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'The Biggest Loser' - 'Week Nine' Recap

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 17th 2010 3:39AM
Ashley Johnston(S09E09) This was a very emotional week for the contestants. Remember when O'Neal thought Sunshine had been eliminated, and the producers made him wait until the last possible moment to see that she was still there? They were at it again this week with Daris, only the news wasn't so good. Why they can't just let the first person in say, "Sorry, bud," and put him out of his misery, I don't know.

Actually, I do. It's good for ratings. Also good for ratings is a sexy chef, which is why they brought Curtis Stone back for a food-themed week. Even the blatant product placement in-show commercials were food-based, covering avocados, milk and a silent shout-out to Subway.

There were two challenges this week, and I'm going to go ahead and spoil right here that the black team finally won a challenge, though I won't tell you which one -- or if it was both. It was a much needed boost of confidence for the team, coming off of that brutal weigh-in loss last week on top of all those challenge losses.

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'Celebrity Apprentice 2': Who Will Win?

by Chris Jordan, posted Mar 11th 2010 4:00PM
Fired up for a new season of 'The Celebrity Apprentice'? Fourteen celebs -- of varying levels of celebrity-dom -- are working for a bonus of $250,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice. And maybe a chance to spark up a little interest in their careers, too.

Business mogul Donald Trump will do the firing once again, aided by son Donald Trump Jr., daughter Ivanka Trump and long-time adviser George H. Ross on this third season of 'Celebrity Apprentice.' The teams, incidentally, are divided by sex.

The action starts 9 PM ET Sunday on NBC. Before then, we've studied the field and calibrated who the likely winner will be.

See for yourself after the jump.

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Golf Channel Picks Up 'Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Dec 16th 2009 3:00PM
Reality TV has hired Donald Trump -- again.

Variety reports that The Donald has just inked a deal with the Golf Channel for a new unscripted reality show titled 'Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf' (yep).

Trump, who owns many golf courses in such places as Westchester, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and Puerto Rico, is rounding up a host of celebrities to compete one-on-one for charities. Already on board to play a few holes are NFL legends Jerry Rice and Lawrence Taylor, with more athletes, musicians, actors and business-types reportedly to come.

The series will debut on April 26, 2010, with an initial order of six half-hour episodes.

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Curtis Stone: The Chef Who's About to Take Over Your TV

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Oct 27th 2009 1:30PM
In 2010, Rachael Ray and Paula Deen will compete against Curtis Stone for the most ubiquitous face in TV food.

Over the next year, the Australia-born, London-trained chef, cookbook author and media personality is set to invade your boob tube on a boatload of shows, including 'Losing It With Jillian,' which NBC has spun off from 'The Biggest Loser' to showcase uber-trainer Jillian Michaels. Stone will provide better-eating advice for families while Michaels whips them into shape.

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What to Watch: October 26-November 1

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 25th 2009 4:00PM
This week on TV: Cakes from Jersey, Derek Jeter's on the 'Loser' team and 'Friday Night Lights' is finally back.


Cake Boss'Cake Boss' (10PM, TLC) season 2 premiere
Jersey City baker Buddy Valastro was such a hit with viewers last summer that TLC brought him back right away for more wedding cake-bakin' fun -- tonight, in back-to-back new episodes. First up, when Buddy finds out that one of his customers wants to propose to his girlfriend in the bakery, Buddy bakes a cake shaped like a ring box. And in the second ep, the pastry maestro whips up a frosted gem for Dylan's Candy Bar in New York.

'So You Think You Can Dance' – The top 20 dancers are revealed (8PM, Fox)
'Gossip Girl' – Chuck asks for Serena's PR, um, expertise for his club opening (9PM, The CW)
'Real Chance of Love' – The guys pick their ladies from among the final five (9PM, VH1) season 2 finale
'Unwrapped' – In honor of trick-or-treating, this 'Unwrapped' is all about candies (9PM, Food Network)
'Castle' – A creepy murder leads Castle and Beckett to vampire fetishists (10PM, ABC)

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Jillian Michaels Getting 'Biggest Loser' Spin-off: 'Losing It With Jillian'

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Oct 20th 2009 3:54PM
Jillian MichaelsGet ready, families: 'The Biggest Loser' trainer Jillian Michaels is moving in this winter, as she brings her tough-as-nails attitude to a new series called 'Losing It With Jillian.'

The show will feature Michaels moving in for a week at a time with families who are in need of a lifestyle change; she'll shadow the participants in all facets of their lives in order to get a feel for what needs improving. Michaels will give the family a set of "marching orders" and follow up with them at a later date to see what changes have been made. Along for the ride will be Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone. Michaels will co-executive produce alongside 'Oprah Winfrey Show' alum Ellen Rakieten.

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'Celebrity Apprentice 3' Cast Revealed

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 19th 2009 11:13AM
The Donald tried to keep it hush-hush, but The New York Post has revealed the cast of Donald Trump's next edition of the 'Celebrity Apprentice.' 'Rock of Love' star Bret Michaels, 'America's Got Talent' judge and Osbourne mama Sharon Osbourne, pop star Cyndi Lauper, former pro baseball star Darryl Strawberry and scandal-plagued former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich top the list.

Well, not so fast, Mr. Governor ...

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