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Hearst Invests in "Survivor" Producer Mark Burnett

Hearst is going into business with Mark Burnett, the TV producer behind reality shows like “Survivor” and “Shark Tank.” Hearst is buying a “substantial interest” in Burnett’s existing production company; Hearst entertainment head Scott Sassa will work with Burnett to create a “long-term media, production and events-based joint venture.”


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus