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'Dragons' Den' Star Arlene Dickinson on Her New Book, 'Persuasion,' and Why Sofia Vergara Is a Good Role Model

You may know her remarkable back-story by now: 'Dragons' Den' sweetheart Arlene Dickinson went from being a broke, divorced mother of four without custody of her children at age 31 to being one of the most widely respected entrepreneurs in Canada. The secret to her success? Persuading herself she was capable of anything. It's pretty rare that people completely overhaul their lives past 30, which is part of what makes Dickinson's new book, 'Persuasion,' so compelling. While it's a business book at its core, Dickinson illustrates her points with some very personal anecdotes, including her painful divorce, her struggle to win custody of her children and her excommunication from her Mormon church. She even opens up about the affair she had towards the end of her rocky first marriage....

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Dragons' Den: Two Million Viewers Can't Be Wrong

Who'd have thought a show about investing would attract millions of viewers each week? Ratings for 'Dragons' Den' hit the two million mark this season, which puts it right up there with 'Hockey Night in Canada'. Season 4 wraps up in December, but the Dragons aren't wasting any time launching the next round: season 5 kicks off in early January. The show's five judges, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec, Kevin O'Leary, Jim Treliving and W. Brett Wilson, have become some of Canada's most recognized business executives. We sat down with Arlene, Brett and host Dianne Buckner to get the scoop on the goofiest pitches ever, armchair Dragons, and what's in store for season 5....

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Janice Dickinson returns with new show

Janice Dickinson was booted from her judge position on America's Next Top Model and disappeared off the face of the TV-world after she stormed out on the finale of The Surreal Life 5 (oh, Omarosa...). Well, guess what? Janice is back with her own show. Oxygen has ordered 10 episodes of Janice's own reality modeling show, in which she'll pick five models to join her new Hollywood modeling agency, Janice Dickinson Models....

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Cat fight! Janice Dickinson trashes Tyra Banks

Page Six is reporting that Janice Dickinson is pissed at Tyra Banks. Apparently, Banks was photographed holding Dickinson's book No Lifeguard on Duty. In the book, the self-proclaimed "World's First Supermodel" talks about her drug abuse, the incest that plagued her childhood, sex, and affairs with celebrities. When Banks was photographed holding the book, she was allegedly on her way to speak to a crowd of young girls and offer her wisdom (as only Tyra can do). Dickinson told Page Six: "And she's using my book. I mean, the thing looks so worn it's like she's been reading it on the toilet. It's pathetic. Where's her originality? Does she have no shame?"...

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Janice Dickinson Feels Suicidal on 'Celebrity Rehab' (VIDEO)

Perhaps those tuning in to the Season 4 premiere of 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' (Wed., 10PM ET on VH1) wanted to watch alleged Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel. But it was Janice Dickinson who (unsurprisingly) got dramatic. "It's the end of day one, and for many of the patients the emotional and physical detox is going to be brutal," said Dr. Drew Pinsky in the voiceover. A "resident tech" approached Dickinson, who was sitting alone, crying and feeling ashamed. He said, "You're going through the toughest part of your life, the fight for your life right now." Dickinson told him, "I'm having thoughts of suicide," she admitted through tears. "I wanted to go to the bathroom, and I wanted to try to hang myself. I want it to...end."...

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From Afghanistan With Love on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

Bill Dickinson has been serving in the military for 17 years, and is currently deployed in Afghanistan. Left at home are his wife, India, and their five children. Unfortunately, the home they were living in was literally beyond repair. Everyone who looked at it simply said it needed to be bulldozed because of wiring, mold and flood damage. Enter 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC). Ty Pennington and the team came in and did what the contractors told them to, tearing down the old house and replacing it with a 4,000-square foot home with separate rooms for each of the Dickinson's five children. While Bill was never able to give India an engagement ring during their relationship, the show made that possible during a live video chat....

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Amy Winehouse Tried to Contact Dr. Drew In Her Final Days

Amy Winehouse made unsuccessful attempts to reach out to Dr. Drew Pinsky in her final days, according to Janice Dickinson and the 'Celebrity Rehab' guru himself. Unfortunately, it appears that Dr. Drew, who decided to step away from 'Celebrity Rehab' after this season due to his increasingly busy TV schedule, missed her calls. "I found out also yesterday that, believe it or not, she was trying to contact me, which is weird. Janice Dickinson told me that," Dr. Drew told Kevin & Bean in a KROQ radio interview. "I remember getting these calls from Europe and I was like, 'What the hell is this?' and Janice goes, 'It was Amy.' We could have maybe gotten her over to someplace really good, but again, more sadness to that story."...

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Twiggy joins America's Next Top Model

Rail-thin 60s fashion model Twiggy is replacing Janice Dickinson on the UPN hit America's Next Top Model. This is a rather interesting development. It's like Tony Bennett replacing Paula Abdul on American Idol. Which, come to think of it, wouldn't be a bad idea. ...

Talk Talk: Jerry Seinfeld, Steve Martin, Diane Lane

Here's who's on the late night shows tonight. Charlie Rose: Jerry Seinfeld and Steve Martin The Late Show with David Letterman: Nathan Lane and Jake Johannsen Jay Leno: TBA Jimmy Kimmel Live: Janice Dickinson Tavis Smiley: Odetta Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Senator Barack Obama and Wilco (repeat) The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson: Diane Lane, James Johann, and Ayo Last Call with Carson Daly: Talib Kweli, Correlly Miller, and Hannah Aitchison (repeat) ...

On the 6th day of Festivus, TV gave to me

...Six Biggest Bitches. We all know why Martha Stewart's Apprentice failed -- she wasn't a big enough bitch. And Twiggy replacing Janice Dickinson on America's Next Top Model? Smurfette could out-bitch Twiggy even on her smurfiest of days. Martha and Twiggy let us down. But these primetime bitches did not.  ...

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What's on tonight: The Office, Survivor, Scrubs, Christmas Movies, Music and Meals

At 8, ABC has a repeat Ugly Betty, followed by repeats of Grey's Anatomy and Men in Trees. CBS has a new Survivor at 8, then repeats of CSI and Shark. NBC has a new, one hour episode of The Office at 8, then new episodes of Scrubs and 30 Rock, then a repeat ER. There's a new 'Til Death on FOX at 8, then new eps of The War at Home and The O.C. ABC Family has The Polar Express at 8. Food Network has more holiday cooking tonight: at 8, it's Essence of Emeril, followed by Paula's Home Cooking, Sandra Lee's Semi-Homemade Holiday, and the Nigella Bites Christmas Special. Oxygen has Christmas With The Dickinsons, a reality show with Janice Dickinson. Also at 8: Bravo repeats the Christmas in Rockefeller Center, followed by A Clay Aiken Christmas. At 9, Lifetime has the movie Crazy For Christmas. TLC has the special Holiday Blunders at 10. At 10:30, Cartoon Network has Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas. Animal Planet is showing the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog...

Not Again: Surreal Life returns

We thought the experiment was over. But if people like reality TV starring everyday people, then they really like it when celebs are under the microscope. This time the washed up celebrities on VH1's The Surreal Life will include: Jose Canseco (Boooooo), Bronson Pinchot (Balki!), Pepa of Salt-N-Pepa, Janice Dickinson, Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth from The Apprentice (Booooo), Caprice (a model), and Carey Hart, motocrosser and former boyfriend of pop-star P!nk. We can't wait...actually yes we can....

Surreal Life debuts online

So, are you bored today? Are you wondering what you can do to pass the hours? Hey, go watch the first episode of the new season of Surreal Life at the VH-1 site! The cast this season: Bronson Pinchot, Omarosa, Jose Canseco, Janice Dickinson, Sandra Denton (Pepa from Salt 'N Pepa), Caprice, and Carey Hart. No, that's not the guy who sang "Sunglasses at Night," though that would be interesting. He's a motocross guy.  [via USA Today's Hip Clicks]...

Oxygen is comedy according to Oxygen

Oxygen CEO Geraldine Laybourne (pictured) would like you to know that "comedy is Oxygen's voice." I'm afraid her saying that will only add fuel to the Christopher Hitchens "women aren't funny" fire because as far as I can see Oxygen is only unintentionally hilarious. If anything, Oxygen programs like The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency provoke the kind of nervous laughter in me that comes from shame, embarrassment and the fear that the society I live in has become completely unhinged. Apparently, any kind of laughter is good enough for the "network for women."...

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Stump the King: The Alvin Show - VIDEO

I got a great letter this week from a fan named Harold Dickinson. He writes, "I'm trying to get the name of a cartoon from the late 50's or early 60's. It had two characters who -- at least in my memory -- remind me of Penn and Teller. The one character was tall and bombastic, the other was shorter and never spoke- although he would whisper to the other character. I believe the smaller character was named Leonardo- but I wouldn't swear to it."...

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