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Heidi Got Nekkid and Project Runway Comes Back

Posted by Diana in Project Runway, Uncategorized

July 14th, 2011, 10:44 AM

Project Runway Season 9: Look at all these people!

Didn’t you know? Haven’t you seen the advertisements? Heidi Klum is so excited about (or scared of) Project Runway Season 9 (!!) that she took her clothes off! All her clothes fell off! She’s been a model for so long that it shouldn’t be that newsworthy, but maybe Lifetime is trying to tap into the male market (or lesbian, for that matter). Or maybe Project Runway just needed a bit of a kick in the pants. Or maybe, y’know, Heidi just felt like it. It’s her show! She can do what she wants!

We already know Our Lady of the K Kim Kardashian will be a guest judge, but what we didn’t know (up ’til now) was anything about the contestants. Problem solved, people! Problem solved. Lifetime has announced the cast! Despite a dearth of people from Northern California, it looks like a fun bunch. Another twist this year: they’ll start with twenty (20) and cut 4 in the very first episode! Crafty, Heidi, but way to pad the running time!

The starting twenty are (recognize any names or faces?):

- Amanda Perna, 25. Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Resides in: New York City.
- Anthony Ryan Auld, 28. Hometown: Linden, Texas; Resides in: Baton Rouge, La.
- Anya Ayoung-Chee, 29. - Hometown/resides: Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
- Becky Ross, 38. Hometown: Calumet, Mich.; Resides in: Portland, Ore.
- Bert Keeter, 57. Hometown: Washington, D.C.; Resides in: Los Angeles.
- Bryce Black, 26. Hometown: Twin Falls, Idaho; Resides in: Portland, Ore.
- Cecilia Motwani, 34. Hometown: Cordoba, Argentina; Resides in: Woodside, N.Y.
- Danielle Everine, 26 - Hometown/resides: Minneapolis.
- David Chum, 29. Hometown: Merong, Battaan, Philippines; Resides in: Boston.
- Fallene Wells, 29. Hometown: Las Vegas; Resides in: Denver.
- Gunnar Deatherage, 21. Hometown: La Grange, Ky.; Resides in: Louisville, Ky.
- Joshua McKinley, 25. Hometown: Cleveland; Resides in: New York City
- Joshua Christensen, 29. Hometown: Snohomish, Wash.; Resides in: Los Angeles.
- Julie Tierney, 35. Hometown: Baton Rouge, La.; Resides in: Grand Junction, Colo.
- Kimberly Goldson, 35. Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Resides in: White Plains, Md.
- Laura Kathleen , 26. Hometown/resides: St. Louis.
- Olivier Green, 22. Hometown: International; Resides in: New York City
- Rafael Cox, 27. Hometown: Alamogordo, N.M.; Resides in: Atlanta.
- Serena da Conceicao, 31. Hometown: Kingston, N.Y.; Resides in: Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Viktor Luna, 30 - Hometown: Guadalajara, Mexico; Resides in: New York City.

Looks like plenty of prima donnas, hipsters, divas, and assholes! Just like every season, eh? Gawker broke a nice story yesterday about Anya Ayoung-Chee, also known as Miss Trinidad and Tobago 2008, who competed in the Miss Universe pageant, and had a sex tape scandal! Not just any sex tape scandal, a girl-on-girl, indignant ex-boyfriend sex tape scandal! Fascinating stuff! Nothing big has broken about any of the other contestants, although I do hope that grandpa Bert Keeter kicks major keister and shows the youngsters what-for. Yeah!

Project Runway returns Thursday, July 28th, at 9pm on Lifetime (formerly Television for Women, now Television for Women, and Men Who Love Reality Shows about Fashion).

Rumors & Lies

Posted by Diana in celebrity gossip

February 17th, 2011, 04:20 PM

Let’s catch up on the world!  Paris Hilton turns 30 years old today, and her boyfriend got her a $375,000 yellow Lexus. But wait, what’s that on Paris’ back?  Hey, it’s a mic pack! Why is Paris Hilton wearing a mic pack, one might wonder? Because she has a reality show (still unnamed) debuting soon on Oxygen, The Channel for Women but Only Sometimes and Only Certain Women. So did he really buy it for her, or is it some sort of Oxygen reality show leased marketing tie-in? Rumor has it that her burlesque/brothel/Moulin Rouge-themed birthday party was also for the benefit of her show, which is meant to show that her life is serious now. Paris, all I can say is, the more things change the more they stay the same. Kisses, bitches!

Contrary to reports, Kourtney Kardashian and boyfriend Scott “American Psycho” Disick are not engaged. They laugh at your hopes and dreams! Silly people, to think Kourtney’s manager/mom Kris Kardashian would agree to her engagement sans some sort of exclusive spin-off television show or photo shoot! The nerve! Meanwhile, the fake news caused Kim to fake cry into her fake Cheerios. Why won’t anyone ever love her?! Cheer up, buttercup! I hear you’re looking for love in New York! Maybe the season finale of Kourtney & Kim Take New York will feature Kim getting a shot at love (but not with Tila Tequila, ’cause, gross)!

And, to tie it all together, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian are friends again! The reality stars met up at a Grammy after party in L.A., where Paris apologized for being a beeyotch, and Kim accepted.  The feud (which may have been all Paris) began last August, when Kim ignored and publicly mocked Paris at a Las Vegas party. Paris is quite aware that Kim is not only more famous at this point, but also has less reason to be! I know–I didn’t think it was possible either! BFF 4 LIF!

I can’t help but share this nugget of wisdom from Charlie Sheen, who is clearly qualified to give advice, to Lindsay Lohan: “Work on your impulse control… just try and think things through a little bit before you do them.” From your lips, Charlie. From your lips.

Simon Cowell’s Really Big Comeback

Posted by BRADY in American Idol

February 7th, 2011, 05:39 PM

Get those tiny, tight T-Shirts ironed Simon, you’re headed back to TV!

Although leading into this season of American Idol most of the conversation focused on how the show would survive without Simon Cowell, the headlines quickly switched to the on-air antics of new judge Steven Tyler, who didn’t try to fill Simon’s shoes with over the top criticism but instead focused on weirdly singing with contestants and flirting with any female he laid his eyes on. Few articles about the show are even mentioning Simon Cowell, and you know who doesn’t like that? Simon Cowell. Not sure if you’ve noticed, but the guy likes attention.

So Simon took one of the most watched television events in the country, the Super Bowl, to deliver a message: forget about that old show, cause I’m back, and I brought a big chunk of Fox’s production budget. In what Cowell and crew are calling the biggest prize in TV history, the winner of his new show the The X Factor will win a $5 million recording contract (which means, of course, they have to sell their soul to Simon Cowell for eternity). With a prize that huge, it’s clear Fox is banking on this show to be a monster hit, and if the UK version is anything to base performance on it certainly will be.

The major difference between this show and American Idol, and what will probably help it garner even bigger ratings, is that they are looking for raw talent over anything else. No need to fit into the rigid age restrictions of American Idol, anyone 12 and over can enter and possibly win the prize of a lifetime. You know what that means: cute tweens and adorable old people singing! Those are surefire hits right away! And after Susan Boyle became a sensation from the UK X Factor is seems even less than attractive people stand a chance! Older people who don’t look like Hollywood actors and pop starlets succeeding based on actual talent? This doesn’t sound like American TV to me!

Watch the teaser for Simon’s new talent show, The X Factor, below:

Like Teen Wolf, But Less Cool

Posted by Diana in 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

December 21st, 2010, 11:16 AM

Teen Wolf knows how to rock

Remember Teen Wolf, that fantastic film featuring Michael J. Fox?  Remember how awesome it was?  How enthralling, entertaining, and uplifting?  And it was followed by the slightly less awesome, but still entertaining, Teen Wolf Too, starring Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman.  Well, keep that happy feeling in mind, because, if you haven’t heard, MTV has announced a “new” series called Teen Mom 2, a spin-off of Teen Mom, which is (ovb) a spin-off of 16 and Pregnant.  It will feature four girls from the second season of 16 and Pregnant, all of them memorable for one reason or another.  MTV ran an hour long intro to Teen Mom 2 last night, recapping what each girl went through as she transitioned from pregnant teen to teen mom.

Who can forget Jenelle Evans?  She was a hosebeast to her mom and completely ignored her son, but she must have no shame and be hard up for some cash (these girls can make upwards of $60k a year!).  Seems that Jenelle’s mother decides to fight her for custody–and rightly so, as her mom seems to do all the childcare!  We’ll also follow Chelsea Houska and daughter Aubree (adorable, but destined to be a stripper).  Chelsea has not only gotten back together with verbally abusive baby daddy Adam Lind, but moved in with him as well!  Do I need to send you a copy of that horrific text message, Chelsea?  That guy is Bad News.  Leah Messer, she of twin girls Aliannah and Aleeah, has to deal with one of her babies’ serious medical condition.  On the upside, it looks as though she and baby daddy Corey Simms get hitched.  And she has blonde hair–not a good look.  Corey did seem like quite a good guy on their episode of 16 and Pregnant, so I hope to find their segments the least, um, awkward.  The fourth and final mom is Kailyn Lowry, she of the depressing home life, uplifting baby daddy’s mama (her sort of mother in law?), and juvenile baby daddy.  She and Jo Rivera (baby daddy) have broken up, and Kail now lives with son Isaac in the Rivera family’s basement.  I’m definitely interested in her, as she’s been through a lotta life in her tender years, but is pretty resilient.  Catch a quick preview on   Teen Mom 2 premieres January 11th at 10pm on MTV.  Holla!

As for my current favorite viewing, I encourage everyone to check out The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.  At last week’s dinner party, Kyle Richards went at it with Camille Grammer’s friend, real-life medium Allison DuBois, upon whom the show Medium was based (and, conveniently, produced by Kelsey Grammer’s production company!).  It was epic.  Take a look:

What does it take to be on TLC?

Posted by ERIN in TLC

March 12th, 2010, 10:01 AM

Doesn’t seem like it takes much to get on TLC (formerly known as The Learning Channel) these days.  Little people, brides, parents with litters of children, chefs, and persons with unfortunate medical maladies all have their place in the sun, and multiple chances to let it all hang out.  Why the fascination, TLC?  A little person chef with sextuplets and a fiancé with leprosy would be the perfect star of a TLC show.  Jon and Kate Plus Eight has nothing on that! 

Seriously, have you looked at TLC’s castings recently?  All the shows about little people: Little People, Big World (the first of little people programming), The Little Chocolatiers, The Little Couple, Our Little Life—not to mention all the one-off medical shows they have about little people.  I don’t really understand the fascination.  Little People, Big Worldsure.  That show’s been on for about a billion years.  Even The Little Couple, ok, obvious spinoff of Little People, Big World. But The Little Chocolatiers?  Really?  I mean, really? Shark, consider yourself jumped.  Perhaps TLC now stands for The Little Channel.

It’s all extremes—little people, hugenormous families (hello, Duggars and 19 Kids and Counting, I am not only looking at you but boring holes into you with my laser eyes), medical issues, women who don’t know they’re pregnant.  And speaking of I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant, there are a LOT of women in this country who don’t know when they’re pregnant!  At least once a week, The Soup will show a clip of this show, and it’s almost always a woman who thinks she’s constipated tand trying to poop, and out pops a baby.  Like magic!

Currently casting (OMG, multiples, bridal shows, lifestyle shows?! What’s getting canceled?  No more midget shows?!) for all kinds of ridiculous things (except Toddlers & Tiaras—they probably have plenty of applicants).  Are you expecting multiples?  Bam—you’ve got a show.  Found an accidental fortune?  Bam.  Show.  Getting married? BAM!  Multiple shows!

Who wants to be on television?  Let’s get famous!

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