Until recently, Kody Brown of TLC’s Sister Wives and his four wives, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn, were being pursued by the Utah courts for violating bigamy laws…you know, since Kody is married to all four of them at the same time, and that’s supposedly illegal. However, the case against the Browns has apparently been dropped because the county now has the same policy toward bigamy that the state did: “they do not pursue criminal charges for consenting adult polygamists unless they’re committing other crimes.” Oh, okay, so it’s not a crime if both people are okay with it? I have some bones to pick with that statement. More
Topic: Sister Wives
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Polygamists are camera shy. Sister Wives‘ star Kody Brown made an honest woman of his latest fiance last month, officially making her his fourth wife. But TLC had trouble filming the reception, as many of the attendees feared being prosecuted for polygamy if they appeared on camera. (TMZ)
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Ad guy 1: Okay, here’s the pitch. You know how people like shows about men with multiple wives, like Big Love?
Ad guy 2: Yes.
Ad guy 1: So that means our audience are mostly people who either are, or want to be, the patriarch in an illegal (except for Utah) marriage arrangement.
Ad guy 2: Uh.
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Bigamy is a felony in Utah and Sister Wives is a show about bigamy. That makes Sister Wives a show about a felony — and the authorities are not pleased.
The gang of 13 (including a foursome of wives) are under investigation by the Lehi, Utah police for their untraditional familial ways. Bigamy is illegal in Utah, although it’s usually left alone – unless a cable network decides to foot the bill, of course. Brother Husband Kody Brown told PopEater: “We are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks. But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking.” More
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• Lindsay Lohan was trying to sell photos to the paparazzi of her new SCRAM bracelet. Uh…that’s not how the paparazzi works, but good try. (The Superficial)
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Coming this fall to TLC: Sister Wives. (She’s my wife… she’s my sister… wait, no, that’s not what this show’s about at all.) In this doc version of Big Love, a polygamous Mormon family comprised of a husband, three wives and 13 kids (one of them named Truely) promises to be the strangest reality clan we’ve seen in a while. The seven-part series deals with the family’s decision to add a fourth wife to the equation, plus who knows how many more kids. More