This week, in perhaps the most bizarre dates in Bachelor history, Sean took Desiree the bridal stylist to a fake art gallery as part of an elaborate, but not particularly successful, practical joke. While many of you commenting on my recap wondered if Desiree was in on the joke the whole time, this deleted scene from Monday’s episode indicates — to me at least — that Desiree believed she was in a real art gallery… filled with really terrible art. Click through to watch Sean and Desiree peruse and appraise the awful portraits and sculptures. READ FULL STORY »
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Oxygen Media has pulled the plug on All My Babies’ Mamas, a reality special the network was developing about a musician who has fathered 11 children with 10 different mothers.
The network offered no reason for curtailing the project. In a statement issued Tuesday, Oxygen said that, “as part of our development process, we have reviewed casting and decided not to move forward with the special.” READ FULL STORY »
When I first perused the names of the 10 returning players coming back to play in Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites, I was struck by one thing: How bad so many of them were. Not bad people, necessarily, but people that had performed really poorly in the game. And I wasn’t the only person to notice. When I spoke to returnee Malcolm Freberg before filming in May 2012, he noted that the male cast was filled with men that were best known for making bonehead mistakes.
One of the men that made those mistakes, John Cochran, went even a step further: “I was looking around all the CBS stuff to see if I could find a logo for the season somewhere because I’m dying to know what this season is subtitled because it sure isn’t being called Greatest Survivor Players of All-Time,” he told me before leaving for location. “I’m afraid it’s going to be some sort of unflattering thing like Dunce Island where we have to wear dunce caps instead of buffs or something. Because there are a lot of people that made weird moves or poor moves like me. I can name flaws in everybody but Dawn and Corinne.” (You can add Malcolm to that list of people who played well, but Cochran had not seen him play at that point since Survivor: Philippines had just wrapped filming.)
But even through the cast is filled with two people that gave away their immunity only to be voted out (Erik Reichenbach and Brandon Hantz), another that blew his chances of winning due to his fear of colored rocks (Cochran), another who was voted out first (Francesca Hogi), and another who was brought all the way to the end precisely because he was the easiest person in the universe to beat (Phillip Sheppard), host Jeff Probst disagreed when I remarked that this season’s returnees were bigger personalities than they were actual gamers. Here’s his response: READ FULL STORY »
'American Idol': New featurette offers boobs, clown costumes, and one tender Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj moment -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Granted, Mariah probably only looks so giddy here because a sassy male contestant has just told Nicki, “Shut yo mouth.” (Hidden gem: Randy Jackson’s hand, conjuring up this television magic.) Below, we’ve got an exclusive featurette to get you ready for American Idol‘s season 12 premiere this Wednesday and Thursday on Fox. It’s the first clip I’ve seen that shows more than just a split second of a hopeful’s crazy-good vibrato — as well as much more of the intra-judge dynamic.
We’ve also got Mariah Carey’s boobs competing with Mariah Carey’s hair for Most Volumnious in her single shot. You can’t blame her; it’s hard out there when the other diva at the table is an even bigger wig collector than you. Check it out: READ FULL STORY »
Lisa Whelchel is clearly determined to rule every single television genre. She became a star playing snooty Blair Warner on The Facts of Life, and then lasted all 39 days on Survivor: Philippines. Now she is ready to embark on her third act: talk show host. Starting on Monday, Whelchel will be appearing as a sidekick to her former Survivor lord and master for a still-to-be-determined number of episodes as she begins a stint cohosting on The Jeff Probst Show.
How did it happen? And what the heck is she going to be doing on the show? The former sitcom and reality star calls into the InsideTV Podcast to give all the scoop on her new gig and talk about what other opportunities she may be pursuing in the future. (Might Lisa make a return to scripted fare?) Of course, we also ask her to look back at her experience out on the island: Was it what she expected? Which of her castmates does she still consider good friends? And would she ever go back to play again for the million dollars? American’s sweetheart reveals all! (The Lisa Whelchel interview begins at 33:00.)
But we begin this week’s podcast by breaking down the new Survivor cast. The full list of Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites players was just announced, and Jessica Shaw and I go through each of the returnees, discussing which ones we are glad to see back and how they may do in the game the second time around.
To join in the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Will you watch Lisa cohosting on The Jeff Probst Show? And do you want to see her again on Survivor? Speaking of Survivor, what are your thoughts on the new cast? The message boards are open for business! Also make sure to read our new Survivor cast announcement with exclusive intel from host Jeff Probst. Okay, listen in to hear Lisa in all her glory and see if you agree with our Survivor assessment!
Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban are doing an hour-long Q&A at 8:30 p.m. ET following a private press screening of the season 12 premiere — and we’ve got the live feed! Will Randy wear a beaded pin? Will former shopping buddies Mariah and Nicki come up with euphemisms even more press-friendly than ”I’m just not that into her” re: each other? Will Keith Urban open his mouth? Find out….liiiiive!….in the player below. READ FULL STORY »
Is it a coincidence that the first post-discrimination lawsuit season of The Bachelor — which hasn’t included a black female contestant since Matt Grant’s season in 2008 — features not one but four African-American women? Short answer: probably not. And in next week’s episode of The Bachelor, one of the three remaining African-American women, Robyn — a.k.a. the one who tanked her back flip during the limo arrivals — asks Sean about this season’s surprising increase in diversity. “I have a question,” she begins tentatively. “You might have to take off your jacket, it might make you a little hot, a little nervous…” To his credit, the Bachelor is not at all rattled — “This is the best question I’ve gotten all night!” he declares — and actually gives a thoughtful answer. Click through to watch his response. READ FULL STORY »
A blogger who has made a name for himself by spoiling the outcome of The Bachelor continues to get under the skin of the producers. NZK Productions and a division of Warner Bros. dubbed Horizon Alternative is going back to court again in an attempt to block Steve Carbone from continually letting the cat out of the bag on his Reality Steve website.
The studio is going after Carbone for tortious interference and breach of a settlement agreement, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the lawsuit. In June, both parties closed the door on a previous lawsuit after Carbone supposedly agreed to cut off contact with cast, crew or employees of The Bachelor franchise. At the time, Carbone tweeted: “The lawsuit is over. We have finally settled. Long story short: RealitySteve.com isn’t going anywhere, I don’t owe the other side a penny, and they had no case.” READ FULL STORY »
On Jan. 1, TLC premieres the four-part series Totally T-Boz, which chronicles the comeback of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins of the girl group TLC (“No Scrubs,” “Unpretty,” and “Waterfalls”). Below, we’ve got your first look at the show’s cold open and title song in which T-Boz, a single mother to 12-year-old daughter Chase, breaks down her life since the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes — a divorce, a brain tumor that robbed her of her speech, sight, hearing, and balance, and an ongoing battle with Sickle Cell — and how she plans to reinvent herself. READ FULL STORY »
Dallas star Larry Hagman, who died in November, will appear on CBS’ reality special I Get That a Lot. The actor filmed his segment — in which he masquerades as a Costco employee shilling free samples of barbeque sauce — in September. Hagman “was a prankster at heart,” I Get That A Lot executive producer Eric Schotz said in a statement, adding that “the fans’ reactions when they found out it was him are priceless.”
Cheech Marin (who plays a guy behind the counter at a party store), Jane Seymour (inept home goods store employee), Jeff Gordon (automotive supplies salesman), Bruce Jenner (high-end shoe salesman), and Phil Keoghan (outdoor apparel salesman) also appear in the special, which airs Wednesday, Jan. 9.
Ready for your mind to be blown? According to 23-year-old Cassadee Pope — newly crowned winner of NBC’s The Voice — the ever-eccentric Cee Lo Green is actually “really normal” in person. “You can sit down and have a conversation with him and it’s not weird,” she explained yesterday during a visit to EW’s offices in New York City. “He’s very intellectual.”
Cassadee’s insight about Cee Lo is much more surprising than her recent win, which seemed foretold as soon as her cover of Blake Shelton’s “Over You” shot to No. 1 on iTunes’s singles chart. While the singer says she never thought of herself as season 3′s frontrunner — “I knew that stuff can happen in this show and not be lasting” — she will admit that her iTunes sales made her “very optimistic” before Tuesday’s finale. And though Cassadee feels like her victory still hasn’t really sunk in, she also can’t wait to get back to the recording studio in January and start work on a debut album that combines pop, rock, and country — sort of like “an edgier Taylor Swift [record], not as country, with more mature lyrics and more challenging vocals and melodies.”
Intrigued? Read on for more about Cassadee’s time on the show, her relationship with mentor Blake Shelton — and her near miss with the Muppets.
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