Friday, August 31, 2012

"AMERICA'S NEXT top model: College Edition" 8/31

For at least this season, all challenges & Photo Shoots will be graded; only each week's fan vote comes into play on the PSes. The winner of each challenge has $10K put in their scholarship bank, but only "ANTM" will get to keep their bank. Also, each Best Photo winner will get to stay in The Tyra Suite inside the sorority house.

Runway Challenge inside Club Eden in L.A.:
The TTS key will also be awarded to the winner of this.


Order:

1. Kiara
2. Jessie
3. Destiny
4. Nastasia
5. Leila
6. Brittany
7. Kristin
8. Darian
9. Laura
10. Maria
11. Yvonne
12. Allyssa
13. Victoria

Scores:

WINNER- Yvonne (10)
T2. Brittany & Nastasia (9)
T3. Darian & Kiara (8)
T4. Allyssa & Victoria (7)
8. Maria (6)
T9. Leila, Laura & Destiny (5)
TIED FOR LAST- Kristin & Jessie (4)

For at least this week, P'Trique (a man who's dressed as a fashion "it" girl on The Platform via YouTube) orally says their Tyra Mail.


FIRST PS:
The girls have gotta pose like the deer mug shots.

Photographer: Shenae Grimes (also an actress)

Order:

1. Victoria
2. Yvonne
3. Nastasia
4. Brittany
5. Kristin
6. Laura
7. Jessie
8. Darian
9. Maria
10. Allyssa
11. Destiny
12. Leila
13. Kiara

FINAL SCORES:

1. Yvonne: THREE SIXES (Kelly/Tyra/Rob) + 5.8 = 33.8
2. Kiara: 7/7/8/4.3 = 34.3
3. Jessie: 4/5/4/5.37 = 22.4
4. Laura: 8/9/8/6 = 36
5. Maria: 5/6/6/5.1 = 28.1
6. Leila: SWEEP FOR BP + 5.4 = 40.4
7. Darian: 5/6/5/4.9 = 28.9
8. Brittany: 9/7/6/5.3 = 36.3
9. Kristin: 9/8/7/6.7 = 34.7
10. Alyssa: 5/9/6/5.1 = 32.1
11. Victoria: 5/8/6/5.2 = 31.2
12. Nastasia: 7/8/8/4.6 = 36.6
13. Destiny: 6/6/5/4.9 = 26.9- JESSIE OUT

Harvey talk show note clarification

Steve Harvey's syndicated talk show debuts in most markets on September 4th (although WRIC doesn't start airing it in my area until September 10th).

Various sources contributed to this report.

Another "Millionaire" Halloween Week update

A fourth lifeline has been added to that week of shows called The Crystal Ball, where you can see the amount behind a question.

Source: Buzzerblog

"American Idol" judging update

It appears there will be two male & two female judges on the panel next season, but Randy Jackson ISN'T expected to be one of them.

Source: Zap2it.com

"project RUNWAY" 8/30

Challenge #7: Design an evening dress for the 10-season Lord & Taylor "project RUNWAY" collection, w/ each mannequin designed by a former contestant. The winning look will also be featured in the stores' windows.
Guest Judge: Bonnie Brooks (L & T president)
Spotlighted Designers: Jay McCarroll (S1), Nick Verreos (S2), Uli Herzner (S3), Chris March (S4), Korto Momolu (S5), Gordana Gelhausen (S6), Seth Aaron Henderson (S7), Mondo Guerra (S8) & Bert Keeter (S9)

DESIGNATED RUNWAY SONG:
"Don't Think I'm Not" by Kandi


1. Fabio: Lacee Teel, Kyler Manjone, Brittany Bass, Eyen Chorm, Alexis Broker, Katie Nelson, Aubrey Wilder, Kristin Kagay, Ashley Galvan, Aubree Storm, Taylor Wright & Krystal Stinnett

2. Melissa: Hannah Herreid, Jasmine Costa, Jessamine Kelley, Lenka Dayrit, Katie Sticksel, Keely Comstock, Darian Ellis, Clarice Ordaz, Aubree Storm, Cassidy Lutz & Lacey Ogburn
3. Gunnar: Lauren Way, Karol Marie, Eden Viza, Sveta Glebova, Valeria Leonova, Nicole LaLiberte, Kiara Belen, Eliana Girard, Noelle Marsh, Nikki Lee & Andrea Neff
4. Elena: Sarah Goolden, Sonika Shankar, Meghan Giffin, Ashley Lacamp, Holly Ridings, Jourdana Phillips, Nastasia Scott, Lindsay Arnold, Kayla Kalbfleisch, Mikaela Foster & Lisa Clarke
5. Christopher: Claudia Ruff, Sashalee Pallagi, Sonia Niekrasz, Rose Cook, Lisa Blades, Megan Raloff, Allyssa Vuelma, Melanie Moore, Ashley Everett, Morgan Thompson & Veronica Yates
6. Alicia: Elaina Williams, Mayra Rosario, Alejandra Mancia, Brittany Oldehoff, Allison Gingerich, Natasha Overin, Laura James, Caitlynn Lawson, Hannah Douglass, Tay Stowe & Niki Dunkum
7. Sonjia: Alexandra Wynne, Tatiana Pallagi, Kerstin Lechner, Karin Agstam, Kasey Ashcraft, Brandie Bowman, Destiny Strudwick, Amelia Lowe, Christina Glur, Kristen Bellini & Jessica Brooks
8. Ven: Bianca Alexander, Courtney O'Connor, Karli Babcock, Erika Kimberly Jones, Celine Chua, Sabrina Gardner, Victoria Henley, Melinda Sullivan, Rachele Smith, Caroline Halmi & Ashley Kirby
9. Dmitry: Ali Cosgrove, Alex Spencer, Taylor Dean McCauslund, Cassie Dzienny, Kalyn Hemphill, Shinae Youn, Maria Tucker, Witney Carson, Kim Gingras, Grace Lovio & Kristen Epps

WINNER-
Christopher (2nd two-time winner this season)(Runners-up: Fabio, Melissa & Elena)

BOTTOM TWO- Alicia & Gunnar

NO ELIMINATION

"Beat the Chefs" 8/30

#1: Lunch Ladies (high school cooks from TX)- Alyssa, Stacy & Adrienne Nelson (head cook)
DISH: Lasagna (1:15)

LL's V: Tex-Mex lasagna w/ ground beef, chorizo, corn, re-fried beans, chipotle seasoning, shredded cheese, salsa & guacamole

CV: Italian open-faced ravioli lasagna w/ sausage/radicchio ragout & a blend of Italian cheeses (they originally included a Mediterranean-inspired ricotta but dropped it from their recipe late)

Guest Judge:
Julie Powell (who was recently played by Amy Adams)


#2: Lick My Chops (OH)- Beth Christof (head cook), sister-in-law Dawn & niece Emily

DISH: Lamb chops & potatoes

LMC's V: Asian-marinated lamb chops w/ garlic & rosemary mashed potatoes w/ sour cream & butter & a grilled Caesar salad

CV: Rosemary & Jalapeno cornbread-encrusted lamb chops w/ bacon & cheddar potato cake & a frozen watermelon salad w/ radish, mint & olive oil 

WINNERS
- LL

"The Next" 8/30

LOCALE: The Paramount Theatre in NY

A-Wall (who has written songs for R. Kelly & Glenn Lewis)(John): "Sexy Love" by Ne-Yo

Baiyu (actress/musician)(Nelly): "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Fergie
Frankie Z. (Joe): "In My Head" by Jason Derulo
Ali Brustofski (who has 14M+ hits online)(Gloria): "When I Look at You" by Miley Cyrus
John & Nelly: "American Woman" by The Guess Who (later re-done by Lenny Kravitz)

WINNER- Ali

Thursday, August 30, 2012

"Big Brother" 8/30

VOTE-OFF #7: By a vote of 4-1 on Day 55...BRITNEY'S GONE TO THE JURY. Ian was the only one that didn't vote for her.

HoH Competition #7
("Soak Up the Sun"): The houseguests need to hang onto a rope for as long as they can over a giant Sun. The first to fall off gets to open the box next to Shane...& by a 51-49% vote, you at-home folks decided a punishment will be inside instead of a reward.


1. Joe (two minutes)- MUST WEAR HULA HOOP & DANCE W/ IT EVERY TIME THE HOUSE SOUNDS THE REVILLE ALARM FOR 24 HOURS
2. Jenn (five min.)(just as the credits were rolling)

WTVR staying on DirecTV

DirecTV, WTVR & Local TV, LLC have apparently struck a new retransmission deal, as I don't see the alert notice next to those channel lists on my episode guide.

"The Pyramid"- SNEAK PREVIEW

TONIGHT'S STARS: Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy") & Jai Rodriguez ("Malibu Country")

Contestants:

Steven (Nantucket, NY)- Lifeguard
Ellen (Culver City)- Stay-at-home mom who participated in the Olympic Torch Relay

(Notes: There actually is an announcer. Also, there's a new rendition of the '80s "Tunin' Up" theme.)


First Maingame Categories:
OH ME, OH MILEY, DEAD MEN WALKING, Z END OF THE WORD, 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE AWESOME, KEEP ON MOVING & TEARING AT THE SEAMS


(Note: The categories are white text on a dark red background, as are the scoreboards & timers.)


R1:


Chandra & Steven: Z END OF THE WORD (these are words that end in Z)

WORDS: QUIZ, JAZZ, BUZZ, WALTZ, QUARTZ, KLUTZ, RITZ & QUARTZ (:02 left)($15K)

(Note: There's a "7 out of 7" graphic.)


Jai & Ellen: OH ME, OH MILEY (things associated w/ Miley Cyrus)

WORDS: SINGING, HANNAH MONTANA, TATTOO, TWITTER, BILLY RAY, FIANCE & PAPARAZZI (6)

R2:


Steven & Chandra: 3 STRIKES AND YOU'RE AWESOME (things you might see at a bowling alley)

WORDS: A LANE, AN ARCADE (she passed just before saying it, but it counts), BEER, A JUKEBOX, A SNACK BAR, A SPARE & A LEAGUE (:03 left)($20K)

Ellen & Jai: TEARING AT THE SEAMS (types of fabric)

WORDS: WOOL, SILK, COTTON, DENIM, VELVET & NYLON (11)

FR:


Jai & Ellen: KEEP ON MOVING (different ways people get around)

WORDS: A SCOOTER, A CAMEL, THE SUBWAY, A VAN & A CABLE CAR (14)

Chandra & Steven: DEAD MEN WALKING (things associated w/ "The Walking Dead")

WORDS: BLOOD, ATLANTA, ZOMBIES, APOCALYPSE, SURVIVOR, DEPUTY & A COMIC BOOK (19; Chandra said "book" as the buzzer sounded)

$20K WC:


$100: THINGS ON A HAMBURGER: LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONIONS, MEAT, CHEESE

$200: "WHAT A STAMP MIGHT SAY": "Lick me please & put me on this letter"
$300: THINGS YOU LIGHT: A CANDLE, MY LIFE
$400: JULIA ROBERTS MOVIES: "PRETTY WOMAN"
$500: FOODS YOU SPREAD: SANDWICH & MAYONNAISE
$750: THINGS YOU TUCK: YOUR BRA STRAP, UNDERWEAR, BELT, SHIRT, A TAIL- WIN W/ :04 LEFT!

He now has $21K in his pockets so far!


(Notes: Like the '80s, the WC money value cards are yellow on red. Also, when the WC is won, the amount won's displayed on our screens & shines, while the top of the WC board alternates between the amount won & "WINNER".)


Second Maingame Categories:
I'LL BE THE JUDD OF THAT, JUST PLANE FOLKS, INDEPENDENCE DAY, CHARM SCHOOL, NOT WITHOUT MY BINKIE & WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU


R1:


Chandra & Ellen: CHARM SCHOOL (things considered to be lucky)
WORDS: A PENNY, SEVEN, A RAINBOW, A WISHBONE, A LADYBUG, A HORSESHOE & A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER (6; Chandra said "leaf")(:02 left)


Jai & Steven: INDEPENDENCE DAY (words used in The Declaration of Independence)

WORDS: LIBERTY, CROWN, EARTH, HAPPINESS, NATURE, COLONIES & EQUAL (6)

R2:


Ellen & Chandra: NOT WITHOUT MY BINKIE (things you pack in a baby's diaper bag)

WORDS: A BOTTLE, WIPES, LOTION, A BLANKET, A PACIFIER, A ONESIE & A TOY (:07 left)(13)($15K)

Steven & Jai: WHAT CAN BROWN DO FOR YOU (brown foods)
WORDS: CHOCOLATE, BEANS, MUSHROOMS, COOKIES, ALMONDS, RICE & CARAMEL (:07 left)(13)($15K)

R3:


Ellen & Chandra: JUST PLANE FOLKS (people who work in or around an airport)

WORDS: A PILOT, A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, A JANITOR, A CAB DRIVER (Ellen said "drives"), AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER & A BAGGAGE HANDLER (18)

Steven & Jai: I'LL BE THE JUDD OF THAT (words in Judd Apatow movie titles)

WORDS: FUNNY, BROTHERS, PINEAPPLE, VIRGIN, BRIDESMAIDS, ANCHORMAN & ENGAGEMENT (19)

Ellen leaves w/ $500.


$15K WC:
Steven's giving the clues this time & he could leave w/ $36.5K if this goes well enough.


$100: TYPES OF OIL: CRUDE, MOTOR, OLIVE

$200: LOUD PLACES: A CONCERT, A ROCK CONCERT
$300: WHY YOU TAKE MEDICINE: BECAUSE YOU DON'T FEEL WELL, BECAUSE YOU HAVE A TUMMYACHE, BECAUSE THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU, BECAUSE THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU NEED IT
$400: "WHAT JENNIFER GARNER MIGHT SAY": "Um, I used to be the star of 'Alias" & I was married to Scott Foley"
$500: PEOPLE WHO WEAR GLOVES: CHILD, SKIER, SNOWBOARDER, A LADY

$750: THINGS THAT ARE WIDE: OPEN SPACES, A HIGHWAY, THREE-LANE HIGHWAY

Steven finishes w/ $22.5K. Rob George's the director.


EPISODE RATING: 8

"The American Bible Challenge" 8/30

THIS WEEK'S TEAMS: Joshua's Place, Judson's Legacy & Horns of Jericho

R1:
MY TWEET LORD


1. "My bro is driving me nuts. Thinks he's better than me. #ImNotMyBrothersKeeper"- Cain, Caleb, Aquila or Cornelius?

Olivia (JP): Cain

2. "Overheard the Lord tell my husband I'll b w/ child, a son...at age 90! LOL! #Grin&Barren"- Naomi, Sarah, Deborah or Delilah?

Dean (JL): Sarah

3. "Being a fugitive is hard, but it's given me some great psalm ideas for later. #SaulCantCatchMe"- Jonathan, David, Asaph or Solomon?

Christina (JL): David (20)

R2:
THE EYE OF THE TEBOW


1. "Do not be _________ about anything, but in every situation, by _________ and petition, with ___________________, present your requests to God."

Patsy (JP): Anxious, prayer & thanksgiving- RIGHT (35)

2. "_ can ___ all this through him who gives me ____________."

Dean: I, can & strength- YEAH (45)

3. "For I am not __________ of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings _______________ to everyone who _______________."

Dean: Ashamed, salvation & believes- RIGHT AGAIN (70)

4. "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have ________. In this ________ you will have trouble. But take heart! I have ___________ the world."

Christina: Peace (w/ help from her teammates), world & overcome- RIGHT AGAIN (95)

Sitting Out of Fourth Round:
Blase (HoJ), Patsy (JP) & Dean (JL)


R3:
KIDS SAYETH THE CUTEST THINGS (video from Bryson)


1.Moses' basket was made of what plant material?

Jonathan & Adam: Reeds- ACCEPTABLE (A: Papyrus)

2. Who discovered the basket in the river?

Olivia & Kaitlyn: Pharaoh's daughter (85)

3. Who nursed Moses after he was rescued from the Nile?

Drake & Christina: Moses' mom (145)

R4:
CSI: HOLY LAND


1. The victim: a queen pushed out of a tower. The perps: the queen's servants. The evidence: Only her skull, hands & feet were recovered. What was the victim's name- Athaliah, Jezebel or Jael?

Jonathan & Adam: Athaliah (after ruling out Jezebel)- OOPS (A: Jezebel)

2. The crime: A body found hanging by his hair from a tree. Cause of death: Puncture wounds. Murder weapon: Javelins. Was the victim Amnon, Adonijah or Absalom?

Olivia & Kaitlyn: Absalom (135)

3. The crime: A thousand Philistines killed. Cause of death: Blunt force trauma. Location: Lehi Hill. Was the murder weapon a jawbone, spear or sword?

Drake & Christina: Jawbone (195)

The Chosen Three:


1. Which three of these are "blesseds" that Jesus mentioned in the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5? Blessed are the...- peacemakers, servants, sick, pure in heart, weary or persecuted?

Dean: Peacemakers, persecuted & pure in heart- SWEEP (495)

2. Which three of these are parables Jesus found? The Parable of the...- Lost Shepherd, Weeds, Olive Tree, Persistent Servant, Net or Yeast?

Blase: Net, Yeast & Persistent Servant- PERSISTENT SERVANT WRONG (A: Weeds; his next guess would've been Lost Shepherd)(250)

3. Which three of these catastrophic events are specifically mentioned in Revelation 6- figs drop from tree, earthquake, volcanoes, flood, falling stars or giant spiders?
Patsy: Earthquake, volcanoes & falling stars- VOLCANOES WRONG (A: Figs drop from tree)(335)


THE FINAL RELEVATION:
ANIMALS OF THE BIBLE


JL: Drake, Christina & Dean


1. Jesus talked about an animal going through the eye of a what?

Drake: Needle

2. Jesus told his followers they should be as shrewd as snakes & innocent as what animals?

Christina: Lamb (A: Dove)

3. What animal carcass did Samson find honey in?

Dean: Lion

4. What animals did Jesus cast demons into?

Drake: Pigs

5. What bird did Noah send out before the dove?

Christina: Raven

6. What did Balaam's donkey see in the road?

Dean: An angel w/ a sword

7. According to proverbs, what animal returns to its own vomit?

Drake: Dog 

8. The tribe of Judah is primarily associated w/ what animal?

Christina: Lion

9. According to Matthew, a prophecy in Zechariah 9:9 when Jesus rode what animal into Jerusalem?

Dean: Donkey

10. According to Matthew 3, John the Baptist's clothes were made from the hair of what animal?

Drake: Camel- LATE

JP: Kaitlyn, Patsy & Olivia


Olivia misses the third Q by saying bear...Q8 was passed...but they got the rest of them right!  

Patsy didn't quite have enough time to answer this:

11. Isaiah 11 says the wolf will live w/ what other animal?

A: Lamb

TIEBREAKER:
Guesses are written down on tablets brought out by one member of the stage choir. The closest to the actual answer either way wins.

Q: Joshua 12 ends w/ a list of all the kings defeated by Joshua- how many kings were on that list?

Patsy: 7

Dean: 14
A: 31- JL WINS!

"Wipeout" 8/30

Qualifier:
New Obstacle/Episode Title of the Week: Snakes on the Plains
$500 Smallsy Theme: Sunbathing
Obstacle #3 Title: Pulling Teeth

(Note: Henson demonstrated The Clapper twice before the first round started.)


Advancing to The Hangover:

Scott "Pistol-Whipped" Gunn: 4:11.8
Taylor "Dweeble Kneeble" Cole: 4:04.4
Jessica "The Dumpster Diner" Ray
Miguel "Candy Man" Salazar
"Super-Sizeed" Bobby Schulthess: 3:37
Jason "@mr_hotchocolate" Day
Nichole "The Pessimist" Wenzler: 4:44.3
"The Dreamy-Eyed" Tyler Krehbiel
Cassidy Edison: 4:07.8
Emma Landvatter
Brian Marks 
Emmilee Ringelberg
 
QUIT-
Adinett "Hoprah" Nsabimana (Burundi, Africa): Lost her wig because of The Motivator


Advancing to Spin Psycho:

1. Cassidy
2. Miguel
3. Scott
4. Nichole
5. Bobby
6. Taylor

FINALISTS:
Scott (he never wiped out this round), Taylor & Bobby


W
Z:


Taylor: 10:08.9

Bobby: LOSS

Scott:
5:37.1- WIN!

"The Ultimate Fighter" updates

-This coming season of the show will not be live until the finale (which is now scheduled for December 15); all of last season's fights were live & there were record-low ratings. Despite the change, their current timeslot stays the same. Click this link to find out who's fighting this season.
-The coaches for the season after that one are reportedly former participants Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson (U.K.; he won his season) & George Sotiropoulos (Australia).

Various sources contributed to this report.

"So You Think You Can Dance" 8/29/12- QUARTERFINALS

Group Performance (Peter Chiu): "Run Boy Run" by Woodkid
Guest Judge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

ALL-STAR PERFORMANCES:

1. Witney & tWitch (Luther Brown- East Coast Hip-Hop/Ratchet): "My Homies Still" by Lil' Wayne featuring Big Sean  
2. Cole & Allison (Sonya Tayeh- Contemporary): "Possibly Maybe (instrumental version)" by Bjork
3. Eliana & Ryan Di Lello (S6)(Jonathan Roberts- Quickstep): "That Man" by Caro Emerald (they started out on black chairs w/ he reading the newspaper)
4. Lindsay & Alex (Sonya- Jazz): "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra (the lighting was red on stage)
5. Will & Lauren (Christopher Scott- H-H): "Dance My Pain Away (District 78 remix)" by Wye Oak (Will began on a large sofa in center stage; Lauren was behind the sofa)
6. Cyrus & Melanie Moore (Mandy Moore- Jazz): "Badder Badder Schwing" by Freddy Fresh feat. Fatboy Slim
7. Chehon & Anya (Miriam Larici & Leonardo Barrionuevo- Tango): "Breathing Below Surface" by Jesse Cook
8. Tiffany & Ade Obayomi (S5)(Mandy- Contemp.): "The Power of Love" by Celine Dion

SOLOS:

1. Tiffany: "I Was Here" by "Glee" cast
2. Will: "Better Man" by James Morrison
3. Lindsay: "Senorita" by Bond
4. Chehon: "On the Nature of Daylight" by Max Richter (his mom was in the audience this week)
5. Witney: "Where Have You Been" by Rihanna
6. Cole: "Arise" by E.S. Posthumus
7. Eliana: "Infra 8" by Max
8. Cyrus: "Existence (VIP)" by Excision & Downlink

(Note: There was no timer this week.)


BOTTOM FOUR-
Witney, Cole, Lindsay & Will

ELIMINATED- Lindsay & Will

"Big Brother" 8/29

PoV Competition #7 ("DrawSomething"): Shane (Frank), Britney (Danielle) & Jenn (Dan- Houseguest's Choice) were the extras, w/ Ian being chosen over Joe to host. Each picture had something to do w/ a future punishment. A correct buzz-in meant they either had to accept the punishment in order to earn the point value for that picture or be eliminated from the challenge.

1. AVOCADO (a bath filled w/ that)- FRANK (2)

2. HUNGER (eat two of the following- The Devil's Egg, Porky Poki, Ick Sticks & Veto Sushi)- DAN (5; he ate the last two items)
3. CLOCK (take off & burn clothes in 90 seconds)- JENN (4)
4. SHACKLE (be shackled to the houseguest of your choice for 24 hours)- BRITNEY (6; Danielle)
5. SHOWER (take one w/ chum)- FRANK (9)
6. CARROT (be dressed as a giant one for a week)- FRANK (12)
7. BENCH (sit out an HoH Competition)- FRANK (22; he must sit out the next two HoH Competitions by doing so)
8. SPOTS (be a human canvas for two minutes)- DANIELLE (6)
9. TRIP (spend 24 hrs. in a solitary disco party)- DAN (13)
10. SUMMER- FRANK DISQUALIFIED FROM CHALLENGE FOR WHISPERING ANSWER TO BRITNEY, WHO BUZZED IN
11. TICKET (eat slop for the rest of the season)- JENN WON (15; this was a replacement picture & Britney blanked out on the last two)

Dan was desperate, so he then praised everyone inside except for Danielle, who he no longer trusts, causing her to cry. At the end of this episode...only Jenn uses her PoV to save him, so Frank replaced him w/ Britney.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Next DirecTV carriage dispute

Those stations owned by Local TV, LLC, including Richmond, VA's CBS affiliate WTVR, may be temporarily suspended from the DirecTV lineup at midnight if the two companies don't reach a deal.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Top Chef Masters" 8/29

Quickfire #5: For $5K & immunity, 30-minute aphrodisiac dishes.
Guest Judge: Dita Von Teese (The Queen of Burlesque)

Dishes:

Art: Ile Flottante- chocolate vanilla sauce w/ strawberries & brittle bits
Lorena: Tuna telitas w/ avocado & arugula
Takashi: Chilled oyster & sea urchin w/ yuzu-truffle vinaigrette
Patricia: Chawanmushi, caviar, tempura asparagus & love apple salad
Chris: Foie gras & figs in rose w/ fig & champagne sauce
Kerry: Seared tuna w/ uni, soy & aromatics

BOTTOM TWO-
Art & Lorena

WINNER- Takashi (Runner-up: Kerry)

$10K ELIMINATION CHALLENGE #6:
Each chef has to make one dish & do service inside a Thai restaurant. Before this, they got to eat lunch at Lotus of Siam.

Whole Foods Budget (half-hr.): $4K

DISHES:

Lorena: Pisco chicken soup w/ galangal, cilantro & lime
Chris: Sirloin steak larb tartare
Takashi: Yellow curry w/ shrimp & crispy noodles
Art: Cashew-crusted chicken w/ crispy rice salad & lemongrass-lime vinaigrette
Kerry: Braised pork belly w/ Chinese mustard greens & taro root puree
Patricia: Seared duck breast w/ green pineapple & massaman curry

WINNER-
Chris

ELIMINATED- Art (so he finishes w/ $20K in charity earnings for his two seasons on this program to date)(Dishonorable mentions: Lorena & Patricia)

"America's Got Talent" 8/29

1.
Turf- OUT
Joe Castillo- STILL ALIVE
The Scott Brothers- OUT

2.

Andrew de Leon- OUT
William Close- STILL ALIVE
Academy of Villains- OUT


3.

Donovan & Rebecca- OUT
Todd Oliver- STILL ALIVE
Edon- OUT

4.

Dittelman- OUT FOR GOOD
Bria Kelly- OUT
Tom Cotter- STILL ALIVE
 
AUTOMATIC FINALISTS-
William & Tom

JUDGES' VOTE- Joe, 2-1 (Sharon & Howie)

The $1M winner will also get an eight-week performance gig at The Venetian.

"Oh Sit!" 8/29

For the first three weeks of the run (including this one), the genders have switched between odd & even numbers.

Boys
: Taylor Dean, John Johnson (hillbilly), Nicolas (life coach), Johnny McKay (Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream factory tour guide), Justin (male nurse) & Edward Swingler (Parkour player)

Girls: Asia Simonelli (former cheerleader), Cailin (biochemist), Susie Packard (who grew up w/ her twin sister), Heather Berkley (student/bookkeeper/mom/wife), Brittney Ford & Aolani Ennis (boxer)

R1:
"Part of Me" by Katy Perry


CHAIRLESS-
Heather & Justin


Johnny
: $700 + $1K = $1,700

Susie: $600 + $350 = $950
Nicolas: $700 + $150 = $850
Cailin: $600 + $750 = $1,350
Edward: $700 + $600 = $1,300
Brittney: $200 + $500 = $700
Taylor: $700 + $50 = $750
Asia: $600 + $5K = $5,600
John: $700 + $250 = $950
Aolani: $500

R2:
"Everybody Talks" by Neon Trees


CHAIRLESS-
Taylor


John
: $600 + $5K = $5,600 ($6,550)

Nicolas: $600 + $100 = $700 ($1,550)
Cailin: $450 + $750 = $1,200 ($2,550)
Johnny: $600 + $200 = $800 ($2.5K)
Susie: $600 + $500 = $1,100 ($2,050)
Edward: $600 + $1K = $1,600 ($2,900)
Asia: $450 + $50 = $500 ($6,100)
Brittney: $700

R3:
"Ray Charles" by Chiddy Bang (this week's guest)


CHAIRLESS-
Asia (so she gives up her $6K+)


Cailin
: $1,200 + $2K = $3,200 ($5,750)

Susie: $1,400 + $10K = $11,400 ($13,450)
John: $1,800 + $100 = $1,900 ($8,450)
Edward: $1,800 + $250 = $2,050 ($4,950)
Johnny: $1,600 + $1K = $2,600 ($5,100)
Nicolas: $1,400 (so over $3K's gone for him)

R4:
"Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera


CHAIRLESS-
Edward (no $5K+ for him)


Susie
: $2K + $1K = $3K ($16,450)

Johnny: $2,750 + $2K = $4,750 ($9,850)
John: $2,750 + $10K = $12,750 ($21,200)
Cailin: $2K (costing her $7,750)

Chiddy Bang's Other Song:
"Mind Your Manners"


CM:
"Bulletproof" by La Roux


FB:

John: $28,700
Susie: $23,950
Johnny: $20,350

WINNER
- Johnny

8/29 Quick News & Notes

-"Family Game Night" begins its third season on September 23 at 7 PM EST.
-The Bella Twins are appearing in the movie "Confessions of a Womanizer".
-Jill Wagner will return to "Wipeout" next season.
-Rachel Reynolds' first child is expected to come in February.
-Donald Trump's appearance at the Republican National Convention was cancelled due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Isaac.
-Both Britney & Ian got drunk in the "Big Brother" house very recently.
-For this season's "Millionaire" Halloween Week, you can vote on their facebook page to determine what the special lifeline names will be. The choices for Ask the Audience are Ask the Ghouls, Ask the Mob, Pumpkin Patch Parle & Pick the Audience's Brains. For Jump the Question, the possibilities are Question Flyover, Evil Cat-Leap, Bat away the Question & Spider-Jump the Question.
-Thom Beers is the new CEO of Fremantle Media North America, replacing Cecile Frot-Coutaz. 
-The $500 Quickie Deal items tomorrow are a stopwatch & a bottlecap.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Big news on "The Amazing Race" this season

Starting this season, if the Stage 1 winners should go on to reach the finish mat first in the championship round, instead of splitting the $1M, they'll EACH WIN $1M (for a total of $2M)! Here are the teams that will get a shot at it:

Nadiya & Natalie Anderson (Edgewater, NJ): Twin sisters

Josh Kilmer-Purcell & Brent Ridge (Sharon Springs, NY): Goat farmers/life partners
Rob & Kelley Currington-French (Boston, GA): Married monster truck drivers
Trey Wier (Austin) & Alexis "Lexi" Beerman (Dripping Springs, TX): Dating
James LoMenzo (Burbank) & Mark "Abba" Abbattista (Denver): James' a former member of White Lion & Megadeth, while Abba's an entertainment lawyer
Abbie Ginsberg (Encinitas, CA) & Ryan Danz (San Diego): Dating divorcees
Jaymes Vaughan & James David (Las Vegas): Chippendales dancers
Rob Scheer (Ketchikan, AK) & Sheila Castle (Pigeon Forge, TN): Engaged
Caitlin King (St. Louis) & Brittany Fletcher (Chicago): Caitlin's a Special Ed teacher, while Brittany's a medical device saleswoman
Gary Wojnar (Livonia, MI) & Will Chiola (Dearborn Heights, MI): Substitute teachers
Amy Purdy (Vegas) & Daniel Gale (Crested Butte, CO): On & off daters (also, Amy's a double amputee snowboarder)

Source: CBS Press Express

"Face Off" 8/27

SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE #2: After each person chose a key from a chest in a house, they went on the HMS Surprise & whatever was in the chest they opened would be their inspiration for the week. The winner won $5K (this was the first time cash was offered in a pre-finale challenge), but the loser just went home.

Nicole: Ship in a bottle

Jason: Jewels
Rod: Seahorses
Laura: Shells
C.C.: Barnacles
Derek: Netting
Alana: Crabs
Tommy: Kelp
Roy: Dagger
Eric: Spyglass
Sarah: Sea urchins

WINNER-
Sarah (Runners-up: Roy & Laura)

ELIMINATED- C.C. (Dishonorable mentions: Eric & Jason)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"The Pyramid" sneak preview scheduled

A special sneak preview of "The Pyramid" will air this Thursday at 10 PM EST on GSN.

Source: Buzzerblog

"America's Got Talent" 8/28

1. Andrew de Leon: "Ave Maria" by Luciano Pavarotti
2. Todd Oliver: "The Tonight Show" spoof
3. Donovan & Rebecca: "Take You Higher" by Goodwill & Hook 'n' Sling
4. Edon: "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction
5. The Scott Brothers: "Breaking" out of a cube
6. (Eric) Dittelman: Howard filling in a portrait of himself
7. Turf: "Yeah (3X)" by Chris Brown
8. Bria Kelly: "Perfect" by P!nk
9. Joe Castillo: "Get Together" by The Youngbloods
10. William Close: "Starlight" by Muse
11. Tom Cotter
12. Academy of Villains: "Cinema" by Benny Benassi/"Secrets" by OneRepublic (red balloons drop at the end)

Tomorrow's guests are Neon Trees ("Everybody Talks") & Steve Harvey! Next Wednesday's guests are currently scheduled to be Train, Gym Class Heroes & Ryan Tedder.

"MasterChef" 8/28

Final Team Challenge: Two teams have 90 minutes to cook a three-course meal- a half-hour for each course & another half-hr. to serve the food.
Guest Judges: Guy Savoy (Gordon's mentor), Daniel Boulud (the "Frank Sinatra" of the kitchen) & Alain Ducasse (one of two chefs w/ more Michelin Stars than Gordon at 21) 

Appetizers:

Women: Thai seafood soup w/ daikon & micro herbs
Men: Spring vegetable terrine w/ spot prawn mousse & pea puree

Entrees:

Women: Duck breast w/ crispy bamboo rice, Chinese broccoli & bacon
Men: Stuffed lamb saddle w/ couscous & roasted veggies

Desserts:

Women: Coconut verrine w/ coconut cake, tropical fruit & guava coulis
Men: White chocolate mousse w/ roasted strawberries & rhubarb

WINNERS-
WOMEN


PRESSURE TEST #6:
Both men have no alternative but to make all three of these souffles in an hr.- White Cheddar (Gordon), dark chocolate (Graham) & raspberry (Joe).


The guy going home w/ nothing for good tonight is...




































































































































































Frank

Josh

...Frank.

8/28 Quick News & Notes

-"Family Feud" host Steve Harvey's new talk show will air weekdays at 3 PM EST on WRIC beginning September 10.
-Two of the guest mentors for the second U.S. season of "The X Factor" are Justin Bieber (L.A.) & Nick Jonas (Demi).
-The first Double Your Money Week of the 11th syndicated season of "Millionaire" will air Oct. 1-5. Sept. 17-21 is the third Celebrity Week. Former "Jeopardy! College Championship" finalist Hans von Walter will appear on Oct. 3 (Roger Craig was also in the audience).
-There is a new twitter handle for "The Price is Right" starting today- @PriceisRight.
-Rachel Reynolds is pregnant.
-At the end of each season of "Bachelor Pad", the "Prisoner's Dilemma" endgame best known for being used on "Friend or Foe?" (& eventually "White Elephant") is used w/ $250K on the line.
-Regis Philbin did a cameo at the start of the first episode of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in their new studio. Also, the Big Ca$h Prize has been reduced to $7.5.
-Jessica Simpson of "Fashion Star" will be the first guest on "Katie". Heidi Klum's also scheduled for premiere week. BTW, Elle MacPherson will NOT host "Fashion Star" next season but will remain an executive producer.
-Tomorrow's $500 Quickie Deal objects are an unmarked Bingo card & an SD card.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Monday, August 27, 2012

"Hell's Kitchen" 8/27/12

Challenge #16: Inside Bristol Farms, they have $15 & 10 minutes to go shopping & then cook a dish in a half-hour. The chef's dish w/ the highest profit wins.
Guest Judges: David LeFevre (Manhattan Beach Post), Hugh Garvey (Bon Appetit) & Christian Philippo (Patina)

Dishes:

Justin: Colossal shrimp w/ white beans, jalapeno, mango & corn
Christina: Swordfish shrimp w/ tomatoes, saffron rice & garlic
Dana: Halibut w/ grapefruit, tangerine, garlic & olives
Barbie: Pork chop garlic sausage w/ parsnips, potatoes, sweet onion, cabbage & mustard

PRICES:

Justin: 29/32/24 = $28.33
Barbie: 33/34/32 = $33
Dana: 38/32/32 = $34
Christina: 34/35/32 = $33.67

Dana got to dine at MBP, where she also got some one-on-one cooking lessons from David. The other three contestants were forced to separate & sort out HK's trash to recycle.


DINNER SERVICE #15:
At this point, each chef gets a chance to run the pass.

Featured Guest: David Hoenmeyer (Paris Las Vegas president)

1. Justin (Quality Control: Crab in lobster spaghetti from Scott- PASS)

2. Dana (QC: Gordon adds some sugar to a risotto- FAIL)
3. Barbie (QC: Celariac mash instead of mashed potatoes from Scott- PASS)
4. Christina (QC: Arugula garnish instead of spinach from Gordon- BULLSEYE)

The first chef definitely NOT competing as a finalist is...

























































































































































Justin
Dana
Barbie
Christina

...Barbie. What a shame her successful QC test went to waste.

"Stars Earn Stripes" 8/27

Rapid Detonation: Beginning by dropping from a helicopter's fast rope to the bed of a Ford Super Duty F-250 FX4 4WD SuperCab, the squads have to secure a helicopter landing zone by neutralizing eight land mines (five for each star) & a transformer. After retrieving a slant-back Humvee & a desert patrol vehicle, a fuel dump has to be destroyed from the Humvee's gunner position & an ammo bunker must be penetrated & destroyed w/ a hand grenade. The clock stops when everyone's back in a helicopter.
Weapons: FNS 9MM pistol, FN Scar 16S assault rifle & FN M2HB 50 Cal machine gun

1. Eve/Grady & Dean/Chris- 5:30

2. Picabo/Brent & Todd/J.W.- 7:19
3. Laila/Talon & Nick/Tom- 8:55

ELIMINATION SHOOTOUT #3:
To send down that explosive box this week, a rope has to be shot at.

DISMISSED- Laila & Talon ($30K)

8/27 Quick News & Notes

-"The Price is Right" reportedly has taped their 41st Season Premiere today in the morning.
-"Family Feud" begins airing weeknights at 6 PM EST on WRLH beginning September 10.
-You can play as NFL legends like Jerry Rice on "Madden NFL 13", which comes out at midnight tonight.
-The fifth season of "Top Shot" (which could be the last one) will be an All-Stars season. 
-Gunnar & Tim from "project RUNWAY" were heard in a "Kimmel Cartoon" based on "SpongeBob Squarepants" last week on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!".
-The next "Let's Make a Deal" taping day is tomorrow. The $500 Quickie Deal items being looked for are a tire air nozzle cap & a #4 birthday candle.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Official "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" pairings announced

Kirstie Alley & Maksim Chermovskiy (same as S12)
Pamela Anderson & Tristan MacManus (Pamela teamed w/ Damian Whitewood in S10)
SABRINA BRYAN & Louis van Amistel (Sabrina was w/ Mark Ballas in S5)
Helio Castroneves & Chelsie Hightower (Helio previously won S5 w/ Julianne Hough)
Joey Fatone & Kym Johnson (same as S4)
Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough (Shawn previously won S8 w/ Mark)
Drew Lachey & Anna Trebunskaya (Drew won S2 w/ Cheryl Burke)
Gilles Marini & Peta Murgatroyd (Gilles teamed w/ Cheryl in S8)
Kelly Monaco & Val Chermovskiy (Kelly won the first U.S. season w/ Alec Mazo)
Apolo Anton Ohno & Karina Smirnoff (Apolo won S4 w/ Julianne)
Bristol Palin & Mark (same as S11)
Melissa Rycroft & Tony (same as S8)
Emmitt Smith & Cheryl (same as S3, which they won)

Various sources contributed to this report.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Next Week in Game Shows: August 27-September 2, 2012

On the last week before the annual Super GS Premiere Month kicks off:

-The last episode of both "Hell's Kitchen" & "MasterChef" before they begin their two-part season finales.


-The "America's Got Talent" semi-finals are underway.


-The "So You Think You Can Dance" quarterfinals.


Also, we announce the couples for "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars", "project RUNWAY" will revolve around Lord & Taylor, "AMERICA'S NEXT top model: College Edition" officially starts & more next week on GSK. Some recaps may be delayed/cancelled due to political or weather issues.

The Week in Review: 8/20-8/26, 2012

WINNER: Jennifer Kercher ($100K)("Redneck Island")
RUNNERS-UP: Dave Freitag ($50.5K)("Wipeout")
3RD PLACE: Sara & Nicholas ($50K each)("The Great Escape")

"REPO GAMES" ZONK ANSWER OF THE WEEK-
Barack Obama as "Robin Hood"

"The Great Escape"- (FIRST SEASON) FINALE

The last featured attraction, at least for this season, is a Southern California skyscraper that's nearly 30 stories tall. They all start on top of it:

Matt & Michael
Carol & Sally (identical twin sisters)
Sarah & Nicholas (he's the boyfriend; they've been together for six years)

DZ:
Metal air duct system


(Note: The sound to start the season finale game was the same alarm system heard on the Nintendo 64 version of "Goldeneye".)


S1
(29th floor balcony): Using a pulley, they have to navigate a video camera station & scan each floor until they find one w/ a scrolling four-digit code (3826) on an LED readerboard. Once that's done, they can retrieve a remote control joystick.

FIRST $100K DESTINATION CLUE: ...GHT H...

S2
(24th floor clean rooms): The joystick has to be used to operate an iRobot & have it pick up a white case & drop it into a locked security drawer that can be unlocked w/ the previous four-digit code. Inside the drawer's infrared goggles.

SECOND $100K DESTINATION CLUE: ...OUSE (..GHT HOUSE)

S3
(10th floor red laser vaults): Once they're through all the lasers, they must simultaneously press their thumbs on the biometric scanners to deactivate the lasers & pick up a USB drive.

THIRD $100K DESTINATION CLUE: LB HAR...
COMPLETE $100K DESTINATION: L.B. HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE

The BT quickly trips a laser & gets CAPTURED TWICE as a result, which could help out the RT... BUT THEY'RE CAPTURED AS WELL JUST AS THE BT GETS CAPTURED FOR THE THIRD TIME. Thus, the GT takes first place away from them.


S4
(code wall): Each horizontal line has to be scanned & the letter or number in between the two nines for each line will form an alphanumeric code (B1ST2SK8P) that they need to enter in an IT security room w/ their USB drive inserted. After that, they'll see where a Volvo S60 key's located & they can also collect a climbing clip.


Make that FOUR CAPTURES for the BT. Incidentally, the GT gets CAUGHT for the first time while in the code room.


TZ:
Rappel down a rope before falling into a dumpster.


WINNERS-
GT (RT was second)

"The Great Food Truck Race" 8/26

DESTINATION #2: Flagstaff, AZ
SEED MONEY: $400

TRUCK STOP IMMUNITY CHALLENGE:
The teams have to create a special dish involving nopales (cactus).

Guest Judge: Beau MacMillan
IMMUNITY WINNERS- Pop-a-Waffle (Runners-up: Seoul Sausage)

SPEED BUMP #2:
The moment Tyler called them, they had to serve nothing but vegan food for the rest of the week.


STANDINGS:

WINNERS- SS ($2,330)
2. Pizza Mike's ($2,157)
3. Nonna's Kitchenette ($1,410)
4. Coast of Atlanta ($1,280)
ELIMINATED BY $170- Barbie Babes (P-a-W: $745- would've finished dead last without immunity)

"Big Brother" 8/26

HoH Competition #7 ("Hole Some Strings"): Using the strings, each houseguest tried to raise the bar & get a ball into as high of a number as possible from 1-25. After the post-first round rankings were determined, a tournament was held; each round's winner thereafter was determined by whoever got their ball into the hole w/ an arrow on top of it. The eventual HoH also had to name the sole Have-Not for the week.

R1:

Danielle: 8
Frank: 5
Shane: 17
Jenn: 6
Joe: 10
Britney: 7
Dan: WIPEOUT
 
Bottom Two
(Frank vs. Dan)- FRANK

#5 (Jenn vs. Frank)- FRANK
#4 (Britney vs. Frank)- FRANK
#3 (Danielle vs. Frank)- FRANK
#2 (Joe vs. Frank)- FRANK
#1 (Shane vs. Frank)- FRANK WINS HoH FOR THIRD TIME

Dan was deemed the H-N.


PANDORA'S BOX:
W/ the chance to win up to $10K, Frank went for it & chose three cubes, but when he was finished, he was locked inside for an hour.


1. $1.05

2. $7.11 ($8.16)
3. $3,333.33 ($3,341.49)

The ? cube inside that 50-cent crane machine was replaced by a golden PoV ball...which was claimed by Ian & it was raining balls outside)! But he's ineligible to compete in future PoV Competitions until he uses it.


Nomination Order:

1. Jenn
2. Ian
3. Joe
4. Britney
CURRENT NOMINEES- Dan & Danielle

IMPORTANT NOTE & BURNING THOUGHTS:
The producers have advised Ian not to use it this week so he can "work" w/ Frank. Guys, this is NOT "The Joe Schmo Show" (that's coming back for Season 3 next year on Spike TV, BTW) or professional wrestling. It's been reported that the production team has come up w/ games &/or twists that favor Frank recently. If Frank should go on to win the $500K at the end of this season (nothing personal to him or his family), either some of the offended houseguests need to take legal action against Fly on the Wall Entertainment/Endemol USA or have any producers involved in this mess fired/pressured to resign.

"Cupcake Wars" 8/26

Josh & Leanne Bartell (Bartell's Cupcakery)
Mona Wilson & niece Nicole (It's a Cupcake!)
Beth Somers & Milette (Milette's Cakes)
Erin McLendon & Christine Roots (Zoey & Bailey's Cupcakery and Sweet Treats)

WINNERS' DESTINATION:
A couple's wedding rehearsal dinner; they got together via match.com.

Guest Judges: Sarah Luymes & Kyle Davis (she's a nurse, while he's a Marine)

R1:
The following cupcakes have to look like wedding cake tops (the featured ingredients are famous food pairings).


Bartells: Strawberry compote w/ champagne buttercream & a champagne glass w/ said drink & a strawberry

Erin & Christine: Almond chocolate chip w/ fresh raspberries, light raspberry cream frosting, fondant rose & rings
Beth & Milette: Champagne w/ strawberry curd filling, fresh macerated strawberries and champagne, champagne buttercream, sponge sugar piece, pearl-dusted white fondant rose & a few silver dragees
Mona & Nicole: Pistachio w/ raspberry jam, vanilla bean whipped cream frosting, bright pink rose & piped chocolate heart

THE BARTELLS ELIMINATED FOR SOUPY CUPCAKES

R2:


Erin & Christine: 

1. Red velvet w/ vegan coffee frosting, vegan chocolate ganache & fondant top hat/bowtie
2. Coconut dipped in vegan chocolate ganache & rolled in toasted coconut w/ vanilla buttercream & sweet little daisy
3. Lemon w/ blackberry frosting piped to look like a rose & a couple fondant leaves

Beth & Milette:

1. Almond dipped in white chocolate ganache w/ creme fraiche whipped cream & fondant blue plaque w/ the couple's initials on it
2. Chocolate bourbon w/ brown sugar Swiss buttercream, eggless pecan pie filling & camouflaged chocolate piece to symbolize Kyle's Marines background
3. Coconut w/ orange cream cheese icing, mango curd filling, toasted coconut, torched pineapple piece & white fondant heart w/ blue lifeline design to symbolize Sarah's job

Mona & Nicole:

1. Chocolate stout w/ peanut butter buttercream, hot & chunky peanut butter, fig jam & top hat
2. Sweet corn w/ mascarpone buttercream, Parmesan & hearts
3. Lemon w/ tart lemon buttercream, lemon basil pastry cream & flower

ERIN & CHRISTINE ELIMINATED

1K C R:

Mona & Nicole: Traditional wedding cake tiers
Beth & Milette: Spinning heart on top & a pedal-like effect on at least two tiers

WINNERS-
Beth & Milette

Katy declines "Idol" gig

Despite the fact that she was previously a guest judge on the show, Katy Perry declined a $20M contract to join the "American Idol" judging panel. It's also been reported that Keith Urban has joined Nicki Minaj as frontrunners to join Mariah Carey on next season's panel.

Source: Zap2it.com

Ratings Report for 8/19-8/24, 2012

"America's Got Talent":
Tuesday: 9.64 million (second straight performance episode season-low)
Wednesday: 8.74 million (up slightly from one week ago)
"Big Brother":
Sun.: 6.5 million
Wed.: 5.76 million
Thurs.: 6.36 mlillion
"Wipeout":
8 PM: 5.43 million
9 PM: 5.39 million
"Oh Sit!":
Wed.: 1.16 million (down slightly from premiere)
Thurs.: 910K (same as exactly a week ago)
"Hell's Kitchen": 6.17 million (down from last week's season-high)
"MasterChef": 5.9 million (ditto)
"So You Think You Can Dance": 4.51 million- ANOTHER S-L
"Stars Earn Stripes": 3.55 million (down from premiere)
"project RUNWAY": 2.69 million- S-H
"Face Off" (third SP): 1.84 million (highest-rated unscripted telecast in Syfy history)
"Chopped: Grill Masters" (finale): 2.034- S-H
"The Great Food Truck Race" (third SP): 1.573 million (down from last year's SP)
"The Great Escape": 1.067 million (its first & possibly only ratings gain)
"Top Chef Masters": 1.09 million- S-H
"america's next TOP MODEL: College Edition" (season premiere): 1.26 million
"The Next": 840K (barely down from last week)
"The American Bible Challenge" (premiere): 1.73 million- HIGHEST-RATED TELECAST IN GSN HISTORY
"Beat the Chefs" (premiere): 521K (least-watched cable show of the night outside of SHOWTIME)

Sources: The Futon Critic & Buzzerblog

Saturday, August 25, 2012

"Redneck Island"- (FIRST SEASON) FINALE

Semi-Final #1: The final three will be stacking cups filled w/ sand & balancing their stacks while answering questions along the way. In each round, the player in control challenges one of his/her opponents to answer a Q & if the challenged player misses it, they have to add five cups to their stack; otherwise, the one who challenged them has to add to their stack. When a player's stack or any non-hand body part hits the ground, s/he is eliminated.

1. T or F: There are more chickens in the world than human people.

Catherine's Challenge: Jenn
Guess: TRUE- RIGHT

2. T or F: If you have 121 cups & you distribute them evenly amongst 11 friends, they'll each have 11.

Jenn's Challenge: Adam
Guess: FALSE

3. Spell "opossum".

Adam's Challenge: Catherine
Successful?- NO (left off the first O)

4. T or F: The Statue of Liberty has a torch in her right hand.

Catherine's Challenge: Jenn
Guess: FALSE- TRUE

5. Spell Arkansas.

Jenn's Challenge: Adam
Successful?- YES

6. Spell "vermin".

Adam's Challenge: Jenn
Successful?- NO (replaced I w/ A)

7. What's the correct term for a spouse's mother?

Challenge: Jenn
Guess: Mother-in-law- YES

8. T or F: All of Elvis Presley's Grammy wins were in the category of Gospel.

Challenge: Adam
Guess: FALSE ("...final answer")- TRUE

9. T or F: The current U.S. flag has 52 stars on it.

Challenge: Jenn
CATHERINE DISQUALIFIED FROM CHALLENGE FOR HOLDING HER STACK AGAINST HER BODY
Guess: FALSE

10. If you have three cases of beer & you drink two six-packs, how many 12-packs will you have left?

Guess: Two- NO (A: 5)

11. Who was the first person to leave this show?

Guess: JP

12. T or F: The capital of AL is Montgomery.

JENN WINS! (A: TRUE)

S-F #2:
Catherine & Adam have to solve four rebus puzzles. After solving each one, they have to choose the picture out of a board of five that matches the one they just solved.


1. PIG - G + LOCK - LO + UP (arrow) / TREE - EE + DUCK - D = PICKUP TRUCK

2. TENT - T + POINT (finger) / BUCKET - BUCK = TEN-POINT BUCK
3. 33 - 27 + P + BACK - B / OFF (light switch) - F / B + DEER - D = SIX-PACK OF BEER
4. BAT (animal) - T  + RAT - AT + BEE + QUEEN (chess piece) - EEN = BARBEQUE

OTHER FINALIST
- Adam


CHAMPIONSHIP RECKONING:
To begin, the finalists have to write down their opponent's name on a silver beer can. They must carry it through the following stations:


1. Launch five blue beer cans at the same window of a barn's broad side.

2. Collect 20 pieces from the toilets & solve the "Redneck Island" logo puzzle.
3. Find a golden key inside the pool.
4. Climb a stand & unlock a paintball gun; after that, the topper of a cake has to be completely shot off.
5. Run through a wall of white coolers.
6. Using metal detectors, find & complete a balanced meal buried in the sand (spicy, soup, meat, beans & corn) on a table.

The first player to complete the course & deposit their final beer ballot can at Steve's place wins the $100K...
























































































































































































Adam

Jenn

...IT'S JENN!

Moonwalker Armstrong dead

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on The Moon in 1969, died at 82 today. He appeared on "I've Got a Secret" in '62 & then-host Garry Moore asked a question to his parents that later proved to be a correct prediction seven years later at the end of his game. Neil was also known for being confused w/ John Glenn just before a lady lost on "The Chamber".

Various sources contributed to this report.

Notes from "The Tonight Show" last night

-They did a segment called "Survey Says" which has nothing to do w/ "Family Feud".
-Jeff Probst made a cameo appearance at the start of Howie Mandel's interview because Howie allegedly gave up some of his appearance fee to allow Jeff to come. "The Jeff Probst Show" debuts September 10th in syndication.

Friday, August 24, 2012

8/24 Quick News & Notes

-The money board behind the "Millionaire" players this season has reportedly gotten bigger, Meredith now enters by walking down the new set of stairs located in front of the Q board & the player table is now directly in center stage on the show's logo. To be exact, the show has moved from 67th Street in NYC to 66th St.
-Melanie Amaro's debut single, "Don't Fail Me Now", is part of the promos for the upcoming second U.S. season of "The X Factor".
-Roger Dobkowitz reportedly said Randy West would've been his choice to replace Rod Roddy as the announcer of "The Price is Right" instead of Rich Fields.
-The key Quickie Deal items being looked for tomorrow are a Queen of Diamonds & a postcard w/ a surfboard picture on it.

Various sources contributed to this report.

Competing on "AMERICA'S NEXT top model: College Edition" are...

Allyssa (Florida State University)
Brittany (Chandler-Gilbert Community College/Disney College Program)
Darian (Louisiana State Univ.)
Destiny (Aveda Institute of Columbus)
Jessie (Univ. of Southern California Graduate School)
Kiara (University of California-Irvine)
Kristin (Florida State College of Jacksonville)
Laura (Paul Smith's College)
Leila (University of Rhode Island- her favorite show's "project RUNWAY"!)
Maria (Harvard Divinity School)
Nastasia (East Stroudsburg Univ.)
Victoria (Liberty Univ.)
Yvonne (Univ. of Texas at Austin)

Source: The Futon Critic

DEBUT: "Beat the Chefs"

Each team of three can win $25K. Only they know what they'll all be cooking in each round.

Guest Critic:
Eric Roberts


#1: Singing Weavers (choir singers from FL): Brittany, Pascha, Noiree & Drew (head cook)

DISH: Chicken & dumplings w/ greens (two hours)

Team's Version: Bacon-stuffed sweet potato dumplings, chicken w/ classic gravy & collard greens w/ cabbage slaw

Chefs' Version: Buttermilk dumplings & honey BBQ-glazed chicken wings w/ celery/corn sauce & fried collard greens

#2: Jougs of Joy (Slidell, LA): Angelle, Boyd, Kristine & Richard Boulot

DISH: Shrimp, potatoes & garlic bread (1.5 hrs.)

Team's Version: BBQ shrimp, potato salad w/ eggs and relish & garlic bread

Chefs' Version: Shrimp toast po' boy w/ chorizo mashed potatoes, gumbo broth & shrimp/andouille salad

RESULTS:

SW- WIN!
JoJ- LOSS (they leave w/ $1K worth of cookware)

DEBUT: "The American Bible Challenge"

In the first round of competition, the winners will receive $20K for their charity & move one step closer to another $100K. The first three aired teams:

Suburban Saints

Minnie's Food Pantry
Gospel Geezers

R1:
Questions are worth +/- 10 points & all of the teammates compete.


First Category:
WHAT DO YOU NOAH 'BOUT THE ARK?


1. What sign did God establish as a promise that he would never flood the Earth again- morning dew, lunar eclipse, rainbow or pinky swear?

Ricky (SS): Rainbow

2. After an exhausting journey, the ark rested...on top of what mountain- Mount Horeb, Mount Sinai, Mount Ararat or Mount N' Dew?

Ricky: Ararat (20)

3. What feathered friend of Noah left the ark & ultimately didn't return- dove, quail, eagle or turkey?

Ned (SS): Dove (30)

There's a choir performing in the studio.


R2:
Each query's worth 25.


Second Category:
FAITHBOOK (these are characters' facebook pages)


1. The Burning Bush: "Let's talk."

Bill (GG): Moses

2. Isaac: "Hey dad. I'm just getting ready for our big getaway to Mount Morah! Um, where's the lamb?". What was his father's name?

Cheryl (MFP): Abraham

3. Ahab: "Challenge accepted!! I'm now sending 450 prophets of Baal to meet you at Mr. Carmel!! Our god will respond with fire first, and nothing can possibly go wrong!!!"

Cheryl: Elijah (50)

4. Matthew: "Hey, don't spend ALL our money on the feast. We don't want this to be our last supper!!"

Ricky: Judas (55)

R3:
One member of each team has to sit this round out. The buzzers are taken out of play starting this round, Q's are worth 50 & there are no penalties for wrong answers.


SS: Ron

MFP: Lanett
GG: Bill

Third Category:
IN THE NAME OF "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" (a few lines were read & they either came from The Bible ("Word of the Lord") or "The Lord of the Rings" movies)


1. "The journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we must all take."

GG: "Lord of the Rings"- YES (75- Gandolf)

2. "Then they made two more gold rings and attached them to the bottom of the shoulder pieces..."

SS: "Word of the Lord"- YES (105- Exodus)

3. "Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer."

MFP: "The Lord of the Rings"- YES (100- Sam to Frodo)

Fourth Category:
KIDS SAYETH THE CUTEST THINGS (a clip of Mary Margaret's story of Jonah was displayed; her YouTube video has 500K+ hits)


1. Before Jonah was hurled into the sea, what was he doing when the storm first hit- preaching. sleeping or eating?

SS: Sleeping- YES (155)

2. After the fish spit him out, Jonah warned the people of Nineveh they were in danger. What did the people do in Jonah 3:5, hoping for God's compassion- they banished Jonah, they sacrificed goats or they fasted (the text of this Q was different when it was completely shown on screen)?

GG: They fasted- YES (125)

3. Hoping not to be fish food, Jonah prayed. In his prayer from inside the fish, what does Jonah say was wrapped around his head- seaweed, darkness or God's arms?

MFP: God's arms- NO (A: Seaweed, which they never said)

The Chosen Three:
The three benched players are the only ones to answer the Q's in this round. There are six answer possibilities per query & half of them are right. Each right answer's worth 100 & the team w/ the lowest score at the end of this round will be eliminated.


Ron: According to the Gospel descriptions, which three of these items were at The Last Supper- towel, table, fork, oven, swords or olive oil?

Guesses: Towel, table & olive oil (355)(A: Swords)

(Note: The reveal of each correct answer's handled similarly to One Away on "The Price is Right".)


Lanett: Which three of these are physical attributes of God mentioned in The Old Testament- Eyes of the Lord, Chin of God, Arm of the Lord, Rib of the Lord, Foot of God or Finger of God?

Guesses: Eyes of the Lord, Arm of the Lord & Fnger of God (400)

Bill: According to Biblical dietary laws, which three of these animals does The Old Testament say are OK to eat- rabbit, ox, grasshopper, great owl, wild goat or gecko?

Guesses: Rabbit, ox & wild goat- ELIMINATED (325)(A: Grasshopper; his next guess would've been the great owl)

The GGs leave w/ $2.5K.


THE FINAL RELEVATION:
The final two trios have 10 minutes to read The Bible. Then, one question's asked per teammate down the line for one minute; both teams will be asked the same Q's. The team w/ the most right answers in their minute wins the game.

Final Category: WOMEN OF THE BIBLE

1. What Queen traveled to see Solomon to ask him hard Q's?

Lynette: Bathsheba

2. What's the name of the only female judge of Israel?

Cheryl: Deborah

3. What kingdom was Ruth from?

Lanett: PASS (A: Moab)

4. In Genesis 16, who was the mother of Ishmael?

Lynette: PASS (A: Hagar)

5. What's the name of King David's first wife, the daughter of Saul?

Cheryl: PASS (A: Michal)

6. Jacob had 12 sons; what was the name of his only daughter?

Lanett: Dinah

7. According to Acts 5, what was the name of the woman who lied to Peter about her donation?

Lynette: Sapphira

8. In the Book of Ester, what's the name of the Queen who refused to be paraded around like a trophy wife?

Cheryl: PASS (A: Vashti)

9. What's the name of Ruth's sister-in-law who went part of the way to Bethlehem & then returned to Moab?

Lanett: PASS (A: Orpah)

10. What's the name of Timothy's mom?

Lynette: Lois (A: Eunice)(four right in :40)

SS Order:
Ned, Ron & Ricky


They got...only the second & fourth Q's right, so they departed w/ $5K.


(Final notes: A different sound effect for correct answers was used for the SS' part of the round only. Also, Jeff Foxworthy's the producer.)

"project RUNWAY" 8/23

Challenge #6 (sponsored by L'Oreal): Make over a client's friend.
Guest Judge: Alice Temperley

mood Budget (half-hour): $150

Designated Runway Song:
"Starcrossed" by Edd Kalehoff


1. Nathan (Liana): Joshua

2. Elena (Jenna): Hilary
3. Melissa (Kandace): Jodi
4. Gunnar (Kim): Catherine
5. Alicia (Martina): Christina
6. Christopher (Kate): Michele
7. Ven (Terri): Theo
8. Dmitry (Angela): Ellena
9. Fabio (Ko-Rely): Judah-Lev
10. Sonjia (Amanda): Angelica (sister)

WINNER-
Fabio (Runners-up: Gunnar & Dmitry)

OUT- Nathan (Dishonorable mentions: Ven & Sonjia)

"The Next" 8/23

The locale in Week 2 was the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore, MD. BTW, you can vote for any non-winners & the most popular one will get a Fan Favorite beth in the semi-finals.

1. Shannon Ramsey (Mount Zion Hill Baptist Church choir director)(Gloria): "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson

2. Jenny Leigh (was an area singer of the month)(John): "Gunpowder & Lead" by Miranda Lambert
3. Chris Bivins (Nelly): "More" by Usher
4. Jordan Baird (a music teacher who has won several national singing competitions)(Joe): "Not Over You" by Gavin DeGraw
Joe & Gloria: "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by The Police

WINNER
- Jordan

Thursday, August 23, 2012

"Oh Sit!" 8/23

Girls: Leigh Ann Macias (former Laker Girl), Katherine Delores Gray (grandma), Olivia Chur (19-yr.-old), Sasha Versik (Taekwondo black belt), Tiffany "Big Red" Holbrook & Diana Bacetti (soccer mom)
Boys: Dan Janus, Tim McCullen (23-yr.-old bank worker during the day), Ryan Cubbis, "Crazy" Crizam, Daymond Sule & Brandon Yeaton
 
R1:
"Black Out" by Breathe Carolina

 
CHAIRLESS-
Katherine & Olivia


Brandon
: $700 + $1K = $1,700

Diana: $500 + $600 = $1,100
Tim: $800 + $750 = $1,550
Leigh Ann: $600 + $150 = $750
Dan: $900 + $500 = $1,400
Crizam: $900 + $350 = $1,250
Sasha: $600 + $250 = $850
Daymond: $900 + $5K = $5,900
Tiffany: $600 + $50 = $650
Ryan: $700 

R2:
"What the Hell" by Avril Lavigne


CHAIRLESS-
Leigh Ann

 
Tim
: $750 + $5K = $5,750 ($7,300)

Crizam: $1,050 ($2,300)
Diana: $600 + $750 = $1,350 ($2,450)
Dan: $750 + $1K = $1,750 ($3,150)
Daymond: $900 + $500 = $1,400 ($7,300)
Brandon: $750 + $200 = $950 ($2,650)
Ryan: $600 + $100 = $700 ($1,400)
Sasha: $600 + $50 (I already saw that chair amount before the final reveal of this round- bad edit, Alan) = $650 (so she gives up $1.5K)
 
R3:
"Domino" by Jessie J


CHAIRLESS-
Brandon


Daymond
: $2K + $2K = $4K ($11,300)

Dan: $2K + $250 = $2,250 ($5,400)
Ryan: $1,600 + $10K = $11,600 ($13K)
Crizam: $2K + $100 = $2,100 ($4,400)
Diana: $1,400 + $1K = $2,400 ($4,850)
Tim: $1,800 (loses $9,150)

R4:
"You Make Me Feel" by Cobra Starship featuring Sabi


CHAIRLESS-
Dan


Daymond
: $1.5K + $10K = $11.5K ($22,800)

Crizam: $1.5K + $2K = $3.5K ($7,900)
Diana: $1K + $750 = $1,750 ($6,600)
Ryan: $1K (14 grand down the drain)

Neon Hitch Song:
"Love You Betta"

 
CM:
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" by Fall Out Boy


FB:

Crizam: $21,400
Daymond: $36,300
Diana: $15,600

WINNER
- Daymond!

"Big Brother" 8/23- DOUBLE EVICTION SHOW

VOTE-OFF #5: The last houseguest to miss the Season 14 jury by a 5-2 vote (Ashley & Frank voted for the other) is...Mike Boogie, so he finishes the season w/ $16K.

HoH Competition #6
("Before or After"):


1. Houseguests dressed as lemons & limes and Baby Zingbot was born (BEFORE)- ASHLEY (Dan changed his answer at the last second)

2. Willie's expulsion and Janelle's first Coaches' Competition win (AFTER)- JOE, JENN & DAN
3. Late night breaking news bulletins and JoJo hosting a competition (AFTER)- FRANK
4. Game reset and Have-Nots getting candy canes & cod (BEFORE)- SWEEP
5. Wil saying "I love & adore all of you" and saying "This is a win-win situation" in his eviction speech (AFTER)- BRITNEY

("WoF" time's up signal)


SUDDEN DEATH:
How many seconds did it take the Lime Team to win the "Squeeze Me" competition from start to finish?


Danielle: 1,200

Ian: 1K
A: 419- IAN WINS

He currently nominates...Ashley & Frank.


PoV Competition #6
("Somewhere Over the Veto"): Britney, Dan & Jenn are sitting out. The objective is to grab both clovers from a golden ball pit & bring them back, then grab the PoV symbol, bring that back & buzz in.


Lane Assignments:

Red- Frank
Orange- Ashley
Yellow- Joe
Green- Ian
Blue- Danielle
Pink- Shane

WINNER
- Frank (& I believe the buzz-in sound was borrowed from "Scrabble Showdown")


V-O #6:
Joe replaces Frank on the block & the first member of the jury by a 5-1 vote is...Ashley, which also means she leaves empty-handed.

"Wipeout" 8/23- DOUBLEHEADER

"Uncle Stevie's Squid Pit & BBQ":

Qualifier:
New Obstacle Opener: Bad Buoys (w/ a lifeguard sitting on the starting platform)
Bonus Second Obstacle: Swept Away (there's foam on the platform just before the BB)
$500 Ballsy Theme: Water skiing
Third Obstacle Title: Ocean Commotion

Advancing to The Hangover:

Richard "The Ham Bone" Gutierrez
Evita "The Musical" Bravo
Matthew "Gladiator" San Nicolas: 3:58.2 (& he does "The Tebow" when he finishes)
Mark "Balloon Boy" Lytle: 2:39.8- BONUS (& he never wiped out on the BB or the PH!)
Premyer "The Man Voice" Tamayo- BONUS
Dave "TGI" Freitag- BONUS
Debra Wichmann (originally from Taipei)
Randy "Destiny's Grandfather-in-Law" Fluker
"Tai-Chi Master" Starfire/Russell (52-yr.-old man): 2:21.3 (best time this episode)
Jeff Dougall
Dana Quinteros
Morgan Franz

NOTABLE ALSO-RAN:
Chelsea "The Bus" Noel (5:49.3)


A RECORD number of competitors won the $500 bonus on this episode!


(Note: This episode's title was the result of a fake sponsorship plug late in this round.)


Advancing to Spin Psycho:

1. Randy
2. Matthew
3. Mark
4. Premyer
5. Richard
6. Dave

FINALISTS:
Mark, Richard & Dave

THE WIPEOUT ZONE:


Mark: 8:32.44

Richard (who finished 3rd on the Qualifier): LOSS

Dave: 7:10.66- $50.5K!

"Family Matters":


Qualifier:

Newbie: Aunt Pattycake (wall)
$500 Ballsy Theme: Pirate
Final Obstacle Title: Surf Shack

Advancing to Scareground:

Sean Huiswoud & sister Christian Crane: 5:14.7
Jocelyn & Nick Pena (mother/son)- BONUS (Nick)
Devynn & Kelsey Polochak: 6:00
Justin & Jeni Flores (telepathic twin siblings): 6:57
Brittany & Bethany Halligan
Ryan Session & Dekenia Norfleet (brother/sister)
 
NOTABLE A-Rs:
Annaliza & Annalyn Hammer (sisters)(10:40.5)


Advancing to Petrified Forest:

1. Dekenia & Ryan
2. The Penas
3. Sean & Christian
4. Justin & Jeni

FINALISTS:
Ryan & Dekenia and Sean & Christian


W
Z #2:


Ryan: 13:13.1
THEIR FINAL TIME- 25:32.74

Sean: 10:31.45
THEIR FINAL RESULT- LOSS

8/23 Quick News & Notes

-The original version of "The Final Countdown" was previously used as an entrance theme for "The Queen of Wrestling" Sara del Rey (who has just signed a WWE developmental deal) & was also heard late on today's episode of "SportsNation".
-The $15,995 sign above the car during selected Dodge Dart commercials is similar to the cash jackpot sign from U.S. "$ale of the Century".
-"Millionaire" has moved into a new studio this season & the set's smaller & rounder.
-UFC 151 was cancelled after light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen (who is the organization's highest-paid fighter) as a replacement for Dan Henderson in the main event, who tore his MCL. December 1 is the next date for "The Ultimate Fighter Finale" from The Palms in Las Vegas.
-The next season of "Figure It Out" is expected to start taping next month.
-You might win $500 at tomorrow's "Let's Make a Deal" tapings if you bring along the 16th page of any car owner's manual or a blue crayon.

Various sources contributed to this report.

"Big Brother" 8/22/12

PoV Competition #6 ("Stay or Fold?- The Candy Counter"): Jenn, Ian & Ashley were the extras & Danielle became the host.

R1:
Marshmallow chicks on large PoV mural


Frank (685): STAY

Ashley (1,400): FOLD
Shane (660): STAY
Mike (628): STAY
Jenn (2,450): FOLD
Ian (848- originally 808): FOLD

A:
754- BOOGIE ELIMINATED


(Note: Boogie reportedly changed his answer at the last moment, then tried to cheat by changing his S or F decision.)


R2:
Lollipops on topiary tree


Frank (865): STAY

Ashley (2,400): FOLD
Shane (852): STAY
Jenn (724): STAY

Ian (528): FOLD

A:
1,377- JENN ELIMINATED


R3:
Pounds of candy hearts in large heart-shaped box


Frank (214): FOLD

Ashley (22): FOLD
Shane (109): STAY
Ian (69): STAY

A:
127- IAN ELIMINATED


R4:
Candy dots on the wall


Frank (11,111): FOLD

Ashley (2,600): STAY
Shane (2,478): STAY

A:
15,280- SHANE ELIMINATED (had Frank stayed, he would've won)


FR:
Gumballs in the giant gumball machine


Frank: 498

Ashley: 400

A:
848- FRANK WINS (Ashley folded anyway)


Frank was replaced in the Eviction Zone w/...Jenn.