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'Cash Cab' iPhone App Review

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 15th 2010 8:03AM
Cash CabA little while ago, we mentioned that 'Cash Cab' was being released as an app for the iPhone. I couldn't resist picking it up and writing a quickie review, mostly because I was once a contestant on the show. Honest.

The game itself is pretty cool, particularly if you like trivia. It simulates riding to various NYC touristy locations (Empire State Building, South Street Seaport, etc.) while being asked questions. This is different than the live show which uses bars and restaurants.

Sadly, the game does not offer cool 3D graphics of Ben Bailey. It does, however, ask various trivia questions while simulating a cab ride. There is a map showing your current location and length of time to your destination, so there is a time limit. Like it's live counterpart, the game also allows a shout out and to phone a friend, but the friend has to be selected from one of the built-in friends within the game.

There is a free version of the game available in the iTunes App Store if you want to try before you buy. Due to my personal connection, I decided to splurge the $2.99. My only regret in my experience playing both the live game and the one for the iPhone is that I forgot to tip the cab driver for a great journey.

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If I were to apply to be on The Amazing Race

by Jackie Schnoop, posted Nov 18th 2007 10:15AM
Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing RaceNow, keep in mind, this is if I were to apply to be on the The Amazing Race. I'm not saying I did it, nor am I even saying I plan to apply.

If I were to apply to be on any reality show, this would be the one. If I were on Big Brother, I'd probably hide from my whacko housemates. If I were on a dating show, I'd be the first dumped. If I were on a cooking show, they would probably make me eat foods I don't like and I'd leave in tears while gagging. Ah, but The Amazing Race?

Not that I'm applying, but I checked out the 13 page application as casting is on for the next season of the Emmy-winning reality series.

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Casting begins for what may be The Real World's last season

by Julia Ward, posted Mar 15th 2007 2:09PM
The Real World Last SeasonCasting for the 20th season of The Real World is underway, and get this, they're looking for people with ambitions and career goals. Apparently, the drinking, whoring version of The Real World is on the way out. They're looking for "aspiring actors, models, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, athletes, artists, journalists, stylists and fashion designers" or any youngin' with "interesting career goals." The Real World's producers don't have a contract with MTV beyond the 20th season. That's not to say that they won't eventually strike a deal, but it looks like Bunim-Murray is trying a return to form by assembling a cast of literate people whose desires include more than a pitcher of Mega-ritas and a hot tub threesome.

So, if you're between the ages of 18 and 24, this may be your last chance to live in a house with a bunch of strangers, have your life taped and humiliate your parents. (Just kidding, you're young. You'll have plenty of more chances to disappoint your parents.) Casting news is available online at Bunim-Murray's casting website.

[Via Reality Blurred]

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Today taking applications for its annual wedding

by Anna Johns, posted Jun 28th 2006 1:27PM
todayI don't normally watch Today or any morning television shows for that matter, but I always get sucked into Today during the summer because of that brilliant segment, 'Today Throws a Wedding'. Seriously. It's brilliant. I think Jeff Zucker created it before he moved on to bigger and better things. The audience gets to choose a favorite couple and then we get to see a parade of hairstyles, wedding rings, wedding gowns, cakes, etc. All the amazing things that few people can actually afford when they get married. It's exciting right up until the end, when I feel bad for the couple that is getting married on national television, on the street outside Today show studios. But hey, they get an awesome honeymoon. If you're engaged and want Today to throw you a wedding, you can apply here.

So there. Now you know what a girl I am.

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On the Lot looking for talent

by Adam Finley, posted May 22nd 2006 4:07PM
steven spielbergLast month Anna mentioned the new reality series from executive producers Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett called On the Lot. The series, which will air in spring of 2007 on FOX, will pit two teams against one another as they create a short film from a different genre each week. Some readers were curious as to how they might get on the show, and it looks like right now you can go over to the official site and download an application and submit your film. According to the application, you're not allowed to enter if you're running for public office or planning to do so. I was devastated upon hearing this until someone informed me there's not really a place called "Funky Town" and even if there was, they probably wouldn't elect me as their mayor. I guess that means I'm good to go.

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Almost Famous, the reality show

by Anna Johns, posted Mar 22nd 2006 8:46PM
rolling stone logoMTV and Rolling Stone magazine are teaming up for a reality show about amateur journalists competing for a coveted writing position on the staff of the magazine. The show is going be taped this summer in New York and will most likely air in the late fall. Camera crews will follow around young music journalists as they interview bands and celebrities and try to weave their experiences into an entertaining tale fit for print.

You can still apply to be on the show at the Rolling Stone website or at MTV.com. The deadline is April 7.

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