Thursday, November 27, 2008

Richard Sweeney Eliminated from "Top Chef"

On yesterday's Thanksgiving themed episode of "Top Chef: New York" 27-year old Richard Sweeney was eliminated from the competition. The episode began with the fourteen chefs preparing a recipe from the "Top Chef Cookbook". Ten minutes into the challenge, however a twist was added and the contestants were told to turn their ingredients into soup. Leah won the challenge with her white asparagus soup and was awarded immunity. She also was able to pick six people to be on her team for the elimination challenge. Those two teams were then told their challenge was to cook Thanksgiving dinner for the band The Foo Fighters. The teams traveled to the arena were the Foo Fighters were playing and saw there were no freezers, fridges or stoves. They had to prepare the whole meal in three hours using only microwaves and toaster ovens. When they were done the judges and the Foo Fighters tasted all the food and decided Leah's team was the best. The bottom three on the losing team ended up being Danny, Richard and Jeff. The judges didn't like Richard's banana s'mores and he was eliminated. Who will be eliminated next week?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Brooke Burke Wins "Dancing with the Stars 7"

Last night Brooke Burke beat Lance Bass and Warren Sapp to become the winner of "Dancing with the Stars" season seven. The 2 hour season finale saw the return of all thirteen stars from this season as well as performances by Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keyes. During the show the final three performed one last time, each dancing their favorite routine of the whole season. Brooke got a perfect 30 for her Viennese Waltz, Lance got a 28 for his jitterbug and Warren received a 27 for his hustle. When those scores were combined with the viewer votes, Brooke Burke was unsurprisingly crowned the winner. Warren came in second, and Lance in third. This season may have just ended but don't worry, a new season with a whole batch of new stars is only months away because season eight starts in March!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Who Will Win "Dancing With the Stars 7"? Find out in Tonight's Finale!

After ten weeks and countless dance numbers tonight we will find out who wins the seventh season of "Dancing with the Stars"! Will it be Brooke Burke, the celebrity who placed at the top of the judges leader board week after week? Warren Sapp, a fan favorite who would be the fifth athlete in a row to take home the trophy? Or Lance Bass the star who had the biggest improvement since the beginning? We'll find out tonight at 9pm during the live 2-hour season finale!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Andrew and Dan Arrive Last on the Second Non-Elimination Leg of "Amazing Race 13"

On last night's "Amazing Race 13" Fraternity Brothers Andrew and Dan arrived in last place. However, they were spared elimination thanks to the second - and final - non-elimination leg of the season. The episode began with the four remaining teams flying from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Moscow, Russia. Once there they were instructed to go to a monastery and light a candle to receive their next clue. That clue told the teams to travel to Kolosok Camp, a military base where a Detour awaited them. Nick and Starr got stuck with a bad cab driver, causing them to drop from first to last place. Toni and Dallas arrived first and had to choose between learning a military parade march or serving borscht to 75 Russian soldiers. After failing at the march Andrew and Dan switched to the borscht while all the other teams completed the march relatively quickly. When the task was done the teams traveled to a bakery where they found a Roadblock. To complete it, one person had to transport fifty 55-pound bags of flour from a delivery truck to the bakery. Then the teams could go to the Pit Stop, Neskuchny Sad Park. Toni and Dallas arrived first and won a trip for two to the Dominican Republic. Andrew and Dan came in last and will have to perform a Speed Bump in the next leg in order to avoid elimination.

If you missed one of the shows, CBS has full episodes here!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Randy Bailey Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

On last night's new "Survivor: Gabon" Randy Bailey found out a fake immunity idol couldn't save him and he was voted off. The show began with the traditional "Survivor Auction" where each castaway was given $500 and the opportunity to bid on luxury items. Randy won beer & peanuts, Sugar won peanut butter & chocolate, Susie won a bath & clean clothes, Kenny won the ability to send someone to Exile and Corrine spent her entire $500 on an advantage in the immunity challenge. Kenny decided to send Bob back to Exile knowing he wouldn't find the idol. At the immunity challenge Corrine learned her advantage was that she could sit out part one of the challenge and go straight to part two. The rest of the tribe competed in part one, a race across balance beams, and Matty & Kenny won. Those two then faced Corrine in part two, where each contestant had to arrange domino-like pieces while avoiding trip wires. The first person to successfully have their pieces fall like dominoes would win immunity. It was a close game, but ultimately Kenny won. Back at camp Sugar approached Bob about giving his fake idol to Randy so he would use it and make a fool of himself. Hoping it would prolong his stay in the game Bob agreed and gave Randy the fake idol. At tribal council Randy and Corrine were shocked when Jeff tossed the idol into the fire, revealing it was fake. The votes were then tallied and Randy was voted out. Can anything break up the powerful alliance of Kenny, Crystal, Sugar, Matty and Susie? Keep watching to find out!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Jill Snyder Eliminated from "Top Chef 5"

On yesterday's "Top Chef: New York" 28 year old Jill Snyder was the third chef eliminated from the show. The episode began with the 15 chefs creating their version of a classic New York hot dog. Radhika's was deemed the best and she won immunity. Then, in the elimination challenge the chefs were told to create a three course New American lunch menu at judge Tom Colicchio's restaurant. The diners were 50 New York chefs who auditioned for this season but didn't make it. Fabio was declared the winner of the challenge, while Hosea, Jill and Ariane were the bottom three. The judges couldn't get over Jill's ostrich egg quiche and she was eliminated. Next week the contestants will be cooking for special guests the Foo Fighters. Who will leave next week? Tune in Wednesday at 10pm and find out!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pro Dancer Julianne Hough Not Returning for "Dancing with the Stars 8"

Having just been eliminated alongside Cody Linley on "Dancing with the Stars", pro dancer Julianne Hough has revealed she will not be returning for season eight in March. "I won't be on Dancing with the Stars this spring season," Hough wrote on her blog. "I don't know about the fall. Maybe, maybe not. We'll see." She plans on spending time concentrating on her music career. As to who she hopes wins Julianne said "I want everyone who voted for Cody and me - first, thank you very much - but start voting for Brooke and Derek!"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cody Linley Voted Off "Dancing"

Despite the return of his partner Julianne Hough, Cody Linley became the tenth celebrity voted off "Dancing with the Stars". On Monday the final four couples danced twice in the semi-finals. Lance Bass took the top spot on the judge's leader board with a 57 out of 60. Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp tied with 49 out of 60, and Cody came in last with 46. Next week the final three will dance two final dances and a winner will be crowned. Who will it be? Lance, Brooke or Warren? We'll find out next week!
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Terrence and Sarah Eliminated from "Amazing Race 13"

On tonight's all new "Amazing Race 13" newly dating couple Terrence and Sarah were eliminated from the game. The show began with the remaining five teams traveling from Old Delhi, India to Almaty, Kazakhstan. While the teams took different flights to Almaty they all regrouped at the Al Agro Chicken Factory and had to wait til it opened at 7:30. Once inside the teams faced a Roadblock. One person had to search among 30,000 chickens for a golden egg. There was also the choice of a Fast Forward. Nick and Starr & Terrence and Sarah both raced for it and when they arrived they were told to eat a Kazakh delicacy, fat from the rear end of a sheep. Nick and Starr ate faster so Terrence and Sarah gave up, a move that ultimately cost them the game. After completing the Roadblock the teams traveled to Kok Tobe arch and found a Detour. The teams chose between playing a folk song for locals, earning $1.50 in tips or traveling around in a two person cow costume. All of the teams chose the cow costume. Arriving first at the Pit Stop, Old Square, were Nick and Starr and they were awarded two wave runners. Even though Andrew and Dan broke the rules and had to redo part of the task, Terrence and Sarah still couldn't catch up and they arrived last, eliminating them from the game.

CBS finally decided to post full episodes online, so if you missed tonight's episode or any previous episode you can watch them here!
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Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Bachelor" Couple Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice Back Together

While DeAnna and Jesse may have just broken up, another "Bachelor" couple has gotten back together. Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice from season seven are together again and planning to wed. "There must be something special between us, because we keep coming back to one another. I'm very happy" Brice told In Touch. Sarah, 28 and Charlie, 33 were spotted walking their dogs in an LA park on November 5th. “I don’t want to jinx it,” Charlie said "But it’s going great. We are taking it slow and not taking each other for granted this time. The future looks good!”
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Charlie Herschel Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

On yesterday's "Survivor: Gabon" Charlie Herschel was the latest victim of a blindside. The episode started with the castaways competing in a reward challenge, a simple game of golf with a twist. The two tribes used slingshots instead of golf clubs and competed in a best of three game. While Fang had some communication problems they still pulled out a win, earning them a trip to a Gabon tribal festival. They also sent Bob to Exile where he searched in vain for the idol. When the tribes met up for the immunity challenge they were surprised to learn it was time for a merge. The castaways then competed for individual immunity in a fire making challenge. Susie crushed the competition and won, making her safe. When the merged tribe returned to camp they made a new tribe flag and named themselves Nobag which is Gabon backwards. It soon became obvious that with four members in each alliance Sugar would be the swing vote. Ultimately she chose Kenny, Crystal, Matty and Susie & voted out Charlie, making him the second member of the jury. With only eight people left who will go home next?
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lauren & Patrick Eliminated from "Top Chef"

On last night's season premiere of "Top Chef: New York" two chefs were eliminated from the competition. The season started with the 17 competing chefs arriving in New York and immediately starting their first challenge. They had to peel, dice and create dishes using apples. While some started off strong, Lauren had the worst dish and was eliminated right away. The second challenge had the remaining 16 contestants pair up in teams of two and compete against their partner creating a dish on a particular ethnic cuisine. The judges then dwindled the losers down to two, Patrick and Ariane. After deliberating the judges eliminated Patrick, the youngest and most inexperienced chef.

If you missed the premiere Bravo has full episodes here!
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

"Top Chef: New York" Premieres Tonight

The new season of "Top Chef" premieres tonight at 10pm on Bravo. Host Padma Lakshmi is excited the show is filming in New York this season "Obviously shooting in New York lent itself to a lot of just amazing things that New York has to offer - you know, a lot of different ethnic cuisines. That sort of worked itself into the challenges at a lot of different locations." The new season will feature Padma as well as judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons of Food & Wine magazine and new judge Toby Young. The cast this season will consist of 17 contestants ranging in age from 21-44 and will have a wide variety of culinary credentials. Padma said "They're an interesting bunch. I thought they really held their own. I think the one thing I noted this season is that it was really interesting to watch the evolution of more than a few of them. I think they really were very quick learners. And so some of the contestants over the course of the challenges and weeks really surprised us."

Here's a sneak peek at the new season...

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Maurice Greene Voted Off "Dancing"

On tonight's live "Dancing with the Stars" results show Maurice Greene became the eighth celebrity voted off. On Monday the remaining five stars performed two dances, one of which had a 15 second solo portion. Brooke Burke and Warren Sapp remained the front runners, landing at the top of the judges leader board. Cody Linley and Maurice Greene tied for last place. But Cody will get to dance with Julianne next week because the viewers voted off Maurice Greene. Next week are the semi-finals, which celebrity will be voted off one week shy of the finals? Tune in and find out!
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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Former "Bachelor" Travis Stork Dating "American Idol" Carrie Underwood

Two Reality TV stars are reportedly a couple. Carrie Underwood, winner of "American Idol" season four and Dr.Travis Stork, star of "The Bachelor: Paris" are indeed an item. Us Magazine is reporting that the two have been dating since August. Travis, 36 has been visiting Carrie, 25 during her current concert tour on a regular basis. They were also seen "canoodling" in Manhattan during the unveiling of Carrie's wax figure at Madame Tussauds. "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison said "They seem to share the same values. They make a great couple. And not a bad-looking one, either".
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"Divorcees" Kelly and Christy Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 13"

On yesterday's all new "Amazing Race 13" Kelly and Christy became the sixth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with all the couples being instructed to make their way to Deshbandhu Apartments where a Roadblock awaited them. The task had one member of the team search for a marked envelope while celebrators of the Holi Festival pelted them with powdered dye and water. Kelly had a lot of trouble with the challenge, causing them to drop from second to last place. When a teammate completed the task they were told to go to Charity Birds Hospital and search through the cages to find their next clue. That said clue was the Detour, a choice between following a series of power lines and keeping track of numbered markings along the way or transporting 40 pound bags of chili peppers a quarter mile and then grinding them into chili powder. The only team to choose the chili peppers was Terrence and Sarah. Before Ken and Tina could do the Detour however they had to perform a Speed Bump because they came in last on the non-elimination leg. Their task was to serve holy water to patrons of a temple. When the Detour was completed the teams traveled to the Pit Stop, Humayun's Tomb. Nick and Starr again arrived first and were awarded a trip to Kauai Hawaii. Kelly and Christy couldn't overcome their bad start and came in last, eliminating them from the game. With only five teams left who will win "The Amazing Race"?
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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Joan Rivers Accidentally Reveals Huge "Celebrity Apprentice 2" Spoiler

Joan Rivers was on "The Howard Stern Show" and accidentally revealed one of the cast members of "Celebrity Apprentice 2" that makes it to the final. During the interview Howard asked Joan about the upcoming season, as it has already finished filming. Joan refused to comment at first but then mistakenly revealed one celebrity who made it to the end. Because this spoiler may ruin the show for many people I'm not going to post the name right here. If you want to know the celebrity Joan said Reality Blurred has the name here! Click at your own risk!
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Friday, November 7, 2008

Marcus Lehman Voted Off "Survivor: Gabon"

On yesterday's all new "Survivor: Gabon" Marcus Lehman became the ninth castaway voted off. The show started with the two tribes anticipating a merge when they were told to meet at a beach for a feast. When the contestants arrived they not only found lots of food, but a clue to an immunity idol hidden close by. Randy dug up the idol but convinced the others to toss it in the sea so no one could have it. When the feast was over the castaways opened a box and were shocked to learn that instead of a merge they would reshuffle the two tribes yet again. Randomly it was decided the new Kota would be Marcus, Susie, Bob, Kenny and Crystal while the new Fang would be Sugar, Matty, Corrine, Charlie and Randy. The new tribes then competed in the immunity challenge, which had them balancing poles between the tops of their hands and a board above them. All the players dropped pretty quickly leaving only Matty from Fang and Bob from Kota. In an upset, Matty won forcing Kota to go to tribal council. Susie turned out to be the swing vote either staying with Bob and Marcus or switching to Crystal and Kenny. In the end she betrayed her original alliance and voted out Marcus, making him the first member of the jury. Only nine remain, who will be voted out next?

"American Idol 8" Premieres January 13th

The new season of "American Idol" is going to kick off January 13th, 2009. The show will stick with the schedule it had last year and air Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8pm. The first two episodes will be two hours each, then it will switch to one hour episodes. It's rumored than when the auditions are over, the results shows will only be a half hour which would be a welcome change from last season. The contestants better be ready, as Simon may be extra cranky because of his breakup.

"Hell's Kitchen 5" Premieres January 29th

Gordon Ramsey will serve up a new season of "Hell's Kitchen" on January 29th, 2009. The upcoming fifth season will air Thursday's at 9pm and will be the first season to debut in midseason. FOX must have faith in the show, as it will be airing opposite "The Office", "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI". Hopefully this season will be better than last season's rather lame edition.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nathan Thomas Wins "Top Design 2"

Last night on the season finale of "Top Design 2" Nathan Thomas won and was awarded $100,000 and a spread in Elle Decor. Preston and Ondine were the runner-ups. The final challenge had the three finalists finishing decorating the condominiums they started in last week's episode. The designers also received help from former contestants Eddie, Natalie and Andrea. When the work was finished the judges viewed all three houses before deliberating on a winner. While they liked all three they eventually chose Nathan's as the best.

I have to say, this show turned into quite a surprise for me. I was entertained week after week. Bravo did a good job with the editing and pace of the show and they cast likable, talented contestants. I'm also glad Nathan won, as I thought he was consistently good throughout the season. Hopefully Bravo realizes they have a quality show on their hands and bring it back soon.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Susan Lucci Voted Off "Dancing"

Tonight, "Dancing with the Stars" sent it's eighth celebrity home and this week it was Susan Lucci. On Monday night's episode the couples danced individual dances and for the first time ever team dances. Brooke Burke landed at the top yet again, receiving the first perfect score of the season. She also danced a team dance with Maurice Greene and Warren Sapp that the judges loved. Susan Lucci, Lance Bass and Cody Linley's team did not fare as well. On tonight's results show Susan Lucci was revealed to have the lowest amount of votes and was eliminated. Only five stars remain and next week they will dance solo for the first time. Who will go home next?

"The Bachelor" Will Premiere January 5th

Right off the heels of the story about DeAnna and Jesse's breakup ABC has announced that the thirteenth season of "The Bachelor" will debut January 5th, 2009 with a special two hour episode. Ironically, DeAnna's first rejected bachelor Jason Mesnick will star in the show and search for a potential love interest. This is the first time a "Bachelor" will be a dad, as Jason has a three year old son named Ty from a previous marriage. It's also the first season to air at 8pm. After the first week, the show will air 90 minute episodes for the remainder of the season.

Jesse must be jealous, huh?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"Bachelorette" DeAnna Breaks Up with Jesse

"Bachelorette" DeAnna Pappas has broken up with Jesse Csincsak, the man she picked on the finale of her show. The couple had gotten engaged and were set to marry in May. Host Chris Harrison said “DeAnna went to Breckenridge last week and broke up with Jesse. He was stunned. I’ve talked to Jesse several times today, and he did not see it coming. He really truly loved DeAnna." Jesse wanted to wait and reveal the news with DeAnna, but she announced it in advance. Jesse even posted a video to his fans, one that his buddies will no doubt tease him about for many years to come.

Here's Jesse's message...

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Ken & Tina Arrive Last in the First Non-Elimination Leg of "Amazing Race 13"

On the newest episode of "The Amazing Race 13" Separated Couple Ken and Tina arrived last on the first non-elimination leg and will have to perform a Speed Bump next week to avoid elimination. The show started with all six teams flying from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Delhi, India. Once in India the teams made their way via cab to Moonlight Motors where a Roadblock awaited them. This episode's Roadblock had one team member repaint a tuk tuk green to show they now use natural gas. On the way there Ken & Tina had trouble with their taxi, which caused them to fall behind. When the job was done the teams were instructed to the Ambassador Hotel where they would find a Detour. The choice of tasks was between making an Indian wedding necklace by stapling ten rupee notes that added up to 780 and delivering it to a banquet hall or using a charcoal iron to press 20 pieces of clothing. Ken & Tina and Terrence & Sarah were the only teams to choose the necklace making. Nick and Starr arrived at the Pit Stop, Baha'i House, first and each received an electric car. After encountering another bad taxi Ken and Tina arrived last but were not eliminated. Can they overcome their hurdles and not be eliminated next week? Tune in and see!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

"American Idol" Judge Simon Cowell and Girlfriend Terri Seymour Break Up

Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Terri Seymour have broken up after dating for six years. Cowell, 48 and Seymour, 34 had been dating since 2002 after she interviewed him for a TV show. Simon's publicist told People magazine "Terri phoned Simon and finished it in September, about six weeks ago. They are going to remain close friends. Simon thinks the world of Terri and that isn't going to change. He also understands her reason for ending it. In the past, Terri has said that she wants kids, but that just isn't Simon."