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‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Attacked by Nobel Laureates

NBC's new reality series "Stars Earn Stripes" premiered Monday night and immediately drew criticism from a group of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.WSJ's Alexandra Cheney tells Wendy Bounds why the military-themes reality series featuring celebrities Dean Cain and Terry Crews, among others, attracted the ire of the Peace Prize winners. //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/15/stars-earn-stripes-attacked-by-nobel-laureates/?mod=WSJBlog

'Stars Earn Stripes' premiere: Is it all it can be?

"Stars Earn Stripes" debuted on NBC Monday night (Aug. 13), featuring eight celebrities paired with eight actual military personnel, embarking on training missions and competing for cash prizes to be donated to their various first-responder and military-related charities.After each celeb was paired up with his or her military counterpart, they were assigned an amphibious assault mission to destroy a cache of weapons. But before they could embark on the mission, the celebrities had to be trained -- which actually did not seem like it lasted very long at all. And then it was mission time.The mission involved being dropped out of a helicopter, swimming to a Zodiac boat, taking out a guard tower with a grenade launcher and targets with a machine gun, then crawling under barbed wire, breaching a shack and moving ammo into the shack. Once clear, they destroy the shack. The celebrities from the slowest team later face off in a shoot-out... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/stars-earn-stripes-premiere-is-it-all-it-can-be.html

‘Stars Earn Stripes’ Battles Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Even before Mark Burnett’s new reality show, "Stars Earn Stripes," made it to air, NBC has battled to keep it on track. //blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/08/13/stars-earn-stripes/?mod=WSJBlog

'Stars Earn Stripes': Desmond Tutu, eight other Nobel Peace Laureates want the show pulled

NBC debuts a new reality show Monday night (Aug. 13) called "Stars Earn Stripes," which pairs celebrities with U.S. military personnel and puts them through simulated military training. But nine Nobel Peace Laureates want the show pulled by NBC because "war isn't entertainment," reports the Washington Post.In a letter to NBC entertainment chariman Bob Greenblatt, producer Mark Burnett and General Wesley Clark, the host of the series, the Laureates, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, write, "This program pays homage to no one anywhere and continues and expands on an inglorious tradition of glorifying war and armed violence."They continue that the show is a "massive disservice to those who live and die in armed conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war fall silent.""NBC is working with the military to attempt to turn deadly military training into a sanitized 'reality' TV show that reveals absolutely nothing of the reality of being a soldier in... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/stars-earn-stripes-desmond-tutu-eight-other-nobel-peace-laureates-want-the-show-pulled.html