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Reality Show That Cast Ryan Jenkins: Oops

8/21/2009 3:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ryan Jenkins: OopsProducers of the reality show on which accused murderer Ryan Jenkins appeared admits it didn't do a "full" background check. What's not clear ... did it do any background check at all?

51 Minds -- the company that produces "Megan Wants a Millionaire" -- admits it was not aware that Jenkins had been convicted of assaulting a girlfriend when he was cast on the show. This is always a problem when you have someone with violent propensities sharing a house with unsuspecting strangers.

A company rep tells TMZ, "Obviously, if the company had been given a full picture of his background, he would never have been allowed on the show."

51 Minds adds, "The company did have in place what it thought was a thorough vetting process that involved complete background checks by an outside company for all contestants on the shows." In the company's defense, it was just one little mistake.

51 Minds promises to do better in the future.

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Simone    

TMZ, I feel sorry for this poor girl. But, honestly, I prefer more news about Michael Jackson. This is it.

1835 days ago
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Sad sad    

Debi: They got married after the show.

1835 days ago
18.

DOODAD    

Run Ryan Run

1835 days ago
19.

LINDA    

what the f#$k, President Obama didn't have a vetting process when he tried to hire a bunch of thugs 1

1835 days ago
20.

veronica    

I wonder how long it is going to take Megan to sue VH1 and 51 Minds?

1835 days ago
21.

barb    

'just one little mistake'

A guy that cuts of fingers and pulls out teeth is a VERY BIG mistake.

1835 days ago
22.

Watermelon    

Ryan Jenkins ruined all the Vh1 shows. Too bad he wasn't on Real Chance of Love. I atually think I saw him somewhere in the background in one of the episodes. STOP airing that show also!!

1835 days ago
23.

who dat    

Looks like we will be seeing a lawsuit re this death. The producers failed their due diligence. I'd say it will be $5-10 Million, since the guy mutilated her.

1835 days ago
24.

Peep    

Why are some of you yapping about VH1? They didn't kill Jasmine. FFS!

1835 days ago
25.

Canadian Rick James    

Cocaine's a hellava drug, eh?

1835 days ago
26.

DT71    

Every guy that plucks his eyebrows should be detained.

1835 days ago
27.

Simone    

"Every guy that plucks his eyebrows should be detained."

Hahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahhahhahahahahahhahahahahahahhahaha.

I totally agree with you!!!!!!!!!!

1835 days ago
28.

Dean    

These reality shows seem to to do half ass checks.Haven't we all heard this all before. Excuses.

1835 days ago
29.

Monique Imperial    

Ya know what, Harvey,

What I don't get is the LACK of coverage on the show tonight, (or yesterday, being it is just after midnight here in LA!) For Chriss' sakes even Larry King covered this story! I watch Megan wants a millionaire. I am addicted to trash TV! WHY would I watch TMZ if I wasn't!

#1. The media (save TMZ) calls this Jenkins a-hole a reality show "STAR"!
a. Megan wants a millionaire just started, and the last show that aired has him getting a solo date. In TV land, suspense was created, BUT, Nancy Grace capitalized on it first..................even shallow-ass Megan thought he was a manipulater! But..........at this point in the show's airing............Let's put it this way, common folk like me , thought...........same age, both shallow, think highly of themselves...........probably a good match!

#2. You are a LAWYER! Reality show ..............stars,contestants,participants,............HELL,we live in the 30 mile zone.....

A poster board could be put up on an easel informing you that the area is is being taped for a "production"!

The point is , producers look to cast their shows! The bitch, the good guy, the hot head...................

BUT, when casting, you have novice people .................who may be looking for fame..............cast as the producers see it!

#3 When you are a nobody, offered alot of money...................(at least a months rent and swag bags) what would you sign?

#4 Megan , although a publicity whore.................could have been killed!

a. The practices of reality TV is to look for "contestants of dynamic personalities"! Honestly...............I watch the VH1 shows..........They screw!

When you put together personalities who seek out fame, and have quirks!

Let's add........you don't decide for yourself...............let a team of "entertainment execs decide"!......................?

#5.HARVEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHY ARE YOU MISSING THIS! Jenny Jones! A humiliation played out on national TV! You are so immersed in this game!

Jasmine died , because a flawed persona couldn't "maintain his game!"



Reality stars are dreamers who want to be something more. They know they are the "star undiscovered"!

Whatever the producers edit them as!

HARVEY......................

I Think Megan is a shallow gal, BUT...............

This game of reality TV...........DID it KILL Jasmine?

1835 days ago
30.

longshowerz    

Obviously, 51 Minds only seems to care about ratings and drama shows...Thought since they have money they must be squeaky clean boys, ya right....Dumbasses...

1835 days ago
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