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Wednesday, January 15, 2003

REALITY CHECK: JOE SPIN
That's funny. In the wake of my recent speculation that the central figure in the Joe Millionaire show may not, in fact, be the poor boy he's being hyped to be, there's suddenly some nice little background stories being printed about his humble upbringing.

This is a byproduct of the slam-tastic ratings the show has been getting, of course. But really, why does Fox feel the need to keep repeating how this guy isn't a millionaire? It really seems to me that they're protesting too much. And note that the People article doesn't actually dispute that he has money connections.

I still say, he turns out to be a real millionaire, in a double-cross twist in the final episode. We'll just have to wait and see.