Friday, October 31, 2008

Ace and Dan Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

On tonight's "Survivor: Gabon" two castaways were voted off, Ace Gordon and Dan Kay. The episode began with the Reward challenge, a pretty lame game of tossing a ball between three players while a member of the opposing tribe tried to knock it to the ground. Unsurprisingly Kota won 3-0 and got a helicopter ride, a picnic and letters from home. Also unsurprisingly they sent Sugar to Exile for the fifth straight time. At the Immunity challenge the castaways were surprised to learn that both tribes would be going to tribal council and voting someone off. Thus, the challenge would be for individual immunity. In pairs of two the contestants had a logrolling competition that Marcus from Kota eventually won. After the challenge he was told to give immunity to any one member of the Fang tribe. He chose Sugar, because no one on the Kota tribe apparently knows anyone else's name on Fang. Back at camp, Ace asked Sugar to give him her hidden idol, which made her suspicious of his intentions. At Fang's tribal council Sugar decided to go with Kenny and Crystal and blindside Ace, voting him out. At Kota's tribal council Dan was seen as a bigger threat than Susie, so the tribe voted him out 4-3. The preview for next week showed that the two tribes are merging into one. Will Kota continue to stick together and pick off the
remaining Fang members?
Tune in next Thursday and watch!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cloris Leachman Voted Off "Dancing"

After six weeks, Cloris Leachman was finally voted off "Dancing with the Stars" tonight. Yesterday the remaining seven celebrities each danced their individual routines and a hip-hop group number. Lance Bass overtook Brooke Burke and landed on the top of the judges leader board with a 27. Cloris Leachman tied her worst ever score and got a 15. Micheal Flatley subbed in for Len Goodman as head judge and performed on tonight's results show. Also on tonight's show it was revealed that Edyta Sliwinska will return and fill in for Julianne Hough, who had her appendix removed today and won't be able to dance with Cody Linley. She wrote a blog saying "They say it's three or four days of recovery. I'm thinking more like a week. Then I'll be able to work with Cody. But I won't be dancing for two weeks." Now that Cloris is gone, only six stars remain. Who do you want to win?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

"Long Distance Couple" Aja and Ty Eliminated from "Amazing Race 13"

Aja and Ty became the fifth couple eliminated from "The Amazing Race 13" on Sunday's episode. The show started with the seven remaining teams leaving Auckland, New Zealand and flying 5,600 miles to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Once there the teams had to use a hand pump to fill a truck with 25 liters of fuel. When the task was completed they were instructed to ride on the back of the trucks to Siem Reap Harbor. Located there was Kho Andeth, a floating restaurant and the site of the Detour. The choice was between picking up three items in a floating village or searching through waist deep water for two traps of fish and transferring them to baskets. The next instructions were to Angkor Wat, an ancient temple where the Roadblock was located. The task was to search the grounds for the "Chamber of Echoes" room and thump their chest to receive their final clue. Nick and Starr finished first and arrived at Bayon Temple, the Pit Stop, awarding them a trip to St. John in the Virgin Islands. Arriving in last place was Aja and Ty and Phil informed them they were eliminated. He also said that Terrence and Sarah will have a 30 minute time penalty at the start of the next leg for a speeding ticket they got earlier. We'll see if that affects the race next week, when "The Amazing Race" continues.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Kelly Czarnecki Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

On Thursday's "Survivor" Kelly Czarnecki became the sixth person voted off. The episode began with a new alliance forming on the Fang tribe. Ace approached Matty about starting an alliance including Sugar and Ken and he agreed. The reward challenge followed and consisted of the tribes being tethered to a 20-foot long, 200 pound plastic snake and trying to catch the opposing tribe. Kota won and received breakfast treats and coffee. They also sent Sugar to Exile for the fourth straight time. Then the tribes met again for the immunity challenge, an obstacle course where the castaways gathered flagpole pieces and then had to construct it. Fang had a lead toward the end but Kota caught up, winning yet again. Fang had to go to tribal council and they unanimously voted off Kelly. Next week, both tribes will vote someone off. Tune in on Thursday to see who gets the boot.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Toni Braxton Voted Off "Dancing"

Tonight on the "Dancing with the Stars" live results show Cloris Leachman lived to dance another day and Toni Braxton was kicked off. Yesterday the remaining eight celebrities danced one of four brand new dances never before seen on the show. Warren Sapp and Susan Lucci danced the hustle, Lance Bass and Toni Braxton did the West Coast Swing, Cloris Leachman and Maurice Greene did the salsa and Cody Linley and Brooke Burke did the jitterbug. The judges gave Cloris and Lance a 21 tying them for last place, while Brooke Burke got the first 29 of the season. Once the viewers had voted though, Cloris not only survived but wasn't even in the bottom two. That honor went to Susan Lucci and Toni Braxton, the latter of which got the least amount of votes and was eliminated. Now only seven remain, who will leave next?

Monday, October 20, 2008

"Southern Belles" Marisa and Brooke Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 13"

Tonight on "Amazing Race 13" best friends Marisa and Brooke were the fourth team eliminated from the game. The show started with the eight remaining teams leaving La Paz, Bolivia and flying to Auckland, New Zealand. Once they landed they made their way to Gulf Harbor and had to untie a large knot to receive their next clue. Also in the knot were instructions for the first Fast Forward of the race, which required a team to climb the mast of the Sky Tower. Ken & Tina beat Andrew & Dan to it and completed the scary climb which let them board a helicopter straight to the Pit Stop. The rest of the teams were instructed to Mount Eden where they had a Roadblock awaiting them. One member had to correctly match a tattoo on a Maori warrior's face with one on their clue. They then made their way to City Life Hotel where they had to use binoculars to spot one of eight gnomes hidden around the city. On each gnome were directions to Kiwi 360, a landmark of a giant kiwi. The final challenge was the Detour, a choice between crushing 12 quarts worth of kiwi juice using your feet or riding a Blokart three laps around a track. Multiple teams chose the kiwi stomping but switched because it was too hard. During the Blokart racing, Starr fell off and hurt her arm but managed to make it to the Pit Stop. Marisa and Brooke were not so lucky as they came in last and were eliminated. Only seven teams remain, who will be eliminated next?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

GC Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

On Thursday's "Survivor" Danny "GC" Brown became the fifth castaway voted off. The episode began with Sugar joining the Fang tribe after they had voted out Jacque last week. Next up was the reward challenge which consisted of tossing fruit through frames while members of the opposing tribe used sticks to try to knock it out of the air. The tribe with the most fruit would be declared the winner and receive an herb garden as well as all the tossed fruit. After weighing both piles, Kota beat Fang 18 lbs. to 16 lbs. They then decided to send Sugar to Exile for the third straight time. At the immunity challenge the tribes had to roll a giant wicker ball down a hill while a blindfolded castaway tried to stop it by listening to instructions. Ace and Dan were blindfolded and the game was close, but in the end Kota won yet again sending Fang to their fourth tribal council. At camp GC told the others he was ready to go home, but when some of the tribe found Sugar's hidden immunity idol they considered blindsiding her. Once at tribal council though, they respected GC's wishes and unanimously voted him out. Now only 13 people remain, who will be voted out next?
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Natalie Williams Eliminated from "Top Design 2"

Its getting down to the wire on "Top Design 2" and the final five have been chosen. On Wednesday's episode 24 year old Natalie Williams was eliminated leaving only Preston, Nathan, Eddie, Ondine and Andrea remaining in the competition. The challenge for the episode was to design a futuristic room. Preston's hotel inspired room was declared the winner, while Natalie's was the least liked. With only five designers left, who do you think will win?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Rocco DiSpirito Booted from "Dancing"

Celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito became the fifth star voted off "Dancing with the Stars". Last week it was revealed that Rocco would have been going home if not for Misty May Treanor's exit due to an injury. This week all nine pairs danced again and Brooke Burke kept her first place standing with Lance Bass coming in second. Rocco tied with Cloris Leachman for last place, but once the viewers voted Rocco was sent home. Next week the remaining eight celebrities will dance one of four brand new dances. Will Cloris finally be sent packing? We'll find out next week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

"Bachelorette" Couple Trista and Ryan Expecting Second Child

"The Bachelorette" couple Trista and Ryan Sutter have announced that they are expecting their second child. Their first child, Max was born in July 2007. Trista told Life & Style magazine "I was in total shock! I took a few tests, and they all came back negative. But a few weeks after Max's 1st birthday, all of a sudden I thought to myself, I don't think I've had my period in a while. So I took another test -- the line was extremely faint, but it was there!" When asked if she wanted a boy or a girl Trista said "I just want a really happy and healthy baby. I know that sounds cliché, but it’s the God’s honest truth. I would love to have a little girl, but I also love having a boy. Ryan has a brother, and they’re about the same age difference as Max will be with his new sibling. So it would be fun to have two boys, too".
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Monday, October 13, 2008

"Geeks" Mark and Bill Eliminated from "Amazing Race 13"

Tonight on a new episode of "The Amazing Race 13" geeks and best friends Mark and Bill became the third team eliminated from the race. The show began with the nine remaining teams leaving Fortaleza, Brazil and heading to La Paz, Bolivia. In Bolivia the slower teams caught up to the faster teams when they all had to spend the night by a statue of Simon Bolivar awaiting newspapers to be delivered the next morning. When the papers were dropped off the teams searched through the classifieds for their next clue, which instructed them to go to a hat shop. Waiting there was a Detour, which was a choice of leading a marching band through the city or riding a wooden bike down a cobblestone road. Mark and Bill chose the bikes but took a taxi there, when the clue specifically said to travel on foot. When the task was completed each team had the choice of using a U-Turn on another team, but no one took advantage of it. Next up was the Roadblock which had one member of each team learning six wrestling moves they had to use against a female wrestler. Ken and Tina finished first and arrived at the pit stop before anyone else earning them a trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Mark and Bill arrived in eighth place but were given a thirty minute penalty for breaking the rules. During those thirty minutes Kelly and Christy arrived thinking they were in last place. Mark and Bill were then checked in and told that they were eliminated. Only eight teams remain, who will be eliminated next?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jacque Voted Off "Survivor 17: Gabon"

On Thursday another castaway was voted off "Survivor: Gabon" and this week it was 25 year old medical sales rep Jacque Berg. The episode began with the tribes being ordered to rank their tribe mates in order of importance. The top vote-getters, Marcus on Kota and Matty on Fang, were told to pick a member of the opposite tribe, thus signaling a reshuffle. Once all the contestants were picked only Sugar remained, and she was forced to go to Exile and then join whichever group voted someone off. Since she already had the immunity idol she chose comfort instead of a clue. The new tribes then competed in the immunity challenge, which was a lacrosse like game played in the water. Each castaway had a raft and a paddle and had to score three goals to win. The new Kota tribe dominated beating Fang 3-0. At tribal council the original Fang members (Matty, Crystal, GC and Ken) decided to keep Kelly, a weaker player and instead voted off Jacque, who they thought was more of a threat.

If you missed the episode, you can watch it here!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Misty May-Treanor No Longer "Dancing", Rocco DiSpirito Spared Elimination

On Monday night "Dancing with the Stars" confirmed what was rumored to be true: Misty May-Treanor is officially out of the competition. She revealed that she had ruptured her Achilles tendon on Friday during a rehearsal. She was rushed to the hospital and subsequently told she could no longer stay in the competition. That didn't stop the rest of the dancers though. The remaining pairs performed either the jive or the waltz. Brooke Burke received the first 10 of the season placing her on the top of the judges leader board. Once again Cloris Leachman was at the bottom getting only a total of 16. On Tuesdays results show it was revealed no one was being eliminated, however the votes will be carried over and combined with next weeks. That's bad news for Rocco because he came in last and would have been eliminated if not for Misty's injury.

Misty did undergo surgery yesterday and the operation was successful. Doctors estimate it will take nine months for her tendon to fully heal.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

"Dating Couple" Anthony & Stephanie Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 13"

Sunday night saw a new episode of "The Amazing Race 13" and dating couple Anthony and Stephanie were the second team eliminated. The show started with the ten remaining teams being instructed to fly to Fortaleza, Brazil. Once there they had to travel to the town of Cumbuko to find their next clue. Terrence and Sarah arrived first and were told to take Dune Buggies to their next destination. Waiting there was a Detour and the teams had to decide whether to push a 440 lb. boat into the water using logs or search through a computer for a code & use that code to search for a corresponding shipping container. The only team to choose the code searching were "geeks" Mark and Bill. After completing one of the tasks the teams faced the first Roadblock of the season. One team member had to identify their next destination on a 600 foot wall covered in ads. Once finished the teams had to make their way to the Pit Stop. "Separated Couple" Ken and Tina beat Mark and Bill for first place and were rewarded with off-road vehicles. Anthony and Stephanie arrived last and were informed that they were eliminated. Nine teams remain, who will be eliminated next?

"American Idol" LaKisha Jones gets Married

"American Idol" season six contestant LaKisha Jones got married Sunday to financial adviser Larry Davis. He proposed to her in June after giving her a Louis Vuitton purse that had belonged to his late mother. "Inside was a card that said, 'Happy today, happy together, happy forever … ' I was crying – I had [fake] eyelashes on, and they were coming off. It was crazy." she told People magazine. LaKisha's five year old daughter Brionne served as flower girl. The couple married at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in front of 50 friends and family including "Idol" alums Haley Scarnato, Melinda Doolittle, Gina Glocksen and Sanjaya Malakar. They plan to honeymoon in Barbados.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Volleyball Player Misty May-Treanor Injured, Will She Leave "Dancing with the Stars"?

On Friday Misty May-Treanor, Olympic beach volleyball player and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, suffered an injury leaving her "Dancing" fate uncertain. ABC released a statement saying "Misty May-Treanor sustained an injury on Friday and received immediate medical attention. Despite previous reports, she did not break her ankle. She is resting comfortably at home. Doctors will reevaluate her condition on Monday and determine the outcome of her participation on the show."

That seems to imply the producers are waiting to reveal her status til tonight's show. However, Access Hollywood is reporting that she is out of the competition and will require surgery. We'll find out for sure tonight at 8pm on ABC.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Paloma Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

Last night 24 year old student Paloma Soto-Castillo became the third castaway voted off "Survivor: Gabon". The episode began with the two tribes competing in a reward challenge that consisted of a person clinging to a pole, while two other people tried to pull them off. The Fang tribe won their first challenge and got some comfort items, including blankets, a hammock and pillows. They then sent Sugar, the pin up model to Exile where she chose a clue to the hidden immunity idol over comfort. After finding more clues she successfully located the idol and told only her alliance partner, Ace. The next challenge had the survivors slide down into the water where they had to swim to get six puzzle pieces. Then one tribe member had to solve a math problem to win immunity. Ken, the pro gamer completed the puzzle thus giving Fang their second win in a row. At Kota's first tribal council everyone but Kelly decided to get rid of Paloma, one of the weaker players.

Last nights episode was down a tad from it's premiere, but 12.8 million did tune in making it the most watched show of the night. If you missed it you can watch it here!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Neal E. Boyd Wins "America's Got Talent"

"America's Got Talent" concluded last night and insurance salesman & opera singer Neal E. Boyd won the million dollars and Las Vegas show. During the finale it was revealed that Queen Emily came in fifth, Donald Braswell in fourth, Nuttin but Strings in third and Eli Mattson in second. The difference between Neal and Eli was less than 0.5%.

The finale was watched by 12.5 million viewers, which was down from the 13.9 million who watched last year. However this years finale competed against fall shows including "Private Practice". If you're interested in auditioning for season four, more info can be found here!

"Top Chef: New York" Premieres Nov. 12th

Bravo has announced that "Top Chef: New York" will premiere with a special 90 minute episode Wednesday November 12th at 10pm. The 17 contestants will be competing for a grand-prize of $100,000 in seed money to help open a restaurant, a feature in Food & Wine magazine, and a showcase at the Annual Food & Wine Classic in Aspen. The chefs range in age from 21 to 44. Also this season there will be appearances by Martha Stewart, Rocco DiSpirito, Natasha Richardson, the Foo Fighters and others.

For more info on the new cast click here!
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kim Kardashian Voted Off "Dancing"

Eleven stars were cut to ten this week when Kim Kardashian was voted off "Dancing with the Stars". On Monday all eleven danced after only four days of practice. Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp received the highest judges scores and Cloris Leachman and Rocco DiSpirito received the lowest. But on Tuesday's results show Kim Kardashian became the third celebrity voted off. Ten pairs remain. Who will be voted off next?