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Spineless Advertisers Bail on ‘Kid Nation’

Inexplicably wary of having their brands identified with child abuse as entertainment, Procter & Gamble, Ford and GM, Verizon, Pepsi, and Anheuser-Busch have all said they won't run commercials during Nation, despite continued plans to sponsor the rest of CBS' vastly inferior prime-time lineup.

‘The Atlantic’ Declares War on Quirkiness

Hey, you! Yeah, you, the "Gen-X indie" guy in Austin, Madison, or Adams Morgan with the ironic facial hair! Michael Hirschorn at The Atlantic has a problem with you and your insufferable quirkiness.

CBS Backs ‘Kid Nation’ Despite Pressure From Whiners

Vulture would like to take this opportunity to applaud CBS's brave decision to stand behind Kid Nation, the fall TV season's most anticipated child-abuse-based reality program, despite protests from critics who wouldn't know comedy if it made them drink bleach and threw boiling grease in their faces.

Paul Dergarabedian Watch: Paul D. Feels Bad for Owen Wilson

Paul D. usually only works on Sundays, when he says nsipid things to reporters about the box office results, but he took time out of his six-day weekend today to talk to an AP reporter named Sandy Cohen (like the dad from The OC!) about Wilson:

Please, CBS, Don't Cancel ‘Kid Nation’

It's 9:30 a.m. on August 29, and you know what that means: only 21 days, 10 hours, and 30 more minutes until the premier of what has the potential to be the greatest and most hilarious reality show in television history, CBS's Kid Nation!

Paul Dergarabedian Watch: The $4 Billion Summer

Yesterday, the summer of 2007 made box-office history, passing the $4 billion mark to become the highest-grossing summer movie season of all time. And no one was more excited than our friend, Paul D.