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Celebrity Apprentice Is Back And There Is Not A Lot Of Business Brains There

As you all know my finger has been off the reality TV pulse for a few months but I nearly fell out of bed this morning when I read that NINE is bringing back Celebrity Apprentice with Mark Bouris back in the boardroom.

It has started filming and the list of celebrities is highly amusing including engaged couple Gabi Greko and Geoffrey Edelsten. People will watch for this alone.

The full list is:

Joining Mr Bouris in the boardroom in 2015 (in alphabetical order) are:

  • Esther Anderson: Popular Aussie actress
  • Mel Greig: Radio DJ
  • Gabi Grecko: Mrs Edelsten
  • Gina Liano: Real Housewife
  • Tegan Martin: Miss Universe Australia
  • Sophie Monk: Aussie “It” girl
  • Matt Cooper: NRL Superstar
  • Tim Dormer: Big Brother winner
  • Geoffrey Edelsten: Aussie Tycoon
  • Blake Garvey: The Bachelor
  • James Mathison: Aussie TV music presenter
  • Richard Reid: Hollywood Gossip Guru

In series four, Mr Bouris will have two new advisors to be his eyes and ears on the ground: television personality and charity aficionado Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Shelley Barrett, CEO and founder of ModelCo.

What I don’t get is how James Mathison agreed to this but he must have a mortgage to pay.

July 21, 2015   203 Comments

Wanting Something To Watch? New Shows Starting In January

It is a quiet time on the television front and in fact I have been taking a break from the box, which I am sure you can tell, but in the next few weeks, prior to ratings starting, there are some shows starting that will be worth looking at.

American Idol Season 14 starts on ELEVEN on Thursday January 8 7.30pm and Friday 7.30pm.

Ryan Seacrest as host is back with Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr who was fantastic in his first season on the show. Also there is a new face replacing Randy Jackson as mentor, it is Big Machine Records president and CEO Scott Borchetta.

The series kicks off with auditions in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Friday they are in New Orleans.

Top Chef Season 12 starts on Arena Thursday 8 January at 9.30pm

This is one of my favourites and this season the series is set in Boston. Padma Lakshmi as host along with Tom Collichio. Richard Blais is joining the judging panel, fans of the show will know he competed on it a number of times. Chefs battle it out for the title of Top Chef as well as cash and other prizes. The quality of the cooking is high and the one hour episodes are fast and furious. Recommended watching if you like food shows.

Celebrity Apprentice starts on Arena on Monday 12 January at 8.30pm

Donald Trump is back with a new batch of celebrities and they include: two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon; actor and comedian Gilbert GottfriedSig Hansen, the star of “Deadliest Catch” and Captain of the Northwestern; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum musician Kevin Jonas; Golden Globe-nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas; NFL great Terrell Owens; award-winning journalist, author, and talk show host Geraldo Rivera; and television and movie actor Ian Ziering.

The line-up of women include Gold Medal Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson; movie star Vivica A. Fox; best-selling author and television icon Leeza Gibbons; reality star and best-selling author Brandi Glanville; TV personality, author, and mother of eight, Kate Gosselin; world-class gymnast and gold medal Olympian Shawn JohnsonKenya Moore, former Miss USA and star of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”; and television icon Keshia Knight Pulliam.

Yes I know I have not really heard of many of them either.

The Great British Bake Off on LIFESTYLE FOOD starts on Thursday 8 January at 8.3opm.

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry are back in series 5 the UK version of The Great British Bake Off. It is a elimination reality show all to do about baking. Each episodes consists of three rounds with one person eliminated each episode.

Dance Mom’s Season 5 starts on Lifestyle You on Monday 12 January at 7.30pm

Abby-Lee Miller  and her dance troop are being fast tracked from the US. This is my daughter’s favourite show so she will be thrilled it is back on. Also the show is rating very well for Lifestyle You and Season 4 has been getting high rotation of episodes as well as Abbey Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition and Abbey Lee’s Studio Rescue. People are going to be over her soon.

Flea Market Flip on LIFESTYLE HOME starting on Thursday 8 January at 9.30pm.

This show is a bit like Bargain Hunt but with a difference. Two teams compete against each other to see who can buy objects from flea markets and flip it for the most profit. The teams start off with $500.

Bar Rescue Starts on A&E on Wednesday 21 January at 8.30pm.

Jon Taffer is the Gordon Ramsay of the bar and nightclub business. In each episode of this series, Taffer helps transform a struggling bar into a vibrant, profitable business, utilizing his expertise as a nightlife consultant. I have seen a few episodes and each one I have enjoyed.

BBQ Crawl Season 1 starts A&E on Saturday 10 January at 4.30pm

This looks like a cooking and travel show rolled into one. If you are into dude food you might like this even though it looks like it aired in the US in 2013! BBQ Crawl sees Danielle Dimovski, a barbecue champion from Canada take a road trip through the Southern U.S. to reveal America’s grilling roots. Along the way, she aims to win a few titles on the barbecue circuit and stops at every fiery-food joint to experience the best finger-lickin’ chicken, ribs, pork and brisket.

Leeann and Eddie starts on Arena TV on Wednesday 7 January at 9.30pm.

Leeann Rimes now has a reality show with her husband Eddie. This is pretty niche and won’t rate highly but the twist here is Eddie used to be married and had two kids with Brandi Glanville and they all hate each other so it will be interesting to see if this is talked about onscreen. Also Eddie did not give permission for the children to appear on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills which Brandi stars in so ti will also be interesting to see if they make an appearance on this one.

My Strange Addiction start on January  8 on Lifestyle You at 9pm.

Yep this show is what the title says, people with strange addictions and what not talking cigarette smoking. In the latest series there is a person who eats eye shadow. The show is only recommended for people with strong stomachs.

I have probably missed a few television shows. But would love to know what you have been watching over the summer break. Any television show recommendations?

 

January 6, 2015   43 Comments

Celebrity Apprentice Season 7 On Arena In January

Fans of Donald Trump or of the reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice will be pleased it is going to premiere on Arena on Monday January 12 at 8.30pm.

To be honest even if you don’t like Trump, the American’s do this show well. But like any Celebrity reality it is about the casting.

The lineup of men joining the competition include two-time World Series champion Johnny Damon; actor and legendary comedian Gilbert Gottfried; Sig Hansen, the star of Deadliest Catch and Captain of the Northwestern; Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum musician Kevin Jonas; Golden Globe-nominated actor Lorenzo Lamas; NFL great Terrell Owens; award-winning journalist, author, and talk show host Geraldo Rivera; and television and movie actor Ian Ziering.

This season’s women include Gold Medal Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson; movie star Vivica A. Fox; best-selling author and television icon Leeza Gibbons; star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and best-selling author Brandi Glanville; TV personality, author, and mother of eight, Kate Gosselin; world-class gymnast and gold medal Olympian Shawn Johnson; Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta; and television icon Keshia Knight Pulliam.

The Donald will be joined by his advisors  and kids— Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.

The Celebrity Apprentice season seven will premiere on Monday January 12 at 8.30pm on Foxtel’s Arena.

December 11, 2014   7 Comments

Lisa Curry-Kenny Has Rushing Woman’s Syndrome On The Break Up Of Her Marriage

Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Lisa Curry-Kenny told A Current Affair that Rushing Woman’s Syndrome destroyed her marriage to Grant.

Rushing Woman’s Syndrome which is a book written by a nutritional biochemist is the health effects both psychological  and physical rushing around has on the body.

Quite frankly it sounds the same as just having children but hell if this is going to give me an excuse when I am a bitch to my partner I will definitely run with it.

Symptoms include being addicted to coffee, need a wine to wind down at night, menstruation issues, being irritable and not sleeping well.

News.com.au reports on how it affected her:

Lisa Curry, 52, said she has had the syndrome for a long time, and admitted it “created a lot of tension” while she was married to Kenny.

“The Rushing Woman Syndrome is absolutely me. It’s been me for a long time,” she said.

“I didn’t want to seem like I was the only cow on earth, but it always felt like that to me.

“I had days where I just felt completely out of control.

“I was angry, irritable, moody, cried for no reason, and wanted to kill the world.”

Just a quick tip if you go to your doctor saying you have this the chances of you getting a medical certificate off work will probably be low.

June 13, 2014   26 Comments

Darryn Lyons And His Lady Mayoress

Darren Lyon's and lady mayoressYes I know I am speechless as well and I suppose we should be thankful they are not in the lodge. Presenting the Mayor of Geelong. For those who are interested Darryn’s fiancee is Elissa Friday a former beauty on UK’s Beauty and The Geek but she is probably more qualified to be Mayor them him. She has  she has a degree in politics and economics, speaks Mandarin and is training to be a journalist. (Source: Geelong Advertiser)

Photo via Facebook.

 

January 18, 2014   2 Comments