Sunday, April 29, 2012

"Best Friends" Bopper and Mark the Seventh Team Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 20"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 20" the third time wasn't the charm for best friends Bopper and Mark, as they once again arrived at the Pit Stop last and this time were eliminated from the race. The episode began with the five remaining teams continuing to race in Cochin, India. They were first instructed to travel to a nearby temple, where a Fast Forward awaited them. Rachel and Brendan decided to attempt the Fast Forward, but changed their minds when Rachel found out that she would have to shave her head. The teams were then instructed to make their way to Pattanacoir Mats and Matting, where they found a Roadblock. One team member had to spin 40 feet of rope made from coconut husks and then spool that rope onto a spindle. When the task was completed teams traveled to Fort Kochi and located a barber under a tree, who held a Detour. The choice of tasks was between properly decorating an elephant and then transporting 15 wheelbarrows full of manure to a nearby truck or filling 10 boxes with ginger that was correctly sifted & weighed and then stenciling labels onto the boxes. Art and J.J. were the only team to choose the ginger task, which tuned out to be much harder than the elephant one. Once again, Rachel and Dave completed all the tasks and arrived at the Pit Stop first, earning them $10,000 each. When Bopper and Mark were finally able to start the leg they had to complete their Speed Bump task, which consisted of painting a tiger on a local's belly. When the task was done, the guys decided to attempt the Fast Forward in the hopes that nobody else had done it and they could use it to catch up. Since Mark was already bald only Bopper had to shave his head, which he did and they were allowed to go straight to the Pit Stop. Alas, the other four teams had already checked in and the Kentucky boys were eliminated from the race. Next week the final four teams race through Japan and Hawaii en route to the Finish Line, where one team will win the $1 million prize!

Dayana Mendoza Fired on "Celeb Apprentice 5"

On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 5" model and former Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza became the thirteenth star fired by Donald Trump. The episode began with the teams learning that their new task was to create and perform a 90 second jingle promoting Good Sam's Roadside Assistance Program. Arsenio Hall was picked as project manager for Unanimous, while Dayana stepped up for the job on Forte. On Unanimous, Arsenio continued to have difficulty reigning in Aubrey and her constant need to take charge of the task. He ended up agreeing to her idea of a cheerleader theme for their presentation and a more current sounding jingle. Over on Forte, Lisa and Clay got frustrated having to explain various styles of music to project manager Dayana. They ended up choosing a '50s style song with Clay singing and Lisa doing the announcing. Once again, Dayana felt marginalized on her team and got into another argument with Lisa. After the Good Sam execs watched both presentations, the teams met up in the boardroom to see who had won. Before Trump revealed the winning team, Lisa attacked Dayana and said she was a horrible project manager and that she had no respect for her. To add insult to injury, Clay and even Aubrey from the other team agreed with Lisa and said Dayana should be fired. Trump then announced that the Good Sam execs preferred Arsenio's team over Dayana's, making his decision fairly easy. Since everyone thought Dayana failed as project manager, Trump had no choice but to fire her. Next week two more stars will be fired, leaving only three contestants left. Who do you hope makes it to the end?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Troy Robertson Voted Off "Survivor: One World"

On tonight's "Survivor 24: One World" 50 year old swimsuit photographer Troy "Troyzan" Robertson became the eleventh castaway voted off the show. The episode began with the castaways competing in the Reward Challenge, which consisted of filling out a questionnaire about their opinions of their tribemates and then guessing what the majority of the tribe answered. Each castaway who answered a question correctly was allowed to cut a section of rope holding up a doll of the castaway they wanted eliminated. After many rounds, Kim emerged the victor and was awarded a helicopter ride to another island for a picnic. She was allowed to bring two other castaways with her and she chose Alicia and Chelsea. Kat was upset with Kim's decision, as Kim had previously told her she would take her on a reward if she had the chance. At camp, Troyzan used the opportunity to show Kat that she was on the bottom of the women's alliance. The next day, the tribe competed in the Immunity challenge, which consisted of sliding across a slippery surface, collecting rope rings along the way and then tossing those rings onto a pole. The challenge came down to Kim versus Chelsea, with Kim once again taking the win. Back at camp, the women came up with a plan to split the vote between Troyzan and Christina, just in case Troyzan had a hidden immunity idol. When Troyzan got wind of the plan, he tried to sway one more girl into voting out Christina. Alas, at tribal council, the women stayed strong and their plan worked perfectly. Since Troyzan didn't have an idol, he was voted out 5-3 & became the fifth jury member. With Troyzan now gone, will the women vote out the last man standing or turn on one of their own? Tune in & find out

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Legendary Singer Gladys Knight the Fifth Celebrity Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars 14"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" results show singer Gladys Knight became the fifth celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday, the eight remaining contestants danced to famous Motown songs and then took part in a "Dance Marathon". Katherine Jenkins once again claimed the top spot on the judge's leaderboard with 39 points out of 40. Gladys Knight finished at the bottom with only 24 points. Tonight, when the viewer votes were added, it was Gladys and seventh place finisher Roshon Fegan who landed in the bottom two. They then competed in the Dance Duel, where both celebrities performed a jive simultaneously, before the judges decided who stayed and who went home. In the end, Roshon was declared the winner of the duel by a vote of 2-1 and Gladys was sent home. Next week the seven remaining stars will dance to classical songs and the bottom 2 will duel once again!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

"Best Friends" Bopper and Mark Avoid Elimination Again on "The Amazing Race 20"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 20" best friends William "Bopper" Minton and Mark Jackson avoided elimination again despite arriving last on this leg's Pit Stop. The episode began with the five remaining teams flying from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania to Cochin, India. When they landed the teams boarded a bus to Sacred Heart College, where a Roadblock awaited. One team member had to learn and perform a complicated Bollywood dance routine. Mark had trouble learning the dance, causing him and Bopper to plummet to last place. When the teams completed the task, they were instructed to make their way to the Indian Coffee Shop, where they faced a Detour. The choice of tasks was between participating in a game of cricket and hitting two balls past a boundary or properly driving a rickshaw around a training course without hitting any obstacles. Dave and Rachel flew through all the tasks and arrived at the Pit Stop first, earning them a trip for two to St. Lucia. Mark and Bopper, on the other hand, contemplated giving up during the dancing task, but ultimately decided to stick with it and finish the task. Unsurprisingly, the friends checked into the Pit Stop last, but were once again spared since it was another non-elimination leg. Can the Kentucky boys make another comeback and earn a place in the final four! Tune in next week and find out!

Penn Jillette Fired on "Celebrity Apprentice 5"

On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 5" magician Penn Jillette became the twelfth star fired by Donald Trump. The episode began with the teams learning that their new task was to create an in-store display and a signature slogan for Trump's new cologne Success. Aubrey O'Day was picked as project manager for Unanimous, while Clay Aiken stepped up for the job on Forte. On Unanimous, Aubrey relished her role as leader and took the reins on most of the creative decisions. On Forte, Clay decided to lead by consensus and listened to everyone's ideas, including Penn who came up with the slogan "You Earned It". Ironically, both teams designed similar displays that featured the cologne boxes as skyscrapers. Forte decided to add a large photo of Dayana posing with a man and the cologne. On Unanimous, Aubrey came up with the idea of taking a picture of Eric Trump and including his silhouette on the display. The teams then presented their displays to the Macy's executives, before the winner was decided. In the boardroom, Trump revealed that the execs liked aspects of both displays and also disliked aspects of them too. It was a close call, but in the end the judges awarded Aubrey's team the win. Trump had originally planned to give the winning PM $100,000 if he loved that team's display, but since the decision was so close he decided instead to give Aubrey $40,000 and everyone else $10,000 each. On Forte, project manager Clay decided to save Lisa from elimination, meaning Penn and Dayana would join him in the boardroom. Even though it was her sixth time being brought back, Trump felt Dayana shouldn't be fired since the execs loved her photo. Instead, he placed the blame on Penn because the execs hated the slogan he created. With that, Penn became the twelfth contestant fired by Donald. Now six celebrities remain, who will go home next?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Leif Manson Voted Off "Survivor 24: One World"

On tonight's "Survivor 24: One World" 27 year old phlebotomist Leif Manson became the tenth castaway voted off the show. The episode began with Troyzan upset with his fellow tribemates for turning on him and announcing to them that he was playing the game alone now. The next day, the castaways took part in the Survivor auction, where they were each given $500 and the opportunity to bid on various items. Alicia and Tarzan bought letters from home, Kim bought a shower and Troyzan bought an advantage at the next immunity challenge. Back at camp, Troyzan went looking for a hidden immunity idol, but didn't find one. He decided to stick a rock in his pocket instead and fake like he had found one, in the hopes that would create tension in the tribe. The next day, the castaways competed in the Immunity challenge, which was a replay of the coconut bounce/slingshot game from earlier this season. Troyzan used the advantage he bought at the auction and was able to jump straight to round two, where he was joined by Tarzan, Kim and Christina. Round two was won by Tarzan and Troyzan, who then faced off against each other in the third and final round. In the end, Troyzan pulled out a much needed win and was awarded the immunity necklace. Back at camp, Troyzan tried to convince Tarzan, Leif, Christina and Alicia to join him in voting out Kim. All four agreed that it was a good plan, but were worried about making such a big move. Chelsea and Kim, meanwhile, debated whether to vote out a non-threatening man or someone from their women's alliance. At tribal council, the girls and Tarzan stuck together and voted out Leif, making him the fourth member of the jury. Can Troyzan keep winning immunity and stay alive in the game? Tune in next week and see!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Singer/Songwriter Gavin DeGraw the Fourth Celebrity Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars 14"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" results show singer/ songwriter Gavin DeGraw became the fourth celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday, the nine remaining contestants took to the floor and performed Latin dances such as the salsa, samba and Argentine tango. Katherine Jenkins and William Levy tied for first place on the judge's leaderboard with 29 points each. Gavin DeGraw finished at the bottom with only 19 points. Tonight, when the viewer votes were added, it was Gavin and sixth place finisher Jaleel White who landed in the bottom 2. They then competed in the first ever Dance Duel, where both celebrities performed a cha cha simultaneously, before the judges decided who stayed and who went home. In the end, the judges all agreed that Jaleel won the duel and they sent home Gavin. Next week the eight remaining stars will dance to famous Motown songs and the bottom two will compete in another Dance Duel!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

"Federal Agents" Nary Ebeid and Jamie Graetz Eliminated from "The Amazing Race 20"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 20" federal agents and friends Nary Ebeid and Jamie Graetz became the sixth team eliminated from the race. The episode began with the six remaining teams continuing to race in Tanzania. They were instructed to travel down into the Ngorongoro Crater on a safari and find Hillary Clington's shop, where a Detour awaited them. The choice of tasks was between picking up a cart of nine empty water jugs, waiting in line at a well to fill their jugs and returning them to a nearby house or correctly repairing a flat tire on a bicycle using the local people's methods. When the task was completed teams traveled to the Jack Stelzer Pub and found a Double U-Turn, which let two teams make two other teams go back and complete the other Detour task. Art and J.J. decided to use the U-Turn on Rachel and Brendan, who then turned around and also used it on Vanessa and Ralph. Fortunately for those two teams, Nary and Jamie where still way behind and also had to complete a Speed Bump task, which consisted of properly setting up an art display by using a painting as a guide. Next up, the teams made their way to Margaret's Farm in Monduli where a Roadblock awaited them. One team member had to harvest 500 grams of honeycomb from an African bee hive. Bopper and Mark were the first team to complete all the tasks and make it to the Pit Stop first, earning them a trip for two to Hawaii. Both Rachel & Brendan and Vanessa & Ralph were able to overcome their U-Turns & checked in fourth and fifth, respectively. Nary and Jamie weren't so lucky, as they arrived at the Pit Stop last and were eliminated from the race. Now only five teams remain, who will be eliminated next?

Paul Teutul Sr. Fired on "Celebrity Apprentice"

On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 5" American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr. became the eleventh star fired by Donald Trump. The episode began with the teams learning that their new task was to put on an improv comedy skit featuring two original puppets for the "Stuffed and Unstrung" stage show. Trump also decided to even out the teams by moving Clay Aiken over to Forte. Lisa Lampanelli was picked as project manager for Forte, while Paul Teutul Sr. reluctantly accepted the job on Unanimous. On Forte Lisa decided to have Clay and herself be the puppeteers and Penn be the host of the show, leaving Dayana once again on the outs in her team. On Unanimous Paul gave over most of the creative decisions to the other team members since he wasn't very comfortable with the theme of the task. Right before the teams were about to put on their shows, Dayana and Lisa got into a huge argument which resulted in Dayana leaving the green room in tears. The team was able to compose themselves, however and they performed their show for the audience and the judges. After Unanimous also put on their skit, Trump met up with the show's directors to see who had won. In the boardroom, Trump revealed that the judges liked both team's shows, but preferred Forte's more. On Unanimous, project manager Paul decided to save Arsenio from elimination, even though the judges didn't love the puppet Arsenio created. The judges also said that Teresa broke many of the rules of improv by using negatives and denials. However, Donald mostly blamed Paul for the loss for not stepping up as project manager and being a very passive leader. Therefore, he had no choice but to fire him. Now only seven stars remain, who will be next to go?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jay Byars Voted Off "Survivor 24: One World"

On tonight's "Survivor 24: One World" 25 year old model Jay Byars became the ninth castaway voted off the show. The episode began with the castaways competing in a Do It Yourself Reward Challenge, where the players were randomly split into two teams and faced off against each other in a game of ladder toss. The team of Alicia, Jay, Kat, Tarzan and Troyzan won the challenge by scoring six points, compared to the other team's one point. They were awarded a boat trip to a secluded island to enjoy a local barbecue. During the reward, Jay made his case to Kat that Alicia needed to voted out next. Meanwhile, the other girls were back at camp coming up with a plan to get rid of either Jay or Troyzan next. The only girl who was a little apprehensive about that plan was Chelsea, who had promised Jay and Troyzan that she wouldn't vote them out. The next day, the tribe competed in the Immunity challenge, which consisted of holding your arm in the air for as long as you could to prevent a bucket of water from tipping over and dumping on your head. Periodically, Jeff came by with various treats to tempt the players into dropping out of the challenge. One by one the castaways gave up, until only Leif and Chelsea remained. After Chelsea promised Leif he would be safe, Leif dropped out and Chelsea was awarded immunity. Back at camp, Troyzan started getting worried that the women were going to turn on him and Jay, so he decided to hedge his bets and play his hidden idol. Jay still thought they had nothing to worry about and advised him against it. The girls, meanwhile, decided to cover their bases by splitting the vote between Troyzan and Jay. At tribal council, Troyzan did indeed play his idol even though he ended up getting only two votes. That meant the girls' five votes for Jay were more than enough to send him home and he became the third member of the jury. Does Troyzan have any hope left in the game or is he dead man walking? Tune in next week to find out!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TV Host Sherri Shepherd the Third Celebrity Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars 14"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" results show comedienne and TV host Sherri Shepherd became the third celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday, the ten remaining contestants took to the floor and danced to famous rock songs. After her dance, Melissa Gilbert had to be taken to the hospital because she was suffering from whiplash and a mild concussion. When all was said and done, NFL player Donald Driver claimed the top spot on the judge's leaderboard with a 27 out of 30. Gladys Knight finished at the bottom with only 20 points. Tonight, however, when the viewer votes were added it was second place finisher Roshon and ninth place finisher Sherri who landed in the bottom 2. Finally, it was Sherri who garnered the least support and was eliminated from the competition. Next week the nine remaining stars will perform Latin dances and the bottom two will compete in a Dance Duel where the judges will decide who stays & who goes!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

"Federal Agents" Nary and Jamie Avoid Elimination on "The Amazing Race 20"

On tonight's "Amazing Race 20" federal agents and friends Nary Ebeid and Jamie Graetz avoided elimination despite arriving last on this leg's Pit Stop. The episode began with the six remaining teams flying from Baku, Azerbaijan to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. At the airport, Art & J.J. and Vanessa & Ralph ganged up on Rachel & Brendan after Brendan bumped into Ralph and allegedly gave him the finger. Art & J.J. also confronted Nary & Jamie about their real occupations. They told the federal agents that they knew they weren't really kindergarten teachers, but Nary & Jamie wouldn't come clean with the truth. When the teams landed in Tanzania, they signed up for one of three flights to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where a Detour awaited. The choice of tasks was between biking to a Masai warrior's camp and participating in a local custom by jumping up and down for a minute or biking to a different camp and throwing two Masai weapons at a moving target. Unsurprisingly, the jumping task turned out to be the much easier choice. When the task was completed, teams drove to the Simba Campsite where they had to set up an elaborate and structurally secure tent and bush shower. Rachel & Dave where the first team to correctly build the tent and they arrived at the Pit Stop first, earning them a trip for two to Costa Rica. Nary & Jamie had trouble setting up the tent, causing them to check into the Pit Stop last. Fortunately for them, it was a non-elimination leg and they were still in the race. Can the federal agents overcome their Speed Bump and stay in the game? Tune in next week to find out!

Lou Ferrigno Fired on "Celebrity Apprentice 5"

On tonight's "Celebrity Apprentice 5" actor Lou Ferrigno became the tenth star fired by Donald Trump. The episode began with the teams learning that their new task was to create a 60-second commercial promoting the Entertainment.com website. Aubrey O'Day decided to rejoin her team after she stormed out of the boardroom last week. Teresa Giudice was picked as project manager for Unanimous, while Dayana Mendoza nominated herself as PM of Forte. Unanimous decided to put their bickering behind them and came up with a somewhat risque ad featuring a prim and proper Paul Teutul Sr. as a father misinterpreting what his daughter was doing in the bedroom. Forte, on the other hand, decided to go a safer route and shot a commercial showing a couple using the website in various stages of their relationship. Over on Unanimous, everyone got along surprisingly well considering Audrey and Arsenio's huge fight last week. The same couldn't be said for Forte, where Lisa continued to feel that Lou was useless and contributed nothing to their team. After the Entertainment.com execs watched both commercials, the teams met up in the boardroom to see who had won. Before Trump revealed the winning team, Lisa and Lou got into a heated argument about Lisa calling Lou a "f***ing loser" after last week's task. Lou also said he liked the other team's commercial better after they were both aired in the boardroom. When the tension finally simmered down, Trump revealed that the execs liked both ads but preferred Unanimous' more. On Forte, project manager Dayana chose Lisa and Lou to join her in the final boardroom. Trump didn't think Dayana was a very strong PM, but was more upset by Lou's disloyalty to his team and ended up firing him. Now only eight stars remain, who will be fired next?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Michael Jefferson Voted Off "Survivor 24"

On tonight's "Survivor 24: One World" 30 year old banker Michael Jefferson became the eighth castaway voted off the show. The episode began with Jay and Troyzan discussing the fact that they needed to make sure a girl went home next, so that the men still had a fighting chance. Later, the castaways competed in the Reward challenge, where they were split into two teams and had to slide down an enormous water slide. Once they got to the bottom, they ran into the ocean and grabbed five large crates out of the water. Finally, the castaways used the pieces in those crates to complete a puzzle. It was a close challenge, but in the end the team of Michael, Kim, Sabrina, Leif, and Christina pulled out the win. They were awarded a 7-Up sponsored barbeque featuring burgers, steaks, salads and of course 7-Up. During the reward, Kim and Sabrina made a plan for the women to stick together and vote out Mike next. When they returned to camp, Kim put her plan into motion by telling Troyzan that Michael wants him out. Troyzan fell for it hook, line and sinker and said he had no problem voting out Mike. The next day, the castaways competed in the Immunity challenge, which consisted of walking across a balance beam while transferring bags of puzzle pieces that are looped around twisted, knotted ropes. The first four players to complete the challenge moved onto round two, which had the castaways using said pieces to solve a very hard puzzle. Kim got off to an early lead, but Jay made a come from behind victory, earning him the immunity necklace. Back at camp, the women debated whether to make a big move and vote out Mike or sate the guys and vote out Christina. At tribal council, everyone except for Tarzan, Leif, Alicia and Christina decided to blindside Michael, making him the second jury member. Do the men have any chance of sticking around or will the women continue to pick them off one by one?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Soap Star Jack Wagner the Second Celebrity Voted Off "Dancing with the Stars 14"

On tonight's "Dancing with the Stars" results show soap star Jack Wagner became the second celebrity voted off the show. Yesterday, the eleven remaining contestants performed dances that represented the most memorable year in their lives. Once again, Katherine Jenkins claimed the top spot on the judge's leaderboard with a 29 out of 30. Five celebrities tied for last place with 24 points: Sherri Shepherd, Jack Wagner, Gladys Knight, Gavin DeGraw and Melissa Gilbert. Tonight, when the viewer votes were added, it was Jack who garnered the least support and was eliminated from the competition. Next week the ten stars will dance to famous rock songs and one more will be sent home!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Debbie Gibson and Dee Snider Both Fired, Aubrey O'Day Walks Off on "Celeb Apprentice"

On tonight's 3 hour "Celebrity Apprentice 5" pop singer Debbie Gibson and rock star Dee Snider were both fired by Donald Trump, while Aubrey O'Day walked off the show. The episode began with the teams learning that their next task was to create and sell a celebrity styled guidebook of New York City. Dee Snider was picked as project manager for the men, while Teresa Giudice stepped up on the women's team. The men all raised significant amounts of money by calling their rich friends, except for Arsenio Hall whose sole check from Jay Leno didn't arrive in time to be counted. The women also raised a lot of money, but Aubrey and Debbie raised the least. When the task was over, Donald called in his friend Regis Philbin to decide which team made the better guidebook. Regis liked aspects of both guidebooks, but ultimately chose the women's team, awarding them a $35,000 bonus. In the boardroom, Trump informed the teams that even with the bonus money added, the women still lost the challenge by a mere $14. Project manager Teresa picked Debbie and Dayana to bring back to the boardroom, even though Aubrey had raised the least amount of money. That forced Trump to target the second lowest fund raiser and ultimately fire Debbie. The next day, Trump decided to mix up the teams by putting Aubrey and Teresa on the men's team and Penn, Dee and Lou on the women's team. He then told them that their next task was to stage a presentation and create a box promoting the Walk with Walgreen's project. Arsenio Hall was picked as project manger of the new Unanimous, while Lou Ferrigno was chosen on the new Forte. Unanimous decided to stage a game show as their presentation, and create a box with their faces and quotes on it. Forte came up with the idea of showcasing all the things you could do while walking and created a box with some examples written on it. After the executives watched both presentations, the teams met up in the boardroom to see who won. Before Trump revealed the winning team, Arsenio and Aubrey got into a heated argument about Aubrey not acting like a team player. Ironically, Arsenio's team won and he was awarded $50,000 for his charity. Aubrey was so upset with her team that she stormed into the elevator and walked off the show. Over on Forte, Lou picked Dayana and Dee to bring back with him to the boardroom. Even though Lou was project manager, Trump placed most of the blame for the loss on Dee since he was in charge of creating the box. The Walgreen's execs hated the box, so Trump had no choice but to fire Dee. Now the question is "Is Aubrey really gone for good"? Tune in next week to find out!