BB3′s Tonya…In Trouble!

Thanks to our Hevnlee who found this out! According to TMZ, Tonya “is accused of causing a multi-vehicle car crash outside of Springfield last summer that resulted in the deaths of two people. After a lengthy investigation, Tonya was arrested on May 27, 2010 and charged with aggravated DUI, reckless homicide, reckless driving and speeding.”…

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BB’s Kevin & Lydia Start Webshow

Per their new website, http://www.poptalkwebshow.com/, Kevin and Lydia want everyone to know … “WE’RE LAUNCHING SOON! We are a web-based talk show that focuses on all things POP! We promise to bring you a fresh new spin on your your favorite Reality TV shows like BIG BROTHER, SURVIVOR, AMAZING RACE, PROJECT RUNWAY, and MANY MORE! In…

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BB12 Finalists have been notified!

Yakksters, we have confirmation from Real Networks that the finalists for Big Brother 12 have been notified. Real Customer Support has confirmed, via Kassting Inc., that those of you still waiting by the phone for the call will have to try again next season, unfortunately. This season’s finalists have been contacted and are ready to…

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Change-up in BB12 Live Feeds

We here at the Yak recently got word (thanks to our very own SaintDagame) that there’ll be a slight change in your Live Feed viewing this summer…but don’t fret! Essentially, Superpass won’t be working with old BB viewers or RealPlayer. You will need to update your version of Adobe Flash (can be done here), as…

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Is Big Brother 12 Going To Be The Last?

Scouting around the ‘net, in anticipation for yet another season of our glorious summer staple, Big Brother, I found this little tidbit for y’all to peruse. Keep in mind, nothing is confirmed with CBS/BB either, this is all speculation and as the source site states as well, the UK version of Big Brother will be concluding after this next season, so there may have been confusion with that. And as always, you can join us in our forum to discuss!

So, in a recent interview with BuddyTV, James Rhine has stated that there was a rumor circulating amongst BB veterans that the 12th season would be the last. The network hasn’t made any statement regarding this, and one would think it would obviously depend on the ratings for this upcoming season as to whether or not it would be renewed. Considering the aridness of television during the summer, I would think that something that’s been going on for as long as Big Brother has would be renewed. What would CBS fill in all those timeslots with?

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Big Brother 10 Renny Martyn Wants Your Vote!

[singlepic id=252 w=100 h=180 float=right]Big Brother 10′s Renny Martyn Wants Your Vote To Host Her Own Show! Reality show founding father Mark Burnett is partnering up with none other than Oprah Winfrey to find the next TV star and are asking people to submit their videos for contention. Well, who would have guessed it, but…

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Amazing Race 17 (Spoilers included)

[singlepic id=247 w=180 h=110 float=right]The 17th season of The Amazing Race began shooting last week, and according to the Reality Blurred website, many of the teams have already been identified. The teams were caught in action from the start, leaving from Boston this year.  They have been spotted in such locations as London and Ghana.…

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Bret Michaels Rumored to replace Simon on American Idol

[singlepic id=248 w=120 h=200 float=right]Since performing on the finale of American Idol in May, Bret Michaels has now emerged as the new favorite to replace Simon Cowell as an American Idol judge, who has now left an open seat at the judges table after nine seasons. The show, and Simon himself, took note of the reception Bret Michaels received that night, and is now looking a bit closer at him, sources say.

Michaels had said that he ignored the advice of his MDs, and did the show anyway, performing a duet with 3rd place finalist Casey James. Michaels, who as you know has been in and out of the hospital recently is still recovering from his near fatal brain hemorrhage and recent stroke, received a standing ovation from the Idol crowd when he came out crooning “Every Rose has it’s Thorn.”

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Gary Coleman, Dead at 42.

[singlepic id=245 w=180 h=100 float=left]Just heard the horrible news that Gary Coleman has passed away at the age of 42 from a brain hemorrhage. Coleman gained his stardom after playing younger brother “Arnold” on the hit series ‘Different Strokes’ in 1978 at the tender age of 10.  In his later years, he had been plagued with…

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Lee and Crystal – Record Deals Signed

[singlepic id=244 w=280 h=190 float=right]Less than 24 hours after Lee was announced as winner of American Idol, both Lee and Crystal have now signed at the bottom line.  Yep, both have their deals signed and sealed!  According to the Crystal Bowersox Blog (and a great big thanks to them for keeping us updated on Crystal…

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So You Think You Can Dance Season Debut!

[singlepic id=246 w=320 h=240 float=left]Do we have any SYTYCD fans out there?  Yeah, I am most definietly one of them.  I just love watching, and wishing, that I could dance like that.

The 2010 season started off very nice, with some terrific dancers!  Most notably missing from the action however was Mary Murphy, whom I know many, many people miss dearly.  I was a fan of her dance knowledge, but not so much the screaming fits she would have.  To each their own thought!  Many in our forum outright miss her and think the new panel is too subdued.  I actually enjoyed it.  I am also very happy to see Mia Michaels returning to the show, and really hope she will be choreographing many of the dances this year.  No one beats her in my opinion.  She has always been the choreographer on the dances that touch me most.

The dancer that made it through that stood out the most to me last night however was Teddy.  You may remember him last year, little blond kid who was wearing a very stand out lime green with plaid-ish shirt – I loved his dancing last year, seemed whimsical.  Last year unfortunately, he didn’t make it out of the Vegas rounds.  This year for his audition, he dressed all in a black suit and tie, and did an incredible, and incredibly sad dance, seeming to end with a sad little boy deciding to end his life.  It was certainly touching, and he had so emotion in it.  It was terrific.

Now for those of you that are fans of the show, you know that this year, SYTYCD powers that be have decided to change up the format.  This year, instead of 20 contestants (10 couples) they have decided to only go with 10 contestants.  Dancing as their partner with them will be “All-Stars” from seasons past.  I am really excited to see some of the All Stars they plan on bringing back.  I have included a list of the “All Stars” due to come back to dance this season at the bottom of this post.  Also different this year, only one dancer will leave each week, and they will switch partners weekly.

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Alicia Keys, pregnant and engaged!

[singlepic id=242 w=120 h=140 float=right]It has been reported that Alicia Keys is now expecting her first child, and is engaged to be married to Producer Swizz Beatz.  Beatz has written songs for such artists as Beyonce, Jay Z and many others.  Beatz was married previously and has two children of his own.  They plan on…

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…and the winner of American Idol is…

[singlepic id=243 w=320 h=240 float=left]So another season of American Idol has come to a close.  How would I wrap up the season?  Well, there were a few good moments, and many boring ones.  I myself was a huge Crystal fan, and thought the final two were the perfect choice.  America got that part of it right.  Crystal deserved the win for sure, having many more great moments during the season than Lee had, however I don’t think she needed it as much as Lee did, so the winning choice still made me happy.  Now I know there are many out there that did not prefer the fawning over Crystal that the judges seemed to do, I myself thought it appropriate however since in my opinion she was that good.  Last year though, I was on the other end of that statement, thinking Adam did not deserve the fawning, so I know it all comes down to taste.

The finale:  Now I don’t know if it’s my age, my taste, a little bit of both, but I personally thought this was one of the best finales AI had ever had.  It almost felt like they called me, and asked who I would like to see perform.  Christina was amazing as usual and I loved her new song, Janet was a terrific surprise although that first song she sang sounded eerily like Michael to me (Plus I would have loved to see Paula out there dancing during “Nasty Boys” seeing as she was a choreographer on the video.  I wonder if they made up yet?  I know they had a major falling out years ago), Michael McDonald was awesome (couldn’t believe he was there since he is noticeably absent from the Doobies ALWAYS), Joe Cocker was great, the Bee Gee’s, Hall and Oates, Chicago, all wonderful, and the surprise visit from Bret Michaels was real neat, although I’m not sure he should be doing things against his doctors orders, probably not smart… I have to say though my favorite moment was Alanis.  The notable change in lyric on “You Oughta Know” (from “Would she go down on you in a theater” to “would she go down with you to a theater”) made me chuckle out loud.  I just wish that segment would have lasted longer, although I know (since I know the lyrics to that song) that there wasn’t too much further they could have gone with that song without getting crazy with the changes or the sensor button!

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