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How Real is Reality Show Hardcore Pawn?

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Ever wonder if those wacky characters you see on your favorite reality shows are real or if their just actors following a script?

Recently, we got a chance to ask the people who might know, the starts of truTV’s Hardcore Pawn Les and Ashley Gold.

Watch the video to hear what they have to say about their roles in the show and where they find those fantastically wacky customers.



Part Two: Why are Pawn Shop Shows so Popular?

Part One: Five Weirdest things Pawned

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Indiana Pacers Broadcaster Suffers Heart Attack

Indiana Pacers radio analyst Bob “Slick” Leonard suffered a heart attack on Sunday night in New York after the Pacers vs. Knicks game.

The 78-year-old Leonard was rushed to a New York hospital where he received two stents.

According to the Indiana Pacers, he’s in good condition and is expected to return to Indianpolis later this week.

Blake Griffin Pays Homage To Mars Blackmon

Considering Blake Griffin wasn’t alive when “Mars Blackmon” was created, the Los Angeles Clippers forward does a decent job as “Mars Blake Man.”

HLN’s Saturday night Crimetime

HLN has shaken up its weekend primetime.

For years, the network formerly known as Headline News, kept the weekend primetime consistent with weekday programs: Jane Velez-Mitchell at 7pmET, Nancy Grace at 8, and Joy Behar at 9.

But beginning with this past Saturday night, the network debuted HLN Mysteries. The crime block, which aired from 7pmET to 6amET Sunday morning, features crime documentaries including “Body of Evidence: From the case files of Dayle Hinman” and “The Investigators”. These are re-purposed programs from sister channel truTV.

MSNBC has proven over the past few years that crime programming works in weekend prime. In fact, MSNBC regularly wins Saturday and Sunday nights in younger viewers with the Lockup prison documentary series.

In 2006 Time Warner bought the 50% of CourtTV it didn’t own, then renamed the network truTV on Jan. 1, 2008. The network’s “InSession” live court programming was moved from New York to Atlanta in 2009 and co-located with HLN.