Reality, oh reality. What we do in our own kitchens is usually our own business. There’s not many people who knows how many times we have managed to almost burn town our homes or made our neighbors hate us due to the frequent ringing of the fire alarms. Let’s be honest, many of us aren’t at our best in our kitchens. But that’s okay because we can often keep it our little secret very few know about.
However, if you were one of the fourteen recruits taking part of the fourth season of Worst Cooks In America, you wouldn’t be so lucky. Fourteen recruits have been chosen for the new season of Worst Cooks In America based on the nominations by the people that know them, their parents, children, friends and…who knows, maybe enemies. They have been chosen to the show because they are cooking-challenged.
The positive part is that many of them, by the end of the seven-episode series, won’t be kitchen zeroes anymore. Because that’s what the show is all about, turning the kitchen zeroes to kitchen heroes, all in front of Food Network ’s viewers, roughly 100 million U.S. households.
The winner of the show will walk away with $25k.
The recruits have been divided into two groups, one is team Anne, with the super-chef Anne Burrell as their leader, mentor, enforcer and the one to hold their hand. And the second group is team Bobby with Bobby Flay leading the way.
The season premiere airs on Sunday, February 17th at 9pm ET/PT.
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Last week Britney Spears announced she was not returning to the reality television competition show “The X Factor” as a judge. Not a big surprise since the reviews about her performance as a judge on the show were mixed. Now there is more bad news for Britney.
On Friday Britney announced that she and her long-time boyfriend Jason Trawick have called off their engagement. Britney and Jason began dating in 2009, and got engaged in December 2011.
In true Hollywood style both parties have released statements about the breakup. Britney says they will remain great friends, while Jason said he will always care about her children and they will be close forever.
Just once wouldn’t you like to read a statement that makes you think the parties involved were sharing their true feelings, and not some sanitized garble from a PR firm? Maybe something like “I kicked that rotten, no good jerk to the curb because she/he cheated on me.”
Well, I’d like to read something like that. The truth. Or something that approximates it.
The previous casts of Dancing with the Stars have been nothing, if not diverse. Professional athletes, musicians, actors/actresses and even some reality television personalities have graced the ballroom in the past. Today the news came out that Ann Romney, wife of Mitt Romney, will not be included on that list.
Sources close to Mrs. Romney have confirmed that she was approached to appear on the show. Last season she showed up in the ballroom to watch a live competition show. That is usually a pretty good indicator that the celebrity is going to be on the show, wants to be on the show, or is considering being on the show. How many times did we see the cameras pan over to Florence Henderson in the seasons prior to her joining the cast? Mrs. Romney has decided to take a pass on the opportunity to dance on the show.
If Mrs. Romney had appeared in the cast, what professional dancer do you think she would have been paired with for the show? My vote is for Tristan MacManus, one of the best pro dancers on the show. He did a great job working with Nancy Grace and Gladys Knight. He has a grace and elegance way above his age.
Political figures have made appearances in the ballroom in the past. Tom DeLay made an appearance in the cast, and Sarah Palin made many appearances in the audience watching her daughter Bristol compete in both season 11 and the all-star season.
Maybe the producers should approach this from a different angle and just ask Mitt Romney to dance. Could you see him doing the Cha Cha Cha with someone like Anna? Or how about Karina? That would certainly make for an interesting show!
“The great part of Rachael vs. Guy, outside of Rachael and I spending 14 hours a day together, is that our celebrity guests can actually cook. The reason they’re on the show is because they truly want to become better cooks while raising money for charity, ” said Guy Fieri, one of the celebrity cooking mentors about the second season of Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off.
Rachel Ray, the captain of his opposing team, added that “Viewers will be amazed at the contestants’ skills in the kitchen as they battle it out for their charity. And it is always great to compete for ultimate bragging rights against Guy.”
What it’s all about? What are we talking about? On January 6th, 2013, the second season of Food Network’s Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off is set to premiere. The news season is back with eight celebrities cooking against each other in hopes to win $50 000 for the charities they are playing for.
These are the celebrities taking part of this year’s culinary challenges:
Gilbert Gottfried: actor, comedian
Kathy Najimy: actress (Sister Act)
Hines Ward: former NFL player (Super Bowl champion and MVP)
Carnie Wilson: singer (Wilson Phillips)
Chilli: member of pop/R&B group TLC
Cornelia Guest: designer, author, philanthropist
Dean McDermott: actor, reality television star
Johnny Weir: two-time Olympic Figure Skater, three-time U.S. National Champion
As teams they head out to the west coast and start competing each other over the six-episode season filled with intense challenges. The team that loses, has to send its two bottom-rated contestants to face off against each other and one of them will be leaving the competition based on a blind tasting elimination challenge.
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Did Sean Johnson take herself out of contention to win her second mirror ball trophy? She and Derek did not think it was a big deal to break the rules this time around when performing their Quickstep. The judges blasted them last time and blasted them again this time. It must be up to the discretion of the judge to say how many points to take off the performance. Bruno gave them a 9.5, Carrie Ann a 9 and Len an 8.5 (which I think was outrageous).
I thought Kelly’s freestyle last night was amazing. She is not my favorite in the finals but her performance was great. I loved the acrobatics/aerial maneuvers in the beginning. And how about Val showing off his musical talets?
Melissa seemed safe and predictable to me. Her contemporary style freestyle routine did nothing for me. I thought it was boring and lackluster. Kelly’s contemporary routine earlier in the season was much better. Maybe I’m picking on her because she is my least favorite of the three women in the finale but I was hoping for more, I don’t know, energy perhaps?
Tonight there will be the instant dance. The couples won’ t know the style or song choice until they pick it live on the air. I believe they said there will be a Jive, Cha Cha and Samba. I don’t remember exactly but it must have been a challege for the couples to prepare for three dances not knowing what one they will do.
So the finals are down to three women. We have season 1 champion Kelly Monaco. I remember back in that season everyone was crying foul when she won. The consensus was that John O’Hurley was a better dancer and should have won. That is true. He was the better dancer. However, the fan vote counts for 50% of the final score. Kelly must have a really large fan base to have won that season. Her fan base is also carrying her this season. There is no doubt in my mind at least that Apolo Ohno, Sabrina Bryant, and Gilles Marini were beter dancers than Kelly. However they did not have the fan base she has.
Then there is Melissa Rycroft. I think I am the only person who hopes she does not win. She was not a favorite of mine this season. The whole underdog routine is getting old. She has been at the top of the leaderboard for the past few weeks. She certainly has gotten better scores than Kelly. Melissa is a better dancer than Kelly in my opinion. Cut out the underdog routine. Right now you are the one to beat.
Sean Johnson is the final celebrity in the finals. Her freestyle routine will be out of this world I am sure. She is my favorite and has been one of my favorites all season. She deserves to be in the finals, and I think she deserves to win a second mirror ball trophy.
A roster of great chefs is set to return for the second chance to join the ranks of Iron Chef culinary society chefs. The Next Iron Chef: Redemption will be premiering on Sunday, November 4th with exiting things happening even before the premiere.
The tenth cast member will be selected through the web-only “Road to Redemption” tournament. It takes place on FoodNetwork.com from October 12th to 26th. The chefs competing for the tenth slot are Duskie Estes and Robert Trevino, who are already known names to the viewers and they are accompanied by the newcomers Lee Anne Wong and Madison Cowan.
The other 9 competitors are Nate Appleman, Amanda Freitag, Eric Greenspan, Jehangir Mehta, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli, Spike Mendelsohn, Tim Love, and Marcel Vigneron.
All of their kitchen skills will be put to a test through numerous battles of all sorts.
The celebrity eliminated this week on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars was Joey Fatone. I can’t belive the Helio and Chelsie and Joey and Kym were the bottom two couples this week. Did anyone watch Bristol Palin dance last night? Maybe all the fans were in the bathroom and figured she did as good of a job as she did in week 1 and voted for her.
Joey Fatone was not my favorite celebrity on the show, but he certainly wasn’t my least favorite. It’s so hard with this cast. It is stacked with celebrities that have both dancing ability and performance quality. I think this season, more than any other, viewer votes will be the deciding factor.
Double elimination next week. Who’s going to get the ax? This should get interesting.
Last week the first celebrity eliminated from Dancing with the Stars: All Stars was Pamela Anderson. Was anyone surprised? She is a sweet woman and beautiful to look at, but was no where at the level of performance or ability as the rest of the cast (even Bristol Palin). I’m only sorry that we won’t get to see Tristan any more. I love him and he is probably my favorite male professonal on DWTS. He did a great job with Nancy Grace and an even better one with Gladys Knight.
This morning on Good Morning America the announcement was made. The fans have spoken and Sabrina Bryan will be the 13th celebrity on Dancing with the Stars: All Stars. Her partner is the amazing Louis Van Amstel.
Sabrina said she found out about the results on Friday but could not say anything until this morning. She and Louis have not started rehearsals yet.
Dancing with the Stars: All Stars premiers on September 24th on ABC.