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Wednesday, March 02, 2005
SOME SATISFYING SNARK
THE DEVIL GOT INTO THE CREDITS
FOX'S "Stars Without Makeup" special that aired on Channel 5 last Thursday raised more than a few eyebrows among sharp-eyed viewers. "There were five or six credits at the end," observed an insider. "It was the regular credits, for producer, director, writer — except that every name was fake. No one wanted any retribution from celebrities or their agents, so they refused to use their real names." For example, the "writer" was credited as "Damien Thorn" — which happens to be the name of the devil spawn in the horror movie classic, "The Omen." In addition, our eagle-eyed insider added: "No Fox stars were used. It would have caused a revolt if they were." Instead, celebs like Cher, Melanie Griffith and Ryan O'Neal were featured. We also hear this may not be the last of the show that proudly billed itself as "unmasking" Oscar winners. The ratings were so good, we hear Fox may do it again. A rep for the network didn't return calls.