Friday, November 16, 2007

Big Brother will return unlike any other season...

According to "The New York Daily News," the writers' strike has CBS working hard for a new season of Big Brother. The network is busy casting new players for the season that may start as early as the beginning of next year if the strike continues, instead of its normal summer premiere. Big Brother 9 will not contain last summer's twist: America's Player. Executive Producer Allison Grodner told the "NY Daily News":
"We have been told by CBS to get ready for anything, so there's nothing that is
certain at this point. It is a wait-and-see. We are preparing for anything. We
really want it to stand out. We want it to be special, because we've never done
something like this before. I promise you it will be different from any other
'Big Brother' you've ever seen."
Auditions were held this week and will be held over the weekend to cast for the new season. The debut date for the show right now is uncertain, but the producers are excited for a possible midseason premiere. Longtime Big Brother host Julie Chen will also be returning to the program, regardless of whether it comes back midseason or next summer.

I'm excited for a new season of Big Brother, one of my favorite reality shows. I'm glad they're not returning with another America's Player. It allowed to producers to control the game and then make money off of text message votes. Hey CBS, thanks for not manipulating the outcome again.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

On a different note...

The CW has announced the premiere of a new reality show called Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants. The series is a competition between mother-daughter teams in a beauty pageant. It's set to debut on Sunday, December 12 at 9 p.m. ET, following the finale of America's Next Top Model. Subsequent episodes of Crowned will then air at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, taking over Top Model, with the eighth and finale episode airing on January 30.

All I have to say is...please,not another one of these...

Update on Writer's Strike..

This video makes the strike a little bit clearer, for anyone who was confused:

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Hills Updates..

This week's episode of The Hills was based on- who would have guessed?- the fight between Heidi and Lauren. This time Heidi and Lauren actually had it out face to face. Heidi sort of apologized and Lauren told Heidi that she's willing to forgive her....and forget her. And there you have it.

Elsewhere, we now know that Audrina and Justin-Bobby are broken up. Audrina’s co-worker played a role in helping her see there’s a lot more to life than that belching, mumbling, dreadlocked loser Justin-Bobby.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Top Model Updates...

Here's an update of the last two weeks of America's Next Top Model:
  • Ebony Morgon quit the show, claiming she was homesick and tired of the criticism she was receiving. The judging panel had already decided to eliminate Ambreal from the competition. However, when Ebony made it clear she was no longer interested in competing, Tyra dismissed her and allowed Ambreal to remain in the running. "I thought I wanted to be a model, but this is helping me realize it's not for me. It's not what I want. I just want to be happy and I'm not happy... I don't want to feel like that anymore so I had to say something," Ebony said as she was leaving.
  • Sarah Hartshorne was the sixth girl to be eliminated from the show last week. She was the only ninth season plus-size model and so when she started to lose weight, she also lost her place in the competition. Tyra said both Sarah and Chantal (who were the bottom 2) are "very good models," just not "at the top of this pack." Sarah was criticized for "coasting" and has a "confusing" place in the industry because of her size. Chantal was also accused of "coasting," however she survived to compete another day as Sarah was ousted.

**I just think it's kind of ridiculous that Sarah was ousted because she was too small to be a plus-size model and too big to be a regular model. You would think that with everything that happened with Tyra Banks and her weight that she'd want to change the industry and give someone with that kind of body type a chance. Tyra, I'm disappointed.

  • Enrique Inglesias guest starred on last week's episode, shooting a video with the girls.
  • Heather fainted (we think) during the shoot. She just looked very very sick and was curled up in a ball in the corner, after claiming she hadn't eaten all day. Thankfully she is okay