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Mark Burnett

Mark Burnett (born 17 July 1960) is an English television producer, based in Los Angeles. He is best known as the producer of Survivor and the creator of the Apprentice. Burnett is currently the executive producer of five network television series with seven hours of network programming. His current series are Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, The Voice, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Shark Tank, and The People's Choice Awards. Works with which Burnett is associated have won multiple awards and recognition. Burnett himself has also won four Emmy Awards and four People's Choice Awards. Two new series for Burnett are the upcoming Robogeddon on Discovery with film director, James Cameron and the recently finished Stars Earn Stripes, a collaboration with Dick Wolf for NBC that features military and law enforcement personnel teamed with celebrities including Laila Ali and Eve Torres. During his career, Burnett has worked closely with many influential producers and stars, including Jeffrey Katzenberg, Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Phil, Christina Aguilera, Martha Stewart, Sarah Palin, Jeff Foxworthy and Donald Trump among others. In 2011, Burnett sold 50% of his

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Mark Burnett: The Real Devil Is Messing With 'The Bible'

Mark Burnett
The Real Devil Is Messing with 'The Bible'

There's a swirl that the devil character in "The Bible" TV show is a thinly veiled President Obama ... and Mark Burnett tells TMZ, it's all the devil's doing ...THE REAL DEVIL.Burnett -- a deeply… READ MORE >

Mark Burnett:  "X Factor" Never Entered My Mind When We Decided When to Run "The Voice"

Mark Burnett
Simon Who?

Mark Burnett -- the mastermind behind "The Voice" -- says Simon Cowell is delusional to think Mark is going head-to-head with the premiere of "X Factor" to steal Britney Spears' thunder.Burnett… READ MORE >

- 715 days ago
Simon Cowell -- 'The Voice' is Afraid of Britney Spears

Simon Cowell
'The Voice' is Afraid of Britney

Simon Cowell is furious at NBC for trying to sandbag next week's premiere of "X Factor" by adding a Wednesday installment of "The Voice" ... declaring, "This is a cynical, cold-hearted,… READ MORE >

- 715 days ago
'The Voice' Makes Big Move to Kill 'X Factor'

'The Voice'
Makes Big Move To Kill 'X Factor'

NBC and "The Voice" are making a ballsy move to put an end to "X Factor" -- the network just pulled a last minute sneak attack ... rearranging its programming schedule next week, so "The Voice"… READ MORE >

- 716 days ago
'Survivor' Producer Mark Burnett Teams Up with Joel Osteen for New TV Show

Mark Burnett
Goes on Mission with Joel Osteen

"Survivor" producer Mark Burnett is teaming up with Joel Osteen for a primetime network show in 2012, TMZ has learned.Burnett tells TMZ, the premise of the show is that ordinary people will give… READ MORE >

- 997 days ago
Mark Burnett Accused of Pirating Reality Show

Mark Burnett Accused of Pirating Reality Show

The following story really isn't about the fact that some dude is suing reality king Mark Burnett over his short lived show "Pirate Master" -- the REAL story is that someone actually wants the… READ MORE >

- 1911 days ago
Brad Wants Angie Preggers Again -- STAT!

Brad Wants Angie Preggers Again -- STAT!

Could there be trouble in the oh-so-pretty paradise that is the universe of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? According to a report this morning, a tussle over their next child is causing a rift… READ MORE >

- 2884 days ago
The Woes in the Life of a 'Rock Star'

The Woes in the Life of a 'Rock Star'

After all the reality TV show hoopla that followed with last year's Rock Star: INXS quest to find a new singer for the group, JD Fortune and Co. today were dropped by their label Epic… READ MORE >

- 2895 days ago
AOL's "Gold"-Digging -- In Life And Art

AOL's "Gold"-Digging -- In Life And Art

There are ways to collect money from someone, and then there's this: AOL said yesterday that it was preparing to search for gold and platinum bars at David Wolfgang Hawke's parents' house to try… READ MORE >

- 2928 days ago
Mark Burnett's Gold Rush

Mark Burnett's Gold Rush

Reality TV impresario Mark Burnett wants to give you $2 million in solid gold.The creator of 'Survivor' and 'The Apprentice' has given TMZ the first details of his new Web-TV reality show, called… READ MORE >

- 3005 days ago

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