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Editorial: 'Amish Mafia' is stupid, but it's not bigotry

Main Line: Amish settings have been the basis for numerous TV shows, movies and numerous romance novels. Lancaster County, which draws a reported 8 million visitors a year, and much of Pennsylvania has found its own ways to profit from the Amish "brand."

Amish experience: Tourism dollars and televised depictions

Old World charm draws 8 million tourists each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community.

Looks like Pa. criminals are robbing the Amish at gunpoint now

Philly.com (blog): The Discovery Channel's Amish Mafia may well have come under fire recently for its negative portrayal of Amish people, which critics call "potentially damaging." But, as we learned today, there is still crime in Amish Country, only it's not the ...

Amish Mafia show isn't accurate portrayal of Lancaster County Amish, residents

The Elkhart Truth: “While dressed in Amish garb, these characters flaunt every principle held dear by Amish societies – non-violence, humble demeanor, good citizenship, and a Biblically-based objection to being photographed,” Respect Amish explains on their site. “Our ...

More Voices Raised to Cancel 'Amish Mafia'

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:19 p.m. Last Modified: Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:19 p.m. LANCASTER, Pa. | For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of "Amish Mafia" in their community.

A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

NPR: It's no secret many "reality" TV shows bear little resemblance to actual reality. Discovery Channel's hit show Amish Mafia is a vivid example. The show portrays Amish youth in rebellion, racing buggies and carrying guns. Amish characters appear on ...

Amish country bristles at 'Mafia' TV show

York Daily Record: "Amish Mafia" premiered in 2012 and quickly became a cable hit. Now preparing for a fourth season, the show centers on a foursome who take on alleged wrongdoers with strong-arm tactics and sometimes violence - such as torching the car of a non-Amish ...

This Week in Celebrity Real Estate News

Celebuzz: Celebrities were making a lot of real estate deals with week! It's the end of summer and the stars are looking to mix things up. So, thanks to our friends at Trulia, we're going to tell you all about these celebrity real estate deals. Check out the ...

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'Amish Mafia' Season 4 News: Lebanon Levi Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Enstarz: Lebanon Levi, the star of the show and the head of the "Mafia" was featured in a video with co-star and show lawyer Steven Breit, where the two did the challenge-but did not donate any money to the charity, which may not be helpful to the image they ...

Amish Mafia? Hogwash, say Lancaster locals

Philly.com: LANCASTER - For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of Amish Mafia in their community. The couple own Lovelace Manor, a bed-and-breakfast on the outskirts of town, and found the reality show that depicts black-clothed ...

Lebanon Levi of 'Amish Mafia' takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Lebanon Levi of 'Amish Mafia' does ALS Ice Bucket Challenge "Amish Mafia"'s Lebanon Levi, along with frequent cast-member Steven Breit, did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 20, 2014. The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge seeks to raise money and ...

'Amish Mafia' Season 4 News: 20-Year-Old Agreement The Basis For

Enstarz: Some Pennsylvania residents have criticized their governor for getting involved in the controversial debate over reality series Amish Mafia, but his decision to call for the Discovery series to stop filming in the state may be stemming from an old ...

Amish Mafia? Hogwash, say Lancaster locals

Craig Butt of the Leathernecks Motorcycle Club, right, escorts Lebanon Levi, left, in to the Matthews Public Library in 2013 for a book signing and fan meet and greet.

Amish Mafia ? Hogwash, say Lancaster locals - TalkPa.net

LANCASTER - For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of Amish Mafia in their community. The couple own Lovelace Manor, a bed-and-breakfast on the outskirts of town, and found the reality show that depicts ...

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett Wants ' Amish Mafia ' TV

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett (R) and U.S. Congressmen Joe Pitts (R) and Patrick Meehan (R), and other politicians recently signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the reality series " Amish Mafia .".

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Celebrity Real Estate

Curbed NY: thedakota_1_11.jpg Lauren Bacall's longtime residence at the Dakota will soon hit the market. Just before the legendary actress' death at the age of 89, the unit was appraised for $9 million, having lived there since 1961, when she bought the apartment ...

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Reality TV Producers Exploiting Gentle Amish

Charisma News: Amish family A movement to eject shows like "Amish Mafia" and "Breaking Amish" is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. (johnny_appleseed1774/Flickr/Creative Commons).

A Growing Backlash Against 'Amish Exploitation' In Pennsylvania

Locals in Lancaster County, Pa. — where the Amish community plays a big part in agriculture and tourism — are speaking out against reality TV shows like Breaking Amish and Amish Mafia.

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Celebrity Real Estate: Julia Stiles Sells Gramercy Condo for $2.7 Million

Yahoo! Voices: Actress Julia Stiles is best known for starring in the 90s classic 10 Things I Hate About You and the mom classic Mona Lisa Smile, and now she's quietly picked up a cool $2.7 million for her three-bedroom duplex at 310 East 15th Street in Gramercy ...

Julia Stiles Sells Gramercy Condo for $2.7 Million

Curbed NY: According to Zillow, Stiles' father bought the 2,081-square-foot apartment back in 2004, though she is listed on the property records as the seller (nice of him). The unit has two wood-burning fireplaces, a "beautiful" new kitchen, an open rooftop deck ...

Celebrity Real Estate: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger, Heidi Klum

Philly.com: “Project Runway” host Heidi Klum has sold her 8.5-acre property in Brentwood Estates for $24 million. Klum had bought the place in 2010 with her ex-husband, Seal, and had the place completely done over. The Mediterranean-style villa has 8 bedrooms, ...

Inside Katie Holmes and Suri's New McMansion in Calabasas

Curbed LA: TMZ reports today that Katie Holmes and the much-loved/-feared Suri Cruise have returned to Southern California after years in New York: Holmes just closed last week on a house in Calabasas, according to Redfin, paying $3.795 million for six bedrooms, ...

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jessie Nizewitz, who appeared on an episode of the VH1 reality show "Dating Naked, " has ...

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Tourism vs. Reality TV: Exploiting Pennsylvania's Amish

HARRISBURG Pa. - They typically wear plain clothing with nothing as fancy as a button or a zipper, travel by horse-drawn buggy and shun modern conveniences like electricity. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and US$1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do ...

Pennsylvania governor wants TV series 'Amish Mafia' dropped

HARRISBURG, Pa. - Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and other politicians have signed a statement calling on the Discovery Channel to drop the series...

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