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Cassi Van Den Dungen Is Engaged!

Controversial former Australia’s Next Top Model contestant, Cassi Van Den Dungen caused controversy on the show with aggressive behaviour but also with news that she was engaged at 16 years of age to Brad Saul, a labourer.

But news in yesterday’s papers says Cassi is NOW engaged. So when is an engagement not an engagement? Apparently when there is no ring. He has just now bought her one and she is now waiting on the big proposal.

Which begs the next question when you buy the ring isn’t that the proposal?

Good new for Next Top Model fans a new series starts on Eleven (the new channel Ten station) on Sunday, and Britain’s Next Top Model starts next Tuesday at 7.30pm on Fox 8.

January 13, 2011   5 Comments

So You Think You Can Dance To Be On The New Channel Eleven

Ten’s new channel Eleven launched today, with they aim of appealing to the under 30 years of age demographic.

On Friday 14 January the new season of So You Think You Can Dance (US Version) premieres at 8.30pm, and on the Sunday New Zealand’s Next Top Model also commences at 7.30pm.

No news on whether NZ Next Top Model is a series that hasn’t been seen on Fox 8.

Some of the shows on Eleven will also be available on Freeview.

Eleven’s official website is here.

January 11, 2011   9 Comments

Upcoming Reality TV Shows On TV

Now anyone NOT living in Siberia will know that Channel 9 is premiering The Apprentice on Monday night at 9.30pm and it looks great. My only concern is that it is a later start time and a 90 minute first episode will viewers have the stamina to stick it out. Also it will be running against the much hyped Flash Forward.

On Wednesday Celebrity MasterChef starts on Channel Ten in the family friendly timeslot of 7.30pm. First up will be Kirk Pengilly, comedian Josh Thomas, and Indira Naidoo. My tip is Indira for the win. It will be interesting to see if this celebrity spin-off will attract the viewers as the first season of MasterChef Australia. It will be up against the ever popular Channel Seven show World’s Strictest Parents.

Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston and George Calombaris will reprise their roles, however Sarah Wilson was deemed excess to requirements.

Not really a reality TV show but Channel 9 are premiering A Secret Millionaire on Thursday October 8. This show which is a take off of the UK version which is shown on the Lifestyle Channel has a wealthy benefactor going into an impoverished community and working undercover, they then decide who could benefit from a cash handout. Russell Crowe will narrate the series. So if you see a person looking very uncomfortable in Lowe’s clothes being followed by TV cameras be nice to them as you may get some cash.

The Rachel Zoe Project Season 2 will be premiering on Arena TV on October 6. This show was a surprise for me last year, I thought I would hate her and the show, but I am a huge fan.In fact I look forward to my Rachel Zoe email letter each day in my inbox. Highly recommended. Also Brad, Taylor, and her husband Roger are also back in this series.

Another really great show that has just started on Arena on Wednesday night at 7.30pm is Tabatha’s Takeover Salon. Tabatha who was a contestant on Season 1 of Shear Genius,a hairdressing reality TV show, does a Gordon Ramsay but in failing hair salons. It may get a bit formulaic by the end of the season, but Tabatha does not hold back. And just when you think the telling off scenes are set up in these shows, in the last episode I thought she showed remarkable restraint, when really the owner was so lazy and dumb she should have decked  him.

Also just starting last week is The Fashion Show,  which Bravo TV commissioned to replace Project Runway  which moved to Lifetime. Kelly Rowland and Issac Mizrahi are hosts.

A  new series of The Amazing Race will be commencing soon on Channel Seven, I think this will be the 15th season in the very enjoyable series. Also congratulations to the show for winning another Emmy for Best Reality TV show.

Channel Seven will be hoping for strong ratings for their new show Beauty and the Geek  where you guessed it beauty match up with geeks and there is eliminations each week. The whole premise of the show seems a bit trashy, however I will be watching it.  No premier date has been announced as yet.

Fox 8 will be screening New Zealand’s Next Top Model series, starting on October 13 at 7.30pm. Sara Tetro is the host.

W channel also has a modelling reality TV show premiering on Saturday October . Hosted by supermodel Kim Alexis, She’s Got The Look is a modelling competition to find and crown America’s first over-35 supermodel and re-define beauty. The judging panel consists of modeling great Beverly Johnson (in 1974, she was the first African-American to grace the cover of VOGUE), stylist Robert Verdi (recently seen in The September Issue) and President of Wilhelmina Models Sean Patterson.

No news on when the latest Project Runway from the US will be screened or when Top Chef Las Vegas will commence.

September 25, 2009   1 Comment