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Monday, August 11, 2003

Oh Brother - More Plagiarism 

Looks like Reality 411 is at it again. Compare this post on the Oh Brother TV Yahoo group to the front page article on Reality 411:

Oh Brother TV

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So here is the rumor, it seems as though the London Papers are reporting that a UK BB4 HG - Gos, who is touring the US now, will be entering the BB4 House - and soon. As part of the Live Show after the eviction and interview with Julie Chan, Gos will enter the house and direct the HG in an extra extended HoH competition that will require them to use both their brains (Personal note: What Brains?) and brawn. The article supposedly goes on to say that people in the UK will be able to see Gos enter the house on Wenesday, August 20, 2003 during the last 15 minutes of the show just before the HoH competition. Then on Firday August 22, 2003 the rest of the HoH Competition and Which HG won HoH will air, along with the HG reactions to Gos arrival.
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Here is the text from Reality 411:

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UK BB4 HG - Gos to enter BB4 USA house on August 20!
Rumours are flying all over the internet thanks to reports from London papers that are reporting that a UK BB4 houseguest - Gos, who is touring the US now, will be entering the BB4 House very soon. As part of the live show after the eviction and interview with Julie Chan, Gos will enter the house and direct the houseguests in an extra extended head of household competition that will require them to use their brains and athletic abilities. The article supposedly goes on to say that people in the UK will be able to see Gos enter the house on Wenesday, August 20, 2003 during the last 15 minutes of the show just before the head of household competition. It is also being reported that on Friday August 22, 2003 the rest of the head of household competition will take place and wiill be televised during the CBS television broadcast along with the houseguests reactions to Gos arrival.
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Of course there is an exchange of "ideas" at the Yahoo group between the original author and Lolly which can be found here:

Original Complaint

Member Response

Lolly Response

Author Rebuttal

Lolly's Dismissal

These posts essentially say 1. I am pissed someone took my stuff and didn't credit it 2. Lolly is a member, why would she do that? 3. Lolly saying she didn't plagiarize - she wrote the piece herself from the papers. 4. Author saying it is too similar to not be stolen and 5. Lolly saying you shouldn't believe everything you read on Reality Enquirer.

Ok so the two posts aren't exactly the same, but there is one glaring error in both posts that really make me believe Reality 411 stole the post from Oh Brother TV. And that is that both posts misspell Julie Chen's name! Coincidence? I think not.