Monday July 22, 2013

If you're a fan of The Challenge , and you should be, you MUST check out Juliet Litman's sit down interview with Frank Sweeney, NOW.  Frank comes across as brash if not honest, taking shots at seemingly half the cast.  He calls CT "trash," says that certain cast members snorted Adderall in the house, talks about how he was hazed into huffing by Johnny, and breaks some dating news.  Johnny Bananas is dating Olympic gold medalist Hannah Teter.  Yes, that is correct.  Enjoy the entire interview.

Big Brother 15 's Jeremy McGuire is adamant that he's not a racist, homophobic, or sexist.  Cameras don't lie, but evidently Jeremy does.

A lot of TV news coming out of Comic Con: 

-The men of How I Met Your Mother attempted to assuage any concerns you may have about the plan to span a 56-hour wedding weekend across the entirety of the ninth and final season.  Likening the farewell run to “a little suspense movie,” series co-creator Craig Thomas says that an abundance of HIMYM-style flashbacks and flash-forwards will regularly offer “an escape hatch” to break away from the present-day narrative.

-Here's even more How I Met Your Mother scoop.

-When Walking Dead  leading man Andrew Lincoln was ushered into TVLine’s Comic-Con suite for a Q&A with Michael Ausiello, he turned out to be pretty forthcoming about Season 4 of the AMC hit.  Not only does the actor hint at a “return to the old Rick,” he reveals that the chemistry viewers sensed between the sheriff and Michonne “is being mined much more.” He also opens up about what he calls “the most appalling loss.”

-A bunch of Orphan Black  stuff here.

-A Game of Thrones  prequel?

-Parks & Recreation news?

Does Orange Is The New Black  have a "Jewish problem"?

Kanye West attacked a photographer at LAX?  He's giving my hometown a bad name, again. 

Per Deadline, Bunim/Murray Productions, AEG Live/AEG Network Live, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas are shopping a new documentary series, 
Living with Def Leppard.  The multi-episode project will take viewers into the world of the rock band via the VIVA Hysteria! Concerts, which took place earlier this year at The Joint, and Hard Rock Hotel. Bunim-Murray and AEG Network Live filmed performances of the 35-year-old band and moments from the band members’ point of view. The series also incorporates interviews with Def Leppard fans. It’s the band’s story told by the band, explained the producers, who think it has the potential to become a signature series which will showcase multiple bands.  “This is sure to set a precedent for a new genre of TV custom made for the ultimate rock fans.” Said John Meglen, president and co-CEO of Concerts West/AEG Live.

 Design Star  crowned a new winner last night.  Spoiler alert, it was Tiffany Brooks, a 33-year old mother from Antioch, Illinois.  Brooks, IMHO, should not have even made it to the finale, but she somehow slipped through and the "panel" figured she would have the best bet at holding her own as an HGTV host.  I'm not buying it.  The show has produced very few stars and last night's decision should only add to that trend.