Thursday, January 26, 2012

"The Amazing Race 20" Cast Revealed

CBS has revealed the identities of the eleven teams competing on "The Amazing Race 20". As I reported back in November, engaged couple and "Big Brother" All-Stars Brendan and Rachel are one of the eleven teams. The other ten teams are brand new pairs who range in age from 25 to 45. The twentieth season covers 40,000 miles and includes visits to five continents and 22 cities, including first time trips to Paraguay and Azerbaijan. Challenges this season include skydiving in Argentina, training with Masai warriors in Tanzania and a race through Africa's "Garden of Eden." The competitors will also face a food challenge in Italy and search King Ludwig's quarters in the German castle that was the inspiration for the castle in "Sleeping Beauty." The new season debuts Sunday February 19th at 8pm. Here's a look at all eleven teams...

"Married Couple" Dave Brown Jr. and Rachel Brown
Dave is a 33-year-old U.S. Army officer and Rachel is a 30-year-old project manager. They are both from Madison, WI.

"Friends" William "Bopper" Minton and Mark Jackson
Bopper is a 41-year-old motorcycle mechanic and Mark is a 45-year-old state inspector. They're both from Manchester, KY.

"Federal Agents/Friends" Nary Ebeid and Jamie Graetz
Nary is 32-years-old and Jamie is 33-years-old. They both are federal agents from Los Angeles, CA.

"Engaged Couple" Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly
Brendon is a 31-year-old PhD student and Rachel is a 27-year-old event hostess. They are both from Westwood, CA

"Friends" Joey "Fitness" Lasalla and Danny Horal
Fitness is a 29-year-old trainer and supplement company owner from Whitestone, NY, and Danny is a 27-year-old nightclub promoter from Holbrook, NY.

"Sisters" Misa Tanaka and Maiya Tanaka
Misa is a 27-year-old car buyer and Maiya is a 25-year-old professional golfer. They are both from San Diego, CA.

"Married Clowns" Dave Gregg and Cherie Gregg
Dave and Cherie are both 44-year-old Ringling Bros. "ambassadors of laughter" from New Port Richey, FL

"Twin Brothers" Elliot Weber and Andrew Weber
Elliot is a 28-year-old musician from Scottsdale, AZ, and Andrew is a 28-year-old pro soccer player from Menlo Park, CA

"Cousins" Kerri Paul and Stacy Bowers
Kerri is a program coordinator and Stacy is self employed and a basketball wife. They're both 30-years-old & from Gulfport MS

"Dating Divorcees" Vanessa Macias and Ralph Kelley
Vanessa is a 31-year-old freelance writer and Ralph is a 36-year-old bar owner. They are both from San Antonio, TX.

"Border Patrol Agents/Friends" Art Velez & J.J. Carrell
Art is a 43-year-old from Temecula, CA and J.J. is a 42 year old from Carlsbad, CA. They are both border patrol agents.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

"Survivor 24: One World" Cast Revealed

CBS has officially revealed the identities of the 18 castaways competing on "Survivor 24: One World". As I reported back in October, this season's cast will be split into two tribes of men vs. women who will all live together on the same beach. There will be no Redemption Island and no returning castaways. There will also be no clues to the hidden immunity idols and if one tribe finds the other tribe's idol, they have to give it to someone from the opposing tribe. The new season debuts Wednesday February 15th at 8pm. Here's a look at all eighteen castaways...

Nina Acosta Retired Los Angeles Policewoman Clovis, CA 51

Jay Byars Model Gaffney, SC 25

Christina Cha Career Consultant West Hollywood, CA 29

Monica Culpepper Retired NFL Player's Wife Tampa, FL 41

Colton Cumbie College Student Monroeville, AL 21

Kat Edorsson Timeshare Rep Orlando, FL 22

Michael Jefferson Banker Seattle, WA 30

Leif Manson Phlebotomist San Diego, CA 27

Chelsea Meissner Medical Sales Charleston, SC 26

Kourtney Moon Motorcycle Repair Austin, Texas 29

Jonas Otsuji Sushi Chef Lehi, Utah 37

Bill Posley Stand-Up Comedian Venice, CA 28

Matt Quinlan Attorney San Francisco, CA 33

Alicia Rosa Special Ed Teacher Chicago, IL 25

Troy Robertson Swimsuit Photographer Miami, FL 50

Greg Smith Plastic Surgeon Houston, Texas 64

Kim Spradlin Bridal Shop Owner San Antonio, Texas 29

Sabrina Thompson High School Teacher New York, NY 33

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Emily Maynard is the New "Bachelorette"

ABC has confirmed what Reality Steve had already leaked: that 25 year old single mom and former fiance of Brad Womack, Emily Maynard will be "The Bachelorette". Rumor had it that Emily always wanted to be the "Bachelorette", but producers told her she had to appear on "The Bachelor" first. Brad ended up picking her last season and the two were briefly engaged before their relationship fell apart. Now Emily will have her pick of 25 men all competing for her heart. The new season begins filming in March in Emily's hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina and will air in late May.

What do you think of Emily being the new "Bachelorette"? Good choice or bad? Leave a comment & share your thoughts!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Full "Celebrity Apprentice 5" Cast Revealed

NBC has confirmed the identities of the eighteen new stars taking part in "Celebrity Apprentice 5". They are the exact same cast members I reported way back in October, when they were spotted taking part in their first task: selling sandwiches during lunchtime. Most of the cast aren't new to reality TV, in fact ten of them have appeared on other reality shows such as "Dancing with the Stars". What do you think of the new cast?

"Star Trek" Actor George Takei

Model/Actress Patricia Velasquez

"Twisted Sister" frontman Dee Snider

Model Cheryl Tiegs

"American Chopper" Star Paul Teutul Sr.

"Making the Band" singer Aubrey O'Day

Miss Universe 2008 Dayana Mendoza

Insult Comic Lisa Lampanelli

Magician/TV Host Penn Jillette

Comedian Arsenio Hall

Reality Star Victoria Gotti

Singer Debbie Gibson

"Real Housewife of New Jersey" Teresa Giudice

"Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno

Actress Tia Carrere

Comedian Adam Carolla

Singer Clay Aiken

IndyCar driver Michael Andretti