Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Kid Nation Review 10-24-07

Fuck it I dunno what week this is, Ive lost track, and I skipped one or two I think, anyways heres basically the shit that went down.

Taylor turned into mega bitch and everyone hates her even more now.

They chose to have fruits and vegetables over go karts after they won the reward. Lame.

Uhhhh the black kid DK went super mega babyface and started crying saying he wanted to go home and leave cause everyone is fighting and hes sad over it like a hippy.

His boyfriend Guylan talks him into staying, which is good for DK cause he wouldnt have got the gold star liked they planned on giving to him.

DK says hes gonna use the 20 grand to put his brothers and sisters through college. What college you can put 6 people through that isnt a shitty community college, I dont know.

Boring episode, next week, Jared has a heel turn and tells this girl to shove it and throws a table over. Jared rules.

The Amazing Race cast announced!

CBS has announced the 11 Teams set to compete in "The Amazing Race 12." The 11 Teams will travel approximately 30,000 miles, covering five countries never before visited on the Race, including Ireland, Lithuania and Croatia. The five-time Emmy Award-winning reality adventure series premieres Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order:

Name: RONALD HSU
Occupation: VP of Sales
Age: 58
Hometown: Tacoma, Wash.

Name: CHRISTINA HSU
Occupation: Policy Analyst
Age: 26
Hometown: Washington, D.C. via Tacoma, Wash.

Relationship: FATHER/DAUGHTER

This father/daughter team is certain they can win the Race by relying on their intellect. Christina's main goal on the Race is to have her father, a self-proclaimed workaholic, stop and smell the roses for once in his life.

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Name: KYNT COTHRON (MALE)
Occupation: Waiter/Hair Salon Receptionist
Age: 31
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Name: VYXSIN FIALA (FEMALE)
Occupation: Waiter/Hair Salon Receptionist
Age: 29
Hometown: Louisville, Ky.

Relationship: DATING GOTHS

Representing the "Goth" community in Louisville has embedded a strong sense of "us against the world" mentality in these two Racers. Therefore, don't look for them to fall apart when the chips are down - a trait that will undoubtedly be tested on the Race.

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Name: LORENA SEGURA
Occupation: Bartender
Age: 27
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Name: JASON WIDENER
Occupation: Wedding Videographer/Actor
Age: 33
Hometown: Sherman Oaks, Calif.

Relationship: DATING

This couple met at a bar over three years ago, quickly started dating, and have been trying to figure out if they really belong together even since. Lorena is from Puerto Rico and Jason hails from Arkansas ... and the cultural differences between them has often caused friction in their relationship. Both are running the Race to see if they have what it takes to withstand the pressures of traveling around the world in under 30 days.

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Name: AZARIA AZENE (BROTHER)
Occupation: Facilities Engineer
Age: 27
Hometown: New Orleans

Name: HENDEKEA AZENE (SISTER)
Occupation: Aerospace Engineer
Age: 23
Hometown: Torrance, Calif.

Relationship: BROTHER/SISTER

This brother sister team has all the intelligence, wits and skills to win the Race. Although their personality differences could be the X factor. She describes him as confrontational and emotional, while he describes her as irrational. Both are worried that the big brother/little sister power struggle will rear its ugly head on the Race.

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Name: KATE LEWIS
Occupation: Episcopal Clergy
Age: 49
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Name: PAT HENDRICKSON
Occupation: Ordained Deacon
Age: 65
Hometown: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Relationship: MARRIED MINISTERS

These lesbian Episcopal ministers dated for seven years before tying the knot three years ago. Kate and Pat are ready for the adventure of lifetime - but don't let the collars fool you - they can play dirty too.

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Name: SHANA WALL
Occupation: Actress
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles

Name: JENNIFER Mc CALL
Occupation: Legal Assistant
Age: 32
Hometown: Los Angeles

Relationship: FRIENDS

Don't let their good looks fool you - this all-female team is ready to do whatever it takes to bring home the $1 million prize. Shana and Jennifer met six years ago and have been friends ever since. These women are both very competitive and eager to become the first all-female team to win the Race.

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Name: DONALD JEROUSEK
Occupation: Retired
Age: 68
Hometown: Elkhorn, Wis.

Name: NICOLAS FULKS
Occupation: Pilot
Age: 23
Hometown: Originally from Chicago

Relationship: GRANDFATHER/ GRANDSON

Nicolas started his aviation career at the age of 17 at the University of Illinois and currently works as an airline pilot based out of San Juan. He describes himself as reliable, competitive and goofy. He describes his teammate as rough around the edges and not too accepting of people who go against his advice.

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Name: JENNIFER PARKER
Occupation: Student
Age: 23
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: NATHAN HAGSTROM
Occupation: Volleyball coach
Age: 24
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Relationship: DATING

This athletic couple first met in college while living together with other friends. Both admit they couldn't stand each other at first, but soon grew closer and started dating. Each will tell you that they are soul mates, yet they drive each other crazy.

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Name: RACHEL ROSALES
Occupation: Florist/Store Owner
Age: 23
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Name: TK ERWIN
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Age: 22
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.

Relationship: NEWLY DATING

This eccentric couple has only been dating for close to a year. Their mothers were friends while they were growing up in Huntington Beach, Calif., yet TK and Rachel had never really spent time together until recently. They always seem to be laughing and they're eager to put their carefree relationship to the test while dealing with the rigors of the Race.

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Name: MARIANNA RUIZ
Occupation: Art Gallery Manager
Age: 25
Hometown: Miami, now residing in Los Angeles

Name: JULIA RUIZ
Occupation: Office Production Assistant
Age: 26
Hometown: Miami, now residing in Los Angeles

Relationship: SISTERS

These feisty sisters describe themselves as best friends and worst enemies, but they're convinced they'll make for an unbeatable team. Julia serves as the problem solver while Marianna is the athlete. Both are super competitive.

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Name: ARI BONIAS
Occupation: Waiter
Age: 21
Hometown: Long Beach, Calif.

Name: STAELLA GIANAKAKOS
Occupation: Restaurant Manager
Age: 23
Hometown: Fountain Valley, Calif.

Relationship: BEST FRIENDS

These fun-loving friends are all about having a good time. They hope their laid back approach to the Race will result in the $1 million prize. Ari is not afraid to speak his mind, while Staella is prepared to flirt her way to the front of the pack.

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"The Amazing Race 12" will send 11 teams - each comprised of two people who have a pre-existing relationship with one another - on a trek around the world for approximately 30 days. At every destination, each couple will have to 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. Couples 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.

Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman and Hayma Screech Washington are the executive producers for Bruckheimer Television and Earthview Inc. in association with ABC Television Studio and Amazing Race Productions. "The Amazing Race" was created by Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri.

Friday, October 19, 2007

FOX’s Next Great American Band debuts tonight!

FOX attempts another competition series modeled after American Idol tonight when it debuts The Next Great American Band at 8 p.m. ET. The show will follow Idol’s format, with auditions tonight followed by a top 12 that will perform and be eliminated one by one after viewers vote. It’s hosted by New Zealand Idol host Dominic Bowden and judged by the Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, Sheila E., and Ian Dickson.

Unlike their series Idol but like their show So You Think You Can Dance, the producers are focusing on talent rather than stupidity. As evidence of how much faith FOX has in talent delivering ratings for them, they’ve scheduled it on Friday nights, which FOX executive Mike Darnell tells USA TODAY “are almost completely dead nights. I’d be thrilled with a quarter of the audience Idol gets. But it’s going to take time to build.”

FOX has also not bothered to give the show an actual web site yet; clicking on its name in the “shows” list at fox.com reveals the show’s MySpace page, which says “full site coming soon.” Whether they forgot to launch the new site on the day the show debuts or decided not to spend any money developing it, this—combined with the Friday night time slot—isn’t really great evidence that FOX is has faith in its own series.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Kid Nation Week 4 Review

Wow wow we wa. Well heres a little wrap up before I head off to watch a movie.

The dumbass kids won the reward and as usual, instead of picking complete awesome stuff, they go for the lame crap. Toothbrush won over The grills with burgers steaks and hot dogs.... wow. Anyways....

With that going down there was an election! A shake up! New council members? Eh, just 2. The blue team voted to keep their main man Anjay in the seat while Olivia got her stupid religious face pwned off. And green team was so happy with their crusty lipped leader that they didnt even have someone run against her. As for that bitch Taylor? Well she got pwned by Zach and Zach is now the new leader of the Yellow team. And for the Red team? Mike got ULTRA PWNED 9 votes to 1 and Guylan is the new leader while Mike cried.

And for the gold star?

Saturday, October 13, 2007

VH1 Launches the Salt N Pepa Show and Gotti's Way!

VH1 is set to unveil two new reality shows this week, one being The Salt n Pepa show, which will document the 2 as they attempt to reunite, for what is not really known, but obviously someone sees money in them performing together again. Problem being, Salt is now a woman of God, and has a family, therefore no longer wants to "shoop" or "push it real good." Pepa is the same as she's always been, and ready to get down and dirty old school style, hence, the shows main conflict. The idea here is good, makes sense to document the reunion of one of the hottest acts of all time, especially being one of them has totally different views now, and there is really no way to go back and change songs that's whole idea revolved around humping and thrusting and penis size. What I'm worried about, is in the preview for the season, we see a couple of moments that seem like they may bring the usual "campyness" that plagues a lot of VH1 and A&E reality shows especially. We see Pepa asking if she can stay with Salt for 3 days, which of course leads to her bringing everything she owns, including paintings of herself with the tits exposed etc. Then we see Salt telling Pepa that she wants them to perform at her church, and Pepa only has clothes that are see through, etc....but everything seems to work out in the end, eh. I'm HOPING on this one they stick with the real deal stuff and don't throw in these "what would happen if..." style situations that produce extremely "forced" feel to supposed reality shows.

The other show debuting is "Gotti's Way," which is documenting the return to the music industry of Murder Inc CEO Irv Gotti. Honestly, I"m a fan of Murder Inc, and a couple of years back, they were producing hit after hit, especially with Ja Rule and Ashanti, but then more recently, it's been virtually silent, and I never knew exactly why. Well, in the sneak peak over at Vspot, we learn that Irv was being charged with money laundering, which basically took him out of the mainstream music scene. He was found not guilty, and now it's time for him to comeback, and he knows Ja Rule is the key to it all, as he is Murder Inc's number one star, and has produced a ton of hits. On top of the business side of things, we see Irv's family situation, as he is separated from his wife and kids after he admitted on a radio show to regularly cheating on his wife and not being able to stop. He sees them regularly, and is friends with his wife who he is not legally divorced from, but has his own apartment, although he supports his family in full still. His wife seems pretty smart, as she is going against his idea to buy them a new house, as she's thought ahead and doesn't see the need to leave what they already have, just in case Irv gets a new woman and leaves her hanging down the road. This show gave me a "real" and not "forced" vibe, as it's more documenting Irv'ss business decisions and family life, without a whole lot of "situational" stuff, other than him and Ja Rule arguing over how to release songs and such. From what I saw here, I'm a fan, but I was also a fan of Murder Inc., so i may be biased. I'm not sure if the general public will like this one, but for anyone that wants more reality in their reality TV, Gotti's way gets a thumbs up from me so far.

Check out both show Monday night on VH1, and let us know your thoughts on the latest shows in the VH1 Lineup.

Friday, October 5, 2007

Kid Nation Review Episode 3

This is going to be short because theres an important issue to think about.

For those that watched we had a dust storm that kicked the kids ass. Greg fixed broke shit and still didnt get a star cause it was some jesus freaks birthday. Fat kids cry. Thats about it. Oh and for the important topic...

Which of the kids has parents that are alcoholics?!?!?!

The kids were in the saloon drinking sodas and having a party but.... they were doing shots! Car Bombs or some shit. They were pouring club soda or somethin into a shot glass and dropping it into a glass of soda and chugging it.

Sorry but kids DONT KNOW HOW TO DO THIS UNLESS TAUGHT IT BY AN ALCOHOLIC OR A DRUNK. I should know, for I am one. And I am a fan of car bombs. So which kid do you think sat and watched his drunk bad parents do this at home? I vote it was Jareds Dad. That kid is weird and you can tell his parents must drink a lot.

WARNING: Big Brother Spoilers!

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