Monday, January 26, 2009

"Amazing Race 14" Cast Revealed

CBS has revealed the eleven teams competing on "The Amazing Race 14". The new season debuts February 15th and will have the teams travel 40,000 miles in 22 days with stops in nine countries including the first ever trips to Romania and Siberia. The cast includes a gay father and his writer son, brothers who are both stuntmen and the first ever deaf contestant. "Heading into our 14th season, I wanted to pull out all the stops" says executive producer Bertram van Munster "We have extreme climates, intense roadblocks and less time in airports, which adds up to an exhausting course for the racers. Whether you're a screenwriter, a Harvard graduate, a jockey or a carpenter, this race will test your stamina, your heart and your will to win."

"Amazing Race 14" Cast Pics and Bios

Here's a closer look at all eleven teams competing on "The Amazing Race 14". For even more detailed bios and video interviews check out the official CBS site here!

"Dating Couple" Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka
Amanda is a 23-year-old student. Kris is a 24-year-old sales representative. Both reside in San Diego, CA.

"Married Couple" Brad and Victoria Hunt
Brad is a 52-year-old distribution dispatcher. Victoria is a 47-year-old tax manager. They reside in Columbus, OH.

"Former NFL Cheerleaders" Cara Rosenthal and Jaime Edmondson
Cara is a 26-year-old law student from Boca Raton, FL. Jaime is a 29-year-old former police officer from Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

"Flight Attendants" Christie Volkmer and Jodi Wincheski
Christie is a 37-year-old flight attendant from Choctaw, OK. Jodi is a 40-year-old fight attendant from, Houston, TX.

"Dating Couple" Jennifer Hopka and Preston McCamy
Jennifer is a 26-year-old student. Preston is a 28-year-old software engineer. Both reside in Columbia, SC.

"Sisters" Jennifer and LaKisha Hoffman
Jennifer is a 24-year-old marketing assistant from Louisville, KY. Lakisha is a 28-year-old program coordinator from Bronx, NY.

"Married Couple" Steve and Linda Cole
Linda is a 52-year-old customer service supervisor. Steve is a 43-year-old carpenter. They reside in Martinsville, VA.

"Mother and Son" Margie and Luke Adams
Margie is a 51-year-old clinical research associate. Luke is a 23-year-old college graduate. Both reside in Denver, CO.

"Brothers/Stuntmen" Mark and Michael Munoz
Mark is a 48-year-old stuntman/actor from Los Angeles, CA. Michael is a 51-year-old stuntman/actor from Maui, HI.

"Father and Son" Mel and Mike White
Mel is a 68-year-old writer/clergyman from Lynchberg, VA. Mike is a 38-year-old writer, producer and actor from Santa Monica, CA.

"Sibling Lawyers" Tammy and Victor Jih
Tammy is a 26-year-old lawyer from San Francisco, CA. Victor is a 35-year-old lawyer from Los Angeles, CA.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Was "The Bachelor" Winner Revealed?

New "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick may have just eliminated three more bachelorettes but one fan may have discovered his eventual fiance via the teaser that was broadcast at the end of the first episode. A video posted on Youtube slowed down the season preview and may have spoiled the ending of the show. Now this could be completely wrong so take this rumor with a grain of salt. However if you don't want to know anything that could spoil the finale DO NOT watch the video. Also the bachelorette shown below has already been eliminated so it's not her in case you were worried.

Again this is just a rumor. Watch and judge for yourself:

Friday, January 23, 2009

"The View"s Sherri Shepherd to go "Dancing"?

Rumors are swirling that "View" co-host Sherri Shepherd may be one of the celebs on the new season of "Dancing with the Stars". In Touch Weekly is reporting that producers are interested in having fellow ABC employee Shepherd on in March. She has repeatedly stated she would love to be on the show, most recently to The New York Times. "I'd love to do that show - I am such a fan! Oh, my goodness! I am so in love with Maksim, but he's engaged! And Tony Dovolani's married! I mean, they're all freakin' taken! I just want to get a paso doble with somebody on that show!" ABC is expected to officially announce the entire cast sometime next month.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Radhika Desai Eliminated from "Top Chef 5"

On the latest episode of "Top Chef: New York" Radhika Desai became the tenth contestant eliminated from the competition. The show began with the announcement that it was time for the "Restaurant Wars". Padma introduced this episode's guest judge Stephen Starr and then the chefs were told they had to create a dish that represents what their restaurant would be like. Radhika and Leah were chosen as the top two and they became leaders of the two restaurants. After choosing teams the chefs got to work cooking and designing their restaurants. The diners and the judges showed up later and ate at both restaurants. While the decision was very close the judges ultimately chose Leah's team as the winner. At the elimination, team leader Radhika was chastised for not being a good hostess and was given the boot. Now only seven chefs remain. Who will be eliminated next?

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Survivor 18: Tocantins" Cast Revealed

The 16 new castaways of "Survivor 18: Tocantins" have been revealed by CBS. The group range in age from 19-53 with the 19 year-old being the youngest contestant ever. This season's theme will be "First Impressions" as the castaways will not be allowed to talk to one another and after being divided into two tribes, will have to vote someone out based only on first impressions. For pictures and bios of all sixteen contestants toggle down or click here!

Here's a preview of the new season...

And here's Jeff Probst's take on the new cast...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Survivor 18: Tocantins" Cast Pics and Bios

Here's a quick peek at all sixteen castaways that will be competing for the million dollars on "Survivor 18: Tocantins - The Brazilian Highlands". For even more detailed bios check out the official CBS site here!

Tyson Apostol 29 Professional Cyclist Lindon, Utah

Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George 37 Former Pop Star Nashville, TN

Sydney Wheeler 24 Model Raleigh, North Carolina

Stephen Fishbach 29 Corporate Consultant New York, NY

Spencer Duhm 19 Student Lakeland, Florida

Sierra Reed 23 Model Los Angeles, California

Sandy Burgin 53 Bus Driver Louisville, Kentucky

James "JT" Thomas Jr. 24 Cattle Rancher Samson, Alabama

Joe Dowdle 26 Real Estate Sales Austin, Texas

Jerry Sims 49 Sergeant US Army Rock Hill, South Carolina

Erinn Lobdell 26 Hairstylist Waukesha, Wisconsin

Debra Beebee 46 Middle School Principal Auburn, Alabama

Carolina Eastwood 26 Bartender West Hollywood, California

Candace Smith 31 Attorney Dayton, Ohio

Brendan Synnott 30 Entrepreneur New York, NY

Benjamin "Coach" Wade 37 Soccer Coach Bolivar, Missouri

Friday, January 16, 2009

"American Idol 8" Debuts to Big Ratings

"American Idol"s eighth season debuted to big ratings on Tuesday, raking in 30.1 million viewers easily making it the highest-rated telecast so far this season. The second episode on Wednesday surprisingly did even better garnering 30.5 million viewers. However it's not all good news for Simon and the gang. Ratings were down from last season's 33.2 million viewers. This is the second consecutive year the ratings have declined, which explains why the producers are changing things up a bit, like adding a fourth judge. The first two episodes featured auditions from Phoenix, Arizona and Kansas City, Missouri. The usual freaks turned out but so did some promising talent too. Next week the show settles into its regular 1 hour time slot.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"American Idol" Contestants David Cook and Kimberly Caldwell Break Up

"American Idol" winner David Cook and second season finalist Kimberly Caldwell have broken up. "Kimberly and David ended their relationship just before the holidays. The couple remain good friends and being very private people, appreciate their privacy at this time" Caldwell's representative told In Touch Weekly. The couple met last May after Cook won last year's season.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

"Celebrity Apprentice 2" Cast Revealed

The second season cast of "Celebrity Apprentice" has officially been announced by NBC. The 16 stars joining Donald Trump's show are country singer Clint Black, comedian Tom Green, Monster Garage star Jesse James, professional poker player Annie Duke, Deal or No Deal briefcase model Claudia Jordan, comedian Andrew Dice Clay, TLC member "T-Boz" Watkins, retired NFL player Herschel Walker, R&B singer Brian McKnight, LPGA golfer Natalie Gulbis, figure skater Scott Hamilton, reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, comedian Joan Rivers, her daughter Melissa Rivers, Playmate and "Surreal Life" star Brande Roderick and former NBA player Dennis Rodman. The show will debut Sunday March 1st at 9pm.

Jason Mesnick Eliminates Ten Bachelorettes. What Do You Think of "The Bachelor" So Far?

Monday night started a new season of "The Bachelor" and by the preview at the end it seems this will be one crazy season. The premiere started with the new "Bachelor" Jason Mesnick returning to the mansion where he met DeAnna Pappas last year. After a brief chat with host Chris Harrison the limos started to arrive with a new batch of psycho soul mates. And while this group had the requisite creepy stalker girl (Shannon) and crazy psychic chick (Renee and her "vision boards") most of the bachelorettes struck me as pretty forgettable. Only a select few seemed like they were ready to settle down with a single dad with a three year old son. And while the alcohol was flowing, there were no super crazy antics. That's not to say this season will be boring. The sneak peek at the end showed yelling, making out, a sobbing Jason and the return of DeAnna just to name a few things. I'm still up in the air over whether this will be a great season or a boring predictable one. What do you think? Did any girls stand out to you? Who's your early favorite? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Dancing"s Maksim & Karina Engaged

"Dancing with the Stars" pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 28 and Karina Smirnoff, 30 have reportedly gotten engaged. According to E! Online Maksim proposed on New Year's Eve at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas with a Harry Winston ring. The engagement comes just six months after Karina ended her two year relationship with Mario Lopez. The couple has made no official comment so far.