Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Father & Son" Mike and Mel White Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 14"

On Sunday's all new "Amazing Race 14" Father & Son Mike and Mel White became the sixth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the six remaining teams flying from Jaipur, India to Phuket, Thailand. When they landed all they had for a clue was a photo of a gorilla statue. They had to figure out their next destination was Phuket Zoo and while many teams learned this very quickly, Mike and Mel got some bad information causing them to fall behind. When the teams found the statue they also found a Roadblock, which consisted of both teammates taking a picture with a tiger and having an elephant squat over them. When the task was done, the teams were instructed to an herb shop where they had to search through 99 drawers to find their next clue, a Detour. The choice of tasks was between filling and transporting 100 barrels to the top of a boat or pulling your teammate two miles in a rickshaw. Mark and Michael chose the rickshaw but made two costly errors by hiding the nearby air pumps and then having a cab lead them to their destination. When they arrived at the Pit Stop they incurred two 30 minute penalties which allowed two teams to pass them and check in first. Margie and Luke arrived at the Pit Stop next and right after check-in Margie passed out due to the extreme heat. Mike and Mel were the last to arrive and Phil informed them that they were eliminated.

"The Amazing Race" will not be on next week, so the next new episode will air Sunday April 12th.

"Bachelor" Creator Mike Fleiss Producing Plus Size Reality Dating Series "More to Love"

"Bachelor" creator Mike Fleiss has teamed with FOX on "More to Love" a new plus size dating show similar to "The Bachelor". "This is a dating show that sends the right message about embracing and loving yourself no matter your shape or size," said Fleiss. "When you are comfortable with your own body, you can really allow yourself to be open to the possibility of finding the right person to love." FOX is currently casting "eligible plus-sized men and women ready to jump into the experience of a lifetime". "This is the first dating competition show in television history that reflects what most real single men and women look like, which makes it instantly relatable to the vast majority of people in the dating pool," said Fox reality chief Mike Darnell.

The series will premiere Tuesday July 28th at 9pm after new episodes of "Hell's Kitchen".

Monday, March 30, 2009

NBA Star Dennis Rodman Finally Fired From "Celebrity Apprentice 2"

On tonight's new "Celebrity Apprentice" Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was finally fired by Donald Trump. The episode began with Trump explaining that the next task would have the twelve stars running ten rooms at the Loews Regency Hotel in Manhattan. The men chose Dennis as project manager, while the women picked Tionne Watkins. The women got to work right away cleaning rooms and placed Joan Rivers on concierge service. The men, on the other hand, had a hard time with Dennis' lack of leadership. The problem only got worse after Dennis' multiple vodka and cranberry's. As an added surprise two first season stars - Stephen Baldwin and Vinnie Pastore - checked in and made some pretty outlandish requests. Later in the evening Dennis bailed on his team and went to dinner with two of the guests. The next day after all the guests checked out the celebs met with Donald in the boardroom to find out who won. Before the winning team was announced many of the contestants expressed that they felt Dennis had a drinking problem. Dennis shrugged off the comments and insisted no one had his back. Trump then revealed that the women had won with a 91 score over the men's 86. There was no more discussion needed as Trump automatically fired Dennis. Who will be fired next? Tune in Sunday at 9pm to find out!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bachelorette & "Dancing" Star Melissa Rycroft Offered $500K to Pose Nude in "Playboy"

"Playboy" founder Hugh Hefner has sent a personal letter to "Bachelor" & "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Melissa Rycroft offering her $500,000 to pose in the magazine. "Hef really wants Melissa to do a pictorial because she's the ultimate girl next door," a source told Star Magazine. "He thinks she has it all: beauty, brains and spunk. And it doesn't hurt that she has a terrific figure." Melissa will have lots of time to think about it as her contract with "Dancing" prohibits her from doing it until three months after her season ends.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Hell's Kitchen 6" Set to Premiere July 21st

FOX has announced that the sixth season of "Hell's Kitchen" will premiere Tuesday July 21st with a special two hour episode. That means the new season will start only two months after the currently airing fifth season concludes May 14th. This will also be the first season to debut in the summer since season three. Hopefully, the producers spice things up a bit, as the format of the show is getting a little stale.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Michael Sarver Voted Off "American Idol 8"

On tonight's "American Idol" results show, it was the end of the road for 27-year old oil rigger Michael Sarver. Yesterday, the Top 10 sang Motown songs, with Smokey Robinson serving as their mentor. Adam Lambert, Anoop Desai, and Alison Iraheta were the standouts, two of which sang Smokey Robinson songs. On the results show, there was quite a shocker when Matt Giraud landed in the bottom three along with Michael and Scott MacIntyre. However, it was Michael who received the fewest votes and had to sing one final time to try and save himself. Unfortunately for him the judges didn't save him and he was eliminated. Next week the Top 9 will perform songs from iTunes Top 100 Most Downloaded Songs of All Time. Who will be the next to go?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Denise Richards Voted Off "Dancing"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" actress Denise Richards became the second celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday, the twelve remaining contestants danced live for judge's scores and viewer votes. Gilles Marini, Melissa Rycroft and Shawn Johnson all tied for first place with a 27 out of 30. Denise came in ninth, while Steve Wozniak again came in last earning a 10, the lowest score in six seasons. But viewer votes saved him and placed Denise and Holly Madison in the bottom two. After the "Dance Off" both women improved their judges scores but it was Denise who got the boot. Next week the remaining eleven stars will dance two new dances - the Lindy Hop and the Argentine Tango - and two stars will be sent home. Tune in next week to see who they will be!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Claudia Jordan the First Woman Fired from "Celebrity Apprentice 2"

On Sunday's "Celebrity Apprentice" Deal or No Deal suitcase model Claudia Jordan became the first woman fired by Donald Trump. The show started with Donald informing the stars that the next task was to design a product launch for the ACN videophone. The men picked Brian McKnight as project manager while the women picked Claudia. During a coin toss to determine the order each team would showcase their presentation, Dennis Rodman blew up at Clint Black over ...well ...umm... I don't think even Dennis knew what he was angry about. Later, the teams brainstormed ideas for the presentation and Jesse James came up with traveling to West Point to film a vignette showing soldiers using the videophone to stay in touch with their families. He also suggested that Brian should sing at the presentation. The women chose Joan Rivers to emcee the event and decided to use live actors to showcase the videophone. However, Claudia and Melissa Rivers bickered during the whole task and couldn't work together as a unit. The two teams then showed their presentations to 500 ACN representatives who voted for the one they liked best. In the boardroom Donald revealed that the men received a whopping 85% of the vote and had won their first task. Claudia singled out Melissa and Khloe as the weakest players, but Trump placed the blame on the project manager and fired Claudia. Who will be fired next week?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Flight Attendants" Christie and Jodi Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 14"

On the newest episode of "The Amazing Race 14" Flight Attendants Christie and Jodi became the fifth team eliminated from the game. The episode began with the seven remaining teams traveling from Russia to Jaipur, India. Once there they had to make their way to a Sacred Tree where a red phone instructed them to Amber Fort and this leg's Roadblock. The task required one team member to use traditional tools to carry food and water for a group of camels. When the task was completed the teams traveled to a puppet store where a Detour awaited them. The choice was between transporting barrels of hay one and a half miles on a bike or earning 100 rupees by dancing for tips in the street. Before Christie and Jodi could do the Detour they had to perform their Speed Bump, which consisted of painting an elephant's face. When all the tasks were done Victor and Tammy were the first team to arrive at the Pit Stop, Jaigar Fort, and were each awarded an ocean kayak. Christie and Jodi couldn't overcome their Speed Bump and arrived last, eliminating them from the race. Now six teams remain, who will leave next?

Former "Bachelor" Andrew Firestone a Dad

Earlier today former "Bachelor" Andrew Firestone and wife Ivana welcomed their first child, an eight pound baby boy named Adam Brooks. "Ivana and my son are doing well," said Andrew. "Everyone is healthy and happy. I am ecstatic about being a father." Andrew, 33 and Serbian-born model Ivana, 31 tied the knot in July 2008 at his family's vineyard in Los Olivos, California.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Alexis Grace Voted Off "American Idol 8"

On Wednesday, 21 year old mom Alexis Grace was voted off "American Idol" and won't be going on the Idols tour. On Tuesday's performance show the Top 11 sang country music and were mentored by Randy Travis. Kris Allen, Danny Gokey, Anoop Desai and Matt Giraud were the standouts of the night, earning praise from all four judges. On Wednesday Ryan Seacrest revealed that the bottom three were Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver and Allison Iraheta. Ultimately it was Alexis who had received the least amount of votes and had to perform one last time hoping the judges would save her. Unfortunately for her the judges didn't save her and she was eliminated. Next week the Top 10 travel to Detroit where they will be mentored by Smokey Robinson and Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. Next week's shows will air Wednesday and Thursday because of Obama's speech.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Belinda Carlisle the First Star Eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars 8"

On Tuesday, "Go-Go's" lead singer Belinda Carlisle became the first celebrity voted off "Dancing with the Stars 8". On Monday's performance show twelve of the thirteen stars danced live for viewer votes. "Jackass" star Steve-O had hurt his back and couldn't perform live so dress rehearsal footage was shown instead. Gilles Marini landed at the top of the judge's leader board with a 51 out of 60. Belinda came in tenth while Apple founder Steve Wozniak finished last. When the viewer votes were added it was revealed that Belinda and Steve were the bottom two and had to compete in a "Dance-Off". The judges rated Belinda one point less than her original dance but didn't alter Steve's score. When the results were tabulated Belinda came up short and was booted from the competition. Who will be the next star going home? Tune in next week to find out!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Christie & Jodi Arrive Last in the First Non-Elimination Leg of "Amazing Race 14"

On the newest episode of "The Amazing Race 14" Flight Attendants Christie & Jodi arrived last but were spared elimination and now must perform a Speed Bump on the next leg of the race. The episode began with all seven teams riding the Transsiberian Railway to the town of Novosibirsk, Russia. When they arrived at an auto shop they found a Detour. The choice of tasks was between searching an apartment for a Russian bride and delivering her to her groom or driving a snowplow through a training course. When the task was completed the teams were instructed to the largest library in Siberia where a Roadblock awaited them. One team member had to strip down to their underwear and run 1.4 miles to the Pit Stop, Novosibirsk Theater. Margie and Luke arrived first and won a trip for two to Saint Lucia. Christie and Jodi came in last and will have an uphill battle on the next leg of the race. Can they overcome the Speed Bump? Tune in Sunday at 8pm to find out!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tom Green Fired from "Celebrity Apprentice"

On Sunday's "Celebrity Apprentice 2" comedian Tom Green became the third star fired from the show. The episode started with Donald Trump informing the thirteen remaining contestants that their next task would be selling wedding dresses. Tom Green volunteered to be project manager for KOTU, while Brande Roderick was picked for Athena. The women worked hard from the start, decorating their store and calling their celebrity friends. Dennis Rodman and Tom, on the other hand, went out for drinks and stayed out late. The next day a groggy Tom informed his team he couldn't get Dennis out of bed because he was suffering from an eye problem. The teams sold dresses all day until they met Trump later in the boardroom. When the profits were compiled Athena won by nearly doubling the men's total. Trump considered firing both Dennis and Tom, but ultimately booted only Tom. Can the men bounce back after three straight losses? Tune in Sunday at 9pm to find out!

Top Chefs Carla, Jamie & Ariane in New Chat

On Thursday, March 19th, Reality Check Radio welcomes Carla, Jamie, and Ariane from the 5th season of Bravo’s Top Chef for an exclusive live on-air chat. All three ladies will be taking questions from fans and discussing their experience on the cooking competition reality show. These 3 fan favorites are sure to bring plenty to the table. Listeners can find Reality Check Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/reality_check . The show begins at 11pm EST/8pm PST. To participate in the live web chat, listeners are encouraged to register for a user account at www.blogtalkradio.com.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Spencer Duhm Voted Off "Survivor Tocantins"

On last night's "Survivor Tocantins" Spencer Duhm, the youngest contestant ever, was voted out of the game. The episode began with Taj and Stephen finally finding the hidden immunity idol, which gave the four person alliance of Taj, Stephen, Sierra and Brendan two idols. The tribes then met for the Reward Challenge which consisted of spinning your tribemates and then having them walk across a balance beam to the finish line. Jalapao won and were awarded a trip to the "Charmin Cafe" which featured a toilet, coffee and pastries. Jalapao also chose Brendan to go to Exile, who in turn chose Stephen to go with him. This led both tribes to suspect a possible alliance was brewing. At the Immunity Challenge the teams used slingshots to launch balls which other castaways tried to catch with nets. Jalapao not only lost the challenge, but JT also lost a tooth trying to catch a ball. At tribal council Spencer's poor performance at the challenge made him the next casualty.

If you missed anything a special recap show will air Wednesday March 25th. The next new episode airs Thursday April 2nd.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

"Dating Couple" Amanda and Kris Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 14"

On Sunday's new "Amazing Race 14" dating couple Amanda Blackledge and Kris Klicka became the fourth team eliminated. The show started with the eight remaining teams leaving Transylvania and flying through Moscow to Siberia. Only three teams caught the early flight from Moscow to Siberia giving them an advantage. When they landed they were instructed to a hydroelectric dam where a Detour awaited them. The choice was between stacking wood to form a big wall or assembling shutters and finding the house to install them on. Many teams had trouble stacking the wood and switched to building the shutters. When the task was done the teams were faced with a Blind U-Turn where they could force a team to complete both tasks while remaining anonymous. Mother/Son Duo Margie and Luke used the U-Turn on Amanda and Kris, making them fall way behind. Next up was the Roadblock at Bobrovy Log Park where one team member had to ride a bobsled course while looking for letters that, when unscrambled, spelled the name of a Russian playwright. Friends Christie and Jodi completed the task first and also arrived first at the Pit Stop, the Theater of Musical Comedy, where they were each awarded a motorcycle. Amanda and Kris couldn't overcome having to do both tasks and they arrived last, eliminating them from the race. Only seven teams remain, who will leave next?

If you missed anything, CBS posts full episodes online here!

Monday, March 9, 2009

"Bachelor" Reject Melissa & Holly Madison Added to Tonight's "Dancing with the Stars 8"

Two "Dancing with the Stars" contestants have exited the show before tonight's season premiere even airs. Singer Jewel and "Access Hollywood" Host Nancy O'Dell suffered injuries while training and both will not compete this season. Jewel was diagnosed with a fractured tibia in both legs while O'Dell tore the meniscus in her knee and will require surgery & eight weeks of rehab. Replacing them on tonight's two hour season premiere will be rejected "Bachelor" contestant Melissa Rycroft and Playmate & "Girls Next Door" star Holly Madison. Both women have had only days to rehearse. However, Melissa may have two advantages: she was a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and she has sympathy from millions of "Bachelor" viewers. On the other hand, her relative obscurity and lack of preparation could make her the first to go. In any case, all 13 stars will dance tonight and next Monday with the first casualty leaving a week from Tuesday.

Scott Hamilton the Second Star Fired on "Celebrity Apprentice 2"

On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 2" Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton became the second star fired by The Donald. The episode began with the two teams learning that their next task was to create a comic and superhero advertising Zappos.com. Khloe Kardashian was named project manager of Athena and Scott was picked project manager by KOTU. Annie Duke again clashed with the women, while Scott had a hard time reigning in Tom Green. Team Athena eventually created the superhero Mizz Z and KOTU created the similar character E.E.E. The next day the teams presented their ideas to Donald and Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. Tony liked both presentations but awarded Athena the win because they incorporated the letter Z. In the boardroom Donald informed everyone that the women won and that Khloe would receive $20,000 for her charity. Losing project manager Scott thought Tom should be fired so he kept Herschel in the boardroom as backup. However, Donald placed the blame on Scott for naming their superhero E.E.E. and he was fired.

If you missed it, NBC has full episodes online here!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sandy Burgin Voted Off "Survivor: Tocantins"

On Thursday's "Survivor: Tocantins" 53 year old bus driver Sandy Burgin became the fourth castaway voted out of the game. The episode started with Taj approaching Stephen about joining her secret alliance with Brendan. Stephen agreed and Taj showed him her immunity idol. Brendan however didn't get the chance to ask Sierra to join the alliance. The tribes then met at the Reward Challenge which had three members holding poles on their shoulders while the other castaways added increasing amounts of weight. The challenge came down to Taj and Debbie who both held 100 lbs. but Taj lasted longer and won a "camp raid" for her tribe. Taj then picked Sierra to go to Exile and luckily Sierra picked Taj to go with her. At Exile Taj filled Sierra in on the secret alliance and she too loved the idea. Meanwhile, JT and Joe went to the Timbira camp and took a bag of beans and a water jug. The next day the tribes took part in the Immunity Challenge which consisted of gathering and then constructing puzzle pieces to form a phrase. Although it was close, Timbira finally broke their losing streak and won immunity. At tribal council Jalapao decided to keep Sydney and get rid of Sandy. Now 12 contestants remain, who will leave next?

Friday, March 6, 2009

Andrew Dice Clay The First Person Fired From "Celebrity Apprentice 2"

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay became the first person fired on Sunday's season premiere of "Celebrity Apprentice 2". The season began with Donald Trump again splitting the 16 stars into teams of men vs. women. The women decided to name themselves Team Athena and nominated Joan Rivers as the first project manager. The men named themselves KOTU, short for Kings of the Universe, and picked Herschel Walker as project manager. Then, Donald told them that their first task was to create and sell cupcakes. Drama arose on both teams as Joan and Annie Duke clashed on the women's team and Andrew refused to bake cupcakes on the men's side. The next day they sold their cupcakes in Times Square calling upon celebrity friends like Tony Hawk and Eric Benet to help them. Later, Andrew and Melissa Rivers took their best cupcakes to a local bakery for a taste test that would give the winners an extra $15,000. In the Boardroom Donald revealed that the women won the taste test and earned more money in sales. Losing project manager Herschel chose Andrew and Dennis Rodman as the worst teammates and ultimately Andrew's quitter attitude made him the first one fired. Who will Donald fire next?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

"Married Couple" Brad & Victoria Hunt Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 14"

On Sunday's "Amazing Race 14" married couple Brad and Victoria Hunt became the third team to be eliminated. The show started with the nine remaining teams leaving Austria and flying from Munich to Bucharest, Romania. Most teams had no problems with their flights, except for Brad & Victoria who missed their connecting flight in Amsterdam and couldn't catch a new flight until the next day. When the teams arrived in Romania they found a Roadblock that required one team member to execute three gymnastics moves: the balance beam, parallel bars and floor exercises. When the task was completed the teams were instructed to the Black Church in Brasov, Transylvania where a Detour awaited them. They could either transport goods belonging to a Gypsy family or untangle chains on a coffin and search through it until they found a flag. Siblings Victor and Tammy chose the coffin task, but got lost searching for it costing them valuable time. Father/Son Duo Mike and Mel made quick work of the gypsy task and arrived first at Vila Panoramic, the Pit Stop, and won a trip for two to Costa Rica. Victor and Tammy barely squeaked by, arriving second to last. But it was Brad and Victoria, who couldn't overcome their past mistakes, that were eliminated. Eight teams remain, who will leave next?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Jillian Harris Picked as New "Bachelorette"

ABC has confirmed that Jillian Harris will be the new "Bachelorette". Jillian came in third on the just wrapped thirteenth season of "The Bachelor" when Jason decided to take Melissa and Molly to the final two. After seeing how that season ended it doesn't seem like she missed out on much. Jillian will now have her pick of 25 single guys on the new season that hasn't even been filmed yet. "I'm a very lucky person," she said on last night's After the Final Rose. "I've been a huge fan of the show since Day 1 and I've always looked at The Bachelorette as 'Oh my god, they're so lucky, how did they get there?' and now I'm sitting here -- it's very surreal." The new season will premiere with a two hour episode Monday May 18th at 9pm.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Survivor: Gabon"s Sugar in New Interview

On Thursday, March 5th, Reality Check Radio welcomes Jessica "Sugar" Kiper from Survivor: Gabon for a live on-air interview. She will be discussing her time on the CBS competition show and answering questions from her fans. Kiper, who got the nickname “Sugar” while working at a San Francisco ’50s diner, became a fan favorite on the show, whose season ended in December, and finished third in the competition. Listeners can find Reality Check Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/reality_check. The show begins at 11pm EST/8pm PST. To participate in the live web chat, listeners are encouraged to register for a user account at www.blogtalkradio.com.

Thanks to Shea Logan from Reality Check Radio for the great tip!

Monday, March 2, 2009

"Bachelor" Jason Dumps Melissa, Picks Molly

The season finale of "The Bachelor" just ended on the east coast and what an action-packed, shocking finale it was! After final dates with both Melissa and Molly, a torn Jason said goodbye to Molly and proposed to Melissa. But the fairy tale ending didn't last long as we joined Chris Harrison six weeks later in LA. Jason came out and revealed that since the finale wrapped he had changed his mind and was still thinking about Molly. Then, Melissa came on stage and was flabbergasted when Jason stated the chemistry had changed between them and he still had feelings for Molly. A pissed off Melissa gave the ring back to Jason and stormed off the set. When Molly then came out she too was shocked to hear the news about the breakup and even more shocked that Jason wanted to give it a shot with her. The show ended with Jason and Molly agreeing to take it slow and see what develops between them. Tomorrow night we'll find out how Jason and Molly are doing on another "After the Final Rose" that was taped only days ago. What did you think of the finale? Did Jason make the right decision? Post a comment and share your opinion with other "Bachelor" fans!

Who's the "Bachelor" Winner? Molly or Melissa? Find out in tonight's Season Finale!

Tonight is the 3 hour season finale of "The Bachelor" where Jason will choose between 25 year old Melissa Rycroft from Dallas, Texas and 24 year old Molly Malaney from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Or will he? With this season's finale being described as "the most dramatic anything ever" who knows what's going to happen. How will DeAnna's visit impact Jason's decision? Is there any truth to this rumor about events during the "After the Final Rose" taping? Will Jillian become the new "Bachelorette"? There's a lot of questions in need of answering. Hopefully tonight's show doesn't disappoint. What do you think is going to happen? Leave a comment below and share your opinion with other "Bachelor" fans!

Here's a sneak peek at the finale:

"Survivor" Renewed for Two More Seasons

CBS has officially ordered two more editions of "Survivor" for the 2009-2010 season. Those will be the nineteenth and twentieth installments of the long running show. "I am happy to be able to produce two more editions of Survivor for our loyal fans," said executive producer Mark Burnett. "Our show stands for high quality family entertainment and all of us on this team will continue to deliver on this promise." Also returning is host Jeff Probst who said "We have a unique relationship with our audience. They tell us what they like and we listen. It's worked for 18 editions and we're looking forward to delivering two more satisfying seasons."