Tuesday, October 31, 2006

GHOST HUNTERS Ratings Up For SCI FI Channel - Live Six Hour Hallowen Show Tonight

6-Hour Live Halloween-Night Investigation to Feature Unprecedented Viewer Interactivity

SCI FI Channel′s hit Original Series GHOST HUNTERS has been scaring up unprecedented ratings since its October 11 season three premiere. Compared to GHOST HUNTERS season two episodes, which premiered last spring, season three is up +20% in HH ratings, +26% in P18-49s and +24% in P25-54s.

The 9:00 pm ET/PT premiere of Wednesday night′s (10/25) GHOST HUNTERS, featuring an investigation from the former West Virginia Penitentiary, was the best-ever performance for a mid-season episode. This spooky spirit search averaged 1.2 million P18-49, 1.1 million P25-54 and 1.8 million viewers overall from 9-10 pm. This was up +21% in P18-49 and +10% in P25-54 versus the season three premiere on October 11.

Viewers will have the opportunity to pull an all-nighter with the GHOST HUNTERS team on Halloween night as they embark on a never-before-attempted, live 6-hour GHOST HUNTERS investigation! GHOST HUNTERS LIVE (11pm-5am), an unprecedented television event, will revisit the notoriously haunted Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado on Halloween-night! Highlights from the GHOST HUNTERS LIVE investigation will be presented in a brand-new episode airing on November 8, "Best of the Stanley Hotel."

As the legend goes, Stephen King took up residence at the Stanley while writing his best-selling novel The Shining and the spooky goings on at the hotel reportedly served as the inspiration for his best-selling tome. Viewers will be sent on the ultimate Halloween adventure, joining the GHOST HUNTERS in real-time as they investigate the infamously haunted hotel. Also joining the investigation is a special guest from ′ECW′ (Extreme Championship Wrestling) - ghost hunting novice CM Punk!

The GHOST HUNTERS originally investigated the Stanley in February 2006 and were met with a flurry of unexplainable occurrences including a hotel room that was a veritable hotbed of paranormal activity. Continually intrigued by the locale, our GHOST HUNTERS will return to the Stanley for the show′s first-ever live investigation, spending more time exploring some of the hotel′s most notorious hot spots and enlisting viewers to help expand their search for spirits.

In addition to the live broadcast, viewers can interact with the GHOST HUNTERS via polling, SMS messaging and SCIFI.COM, logging suggestions for rooms to investigate and screening an online video feed. One unprecedented interactive addition to the live telecast is the SCI FI.COM "panic button" which will enable viewers to email the control room and alert the GHOST HUNTERS to any paranormal occurrences observed on the online feed.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what′s on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com ) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 86 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world′s leading media and entertainment companies.

Il Divo Performs And Willa Ford Returns On DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW

On The Next DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW - Opera Sensations Il Divo Performs And Willa Ford Returns

Il Divo takes the stage on DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW, Wednesday, November 1 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Singing "Without You" from their latest album, "Siempre," audiences will be left enchanted by the dashing quartet with the smooth operatic sounds. Dancing the Foxtrot and accompanying them are Universal Professional Ballroom Champions Victor Fung and Anna Mikhed.

In a DANCING WITH THE STARS first, eliminated cast member Willa Ford returns to the dance floor... only this time she′ll be doing what she does best, singing the classic, "Fame," as the professional dancers showcase a memorable routine. Wednesday′s featured dances also include a spectacular "Swop" dance choreographed by Hinton Battle, whose credits include "Idlewild" and several shows on Broadway. The judges will also select one standout couple from Tuesday night to perform an encore of their routine, and Tysonia Sichinga will once again be featured in the "Slim-Fast(r) Dance Challenge" segment of the show. This week Tysonia performs the Rumba and receives an unexpected surprise.

By evening′s end the couple with the lowest score, as determined by a combination of the judges′ scores and viewers′ votes, will be eliminated. Who among the following four teams will be dismissed from the competition?

Monique Coleman (star of Disney Channel′s "High School Musical") and partner Louis van Amstel
Joey Lawrence (actor and TV star) and partner Edyta Sliwinska
Mario Lopez (actor and TV host) and partner Karina Smirnoff
Emmitt Smith (NFL legend) and partner Cheryl Burke

VH1 Announces THE FABULOUS LIFE PRESENTS: REALLY RICH REAL ESTATE - California′s Most Luxurious Homes

Westside Estate Agency Unlocks The Keys To Los Angeles′ Most Luxurious Homes On New VH1 Series THE FABULOUS LIFE PRESENTS: REALLY RICH REAL ESTATE

Legendary Real Estate Group Will Offer Inside Look At The City′s Premier Homes

Westside Estate Agency (WEA), southern California′s premier high-end real estate agency, is offering viewers across the country an unparalleled look inside some of Los Angeles′ most luxurious homes in VH1′s THE FABULOUS LIFE PRESENTS: REALLY RICH REAL ESTATE, premiering November 13 at 9:00 pm EST.

"Real estate is one of the hottest topics in the country today so this is the perfect time to highlight the biggest market in the nation," said Stephen Shapiro, chairman of WEA. "WEA has long been at the forefront of high-end Los Angeles real estate and we have found a great way to showcase our work, our fabulous homes, and our distinguished clientele."

Based in Beverly Hills, Calif., WEA is one of the nation′s most powerful high-end real estate firms, working with celebrities such as Tom Arnold, Frankie Muniz, Illeana Douglas, Master P, Cindy Margolis and Pauly Shore, each of whom will be featured in the series. THE FABULOUS LIFE PRESENTS: REALLY RICH REAL ESTATE will follow WEA′s top realtors as they unveil some of southern California′s most expensive multi-million dollar homes and oversee transactions between buyers and sellers throughout Malibu, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, and Los Angeles′ west side.

"Everyone enjoys a behind-the-scenes glimpse at beautiful homes, but this show lets viewers go even further," said Kurt Rappaport, president of WEA. "We give you an exclusive look at the art of the ultimate deal, some of the biggest transactions in the industry. Watch as our team works to find dream properties and make them a reality for our clients."

"This show taps into the universal appeal of driving by a fantastic house and wanting to ring the doorbell, go inside and ask how much it costs. Viewers will get to go inside some of the most luxurious homes and ask all the wrong questions," said Jeff Olde, SVP of VH1 Series Production and Programming. "Everybody loves over-the-top fantastic houses, and this show not only takes you behind the gates of those mega buck mansions, but it tells you how much they cost, why they are worth it, and what people are willing to pay for the ultimate in luxury."

Founded in 1999, WEA quickly grew to become the leading independent high-end firm in country, with an average sale price in 2006 of $5.5 million. Co-founders Shapiro and Rappaport are considered two of the leading real estate brokers in California. Shapiro has been one of the top producers of the high-end residential market since 1980, and has been featured in media outlets including 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show, CNN, the New York Times, Variety and more. Rappaport, with over 15 years of experience, is generally recognized as the most successful real estate professional in the high-end market. In 2004, he closed the largest private home transaction in Los Angeles history; he has handled more sales above $10 million than any other broker in history and in 2004 and 2005 was California's top-grossing real estate broker.

THE FABULOUS LIFE PRESENTS: REALLY RICH REAL ESTATE is executive produced by Daniel Laikind, Pax Wassermann, Rob Lee, Fernando Hernandez and Bobby Pura for Stick Figure Productions. Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes, Alex Demyanenko and Damla Dogan are executive producers for VH1.

About Westside Estate Agency Westside Estate Agency (WEA) is an independent, high-end real estate brokerage company located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Specializing in prime residential real estate, WEA is considered the leading brokerage firm for Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bel Air, Holmby Hills, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Malibu, Sunset Strip and adjacent neighborhoods on Los Angeles′ Westside. Co-founders Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport are considered two of California′s top real estate brokers, with a combined 40 years of experience. Their dedication to their clients and the Los Angeles real estate market have helped sculpt WEA into the powerhouse brokerage firm that it is today.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Actress Tori Spelling Changes Jobs As InnKeeper For New Reality Series On Oxygen

Actress Tori Spelling Moves From Icon To Innkeeper In Oxygen′s New Reality Series

Six-Episode 30-Minute Series Created and to be Executive Produced by Husband-And-Wife Team Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

Production Commences In California Wine Country - Premiering Spring 2007

Famed actress, pop culture icon and mother-to-be Tori Spelling (So NoTORIous, Beverly Hills 90210) and her actor husband Dean McDermott will make the move from performers to proprietors, by opening their own bed & breakfast in a new Oxygen reality series. The newlyweds created the show and will executive produce the series along with executive producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder Productions, the production team behind the Bravo series Show Biz Moms & Dads. Six episodes of the 30-minute series are set to premiere spring 2007.

Giving new meaning to the term luxury accommodations, the McDermotts will leave their Hollywood lifestyle behind for the picturesque wine vineyards of southern California to invest Spelling′s entire life savings and her $800,000 inheritance into opening an inn. Partners in marriage and now in business, the couple will give viewers an intimate look at their new life as they try to balance the challenges and obstacles they face as first-time innkeepers with the joys and stresses of preparing for their first baby.

"Not only is Tori incredibly popular with television audiences, she′s also constantly evolving and taking on new challenges, which makes for great television," says Deborah Beece, President of Programming and Marketing for Oxygen. "Tori and Dean are becoming first-time business owners and parents at the same time. We love that they are brave enough to make those transitions in front of a camera."

With over two decades in the entertainment industry, Tori Spelling is an accomplished actress with a career spanning both television and film. Spelling shot to stardom playing Donna Martin on the acclaimed drama series Beverly Hills 90210, a role for which she remains beloved by American audiences.

Following her time on 90210, Spelling returned to movies, switching effortlessly between mainstream hits such as Scream 2 and Scary Movie 2 and acclaimed indie performances in movies such as Trick and The House of Yes. Spelling also served as lead actress and executive producer for the VH1 scripted comedy So NoTORIous, loosely based on her own life. Next, she will star in the independent feature Kiss the Bride. She will also make a guest appearance on The CW series Smallville. Recently married to actor Dean McDermott, they are expecting their first child in spring 2007.

Dean McDermott is a veteran film and television actor who has had starring roles in such series as 1-800-Missing and Due South as well as the Kevin Costner directed motion picture Open Range. He also has made numerous television guest appearances on such popular programming as The Closer, NCIS and Without a Trace. McDermott also starred in the television movie Mind Over Murder where he met his wife Tori Spelling.

Executive producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato are the founders of World of Wonder Productions. Based in both Los Angeles and London, World of Wonder is best known for award-winning films and documentaries such as The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster, HBO′s Monica in Black and White, as well as the Bravo non-fiction series Show Biz Moms & Dads and the Sundance Channel′s Transgeneration. Most recently World of Wonder produced the hit series Million Dollar Listings for Bravo, The Boom Generation for TV Land and is currently producing Showchoirs for MTV.

GAME HEAD On Spike TV Goes Reality In Special Call of Duty 3 Episode

16 Recruits Answer The Ultimate "Call Of Duty" Challenge:

To Compete In Real-Life Military Style Competition On Spike TV′s GAME HEAD

Premieres Friday, November 10 at 12:30 AM ET/PT

GAME HEAD: Call of Duty 3: Challenge combines the heart-pounding action of the best-selling video game franchise with the unscripted drama of the best reality TV.

Airing on Friday, November 10th (12:30 - 1:00 AM, ET/PT), this special episode of Spike TV′s GAME HEAD series was shot at a secret military base this past September, when 16 unsuspecting average-Joe gamers arrived straight from their couches and game rooms to be confronted by real-life military drill sergeant, J.B. Spisso who quickly convinces them that this is not a video game!

Viewers will get to see what happens when a game becomes a reality. Pushed beyond their wildest dreams, each contestant is forced to overcome intense physical and mental pain and exhaustion to compete for the Grand Prize. Contestants complete grueling real-life physical and mental challenges such as a very convincing boot camp and a treacherous obstacle course that also requires them to rappel down from incredible heights. Challenges culminate in a sudden-death paintball "Deathmatch" competition.

GAME HEAD: Call of Duty 3: Challenge is a special episode of Spike TV′s popular GAME HEAD series, a weekly half-hour news magazine show dedicated to everything that is happening in the hard core culture of video games. Airing the same week that Call of Duty 3 is released, the winner of the televised competition will receive a Grand Prize package that includes VIP access to Spike TV′s "Video Game Awards," a home entertainment system, and a trip for two to Normandy, France, the setting of so much of the action in the popular game franchise.

Call of Duty 3 is scheduled for release in November for the Xbox 360(tm) and Xbox(r) video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation(r)3 computer entertainment system and PlayStation(r)2 computer entertainment system and the upcoming Wii(tm) from Nintendo. The title is the follow up to Call of Duty 2, which was the No. 1 Xbox 360 launch title, and as of Aug. 7, remains the No. 1 played Xbox 360 multiplayer title on Xbox Live(r) online entertainment network based on a count of worldwide unique users (courtesy Microsoft). Call of Duty 3 features an epic and cinematic single player mode and multiplayer action for up to 24 players. Call of Duty 3 is rated "T" (Teen - Blood, Mild Language, Violence).

Discovery Health Announces SUPER QUADS - The Raising Four Identical Girls

SUPER QUADS is a Three-Part Special Premiering Thursday, November 30 at 10:00 PM

Part Two Premieres December 7 at 10:00 PM

Part Three Premieres December 14 at 10:00 PM

Discovery Health Channel has announced SUPER QUADS which is a revealing look at the day-to-day reality of raising four identical girls.

It covers childhood development (which one picks up skills quicker), the issues raised by the girls′ first year at school (how the girls have adapted to separation for the first time) and the support networks that exist for mothers of multiples.

Discovery Health Channel visits South Carolina as the Mathias quadruplets celebrate Christmas and Valentine′s Day and blow out the candles on their sixth birthday

Exclusive Interview With Brooke Miller - Sixth Model Voted Off On AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL

Last Wednesday night, Brooke Miller, student from Keller, Texas, was the sixth girl eliminated during the during hit reality TV series, AMERICA′S NEXT TOP MODEL.

During the judging, Nigel commented that he was still getting more of a "pageant" feel from Brooke. Though the judges loved Brooke′s personality, they weren′t sure she had the potential to become a model. On the night of her high school graduation, Brooke was eliminated from the race to become AMERICA′S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Our own RealityTVWebsite.com Elaine James caught up with Brooke in this exclusive one-on-one interview.

Elaine James: When you received the graduation package from back home, I think we all got a little teary-eyed with you. When you got back home, were you able to pick back up and have a graduation celebration?

Brooke Miller: My parents actually threw me a huge party with all of my friends and family. It was a great blowout celebration.

Elaine James: Tell me about your photo shoot with Tyra behind the camera.

Brooke Miller: It was actually really fun. It was one of my favorite shoots because it was impromptu. Usually they tell us about a shoot the day before and everyone spends all night worrying about it and stressing and practicing. Having Tyra just show up made it so much better because it so was so much less stressful. I enjoyed spending the time with Tyra and having her coaching and feedback.

Elaine James: During the burlesque lesson it looked like you were really struggling to shed your apple pie image and turn on the sex appeal.

Brooke Miller: I think it looked like I was having a much harder time than what I actually was. I had a lot of fun playing around and thought that I actually did good.

Elaine James: So even though you didn′t win the dining room table challenge, you got to take part in the reward. You said you were able to play Brooke again. Was it a relief to just be yourself in a shoot for once?

Brooke Miller: It so was. It was the highlight of my whole experience. It wasn′t a stressful photo shoot, where you were only worried the whole time about being eliminated. It was an actually job that was going to be published.

Elaine James: Tell me about playing the "Please don′t leave me" cover with Fabio.

Brooke Miller: It was hard to be romantic with someone that was my father′s age. I was playing the part of the sad faced girl as best as I could and thought that I did okay, but the judges all thought that I looked young and uncomfortable.

Elaine James: How did you feel when it was down to you and Eugenia and Tyra told you that they weren′t sure if you were only there because of your personality?

Brooke Miller: It was hard to hear. I thought that I might be going home, but I didn′t think that it would be that soon. Eugenia definitely has the look and I think the judges saw more potential in her for the long run.

Elaine James: So what happened when you got back home? What′s next for you?

Brooke Miller: Right now I am in my first semester at the University of Texas in Austin. I would like to continue to pursue modeling.

Elaine James: What are you majoring in?

Brooke Miller: Broadcast Journalism.

Elaine James: What a coincidence, after last week′s show! Who will you be rooting for to win?

Brooke Miller: Caridee - She has a great personality and the all around package. I also like Jaeda. She is a really beautiful person and has talent...if she would just stop complaining about her hair!

Desiree Valentin From THE BACHELOR ROME In A Question And Answer Session

Desiree Valentin, the 22 year old Realtor from Salt Lake City, UT, who tossed back a couple of tequila shots in last week′s episode and discussed how hot Lorenzo looked in the white blazer he wore for his date with Jennifer. That leads to a brilliant idea: Jumping in the pool naked!

And that Desiree who did not hold back on things told reporters "Did you see the previews for next weeks show with Lisa? I always knew she was psycho!"

This past Thursday, RealityTVWebsite.com reporter Angela Cooper sat in on a 15+ minute "Question and Answer Session" with Erica and here are some of the main highlights of what was discussed with the eliminated Bachelorette.

Question: Why did other girls react so poorly towards Lisa?

Desiree Valentin: When she first got the earrings and the rose, I think it built her confidence a little bit to high, and she would walk around the house being very catty. She was very self-confident. All the other girls started making connections with each other and building friendships. She never really reached out to any of us or tried to build friendships. Ultimately none of us really liked her.

Question: Do you think Lorenzo picked up on this?

Desiree Valentin: No, that′s the thing, I′ve been watching the show, and I′m wondering how could he have not seen the cattiness about her. She knew every little thing about The Bachelor. When the date box would come, she knew exactly how many people would go on it, and what the date would be like. She was like a guru. I thought Lorenzo would totally pick up on that. Watching them on a date now, I see that they did have a genuine connection.

Question: Were you shocked that Lisa made it to the final four?

Desiree Valentin: I thought that Lisa was going home. When we went on our group dates, I thought they acted more like brother and sister. I didn′t see any chemistry or romance. I thought she was going home for sure. I thought Agnese was going home for sure, also didn′t know that they had a genuine connection either. He couldn′t hardly communicate with her when we were all together. I thought he might have been intimidated to meet her family because they are Italian.

Question: Are you broken hearted after this experience?

Desiree Valentin: The entire experience was absolutely incredible. The production and crew took such good care of us. Lorenzo was absolutely just a doll, extremely charming and just a cute guy. When I came home from the romantic fairy tale story where I could′ve fallen in love with a prince. I′m back in the dating scene. I′m very happy I did it. I have no regrets.

Question: Of the final four women left, who did you get along the best with?

Desiree Valentin: I would have to say Sadie. Sadie was always cute and just a sweetheart. I would have to call her a politicianer′s wife. She was always perfect in everything she did.

Question: Did Lorenzo discuss the duties that would be expected of his future wife?

Desiree Valentin: We actually did, and I asked him what kind of woman he wanted. I thought he just wanted a woman to raise his kids, but he actually wants a woman who is ambitious has her own career. He wants a goal oriented woman and he wants her to fulfill her own dreams.

I fully respected him for that. I thought he would just want a "hot mama."

Question: Do you think Sadie is the best match of the final four?

Desiree Valentin: I have great hopes for Sadie, just in terms of their personalities. She would be the more safe choice. If he wants to find his other frisky side, then I think Agnes would be the girl who is a better match.

Question: Was Lorenzo to conservative for you?

Desiree Valentin: I think I might have been a little too much woman for him. Right off the bat I noticed that he′s a little shy. I love to laugh and have a really good time with everything. I think he was more intrigued by me. I was a little bit of a wild card to him.

Question: What′s been the reaction in Salt Lake City?

Desiree Valentin: I′ve had a lot of supporters who′ve been thanking me for showing the fun side of Salt Lake, and I′ve definitely gotten slack from other people, who expected the bachelorette from Salt Lake City to be conservative.

Question: What were your hopes and expectations from doing this show?

Desiree Valentin: The fantasy of falling in love with a prince. I′d been single for about 7 or 8 months, and I′m getting to that point where I′m totally ready to fall in love. It′s hard to meet good guys. I′ve always had a thing for Italian men, so when I had the chance - I jumped at it.

Question: What′s next for you?

Desiree Valentin: It′s opened up doors for me. I just enrolled at the University of Utah, to take classes in broadcasting. I′m young, and I′ve got opportunities, so I′m going for it.

Question: How has this experience changed your expectations in men?

Desiree Valentin: It absolutely ruined me. Lorenzo was so charming, that he totally raised my expectations. How do you top my last boyfriend, being a prince?

Friday, October 27, 2006

THE REALITY REMIX REALLY AWARDS On Fox Reality Saturday Night - Celebrating The Best Of Reality TV

Fox Reality Presents the First Annual THE REALITY REMIX REALLY AWARDS

Celebrating the Best of Reality TV - First-Ever Reality Show Awards Hosted by Reality Remix′s Kennedy

Fox Reality, the only all reality, all the time channel, begins an annual tradition with its THE REALITY REMIX REALLY AWARDS. This is the first-ever awards party honoring the best in reality television from the past year ... the favorite fights, the hotties, the showmances and more! Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Kennedy, "Reality Remix′s" own host and reality TV super-fan.

The reality star-studded event takes place on Tuesday October 24th and airs exclusively on Fox Reality Saturday, October 28th at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT).

The winner of The Golden Realitini will be announced during the special two-hour THE REALITY REMIX REALLY AWARDS gala featuring many favorite reality performers. See what happens when reality TV′s most loved - and most infamous - performers gather under one roof for an evening of more competition.

David Lyle, Fox Reality COO & General Manager, said: "Reality television is no longer merely a margin of today′s popular programming. We′ve decided to give reality TV the acknowledgement it deserves by initiating an annual all reality awards show. The Reality Remix Really Awards honors those people who have brought the public the entertainment we seek when we turn on our televisions everyday."

In addition to the featured The Golden Realitini Award, other categories being presented at the Really Awards include:

Favorite Host, Favorite Judge, Favorite Winner, Favorite Showmance, Favorite Altered State, Biggest Pottymouth, Favorite Tears, Favorite Hottie, Favorite Villain, Favorite Fight, Favorite Non-Competition Program, Favorite Competition Program.

THE REALITY REMIX REALLY AWARDS presenters include reality stars: Wayne Brady (Celebrity Duets), Little Richard (Celebrity Duets), Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars), Jai Rodriguez (Celebrity Duets), Mike "Boogie" Malin (Big Brother) and Dr. Will Kirby (Big Brother).

Also along for the ride are the stars of Fox Reality′s upcoming original series "My Bare Lady." Adult film stars Chanel St. James, Kirsten Price and Nautica Thorn will serve as the ceremony′s trophy girls.

Other reality stars attending THE REALITY REMIX REALLY AWARDS include: Flavor Flav (Flavor of Love), Janice Dickinson (The Surreal Life), Ron Jeremy (The Surreal Life), Rob & Amber (Survivor, Amazing Race, The Rob & Amber Project), Ace Young (American Idol), Omarosa (The Apprentice, The Surreal Life), Evan Marriott (Joe Millionaire), Kristy Swanson & Lloyd Eisler (Skating With Celebrities), Wes and Cher (Beauty and the Geek), Landon Lueck (Real World), Alex Murrel (Laguna Beach), Alex Hooser (Laguna Beach) and Adam Larson (Road Rules).


Brooke, a student from Keller, Texas, was the sixth girl eliminated during the seventh cycle of The CW′s hit dramality series AMERICA′S NEXT TOP MODEL, reducing the pool from 8 girls to 7.

Tyra surprised the girls in their backyard with an impromptu black and white photo shoot where the girls were asked to express anger while maintaining their sex appeal. While many of the girls thrived, Brooke found it difficult. "Being younger is sometimes a little bit overwhelming. I don′t have the experience that these girls have," Brooke said.

The next day, the girls were taught about the fundamentals of being sexy by burlesque entertainer Dita Von Teese. Dita encouraged the girls to be confident as she gave each girl a prop to perform a seductive dance, and noticed that Brooke seemed the most nervous to be sexy. "I have to be seductive and sexy and that′s not something I normally am. I felt totally uncomfortable," Brooke said.

The following day, the girls met with the director of Elite Model Management Cathy Gould, who threw a party where the girls were the main course. Each girl strutted down the dining room table, and though several of the girls struggled with the unique challenge, Cathy was not convinced by Brooke′s performance. "I had to focus the whole time on staying engaged and not on how uncomfortable I was," Brooke said. In the end, Melrose won the challenge and chose Brooke, Michelle and Amanda to join her in a photo shoot for an editorial spread in Seventeen Magazine.

To test their new knowledge on the fine line between sexy and sleazy, Jay Manuel met the girls for a fashion shoot depicting romance novels with model Fabio. Brooke was asked to depict "desperately holding on to her man," but Jay was not impressed with her performance, and even Fabio noticed that her inexperience showed. "I walk into the room, and I′m a little bit nervous to be honest," Brooke said.

During the judging, Nigel commented that he was still getting more of a "pageant" feel from Brooke. Though the judges loved Brooke′s personality, they weren′t sure she had the potential to become a model. On the night of her high school graduation, Brooke was eliminated from the race to become AMERICA′S NEXT TOP MODEL.

In addition to a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl, this year′s prize package for the winner of The CW′s AMERICA′S NEXT TOP MODEL will include a contract with Elite Model Management and a cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.

I TRUST YOU TO KILL ME To Premiere On VH1 November 11th - Features Kiefer Sutherland


Featuring Kiefer Sutherland And Rocco Deluca & The Burden

To Premiere On VH1 Saturday, November 11 AT 9:00 PM

I TRUST YOU TO KILL ME, from First Independent Pictures and Jude Cole and Kiefer Sutherland′s Ironworks Music label, is headed to VH1 on Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 PM.

The critically acclaimed film, which marks Sutherland′s first appearance in a feature documentary, was released in selected theaters in New York (9/8), Los Angeles (9/15) and San Francisco (9/29) and features the first artist signed to Ironworks Music, Rocco DeLuca and The Burden I TRUST YOU TO KILL ME follows Kiefer Sutherland taking his indie record label act, Rocco DeLuca & The Burden, on their first international tour through London, Dublin, Reykjavik and Berlin. Directed by Manu Boyer, the rockumentary chronicles a highly personal journey of a rock band & their less than qualified road manager (Sutherland), and shows the hopes, successes and disappointments of a band trying to find their audience. Shot guerilla style in High Definition color and black and white, the multi-camera crew captures the excitement and commotion of the live performances as well as interactions between the band, fans and locals.

"The tour in Europe, and the film that has resulted, I TRUST YOU TO KILL ME, was an amazingly personal experience," says Sutherland. "I am thrilled that VH1 has responded to the film so positively. I feel it is the perfect home for this documentary and their audience will relate to the journey this film depicts."

Rocco DeLuca and The Burden released their debut album, "I Trust You To Kill Me" this year and their current single, "Colorful" has just entered the AAA Top 30 chart and is aimed to be a top 10 record.

Rocco Deluca and The Burden has been chosen by VH1 as the channel′s new "You Oughta Know" artist. The "You Oughta Know" campaign will be focused around the band′s first single, "Colorful" and their LIVE@VH1.COM performance premiered on VSPOT, VH1′s broadband channel, on October 2 and included the songs "Colorful," "Bus Ride," "Gift" and "Swing Low."

Ironworks Music is an independent record label started by renowned singer-songwriter, producer and manager, Jude Cole and lauded actor and 20-year veteran of the entertainment business, Kiefer Sutherland. The long-time friends originally opened Ironworks in 2004 with the sole intention of creating an artist-driven recording space (which also houses Sutherland′s massive museum-worthy collection of guitars). "We would invite musicians that we liked down to start recording and get creative and it′s actually something that just organically turned into a label," recalls Cole. Today, Ironworks is many things -- recording studio, production company, record label and community. "We′re doing things that we love...trying to incorporate that lust for music to make inspired pieces of work, and just hope that over time Ironworks develops a name that represents that inspired work."

I TRUST YOU TO KILL ME is a Manu Boyer film and produced by Pliny Porter and Matthew R. Brady for First Independent Pictures.

MTV Announces ROAD RULES To Return In January 2007 With New Format

ROAD RULES Returns As The Next Generation Of Interactive Reality TV --New Season Is Greenlit For First Quarter 2007

MTV And Bunim-Murray Productions Introduce Industry′s First Interactive Reality Show: Viewers Can Determine The Competitors In Each Episode By Voting On MTV.com

MTV: Music Television announced the return of ROAD RULES, set to premiere in January, 2007. The new season of ROAD RULES returns bigger and better than ever, as MTV and reality television pioneer Bunim-Murray Productions allow viewers to actually determine and control the outcome of each episode. In the spirit of innovation and a dedication to allowing the audience to deeply connect and interact with MTV′s programming, the channel will put the show into the hands of the viewers, making the new season the industry′s first interactive reality show. Each episode will have all the interpersonal drama and big missions the MTV audience loved from the original series plus the opportunity for viewers to call the shots on who ends up in the elimination game. The new season will air within a week of it occurring on the road.

ROAD RULES has been a show that our audience is extremely passionate about, and by allowing our viewers to choose their own ending, we′re placing the show in their hands and evolving the concept of how to involve the audience like never before," said Brian Graden, President, Entertainment, MTVN Music Channels Group, and President, Logo.

In previous ROAD RULES, we followed the adventures of six 18-25 year olds who travel across the United States in an RV guided by a set of clues. Each episode featured the cast in a new destination, with missions, face-offs and jobs they must complete in order to get to the next location. In the new season of ROAD RULES, the cast will continue to travel in an RV tackling one mission each week, but the rules and the game have changed. Here′s how it goes:

The resurrection of ROAD RULES will find six of the most infamous former ROAD RULES cast members as the initial passengers in the RV. After each week′s mission, the cast will return to home base and the cast, themselves, will nominate the "weakest" male and female for elimination.

Immediately after the show airs, viewers at home will vote which of those two cast members will enter an elimination face-off, like the Gauntlet/Inferno/Duel of previous Real World/Road Rules Challenges, that will air exclusively on MTV Overdrive.

At the same time the viewers are nominating a cast member to send into elimination, they will also vote for that nominee′s challenger from an internet replacement board of potential male and female replacements.

The replacement board will live on MTV.com, and will feature video packages, personal blogs and other stats/background on each potential replacement.

If the current ROAD RULES cast member wins the competition, he/she returns to the RV -- and the cast-mates who nominated him/her for elimination.

If he/she loses, the challenger replaces him/her with the now ex-"Road Ruler" joining the other potential replacements on the internet board where he/she can lobby the viewers to put him/her back in the game. The next on-air episode will begin with a short re-cap of the Overdrive elimination and the re-entry of the victor of the elimination face-off.

ROAD RULES will be based in California for this cycle, to allow the cast to travel to "overnight" locations for a few days to do their mission and nomination; and then travel back to home base. After each mission, the cast will enter blogs, interviews and personal video diaries that will live on mtv.com. Cast members will also record message updates for the mobile content. Viewers will get the opportunity to win the chance to watch the elimination game live along with the cast members and even give pre-game predictions/hopes on camera. Once the elimination is over, the cast takes off on another mission for several days before returning to home base.

"We at Bunim-Murray and M Theory, our new media division, are thrilled to be relaunching ROAD RULES with our partners at MTV," said Jonathan Murray, ROAD RULES Co-creator and Executive Producer. "ROAD RULES was the first reality game to hit the air in 1995, so it seems fitting that 11 years later, it will be the first reality game to go multi-platform."

William Shatner To Host SHOW ME THE MONEY, Premiering Wednesday, November 22

SHOW ME THE MONEY, a new high-octane variety/game show series to be hosted by Emmy-winning television legend William Shatner, will premiere Wednesday, November 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In SHOW ME THE MONEY contestants must answer a minimum of six trivia questions. After each answer, the contestant chooses from among thirteen stunning dancers on stage, each of whom holds a scroll with a dollar figure to be added or subtracted -- for correct or incorrect answers -- to the contestant′s total.

A correct answer, combined with choosing a dancer holding big money, can quickly catapult the player′s winnings into the millions. But a wrong answer, combined with the wrong dancer, can wipe out winnings in an instant. There is no opportunity to play it safe - contestants will be tempted to take the money and run, but this rollercoaster ride of a game show requires that you play to the very end.

Adding to the variety aspect of the show are the thirteen stunning Million-Dollar Dancers who are always ready to break into any style of dance, while audacious master of ceremonies William Shatner spontaneously boogies with the beauties on stage.

With a career that spans some 50 years, Shatner is well known for originating the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek" television series, and has remained a pop culture icon whose stature seems to grow with each passing year. Shatner will continue in his other ABC role, that of Denny Crane on ABC′s hit series "Boston Legal," for which he has won back-to-back Emmy Awards.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Reality TV Star Flavor Flav Is A Guest Photographer For Playboy.com

Legendary Rapper Flavor Flav Trades in His Microphone for a Camera as Playboy.com′s Celebrity Guest Photographer

Flavor Flav′s Photos of Cyber Girl Mary Jane Can be Found Exclusively on Playboy.com

Rap icon and reality TV star Flavor Flav shows off his picture taking skills as Playboy.com′s latest Celebrity Guest Photographer.

The founding member of pioneering rap group Public Enemy, whose self-titled first-ever solo album drops on Halloween, photographed February 2006 Cyber Girl Mary Jane for this exclusive nude pictorial. Flav′s photos, as well as video from the session, can be seen at www.playboy.com/flavorflav.

During the photo shoot, Flavor Flav composed an impromptu rap about being a Playboy.com photographer for a day. "Yo, Hugh! You know how we do! Flavor Flav has just became part of your crew. Flav Hefner here -- I′m stealin′ your last name. For real!"

Flav also participated in a "Dirty Dozen" interview, Playboy.com′s 12-question "sexamination," where he talks about everything from five-somes to his aspiration to join the 80-mile high club.

The finale of the rapper′s VH-1 TV dating show, Flavor of Love 2, nabbed 7.5 million viewers -- the biggest audience in the history of the network. Flavor Flav made his reality TV debut in 2004 on the third season of VH-1′s The Surreal Life, and went on to star in the network′s spin-offs Strange Love and Flavor of Love.

Playboy.com′s Celebrity Guest Photographer feature is enjoying increasing popularity with some of today′s top celebrities angling to get in on the action. Previous Celebrity Photographers include William Shatner, Carmen Electra, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Tommy Lee, Ja Rule, Nelly, Jenny McCarthy, and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.

Tempers Flare And One Team Gets Into Car Accident On Next THE AMAZING RACE

Tempers Flare At The Airport When One Team Books Tickets For An Allied Team Further Back In The Ticket Line, Causing Major Hostility Among The Remaining Teams, On THE AMAZING RACE 10, Sunday, October 29

"I Wonder If This Is Going To Make My Fingers Pickle" -- Tempers flare at the airport when one team books tickets for an allied team further back in the ticket line, causing major hostility, on THE AMAZING RACE 10, Sunday, Oct. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

While racing through the streets of Mauritius, one team has a major scare when they crash their car into a bus. Another team has trouble getting their car into gear and must watch as all the other teams pass by them. Meanwhile, two teams create an alliance but wonder if the bond is strong enough to bring them to the end. Could the race to the Pit Stop among friends mean the demise of another alliance?

THE AMAZING RACE 10 features 12 Teams of two on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each Team will compete in a series of challenges -- some mental and some physical -- and only when the tasks have been completed will they learn their next destination. Teams who are farthest behind will gradually be eliminated as the contest progresses, with the first Team to arrive at the final destination winning $1 million.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Bianca Ryan - AMERICAS GOT TALENT Winner Debut Album In Stores November 14

Bianca Ryan, 12-Year-Old Winner Of AMERICA′S GOT TALENT Debut Album In Stores November 14

Bianca Ryan -- the 12-year-old vocal prodigy who won the first season′s ratings-topping finale of AMERICA′S GOT TALENT on August 17 -- has signed with Columbia Records/SYCO, an imprint of Simon Cowell, the show′s executive producer. Cowell recently exclaimed "Bianca Ryan is potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my life." The rising star′s much-anticipated debut album is slated for release on Tuesday, November 14.

Bianca -- a Philadelphia native who′s been performing in dance competitions and singing in her church since the age of 8 -- turned in a series of show-stopping R&B-flavored performances over the course of the debut season of AMERICA′S GOT TALENT. The show′s finale was the #1 rated show in its Thursday time-slot, averaging close to 12 million viewers. Bianca′s amazing performances are among the most-watched clips on youtube.com

Bianca′s debut will feature an array of new and already familiar material, including her million dollar-winning cover of "And I Am Telling You I′m Not Going" from the Broadway hit Dreamgirls. Music′s heaviest hitters have signed on to record with Bianca on this soon to be smash debut record. "I Wish That," a beautiful ballad penned by Diane Warren accompanies the inspirational "Pray For A Better Day" which was written by David Foster and Kara DioGuardi. "Why Can′t It Be Christmas Everyday?" is an original holiday track written by Walter Afanasieff and Jay Landers. Afanasieff co-wrote the smash hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You" with Mariah Carey. Bianca also brings new life to the Debby Boone classic "You Light Up My Life," and the R. Kelly hit "I Believe I Can Fly." A stirring cover of Bette Midler′s "The Rose" showcases Bianca′s incredible vocal capacity.

Hometown And Family Visits For Final Four On The Next THE BACHELOR ROME

Lorenzo Is Put Through The Wringer Visiting The Final Four Women′s Hometowns When Their Family And Friends Put Him On The Hot Seat, On THE BACHELOR: ROME Monday, October 30

* Jennifer′s Overprotective Father Ominously Introduces Lorenzo to His Gun Collection;

* Lisa Terrifies Lorenzo by Donning a Wedding Dress and Her Mother Twists The Bachelor into a Pretzel During a Pilates Lesson;

* The First European Hometown Date in Series History is Marred by A Serious Communication Breakdown

Lorenzo is feeling the mounting pressure as he leaves to visit each of the final four women′s hometowns and receives some rude and unexpected awakenings, on THE BACHELOR: ROME, Monday, October 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Traveling to Miami, Lorenzo spends a spectacular day shark fishing with Jennifer, but when he meets her high school football coach father, it′s obvious the man is extremely overprotective of his only daughter and is not impressed by the Bachelor′s title of Prince. After an awkward dinner, Jennifer′s father shows off his other pride and joy to Lorenzo - his gun collection. And to make sure he gets the message, he tells Lorenzo he′d have no problem using the weapon if anyone hurt his daughter!

In San Diego, Lorenzo discovers that Sadie′s moral fortitude and her sexual abstinence stems from her devout Christian family, who welcome him with open arms. The couple share an intimate moment at the end of the day on a moonlit beach in front of a bonfire.

There are more surprises in store for Lorenzo when he meets up with Lisa in Portland, Oregon. Lisa′s friend pays a visit, carrying a wedding gown for the marriage-obsessed Lisa to wear, stunning the panicked Bachelor. Lorenzo learns that Lisa has a definite timeline to wed and have children. As his potential future with Lisa flashes before his eyes, he is treated to an uncomfortable impromptu Pilates session led by Lisa′s mother.

Back in Italy - for the first time ever - there is a European hometown date with Agnese′s family in Venice. The beauty of the city, however, is overwhelmed by the difficulty Lorenzo has in communicating with her family when he discovers they speak absolutely no English.

An emotional Lorenzo must dispatch one broken-hearted Bachelorette home in tears as he prepares to take the final three women on fantastic overnight dates.

The four remaining women are:

* Agnese, 24, student, who currently resides in Venice, Italy
* Jennifer, 24, teacher, who currently resides in Pembroke Pines, FL
* Lisa, 25, marketing manager, who currently resides in Portland, OR
* Sadie, 23, publicist, who currently resides in Carlsbad, CA

Bravo Announces TOP HAIR For The Next Great Hairstylist - Casting Underway

Bravo Announces Series Pickup Of New Competitive Reality Program TOP HAIR (Working Title) - An Eight Episode One-Hour New Original Series

Bravo Inks Deal With Reveille LLC To Find The Next Great Hairstylist -- Casting Currently Underway

Bravo announces series pick-up of TOP HAIR (working title), which was previously announced as a series in development under the title "Heads Up." Bravo has partnered with Reveille LLC, the Emmy-Award winning producers of NBC′s "The Office," "The Biggest Loser," and Bravo′s "Blow Out," to bring viewers this new one-hour eight episode competition series searching for America′s next great hairstylist. Starting with the most basic of cuts and working up to full-blown makeovers, TOP HAIR will take the most talented hairstylists from around the country and slowly narrow them down as they compete in a series of weekly challenges until it is clear who has the skills, personality and overall chops to win $100,000, among other coveted prizes. The announcement was made today by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo.

"Our critically acclaimed reality competition series are marked by talented contestants and highly creative challenges," said Zalaznick. "It′s exciting to present our viewers with another group of gifted creators -- in this case stylists -- to showcase their craft as well as the high-stakes drama during their competitive journey."

The challenges will cover the full range of skills that being a star in a salon requires. To win this competition and create TOP HAIR, they will need more than just skills with a comb. Surviving a house full of contestants wielding scissors will require energy and endurance, a vision for what the future of hair looks like, a unique personality capable of handling stressful situations and angry clients, and a general sense of fabulousness that just can′t be taught.

Contestants will be drawn together from all walks of life and will possess a range of skills and training. With casting currently underway in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago and Miami, licensed stylists with a passion for hair are invited to meet with TOP HAIR casting producers. To schedule an interview and to find out more information about becoming the next top hairstylist, please visit www.BravoTV.com/Contestants for more details or contact tophaircasting@yahoo.com.

Second Season Of WORK OUT To Start Production In November For Bravo

Production will begin in Los Angeles this November on six episodes of the second season of the Bravo original series WORK OUT. The show will continue to follow Jackie Warner, owner of "Sky Sport and Spa," as she continues to build her business and goes through the ups and downs of her personal life. The second season will feature Jackie′s fierce team of trainers, some old and some new, who work and play as hard as she does. The announcement was made by Lauren Zalaznick, President of Bravo.

"A new season of WORK OUT will reveal even more of Jackie′s drive as well as her drama," said Zalaznick. "Our docu-drama subjects capture the essence of what Bravo viewers crave--the accessibility of the every day with the riveting insider-y access that all our docu-series provide."

Jackie Warner is owner and managing director of Sky Sport and Spa, an exclusive fitness facility located in downtown Beverly Hills. Her clients include celebrities, moguls and people seeking a higher level of fitness in an elite environment. The gorgeous indoor/outdoor gym boasts 360-degree views of Los Angeles, notable celebrity clientele and classes ranging from "Yoga Under the Stars" to "Power Boxing." Jackie is a fitness maverick with a dynamic, no-nonsense attitude and she will accept only the best in every aspect of her life. She not only hires the most talented and vibrant trainers to work in her gym, but she lets them know in no uncertain terms that it′s her way or the highway.

Over a million total viewers tuned in to watch what happened in the finale episode WORK OUT, as businesswoman and elite trainer Jackie Warner resolved issues involving her business, clients and trainers, and made an especially emotional decision about the future of her relationship with her fiery girlfriend, Mimi. The series also grew each week in its regular time slot among total viewers and key demos.

National Geographic Channel Uncovers The Unexpected Behind Those Everyday Items

From Shaving to Toilets to Packages, NGC Reveals the Surprising Stories Behind Life′s Daily Rituals

Modern conveniences such as disposable razors, toilets and tamper-proof aspirin bottles are just part of the backdrop of our daily lives - objects we habitually see, we use absent-mindedly, and we couldn′t live without. Underappreciated, mundane and presumably dull, these objects are also rich with history, rife with controversy... and are absolutely ingenious.

The National Geographic Channel (NGC) presents three specials - A Closer Shave, Flushed and Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up - that explore the science, art and cultural impact of some of daily life′s common paraphernalia. A Closer Shave and Flushed premiere on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at 9 and 10 p.m. ET/PT. The premiere of Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up follows on Wednesday, November 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Each one-hour show focuses on the evolution of a seemingly simple thing - shaving, toilets and packaging - tracing its course through history as it takes root in our culture and ultimately changes the way we go about our daily routines. And along the way, surprising facts are revealed.

Get to the bottom of such questions as: "What tool was first used for shaving?" "How do astronauts go to the bathroom?" "What bubble-like packaging sent 3,000 people to the emergency room?" "How many miles of whiskers will the average man grow over his lifetime?"

Venture inside high-tech laboratories where scientists and technicians are taking well-known products to the next level. Viewers will learn how tiny spy cameras may be the key to the next leap forward in razor technology, and how packages full of some of the world′s deadliest cargo are built to withstand the most extreme tests imaginable. Each show draws from a wide variety of sources, including interviews with scientists, historians and sociologists to explore the past and future of surprisingly complex everyday things.

A Closer Shave
Tuesday, November 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Could our modern Western preference for hairless mates have its origins in prehistoric dating? A Closer Shave gets to the root of one of life′s daily rituals, tracing the quest to be rid of unwanted hair back more than 30,000 years. The show explores the shaving methods humanity has employed over thousands of years - from sharpened rocks to the multiblade disposable razor - stopping to gaze back in distress at some of the hair-raising designs that never quite caught on. It also features the story of two inventors named Gillette and Schick, who made shaving history and spawned one of the most intense corporate rivalries of the past century. Researchers demonstrate high-tech designs for shaving perfection from thermal imaging devices that detect slight variations in electric shavers′ heat to computer simulations that reveal a microscopic view of atoms from a single piece of hair being sheared apart.

Tuesday, November 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Flushed dares to tackle the key item in one of life′s remaining private sanctuaries ... the toilet. The show suggests how this discreet device, often the household′s most underappreciated item, may in fact be the key to modern civilization. Flushed explores how people through the ages have taken care of their private business, from the sociable Romans, to the buttoned-up Victorians, to astronauts answering nature′s call in zero gravity. The program examines the rise and fall of Roman plumbing and the visionary inventions of clean-living crusaders throughout the centuries. Viewers will venture inside modern day′s Deer Island Treatment Plant near Boston, a $4 billion state-of-the-art waterworks plant that processes 350 million gallons of waste water in a single day. Then viewers will go into a New York City high-rise that functions as a self-contained wastewater plant, treating water in the basement and then piping it right back upstairs into the toilets. The program also tackles the toilet′s environmental impact and reveals how the toilet of the future could help solve the water problems of the world.

Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up
Wednesday, November 8 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Packages have been a cornerstone of consumer culture ever since the ancient Greeks and Romans started storing wine in ceramic vases. Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up takes viewers to the cutting edge of modern industry where researchers and scientists are developing packages that can withstand the impact of an F16 airplane, outwit shoplifters and reduce the amount of landfill trash. Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up visits two testing facilities in rural Pennsylvania as engineers put packages through extreme tests, simulating such effects as weather conditions at the North Pole or a high-speed train crash. The show also explains how the CD jewel case intensified customer frustration and reveals how the so-called "clamshell" packaging is responsible for sending 3,000 people to the emergency room in one year alone. This program also sheds light on two forms of packaging - a revolutionary new compostable plastic made from corn and a plastic formula created with tapioca starch - that may point the way to a cleaner, greener future.

These three shows find the unexpected in the ordinary. Informative and entertaining, each hour-long special provides a comprehensive look at the fascinating stories behind some of the things we take for granted in our daily lives.

A Closer Shave, Flushed and Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up are produced by the Atlas Media Corp for the National Geographic Channel. Executive producer for Atlas Media Corp is Bruce David Klein. Series producers are Shawn Cuddy and William McClane. Producer/writer for A Closer Shave and Shrink-Wrapped & Boxed Up is William McClane, and Flushed producer/writer is Ted Schillinger. For the National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Ashley Hoppin; senior vice president of production is Juliet Blake and executive-in-charge of production is John Ford.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


Oxygen Strikes A Pose! - THE JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY Begins Production On Season Two And Holiday Special

Over-The-Top Supermodel′s Reality Show Expands to One-Hour Format With More Drama, More Models and More Janice

"Christmas With The Dickinsons" Special to Air in December and Brand-New Season Kicks Off in January

Oxygen will begin production this week on the second season of the network′s most successful original series ever - THE JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY, including a special holiday episode titled "Christmas With The Dickinsons".

The show′s format has been expanded from half-hour to one-hour, giving Season Two twice the drama and outrageous antics of Janice and her business partners, models, and family. The holiday special is set to premiere in December and the rest of the season will kick off with brand-new episodes beginning in January.

While the first season followed model-turned-mogul Janice through the highs and lows of starting her own Hollywood modeling agency, the second season will take a closer look at the lives of the models and explore whether the agency really has what it takes to succeed. From her volatile relationship with business partners to a showdown with disgruntled models from last season, Janice will face many challenges and personality clashes as the business grows.

"Janice′s first season was a big hit - she is a one-of-a-kind personality and our audience couldn′t get enough of her" said Debby Beece, President of Programming and Marketing for Oxygen. "Expanding the second season′s format will give viewers the chance to get to know Janice even better Ð from her fearless and funny moments to her struggles and conflicts."

THE JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY is executive produced by Stuart Krasnow for Krasnow Productions, Kevin Williams and Janice Dickinson.

Janice Dickinson, credited as "one of the world′s first supermodels," is a model and photographer who has been featured on the covers of every major fashion magazine from Vogue and Elle to Harper′s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. She is well-known for her appearances on America′s Next Top Model and is the author of two books No Lifeguard On Duty and Everything About Me Is Fake... And I′m Perfect.

Stuart Krasnow is a seasoned reality television producer who has served as executive producer for such programming as Average Joe, Dog Eat Dog and The Weakest Link. In conjunction with FremantleMedia North America, Krasnow founded Krasnow Productions in 2005. THE JANICE DICKINSON MODELING AGENCY is managed by Aaron Meyerson, Oxygen′s Senior Vice President of Development and Production and Alice Dickens, Oxygen′s Manager of Development West Coast.


Grammy Award-Winning Country Singer Martina McBride Performs; Tysonia Sichinga, of Carson, CA Featured in Slim-Fast Dance Challenge.

DANCING WITH THE STARS welcomes multi-platinum recording artist Martina McBride, as she takes the stage on DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW, Wednesday, October 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Viewers will be treated to two special performances by Ms. McBride as she sings "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" from her critically-acclaimed album, "Timeless," and her hit single "This One′s for the Girls."

Martina McBride′s powerhouse voice has earned her more than 16 million in album sales, garnered six No.1 hits and a mantle of honors, including a record-tying four CMA Female Vocalist of the Year trophies. She is nominated again this year. Her fiery, passionate vocals have created such signature hits as "Independence Day," "Wild Angels," "A Broken Wing," "Blessed" and "This One′s for the Girls." These songs, along with hits such as "Concrete Angel," "Love′s The Only House"" and "God's Will," have become not only memorable musical statements, but resounding social commentaries as well. She has placed nearly 20 singles in the top-10. The multi-platinum country star′s 8th studio album, "Timeless," debuted at Number one and was quickly certified platinum.

Wednesday′s featured dances include a passionate routine by our very own Edyta Sliwinska and her partner on and off the stage, Alec Mazo. Also, making his second appearance on the DANCING WITH THE STARS stage, Val Chmerkovskiy hits the floor with his professional dance troupe, which is currently entertaining audiences at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. The judges will also select one standout couple from Tuesday night to perform an encore of their routine, and Tysonia Sichinga will once again be featured in the "Slim-Fast(r) Dance Challenge" segment of the show. This week Tysonia meets the cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS and performs the Paso Dobli on 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA.

By evening′s end the couple with the lowest score, as determined by a combination of the judges′ scores and viewers′ votes, will be eliminated. Who among the following five teams will be dismissed from the competition?

Monique Coleman (star of Disney Channel′s "High School Musical") and partner Louis van Amstel
Joey Lawrence (actor and TV star) and partner Edyta Sliwinska
Mario Lopez (actor and TV host) and partner Karina Smirnoff
Emmitt Smith (NFL legend) and partner Cheryl Burke
Jerry Springer (talk show icon) and partner Kym Johnson

Bravo Announces TOP DESIGN With Todd Oldham As Host

Celebrated Interior Designer Jonathan Adler Tapped As Lead Judge -- Joined By Editor In Chief Of Elle Decor Magazine Margaret Russell And Famed Interior Designer Kelly Wearstler As Regular Series Judges

Todd Oldham, world-renowned designer, has been named the host of Bravo′s all-new interior design competition series TOP DESIGN. Three judges have been chosen to critique and celebrate each TOP DESIGN, including lead judge Jonathan Adler, who will be joined by Margaret Russell, Editor In Chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine, and interior designer Kelly Wearstler. Production will commence this month in Los Angeles on ten episodes of TOP DESIGN, which is scheduled to premiere in first quarter 2007. The announcement was made by Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo.

"The world-renowned and ultra-talented designer Todd Oldham is a perfect fit as host for Bravo′s newest show about creativity and competition," said Zalaznick. "And to be able to call these three industry-leading design professionals our series judges provides the highest level of credibility to this new series."

Off the heels of the critically acclaimed TOP CHEF and the Emmy-nominated hit PROJECT RUNWAY, Bravo′s newest reality competition series TOP DESIGN offers a behind the scenes look at the creative, competitive and client-driven interior design business at the highest level. The series features twelve aspiring interior designers who are united in their quest to create the TOP DESIGN in each episode in the series as they vie for cash to start their own design firm and a spot in one of New York′s finest designer showcases. Production, which begins this month, will take place in Los Angeles.

"This highly anticipated new series puts the spotlight on interior design," said Frances Berwick, Executive Vice President, Programming and Production, Bravo. "Los Angeles is an exciting and colorful backdrop that will give our competing interior designers the chance to utilize all the city has to offer, while giving viewers a peek inside their creative and challenging world."

In TOP DESIGN, high pressure, eccentric personalities and creative egos combine to fuel the next big hit in competition reality. Aspiring and professional interior design contestants will converge and compete in a series of challenges to create the TOP DESIGN while living in a decked-out studio loft as they are inspired and critiqued by professionals who are leaders in their chosen field.

About Todd Oldham, Bravo′s TOP DESIGN Host:
Known as one of the most beloved designers working today, Todd Oldham joins TOP DESIGN as host, delivering challenges and inspiring and leading the designers to be their most creative and original in their pursuit of creating the TOP DESIGN. Originally a New York fashion designer, and the host of "Todd Time" on MTV′s "House of Style," Todd′s career has evolved to include all areas of design, from interior design, film and photography, to furniture and graphic art. Todd is the author of Hand Made Modern by Regan Books, and has hosted HGTV′s "Hand Made Modern" series of specials. Todd designed his own line of dorm room furnishings for Target and currently designs a line of furniture and accessories, Todd Oldham By La-Z-Boy. Todd also designed The Hotel in South Beach, as well as The Fairfax Hotel, South Beach, to open in 2007.

About Jonathan Adler, Bravo′s TOP DESIGN Lead Judge:
Jonathan Adler, the lead judge of TOP DESIGN has been celebrated for the mod shapes, vibrant colors and organic eye-popping patterns that are the signature of his work today. His business encompasses seven retail outlets in Soho & the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Los Angeles, East Hampton, Miami, San Francisco, and Chicago; a thriving interior design business, responsible for the re-design of the Parker Palm Springs hotel in modernist style with a comfy residential feel; a burgeoning licensing business under the brand name Jonathan Adler Happy Home that′s expanding into bedding, bath accessories, stationary, dinnerware and table linens at accessible prices; and he continues to sell his wares to high-end boutiques around the world. Jonathan′s "happy, handcrafted, and luxe" designs for the home have become a part of American pop-culture, appearing on the sets of the "Today Show," "Sex and the City," "Will & Grace," and "The Apprentice." In November 2005, Jonathan launched his first book My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living, which combines his wittiness and enthusiasm for creating happy homes everywhere with serious design.

About Margaret Russell, Bravo′s TOP DESIGN Judge:
As Editor in Chief of ELLE DECOR Magazine, TOP DESIGN judge Margaret Russell has infused the magazine with a singular sense of sophistication, while helping to preserve its mission to inspire designers, architects, and homeowners with the best in interior and product design. In July 2000, Margaret was promoted to editor in chief of the magazine she helped found. Since then she has spearheaded an award-winning redesign of the publication-one of 23 ELLE DECO editions worldwide-and shifted coverage to portray an increasingly diverse array of talents through images and articles that blend striking graphics with incisive, personality-driven text. In addition to overseeing ELLE DECOR, elledecor.com, and the ELLE DECOR series of books, Margaret serves as a trustee of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS), and co-chairs the series of ELLE DECOR Dining by Design events that take place in eight cities across the country each year. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, published Margaret′s book, Designing Women: Interiors by Leading Style Makers, which profiles 16 trendsetters in the design world.

About Kelly Wearstler, Bravo′s TOP DESIGN Judge:
TOP DESIGN series judge Kelly Wearstler is well-known in the industry as an acclaimed interior designer. She is the author of Modern Glamour and the founder of the Los Angeles architectural interior design firm kwid (Kelly Wearstler Interior Design). Her designs for the trendsetting Viceroy resorts from California to the Caribbean; such taste-making hotels as Maison 140 and Avalon; unique office retail, and leisure spaces, including BG restaurant and lounge in Manhattan′s Bergdorf Goodman; and an upscale residences such as the Trousdale Estate have been profiled in House and Garden, House Beautiful, Interior Design, Elle Decor, Vogue, and W. Kelly is also the designer of her own kwid line of furnishings and accessories.

The Dixie Chicks "Make Nice" For VH1 STORYTELLERS

VH1 STORYTELLERS: DIXIE CHICKS Premiering Saturday, October 28 At 9:00 pm

VSPOT, VH1′s Broadband Channel Gives Fans An Early Look At A Performance From The Show At (http://dixiechicks.vh1.com)

The Dixie Chicks treated fans to an intimate performance during a taping of VH1 Storytellers at the Los Angeles Theater in Los Angeles on September 20. The concert, which benefited the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, will premiere on VH1, Saturday October 28 at 9:00 PM. While their songs tell a story, The Dixie Chicks reveal the inspirations behind some of their classic hits as well as a few of their future classics, such as "Not Ready To Make Nice" which turned their whole world aroundÉand they kind of like it. Viewers will also get to know the "Chicks" a little better as they show their lighter side and reveal a bit about their personal lives.

The episode treats fans to a unique experience as The Dixie Chicks perform new songs from their latest album Taking The Long Way in addition to previous hits. In quintessential "Storytellers" form, the Chicks (Natalie Maines, Emily Robison and Martie Maguire) answer questions from fans and in a new interview give an honest and revealing look at the stories behind the songs.

Viewers will have the opportunity to hear the inspiration behind such hits as "Wide Open Spaces" and "Cowboy Take Me Away" and from their new album Taking The Long Way, "The Long Way Around," "Lubbock Or Leave It," "Silent House," and their current hit and answer to all the political upheaval they stirred up, "Not Ready To Make Nice."

VSPOT (http://dixiechicks.vh1.com) began airing The Dixie Chicks performance of "Not Ready To Make Nice" began on October 18 Ð ten days before STORYTELLERS: DIXIE CHICKS airs on VH1. VSPOT will also host an exclusive performance of "Truth #2" and unseen interview footage with the Dixie Chicks, which will not be seen during the on-air broadcast.

THE REAL WORLD DENVER Premieres On MTV November 22 - Cast Announced

18th Season Premieres On A New Night Wednesday, November 22 At 10:00pm ET/PT

MTV.Com Premieres "The Real World: Denver Casting Special" On November 8, Sneak Peek At The Premiere On November 15, All-New Live Post Show Will Run Following Episodes Of THE REAL WORLD: DENVER Beginning November 22

MTV premieres the 18th season of the hit reality series, THE REAL WORLD on a new night, Wednesday, November 22nd at 10:00 PM (ET/PT), with 28 episodes from reality powerhouse Bunim-Murray. On Wednesday, November 8th, fans of THE REAL WORLD can get their first look at the cast during the "The Real World: Denver Casting Special" on MTV.com. Also, a sneak peek of the season premiere with extra casting footage will be available on MTV.com beginning November 15th.

This season viewers will see the cast go from nightlife in trendy Mile High City to wildlife in the Rocky Mountains. While experiencing all the excitement that Denver has to offer, the roommates will also work with kids who were affected by Hurricane Katrina for their job at Outward Bound Wilderness. Working with Outward Bound Wilderness, a non-profit educational organization, will take the cast to new heights as they learn to scale mountains and live without the comforts of home. The roommates breakaway during the season, escaping on an Asian adventure to Thailand. However, all is not well in the house this season when clashes over race, religion and homosexuality come to a head. And tensions rise when quick hook-ups and inter-cast romances complicate matters.

Fans can check MTV.com now to view the trailer, cast photos and bios and on demand, get extended profiles of each roommate and watch casting footage not seen on the special and get to know more about the roommates. Cast members′ music video playlists will also be available online after the on-air premiere.

MTV.com will also premiere the "The Real World: Denver Casting Special" on November 8th, a week before it debuts on-air. Each week, beginning November 22nd, viewers can get primed for the next episode with an exclusive sneak peek of every episode a week before the on-air premiere. Plus fans can join in on "The Real World After Show," a live post show after select episodes. This hosted talk show will feature Real World alumni as weekly guests and call-ins from THE REAL WORLD: DENVER roommates. Viewers will also be able to call into the show and ask the guests and roommates questions.

On VOD, fans can watch "Kiss and Tell," a look at some of this season′s most hasty hook-ups, as well as "House Tour," "Mile High Club," a special tour of Denver hotspots featuring interviews with locals who mixed it up with the cast, and "High Altitude/Bad Attitude," a special extended trailer that mashes beautiful shots of Colorado wilderness with the most heated fights of the season.

MTV Mobile will run the weekly sneak peeks and other short form material from mtv.com and VOD on all carrier distribution partners (Verizon Wireless VCast, Sprint, Cingular, Amp′d Mobile and Helio), mobile will also offer Real World text-message sneak peeks, where users can sign up to receive weekly sneak peeks via SMS, as well as The Real World "Fact or Fiction" game, a weekly feature with Real World trivia questions sent via SMS. An online mobile boutique will have ringtones and wallpapers from the show available at mobile.mtv.com

Meet this season′s cast:

Alex, 22 - Houston, TX
Alex is the product of a recipe that includes a heap of cockiness, a dash of street smarts, tad bit of sensitivity and a whole lot of sex appeal. However, this over confident, Texan flirt does not lack passion. He holds many things close to his heart; such as, his position as Division I swimmer at ASU, his family, his women (yes, plural!) and his never-ending escapades at the hottest parties. Yet, he yearns to build credit as a mature gentleman. Will the Real World house be a place for Alex to grow... or regress?

Brooke, 24 - Nashville, TN
Raised by two clinical psychologists in a sheltered environment, Brooke is not your typical southern belle. She′s grown up to be everything her society averts. Admitting to be an extremely sexual person, Brooke ended a long-term interracial relationship just prior to joining the cast of Real World to see if her dream of stardom could become a reality. One thing is for sure, life for this dainty-looking, self-assured, independent young woman is ready for all the challenges the Real World has to offer.

Stephen, 22 - Washington, DC
Stephen is a charmer who flies in the face of convention. Originally from Sacramento, Stephen attends Howard University in Washington, DC. A hardcore Republican conservative who is against gay marriage, Stephen can be quite outspoken, but also deeply religious. He′s extremely ambitious and loves to be the center of attention. He′s also an expert in persuasion and salesmanship. There′s no question that he will expect to be top dog at the house. The problem is his roommates are probably thinking the same thing about themselves.

Colie, 22 - East Brunswick, NJ
This sorority president is probably the strongest personality in the house. Her disciplined attitude comprises of making profound promises, keeping her word, and displaying a go-getter attitude. Colie′s constant need for attention (especially from the male kind) and her free-spirited nature makes it easy to label her as the typical crazy party girl. But those who care to observe would notice a softer heart. Colie will be sure to stir things up, contributing her own brand of unpredictability to the mix.

Tyrie, 23 - Omaha, NE
Raised by a father from a military background, Tyrie is the product of a strict and aggressive upbringing. That served as the main roadblock for a healthy father-son relationship in the family. While Tyrie searched for a safe haven, he found refuge in a gang. Today, Tyrie makes an effort to leave his past behind and remain focused and determined to succeed in life. Already renowned on his college campus for his sharp wit, passion for politics, and big heart, Tyrie is ready to take things to the next level.

Jennifer, 22 - Martinez, CA
Jenn has played the typical happy roles in her life as the cheerleader, popular girl and party animal. However behind this fun-loving facade, this Oakland Raiderette cheerleader yearns for emotional attachment. Her quest for real happiness stems from her inability to allow herself to be vulnerable, love and trust. Can the experience of being one of seven strangers help her find her softer side?

Davis, 23 - Marietta, GA
Davis is the typical blonde-haired, blue-eyed, frat boy. Or is he? Hailing from the south, his upbringing was steeped in conservative Christianity. There′s only one issue...Davis is gay. He first realized this in sixth grade, and came out to his mom a few years later. Not surprisingly, Davis′ revelation was not received well within his family. Applying for the Real World was a big step for Davis. He′s spent most of his life afraid to show the world who he truly is, but now he′s ready for that to change.

THE REAL WORLD launched the modern reality television genre, and is the longest-running reality series in history. Past seasons have taken place in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin and Key West. The show debuted its first season set in New York City in 1992. Each season, the show brings seven young strangers to live together in a new city and rolls the cameras 24-7, witnessing as their lives intersect, their ideas are challenged, and their passions emerge.

Fox Reality Announces THE ACADEMY - Follows Recruits In Los Angeles Sheriff′s Department

New Fox Reality Original Series THE ACADEMY (Working Title) Follows Grueling Training in the Los Angeles Sheriff′s Department Where Recruits Are Pushed to Their Limits

The Los Angeles Sheriff′s Department is tough, and making it as a recruit is even tougher. Fox Reality, the all-reality, all-the-time cable network, presents a new original series from Scott Sternberg Productions, THE ACADEMY (working title), which documents the intense process of breaking down and building up raw recruits, turning them into ready-for-duty Deputy Sheriffs.

Filming begins on October 30, otherwise known as "Black Monday," the recruits′ first full day of training at The Academy. This is the first time the recruits will experience the many physical and mental training challenges they must overcome in the next 18 weeks. Self-defense and weapon use training, dealing with aggressive assailants, and learning the intricacies of gang warfare are just some of the exercises. There is also a series of detailed written and oral tests, which recruits must pass or they wash out.

"Fox Reality was chosen over a variety of networks to produce this series with Scott Sternberg," said David Lyle, General Manager of Fox Reality. "We are honored to showcase one of the premier Sheriff′s Departments in the U.S." The original production, THE ACADEMY (working title), will feature ten initial hour-long episodes. This edgy, riveting series will premiere in May 2007 on Fox Reality.

Executive Producer Scott Sternberg notes, "It will be a real privilege to be the first to chronicle the extraordinary stories of the men and women who dream of becoming deputy sheriffs in the largest agency in the United States. This training process is one of the most intense in the world and we have been given an unprecedented opportunity to show viewers firsthand what it takes to become a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff′s Department."

Recruits will train at the Los Angeles County Sheriff′s Department Training Academy. THE ACADEMY (working title) will follow the rigorous 18-week course as the training process raises stress levels, sometimes beyond endurance. Not all the recruits have what it takes to become a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, but all will have their lives changed by the experience. The recruits realize earning a badge comes at a personal cost - but it′s the only way to train.

"The Los Angeles County Sheriff′s Department is excited about the joint venture with Fox Reality in featuring our training academy," said Assistant Sheriff Doyle Campbell. "It will allow viewers and prospective candidates to have an inside view of the day-to-day rigors that the SheriffÕs Academy provides its recruits over the span of 18 weeks. It will show the commitment necessary to succeed in THE ACADEMY."

Scott Sternberg and Scott Weinberger will serve as executive producers on THE ACADEMY (working title). Weinberger has ten years of experience in law enforcement. He has produced and created several shows that tackle the issues of policing, including the ABC drama series "The Marshall."

The Los Angeles Sheriff′s Department has given the producers of THE ACADEMY (working title) unparalleled access into this rarely seen area of law enforcement training. The LASD is a full service law enforcement agency responsible for patrolling 3,154 square miles. LASD duties include apprehending dangerous most-wanted suspects; custody and correctional facilities duties with the world′s largest jail system; inmate information; providing court services and security, and more. The LASD Homicide Bureau is staffed by 100 detectives who investigate over 400 murders per year.

The Sheriff′s Department is a modern arm of law enforcement that trains a diverse group of recruits. Every six weeks, a class starts where 20-25% of the recruits are female.

For more information on the Los Angeles Sheriff′s Department recruitment opportunities, contact: 1-800 233-7889 or visit www.lasd.org.

Oxygen Network Announces TEASE - Hair Competition Reality Series Hosted By Lisa Rinna

Oxygen Signs On For Battle Of Style And Scissors With Hair Competition Series Tease, Hosted By Lisa Rinna

Six-Episode Series Set for January 2007 Premiere

Actress Lisa Rinna will use her style and savvy to host TEASE, Oxygen′s six-episode hair competition series premiering January 2007. Well known to television audiences from her starring roles on Dancing with the Stars, Soap Talk, Melrose Place and Days of Our Lives, Emmy-nominated Rinna is also recognizable for her signature layered hairstyle. A series big on hair cuts and bold personalities, each TEASE episode will feature two up-and-coming hair stylists as they face-off in an outrageous, Olympics-style tournament.

The aspiring stylists will put their skills to the ultimate tress test in front of a panel of expert judges as they compete for a chance at the supreme challenge - a one-on-one battle with a high-profile master stylist. Should they surpass the expertise of a hair pro, their photo will hang on the TEASE hair wall of fame and they will receive the "silver scissors," the crowning symbol of their styling victory.

TEASE is executive produced by Michael Yudin for MY Entertainment (King of Vegas, and Pros vs. Joes) and Brian Gadinsky for G Group (American Idol Season One, American Gladiators, and Americas Most Wanted).

"Lisa is a terrific choice for us because she′s the perfect mix of enthusiasm, style, and competitiveness and female audiences love her," said Debby Beece, President of Programming and Marketing for Oxygen. "She has a big personality and this is a big show with big stakes. Let the games begin."

In addition to appearing on-screen, Rinna and her husband Harry Hamlin own Belle Gray, an LA-based women′s fashion boutique that has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show and awarded the Innovators in Fashion Award from the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in NYC. Rinna and Hamlin have two daughters, Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray.

Monday, October 23, 2006

DOG WHISPERER Returns For A Third Season Tonight For National Geographic Channel

Problem Pooches Beware! National Geographic Channel′s DOG WHISPERER Returns For A Third Season

Series Moves to New Night and Time: Mondays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT

From a Devil Dalmatian Fire Dog to a High-Maintenance Pink Maltese to a Pickup-Chasing Blue Heeler, Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Lends Calm-Assertive Guidance

National Geographic Channel′s Emmy-nominated series DOG WHISPERER with Cesar Millan is returning for a third season and moving to Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Monday, October 23. This year the episodes are even more quirky, remarkable, touching ... and, of course, jam-packed with Cesar′s signature "Tsssts!"

From a devil Dalmatian that heats up a firehouse to a French bulldog kicked out of doggy day care to a tire-eating blue heeler, the third season features some of Cesar′s toughest cases yet. Celebrities, including Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen, recording artist legend Patti LaBelle, actress Jada Pinkett Smith and the best-selling author of "Marley & Me," also seek Cesar′s help with their canine dilemmas. And, for the first time, the series travels across the country to aid problem dogs and their desperate owners. In addition to Cesar′s home base of Southern California, episodes for the new season include problem pooches in New York, N.Y.; Atlanta, Ga.; Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Texas; Omaha, Neb.; Philadelphia, Pa.; and Cleveland, Ohio.

With more than 20 years of experience working with canines, Millan has been called "Dr. Phil for dogs," and for good reason. He has a unique gift of rehabilitating dogs and training their owners. A favorite of "Oprah Winfrey," Cesar was also parodied on a recent episode of "South Park," and his book "Cesar′s Way" (Harmony Books, 2006) has been a fixture on the New York Times best seller list for the past five months. The second season of DOG WHISPERER received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy award. Millan was recently made an honorary member of the International Association of Canine Professionals.

World premiere episodes for season three include the following:

Dog Whisperer: Kobe, Banjo and Kisses
Monday, October 23, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Five years ago, just after the Hoffman family brought home Australian shepherd puppy Kobe, he got into a tragic accident and lost his eye. Since then, Kobe has been biting people and lunging at strangers. The family is practically living in isolation. Will Cesar be able to restore the balance to this household and teach Kobe how to play well with others? Then travel to Nebraska to meet 6-year-old Banjo, a black and tan coonhound rescued from an animal-testing lab. Unfortunately, he′s still deathly afraid of people, even his owner Beverly who′s had him for four years. One vet told her to put Banjo down, but can Cesar help this traumatized pet recover? Next, meet Kisses, a Maltese dyed cotton-candy pink by her owner, Kitten. Adorable as she is, Kisses is also high-maintenance. She exhibits aggressive behavior, nips her owner′s heels and relieves herself on the carpet whenever Kitten′s old roommate stops by. Can Cesar bring harmony to this pink world?

Dog Whisperer: Buster, Holli and Spike & Belle
Monday, October 30, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
On a farm in rural Nebraska, Buster, an 8-year-old blue heeler/Australian shepherd mix, is supposed to play the role of alarm dog for Justin and Aimee Burch - but he does his job a little too well. Buster started attacking the mailman, and then progressed to attacking any delivery or service person. Even the family′s closest friend is attacked whenever he visits. Will Cesar be able to change this overprotective charger? Next, meet Holli, an American Staffordshire terrier severely injured when she was run over by a school bus. To avoid amputation of a limb, her owners Craig and Renee chose to have an experimental surgery done. However, Holli is still not fully recovered. Cesar offers Craig and Renee a special kind of rehabilitation for their beloved canine. Then Cesar helps actress Virginia Madsen and her 11-year-old son Jack find a new dog for their home. Virginia had sought Cesar′s help before, with a shepherd mix named Dixie. Unfortunately, Dixie became very sick, and Virginia had to face the tough decision of putting her down. After many tears, Virginia and Jack decided that was the best decision, but now even their 10-year-old French bulldog Spike is missing her company. Cesar comes in to visit his old friends and help find the dog with the perfect energy for both energetic Jack and the still peppy, but aging, Spike.

Dog Whisperer: Molly, Jane and Genoa
Monday, November 6, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Molly, a 1 1/2-year-old blue heeler in Nebraska, had been chasing her owner Mark Eggers′ pickup truck to the point where, one day, she caught the tire, her teeth stuck, and she flipped over. Since then, Molly has lost an eye and had her lower jaw pushed up through her upper. Cesar makes his way to the rural farmlands of Nebraska to help apply the brakes on Molly′s tire terror. Then meet Jane, an American Eskimo/border collie mix in Chicago that just won′t walk. When her owners Carolyn Gordon and Giuseppe Scurato take her outside, it seems that anything can frighten her and she won′t budge. Can Cesar help Jane overcome her fears of the outside world? Next meet Genoa, a golden retriever that, at times, belies her breed′s gentle nature. When her owner Dan comes home after work, she whines and pants and then rampages throughout the house, trying to find a place to hide. Can Cesar help Genoa waken from her nightmare?

Dog Whisperer: Wilshire and Butch
Monday, November 13, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Firehouse 29 on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles is a city landmark and home to a team of professional firefighters. However, in June 2006, these heroes faced a challenge even L.A.′s finest had no idea how to overcome: a 3-month-old Dalmatian puppy they named Wilshire The Firehouse 29 members had good intentions when they took in the spotted pup, rescued from near-death at a pound, but it wasn′t long before the hyperactive Dalmatian was running the firehouse: bolting out the door into six-lane traffic whenever there′s a call; running over the lunchroom tables looking for scraps of food from the firemen′s meals; and jumping on children who came to visit. If the men can′t teach Wilshire to behave like a proper firehouse dog, it′s certain the city attorney will have him taken away. Can Cesar clear Wilshire′s spotty past and make him a role model for fire dogs everywhere? Next, Cesar travels to the Lone Star State, where he meets Butch, an overly aggressive English bulldog. Butch was attacked by two dogs when he was a puppy, and after his owners nursed him back to health, he became aggressive to the point of biting them. Can Cesar rein in Butch′s out-of-control behavior?

Travel Channel Responds To Allege Accusations Of Cover-up Over Safety On Reality Series MOMS ON THE ROAD AFRICA

Another Mom From The Series Speaks Out And Is Saying That The Travel Channel Is Lying

Travel Channel Spokesman "But The Facts Are No-One Died... Please Lets Keep A Sense Of Proportion"

In Another Safety Mishap - Moms Exposed To Patients That Had Tuberculous And Were Not Told Before Hand To Take Any Precautionary Measures

By Scott Thompson - Editor

In exclusive story posted Saturday on RealityTVWebsite.com, The Travel Channel (Discovery Communications) responds to allege accusations of a cover-up over safety on the reality TV series MOMS ON THE ROAD AFRICA.

In this story, Jackie Nova, an actress from California stated to RealityTVWebsite.com that the producers of the show have edited Thursday night′s episode "...to cover their butts..." over the accusations that two moms were put in possible danger while filming the series for Travel Channel.

Ms. Nova also stated in her exclusive Blog to RealityTVWebsite.com that there were safety concerns and fears of being sexually assaulted during filming of one episode. This included that two Moms from the series (including herself) were left alone with a child and no security anywhere where strange men were coming in and out of the area in the darkness with comments that sounded to be of a lewd nature

In response to the article, The Travel Channel (Discovery Communications) issued the following written statement to RealityTVWebsite.com Sunday morning:

From Dean Slota the Series Producer:

"I would just like to confirm that Jackie and Amy were pulled out of their host house due to - as Jackie states in her blog "the conditions" NOT as she implies safety issues. At no time during the day were any of the women in danger.

Nothing was witnessed by any member of the crew, the tour guides, or myself. If they had at any time during the day expressed safety concerns we would have responded immediately.

The reality of the situation is that the two women requested to be moved and we moved them. All the other women had a good experience in the village staying with host families and it was always our intention that Jackie and Amy do the same. The fans of the show are witnessing all elements of the Mom′s journey and a vivid look at the trip′s many experiences."

In another written statement provided to RealityTVWebsite.com, Patrick Younge, General Manager/ Executive Vice President of The Travel Channel issued the following:

"The General Manager/Executive Vice President of the Travel Channel has already offered, via the www.travelchannel.com message boards, to meet privately with any of the participants if they are unhappy with how they′ve been portrayed."

This is the posting that Mr. Younge posted on the forums in responses to accusations:

"First I apologise for locking the board/thread earlier. I did it for a simple reason. My network believes in fairness. We broadcast the original material feeling it was a fair, if unflattering, reflection of events. When that protrayal was challenged for veracity its an allegation we take very seriously, as its suggests an abuse of power on our part. Whilst investigating, the allegations continued to flow and it reached a point when so many reputations were being maligned (filmmakers have reputations as well), that I called for a pause so I could get the best possible overview on the facts. I have now done that, Amy′s post is being reinstated and the boards/threads are being unlocked.

Obviously I wasn′t in the field during the shoot, but have now spoken to the executive producer, the series producer who was in the field on the shoot, all three producers who were there either filming these sequences or having discussions with the women and the two editors who worked on the show. We have reviewed some of the rushes which didn′t make the show. They all work for the BBC, which is generally recognised as having some of the highest editorial and ethical standards in the world.

I am confident having completed this exercise that the events depicted in the show were accurate. Why?

The accommodations for all the Moms were set up by the representative of the DCI project on the ground. Amy and Jackie tell this representative, on tape, that they wanted to stay at a hotel about ten minutes after seeing the room. They were encouraged not to do this by the rep and Julianna (the local guide featured in the programme) as this would cause further hurt to Petronella.

The crew took tents and sleeping bags off the truck with a view to Jackie and Amy sleeping under canvas, but when the series producer went to check on them they said they were still unhappy with the situation. At this point he arranged for them to go to a hotel. I want to stress that at no time during these events at Petronella′s did either of the women site ′safety′ as a reason for not staying.

If Jackie and Amy wish to discuss this further I will happily make arrangements to meet with them personally, along with the executive producer and take them through all the unbroadcast material I am aware of and hear any further points they wish to make.

Having done all of the above I do want to make a couple of important points. I don′t believe Jackie and Amy are bad people, nor do ′ believe we have characterised them as such. In my mind all of the Moms were, and are, extremely brave women who left their families behind for seven weeks to experience an African itinerary they had no part in shaping and to do it in the full glare of the cameras.

The whole point of this show was to pull together women who hadn′t travelled and allow them to experience the beauty, riches, poverty and complexity that is Africa. We wanted them to experience it all, 5 Star hotels cheek-by-jowl with townships, safaris, indigenous tribes, extreme sports, politics and race, disease, poverty. We wanted them to do work projects with African people and stay in their homes. This was an example of this request. Ok, this particular event didn′t work out and maybe with hindsight they would have handled it differently. But the facts are no-one died and Petronella′s doing fine. Please lets keep a sense of proportion.

The one point I haven′t been able to clarify is the ′missing days′ in the journals, which were sent by the Moms to the BBC and then onto Travel Channel. Although the copy was edited at no point in the chain does anyone believe they edited out whole days, so I will investigate this further - for all of the women - and then respond to the Moms directly.

Yesterday afternoon, RealityTVWebsite.com talked exclusively with the other Mom who was with Jackie Nova at the time of the incident in question. Amy O′Sullivan, a realtor from South Haven, MI, disputes the claim that the Travel Channel is making that they were never in danger. She says that in fact they are lying and there were other cases when they were put in danger. In the 20+ minute interview, Ms. O′Sullivan provided her side of the story and here are excerpts from that interview.

Frustrating to me was that the camera was not on for the majority of that day and evening so the response from the Travel Channel saying that it was an "accurate depicted" couldn′t necessarily be true because they wasn′t proof and they won′t take our word for it. Jackie and I are being thrown under the bus.

We didn′t act perfect to the situation but the premise of the show was to put us in a situation before any advance warning of what we were to be encountered with.

So for them to say everything was to be checked out prior to going there (to the house) - it makes you wonder why Jackie and I were assign to a house that had no beds, no pillows, no blankets. They contradict themselves by saying we made sure it was safe and we have been there. If they have then, they would have told us to bring a sleeping bag.

It just seemed like a setup. What they don′t show you is that we were the first (to go to a house) and we didn′t know where the other moms were - we were all scattered about. And if something happen, we had no way in contacting the producers because we had no phones.

Next door to the home was bar... men were lurking outside the bar... but the cameras were not there.

The producer (Dean Slota) at that point had not been there. The director, Elaine, was there for about an hour. What they didn′t show was we walked back to house, spent alot of time with the little girl and visited with her Great, Great Grandma. They have alot of footage that they did not show. They also did not show the room we were suppose to stay at first and the bar.

The first time the producer saw where we were staying (later that evening) was when he came to get us. And there were no cameras.

And when the producer came in with no camera - "he said we had to go". We told him we were fine and we could stay there - it was only for a night. He said "this was not safe - this was not what we thought and you are coming with me... leave your things!" And that was what we did and now they are saying the completely opposite.

We had no protection, we had no way of contacting anybody. If something were to happen - we didn′t know where we were and we found out later that the producers were at a hotel (over a hour away).

Some of the other moms were given cell phones and cell phone numbers - we were given none of that.

For them to say it was completely safe and they had checked it out ahead of time - is a lie! And that is not the only time we did not feel safe on the trip.

We were put into another situation with patients that had tuberculous. We were never taught how tuberculous is transmitted, what we should do, what we shouldn′t do, how close we should get. Again, the whole premise of the show was to put us in situations without advance warnings or any sort of education on what was going to be seen because they felt it would make better TV.

So some of the time we did feel unsafe and that is one time Jackie and I felt unsafe (back at the house). And the other mothers can defend themselves and say ok that is exactly how it happen - but the truth is most of the time there were no cameras there - just Jackie and myself.

We did not see the other moms until the next day. So for any other moms to say what it was like - they are just trying to bash us.

And then the Vice President (Patrick Younge Of Travel Channel) gets on the forums and defends (things) and said the (day)light was the same and there is no way they could have edited (things) differently. This is so further from the truth - it was dark when we left to head to the hotel.

It kind′of bothers me that the Travel Channel says that they know for a fact that this is how it happen - because they don′t. There is no way anyone knows other than myself, Jackie and the producer. And he (producer) is not going to tell the truth because it is not going to make him look very good because he put some of us in danger in a couple of situations.

Someone posted my personal information on the forums (after the show) and I have been getting alot of hate email. I post something in my defense (on the forums) and it is pulled within an half hour. And then someone post my personal information and it was up there for hours.

And the fact that our diaries are both gone from this day (on the official website) ....?

It is pretty sad on how the show has gone because when we were all casted with the guarantee that it wasn′t going to be a reality TV show. All of us could tell you that - all eight of us (Moms).

What also upsets me is that they said they would be happy to meet with us individually if we had concerns. No one (From The Travel Channel) has every contacted me. I don′t even know how to get ahold of Patrick Younge. They only posted that on the forums - it is just damage control.

The only good thing that has come out of all of this is that seeing the need of the people there (in Africa) to help. Why it took an episode where it looks like we are rude Americans for that to happen - I am not sure. There are people now who show concern for the families and they are now sending things. Both Jackie and I, since the show, have sent clothes, toys, money and school supplies. So if it takes something like that for all of us to help - then that is a good thing and will be worth it in the end.

MOMS ON THE ROAD AFRICA is shown on the Travel Channel Thursdays evening at 10:00 pm EST.