Archive for February, 2007

“Heroes” hints

That old saying about hindsight being 20/20 was never more accurate on Monday night when it was revealed that the cheerleader’s real daddy is none other than Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar).
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(Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar)

Way back in July, I was chatting with Milo Ventimiglia about the relationship between his character and cheerleader Claire (Hayden Panettiere), who seemed quite smitten by Peter Petrelli.

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(Hayden Panettiere, Milo Ventimiglia)

Could it be that Claire and Peter hook up later?

“No, I think that would be illegal in several states,” Milo said, referring I thought to the age difference between the teen and the twentysomething Peter.

But maybe when she turns 18?

“I think he’s really more of a big brother or an uncle to her,” Milo said, spilling pearls before swine.

Oh, I get it now. Peter’s her uncle.

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“Survivor”: What works, what doesn’t

Host Jeff Probst knows that he thinks has worked, and what hasn’t worked, on the hit series “Survivor.”

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(Host Jeff Probst)

“One comes to mind, right away, is the outcasts in Pearl Islands,” Probst says of the ideas that didn’t work for him. “That’s one where we stepped too far. I argued until I had no voice left.”

In the Pearl Islands, “Survivors” who were voted out were allowed to come back into the game. That meant that people who could have stayed on longer ended up getting voted out before those who were brought back into the game.

Probst also thinks that the series bailed out too soon on the racially segregated tribes in the last cycle set in the Cook Islands.

“I wish we had a little more guts to stick with it, but I don’t run a network, and I don’t run `Survivor’ so don’t know what (else was in play),” Probst says.

So what do you think worked, or didn’t work, in other “Survivor” seasons? And more importantly, check out the season premiere of “Survivor” at 8 p.m. Thursday and let us know.

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(19 new castaways, (alphabetical) Alex Angarita, Kenward “Boo” Bernis, Yau-Man Chan, Earl Cole, Jessica Deben, Erica Durousseau, Cassandra Franklin, Liliana Gomez, Andria “Dre” Herd, Stacy Kimball, Sylvia Kwan, Mookie Lee, Lisette “Lisi” Linares, James Reid, Edgardo Rivera, Anthony Robinson, Gary Stritesky and Michelle Yi, are set to compete when “Survivor: Fiji” premieres at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 on CBS.)
Photo: Bill Inoshita/CBS

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Next Top Model?

Here kitty, kitty. Time to check out the latest faces on the catwalk we call “America’s Next Top Model.”

In this eighth cycle, we’ll check out the 13 fierce finalists fighting for the right to look gorgeous and hang around other beautiful people.

I was thinking about what Miss J told me last month, about how models aren’t supposed to be the most beautiful woman in the room, but the most interesting one.

Haven’t really seen that yet on the show, but maybe this season.

This season, “Model” promises “tougher challenges and photo shoots ranging from the very glamorous to high-tech to controversial,” while the women live under one roof in a posh Los Angeles mansion.

The two-hour premiere remiere of “America’s Next Top Model” airs at 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 28 on the CW. And here are your finalists:
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Name: Brittany

Occupation: Bartender

Age: 21

Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

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Name: Cassandra

Occupation: College Student

Age: 24

Hometown: Seattle, Washington

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Name: Diana

Occupation: College Student

Age: 21

Hometown: Garfield, New Jersey

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Name: Dionne

Occupation: College Student

Age: 20

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama

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Name: Felicia

Occupation: Sales Associate

Age: 19

Hometown: Houston, Texas

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Name: Jael

Occupation: Band Manager

Age: 22

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

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Name: Jaslene

Occupation: Online College Admissions Advisor

Age: 20

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

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Name: Kathleen

Occupation: Hairstylist

Age: 20

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

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Name: Natasha

Occupation: College Student

Age: 21

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

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Name: Renee

Occupation: Stay-At-Home-Mom

Age: 20

Hometown: Maui, Hawaii

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Name: Samantha

Occupation: Sales Associate

Age: 19

Hometown: Pinson, Alabama

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Name: Sarah

Occupation: Photographer

Age: 20

Hometown: Lake Zurich, Illinois

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Name: Whitney

Occupation: College Student

Age: 21

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Florida

The winner of The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model” will be managed by Elite Model Management. She also receives a $100,000 contract with cosmetics giant CoverGirl. Finally, the winner will appear on the cover and six-page fashion spread in Seventeen magazine.

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