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Kardashian Sisters, Demi Lovato Help Battle Bullying on 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 5th 2011 1:30AM
Kardashian sisters, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'Bullying is a serious problem that can lead to all sorts of emotional and psychological issues for the victims, even later into their lives. For the Walker family, it cost them their son after he committed suicide at the tender age of 11. On 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC), the family was giving a new home they could hopefully feel at peace in, as well as some help with their anti-bullying initiative.

First, the Kardashian sisters surprised eldest daughter Dominique on a shopping trip, where Khloe talked about her own experiences with bullying. She was often compared negatively to sisters Kourtney and Kim, and fans of the show know that she actually took a DNA test years later to see if she was truly related to them. Insecurities from bullying can linger for years.

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Michael and Paige on 'Millionaire' to Raise Money for 'Extreme Makeover' Family (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 21st 2011 2:00AM
Meredith Vieira, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'As a fun way to raise money for the soup kitchen run by the family selected on this week's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC), the show hooked up with Meredith Vieira and 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?'

Michael and Paige from the design team headed on over to the set where they took part in the popular game show to raise money for the family's organization. And in a fun reveal for the family, Vieira framed their earnings in the form of a 'Millionaire' question for the family.

"How did Michael and Paige do while playing on Millionaire?" she asked them. The answer was a very impressive $100,000 raised, so not only do the Dunnings get a new house to call home, but a nice investment in their charity work as well.

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Jewel Performs at Veterans Day Fundraising Special on 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 14th 2011 1:15AM
Jewel, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition''Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC) took a break from building houses for families in need to tackle another worthy cause. Taking advantage of their new Friday time slot, the show was perfectly poised to address Veterans Day, and they did so with a star-studded fundraising event co-hosted by Ty Pennington and Jewel.

The special looked back at veterans and military families 'Extreme Makeover' has helped over the years, and shed a spotlight on modern veterans returning to a difficult economic climate, emphasizing the skills their military training makes them well suited for in civilian life.

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A Quiet Reveal for a War Veteran on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Laura Prudom, posted Nov 7th 2011 2:45AM
Allen Hill Extreme MakeoverEvery family touched by 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC) has a worthy story, but few makeovers are as poignant and relevant as last week's renovation.

Ty Pennington and his team headed to Ottowa, KS, to surprise the Hill family, whose patriarch, Staff Sergeant Allen Hill, was almost killed by a roadside bomb while serving in Iraq. Though he survived the blast, he now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that can be triggered by loud noises, dimly lit spaces and long hallways.

The former Hill family home was located near a rock quarry and a train yard, both sources of constant noise and disruption, so the 'Extreme Makeover' team found a more suitable location on which to construct a new property.

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A New Home and Inspiration to Walk Again for Brian Keefer on 'Extreme Makeover' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 24th 2011 2:00AM
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - 'Keefer Family'After a horrible accident during a simple backflip, Brian Keefer's world was turned upside down. Now he's paralyzed from the neck down, but determined to walk again. That determination and the sacrifices his family have made on his behalf lured the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Fri., 8PM ET on ABC) to Pennsylvania to help give him the tools he needs to make that dream a reality.

And to help with inspiration, they found other people who've accomplished already some of the things Brian is fighting for. Patrick Rummerfield is one of the most famous stories, and one of Brian's idols as he's regained full use of his body after a 1974 accident left him paralyzed.

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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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Big New House For Little Hailey on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 17th 2011 3:30AM
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - 'The Korpai Family'This week, Ty Pennington and the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC) took on a task very close to the heart for Amy and Matt Roloff ('Little People Big World'). The Korpai family have a five-year old daughter, Hailey, with dwarfism, but their house is hardly suitable for her needs.

The Roloffs undertook a similar renovation on their farm to make the kitchen and other areas of the house more user-friendly for little people. So the design team stopped by Roloff farms for some inspiration, and invited Matt back to help with the build. Bill Klein and Jen Arnold ('The Little Couple') got involved as well, as this was more than just a rebuild of a house.

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Phineas and Ferb Help Take the House Down on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 10th 2011 7:15AM
Phineas and Ferb, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'When it came time to demolish the Rucker family home on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC), Ty Pennington called on two of very special helpers. The family was chosen in part because of the heroic actions of daughter Aniah.

The nine-year old saved her younger sister from getting hit by a car, but wound up getting hit herself. She suffered severe injuries and lost a leg in the accident, but her spirit remained positive and strong. One of her highlights in Disneyworld was meeting the real-life Phineas and Ferb, her favorite cartoon characters.

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Search for a Bone Marrow Donor on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Oct 3rd 2011 8:15AM
Jonah GomezOn this week's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC) Ty Pennington and his crew were pulling double duty.

Not only were they building a new home for the Gomez family, they were also looking for a suitable bone marrow donor to give new life to son Jonah, who suffers from a rare blood disorder.

Before a soccer match in Pasadena, Calif. Pennington asked the crowd -- and viewers at home -- to step up and register as bone marrow donors.

As mom Jessica looked on in tears it was revealed that Major League Soccer was mounting registration drives at games all across the country at the same time to try to find a match for Jonah. Here's hoping a donor will be found in time.

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Michelle Obama Lends a Helping Hand on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 26th 2011 4:30AM
Michelle Obama, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'On the season premiere of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 7PM ET on ABC), Ty Pennington and his design team took on the task of rebuilding the Steps-n-Stages Jubilee House for women veterans in need of assistance or a place to stay.

In doing so, they touched close to a cause that means a lot to First Lady Michelle Obama, and so she got involved.

In fact, she even made the trip to the build site on the day the family returned to help with some last-minute touches, check out the final product and meet the woman behind Jubilee House.

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'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to Build Seven New Houses in Joplin, Missouri

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 2nd 2011 5:45AM
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'The town of Joplin, Missouri hit the headlines back in May after it was ravaged by a huge tornado that killed over 150 people and destroyed an estimated 2,000 buildings.

Now, Joplin's hitting the headlines again as 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' has announced it intends to build new homes for some of the families who lost theirs in the devastation.

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

According to 'The Joplin Globe,' producer Jeff Cruz said "It's a lofty goal, but that's what we're going for. It can happen. It's going to happen. It has to happen."

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Michelle Obama to Make 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Guest Appearance

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2011 4:30PM
Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama is racking up quite the list of TV credits lately. The latest? The First Lady will appear on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.'

According to People, Obama will appear as part of her and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative that works to aid veterans and their families.

Obama will travel to Fayetteville, N.C., on Thursday to help the 'Extreme Makeover' team expand a community resource center for homeless female veterans.

Look for Obama to help build a greenhouse and children's play area when the episode airs in October.

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Did the Cerda Family Con 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' Into Building Them a House?

by Jean Bentley, posted May 18th 2011 4:25PM
With all the heartwarming do-gooding shown on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,' it's inevitable that con artists would want in on the action. According to E! Online, one family succeeded in fleecing the network.

E! alleges that the Cerda family, who appeared on the show in March 2009, conned ABC into building them a fancy new home specially equipped with air filtration systems for their two ailing daughters, who suffer from combined immunodeficiency disease. The problem: the daughters may not be sick after all.

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The family moved from Las Vegas to Oregon, allegedly because they couldn't keep up with house payments and medical bills. According to a comprehensive report in The Oregonian, the Cerdas tried to assemble a new medical team in their new hometown, but doctors there didn't find anything wrong with the girls. In fact, they were so skeptical that they reported the Cerdas to child welfare services, who then took custody of the children.

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ABC Announces 2011-2012 Schedule

by Jean Bentley, posted May 17th 2011 9:35AM
Charlie's AngelsABC announced its fall 2011 schedule this morning, and there are a few surprises on the lineup.

New series 'Apartment 23,' 'Good Christian Belles,' 'Man Up,' 'Missing,' 'The River' and 'Scandal' are all being held until mid-season, as are returning shows 'Cougar Town' and 'Secret Millionaire.'

'Charlie's Angels' nabbed the prime Thursdays at 8PM slot, while 'Extreme Makeover Home Edition' is moving from Sunday nights to Fridays to make room for new series 'Once Upon a Time' at 8PM, with 'Pan Am' debuting in the 10PM slot.

Check out the full fall schedule below.

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Patrick Gets to Meet His Hero, Atticus Shaffer, on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted May 16th 2011 4:01AM
Patrick Sharrock & Atticus Shaffer, 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'Patrick Sharrock suffers from OI (Osteogenesis Imperfecta), otherwise known as brittle bone disease. His family was selected for the season finale of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC) to provide him with a bigger and safer home, which will give him more freedom than he's ever had before.

But a new house wasn't the only treat in store for Patrick and his family. While on their vacation, Patrick was treated to a visit by one of his idols, Atticus Shaffer. The breakout star of 'The Middle' has the same disability as Patrick, but doesn't see it that way.

"It's technically called a disability," Shaffer told the Sharrocks, "But I don't see it in any way disabling us. I'm able to do all the things I really want to do, just a little differently and more carefully."

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