Wednesday, August 31, 2011

"The Amazing Race 19" Cast Revealed

CBS has revealed the identities of the eleven teams competing on "The Amazing Race 19". As I reported back in June, dating couple and "Survivor" winners Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are one of the eleven teams. The other ten teams are brand new pairs who range in age from 19 to 63. The nineteenth season covers 40,000 miles and includes visits to four continents and 20 cities, including first time trips to Indonesia, Malawi, Belgium and Denmark. In addition, there's a new "Hazard" penalty that will "impact one team's future on the Race right from the starting line" as well as the first ever Double Elimination. The new season debuts Sunday September 25th. Here's a look at all eleven teams...

"Domestic Partners" Ron Zeitz and Bill Smith

Ron is a 44-year-old flight attendant and Bill is a 49-year-old flight attendant. They are from Laguna Niguel, CA.

"Father/Son Adventurers" Laurence and Zac Sunderland
Laurence is a 48-year-old yacht manager from Thousand Oaks, CA. Zac is a 19-year-old record-setting boat captain who was the youngest person to ever sail around the world alone.

"Friends/Former Showgirls" Kaylani Paliotta and Lisa Tilley
Kaylani is a 33-year-old cocktail waitress. Lisa is a 32-year-old cocktail waitress. They currently reside in Las Vegas, NV

"Siblings" Justin Young and Jennifer Young
Justin is a 31-year-old doctor and Jennifer is a 26-year-old special education teacher. They are from Stone Mountain, GA.

"Dating Couple" Jeremy Cline and Sandy Draghi
Jeremy is a 35-year-old real estate broker from Alamo, CA. Sandy is a 33-year-old nurse practitioner from Dublin, CA.

"Twins" Liz Canavan and Marie Canavan
Liz is a 24-year-old marketing assistant while Marie, her twin sister, is "soul searching." They are from Deerfield, IL.

"Engaged Couple" Ernie Halvorsen and Cindy Chiang
Ernie is a 29-year-old project manager and Cindy is a 30-year-old brand manager. They are both from Chicago, IL.

"Grandparents" Bill Alden and Cathi Alden
Bill is a 63-year-old farmer and rancher and Cathi is a 62-year-old college instructor and retired high school principal. They have been married for 40 years and are from Albany, OR.

"Friends/Snowboarders" Andy Finch and Tommy Czeschin
Andy's a 30-year-old pro snowboarder from Truckee CA. Tommy's a 32-year-old pro snowboarder from Crowley Lake CA

"Married Couple" Marcus Pollard and Amani Pollard
Marcus is a 39-year-old retired NFL player and football coach & Amani is a 36-year-old business owner from Pine Mountain GA.

"Dating Couple" Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca
Ethan is a 37-year-old "change maker" and Jenna is a 30 year old TV host and student. They currently reside in New York NY.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Survivor 23: South Pacific" Cast Revealed

CBS has officially revealed the identities of the eighteen castaways competing on "Survivor 23: South Pacific". As I reported back in June, "Survivor" vets Ozzy and Coach will be returning to compete against sixteen newbies. Like Russell and Rob, they will be on opposing tribes at the start of the game. Redemption Island will also return, but there will only be two person duals for the entire season. Also, clues to the whereabouts of the hidden immunity idols will no longer just be given away, they will be hidden as well. The new season debuts Wednesday September 14th with a 90 minute episode. Here's a look at all eighteen castaways...

Whitney Duncan
27 Nashville TN Country Music Singer

Sophie Clarke 22 Willsboro NY Medical Student

Semhar Tadesse 24 Los Angeles CA Spoken Word Artist

Mikayla Wingle 22 Tampa FL Lingerie Football Player

Mark Caruso 48 Forest Hills NY Retired NYPD Detective

Stacey Powell 44 Grand Prairie TX Mortician

John Cochran 24 Washington DC Harvard Law Student

Jim Rice 35 Denver CO Medical Marijuana Dispenser

Elyse Umemoto 27 Las Vegas NV Dance Team Manager

Edna Ma 35 Los Angeles CA Anesthesiologist

Keith Tollefson 26 Edina MN Water Treatment Tech

Benjamin "Coach" Wade 39 Susanville CA

Christine Shields Markoski 39 Merrick NY Teacher

Brandon Hantz 19 Katy TX Oil Tanker Crewman

Albert Destrade 26 Plantation FL Baseball/Dating Coach

Dawn Meehan 41 South Jordan UT English Professor

Ozzy Lusth 30 Venice CA

Rick Nelson 51 Aurora UT Rancher

Monday, August 29, 2011

"Dancing with the Stars 13" Cast Revealed

Earlier this evening during "Bachelor Pad", ABC officially revealed the identities of the twelve celebs competing in this fall's thirteenth season of "Dancing with the Stars". The cast includes actor David Arquette, TV Host Nancy Grace, NBA star Ron Artest and author/activist Chaz Bono. The show debuts Monday September 19th. Here's all 12 of this season's stars...

Reality Star Rob Kardashian 24
Pro Partner: Cheryl Burke

L.A. Laker Ron Artest 31
Pro Partner: Peta Murgatroyd

TV Host/Prosecutor Nancy Grace 51
Pro Partner: Tristan MacManus

Reality Star Kristin Cavallari 24
Pro Partner: Mark Ballas

Soap Star/War Hero J.R. Martinez 28
Pro Partner: Karina Smirnoff

U.S. Soccer Goalkeeper Hope Solo 30
Pro Partner: Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Actress/Host Ricki Lake 43
Pro Partner: Derek Hough

Actor David Arquette 40
Pro Partner: Kym Johnson

Singer Chynna Phillips 43
Pro Partner: Tony Dovolani

Author/Activist Chaz Bono 42
Pro Partner: Lacey Schwimmer

Fashion Expert Carson Kressley 41
Pro Partner: Anna Trebunskaya

Actress/Model Elisabetta Canalis 33
Pro Partner: Val Chmerkovskiy

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fall 2011 Reality TV Premiere Dates

As the summer winds to a close and the leaves start to change, a fresh batch of new and returning reality shows are just around the corner! Here's your handy guide to this fall's reality TV premieres. Bookmark this list and check back often for new info!

Sept. 14th "Survivor 23: South Pacific" Wednesdays 8pm CBS

Sept. 14th "America's Next Top Model 17" Wednesdays 9pm CW

Sept. 19th "Dancing with the Stars 13" Mondays 8pm & Tuesdays 9pm ABC

Sept. 19th "The Sing-Off 3" Mondays 8pm NBC

Sept. 20th "The Biggest Loser 12" Tuesdays 8pm NBC

Sept. 21st "The X Factor" Wednesdays & Thursdays 8pm FOX

Sept. 23rd "Kitchen Nightmares" Fridays 8pm FOX

Sept. 25th "The Amazing Race 19" Sundays 8pm CBS

Oct. 12th "Work of Art 2: Next Artist" Wednesdays 9pm Bravo

Nov. 2nd "Top Chef: Texas" Wednesdays 10pm Bravo

Saturday, August 27, 2011

"Big Brother 13" Spoilers: Rachel Wins Veto, Saves Her & Jordan, Adam & Shelly Will Go Up

The houseguests just finished playing the PoV competition and in a huge shake-up Rachel won and can now remove herself and Jordan from the block. The challenge was endurance and consisted of hanging off of something. Yesterday, Porsche opened Pandora's Box and in it came the news that the houseguests would be paired up for the Veto comp. If one member of the pair won, both players could remove themselves from the block. Since Rachel and Jordan are the two nominees, they are both now safe and the only eligible pair to replace them is Adam and Shelly. Shelly is now pretty much a lock to go home on Thursday, since Rachel and Jordan are mad at her for turning on them and voting out Jeff. Unless Porsche and Kalia can convince them that Adam is a bigger threat in the game, Shelly will become the fourth member of the jury. We'll see what happens next Thursday during the live eviction show.

Friday, August 26, 2011

"Big Brother 13" Spoilers: Daniele & Jeff Both Evicted, HoH Porsche Noms Rachel & Jordan

On yesterday's "Big Brother" live show, both Daniele and Jeff were evicted from the house and sent to the jury. The episode began with Julie announcing that there would be two evictions taking place tonight. First up, Daniele was booted in a 3-2 vote. Porsche and Shelly voted to save her, while Jordan, Adam and Rachel voted to evict her. Next up was the HoH competition, which was "Before or After" and it came down to Jordan and Kalia. Ultimately, Kalia emerged the winner and immediately nominated Rachel and Jeff for eviction. Minutes later, all the houseguests except Jordan competed in the Veto comp. The challenge consisted of searching for two yellow clown shoes in a large ball pit. Porsche was the first person to find both shoes and was awarded the power of veto. Unsurprisingly, she decided not to use the veto on either Rachel or Jeff. The houseguests then cast their votes for eviction and it ended up being a tie: Jordan and Adam voted to evict Rachel and Porsche and Shelly voted to evict Jeff. HoH Kalia was the tie-breaker and she evicted Jeff. After Jeff's eviction, the house erupted with Jordan screaming at Shelly for turning on her and Jeff. Later that night, the houseguests competed in another HoH competition which consisted of guiding a ball down a snaking path. Porsche continued her winning streak and was crowned the new HoH. Today, she unsurprisingly nominated Rachel and Jordan for eviction. She was also given the option of opening Pandora's Box, which she did. Inside was $10,000 but she only gets to keep half. The other $5,000 had to be given to another houseguest and Porsche gave it to Kalia. Also in Pandora's Box came the news that the houseguests had to pair up for the PoV competition. Rachel paired with Jordan, Adam with Shelly and Porsche with Kalia. This means that if the duo of Rachel and Jordan win the PoV, they both can come off the block and Porsche will have to nominate two people from her alliance. Obviously, it's do or die for Rachel and Jordan as they have to win or one of them is going home. Check back here tomorrow for the PoV spoiler and aftermath!

Monday, August 22, 2011

"Big Brother 13" Spoilers: Jeff Wins Veto, Replaces Porsche with New Nominee Daniele

Yesterday, the houseguests competed in the PoV competition and Jeff emerged the winner. The challenge was called "The Zingbot Needs a Wife" and consisted of completing a puzzle to build a robot. Today, Jeff decided to use the PoV to veto one of his own nominations. He removed Porsche from the block and nominated Daniele in her place. As expected, Daniele wasn't too happy going up on the block as she will most likely be evicted on Thursday. Also on Thursday another houseguest will be going home because it's a Double Eviction. Anything can happen, so check back here for the scoop

Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Big Brother 13" Spoilers: Brendon Evicted 6-1, Jeff Wins HoH and Nominates Porsche & Kalia

On tonight's "Big Brother 13" live show, Brendon was evicted from the game again and became the first member of the jury. Only his fiance Rachel voted to keep him. After Brendon's eviction the houseguests competed in the HoH competition, which consisted of transporting water to a large bowl using only a small cup. After an hour of walking back and forth on a slippery path to fill their bowls, Jeff emerged the winner and was crowned the new HoH. The next day, at the nomination ceremony, Jeff nominated Porsche and Kalia for eviction. He also got to choose the Have-Nots for the week and he picked Porsche, Kalia and Daniele. Tomorrow the houseguests compete in the Veto comp which Daniele has to win or she may be backdoored.

Monday, August 1, 2011

"Big Brother 13" Spoilers: Brendon Uses the Veto on Rachel, Daniele Nominates Jordan

The PoV ceremony was held earlier today and Brendon shocked everyone by using the veto on Rachel. He had been telling everyone that he was going to use the veto on himself, since he had a better chance of making it far in the game. After Brendon removed Rachel from the block, HoH Daniele had to nominate someone in her spot. Thinking it was the best move to guarantee that Brendon goes home, Daniele nominated Jordan in Rachel's place. Daniele has promised Jordan that she is just a pawn and that there's no chance she'll be evicted. While it would be highly unlikely that Jordan would go home, we won't know for sure until Thursday! Check back then to see who gets the boot!