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New NBC show is looking for couples!

Posted August 24th, 2009 by GamerWidow
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Jerry Seinfeld, NBC, the Executive Producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show and the producers of "Super Nanny" now bring you…

"The Marriage Ref”

A comedy/reality series where celebrities and a relationship referee help squabbling married couples make peace. Created by Seinfeld, this relationship advice... with a comic twist.

"The Marriage Ref" casting team is searching the country for outgoing and opinionated married coupl ... read more

MTV’s True Life is looking for Gamers!

Posted August 24th, 2009 by GamerWidow
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TRUE LIFE: I’M ADDICTED TO VIDEOGAMES Have video games totally taken over your life? Is your game play increasingly getting out of control? Have your friends or family confronted you about your gaming habit? How about your marriage or personal relationships – are they being affected? Is it difficult to balance work and gaming time? Do you sometimes skip doing homework or household responsibilities to play? Have you played video games as a way of escaping your problems? Has your game playing habit become so encompassing that you may need to go to rehab to kick it? If you can identify with any of the above, MTV wants to hear from you. If you appear to be between the ages of 17 and 29 please email us at truelifecast ... read more


Posted April 1st, 2009 by GamerWidow
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An award winning Vancouver based production company has created a documentary series about women with addictions or bad habits they are trying to kick.  We are specifically looking to “cast” a 35 – 55 year old woman with technical or gaming addictions.  Candidates need to be based in the Metro Vancouver area.   The series is for a major Canadian broadcaster so if you are selected you will need to be comfortable with national broadcast of your journey.  The series focuses on women who are smokers, shopaholics and gamblers but gaming or technical addictions is a niche we still haven’t filled.  Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with experts and go on a documented journey wit ... read more

The Fifth Estate documentary airs

Posted January 28th, 2009 by Lyoness
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Remember my post about being interviewed for a documentary for the Fifth Estate? Well the documentary is on tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST on CBC. It airs again on Friday at 10:00 p.m. EST. It's called Strangers in Paradise and focuses on two couples who've had their marriage seriously tested because of Second Life (an MMORPG). Find out more about the episode here: I wonder how my segment(s) will turn out?  I'll try and get a clip of the pieces and post them here.  I'm sure the documentary will open many eyes. Definitely a must watch tonight! ... read more

Canadian couples wanted for documentary

Posted December 9th, 2008 by Lyoness
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Hi Everyone, The following request comes from a reliable contact. Please consider contacting them to participate in the documentary. ~Lyoness ---------- The CBC's investigative documentary program the fifth estate is looking for Canadian couples whose relationships have been affected by Second Life. Does your partner spend hours in Second Life? Is your partner having a Second Life affair? Has your partner gotten married in Second Life? Are you a Second Life widow? We would like to hear from you. Please contact me at [email protected] ... read more

Irish Couple wanted for Interview

Posted December 3rd, 2008 by Lyoness
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The Irish Daily Star Sunday newspaper, based in Dublin, is interested in doing a feature on an Irish couple who's relationship has been affected by addictions to virtual computer games. If there is a couple willing to tell their story, they can contact journalist Keith Falkiner on (01) 4993482 or 0863468263 or by email [email protected] ... read more

Looking for people from the U.K.

Posted December 3rd, 2008 by Lyoness
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“Is your partner’s addictive gaming having an effect on your relationship?” “Have you witnessed a serious impact on their social life, physical health and career progression as a result of compulsive gaming?” “We are currently researching for a documentary for the BBC, looking for individuals from the U.K. that are suffering as a result of their partner’s addictive game playing.  Although in the initial research stages, the documentary will be an insightful, observational film, looking at the impact of gaming addiction on the life of the user, and those close to them. The documentary will be a sensitive portrayal of all the parties involved, naturally subject to the consent of each individual.  We would love to hear from anyone who is resident in the U.K. that is h ... read more

Interview on BBC Southern Counties Radio

Posted November 18th, 2008 by Lyoness
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I just had a great interview on BBC Southern Counties Radio. Jess Love the producer of the show contacted me last week to ask if I was available for an interview today.  Luckily I was, and we just finished the interview. It was live and I wasn't able to record it but Jess is providing me with a copy and I will post it as soon as I recieve it. It always feels good to be able to let people know that yes this is a real problem and being married to a gaming addict really does make you feel like a widow. ... read more

Sherry is interviewed on Drivetime with Roberto Perrone (UK)

Posted November 13th, 2008 by Lyoness

I am about to be interviewed for the Drivetime with Roberto Perrone show based in the UK.  I'm honestly not sure if the show is pre-taped (I'm listening live now and I don't think it is) or not but we'll see.  The producer is going to make a copy of the interview available to me after the show and I will post here as soon as I get it. I'm to be a voice of sympathy today to all women because today is the day that 'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' launches. I'll keep you posted!  =) ... read more

Sherry is interviewed LIVE on Ireland’s Tom Dunne Newstalk Radio show

Posted November 6th, 2008 by Lyoness
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It's 4:36am EST and I have just finished a live interview! I was just on the Tom Dunne morning show (it's about 9:36am for them over there) talking about the site and telling a bit of my own Gamer Widow story. It was a lot of fun and also a bit nerve wracking. It's funny, I have done countless interviews but the live ones still get the butterflies flying in my tummy. Tom was very friendly and really put me at ease. I am waiting to see if they can get me a copy that I can post here. As soon as they do I will post it in our Media section. I had really short notice or I would have announced my being on the show earlier so that someone might have been able to record it. Oh time Ga ... read more

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