Wow. Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls has been canned by Discovery, according to the network.
“Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions with him,”
……..a network spokeswoman said via email.
Rumors abound, of course. The Hollywood Reporter says that Discovery couldn’t get Grylls to participate in two unannounced projects that were part of his contract. As the show rates well for them, (1.1 million viewers), there must be something else going on.
Grylls is not a Discovery-only phenomenon. The professional survivalist has published 11 books (the most recent, an autobiography called Mud, Sweat and Tears, will land stateside in May).
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Not only was host Steve Jones let go and judge Nicole Scherzinger exited from the Fox show today, but now a Simon Cowell insider just told me that his longtime friend and American Idol colleague Paula Abdul won’t be returning as an X Factor judge next season. I understand from sources that none of the three left on their own accord and that it was cleaning house day at the so-so rated show.
BOO HOO. SHE COULD NOT DO HER JOB AND WAS OFF THE PLANET MOST WEEKS. ACTUALLY, SHE WAS A MUTANT AS PAULA WAS NOT. BRING BACK NICOLE….
E! Online reported, citing source, that Scherzinger asked off the show, where she served as a judge, and that boss man Simon Cowell has “given her his blessing.”
SHE ASKED TO NOT MAKE A MILLION BUCKS TO DO NOTHING? WHATEVER.