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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Michael Moloney Previews 'Extreme Makeover' of Bullied Teen's Home (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 30th 2011 7:00PM
On the next episode of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' the team will help build a new home for the family of Carl Walker, an 11-year-old boy who took his own life as a result of anti-gay bullying. 'Home' designer Michael Moloney stopped by 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to talk about what that project meant to him. He described first meeting Dominique, Carl's sister, at a GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) event where she spoke out against bullying. Moloney was so moved that he met with her afterward to offer his help in any way.

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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Starts Work in Joplin, Missouri

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 20th 2011 6:45AM
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' busJoplin, Missouri hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons back in May when it was ravaged by a giant tornado that killed 162 people and destroyed an estimated 2,000 buildings.

As survivors reeled from the catastrophe they got some good news from the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' gang, who announced they would help rebuild homes for some of those dispossessed by the tragedy.

In what producers say is one of the largest projects ever undertaken by the reality show, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' started work Wednesday on the ambitious plan to build seven houses in seven days.

'Good Morning America' host Sam Champion was on hand to reveal the names of the deserving families -- some of whom lost children in the disaster -- who will benefit from the new homes. 'GMA' will be reporting on progress throughout the week leading up to Ty Pennington's "Move the bus!" on Oct. 26.

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Sheryl Crow on 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 10th 2010 2:15AM
Sheryl Crow on 'Extreme Makeover'Singer Sheryl Crow appeared on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC). On the show, the singer helped Ty Pennington rebuild a home for Toen and Amy Starkweather. Ethan, the family's youngest son, is suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome. This is a rare disorder that can cause low muscle tone, speech difficulties and behavior problems.

Crow helped rebuild the family house, and then sang her song 'Everyday Is a Winding Road.' Ethan seemed to especially enjoy the music, and got up and began to dance, while mother Amy watched. Crow had this to say: "I grew up with my parents telling me there was nothing I couldn't do. ...I look at Amy and Ethan and I think -- here's a mom who's saying the exact same thing."

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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Crew Rebuilds Buffalo Family's Home (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 25th 2010 12:30PM
The 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' crew and R&B singer Ashanti lend a hand to to Delores Powell, a Jamaican immigrant who purchased a six-bedroom home in Buffalo, NY for her family without knowing it was condemned and scheduled to be demolished.

Powell reportedly sent the first check she earned in the U.S. to her family in Jamaica so they could purchase much-needed shoes. As a way to honor this, producers of the show surprise her with a donation to a school of Jamaican children, one of whom says this is the first pair of new shoes he's ever owned.

Watch the video after the jump.

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David Cook and Xzibit Raise Money on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Jan 11th 2010 12:00PM
'American Idol' season 7 winner David Cook and actor/rapper Xzibit held a celebrity auction for the benefit of a 12-year-old girl battling a congenital blood disease on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'

For Cook, the plight of the young girl resonated deeply with him given his brother's longtime struggle with brain cancer. "You know, to see somebody that you care about suffer, especially with something like cancer, that's a helpless feeling. My brother got up every day knowing that he had a brain tumor. To watch him just get eaten away was heavy," Cook said.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Ty condenses his British makeover series into a special for ABC

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 29th 2009 8:03PM
Ty PenningtonThis Sunday at 7 PM, you can tune in to Ty's Great British Adventure on ABC. In it, Ty Pennington, the host of ABC's popular Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, heads to the UK to do what he does on EM for a sleepy town in the UK. Except that this episode, which is being aired as a one hour special, was a six episode series in Britain. In fact, the series has had three seasons already; this one is from a year ago.

Ty said the biggest challenge for him was how polite and laid back the Brits are; he could barely get them motivated to get things done in his one week time frame. "Let's sit down to tea and talk about this," they'd say instead.

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I would love to live next door to the ABC House

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 3rd 2009 7:38PM
ABC House CommercialI know it's been out for a couple of weeks or so now, but the latest ABC House promo got my attention, so I went back and watched it. I remember networks used to do things like this; having characters from different shows interact, and I've always had a thing for crossovers. Hell, I watched Laff-a-Lympics growing up just because of the crossover aspect.

Of course, the primary difference with this one is the McSteamy v. Hurley ending; which I completely agree with. These kinds of creative initiatives help give the network an identity and give fans something to keep the shows in their minds through the summer. And there's so much more potential available here, and even on other networks to play with similar ideas. How about a game show with Dr. House competing against Dr. Bishop (Fringe)?

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Ty Pennington enters a plea on DUI charge

by Richard Keller, posted May 28th 2007 12:07PM

Ty Pennington pleads no contest to DUIEarlier this month Bob reported on the arrest of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host Ty Pennington in a drunk driving case. Back then, the Trading Spaces alum was charged with two misdemeanor counts: driving with a blood-alcohol level above the 0.08 percent limit and driving under the influence of alcohol. Last week he entered a plea of 'no contest' to the charges.

Actually, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office, Pennington entered the plea for the first charge only since the other count was dismissed (which is normal for a first offense, according to Mateljan). The judge in the case placed Pennington on three years probation, restricted his driving privileges for 90 days and ordered him to participate in a 90-day alcohol program and attend a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers meeting. He also had the phrase 'I'm a television star and I'm stupid' etched into his forehead. All right, I made that last one up, but it would be apropos in this case.

In a statement released by his publicist, Pennington said that he was glad to bring closure to his recent court proceedings. He also added that drinking and driving are never acceptable. Um, don't you think you should have thought about that in the first place, Ty?

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TV Squad Daily with Brigitte - VIDEO

by Brigitte Dale, posted Apr 20th 2007 7:15PM
Hey, Brigitte here with TV Squad Daily. I'll be covering the TV stories I find interesting each day, Monday through Friday, in this video blog.

Today on TV Squad Daily:
  • Sanjaya isn't gone... he's free! (to be a triple threat?)
  • India isn't sad to see Sanjaya voted off American Idol.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition isn't just about improving homes anymore. This week's episode involves someone getting their own playable character in a new PS3 game.
The video's embedded below, or you can download the file directly (Quicktime required). You can also subscribe to this podcast via our feed.

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