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The Price is Right.....by Rosie?

 
 
cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 05:55 am
About as long as it takes Rosie to eat a large bucket of chicken wings.
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 06:19 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
eoe- The reason that I remembered it, is that I had watched the show as a younger person, and always liked Bob Barker. At the time, it came as a shock that beneath the homey, "G" rated exterior, he was a sleeze bag.


allegedly.

Why do you already have him a guilty "sleeeze bag"?
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 06:35 am
snood wrote:
Phoenix32890 wrote:
eoe- The reason that I remembered it, is that I had watched the show as a younger person, and always liked Bob Barker. At the time, it came as a shock that beneath the homey, "G" rated exterior, he was a sleeze bag.


allegedly.

Why do you already have him a guilty "sleeeze bag"?


There were numerous allegations regarding his "ladies" on the show.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 06:39 am
Bob Barker is a businessman. A soft porn peddler perhaps. But a businessman.

Vanna White on Wheel is another example of this. Would the show have been as popular without her? Look at her. Take a long look.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 06:49 am
cjhsa- You are comparing apples with potatoes. In the case of Vanna White, she exuded a seductive image, which was beneficial to the show. In the case of Bob Barker, the models on his show did the same thing. The difference is that Barker exploited these women, off the cameras, in a way that had nothing to do with the popularity of the show, only for his own personal advantage.
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snood
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 07:12 am
Allegedly.

The fact that there were more than one accusation doesn't make them true. The one settlement wasn't for any sexual wrongdoing, but a contractual dispute with Holly.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 07:26 am
Not exactly "The New Yorker", but interesting, nevertheless!

Link

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Among other claims, the suit currently being prepared charges that the show, under Barker's supervision as executive producer, limited the number of black contestants chosen per episode, and that off-camera and with Bob's knowledge, the Price set was a place where offensive and discriminatory remarks, including those against blacks, gays, and other minorities, were tolerated. At the center of Curling's allegations is producer Phillip Wayne Rossi. According to one employee, who was let go from Price, Rossi did "all of Barker's dirty work, including firings." Curling alleges that Rossi sexually harassed her over the span of two decades. In one incident, according to Curling's lawyer, Nick Alden, Rossi whispered to Curling, who is multiracial, "How would you like to be made love to by a white man?"

Bob Barker was "absolutely involved" and complicit in Rossi's on-set behavior, according to Alden. In exchange for Rossi's fealty, the attorney suggests that Barker ensured Rossi's job security and overlooked his inappropriate treatment of Curling and other women.

"Nothing happens on that set that Barker doesn't know about," says Alden.
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eoe
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 08:39 am
It's a big fat mess that seems to have been going around and around for years. Reading this now and other things yesterday, you just don't know who or what to believe so guess what?

I don't care. Laughing
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 10:44 am
snood wrote:
Allegedly.

The fact that there were more than one accusation doesn't make them true. The one settlement wasn't for any sexual wrongdoing, but a contractual dispute with Holly.


six settlements to date

you may consider re-reading the details of the settlement with Ms. Hallstrom.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jun, 2007 11:58 am
legal issues of bob barker
Interesting dynamic: I never realized that TV time-slot for "The View" and "The Price is Right" are directly facing one another. If Rosie were to get TV host of PIR she would be stealing audience share from the TV show and network she just left.

FWIW (not gospel) here is Bob Barker hyperlink from Wikipedia ::

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Barker

Legal issues

"Dian Parkinson, a prize model for The Price Is Right from 1975 to 1993, filed an $8 million lawsuit against Barker for sexual harassment. Barker admitted that he had sexual relations with Parkinson but stated, "As God is my witness I never asked her to do anything she didn't want to do" and that everything was indeed consensual. Parkinson declared herself no financial match to Barker and his resources and gave up her legal fight with him in 1995.

Barker was involved in more legal trouble with a Price model in 1995. Holly Hallstrom, a model from 1977 to 1995, stated that she had gained 14 pounds due to a prescription medication and that Barker used the weight gain as an excuse to fire her, which he denied. Hallstrom alleged that the real reason Barker fired her was because she had refused to support him when Parkinson sued him for sexual harassment. Barker responded with a lawsuit for slander and libel, Barker v. Hallstrom, claiming Hallstrom was lying, but the court decided in her favor and ordered Barker to pay all her legal fees. Hallstrom countersued Barker and in October 2005, she received a multi-million-dollar, out-of-court settlement.

Since 1996, Bob Barker has been sued by six women for charges including sexual harassment, racial discrimination and wrongful termination (most notably by Janice Pennington and Kathleen Bradley, two other longtime and well-known models on the show). To date all the women have received out-of-court financial settlements, save one (former production assistant Linda Reigert), which is still pending."
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jun, 2007 10:16 am
Ain't Taking It

Thank god.
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2007 01:52 pm
It's DREW!
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2007 02:54 pm
Yes! And he'll be the best man for this kind of job. That was a good choice!
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jul, 2007 04:23 pm
Susan Schneckely, come on down, and give the big lug a hug!
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YellowRosebud
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jul, 2007 12:36 pm
Oh wow! I hadn't heard that they named the new host until this post. I think Drew Carey is an excellent choice. He'll have fun with the job and he's a great comedian. Good choice in my book.
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