Monday, April 09, 2007

SURVIVOR: FIJI To Be Revealed Live From The Ed Sullivan Theater In New York City On Sunday, May 13

The Winner Of CBS’ SURVIVOR: FIJI To Be Revealed Live From The Ed Sullivan Theater In New York City On Sunday, May 13

The Sunday Night Finale Will Be Followed by a LIVE Reveal of the Winner And a One-Hour Reunion Show From New York City Featuring the 19 Castaways Together for the First Time Since Being In Fiji

The finale of SURVIVOR: FIJI will be broadcast Sunday, May 13 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The finale will culminate in the LIVE reveal of the winner from The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.

After the reveal, Jeff Probst will host a LIVE reunion show (10:00-11:00, ET, tape delayed PT) featuring the 19 castaways who will come together for the first time since being in Fiji.

SURVIVOR: FIJI began with a diverse cast of Americans who started as one tribe with plenty of supplies and resources to make an exceptionally comfortable camp. On Day Three, the castaways were split into two tribes to compete in the first combination Reward/Immunity Challenge. Moto, the winning tribe, returned to the camp of copious resources while Ravu, the losing tribe, was sent to a new island with only a pot, a machete and a water source. The castaways soon learned that there was a Hidden Immunity Idol somewhere at each tribe camp and new clues to its whereabouts could be found on Exile Island. If found, these Immunity Idols might save individuals from being voted out at a future Tribal Council.


MOTO TRIBE (Comfortable Camp): Alex Angarita, Kenward "Boo" Bernis, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez (4th Voted Out), Andre "Dreamz" Herd, Stacy Kimball, Lisi Lisette (8th Voted Out), Edgardo Rivera, Gary Stritesky (forced to leave the game in episode four due to illness)

RAVU TRIBE (Sparse Camp): Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica deBen (1st Voted Out), Erica Durousseau (2nd Voted Out), Sylvia Kwan (3rd Voted Out), Mookie Lee, James "Rocky" Reid (7th Voted Out), Anthony Robinson (6th Voted Out), Rita Verreos (5th Voted Out), Michelle Yi


The Moto Tribe, with all their luxuries, has dominated almost all of the challenges.

Gary Stritesky was forced to leave the game in Episode Four due to illness.

A tribe switch allowed Earl, Yau-Man and Michelle to move to the comfortable camp with Cassandra, Boo and Stacy.

Dreamz, Edguardo and Alex are presently at the sparse camp of Ravu with original member Mookie, the only one left that has never enjoyed any of Moto’s camp luxuries since the tribes split on Day Three.

Yau-Man and Earl have joined forces at Moto and have found their camp’s Hidden Immunity Idols but have decided not to tell the rest of their tribe.

Alex, Edguardo and Mookie have also created an alliance at Ravu and just found the second Hidden Immunity Idol at their camp. Now that they’ve found it, who gets to use it?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

DEAL OR NO DEAL Casting Call Heads Across the Country

DEAL OR NO DEAL Casting Calls to be Held by NBC Affiliates Across the Country Starting April 7

NBC’s hit game show DEAL OR NO DEAL, hosted by Howie Mandel, is getting some local help from its affiliate stations for a nationwide search for America’s next hopeful millionaire. The Deal-on-Wheels casting bus will be hitting the road this spring, the first casting call will be held on April 7 in San Diego, California, and the five-week journey will conclude in Detroit, Michigan on May 5.

DEAL OR NO DEAL is looking for energetic, charismatic and outgoing individuals who can think quickly on their feet. Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, and a legal resident of the 50 United States and/or Washington, D.C. No special skills are required except for an engaging personality and excitement for the show.

Casting calls will be held in the following locations, for more information, please contact the local NBC affiliate, or go to

Viejas Outlet Center
10 am 2 pm
5005 Willows Road
Alpine, CA 91901
Contact: KSND 619-231-3939

Fort McDowell Casino
10424 N Fort McDowell Road and Highway 87
Fountain Hills, AZ
1 pm- 5 pm
Contact: KPNX 602-257-1212

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Contact: KXAS 429-5555

Sunset Station
1 pm 5 pm
1174 E Commerce Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Contact: WOAI 210-226-4444

AT&T Bricktown Ballpark (Redhawk Stadium)
10 am - 1 pm
2 S Mickey Mantle Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Contact: KFOR 405-424-4444

Nebraska Furniture Mart
1 pm 5 pm
1601 Village West Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66111
Contact: KSHB 816-753-4141

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Contact: WSMV 615- 353-2231

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Contact: WTHR 317-655-5740

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Contact: WDIV 313-222-0444

Hosted by Howie Mandel, DEAL OR NO DEAL is an international hit game show from Endemol USA, the producers of NBC’s "Fear Factor" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Contestants play for a large cash prize in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant faces 26 sealed briefcases containing anything from a measly penny to one million dollars. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game’s end.

"God Warrior" Marguerite Perrin Is Back When TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY Returns

Two Moms Mix It Up When TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY Returns With All-New Episodes Thursdays, April 26 And May 3, On FOX

"God Warrior" Marguerite Perrin Returns in 2-Part Episode To Air Thursday, April 12, and Thursday, April 19

Two moms switch houses and spouses when TRADING SPOUSES: MEET YOUR NEW MOMMY returns on a new day and time Thursday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

In an encore two-part episode, Marguerite Perrin, the self-proclaimed "God Warrior," trades places with LaToya Brown of St. Petersburg, FL, Thursday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, April 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

The season continues with an all-new two-part episode in which Cheri Naudin, a successful, competitive mom from Orange County, CA, trades places with Laurie Allen, a belly-dancing massage therapist from Santa Rosa, CA, Thursday, April 26 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, May 3 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). In the dramatic conclusion, each mom leaves behind a letter distributing the $50,000 prize that could change the family’s life forever.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

DEADLIEST CATCH Returns For A Third Season Tonight For Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s Emmy-Nominated Series DEADLIEST CATCH Returns for a Third Season Premiering Tonight

Gripping Series Follows Crab Fishermen as They Risk Their Lives in Search of Fortune

The fleet of crab-fishing boats that captivated nearly three million viewers each week on Discovery Channel’s Emmy(R)-nominated series DEADLIEST CATCH returns tonight (Tuesday, April 3), at 9 PM (ET/PT) for a third season of life-or-death adventures on the high seas. Viewers once again voyage to the Bering Sea and follow the brave captains and crews of eight crab-fishing vessels as they struggle against treacherous weather conditions doing one of the deadliest -- and most lucrative -- jobs in the world.

Filming of the new season of DEADLIEST CATCH -- Discovery Channel’s highest-rated series of 2006 -- is currently under way. With red king crab season completed, captains and crews are on the Bering Sea tempting fate in the hunt for opilio crab. Fishermen are enduring subzero arctic weather, 60- mph winds and turbulent seas with waves the size of four-story buildings -- all on three to four hours of sleep each night. To add to the weather nightmare, a thousand gallons of water crashes on the deck every 30 seconds, freezing as it hits the boat. To prevent the boat from becoming too top-heavy and capsizing at sea, deckhands are continuously forced to stop fishing and spend hours clearing the ice with sledgehammers.

In conditions like this, it’s not uncommon for deckhands to experience stage one hypothermia, whose symptoms include shivering, poor coordination, slurred speech and poor judgement -- all factors that contribute to the danger associated with crab fishing on the Bering Sea.

This season, viewers will get a more in-depth look at the men who put their lives on the line in search of modern-day buried treasure -- Alaskan crab.

Returning to DEADLIEST CATCH this year are the men of the Northwestern, led by Captain Sig Hansen; Captain Phil Harris and his crew of the Cornelia Marie, including sons Jake and greenhorn Josh; Captain Johnathan Hillstrand (king crab season) and Captain Andy Hillstrand (opilio crab season) of the Time Bandit; and greenhorn Captain Blake Painter (king crab season) of the Maverick and his new hand-picked crew, along with Rick Quashnick (opilio crab season) with his wife Donna.

New to DEADLIEST CATCH this season are the men of the Wizard, led by Captain Keith Colburn; Captain Greg Moncrief of the Farwest Leader, who is joined on board by his wife Ragnhild; Captain Allen Oakley of the Early Dawn and his crew, including greenhorn Bryan Mezich; and the crew of the Aleutian Ballad, with Captain Corky Tilley at the helm and son Matthew and daughter Nicole on deck.

In addition to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and online chats, this year’s DEADLIEST CATCH fansite offers viewers a chance to put their own crab- fishing skills to the test -- in the comfort of their own homes. To coincide with the season premiere on April 3, Discovery Channel will launch an online game at where people can compete with other virtual skippers to find out who has what it takes to bring their crews home safely and with money in their pockets. Players select their boat and crew and navigate to fishing spots in hopes of pulling in a big haul and an even bigger payday. Prizes will be awarded to the top skippers.

Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed Helps AMERICA’S MOST WANTED

What’s The Connection Between The Sunday Comics - And A Killer?

Sketches by Pulitzer Prize-Winning Cartoonist Berkeley Breathed to Help AMERICA’S MOST WANTED Solve Murder Mystery Saturday, April 7, on FOX

Sunday morning, millions of newspaper readers will eagerly open the comics section to read the latest adventures of "Opus" by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Berkeley Breathed. But Breathed hopes that a lot of people take a look at another drawing he recently created, a picture of a crime scene drawn exclusively for the Saturday, April 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) edition of FOX’s AMERICA’S MOST WANTED. The drawing is part of AMW’s effort to help solve a cold-blooded murder in Austin, TX - a murder that hit close to home for Breathed.

In the late 1970s, Breathed was part of a vibrant community of young artists in Austin who contributed photographs to a calendar project known as "The Book of Days." The community was rocked by tragedy in April 1979, when a talented musician named Michael Cahill was murdered during a burglary. On the same night, someone also broke into the apartment of a "Book of Days" contributor who lived in Cahill’s building. When members of the community began comparing notes, they realized that many contributors to the calendar had recently been burglary victims, among them Breathed. Someone had turned "The Book of Days" into a list of targets. Police believe the same person killed Cahill.

No suspect was ever identified, but Breathed and the other artists touched by this crime have never given up hope that Cahill’s murder will be solved. Now, they’ve turned to AMERICA’S MOST WANTED, in an effort to breathe new life into the 28-year investigation. "I haven’t been involved in many crimes or touched by many crimes," Breathed tells AMW. "When it happens, there is definitely a desire for closure. Nothing is more annoying than murderers getting away with it."

Breathed took a break from preparing for the April 2007 publication of his latest book, "Mars Needs Moms!," to create a drawing for AMW producers of the scene at his Austin apartment the night he became a burglary victim. He hopes it will help jog someone’s memory, and lead police in a new direction. "I don’t have any pictures from that period, but I do have the mental images," Breathed says. "I thought the best way to do it was to put a sketch down. It’s how I do everything now. Give me enough time, I’ll turn it into a photo-realistic rendering and give it to the police."

Monday, April 02, 2007

Student Diana Eliminated On AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL Leaving 8 Models Left

Diana, a student from Garfield, New Jersey, was the fifth girl eliminated during the eighth cycle of The CW’s hit reality series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, reducing the pool from 9 girls to 8.

The girls met with director of Elite Model Management Cathy Gould and Elite Model Claudia Mason, who taught them all about personal style and how to dress appropriately. The girls then met with the Zarian brothers, who presented them with the challenge of creating their own ad display. After splitting them into groups of three, the teams had to use the available clothes, accessories and materials provided by Sears to create a unified box display. The challenge was working together to create an overall image that sold their line of clothing.

The next day the girls met with Jay who introduced them to a group of male models that they would be posing with in a couple shoot. However, the girls were shocked to find out they were posing as men in their photos, and the men would be transformed into women. Diana struggled with her "red carpet couple" shoot and Jay commented, "I know you are trying, but it looks like you are bored with it." Jay was also disappointed in Diana when he asked her why she wanted to be AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and her only response was "Just ’cuz."

During the elimination panel, the judges were not impressed with Diana’s photo and felt that she was lacking passion. "She’s a great looking girl with incredible potential, but she doesn’t have any oomph, no fire," Nigel said. "You are so strong, so beautiful, but for some reason the judges don’t feel that fire and that passion" Tyra said to Diana, before eliminating her 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.

The eighth cycle of the hit series AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL on The CW follows 13 young women as they attempt to prove they have what it takes to make it in the high-stress world of modeling. Banks, who created the show, also serves as executive producer along with Ken Mok ("Making the Band") and Anthony Dominici ("The Amazing Race").

Tony Bennett To Perform On Next AMERICAN IDOL

Legendary Artist Tony Bennett To Mentor Top 9 And Perform On AMERICAN IDOL Tuesday, April 3, And Wednesday, April 4, On FOX

Legendary artist Tony Bennett will work with the Top 9 finalists next week as they prepare to sing "American Classics" on AMERICAN IDOL Tuesday, April 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), and he will perform on the results show Wednesday, April 4 (9:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 1950s, ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and beyond. Signed to Columbia Records in 1950, he has a string of hits, including such chart-toppers as "Because of You," "Rags to Riches" "Cold, Cold Heart" and his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco." He has released over 100 albums and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Bennett has won 14 Grammy Awards, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Kennedy Center Honoree. His latest CD, "Tony Bennett Duets: An American Classic," recently won three Grammys. The highest-charting CD of Bennett’s career, "Duets" was certified Platinum just three months after its release.