Friday, March 31, 2006

FLAVOR OF LOVE Reunion Special On VH1 This Sunday

VH1 has announced that a FLAVOR OF LOVE Reunion Special will premiere at 8:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm CST, Sunday, April 2nd.

All of the girls are being brought back to one stage to reunite for the first time since they were eliminated from the show.

There is a lot of unfinished business between the ladies and Flav is sure to call some of them out on their actions in the house.

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THE AMAZING RACE Moving To Wednesday Evenings Effective Immediately

CBS has announced that effective immediately, the Emmy Award winning, THE AMAZING RACE is moving to Wednesday evenings.

THE AMAZING RACE will now be shown at 8:00 pm ET/ 7:00 pm CST starting Wednesday, April 5th (on CBS).

CBS comedies OUT OF PRACTICE and COURTING ALEX, which was previously shown in the Wednesday time slot has been put on hiatus and will return to CBS at a later date.

BACK ON CAMPUS - New Reality Series On ABC Family - College Students Living With Parents In A Dorm For Semester

ABC Family premieres the new reality series BACK ON CAMPUS Saturday, April 8 (10:00 - 11:00 PM ET/PT).

Leighton Phillips, Susan Seborg, Phil Marino, Jr., and Julie Ciccarone are four college kids having the time of their lives at Philadelphia´s Drexel University. It´s a blastÉparties, activities, and the freedom that comes from living away from home. But things are about to change in a very big way when they meet their new roommates...THEIR PARENTS.

BACK ON CAMPUS is a unique adventure that gives four parents a taste of academia, shower shoes and keg stands with their kids when they enroll at Drexel University Éand share a dorm room with their kids for a semester! From getting a part-time late-night cramming for finals...the parents will be involved in EVERYTHING! The kids want to party and date...but it´s hard when you´re sleeping in the same room and the same bunk as your parent.

For Damaris Phillips it´s a chance to experience what she missed when she chose motherhood over college; Kevin Seborg wants to reconnect with his daughter; and Phil Marino, Sr. and Charlene Ciccarone are ready to have some fun! But will their mortified kids be ready to share their lives and their space with their parents BACK ON CAMPUS?

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Viewers To Help Advise Donald On THE APPRENTICE - Candiates Write Jingle For Arby´s

Over the past two years, millions upon millions have tuned in to hear Donald Trump´s infamous phrase, "You're Hired!" For the first time in the show´s history, NBC´s APPRENTICE fans will have the opportunity to advise Trump on who he should select to be the next APPRENTICE. NBC announced today that in the penultimate week viewers will be able to vote for one of the final two candidates via phone and on-line at The results of America´s favorite candidate will be presented to Trump during the live finale before he makes his final decision.

Beginning this week, will host an ongoing weekly poll where viewers can vote for their favorite candidate and track their weekly progress.

"I´m very anxious to see who the fans choose for their favorite finalist -- their decision could have a big effect on my ultimate decision," said Trump.

"Over the past four seasons of THE APPRENTICE, Donald Trump has used the final episode to hire candidates with advice only from George and Carolyn," said Mark Burnett, Creator and Executive Producer. "This year we thought it would be interesting to discover what America has to say about the candidates, incorporating our fans and viewers as virtual judges. While Trump will still be the final arbiter of who he hires, America´s feedback is certain to have an impact on his decision."

Following a special two-hour DEAL OR NO DEAL (April 3rd, 8-10 p.m. ET/PT), this week´s episode of THE APPRENTICE, follows Gold Rush and Synergy as they take on the music world and write an original jingle for the popular restaurant chain Arby´s (10-11 p.m. ET/PT). Judged by Arby´s executives, the team with the most effective but creative jingle wins. The winning team enjoys a scrumptious reward and the losers face the music in the boardroom.

"Gold Rush" - Bryce, Charmaine, Lee, Lenny, Leslie, Tarek
"Synergy" - Allie, Andrea, Michael, Roxanne, Sean, Tammy

APPRENTICE fans can still sign up for exclusive text message alerts sent directly to their cell phones -- giving viewers the behind-the-scenes scoop to the unfolding onscreen action. Subscribers will receive up to five text messages from different candidates synchronized with the broadcast itself (multiple time zones will be available). Viewers can register at or text the word "APP" to the shortcode "62288" (NBCTV).

Naomi And Wynonna Judd On Next NASHVILLE STAR - Down To Seven Contestants

Naomi And Wynonna Judd Will Appear Together On A Special Episode Of USA Network´s NASHVILLE STAR Airing Live Tuesday, April 4 at 10:00 PM ET /9:00 PM CT

NASHVILLE STAR, the nation´s top-rated country music series, has lined up Hallmark Channel talk show host and Grammy Award winning country music superstar Naomi Judd to guest judge its fourth episode airing Tuesday, April 4 on USA Network, it was announced today by Libby Hansen, USA Network´s vice president of alternative series & specials. Daughter Wynonna and the other half of the award-winning duo The Judds is co-hosting the fourth season with "hick-hop" originator Cowboy Troy.

"Millions of Americans can relate to Naomi and look to her for inspiration every day. She´s a great example for our contestants and can provide them with invaluable advice," explains Hansen. "Her talk show, NAOMI´S NEW MORNING, has really taken off, and the opportunity to have her appear with Wynonna on NASHVILLE STAR was something we couldn´t pass up."

Episode four will kick off with an opening performance by multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans of her hit single "A Real Fine Place to Start." With only seven contestants remaining, each will compete for America´s votes before someone is eliminated at the end of the show. Anastasia Brown and Phil Vassar return to judge alongside Naomi.

"I´ve told the contestants all along that I took this job because I felt it was time to do my part in mentoring the next generation of artists, like my mom did for me all those years," adds Wynonna. "They can learn a lot from her and I hope they will take her advice on what to do, and also on what NOT to do."

As the mother-daughter duo The Judds, Naomi and Wynonna sold over 20 million albums in their eight-year reign. The Judds won five Grammys and were named the Country Music Association´s "Duo of the Year" for eight straight years. The pair scored 15 number one hits, and The Judds "Farewell Tour" and "Power to Change" tours rank as two of the top grossing country tours of all time.

PBS Heading to Old West With New Reality Shows Including TEXAS RANCH HOUSE

Saddle up, partners, as PBS presents the heroes and the hardships of the Old (and not so old) West with a series of programs that explore life on the American frontier, as well as the legends and lore that persist today. Ride with the wild stallions of the Rocky Mountains, round up your prettiest cattle and revive the days of six- shooters and sheriffs with a "range" of programming.

THE STANDARD OF PERFECTION "Show Cattle," airing on PBS Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET, is a new documentary from director Mark Lewis (NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CHICKEN), who takes viewers behind the scenes of the Fryeburg Fair -- New England´s biggest and most prestigious show cattle competition. Held annually in October, the fair signals a time when cattle lovers across New England gather to bathe, groom, clip and show their animals over three days of intense competition. Judged against recognized standards in a variety of categories, hundreds of cattle compete for six grand champion prizes and the coveted crown of Supreme Champion. "Show Cattle" takes viewers into the world of the bovine makeover, and shows how pride, determination and a set of steel-capped boots transform barnyard cattle into regional celebrities. Program Web site:

Departing the territory of domesticated cattle, the dusty trail heads west for an encore of NATURE "Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies," airing on PBS Sunday, April 23, 2006, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET. Filmed in the mountains of western Montana, this poignant, engrossing story focuses on a wild stallion whose life has been recorded since his moment of birth in the wild by Emmy-winning filmmaker Ginger Kathrens. Kathrens´ exceptional footage follows the striking white horse she names Cloud through a series of harrowing struggles and adventures, including expulsion from his own horse family, the rites of passage as he develops into a dominating stallion, his capture in a government roundup and subsequent release, the struggle to survive harsh winters and frequent summer lightning strikes, and the dangers posed by illegal horse shooters. As an illuminating visual record of the emergence of a natural leader, this is an unprecedented film about wild horses. Program Web site:

In May, circle your wagons around the latest hands-on history series, TEXAS RANCH HOUSE, airing on PBS Monday-Thursday, May 1-4, 2006, 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET. This series from the producers of COLONIAL HOUSE and FRONTIER HOUSE challenges a group of intrepid time-travelers to experience the exhilaration and exhaustion of life in the Old West. Participants ranch, rope, ride and pass nights under the stars and in their haciendas as they experience life in the real west of the American cowboy. As it follows the daily challenges of the participants, the series illuminates the fascinating story of merging cultures and changing social dynamics in post-Civil War Texas, and explores the country´s diverse ancestry, including the cultures of European immigrants, Hispanics, African Americans and Native Americans. Program Web site:

Leaving the present in search of the past, travel to the heart of western history in AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "Remember the Alamo," airing on PBS Monday, May 1, 2006, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET. Long before the Alamo made heroes of Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett and spawned the well-known battle cry, Jose Antonio Navarro and a group of Tejanos -- Mexicans of Texas who had lived there for generations -- started the battle for Texas. This program explores the life of the famed Tejano leader and his efforts to protect the sovereignty of his homeland as it passed through the hands of multiple governments. Program Web site:

Head off into the sunset with this collection of Wild West programs in April and May, only on PBS.

PBS is a private, nonprofit media enterprise that serves the nation´s 348 public noncommercial television stations, reaching nearly 90 million people each week. Bringing diverse viewpoints to television and the Internet, PBS provides high-quality documentary and dramatic entertainment, and consistently dominates the most prestigious award competitions. PBS is the leading provider of educational materials for K-12 teachers, and offers a broad array of educational services for adult learners. Video resources for educators are available at PBS´ premier kids´ TV programming and Web site, PBS KIDS Online (, continue to be parents´ and teachers´ most trusted learning environments for children. More information about PBS is available at, the leading dot-org Web site on the Internet. PBS is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.

MEGAFLOOD In London - Next Episode of THE PERFECT DISASTER On Discovery Channel

Could the same thing happen to London that happened in New Orleans? The city is among the best defended in the world against flooding but there is a weakness. Mike, the head of the Thames Barrier, is about to find out what it is. It will be a day he may not live to see the end of.

Viewers will learn that five percent of London´s flood defenses are inadequate, according to several government reports, with tens of thousands of lives at stake. Experts and CGI explain how London would weather a monumental flood.

In the next episode of THE PERFECT DISASTER - you will see what unfolds through the eyes of those fighting to survive them, in vivid dramatizations. From everyday people to weather experts, they will make decisions that change their lives and the lives of those around them, forever.

MEGAFLOOD: THE PERFECT DISASTER premieres Sunday, April 2, 9 PM ET/PT on The Discovery Channel.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

CAN´T GET A DATE Premieres on VH1 April 7th - For The Romantically Challenged

Got Dating Troubles? You´re Not Alone! VH1 Gets to The Heart of The Problem With New Reality Series

For years, the loveless have been forced to wander the dating landscape aimless and alone, making the same mistakes over and over. Finally, that´s about to change. Help is on the way in the form of VH1´s new reality series CAN´T GET A DATE, which premieres Friday night, April 7th at midnight.

Each episode of CAN´T GET A DATE focuses on one romantically challenged subject with dating problems ranging from the painfully obvious (foot fungus), the obscure (fear of bicycles) and the everyday (afraid to make the first move). The show´s Host, heard but never seen, strikes a dialogue with the lovelorn subject and, like a modern day Cyrano de Bergerac, offers advice and wisdom from behind the camera. The Host´s perfect blend of humor, support and tough love quickly reveals the subject´s real dating problems.

After the subject´s flaws have been exposed, the reformation begins. It´s not a perfunctory makeover performed by self-proclaimed "experts," but rather a fun parade of genuine insights from down-to-earth, ordinary people. By using traditional and sometimes nontraditional techniques to tackle the subjects´ issues - hula hooping with fire, hypnosis, even enduring a full body wax - each dating hopeful is challenged to leave their own comfort zone.

This journey takes the audience into a New York that only a few insiders know, like cul-de-sac boutiques in Soho and old Italian barbershops in the East Village. The subject makes a physical transformation before the audience´s eyes, their attitude evolving through interactions with The Host and the helping hands they encounter along the way.

Finally, after months spent overcoming bad social habits and technique, our subject, armed with a new attitude and approach to finding love, goes on an actual date. Will everyone find love in 30 minutes? Well, no. But CAN´T GET A DATE promises to get them back in the fight.

CAN´T GET A DATE? Yes, you can. VSPOT at and VH1 On Demand A sneak peek of the series premiere will be available through VH1 On Demand, across various cable providers beginning April 3 - four days prior to the April 7 series premiere on VH1. Additionally, audition "shorts" and "after shows" that follow-up with each subject after their CAN´T GET A DATE experience will be available throughout the series on VSPOT ( and VH1 On Demand.

Log onto for more information on Can't Get a Date.

Court TV Announces A Slew Of Reality Shows - Investigative Drama, True-Life Characters

Court TV(R) Announces New Primetime Programming Slate: Real Life, High Stakes Series Feature Documentary Specials

Female bounty hunters, best-selling authors, award-winning documentary filmmakers, paranormal investigators, Academy Award winners and forensic psychiatrists join forces to create a riveting, new, full-of-surprises season on Court TV(R). Packed with spellbinding stories told in new and unexpected ways, the network´s diverse primetime slate incorporates investigative drama, reality, true-life characters and adrenaline-pumping, unscripted storylines, all building on Court TV´s highly successful core brand.

New Investigative Series

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:30 PM
Following the success of the original series, PSYCHIC DETECTIVES(R), Court TV takes the paranormal/crime-solving phenomenon one step further when psychic profiler Carla Baron, clairvoyant John J. Oliver, and paranormal investigator Patrick Burns visit "haunted" crime scenes and attempt to provide new insight into cold cases.

In the compelling new investigative series MISSING PERSONS UNIT, Court TV re-examines the most baffling missing person cases from across the country. Each 30-minute episode chronicles a race against the clock, as an investigative team reconstructs the last two days of the missing person´s life to learn who they are, and where they might be found.

This original series features stories of international manhunts conducted by U.S. Marshals, FBI, CIA and state police searching for America´s most brilliant fugitives who are on the run and living the high life on their ill-gotten gains.

Friday, March 31 at 10:30 PM
Turns the spotlight on the Los Angeles Scientific Investigation Division (SID) where top-notch forensic scientists use science and technology to solve crimes in the City of Angels.

An up-close, inside look at the high-stakes world of special weapons and tactics teams across the United States. From strategy and planning to heart-pounding deployment, this half-hour series is a truly unique and exciting look at the best in law enforcement.

Coming off the huge success of BEACH PATROL: SAN DIEGO, Court TV explores a new coast in BEACH PATROL: MIAMI BEACH, a fast-paced, hard-driving series, following the lifeguards of the Miami Beach Ocean Rescue team. From the sandy water´s edge to South Beach´s Ocean Boulevard, Miami Beach is home to the hip, beautiful, exotic and the outlandish.

From the inner workings of the Special Response Teams who take on law enforcement´s most dangerous assignments, to the elite guards who protect the nation´s diplomats, this action-packed half-hour show goes behind the scenes of the most fascinating areas of criminal justice and investigation.

When questions remain even after a conviction, Court TV sends former NYPD detectives Jerry Palace and Reggie Brit to re-open the case files and investigate - often finding new evidence or witnesses that prove that law enforcement has arrested the Wrong Man.

SPAM: The Documentary
We all know it ... it clogs our computers and may ultimately slow and damage the Internet. But where does spam come from? Who are the criminal minds behind it? In an insightful and often humorous investigation, Court TV looks into the global culture of spam, arguably one of the 20th century´s most annoying and harmful innovations.

Jan Lewan was the Elvis of polka music, selling out months of performances in Atlantic City. But he was also a criminal mastermind. This documentary is an irreverent portrait of one man whose professional career was destroyed because he began to believe he was bigger than the music.

When a marriage goes sour and a bitter legal battle is inevitable, some couples use binding arbitration to avoid a prolonged feud. In each episode of Divorce Story, Court TV follows two couples as they go through the arbitration process, resolving their conflicts once and for all. The series is produced by Craig Piligian, creator of DIRTY JOBS.

Sunshine State Bail Bonds in Southern California is home to an elite team of female bounty hunters who use their brains and beauty to track down and bust the most hardened criminals. Court TV´s cameras go along for the ride, following the best in the business as they do their jobs in style.

In this exciting new series, the con is on! A team of talented former con men and women led by world-class hustler Paul Wilson demonstrate some of the cleverest cons of all time, offering tips on how to avoid getting conned.

Keith Ablow is a world-renowned forensic psychiatrist and bestselling author of INSIDE THE MIND OF SCOTT PETERSON. In this true crime series, Court TV joins Ablow as he delves deep into the minds of some of the country´s most notorious criminals, finally answering the question: what made them do it? Ablow discusses the psychology involved as well as the expert profiling methods used to catch them.

The Phenomena Police are a group of active duty peace officers who investigate calls involving paranormal activity and unusual phenomena. Using forensic investigative techniques, police procedures and advanced technology, they gather evidence and find out what really went on and why it happened.

CALL 911(SM)
More than half a million 911 calls are placed every day. From home invasions to hostage situations, this half-hour brings the most intense, amazing calls to life, played out in real time, from the moment the call is made to its eventual resolution.

Bravo Announces Record First Quarter Ratings - Big Part Of Success To PROJECT RUNWAY

Bravo kicked off 2006 with a bang, setting new records across all key demos for total day viewing in first quarter 2006. The first quarter was the most-watched quarter in Bravo history. In primetime (Monday-Sunday 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.), Bravo averaged 391,000 homes and 281,000 Adults 18-49, the best first quarter performances ever for the network.

For total day, Bravo set new all-time records for any quarter in households and across all key demos. Bravo averaged 214,000 households, 258,000 total viewers (both up 2% versus a year ago) and 148,000 adults 18-49 (up 6%) - each an all-time network record. The Bravo prime averages of 391,000 households and 281,000 Adults 18-49 were up 3% and 1%, respectively, versus the same quarter a year ago. and up 8% and 58%, respectively versus the prior quarter, 4Q05.

Bravo continues to attract younger viewers: The primetime average viewer age of 42.7 was nearly five years younger than the previous quarter. Incidentally, the primetime average of 134,000 Adults 18-34 was also a network all-time quarterly high, up 7% year-to-year. Additionally, Bravo is also maintaining its leadership position as a magnet for upscale primetime viewers, delivering a higher concentration of affluent Adults 25-54 than any other cable entertainment network for the quarter (available date thru 2/28/06).

"Bravo broke ratings records this first quarter, from the most watched episode of any show ever -- THE PROJECT RUNWAY finale -- to achieving all time highs on, and now we have the most watched quarter ever in Bravo history!" said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "Of particular note is the fact that this year´s first quarter numbers beat our numbers from last year´s phenomenal first quarter -- which included the through the roof ratings of our season one finale for mega-hit PROJECT RUNWAY -- and speaks to the quality and breadth of programming that continues to attract new viewers to the network."

Breakout original programming with buzz-worthy personalities contributed to Bravo achieving its most successful first quarter in the network´s history. Driven by the success of the second season of the hit series PROJECT RUNWAY, along with new series launches for the third season of BLOW OUT and the acclaimed TOP CHEF and the docu-soap THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, highlights for Bravo´s first quarter of 2006 include:

PROJECT RUNWAY´s second season finale on Wednesday, March 8 from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. was the most viewed program in Bravo´s history, achieving a 3.2 household rating and averaging 3.5 million total viewers, 2.5 million adults 18-49 and 2.1 million adults 25-54. The telecast was up across all key demographics when compared to the show´s first season finale, posting increases of 94% among adults 18-49, 75% among adults 25-54, and 74% among total viewers. Overall, the second season of PROJECT RUNWAY averaged a lofty 1.6 household coverage rating, 1.7 million total viewers, 1.3 million viewers 18-49, and 1.1 million viewers 25-54.

The series premiere of TOP CHEF followed on Wednesday, March 8 from 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. and attracted 1.3 million total viewers, 932,000 18-49 viewers and 826,000 25-54 viewers. TOP CHEF was the highest-rated Wednesday premiere in Bravo history in all demos and achieved the network´s highest time-period delivery among total viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54.

The third season premiere of BLOW OUT on Tuesday, March 21 from 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. posted a .5 HH rating and delivered huge increases over the prior four week time-period average in key demos, including 114% percent among adults 18-49 and 104% among adults 25-54. Following BLOW OUT was the premiere of the docu-series THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY from 10:00 - 11:00 p.m., which attracted 430,000 total viewers (up 45% from the prior four week time-period average), and 286,000 Adults 18-49 (up 66%)

Traffic to also broke all-time Bravo records with 3.4 million unique visitors and 107.5 million page views, representing increases of 60% and 132%, respectively, versus the same quarter a year ago. The site generated 5.6 million video streams, improving on 1Q05 by 230%. Helping to fuel the success was the second season of PROJECT RUNWAY, which garnered an impressive 65 million page views and 2.1 million unique visitors for the show alone. Bravo´s first-ever interactive voting, which took place during the PROJECT RUNWAY finale, brought in 114,466 - 49,472 via text messaging and 64,994 via the web. The site´s unique features also helped drive its success, with 7.6 million page views to Tim Gunn´s blog and 600,000 downloads of Tim Gunn´s podcast.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Trash-Talking Reality Series YO MOMMA Premieres On MTV Monday, April 3rd

Wilmer Valderrama´s Trash-Talking Series YO MOMMA Premieres On MTV Monday, April 3rd at 6:00PM (ET/PT)

MTV: Music Television announced that YO MOMMA, the trash-talking comedy competition created, executive produced and hosted by Wilmer Valderrama, will premiere on Monday, April 3rd at 6:00pm (ET/PT) and air daily, Monday through Friday. A "Best of the Best" episode will premiere every Thursday evening at 10:00PM (ET/PT), featuring the winners of each rivalry who will put their money on the line to claim the title of Champion of the Week and repeat in the regularly scheduled Friday slot. To raise the stakes, celebrity guests from every corner of the hip-hop and comedy communities will lend their special touch to the episode and also help decide the victor. Celebrity guests include Chingy, Method Man, Mike Jones, Ne-Yo and Donald Faison (SCRUBS).

YO MOMMA will join MTV´s hot afternoon block which currently ranks Number One in its time period among P12-34 across all cable networks and includes shows such as NEXT, MY OWN, ROOM RAIDERS and DATE MY MOM. Since MTV´s new afternoons launched on January 2, the block of programming has resonated with MTV´s audience, reaching more than 64.4 million viewers (P2+) to date.

"Afternoons have been hugely popular with our audience, and we are excited to add Wilmer´s talent, humor and style to the line-up with YO MOMMA," said Lois Curren, Executive Vice-President, Entertainment and Programming, MTV.

"MTV is excited to welcome Wilmer to the growing list of talented actors and celebrities that have found a home at the channel," said Rod Aissa, Senior Vice President, Talent Series Development for MTV, MTV2, mtvU and MTV Films. "Wilmer is a perfect fit for our audience, and we are thrilled that talent turns to MTV as a place where they can create, experiment and invent."

YO MOMMA is a no-holds barred competition that pits Southern California´s funniest amateur trash-talkers against one another. In each episode of YO MOMMA, Wilmer searches different neighborhoods to find the most astute trash-talkers. The finalists from each opposing area then will utilize information from "targeted home invasions" conducted by Wilmer to make their one-on-one slams incredibly personal. The top two contestants each day will compete for a cash prize and bragging rights of being the best clowner in their neighborhood, as well as the opportunity to move forward in the trash-talking tournament.

Starting now, viewers can go to MTV Overdrive to check out the season trailer of YO MOMMA and a special preview of the "Making of YO MOMMA."

Also on MTV Overdrive, viewers will be able to view highlights and recaps of previous episodes in the "Best of the Week" segments that will run throughout the season. MTV Mobile will also allow fans of YO MOMMA to have 2 minute episode teaser video clips sent to their mobile phones and much more content will be made available on

TUCKERVILLE Returns April 8th on TLC - Country Music Icon Tanya Tucker And Family

Welcome Back To TUCKERVILLE: Legendary Country Music Icon Tanya Tucker Invites Viewers Into Her Life With 16 All-New Episodes For TLC

TUCKERVILLE Delves Inside Tanya Tucker´s World as a Single Mom and Music Icon

TLC announced that TUCKERVILLE, the primetime series that follows Tanya Tucker and her family as she faces the pressures of juggling her busy music career with her daily life as a single mom to three kids, returns with new half-hour episodes beginning Saturday, April 8 at 10 PM ET/PT.

In each episode of TUCKERVILLE, viewers see the original country music "bad girl" at home with her family on the Tucker´s palatial Nashville estate, a 35,OOO-square-foot mansion on a 500-acre ranch. TUCKERVILLE chronicles Tanya´s challenges balancing family with her music career, including her touring schedule, media appearances and recording sessions. Tanya´s lifestyle is hectic, harried and chaotic, but the word her family simply uses is "crazy." At age 47 and with children ages 7, 13 and 16, traditional family roles change quickly for Tanya, so her children, as well as her faith and friends, keep her grounded and on track.

The 16 new episodes of TUCKERVILLE follow Tanya through a variety of family demands, personal missions and the occasional spur-of-the-moment adventure. In preparation for potential cosmetic surgery, Tanya visits a hypnotist to help her quit smoking and hires a personal trainer, who has some major lifestyle changes in store for Tanya due to his views on junk food and waking up at the ""crack of noon." Along the way, son Grayson attempts to set up his sitter, Curt, via an online dating service, which produces more surprises than anyone, especially Curt, could have expected. Add in Grayson´s attempt at a bass fishing TV pilot, Tanya´s unexpected Wal-Mart run to surprise her favorite cashier and a Tim McGraw concert escapade, and the new episodes of TUCKERVILLE have a lot of new antics and entertaining adventures.

Tanya´s musical career has twisted and turned through the ages. At age 13, Tanya burst onto the country music scene with "Delta Dawn," her first of 38 Top Ten singles on the Billboard Country Music charts. By age 15, Tanya had earned a Grammy nomination and was the first country artist to grace the cover of Rolling Stone. Over the years, she has broken all the rules and proved that country music stars could rock hard, be sexy and have careers that last a lifetime. The new episodes of TUCKERVILLE feature Tanya recording new demos and a track for good friend, Carrie Nelson´s, upcoming country music benefit CD.


Season Finale EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION Rebuilds Beloved Community Touchstones In Hurricane-Ravaged Sabine Pass, Texas, Including The Town's Only Firehouse And Its Theatre

Rock Group the Goo Goo Dolls Throw a Surprise Concert for the Town

Sabine Pass, Texas, a small oil town of just 600 people, hammered by Hurricane Rita, is the focus of the fourth one-hour special, EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- AFTER THE STORM, airing Thursday, April 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The team helps restore the town´s sole firehouse and local theatre in an attempt to bring back life and hope to this extraordinary town. In addition, team captain Ty Pennington takes local families on a shopping spree at a nearby Sears for much-needed necessities, culminating in a surprise free concert for the town given by the Goo Goo Dolls.

Firehouse No. 4 was the town´s only engine serving its population of 600 in emergencies. During the storm, the heroic firefighters worked a grueling 36-hour shift to save many lives before returning to their ravaged firehouse, only to find that this home away from home had been completely destroyed. Design team members Paul DiMeo and Michael Moloney, along with local builder Trevino Group and scores of volunteers, rebuild the community´s firehouse and present the town with a surprise gift -- a brand new, state-of-the-art fire truck worth $300,000.

Though Texas may be football country, Sabine Pass is theatre country. The theatre is a town focal point and headquarters to the school's drama club, where students compete in statewide competitions. Now designers Preston Sharp and fellow Texan Tanya McQueen, along with local construction workers and scores of volunteers, rehab the theatre while the kids are sent on an once-in-a-lifetime trip to New York City with Daniel Kucan to learn about the acting business and see the lights on Broadway. When the children return, they perform the new theatre´s first production - in their own words - about their experiences during the hurricane, when almost every one of them lost a family home.

Since the hurricane, 95% of the population of Sabine Pass, Texas live in FEMA trailers, most without many basic daily necessities. With the help from Sears American Dream, Ty will help local families by taking them on a shopping spree to the local Sears so they can purchase basic necessities such as clothes, space heaters, blankets, etc. Then Ty gathers the entire town together for a free concert by surprise musical guests the Goo Goo Dolls, as they sing their hit song "Better Days."

The design team for EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION -- AFTER THE STORM, TEXAS will feature team leader Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney, Preston Sharp, Tanya McQueen and Daniel Kucan.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Sci Fi Channel Announces Casting Call For Stan Lees WHO WANTS TO BE A SUPERHERO

New Reality Series Starring Comic Book Legend Stan Lee

Do you have a superhero persona you´ve been itching to try on? Well, this is your opportunity! SCI FI Channel is partnering with legendary comic book creator Stan Lee´s (SPIDER-MAN, HULK, THE FANTASTIC FOUR, X-MEN) production company POW! Entertainment, Inc., and Bruce Nash´s Nash Entertainment (MEET MY FOLKS, FOR LOVE OR MONEY, WHO WANTS TO MARRY MY DAD?) to cast a six-episode, one-hour reality series that will challenge a lucky few to create their very own superhero. The winner will receive the best reality competition prize yet: immortality!

Potential heroes from all walks of life are encouraged to submit their audition tapes by mail or attend a one-time, in-person open casting call in Los Angeles on April 4 attended by Stan Lee! All you´ll need is an original idea, a killer costume and some real superhero mojo. The winner of this six-week competition will walk away with their superhero identity immortalized in a new comic book created by Stan Lee himself! The winning superhero will also be featured in one of SCI FI Channel´s wildly popular original Saturday night action movies! Log onto for entry requirements and updates.

Auditioning superheros should be prepared to prove their mettle -- revealing the true nature of their superhuman abilities and invoking the noble credos by which they live. From these thousands of hopefuls, Stan Lee will choose 11 lucky finalists to move into a secret lair and compete for the opportunity to become a real-life Superhero!

"While no one is expected to leap tall buildings in a single bound, our aspiring heroes will be tested on their courage, integrity, self-sacrifice, compassion and resourcefulness - the stuff of all true superheroes," stated Lee.

Finalists will leave their former lives behind and live as their brainchild heroes 24/7, all under Stan Lee´s watchful eye. In the end, only one aspiring Superhero will have the strength and nobility to open the gates to comic book immortality.

"It is such an honor to be working with the legendary Stan Lee," said executive producer Bruce Nash. "He has practically written the superhero code. With his expert guidance, we´re sure to find the world´s next Superhero."

"We are looking forward to joining forces with Stan and Bruce to search the universe for these fearless competitors," said Mark Stern, EVP, Programming, SCI FI Channel. "At some point in their lives, everyone has wanted to break out and be heroic, and now is the chance for a chosen few to shed their every-day identities and truly express their inner superhero."

NBC Announces AMERICA´S GOT TALENT With A Casting Search Kickoff

Simon Cowell to Make Special Appearance at Casting Search Kickoff April 6 in Los Angeles: Search Continues in New York, Chicago and Atlanta

America has talent -- and NBC´s new series AMERICA´S GOT TALENT is in hot pursuit of it as executive producers Simon Cowell (AMERICAN IDOL) and Ken Warwick (AMERICAN IDOL and FremantleMedia) announced today the multiple-city casting search for the most talented person in America.

The legendary Cowell is looking for the next big discovery at the open calls for the series that will premiere this summer, and will make a special appearance at the casting search kickoff in Los Angeles on April 6. In addition to Los Angeles, the casting team will visit New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

" AMERICA´S GOT TALENT will possibly be the largest and most comprehensive talent search the country has ever seen. We are looking for performers of all ages in every talent category in hopes of finding that next big name in lights," said Warwick. "I am thrilled to be working with NBC on this project, as they have a long history of discovering major stars in America, and I am looking forward to a successful and fun show."

"This is the show I´ve always wanted to make," added Cowell. "We are looking for the best entertainer or entertainers in America."

AMERICA´S GOT TALENT will feature a colorful array of hopeful future stars from across the country as they compete for a one million dollar cash prize. America´s votes will decide the ultimate winner.

Singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique novelty acts of all ages will have a chance to strut and perform in front of the casting directors, who will determine which acts will have a chance to appear on the show.

The audition dates, times and locations follow:

* Los Angeles -- April 6, 7 and 8 -- Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown Hotel, 711 South Hope Street (south side of Wilshire), Los Angeles, 90017. (APRIL 6 -- official kickoff with Simon Cowell)

* Chicago -- April 12 and 13 -- The W Hotel (Chicago City Center), 172 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60603

* New York City -- April 17 -- The Westin Hotel Times Square, 270 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

* East Elmhurst, New York -- April 19 -- The Crowne Plaza Hotel (LaGuardia Airport area), 104-04 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, NY 11369

* Atlanta -- April 22 and 23 -- America´s Mart, Building #2 (Atlanta Gift Mart), 230 Spring St., Atlanta, GA 30303

Prospects under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or legal guardian and must have parental permission. In addition, all possible contestants must have: a photo identification; be a legal United States citizen, legal permanent resident or possess a current employment visa; and arrive at the audition in costume.

Season Two Of DEADLIEST CATCH Returns Tuesday On Discover Channel - With Alot Worst Weather Conditions

Discovery Channel returns to the Bering Sea for an all-new riveting season of the hit original series DEADLIEST CATCH. Viewers will once again voyage to the frigid Alaskan waters where crab fishermen collide with Mother Nature performing the most dangerous job in the world - where there is a nearly 100% injury rate and an average of one fisherman is lost every week. This season the men must also deal with restrictive state-imposed regulations that dramatically impact their lives, their livelihood, and the crab fishing industry.

The premiere of the first season of DEADLIEST CATCH in April 2005 was the highest rated series premiere on Discovery Channel this decade. The highlighy anticipated second season debuts March 28 at 9 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Crewmembers face sub-zero temperatures, 40-foot waves (almost three times the size of last year´s 15 foot waves) and 50-knot winds (compared with last year´s 30-knot winds) that knock the crew off their feet and drag them across the decks. But it´s not just the weather that forces the crew to pull 20-hour shifts. They must also meet demanding seafood processor deadlines and minimize rising fuel costs.

For many of these men, often second and third generation fishermen, working to the brink of exhaustion to haul in their quota of crab as quickly as possible is also simply a matter of pride. Derby style or not, captains continue to forge into the Bering Sea to compete not only against Mother Nature, but also against each other.

DEADLIEST CATCH follows the captains and crew of five ships on this dramatic voyage as they struggle against treacherous conditions to earn a living and, in many cases, to uphold family tradition that has lasted for generations.

Casting Call For Spouses For The E! Style Network - Cooking And Cleaning

Want Your Spouse To Cook, Clean And Take Better Care Of You?

Want To Land A Spouse With Great Housewife/House-Husband Skills?

Is Your Relationship Suffering Because You Don´t Know

How To Do Basic Chores? Want To Spice Up Your Marriage

And Don´t Know How?

The E! Style Network is seeking men and/or women who need to learn how to cook, clean, and just run their house better...or who want to teach their partner how to do the same. They will give you top experts in all home-related skills and turn you into someone Martha Stewart and Florence Henderson would be proud of.

Contact them TODAY if you, or someone you know, is interested at:

Applicants must live in California - preferably within 2 hours of LA.

Applicants must apply before April 14 (818) 510-3224

KISS Star Now In Production With Reality Series GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS

GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS In-Production On The A&E Network A Look At The Legendary Rock Star And His Unconventional Family Life

The A&E Network is in-production on GENE SIMMONS FAMILY JEWELS. Dad is Gene Simmons - the legendary, tongue wagging demon of KISS. Mom is Shannon Tweed - former Playmate Of The Year, actress and model. And their kids, Nick and Sophie, are, well...surprisingly charming, well-behaved teenagers dealing with the trials and tribulations of adolescence, even though Mom and Dad are like no one else´s parents.

Gene and Shannon have been happily UNmarried for 22 years and have no plans of getting married any time soon.

Gene is a rock star, and a multi-media magnate. He is also the kind of dad who brings Gatorade to his daughter´s soccer games and stands in the front row of his son´s rock band when they play gigs.

This series will reveal the side of Gene that he has kept hidden until now, and shows how the most non-traditional, traditional family in America manages to make it work under the oddest of circumstances. Gene Simmons is co-founder of KISS, which has broken box office records worldwide set by Elvis and the Beatles and which has 2,500 licensed and merchandised products from KISS VISA cards, to KISS condoms (

Gene is also busy running his Simmons Records, Simmons Audio Visual, Gene Simmons Game magazine, being Chairman of a forthcoming television network, and is busier than ever in another of his new ventures: SIMMONS ABRAMSON MARKETING, which handles worldwide branding/marketing and branding for the Indy Racing League.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

New Reality Series HONEY WE´RE KILLING THE KIDS On TLC - Unhealthy Lifestyles

Beginning Monday, April 10 at 9 PM ET/PT, TLC will transform the lives of 13 families across the nation in the groundbreaking new series HONEY WE´RE KILLING THE KIDS! The series kicks off a new parenting and relationships programming block on TLC.

In each family, the children´s eating habits have spiraled out of control into a diet of nonstop junk food - sugar, snacks, processed food - and huge, oversized portions. Coupled with a lack of exercise and sleep, this lifestyle means the kids are not only hyper and unruly, they are at serious risk of becoming overweight and developing high-blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.

HONEY WE´RE KILLING THE KIDS! offers a startling look at the causes of America´s childhood obesity epidemic and issues a critical wake-up call for parents. In the series, nutrition expert Dr. Lisa Hark shows how everyday choices can have long-term impacts on children, and offers both the motivation and the know-how to help turn these families´ lives around. Using state-of- the-art computer imaging and certified assessments based on measurements and statistics, Dr. Hark first gives Mom and Dad a frightening look at the possible future faces of their children -- and a dramatic reality check. Then, introducing her new guidelines and techniques, Dr. Hark works with parents to reverse course and give their kids a healthy diet and active lifestyle. But will they stray the course and revert back to their unhealthy ways?

The family then has three weeks to overhaul its bad habits under the direction of Dr. Hark, who delivers a set of life-altering rules with the aim of completely transforming the children´s future health and lifestyle. Dr. Hark´s rules are straightforward and simple -- rules like "Sack the sugar," "Family eats together," "Set a bedtime routine," "Limit television hours" and "Exercise together" are introduced each week.

How are the families responding to the challenges set by Dr. Hark? Are the children trying new healthy foods? Can Mom quit smoking? Will Dad agree to become more involved in family life? Will the children try rock-climbing? While not always initially easy for the families, the rules often become fun, as new experiences are brought into their routines. "We are seeing dramatic improvements in these kids´ eating habits and activity level in only three weeks," notes Dr. Hark.

Says David Abraham, general manager, TLC, "HONEY WE´RE KILLING THE KIDS! taps into the family experience, capturing the emotionally charged moments that moms and dads across the country face every day as they juggle schedules and make critical parenting choices." He continues, "Viewers will be captivated by each family´s struggles and challenges, but will also be armed with a wealth of easily incorporated information for better nutrition and exercise habits that can be used in their own lives."

At the end of the three weeks, Dr. Hark meets with the parents to discuss the modifications made to the family's diet and lifestyle. Taking all of the changes into consideration, she then provides a new simulation of what each child could look like in the future, if they continue their healthy nutrition and exercise habits on a long-term basis.

New Episode of THE SURREAL LIFE Premieres This Sunday On VH1 - Making A Video With Smash Mouth

The Surreal Lifers learn that they are assisting Steve Harwell and his band Smash Mouth in the making of the video for their new single, STORY OF MY LIFE.

The cast begins to worry before the cameras even roll when Producer Tawny nixes all ideas and refuses to spend money for props and costumes as she feels it´s the producer´s job to bring the production in under budget.

As the director, Steve tries to keep the peace and control of the video. Meanwhile everyone is appalled as Tawny places herself in every shot and manages to offend Florence by "denigrating nuns" in a racy vignette.

Will they finish the video before the crew´s wrap time or will they be left standing on a dark set with only half the video in the can?

THE SURREAL LIFE can be seen this Sunday On VH1 at 9:00 pm ET.

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Friday, March 24, 2006

HOGAN KNOWS BEST Premieres This Sunday On VH1 - Kids Get A Job

This Sunday on VH1, HOGAN KNOWS BEST will offer their season premiere.

Hulk and Linda are tired of Brooke and Nick´s carefree spending and their lack of help around the house.

In an effort to teach the kids a sense of responsibility and show them the value of a dollar, Hulk lands them jobs at the local diner. Can a few days of waiting tables, washing dishes and serving needy customers enlighten the kids about what it takes for the Average Joe to get by? HOGAN KNOWS BEST premieres Sunday at 9:30 pm ET.

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BET Offers Reality Documentary THE DOWN LOW EXPOSED On March 28th - Secret World Of Sex

BET News Stirs Storm of Debate, Strong Messages About Sexual Conduct in Explosive Reality Documentary on March 28

THE DOWN LOW EXPOSED Probes Secret World of Men Having Sex With Men While Masquerading as Heterosexuals in a Dangerous Gamble with Lives of Female Partners

Cowards ... sexual deviants ... liars ... murderers. And those are just the one-word bullets fired across the spectrum of opinions and emotions in THE DOWN LOW EXPOSED, a shocking documentary presented by BET News on Tuesday, March 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This one-hour special traverses the backstreets, nightclubs, websites and even the sanctity of marriage where some Black men are leading ´double-lives´ as heterosexuals with unsuspecting women; and then flipping the script in a dangerous duality of homosexual pursuits. The end result is confusion, anger, betrayal, tears, family destruction and, in some cases, the ultimate price of HIV and AIDS infections of the innocent and unknowing.

Atlanta-based author J. L. King first ignited the debate in 2004 with his controversial tell-all book entitled On the Down Low: A Journey into the Lives of "Straight" Black Men Who Sleep with Men. Since then, a firestorm has raged around the issue. Emotions were further fueled when the husband of best- selling author Terry McMillan broke his own silence by admitting to a secret gay lifestyle. These days, battle lines exist from the prisons to the pulpit.

"That´s part of their problem - they´re cowards," said an emotionally- charged McMillan in what she proclaims is her final public interview on how her marriage to Jonathan Plummer unraveled. "I think that he (Plummer) should be charged with attempted murder for risking my life without my knowledge or consent ... I think that what you (BET) are doing should be applauded because I think more than anything there are women out there that are victims. And I think that we need to hold men accountable for their actions."

BET News will examine this divisive subject from a variety of important angles including sex among men in prison and its impact on the spread of HIV/AIDS; the "don´t ask, don´t tell" policy prevailing in the Black church; the sobering impact of HIV and AIDS on women infected by men who hid their homosexuality; and the crucial importance of being tested for HIV/AIDS. An encore showing of THE DOWN LOW EXPOSED is also scheduled for Friday, March 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

"The DOWN LOW is one of those subjects that fascinate people. There are e-mails circulating that accuse people; folks buy books and see lectures on the subject," said BET President of Entertainment Reginald Hudlin. "But with all that talk, people aren´t learning what´s really going on. With this special, we want to hear every point of view - men who lead double-lives, their lovers, women who have been involved with them, church people, ex-cons, AIDS activists and regular folks on the street."

"There´s a resoundingly loud and clear message here - what you don´t know may very well kill you," said Shirley Neal, President of Park Hill Entertainment and executive producer on the project for BET. "We´ve wrapped around this documentary an anthem of no more secrets, no more lies. This is not an issue to whisper about anymore. The emotions of those who feel victimized, as well as those who see this as a chosen lifestyle are completely unfiltered."

In addition to McMillan, J. L. King revisits his inflammatory book; discusses his own life in the aftermath; and takes part in an exclusive interview with his former wife Brenda Stone-Browder, who has remarried and started a new life. Noted Hollywood actor/producer/director Bill Duke also reveals the intense motivation behind his upcoming feature film Invisible, which further unmasks the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the DOWN LOW issue and the accompanying cross-cultural taboos that have shielded it from view.

"If you think this is a Black issue, you are very mistaken," said Duke. "AIDS is not a Black issue. AIDS is an issue that´s going to impact everybody, everybody´s sisters and daughters, everybody´s families. And why we´re not dealing with this in an emergency way is beyond me. I don´t understand it, I really don´t."

Others lending voice and context to the issue include Dr. Gail Wyatt, clinical psychologist, sex therapist and professor at UCLA; Phill Wilson, Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute; and Pastor Oliver Clay Allen, openly gay minister of the Vision Church of Atlanta.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

It Is All About Diamonds On The Next THE APPRENTICE And Norwegian Cruise Lines

It´s all aboard this week as the teams are given their fifth task - to produce a 30-second commercial for Norwegian Cruise Lines - The Norwegian Jewel - a ship that´s about to set sail, on NBC´s THE APPRENTICE, (Monday, March 27, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT).

The team with the most effective, captivating, and creative advertisement wins.

Dan volunteers to lead Gold Rush but alienates everyone on his team while taking on the task alone. Meanwhile, Roxanne´s leadership clashes with her teammates - causing rough waters for Synergy.

The winning team is rewarded with real jewels and a trip to the Brinks Diamond Vault where they get to take home their own diamonds. While it´s smooth sailing for the winners, the losing team will walk the plank and face Trump in the boardroom.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

ABC Announces Casting Call For New Reality TV Music Project Show

Are you America´s next singing sensation?

ABC has announced that they are now casting for a new Reality TV Music Show.

If you are 18 years of age or older and think you have what it takes to be one of America´s top talents, please apply now!

ABC has announced preliminary dates and locations for open casting call.

Please come prepared to sing one song of your choice as well as one song from our Song List below. All songs will be performed a cappella, but feel free to bring an easily transportable instrument as well.

Dallas-April 22, 2006, location and time TBD
Denver-April 22, 2006, location and time TBD
Atlanta-April 26, 2006, location and time TBD
Boston-April 26, 2006, location and time TBD
Las Vegas-April 29, 2006, location and time TBD
Los Angeles-Date, location and time TBD
Miami-April 30, 2006, location and time TBD
New York-April 30, 2006, location and time TBD
Nashville-May 20, 2006, location and time TBD
Greensboro-May 20, 2006, location and time TBD
New Orleans-May 25, 2006, location and time TBD
Cleveland-May 25, 2006, location and time TBD
Chicago-May 28, 2006, location and time TBD

Send Them A Tape:

Applying for the ABC Music Project begins with 3 easy steps:

1) Make a 5-minute personal videotape including two sections:
Section 1: Sing one song of your choice as well as one song from our Song List below. These should both be a cappella, unless you play an instrument.

Section 2: Tell them who you are and why you would be a good contestant.

2) Put your Name, Address and Phone Number on the tape.

3) Send it to their casting team.

Please label your package and send it to:

ABC Music Project
1149 N. Gower Street, Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Tape Deadline: APRIL 30TH, 2006

Making Your Videotape

Make sure they can see and hear you clearly. Do not stand in front of a bright window.
Make sure you are taping in a silent room. Stand close to the camera.
At the end of the tape please zoom the camera out to include a full body shot of you.
Label the tape with your name, address and phone number.
They can accept ALL tape formats, EXCEPT HI8.
Be Kind, Rewind. Rewinding your tape to the beginning greatly increases our fondness for you.

Include a recent photo:
Please enclose a recent personal photo of yourself with the tape. Make sure your photo(s) are clearly labeled with your name and phone number on the back. It is best, though not mandatory, to send two clear photos of yourself - one close up and one full body.


You can find the song lyrics by searching the Internet or at your local library.

Ain´t No Mountain High Enough - Diana Ross
Boyfriend - Ashley Simpson
Blower´s Daughter - Damien Rice
Cryin - Aerosmith
For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
How Do I Live - LeAnn Rimes
How You Remind Me of Me - Nickelback
I Don´t Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
I Turn To You - Christina Aguilera
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
If I Ever Fall In Love - Shai
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Lady Marmalade - Patti LaBelle/Christina Aguilera
Me And Bobby Mcgee - Janis Joplin
Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips
My All - Mariah Carey
Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Sweetest Sin - Jessica Simpson
Take My Breath Away - Berlin
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Unbreak My Heart - Toni Braxton
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
We Belong - Pat Benatar

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AMERICAN IDOL Ringtones Now Available From Cingular - Live Performances of Their Favorite Idol Contestants

Cingular Wireless Debuts the Latest AMERICAN IDOL Star, Live Idol Ringtones: Another Cingular Exclusive

Only Cingular Customers Can Relive the Live Performances of Their Favorite Idol Contestants on Their Wireless Phones

Cingular Wireless, the Official Telecommunications Sponsor of AMERICAN IDOL, today announced it is now offering its 54 million customers the opportunity to enjoy the talents of their favorite AMERICAN IDOL contestants over and over again with Live Idol Ringtones. Now for the first time in history, many of the actual live performances of "Idol" finalists will be available as ringtones, exclusively to Cingular customers. For any contestant whose song may not have received publisher clearance that week, Cingular will release a new ringtone of a song performed by that contestant in an earlier round of the show.

In previous seasons, customers have been able to purchase ringtones of the AMERICAN IDOL theme song and many of the songs featured on the show by the original artists. With Live Idol Ringtones, however, this is the first time Cingular customers are able to purchase ringtones of the songs actually sung by the contestants themselves. And, if that isn´t cool enough, Cingular customers will be able to purchase and download ringtones of selected songs performed live on Tuesday night´s performance show the very next day. Typically, it takes traditional recorded music months to go from recording to distribution. With Live Idol Ringtones, Cingular is breaking new ground by turning live recorded music into ringtones in less than 24 hours.

"One of the reasons AMERICAN IDOL is the number one show in television is because it showcases people making great music," said John Burbank, vice president, marketing, Cingular Wireless. "Live Idol Ringtones allow Cingular customers to show their support for their favorite contestants while taking that great music with them wherever they go."

How Live Idol Ringtones Work
Beginning tonight, and during each subsequent AMERICAN IDOL performance show this season, a high-quality recording of the remaining finalists´ songs will be digitally remastered into a ringtone overnight, pending publisher clearance. The songs cleared and recorded will be available the very next day as ringtones for purchase and download. To make it even easier for customers to purchase a ringtone of their favorite Idol´s performance each week, Cingular allows customers to reserve songs performed that night. The next day, a text message is sent to the customer´s phone at which time he or she can purchase and download the cleared songs as Live Idol Ringtones.

Cingular provides three easy ways for customers to purchase Live Idol Ringtones:
1. Text "IDOL" to 8008 for a direct link to the latest finalist Live Idol Ringtones

2. Go to MEdia Net on your Cingular phone, choose Ringtones, and then AMERICAN IDOL

3. Go online to

Live Idol Ringtones are available nationwide for $2.49 per ringtone. As the weeks progress, customers will also be able to browse and buy Live Idol Ringtones from past performances for this season. Additionally, customers can sign up for weekly text alerts that inform them when Live Idol Ringtones become available.

For more information on Live Idol Ringtones, visit

* All songs performed on AMERICAN IDOL are subject to publisher clearance and may not be available as Live Idol Ringtones.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

NASHVILLE STAR Announces More Guest Stars and Expands To 90 Minutes Tonight

Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Kenny Rogers, Sara Evans, Hank Williams Jr., WWE Wrestler John Cena, and Patti Labelle to Appear

NASHVILLE STAR, the nation´s top-rated country music series, has blasted out of the gate in an all-new star-studded fashion with some of entertainment´s biggest names for the fourth season of the hit talent search series, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, USA Network´s executive vice president of alternative series & specials. Nashville Star airs Tuesdays on USA Network at 10:00 PM ET/9:00 PM CT.

"We really wanted to book performers and guest judges from varying backgrounds. We even have a pro wrestler joining us this year," explains Wachtel. "Big & Rich kicked off our premiere with unbridled energy and provided the contestants with a lot of great suggestions based on their own experiences in the industry. I think Nashville Star fans will find themselves more excited than ever as the season begins to unfold."

Episode two (March 21), themed "Redneck Revolution," has been increased to a 90 minute episode because producers felt the content to be so compelling. It will open with a live performance from Grammy-Award winning superstar Gretchen Wilson, while Larry the Cable Guy will provide some "Blue Collar Comedy" from the judges´ table alongside show veterans Anastasia Brown and Phil Vassar. In the third week (March 28), American music legend Kenny Rogers will take the stage with a performance of his hit song "The Gambler" and WWE Champion John Cena will serve as the guest judge. Viewers of Episode four (April 4) will be treated to an opening performance by multi-platinum recording artist Sara Evans. In episode five (April 11), show host and five time Grammy-award winning superstar Wynonna Judd will perform, while multi-Grammy Award winning musician, producer and composer David Foster will guest judge. In the sixth episode (April 18), renowned R&B artist Patti Labelle will take the rotating judge position. In week seven (April 25), country music superstar Hank Williams, Jr. will open the show. The show finale (May 2) will be action-packed with performances by show co-host and "hick hop" originator Cowboy Troy, Arista Nashville singer/songwriter and show judge Phil Vassar, as well as a return performance by Muzikmafia´s Big & Rich.

"We've got all our bases covered, from old country like Hank Williams, Jr. and Kenny Rogers to other music genres like R&B´s Patti Labelle," says executive producer Jeff Boggs. "Our celebrity lineup is hotter than ever this year and our contestants are the most talented group yet. It will be addictive television."

A New Reality Show PAWS Announced By Lifetime - Look Inside A Hollywood Pet Agency

Lifetime Network announced today a new reality show featuring an inside look of Hollywood Pet Agency.

PAWS will take you inside the world of a Hollywood pet agency - as told from the people that run it and the women who think their animals should be stars.

Lifetime has not announced a release date for PAWS.

New Political High School Reality Show Announced Featuring Republican Mary Matalin and Democrat James Carville

Lifetime Network has announced a new Reality TV Show featuring high school politics and high price campaign mangers.

ELECTION features husband-and-wife political consultants, Republican Mary Matalin and Democrat James Carville, apply their White House experience - along with their acerbic wit - when they become campaign managers in a hotly contested Washington, D.C. high-school election for student body president.

ELECTION is scheduled to premiere in the fourth quarter of 2006 on Lifetime Networks.

Lifetime Announces Movie Based On AMERICAN IDOL Winner Fantasia - Premieres In July

Lifetime has announced a new Lifetime Original Movie, from AMERICAN IDOL sensation Fantasia in a movie based on her autobiography.

FANTASIA is a Cinderella story about Fantasia Barrino, a teenage single mother who overcame sexual abuse, poverty and illiteracy by using her incredible voice to rise to national prominence as the winner of AMERICAN IDOL.

FANTASIA is scheduled to premiere in July 2006 on the Lifetime Network.

New Reality Show VOICES OF JOY Announced To Find Most Exciting Church Choir - Gospel Music

First-of-Its-Kind Nationally Televised Competition Will Find America´s Most Exciting Church Choir: Voices of Joy Will Award over $1.3mm in Scholarship Money to Survivors of a Reality Television-Style Competition That Will Crisscross the Nation

A new type of reality television program called VOICES OF JOY will be launched today in a nationwide quest to find America´s most exciting church choir. The competition will pit church choirs from 12 key markets against one another in an intense, but inspiring, series of regional events this spring, followed by nationally televised weekly programs this fall. Over $1.3 million in educational scholarships will be awarded to choirs as they advance in the competition, with the winning group receiving $500,000.

Church music groups across the country are encouraged to submit a tape or DVD of three songs by May 15, 2006 (additional entry information is available on Eight choirs will be selected from the overall applicants in each of the 12 markets and will be invited to perform in front of a panel of judges in areas including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Seattle, Boston, Washington DC and Detroit. One winning Church choir in each market will be invited to represent their city and compete in the nationally-televised competition this fall, where they will be judged by a panel of experts and the viewing public.

VOICES OF JOY is the brainchild of Michael Ilitch, founder of Ilitch Holdings, whose properties include Little Caesar´s Pizza, the Detroit Tigers and the Detroit Red Wings.

"VOICES OF JOY is more than just a competition for church groups, it is an inspirational reality show-based series of live events and television programs for the entire family. But the beauty of this competition is that, unlike other reality shows, everyone of the finalists wins something," said Ilitch. "This interfaith program will not only showcase some of the country´s most inspirational music, but it will give viewers of all creeds an opportunity to get to know some of the most outstanding personalities involved in America´s church communities and follow their amazing stories."

Spirituality on the Rise

VOICES OF JOY is a direct result of the tremendous upsurge in spirituality across America. The country´s appetite for Church music is growing exponentially as it plays a key role in helping people connect with their spirituality and faith. In fact, research shows that U.S. Gospel music sales have increased more than 80% in the last 10 years from $381 million to over $700 million in 2004. And yet despite its growing popularity and importance among American families, a void currently exists for nationally-televised church music entertainment.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Special Edition Of EXTREME MAKEOVER Heads to New Orleans For Rebuilding Effort On ABC

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION Team Helps Rebuild New Orleans´ Spiritual Heart In The 9th Ward And Brings Music And Light To This Beloved City During Mardi Gras

Striving to heal the hearts of victims of Hurricane Katrina, the EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION team travels to New Orleans´ 9th Ward to help restore cornerstones of the community, reunite families and pets, and bring light and music back to one of America´s most beloved cities. EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION - AFTER THE STORM, NEW ORLEANS airs Thursday, April 6 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION design team and scores of volunteers completed the following projects:

When Hurricane Katrina and the post-storm flooding hit New Orleans, the 118-year-old First Emmanuel Baptist Church, which had served a congregation of over 1,000, was badly damaged. Now EXTREME MAKEOVER HOME EDITION designer Michael Moloney and local builder Donahue Favret will help bring back the community by bringing back the church. At the reveal of the freshly-renovated church, Michael and Pastor Charles Southall III gather the congregation, complete with gospel choir, for the first service at the church since the Hurricane.

In addition, Ty Pennington and Paul DiMeo personally deliver new instruments, courtesy of Gibson/Music Rising, to local musicians who lost everything in the floods - Craig Klein, Barney Floyd, Larry Batiste, Ken "Snakebite" Jacobs, Irvin Mayfield and Archille O´Neal. The giveaway culminates in a rousing concert by the musicians celebrating the comeback of New Orleans and Mardi Gras at one of the city´s favorite music venues.

In Katrina´s aftermath, thousands of pets were rescued and sent to foster homes and shelters nationwide. Paul DiMeo fulfills the wishes of many families in an emotional segment by reuniting them with their furry friends.

Since the floods of Hurricane Katrina, 600 children and their families have returned to rebuild their lives and play once again in St. Bernard´s Parish, but unfortunately there is no playground. Eduardo Xol, plus scores of volunteers, will build a playground so these children can have a happy and safe place to play again in their neighborhood.

Also, in hard-hit St. Bernard Parish, Paige Hemmis helps returning residents track down irreplaceable family photos in their devastated homes and has professional photo restorers save what was thought to be lost forever. The newly-restored images of loved ones and personal milestones are revealed to hundreds of families.

The design team for this episode of EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION will feature team leader Ty Pennington, Paul DiMeo, Michael Moloney, Paige Hemmis and Eduardo Xol.

GOD OR THE GIRL Premiere Date Announced - Four Men Choosing Religion or Women

A&E Network has Announced the Premiere Date and Schedule for the new Reality Documentary Series GOD OR THE GIRL.

GOD OR THE GIRL will premiere with a two hour special on Easter Sunday April 16, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm -10:00 pm CT.

The following evening on April 17th, Hours Three and Four be shown at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm ET/ 8:00 pm -10:00 pm CT.

The Finale of GOD OR THE GIRL (Hour Five) will premieres Sunday, April 23, 10:00 pm ET/ 9:00 pm CT.

They´re bright, All-American guys with ambition to spare, buddies to party with, even girls they might want to marry. But beneath the surface, they are in turmoil trying to decide whether they´re being called in an entirely different direction.

GOD OR THE GIRL captures the tension,and triumph of four 20-something men at the most important crossroads of their lives, as, over the course of our series, they decide whether or not to enroll in the seminary and become Roman Catholic priests, or to find the love of a woman and settle down with a family. This is the ultimate struggle between the choice of two goods.

Always profoundly emotional, the choice whether or not to join the clergy, becomes even more fraught and difficult in the final weeks before the ultimate decision, which is where we join our subjects. As they reach this defining moment, they find that their friends and family no longer seem to understand them; their girlfriends cannot comprehend why they would choose a lifetime of celibacy; and the world and their own souls seem full of spiritual pitfalls.

Can these young men resist the temptations of an aggressively secular world? Will they finally settle the doubt in their souls? And are they really willing to make the sacrifices necessary to become "Men of God?"

In this five-part documentary series, viewers will become part of a powerful journey whose conclusion will define its subjects forever.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Second Season Of THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR Premieres Tonight On Food Network

This evening at 9:00 pm EST on Food Network, the second season of THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR Premieres.

Watch as they compete in a series of culinary challenges and see who becomes a new Food Network host.

The finalists will be narrowed down to two individuals who will each tape a mini show pilot, then our viewers will vote to pick The Next Food Network Star. The winner will get to produce their very own six episode series.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Rock Star 2 Details Announce With Summer Release on CBS - Features Tommy Lee

CBS´s ROCK STAR (working title) To Select Lead Singer For The New Band - SUPERNOVA - Formed By Drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe) With Bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) And Guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N´ Roses)

New Lead Singer To Be Chosen From 16 Hopefuls When The Second Edition Of CBS´s ROCK STAR Returns Summer 2006

New Album To Be Produced By Butch Walker (ROLLING STONE Magazine´s 2005 "Hot Producer Of The Year")

CBS and Mark Burnett Productions announced that legendary musicians from some of the biggest American rock bands have joined forces to form a new band, Supernova, and will use CBS´s ROCK STAR (working title) as the competition to determine the new lead singer.

Supernova will feature drummer Tommy Lee (Motley Crüe), Jason Newsted (Metallica) and Gilby Clarke (Guns N´ Roses). The second edition of CBS´s ROCK STAR will premiere on the Network this summer.

After the winning singer is selected on CBS´s ROCK STAR, Supernova will record an original album, to be co-written and produced by Butch Walker (hit songwriter/producer for Avril Lavigne, Pink) that will be released in the fall before the band embarks on a world tour starting in early 2007.

"I´ve toured with both Gilby and Jason. They´re incredible musicians and I´ve always wanted to play with them," said Tommy Lee. "Starting a new band with old friends on worldwide television is going to be a blast, and we´re going to pull out all the stops to find the most charismatic and musically talented lead singer to front Supernova. I love breaking the rules."

Bassist Jason Newsted added, "This is a fantastic opportunity for me to play with guys I´ve respected for a long time. It gives us a chance to be innovators. This is a new thing. It´s never been done before. We´re going to break new ground musically and on television. The anticipation is building in me Lead guitarist and co-writer Gilby Clarke proclaimed, "Rock n´ Roll is so alive and I´m so excited to be a part of CBS´s ROCK STAR. This is television history. Where else can you raid three historic bands to form one great band? I can´t wait for the summer to begin."

Butch Walker will join the project as co-writer and producer of the new album. Working with the dudes from Guns N´ Roses, Motley Crüe, and Metallica sounds like nothing but trouble, so I´m in! I´m looking forward to whoever the new lead singer is going to be so the guys can start corrupting their mind...!"

Dave Navarro and Brooke Burke will return as hosts, with Burke returning to the stage for introductions and Navarro returning to the judges´ couch for input and evaluations. "Last year, doing ROCK STAR: INXS was the greatest summer job of my life," Navarro affirmed. "This year, I´m on the couch with my friends Tommy Lee, Gilby Clarke and Jason Newsted as they choose Supernova´s lead singer."

This summer´s edition of CBS´s ROCK STAR will also feature some format twists with a different music celebrity or rock legend each week. Said Navarro, "Friends of mine, like Slash, Macy Gray, Moby and Rob Zombie, will join us and throw in their two cents about who should stay and who should go."

In the first season of CBS´s ROCK STAR, rock sensation INXS found their new lead singer in Canadian heartthrob J.D. Fortune. Since the show, INXS has taken to the studio and the road, releasing their massive hit single "Pretty Vegas" and selling out every concert in their North American tour. Their new CD, "Switch," debuted in the Billboard Top 20, and is currently going gold and platinum in countries around the world.

"Millions dream of becoming a rock star....our show actually makes that happen," said Mark Burnett, creator and executive producer of CBS´s ROCK STAR. "The winner of CBS´s ROCK STAR will not only play in huge stadiums before sold out crowds, they will do it alongside legendary musicians from three of America´s biggest, all-time rock bands who have sold a combined total of a quarter of a billion albums: Motley Crüe, Guns N´ Roses and Metallica. Fronting Supernova is the ultimate rock ´n´ roll dream and it´s about to come true."

Tommy Lee rose to stardom as a founding member of Motley Crüe. One of the most successful rock bands in history, Motley Crüe has sold over 40 million albums while also becoming the poster boys of rock star decadence. Most recently, Lee released his third solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride," and announced a documentary project with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Sinofsky. His candid 2004 memoir, "Tommyland," landed on The NEW YORK TIMES best-seller list.

Jason Newsted is a six-time Grammy winner and was a longtime member of the legendary band Metallica, one of the most successful musical acts of all time (100 million albums sold worldwide). After his departure from Metallica, Newsted created the band EchoBrain and, in 2003, he began touring with Ozzy Osbourne while also playing bass for the iconic techno-thrash band, Voivod.

Gilby Clarke was the guitarist for the iconic rock band, Guns N´ Roses (90 million albums sold), traveling on their legendary and infamous three-year "Use Your Illusion" world tour. He also worked with Michael Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, Jeff Beck, MC5 and on the Freddy Mercury Tribute Concert. He was a recipient of the MTV Video Vanguard Award.

Butch Walker is best known as the songwriter, musician and producer behind hit songs for Avril Lavigne, Pink, Bowling for Soup and for Tommy Lee´s recent solo album, "Tommyland: The Ride". His song "My Happy Ending" went to Number One for Avril Lavigne and was the key track in her nine-time platinum album "Under My Skin," leading to him being named by ROLLING STONE magazine as "Hot Producer of the Year" in 2005. Pink´s new album, "I´m Not Dead," features two Butch Walker compositions.

Friday, March 17, 2006

AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA Premiered Last Evening On Fox Reality With Former Contestant Matt Rogers Co-Hosting

Fox Reality´s AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA to Be Hosted by Ty Treadway, with Co-Hosts Mikalah Gordon and Matt Rogers

AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA Premiered Last Evening on Fox Reality And Revealed Backstage "Aftermath". For The First Time Ever, Along With Contestant Interviews, Visits With Previous Idol Finalists, Celebrity Interviews and More

Ty Treadway, actor and Emmy(R)-nominated host of SoapNet´s Emmy-nominated SOAP TALK, has been announced as the host of AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA, which premiered last night on Fox Reality, the only ALL REALITY, ALL THE TIME channel.

Each Thursday, Treadway will reveal exclusive backstage drama on AMERICAN IDOL AFTER the weekly Wednesday vote-off show on FOX. Ty´s AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA coverage begins the moment the AMERICAN IDOL episode ends, allowing him to get the immediate emotional aftermath viewers crave. Each week, AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA will premiere Thursday on Fox Reality at 6:30 p.m. ET and again at 10:30 p.m. ET, with encore performances throughout the week and weekend.

Former AMERICAN IDOL top 12 finalists Mikalah Gordon and Matt Rogers share the co-host title for AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA, providing additional backstage coverage. The co-hosts will speak to guest celebrities, family and friends of the contestants, as well as make the true behind-the-scenes rounds, interviewing the key backstage facilitators, such as show director, producer and costume and makeup, to name a few.

In addition to an interview with the week´s voted-off finalist, AMERICAN IDOL EXTRA will take a look back at their journey from home-town tryouts to one of the coveted top 12 spots. The show will also offer a number of other tantalizing segments, including visits with some of the past season´s finalists to get an update on their lives, interviews with celebrities and contestants let go earlier in the current season to get comments and reactions on performances, as well as a look at some of the amazing production team helping create the excitement and tension of each AMERICAN IDOL episode.

NBC Offers Contest Challenge For TREASURE HUNTERS - New Reality Series Coming This Summer

Challenging SMS Text-messaging Component Provides Viewers with Opportunity for Real Riches

Every viewer can be a treasure hunter by going to and signing up for an unique virtual adventure in NBC´s upcoming alternative series TREASURE HUNTERS (premiering this summer) that features teams of fortune-hunting competitors who will use folklore, fantasy and actual history as clues to solve a complex puzzle that will lead them to a treasure beyond their imagination.

TREASURE HUNTERS will offer a new world of integrated entertainment with a short-messaging service (SMS) - or text-messaging - component that allows participants to use their wits and answer questions on their mobile phones in order to gather a piece of each week´s puzzle via the internet. Like the television series, each piece is a special clue necessary to solve the puzzle for the treasure. In the SMS game, during each episode, two SMS questions are asked, and participants who text-in the correct answers will receive a code-word beamed to their phones. They will need the code-word to unlock two challenges on - and with the set of "coordinates," they must first locate a tool related to the week´s episode that will then be used to complete a flash game.

Once finished, participants will receive a special clue that will lead them one step closer to the fortune. At the end of the series, participants will assemble all nine clues to solve the puzzle. Ten participants who answer correctly and quickly will then compete live online to find their own real hidden treasure. Non-SMS users can also play via

TREASURE HUNTERS collaborated with to provide specific clue search functions for cast members while on the hunt. These same clues can be searched, downloaded and printed by the viewing audience throughout the hunt.

TREASURE HUNTERS is from Imagine Television and the producers of PROJECT GREENLIGHT, PROJECT RUNWAY and LAST COMIC STANDING. In the fast-paced adventure reality series, multi-player teams try to stay one step ahead of each other as they are mentally and physically challenged in their quest of a promised hidden treasure. The teams must avoid elimination as they travel to historically significant locations where they must decipher cryptic codes and puzzles, each with a clue leading them closer to solving the ultimate puzzle, and obtaining the coveted grand prize.

THE APPRENTICE TO Offer Exclusive Text Message Alerts To Cell Phones

NBC´S APPRENTICE Fans Go Behind-The-Scenes Via Exclusive Weekly Text Messaging, Beginning Monday, March 20, 9-10 pm ET/PT

NBC has announced that THE APPRENTICE fans will be able to sign up for exclusive text message alerts to be sent directly to their cell phones from the candidates themselves during the show, beginning this Monday (March 20, 9-10 p.m. ET/PT). will offer weekly APPRENTICE alerts to subscribers, giving viewers the inside track to the unfolding onscreen action. Subscribers will receive up to five text messages from different candidates synchronized with the broadcast itself (multiple time zones will be available). As the drama intensifies on screen - and boardroom battles rage - candidates will send out messages detailing their thoughts, strategies and decisions as the episode develops.

Viewers can register at or text the word "APP" to the shortcode "62288" (NBCTV).

On this week´s THE APPRENTICE, teams are given their fourth task - to design billboards launching the new face of Post Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch Cereal. The winning team - determined by Post executives who judge the teams based on originality, brand image and overall campaigns - cooks alongside world-renowned chef Jean-George at his signature restaurant in the Trump International.

Charmaine takes the lead as Gold Rush´s project manager and attempts to unite the team despite adversity and Synergy struggles to keep Brent focused. While the winners break bread, the losers get chewed out in the boardroom and another candidate is fired.


Tom Bergeron And Kelly Monaco Named Hosts of 33RD ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS

Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS, AMERICA´S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS) and Kelly Monaco "GENERAL HOSPITAL, Season-One winner of DANCING WITH THE STARS) have been named hosts of THE 33RD ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS, which will be telecast live for the very first time from Hollywood´s Kodak Theater, Friday, April 28 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT; tape-delayed to the West Coast) on the ABC Television Network. This will be their first time as hosts. The announcement was made by Brian Frons, president, ABC Daytime, and Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, executive producers of the Awards presentation.

In making the announcement, Mr. Frons said "Tom and Kelly have fans in daytime and primetime, making them the perfect choice for hosting this year´s telecast. As we broadcast for the first time in Hollywood, there´s more anticipation and excitement than ever before, and I can´t think of a better way to energize this year´s Daytime Emmys."

Mr. Kirshner and Mr. Weiss continued: "We are very excited to be working with Tom and Kelly. They both are great talents and really highlight how daytime stars cross over into primetime and keep their audience entertained."

A past Daytime Emmy winner, Mr. Bergeron has been known to millions of viewers as the host of ABC´s mega hit series, DANCING WITH THE STARS, as well as AMERICA´S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS. He also has worked in radio with his own self-named program.

An Emmy nominee for Best Actress in a Daytime Drama this year, Ms. Monaco has portrayed the rebellious yet sexy Samantha McCall on ABC Daytime´s no. 1 drama, GENERAL HOSPITAL, for the last two-and-a-half years. This past summer she also starred in and won the championship of Season One of the ABC primetime sensation, DANCING WITH THE STARS. Previous television credits include PORT CHARLES, BAYWATCH AND SPIN CITY.

A limited number of seats are still available for the April 28th ceremony and can be purchased directly from all Ticketmaster locations, including the company´s website at Tickets can also be purchased Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., at the Kodak Theater Box Office at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood.

More news on the show, presenters, performers and other guest stars will be announced at a later date.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

More Dates Announced For Casting Calls For SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

Fox has announced that the hit show SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE is returning to Fox for another season and they are now holding open castings across America!

They are looking for great dancers! Great Performers! All Styles! All Dancers!

Dress to impress...Stand out from the crowd...and show them what you´ve got!

Bring yourself to the following locations on the audition dates listed below and be prepared to stay for an extra two days for potential call backs.

Major Open Casting Calls!
8:00 am - Line up
9:00 am - Doors open for registration
10:00 am - Be ready to dance!

Friday, March 24, 2006
The Legendary Chicago Theatre
175 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Call Back Dates
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Sunday, March 26, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Historic Charleston, SC 29418
Call Back Dates
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Friday, March 31, 2006
More cities to be added as they are confirmed.

To audition for the show, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30 at the time of the audition AND either a US citizen, legal permanent resident of the US, or possess a current legal visa allowing you to seek employment freely in the US.

FLAVOR OF LOVE Breaks Ratings Records For VH1 And VSPOT

VH1´s FLAVOR OF LOVE Ends Its Season With Record Success on VSPOT at and VH1 Mobile

VH1´s FLAVOR OF LOVE continued its success across all platforms - VSPOT, VH1´s broadband channel, VH1 Mobile, and on-air - with Sunday´s season finale. In addition to breaking a new 2-day streaming record for a single show on VSPOT, FLAVOR OF LOVE remains the most popular VH1 Mobile content, and scored a 3.5 on-air rating in the key 18-49 demo, making it the #1 show in VH1´s history.

"The success of FLAVOR OF LOVE on VSPOT and VH1 Mobile points to how well VH1 integrates its programming across all platforms," said Tina Imm, Vice President, VH1 Digital Media. "In addition to extending our on-air programming with on-demand VSPOT coverage, we create exclusive broadband ´extras´ for all of our programming, giving viewers more of the shows they love before and after they air on TV."

In addition to on-demand clips from the show, outtakes, and sneak peeks each week, FLAVOR OF LOVE programming on VSPOT includes bonus footage and "extras" like "Flav´s Filosophies," Flav´s take on some of life´s not-so-burning questions.


* Continuing the buzz after Sunday´s on-air season finale, FLAVOR OF LOVE yielded 1.1 million streams (Monday and Tuesday) on VSPOT, VH1´s broadband channel - setting a new 2-day VSPOT record for a single show.

VH1 Mobile:

* FLAVOR OF LOVE has been the top performing VH1 Mobile content throughout the months of February and March.

* FLAVOR OF LOVE streams accounted for 4 of the top 10 VH1 Mobile clips and over 30 percent of total VH1 Mobile streams in the last two weeks.

* Exclusive FLAVOR OF LOVE ringtones continue to be´s top-selling ringtones.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


BET´s Lil´ Kim is Number One Original Series on Cable Among Black Households in 2006

LIL´ KIM: COUNTDOWN TO LOCK DOWN Sets New Viewership Mark as Most-Watched Series Debut in BET Network History

When it comes to reality programming, there´s one simple fact - when BET builds it, the audience will come. BET again proved this theory correct with a gigantic launch last Thursday of the new reality series LIL´ KIM: COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN. Tracking the final 14 days of freedom of hip-hop diva Lil´ Kim before she entered prison on a perjury conviction, COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN premiered to a whopping 1.9 million viewers nationally (1.7 rating; 1.4 million households), easily becoming the most-watched series debut in BET´s 25-year history. The new show also zoomed to the rank of Number One Original Series on Cable among Black households so far in 2006. A six-episode docu-drama produced in collaboration with Edmonds Entertainment and Queen Bee Entertainment, COUNTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN televises on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

"When we showed the first episode of LIL´ KIM to test audiences, we got the highest scores in the history of the company. So when it became the biggest series debut in the history of the network, I wasn´t surprised," said Reginald Hudlin, BET President of Entertainment. "As powerful as the first episode is, the series finale is even better. I´m pleased and relieved that my first new series on BET has become a ´must see´ for so many people. I´m grateful to Edmonds Entertainment for delivering another great show for the network, and to the entire team at BET for fantastic work in every department."

Lil´ Kim is one of the most celebrated rappers in the business, as well as one of the most intriguing and glamorous stars in entertainment. BET´s cameras were allowed full access to Lil´ Kim, her entourage and family before she headed off to a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania on a conviction for false testimony to a federal grand jury about a shootout involving members of her posse outside a New York City radio station. Lil´ Kim was sentenced to one year and a day for protecting friends involved in the 2001 incident.

BET viewers ride along with the rap diva and fashion icon as she sorts out her business and legal affairs, makes her last few public appearances to promote her new CD, shoots a video, attends fashion week, shops, hits the party scene and says goodbye to friends and family before turning herself over to federal authorities. The cameras also capture her private moments as Lil´ Kim attempts to come to grips with who she is and where she´s headed.


Celebreality returns to VH1 Sunday nights beginning Sunday, March 19th at 9:00 pm EST with the premieres of THE SURREAL LIFE and HOGAN KNOWS BEST.


A mammoth cast rounds out the sixth season of VH1´s popular series THE SURREAL LIFE including the man who´s band made Shrek rock, STEVE HARWELL of Smashmouth; the actor who made George Jefferson more famous than that other Jefferson, SHERMAN HEMSLEY; the original video vixen, TAWNY KITAEN; the wildest rock and roll axeman ever, C.C. DEVILLE from Poison; Playboy TV´s covergirl, ANDREA LOWELL; and the XX and XY of the Arquette family, ALEXIS ARQUETTE. And this season, SPECIAL GUEST STAR FLORENCE HENDERSON joins the show as the cast´s full time and on-call advisor. Yes, America´s number one television mom will take this wild bunch under her wing and help them through the strains of reality television.

THE SURREAL LIFE is executive produced by Mark Cronin, Cris Abrego and Ben Samek for Mindless Entertainment and 51 Pictures, Jeff Olde and Jill Holmes oversee the series for VH1.


Get ready to rumble because VH1 is taking you back to Hulk-mania as HOGAN KNOWS BEST returns for a second season. The Hulk might be immune to pain when he´s in the ring, but there is one pain that even Hulk cannot escape-growing pains! As daughter Brooke, 17, continues to pursue her dream of pop stardom, and son Nick, 15, straddles the fence from boyhood to manhood, Hulk and his wife Linda continue to flex their parenting muscles as they get body-slammed in the art of raising teens. So come see if Hogan still knows best as he once again opens up the doors to his life.ÊIf you thought last season was amusing, wait until you see what we have coming up.

HOGAN KNOWS BEST is a production of VH1 in conjunction with Pink Sneakers.Ê Kimberly Belcher Cowin serves as executive producer, along with John Ehrhard as producer and Scott Bennett as director and co-producer for Pink Sneakers.ÊWarren Cohen serves as senior producer, along with Brad Abramson, Michael Hirschorn, and Shelly Tatro as executive producers for VH1.


The full-length premiere episodes of THE SURREAL LIFE and HOGAN KNOWS BEST will be shown on VSPOT, VH1´s broadband channel, (, from 12:00 pm EST, Monday, March 13 - 12:00 pm EST Saturday, March 18.

In addition to exclusive weekly sneak peeks, "wicked short" recaps, and aftershow outtakes, both series will include additional VSPOT programming packages. THE SURREAL LIFE on VSPOT will include, "C.C. Deville´s Metal School," featuring classic rock-star moments and stories from C.C.´s days on the road with Poison and "Words of Wisdom by Tawny Kitaen." HOGAN KNOWS BEST on VSPOT will include "Hogan´s Backyard Olympics" - weekly showdowns between Brooke and Nick, hosted by Hulk.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

NASHVILLE STAR Premieres Tonight - Offers Downloads Of Songs And Behind The Scenes Site

New Features to Include On-Demand Digital Downloads of Contestant and Select Guest Star Performances

When the fourth season of USA Network´s top-rated country music series NASHVILLE STAR debuts at 10 PM on Tuesday, March 14th, the new crop of contestants won´t be the only new feature for fans to enjoy. As part of an expansive digital redesign of the hit show´s website, USA Network´s marketing team has partnered with Crowfly Digital Entertainment and Reveille to be one of the first reality talent competition series to offer on-demand music downloads of contestant and select guest star performances following each telecast. The digital downloads will be available exclusively through the NASHVILLE STAR website (

Other new site features include: streaming video of weekly contestant performances; an interactive music video maker that will enable fans to create their own music videos; an exclusive behind-the-scenes web series hosted by Nashville-based comedian Wix Wichmann; video contestant blogs and host blogs with the new season´s co-hosts, Wynonna and Cowboy Troy; an archive of broadband video content including bloopers and audition footage and a weekly podcast created by the Muzik Mafia´s Two-Foot Fred.

"NASHVILLE STAR is all about the fans, both in the theater for the live events and those at home watching on television each week - their participation is key to the success of the show," said Alexandra Shapiro, USA Network´s vice president, marketing and brand strategy. "We really wanted the website to be an extension of the show, providing the fans with an entirely new level of interactive participation. The technology from Crowfly is a phenomenal addition to the site and is advancing the way music shows can live beyond the one hour telecast."

Crowfly founder and CEO, Eric Geadelmann added, "As a Music City-based company that was created to enable artists to better utilize technology to forge deeper relationships with their fans, we are especially enthusiastic about working with the premiere country music television series to help launch the careers of these very talented emerging artists."

Crowfly´s digital media management and delivery system is an innovative new technology and service offering that is being used by top performers as a way of offering their fans the opportunity to download high quality recordings of live performances from concert tours. Beginning the night of the series premiere (10PM ET/9PM CT) and continuing throughout the season, viewers can go directly to the NASHVILLE STAR website and enter a branded downloading and buying experience. The site will feature live recordings of contestants and select guest star performances throughout the season - both covers of hit songs and original music - which fans will be able to download for $.99 charge per song.

Other features of the site include:

* Behind-The-Scenes Web Series - Hosted by Nashville-based comedian Wix Wichmann, the exclusive series will give fans an up close behind-the-scenes look at the contestants and their lives as they proceed through the competition. It will also feature interviews with Wynonna and Cowboy Troy as well as some great moments with the show´s guest judges and audience members.

* Create Your Own Music Video - Interactive animated music video allows users to upload their own images to be inserted onto the faces of country music singers. Users will be given a choice of two songs for their ´singer´ to perform and will be able to e-mail the created videos to friends. * Host Blogs - Weekly blogs written by co-hosts Wynonna and Troy relating their experiences as artists to what´s happening with the contestants each week. Additionally, Wynonna and Troy will alternate each week in giving performance tips to the contestants.

* Contestant Blogs - Weekly video blogs from each contestant still in the competition, as well as exit interviews with departing contestants and behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage. * Toughest Cuts - Video of the 10 best performers who didn´t make the final cut for the show and the best of the best audition bloopers.

* NASHVILLE STAR Podcast - Muzik Mafia member Two-Foot Fred, will provide the series´ official weekly podcast entitled, "Small Talk With Two-Foot Fred."