sure Joe Millionaire could answer that one.

    In terms of jobs behind the camera, sure, I'm sure some of these guys could do fine - but the very fact they take jobs in front of the camera shows that's where the ultimately want to be.

    Here's the point: I'm sure none of these people woke up one morning and said "Hey! I wanna host reality TV for the rest of my life!" Ok, maybe some of them genuinely enjoy it, BUT, I'm sure many went in thinking "This is just to get me started.."

    No I'm not Dunkleman, and according to you he probably couldn't afford an internet connection anyway, I'm just someone that enjoys pointing out the true REALITY behind RTV.

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