Thursday, April 30, 2009

Chuck Wicks Voted Off "Dancing"

On yesterday's "Dancing with the Stars" results show country singer Chuck Wicks and his real life girlfriend Julianne Hough became the eighth couple voted off the show. On Monday five of the six remaining pairs danced live on the performance show. Earlier in the day Melissa Rycroft suffered a rib injury that kept her from dancing with the others. Instead, footage of her rehearsal was shown and scored by the judges. The top six also split in half and competed against each other in team dances. When the dust settled it was Lil Kim who landed in the top spot with a 56 out of 60. Gilles Marini came in second followed by Shawn Johnson, Ty Murray, Chuck Wicks and then Melissa in last place. However, when the viewer votes were added it was Chuck who was sent home. Now we're down to the final five, who has what it takes to win it all?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Celeb Apprentice" Renewed for 3rd Season

NBC has officially renewed "Celebrity Apprentice" for a third season. This year the show has been averaging about 8.6 million viewers each week. "It's a valuable franchise and proven competitor and we're thrilled to have the team back to create another brilliant season" said network executive Paul Telegdy. The third season is set to air in the spring of 2010.

"The Amazing Race 14" Eliminates Nobody as Cara & Jaime Told the Leg will Continue

On yesterday's "Amazing Race 14" Cara and Jaime finally got their long awaited first place finish, but were told there was no Pit Stop and the race would continue. The episode started with the remaining four teams traveling from Guilen to Beijing, China. When they landed they headed to Liangzi Foot Massage Palace where a Roadblock awaited them. One team member had to endure a traditional therapeutic foot massage that was more painful than therapeutic. When the task was completed the teams were instructed to Guangcai Natatorium where they found a Detour. The choice was between jumping off a diving board and touching the water in unison or swimming 400 meters, alternating after every hundred. Kisha and Jen were doing well until the Detour, when Jen had trouble facing her fear of swimming. They kept switching tasks until Jen broke down under the pressure. Cara and Jaime completed the Detour first and were instructed to Drum Tower where Phil awaited them. However, instead of checking them in, he informed them the race was still on and gave them their next clue. Next week we'll see the conclusion of Leg 10 and find out who makes it to the final three!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Melissa Rivers Fired on "Celeb Apprentice 2"

On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice" drama ensued when Trump fired TV personality Melissa Rivers. The episode began with Donald announcing that the stars next task would be creating a four page ad for Right Guard's newest deodorant that featured New York Knick David Lee. Clint Black was picked as project manager for KOTU, while Brande Roderick nominated herself on Athena. Clint and Jesse immediately clashed on KOTU, as Clint stubbornly refused to take Jesse's advice even though Jesse had experience designing ads. That led to Jesse calling Clint stupid, arrogant and useless. Over on Athena, Melissa felt she was being set up to be fired because Brande and Annie were so tight and didn't include her in the task. After the photo shoots and the presentations, the contestants met Donald, Ivanka and Jim Cramer in the boardroom. Trump then revealed that the Right Guard execs liked both ads but picked KOTU's as the winner. Later, Donald seemed close to firing Brande, but after a secret note was passed from Trump to Jim Cramer they changed their tune and fired Melissa. Joan was enraged and her and Melissa went on a rampage before storming out of Trump Tower. Will Joan return and be a part of the final five? We'll find out next week!

NBC Announces Partial "I'm a Celebrity" Cast

NBC has officially revealed seven of the ten stars taking part in "I'm a Celebrity...Get me Out of Here!". "The Hills" stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt will compete on the show as will former "America's Next Top Model" judge Janice Dickinson, Actor Stephen Baldwin, Former NBA player John Salley, "American Idol" reject Sanjaya Malakar and wrestler Torrie Wilson. Ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich wanted to take part in the show, but a judge denied his request to participate. The show will take place in Costa Rica and will air Monday through Thursday for four weeks starting June 1st.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tyson Apostol Voted Off "Survivor Tocantins"

Yesterday's "Survivor Tocantins" featured yet another blindside and this time 29 year old pro cyclist Tyson Apostol was the victim. The episode began with Sierra trying to make amends with the tribe for voting Coach out, not Brendan. No one seemed willing to listen and Tyson even told her that she was the next to go. Later, the castaways split up into two teams of four for the Reward Challenge. Each team had to line up four puzzle boards so that seven vowels were visible through holes in the boards. They then combined those vowels with the consonants to spell a secret phrase. The team of Tyson, JT, Erinn and Debbie easily won the challenge and were awarded a day of local entertainment and a feast. They also picked Stephen to once again go to Exile. The next day the castaways competed in the Immunity Challenge...er...well...some of them did. Before the game started Jeff gave them the option to sit out the challenge and instead pig out on some pizza. Stephen, JT and Coach took the offer, while everyone else played a shuffleboard like game for immunity. Sierra was close to winning, but at the last minute Debbie bumped her piece and took the prize. Back at camp, Taj floated the idea of voting out Tyson instead of Sierra since Tyson finally didn't have immunity. JT was nervous about the idea, but at tribal council he voted with Taj, sparing Sierra elimination and sending Tyson home. Now only seven contestants remain, who will be voted out next?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Lil Rounds & Anoop Desai Voted Off "Idol"

On yesterday's "American Idol" results show Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai were both voted off the show. On Tuesday the remaining seven finalists performed disco songs. Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Alison Iraheta were the standouts according to the judges. After the audience voted, Lil received the least amount of votes and was the first to go. Ryan then revealed that Anoop and Alison rounded out the bottom three. Unsurprisingly, it was Anoop who got the next fewest amount of votes and he also was eliminated from the competition. Next week the final five will perform Rat Pack songs and Taylor Hicks will return on the results show. With the field narrowing who will be the next person voted off? Tune in to find out!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lawrence Taylor Voted Off "Dancing"

On yesterday's "Dancing with the Stars" results show, former NFL player Lawrence Taylor became the seventh star voted off the show. On Monday the seven remaining celebs danced live for judge's scores and viewer votes. They also performed a 60's themed group dance that was not scored by the judges. Melissa Rycroft landed at the top of the leader board with a 29 out of 30. Shawn Johnson came in second followed by Gilles Marini, Chuck Wicks and Lil' Kim. Ty Murray and Lawrence Taylor were the bottom two, separated by only three points. When the viewer votes were added Lawrence stayed in last place and was booted from the competition. Now six contestants remain, who will be voted off next?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"Big Brother" Host Julie Chen Pregnant

The Chenbot is reproducing. "Big Brother" host Julie Chen has confirmed she is pregnant with her first child. She will not, however, take maternity leave from the CBS reality show. Chen, 37 announced on "The Early Show" that she and her husband, CBS president Les Moonves 59, are expecting and that she is due October 4th. They married in 2004 and he has three children from a previous marriage.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Natalie Gulbis and Herschel Walker Both Fired on "Celebrity Apprentice 2"

On yesterday's "Celebrity Apprentice" Natalie Gulbis and Herschel Walker were both fired by the Donald. The episode began with the continuation of the charity auction which pitted Joan against Annie Duke. During the auction Annie begged her donors to bid as much as they could, while Joan saved a bumbling Clint from his auction duties. In the boardroom Donald revealed that Annie's team won and her charity would be getting the $245,000. On Joan's team Natalie was blamed for picking the wrong jewelry and she was fired. Donald then announced that the next task was to create a meal for Schwan's LiveSmart brand. Jesse James was finally picked to be project manager for Athena, while Herschel was chosen for KOTU. Herschel chose to make a chicken breast and a frozen yogurt parfait while Jesse went with Annie's turkey meatballs and gluten free pasta. The Schwan's execs liked both meals but felt Herschel missed the mark with his desert. In the boardroom Donald announced that Athena won yet again and Jesse would be receiving $20,000 for his charity. On KOTU Donald placed the blame on project manager Herschel and he was fired. Now only six stars remain, who will be eliminated next?

"Brothers/Stuntmen" Mark & Michael Munoz Eliminated from "Amazing Race 14"

On the newest episode of "Amazing Race 14" brothers Mark and Michael Munoz became the seventh team eliminated from the game. The show began with the five remaining pairs flying from Bangkok, Thailand to Guilen, China. Once there a clue at a hair salon instructed them to the #24 bridge where they found a Roadblock. During the race to locate the clue box Luke collided with Jen, resulting in Jen calling Luke a bitch. The Roadblock task made one team member train a local bird to retrieve ten fish. After completing the remainder of their time penalty Mark and Michael finally arrived at the hair salon where their Speed Bump awaited them. The brothers each had to wash and dry a local woman's hair before they could continue on the race. When the task was completed the teams were instructed to Ancient South Gate where they found a Detour. The choice was between learning and performing a dance routine or writing a series of four Chinese characters. Jen and Kisha were the first team to complete the task and arrived at the Pit Stop, Banyan Lake, where they won a trip for two to Barbados. Mark and Michael couldn't overcome their penalties and they arrived last, eliminating them from the game. Now only four teams remain, who will go home next?

"Amazing Race" Renewed for 15th Season

On Thursday, Phil Keoghan announced via Twitter that "The Amazing Race" has been renewed for its fifteenth season. An hour later CBS confirmed the news although there's no word yet on whether two editions will air next season. Casting is currently underway, with filming most likely taking place over the summer.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Brendan Synnott Voted Off "Survivor 18"

On yesterday's new "Survivor Tocantins" 30 year old entrepreneur Brendan Synnott became the eighth person voted out of the game. The episode began with another one of Coach's unbelievable stories...and that's just what most of his tribemates thought it was: unbelievable. The next day the castaways split into three teams of three for the Reward Challenge. The players had to break ceramic tiles by tossing balls onto them. The team of Brendan, Debbie and JT won the challenge and were awarded a white water rafting trip down the Rio Novo. They also decided to send Stephen to Exile. During the rafting trip, Brendan approached JT about starting an alliance and getting rid of Coach. While he seemed to like the idea, he was wary of Brendan's intentions. Later, the castaways competed in the Immunity Challenge which consisted of being attached to a long rope that was threaded through an obstacle course. Tyson was the first person to complete the obstacle course and won his second individual immunity. At tribal council only Sierra stuck with Brendan while all the other castaways went with the original plan and voted out Brendan, who became the first member of the jury. Now only eight people remain, who will go home next?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Matt Giraud Saved from Elimination by the Judges on Tonight's "American Idol"

Earlier tonight, the judges on "American Idol" finally used their coveted save and 23 year old piano player Matt Giraud was the lucky recipient. Yesterday, the remaining seven finalists performed songs of the cinema and were mentored by Quentin Tarantino. To save time only two judges commented after each finalist sang their song. Alison Iraheta, Kris Allen and Danny Gokey were the episode's standouts. After the viewers voted, Matt landed in the bottom three along with Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai. Ultimately it was revealed that Matt had received the lowest number of votes and had to sing one final time to save himself. After some heated discussion among the judges and roars of support from the audience, Simon revealed that Matt would be given a second chance and saved him from elimination. He ended the show by reminding everyone that two people would be sent home next week and revealing that the next theme would be disco. Which contestants have what it takes to make it to the Top 5? Who do you think should be sent home next week? Leave a comment and share your thoughts!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Steve-O Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars"

Steve-O's time on "Dancing with the Stars" has finally come to an end. Yesterday, the remaining eight stars danced either the jive or the rumba. Lil' Kim landed at the top of the judges leader board ending Gilles Marini's five week reign at number one. Lawrence Taylor came in sixth, followed by Ty Murray in seventh and Steve-O at the bottom in eighth. When the viewer votes were added they agreed with the judges and placed Steve-O last. Thankfully, there was no "Dance Off" and he was sent home. With only seven stars left who will be eliminated next?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Mark & Michael Arrive Last on the Second Non-Elimination Leg of "Amazing Race 14"

"Brothers/Stuntmen" Mark and Michael Munoz escaped elimination on yesterday's second non-elimination leg of "Amazing Race 14". The episode started with the five remaining teams traveling from Phuket to Bangkok, Thailand. Once there, they drove to a local boat town where a Roadblock awaited them. The task had one team member attach a propeller to a traditional longtail boat. When the task was done, the teams would navigate their boats to Peninsula Pier to get their next clue. Mark & Michael and Kisha & Jen decided to leave their bags with their cabs, which proved to be a costly mistake. Upon arrival at the pier the teams faced a Detour which forced them to choose between matching pairs of dentures to five waiting patients or sitting through Bangkok traffic while singing karaoke. Margie and Luke were the only team to choose the dentures and subsequently arrived first at the Pit Stop, Phya Thai Palace, and won a trip for two to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Before attempting the Detour Mark & Michael decided to travel back to their cab to get their bags. Kisha and Jen, on the other hand, went straight to the Pit Stop but were told to go get their valuables before they could be checked in. Mark & Micheal then arrived at the Pit Stop but incurred a four hour penalty for using their supplies to pay a cab driver. That allowed Kisha & Jen to check in fourth and made Mark & Michael the last team to arrive. However, Phil informed them it was a non-elimination leg and they were safe for one more week. Will the brothers become the second team to leave because of the dreaded Speed Bump? Tune in next week to find out!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Brian McKnight Fired on "Celeb Apprentice 2"

On the newest episode of "Celebrity Apprentice" R&B singer Brian McKnight became the latest star fired by the Donald. The show began with the contestants shocked to learn of the unexpected firing of Khloe and Tionne. Donald then explained that the next task was to design an in-store display promoting LifeLock, an identity protection service. Natalie Gulbis was chosen as project manager for KOTU, while Brian was picked for Athena. Natalie decided to have the display look like a safe and Joan added each of their heads with a corresponding funny caption. Brian decided to go the safe route and featured LifeLock's CEO Todd Davis. During the task Jesse James got very sick, but pushed through to support his team. While the LifeLock people liked both displays, KOTU was given the win for their original idea. In the boardroom Brian admitted to not really wanting to continue, so Trump granted his request and fired him. The teams were then summoned back to the boardroom and informed that their next task began immediately. It would be a charity fundraiser auctioning off jewelry from Ivanka's line. Annie Duke jumped at the chance to be project manager for Athena, while Trump suggested Joan be P.M. for KOTU. The celebs then began calling their wealthy friends to help raise money for the auction. They also chose the models, dresses and jewelry for the show. The episode ended with Trump handing the reigns to season one winner Piers Morgan, who would watch over the teams and report back to Donald. Who will win the battle of the fund raising? We'll find out next week on a new "Celeb Apprentice"!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

New Interview with Nigel Barker from "America's Next Top Model"

Tomorrow, Monday April 13, Reality Check Radio will air an all new interview with "America's Next Top Model" judge Nigel Barker. Barker, a noted fashion photographer and former model, discusses his break into the fashion industry, his experience on the hit CW show and behind the scenes of judging the contestants and its process. Listeners can find Reality Check Radio here! 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.

Joe Dowdle Withdraws from "Survivor 18"

On last night's "Survivor: Tocantins" 26 year old real estate broker Joe Dowdle was forced to withdraw from the competition due to an infection in his knee. The episode began with Joe growing more concerned about his left knee, which was swollen and appeared to be infected. The tribes then met for a feast which signaled that the merge had arrived. The two tribes would now be living together at Timbira's old camp. During the feast the castaways came up with their new tribe name - Forza - which means strength in Portuguese. When the contestants arrived at camp Coach and Tyson wasted no time in approaching JT and Stephen about a possible alliance whose first target would be Brendan. Unsure of whether the cross tribe alliance with Sierra and Brendan was still intact, they agreed to team with Coach and Tyson. Later the contestants competed in the first individual Immunity Challenge which consisted of hanging onto a wooden pole for as long as you could. The castaways dropped one by one until only Debbie and Tyson remained. Ultimately, Tyson hung on longer and was awarded immunity. As the tribe left the challenge Joe stayed behind and was examined by the medical team. His infection was deemed too serious to continue, so he became the seventh contestant eliminated from the game. Now only nine people remain, who will go home next?

Friday, April 10, 2009

Scott MacIntyre Voted Off "American Idol"

Yesterday on the "American Idol" results show 23 year old Scott MacIntyre became the latest singer eliminated from the show. On Tuesday the Top 8 performed songs from the year they were born. The only real standout was Adam Lambert, whose performance went late causing many fans to miss it. Once all the viewer votes were tallied it was revealed that Scott, Lil Rounds and Anoop Desai landed in the bottom three. However, it was Scott who received the fewest votes with only 30,000 less than Anoop. The judges deliberated while Scott sang one final time, but ultimately decided not to save him. Next week the Top 7 will perform "songs of the cinema" and be mentored by Quentin Tarantino. The results show will feature performances by Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Hudson. Will the judges ever use their once-a-season save? Keep tuning in to find out!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

David Alan Grier Voted Off "Dancing"

On last night's "Dancing with the Stars" results show comedian David Alan Grier became the fifth celebrity voted off the show. Monday night saw the nine remaining competitors performing either the Viennese Waltz or the Paso Doble. Once again Gilles Marini landed at the top of the judges leader board followed by Lil Kim and Shawn Johnson. David finished in sixth with Ty Murray in seventh and Lawrence Taylor in eighth. Steve-O was last with 18 out of 30. When the viewer votes were added it was David and Lawrence in the bottom two. After the "Dance Off" David improved his judges score by two points while Lawrence made no improvement. Luckily for Lawrence, though, the fans kept him in and David was sent home. Now only eight stars remain, who will be eliminated next?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Tionne Watkins and Khloe Kardashian Both Fired on Wacky "Celebrity Apprentice 2"

Last night TLC member Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Reality Star Khloe Kardashian were both fired on a crazy new episode of "Celebrity Apprentice". The episode began with Trump mixing up the teams and announcing that Brian McKnight was doing a concert and wouldn't be participating this week. He then revealed that the next task would be to create a 60 second viral video promoting All Small and Mighty laundry detergent. The new Athena picked Melissa Rivers as project manager while the new KOTU chose Clint Black. Athena member Annie Duke automatically threw out the idea of Jesse James being bathed by midgets. Jesse was wary of the idea at first but ultimately was coaxed into it. On KOTU Joan Rivers brainstormed lots of good ideas but project manager Clint was adamant about doing a dirty joke where a couple used "doing the laundry" as code for having sex. What followed was a mishmash of midgets, bad acting, women in lingerie, pop up captions, and a creepy inclusion of Trump's book. After Trump showed both videos to blogger Perez Hilton and the All executives he summoned both teams to the boardroom. A disappointed Trump revealed that the executives hated both videos and that both teams lost. He then added to the wackiness of the episode by firing two people for reasons completely unrelated to the task. First he fired Tionne for volunteering to come back to the boardroom and then he fired Khloe for her March 2007 DUI arrest. While it would be near impossible to ever top this week's episode, if any show could do it, it would be "Celebrity Apprentice".

Sunday, April 5, 2009

"Big Brother 11" Audition Dates Announced

Do you think you could strategize, manipulate and back stab your way to $500,000 on this summer's "Big Brother 11"? If you're up for the challenge CBS has just announced the dates and locations where you can audition to be cast as one of the ten houseguests. You can also apply online by filling out an application which is due May 4th. Aspiring contestants must be over 21 and a citizen of the United States. So if you think you're the next Dr. Will, Janelle or Chicken George you'll find all the info and the application by clicking here!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

"Bachelorette" Couple Trista and Ryan Sutter Welcome Baby Girl Blakesley Grace

Former "Bachelorette" Trista and her hubby Ryan Sutter welcomed a baby girl yesterday in Colorado. Blakesley Grace Sutter was born Friday at 1:23 pm and weighed 6 pounds, two ounces and measured 19 inches. "She's healthy. Everything is really good" Trista told Life & Style Magazine. This is the couple's second child. Son Max is now 1 and a half. This will also be their last child as Trista says she plans to get the Essure permanent birth control procedure.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sydney Wheeler Voted Off "Survivor"

After a three week hiatus "Survivor" returned last night and we said goodbye to 24 year old model Sydney Wheeler. The episode began with Coach continuing to annoy his tribe by insisting the beans be cooked exactly to his specifications and then proceeding to ruin said beans. Later, the teams met up for the Reward Challenge which consisted of building a barricade that the other tribe would have to toss ceramic pigs through without breaking them. It was a close race throughout, but Timbira edged out a win in the final seconds and were awarded with a barbecue at a nearby waterfall. They also chose Joe to go to Exile, who in turn picked Erinn to go with him. Back at camp, Taj created a fake idol and hid it where Joe was sure to find it. Also at camp, JT accidentally stumbled across Taj's real idol which forced Taj and Stephan to include him in their alliance, at least for the time being. Next up was the Immunity Challenge which had each tribe using a slingshot to hit three targets releasing sand and some puzzle pieces. Timbira was the first tribe to complete the puzzle, earning them immunity. When Joe returned to camp he went straight to tree mail where he found Taj's fake immunity idol. At tribal council Joe was outvoted as the rest of the tribe gave Sydney the boot. Next week the tribes finally merge. Will the cross-tribe alliance stick together or will Jalapao pick off Timbira one by one? Tune in next Thursday to find out!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Megan Joy Corkrey Voted Off "American Idol"

On last night's "American Idol" results show Megan Joy Corkrey was eliminated after receiving the least amount of viewer votes. On Tuesday's performance show the Top 9 sang some of the most downloaded songs of all time according to iTunes. Danny Gokey, Scott MacIntyre and Kris Allen were the episode's standouts. When the votes were tallied Megan landed in the bottom three along with Anoop Desai and Allison Iraheta. Ultimately it was Megan who was sent home, without the ability to save herself, as the judges told her they would not consider using their save to give her a second chance. Next week the Top 8 will perform songs from the year they were born, which essentially means 80's music. Who will be the next finalist singing their swan song? Tune in next week to find out!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Holly Madison & Steve Wozniak Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars"

On yesterday's results edition of "Dancing with the Stars" Holly Madison and Steve Wozniak became the third and fourth celebrities eliminated from the competition. On Monday the remaining eleven stars performed either the Lindy Hop or the Argentine Tango. Gilles Marini earned the first perfect score of the season with Melissa Rycroft hot on his heels with a 29 out of 30. Holly came in ninth followed by Steve-O in tenth and the Woz in dead last. When the viewer votes were added Steve-O was spared elimination and Holly and Wozniak were sent home. Now only nine stars remain, who will get the boot next?