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One crazy blonde is as good (or bad) as another.

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

So I guess they ran out of methods for mutual self-promotion. Except for this one last way to get headlines: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi are no longer together.

They met on “The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love,” danced on “Dancing with the Stars” and milked their fame on “Extra” and “Drop Dead Diva” and whatever else they did that I’ve gone out of my way to ignore.

Tenley Molzahn is busy sort of flirting with Kiptyn Locke (major upgrade from Jake), Gia Allemand is back with her ex-boyfriend and Ali Fedotowsky has a bunch of other guys to deal with.

So Jake is pretty much stuck with … Kate Gosselin? Hey, they are both overly intense and earnest and seemed to get along well on DWTS. Why not? And if they start dating now, it will save us the trouble of ever dealing with Kate on her own *special* season of “The Bachelorette.”

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I picked the guy on the left as the hottest. Other readers picked the guy on the right.

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

Of course he does — I wrote the list!

And I stand by including Bob Guiney, despite the shock of many readers. Bob had personality. And apparently a very dirty mind. And I didn’t want to flood the list with guys just from Seasons 5 and 6.

Besides, someone like Kiptyn Locke — who also made the list — is undeniably gorgeous, but his personality never translated on “The Bachelorette.”

But it’s true, as one BacheloretteFans.com reader noted, Reid Rosenthal and Bob Guiney are in a different category from the “hotties with the bodies.”

Anyway, check out the Top 10 Hottest Bachelors in ‘Bachelorette’ History and vote in the poll for your favorite. Right now Kiptyn Locke and Jesse Beck are just about tied for the top spot.

Reid, you will always be hottest to me. Sorry. You’re stuck with me for life. Or at least until Graham Bunn catches my eye again. Check back in five minutes or so.

Wait! Before you go, consider “liking” the BacheloretteFans.com Facebook page. My sister-in-law Heather did it, so you should, too!

We have centuries of faith and love with Godric. But we don't have any decent photos. Sorry.

Godric. Always good to see him, even if it’s in an SS uniform in Nazi Germany. (I missed you, Allan Hyde!)

“True Blood” Season 3 Episode 2 just passed gently into that good night and I’m happy to report the one-liners were as strong as ever.

This photo isn't much better. Sorry.

Check out my ramblings here:

Top 20 quotes from ‘True Blood’ Episode 2: ‘Beautifully Broken’

‘True Blood’ recap: Welcome back, Godric! Burn, Lorena, burn

Check out my “True Blood” Examiner page here.

Please and thank you!

It looks like Roberto will be the last man standing ... but does Ali just leave him standing there?

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

Ali Fedotowsky has been giving the Brad “I Don’t Want Either Of You” Womack vibe from day one. As expected, it’s looking like she is currently dating neither Roberto Martinez nor Chris Lambton, her final two as declared early on by Reality Steve.

So Chris Lambton gets the #2 spot. Looks like the big question now is who will be the next Bachelor. What a waste of a season.

Now Steve is coming forward with what he knows so far, which is that she dumps Chris L. at the final rose ceremony. So that leaves Roberto.

Steve says he does not know which of these possibilities Ali chose:

-She chose Roberto and they’re engaged
-She chose Roberto and they’re just dating
-She chose no one

There’s also the possibility that she chose Roberto and they broke up fast. This is the usual Bachelor/Bachelorette scenario.

***UPDATE*** As of June 22, Steve says Ali chose no one. Final answer. ***END OF UPDATE***

***UPDATE 2*** As of July 3, I am not sure of anything: ‘Bachelorette’ finale spoilers: Is Ali Fedotowsky really engaged to Roberto Martinez? Has Reality Steve been ‘Fleissed’? ***END OF UPDATE 2***

But since all of the interviews have described Ali as “satisfied” with her choice if not happy, it sounds like an early-rather-than-later breakup. No one is even feigning a short burst of joy.

Besides, she probably just wants to go on “Dancing with the Stars” anyway. And whatever happened to that guy she was supposedly seeing back in SanFran?

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Anyway, here is a good portion of what Reality Steve posted today:

…I just don’t think I’m gonna find out any more than I already know, until the “After the Final Rose” episode tapes. So why not just release now what I know and let the cards fall where they may? It’s what I get bombarded with on email every day anyway, so I figured I might as well just tell people what I’ve been told. They can think what they want after that. If I’m wrong, so be it. But I feel strongly the information I’ve been given is correct.

Back in my blog post on 5/20, I said:

I can say this. The reason I am not running with anything is because I am not sure of the end result of the show. I mean, I’ve known all along there is one guy between Chris and Roberto that Ali DOESN’T choose, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I know the ending. The way I see it, that leaves three possibilities remaining for the other guy:

-She chose him and they’re engaged
-She chose him and they’re just dating
-She chose no one

I know that there is no tricky ending with someone returning or anything like that and I know for certain that one of those two wasn’t chosen. I just don’t know what the result is with the other one.

Really, part of the reason is I’m just tired of getting asked about it, so I figured I’d let people in on everything I know and they can draw their own conclusions. There are a lot of rumors out there floating around, and even US Weekly ran with some stuff this week (which I’ll get to in a second) that really has me questioning what the hell they’re doing. Anyway, I’ve said for almost a month now, that between Chris and Roberto at the final two, I always knew there was one guy she didn’t choose. That person is Chris Lambton. So all the Chris Lambton lovers may now either breathe a sigh of relief that he’s single, or start hyperventilating because you’re so upset he’s not with Ali. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. So any sites reporting Ali is with/engaged to Chris Lambton…better luck time. Chris was rejected at the final rose ceremony. You took a 50/50 shot in the dark, and you guessed wrong. We have some parting gifts for you on your way out the door. Nice try.

And since there are no tricky endings, that leaves Roberto. Is she with him or is she single? Still not quite sure, however, overwhelming evidence that has been told to me says that Ali is a single woman today and she didn’t choose him either. Put it this way: I’ve heard from FIVE different sources who have told me that she’s single. As of two days ago, it was only three sources. Two more came forward in the last 48 hours and also told me. So if you’re asking me what I think happens at the end of the show, I’ll tell you that Ali is a single woman and didn’t choose anybody at the final rose ceremony. Is there a chance this could be wrong? I guess. But I highly doubt it. I trust the people I’ve spoken with. So that’s what I know.

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There's my boy Miles sitting in the front. Everyone else is distractingly boring. OK, maybe not Abdi.

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

Thank God. I finally have something to watch.

I get feverish when “Project Runway” is off season. True, True Blood” is fulfilling my camp needs. And I’m pathetic in my obsession with “The Bachelorette.” But it’s pure junk food.

I need something that mixes junk food camp with inspiring creative vision. In short, I need “Project Runway.” Or so I thought.

Turns out I just needed “Work of Art,” which is not just reminiscent of “Project Runway” it is “Project Runway,” just with artists. AKA The Only Group Of People Crazier And More Pretentious Than Designers.

Perfect. Obvious. About Flipping Time.

Abdi shows off his portrait of Ryan. I wish this had won last week.

I love this show. I also know nothing about art. Not a problem since I know even less about fashion. (Yes, I’m the girl buying clothes at Walmart. Sorry.) But I know plenty about drama and I say bravo to Bravo for finding a banner PR replacement. (Suck it, Lifetime.)

“Work of Art” has 14 quirky contestants/characters who make hilarious bitchy comments to the camera, just like PR. It has China Chow as the Heidi Klum equivalent and cute foreign Simon de Pury as the cute  Tim Gunn mentor. It even has people announcing how much time is left and telling the camera that everyone is “running around” and scrambling.

That’s PR. And “Top Chef,” but still … this is better than “Top Chef.” You can’t taste food on TV. You can’t even smell it. But you can see art. You can experience it through the TV, even if it’s diluted and dripping with eye roll-worthy irony — ala someone making a sculpture that includes the phrase “I hate reality TV.”

The winner of this thing gets a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and a cash prize of $100,000.

Update: I’m over Miles. Abdi should win.

Last week the artists were paired up and each had to create a portrait of the other. Miles Mendenhall — arguably the most adorably eccentric person on television right now — won for his death portrait of Nao Bustamante. Nao, by the way, is not responsible for how much you think her art lacks.

Miles' winning portrait of Nao from last week.

I love Miles. Love, love, love Miles. Not so much in love with his OCD and how often he talks about it. But I love Miles. Especially when he jumped in this week to announce that Trong Nguyen’s anti-reality TV sculpture was “distractingly boring.”

Ha!

And true!

Miles is very aware of his place on this show. Having said that, I think Abdi Farah should’ve won that first challenge for his amazing and arresting portrait of Ryan Shultz. I feel like I now know Ryan just from Abdi’s portrait. Isn’t that the point? Or part of the point? Was there a point?

Just now on “The Shape of Things to Come,” the second episode of the first season, the artists had to create a sculpture out of materials from an appliance graveyard.

Miles stayed the star of the show, from talking about his OCD to taking a nap to making everyone sick with chemicals to lying to Jaclyn Santos about potential hair loss. He’s an odd cod.  He reminds me of Brett Clouser from “Survivor: Samoa.” In a good way.

Miles did some performance art by sleeping on his work in the gallery. Abdi did a statue with a TV head holding a remote control.

I was underwhelmed by the creativity in general this week, but it’s already clear that Miles and Abdi are the most talented artists on the show. But I’ve already said I don’t know anything about art, so take that for the nothing it’s worth.

Miles won this week. Again. Two weeks in a row and the show has only been on for two weeks. He said if they keep giving him free food, free beer and free art supplies he’ll stay here as long as they want. This kid was made for reality TV. And the producers know it.

Miles is anything but distractingly boring.

The elimination came down to Judith Braun, Jamie Lynn Henderson and Trong. Trong’s “distractingly boring” piece knocking reality TV sent him home.

Reality TV has spoken!

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Here are the 12 artists left, from the original 14:

* Abdi Farah, 22 — Resides in: Baltimore, Maryland
* Erik Johnson, 30 — Resides in: Chicago, Illinois
* Jaclyn Santos, 25 — Resides in: Manhattan, New York
* Jamie Lynn Henderson, 24 — Resides in: Chicago, Illinois
* John Parot, 39 — Resides in: Los Angeles, California
* Judith Braun, 61 — Resides in: New York City, New York
* Mark Velasquez, 32 — Resides in: Santa Maria, California
* Miles Mendenhall, 23 — Resides in: Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Nao Bustamante, 46 — Resides in: Troy, New York
* Nicole Nadeau, 25 — Resides in: Manhattan, New York
* Peregrine Honig, 32 — Resides in: Kansas City, Missouri
* Ryan Shultz, 26 — Resides in: Chicago, Illinois

To quote those great sages, Bill & Ted: "Whoa." Jesse Beck looks goooood with a buzz cut.

Since I am already missing Jesse “Peculiar” Beck and his amazing tattoos singing voice, I am happy to see his name on the list of 19 (what happened to 20?) bachelors and bachelorettes competing in “Bachelor Pad” this summer. Not sure what happened to Justin “Rated-R” Rego — who was on AstroChicks’ early list — but he is not on Reality Steve’s list.

Read the whole cast list and details about the show right here.

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That poor child. Actually, Terry will probably be a good dad.

By Gina Carbone
gina_carbone@comcast.net

I don’t know if this season of “True Blood” is going to be good or not. But it’s clear the quotes are going to be as strong as they were in season 2. Thank God for that.

Click here for my top 13 quotes from the season 3 premiere, “Bad Blood.” (Or “Pack of Wolves,” depending on the press release.)

And click here for my long stream of consciousness recap of the premiere.

Here’s a quote taste: 

Tara: “Trash is as trash does.”
Arlene: “I’m sorry you fell in love with a serial killer, all right? But honestly, who here hasn’t?”

Not sure what Kirk is doing there with Roberto and Chris, but maybe he'll have scrapbook sessions with his bachelorettes.

I just love the idea that someone other than Reality Steve has a “source” with some spoilers on “The Bachelor”/”Bachelorette.”

Astrochicks had some intel the other day about Bachelor Pad and today they are jumping ahead to the next season of “The Bachelor.”

“A lovely young lady who auditioned for the show” told Astrochicks that an ABC casting director told her the season 15 Bachelor would be chosen from Ali Fedotowsky’s season of “The Bachelorette.”

As usual. We haven’t had fresh meat since Matt Grant on “London Calling.”

Anyway, to quote the Astrochicks post:

“In fact, they told her they have narrowed it down to Roberto Martinez, Chris Lambton, Kirk DeWindt, and Craig Robinson a Reality Steve lookalike. Why are they naming the final four? ABC casting wants to gauge each girls response over which Bachelor they would prefer as their potential hubby. A reality marketing survey I guess. So ladies, who would you prefer to wake up next to each morning? Bachelor A, B, C, or D?  I guess Mike Fleiss doesn’t want to choose a Bachelor the girls might hate. Smart!”

Craig R. as the next Bachelor? Are you crazy? This must be a joke.

There’s more to the post. Put on your conspiracy theory hat:

“If my source is correct, which I definitely think she is, ABC isn’t even considering a new Bachelor.  Does this mean Ali chose no one in the final rose ceremony? Is this why Reality Steve hasn’t found out the final scoop yet? Maybe! Or does it mean ABC doesn’t want to give away the show finale? Or does Mike Fleiss and ABC casting want to play it safe by naming all four, when in fact they are only looking at three of the four guys?”

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I’ve said it every chance I’ve been given and sometimes when I know no one is listening: I think Ali is not seeing either of the final two guys (Roberto and Chris).

I can’t take seriously the idea of “bulls–t detector” Craig as the next Bachelor. Please.

And as much as I am starting to love Scrapbook Kirk, I want Roberto to be the next Bachelor. Maybe they wouldn’t give him the usual group of generic white chicks. If Chris is named the next Bachelor he’s probably going to get that exact group of generic chicks — straight off the ABC conveyor belt. Not interested.

I like Chris, but I’m not feeling Chris. I’m definitely on Team Roberto this season, and if Ali does cut him loose I’d be happy to spend a few more months with him. Gracias!

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This is the beginning.

I’m late! Oh well. It’s my birthday month. I’ve earned the right to push time back a bit.

Here’s the list of June 2010 premieres and finales, as copied wholesale from AOL TV. Enjoy!

Colby is gunning to be the new Jeff Probst.

Oh, and “True Blood” fans, catch up on stuff here at my new HBO Examiner page (this is where I’ll be posting my recaps, starting with the season 3 premiere on Sunday, June 13 — woo hoo!) and here in my little “True Blood” blog archive.

By the way, I hope to get through life without ever firing a gun, but I plan to watch “Top Shot” every Sunday at 10 p.m. on The History Channel (starting tonight — June 6) because Colby Donaldson is the host. I support you, Hershey bar!

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Tuesday, June 1
8:00 PM – ‘America’s Got Talent’ (NBC) 5th season premiere
8:00 PM – ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ (FOX) 7th season premiere
8:00 PM – ‘Wipeout Blind Date’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘One Big Happy Family’ (ABC) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘A Special Edition of 20/20: Real Superhumans’ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ’9 by Design’ (Bravo) 1st season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Jersey Couture’ (Oxygen) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘The Little Couple’ (TLC) 3rd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Losing It With Jillian’ (NBC) series premiere
11:00 PM – ‘Downtown Girls’ (MTV) series premiere
11:00 PM – ‘Ideal’ (IFC) 4th season finale

Wednesday, June 2
8:00 PM – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 3 (Versus) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Are We There Yet?’ (TBS) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Ghost Hunters Academy’ (Syfy) 1st season mid-season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘The Real World/Road Rules Challenge’ (MTV) 19th season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ (TLC) 3rd season premiere
10:30 PM – ‘Tosh.0′ (Comedy Central) 2nd season mid-season premiere
11:00 PM – ‘Half Pint Brawlers’ (Spike) series premiere

Thursday, June 3
8:00 PM – ‘Creating Synthetic Life’ (Science) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘Weird, True & Freaky’ (Animal Planet) 2nd season finale
8:30 PM – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Burn Notice’ (USA) 4th season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Creating Synthetic Life: Your Questions Answered’ (Science) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 1′ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘The Real Housewives of New York City’ (Bravo) 3rd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Royal Pains’ (USA) 2nd season premiere
11:00 PM – ‘Fugitive Chronicles’ (A&E) 1st season finale
11:00 PM – ‘Watch What Happens: Live’ (Bravo) 2nd season finale

Friday, June 4
7:00 PM – ‘The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 4′ (Versus) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Flashpoint’ (CBS) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Whale Wars’ (Animal Planet) 3rd season premiere

Saturday, June 5
12:00 AM – ‘The Neistat Brothers’ (HBO) series premiere
8:00 PM – ‘Three Rivers’ (CBS) 1st season mid-season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Freshman Father’ (Hallmark) special presentation

Sunday, June 6
7:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ (ABC) special presentation
7:00 PM – ‘The Making of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ (NBC) special presentation
7:30 PM – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
7:30 PM – ‘Sons of Tucson’ (FOX) 1st season mid-season premiere
8:00 PM – ’2010 MTV Movie Awards Pre-Show’ (MTV) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 2′ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 5 [if necessary]‘ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ’2010 MTV Movie Awards’ (MTV) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Drop Dead Diva’ (Lifetime) 2nd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Expedition Great White’ (National Geographic) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Holmes on Homes’ (HGTV) 7th season finale
9:00 PM – ‘Ice Road Truckers’ (History) 4th season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘The Next Food Network Star’ (Food) 6th season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Kate Plus 8: 6th Birthday Surprise’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Kate Plus 8: Inside Kate’s World’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Top Shot’ (History) series premiere
11:00 PM – ‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’ (MTV) series premiere

Monday, June 7
8:00 PM – ‘Behind the Music’ (VH1) 2nd season premiere
8:00 PM – ‘Last Comic Standing’ (NBC) 7th season premiere
8:00 PM – ‘Lie to Me’ (FOX) 2nd season mid-season premiere
8:00 PM – ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ (ABC Family) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘American Pickers’ (History) 2nd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Smash His Camera’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘VH1 Hip Hop Honors: Dirty South’ (VH1) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘All Worked Up’ (TruTV) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Last American Cowboy’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Mega Bites’ (TLC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Neighbors from Hell’ (TBS) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Nurse Jackie’ (Showtime) 2nd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Pawn Stars’ (History) 3rd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Persons Unknown’ (NBC) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood’ (Oxygen) 5th season finale
10:30 PM – ‘The United States of Tara’ (Showtime) 2nd season finale
11:00 PM – ‘Dance Your A** Off’ (Oxygen) 2nd season premiere

Tuesday, June 8
8:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘The Lazy Environmentalist’ (Sundance) 2nd season finale
8:00 PM – ‘Pretty Little Liars’ (ABC Family) series premiere
8:30 PM – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Human Spider’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Bait Car’ (TruTV) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Glee’ (FOX) 1st season finale
9:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 3′ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Human Bird’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Justified’ (FX) 1st season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt’ (Bravo) special presentation
11:00 PM – ‘US Navy: Pirate Hunters’ (Spike) special presentation
11:30 PM – ‘Marriage Under Construction’ (HGTV) 1st season finale

Wednesday, June 9
8:00 PM – ‘CMT Music Awards 2010′ (CMT) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 6 [if necessary]‘ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘You’re Cut Off’ (VH1) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Bridal Bootcamp’ (VH1) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘How’d You Get So Rich?’ (TV Land) 2nd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Monsters Inside Me’ (Animal Planet) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Sh*t They Should Have Shown’ (MTV) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman’ (Science) series premiere)
10:00 PM – ‘Top Chef Masters’ (Bravo) 2nd season finale
10:30 PM – ‘The Singing Bee’ (CMT) 3rd season mid-season premiere
10:30 PM – ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ (Discovery) 1st season finale
11:00 PM – ‘Work of Art: The Next Great Artist’ (Bravo) series premiere

Thursday, June 10
8:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ (ABC) special presentation
8:30 PM – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 4′ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Selling New York’ (HGTV) 1st season finale
9:00 PM – ‘Smoking Gun Presents’ (TruTV) 8th season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Bethenny’s Getting Married’ (Bravo) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Penn & Teller: Bulls***!’ (Showtime) 8th season premiere
10:30 PM – ‘The Green Room With Paul Provenza’ (Showtime) series premiere

Friday, June 11
8:00 PM – ’2010 Fifa World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert’ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7 [if necessary]‘ (NBC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Gator 911′ (CMT) 1st season finale
9:00 PM – ‘Stargate Universe’ (Syfy) 1st season finale
9:30 PM – ‘Danger Coast’ (CMT) 1st season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ (HBO) 8th season mid-season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Stranged’ (Discovery) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘The Whitest Kids U’Know’ (IFC) 4th season premiere
10:30 PM – ‘Fabulous Cakes’ (TLC) 1st season finale
10:30 PM – ‘Glenn Martin DDS’ (Nick at Nite) 2nd season premiere
11:00 PM – ‘Paul F. Tompkins: You Should Have Told Me’ (Comedy Central) special presentation

Saturday, June 12
10:30 PM – ‘The Jaquie Brown Diaries’ (Logo) series premiere

Sunday, June 13
7:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Life: Game Night [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
7:30 PM – ‘NBA Countdown [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘The 64th Annual Tony Awards’ (CBS) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 5 [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
8:00 PM – ‘Sunday Best’ (BET) 3rd season finale
8:00 PM – ‘Unnatural History’ (Cartoon Network) series premiere
9:00 PM – ’25 Years of Discovery’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘True Blood’ (HBO) 3rd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Atlas 4-D: Hawaii’ (Discovery) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Breaking Bad’ (AMC) 3rd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘HGTV Design Star’ (HGTV) 5th season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami’ (E!) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘VH1 Storytellers: Christian Aguilera’ (VH1) special presentation
10:30 PM – ‘Holly’s World’ (E!) series premiere

Monday, June 14
8:30 PM – ‘Little People, Big World’ (TLC) 6th season finale
9:00 PM – ‘Dirty Jobs: The Dirty Truth’ (Discover) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘For Neda’ (HBO) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Food Buddha’ (TLC) special presentation
10:30 PM – ‘Warren the Ape’ (MTV) series premiere

Tuesday, June 15
8:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Life: Game Night [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
8:30 PM – ‘NBA Countdown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Cupcake Wars’ (Food) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List’ (Bravo) 6th season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 6 [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘The Big Gay Sketch Show’ (Logo) 3rd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Double Exposure’ (Bravo) series premiere

Wednesday, June 16
9:00 PM – ‘Man v. Food’ (Food) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Top Chef’ (Bravo) 7th season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Bert the Conqueror’ (Travel) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Hot in Cleveland’ (TV Land) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘The Real World/ Road Rules Challenge: Reunion Special’ (MTV) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Repossessed!’ (National Geographic) 1st season finale
10:30 PM – ‘Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns’ (TBS) 3rd season finale
11:30 PM – ‘Tough as Nails’ (HGTV) 1st season finale

Thursday, June 17
8:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Life: Game Night [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
8:30 PM – ‘My First Sale’ (HGTV) 1st season finale
8:30 PM – ‘NBA Coutndown’ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘NBA Finals, Game 7 [if necessary]‘ (ABC) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Scariest Moments at Sea’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:30 PM – ‘The NewNowNext Awards Pre-Show’ (Logo) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘The NewNowNext Awards’ (Logo) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Supreme Court of Comedy’ (DirecTV) 3rd season premiere

Friday, June 18
8:00 PM – ‘Past Life’ (FOX) series finale
9:00 PM – ‘Discovery Saved My Life’ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Gavin & Stacey’ (BBC America) 3rd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Battle of the Wedding Planners’ (TLC) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘CMT Crossroads: John Mayer and Keith Urban’ (CMT) special presentation

Saturday, June 19
8:00 PM – ‘Last Chance Highway’ (Animal Planet) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Dad’s Home’ (Hallmark) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Man vs. Wild: Top 25′ (Discovery) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ (Spike) 11th season finale

Sunday, June 20
7:00 PM – ‘The Phantom’ (Syfy) mini-series premiere
7:00 PM – ”Til Death’ (FOX) series finale
9:00 PM – ‘Leverage’ (TNT) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘The Phantom’ (Syfy) mini-series finale
9:00 PM – ‘Scoundrels’ (ABC) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘The Tudors’ (Showtime) series finale
10:00 PM – ‘The Gates’ (ABC) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘The Real L Word’ (Showtime) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Guys Choice 2010′ (Spike) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Treme’ (HBO) 1st season finale

Monday, June 21
9:00 PM – ‘Gasland’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Saving Grace’ (TNT) series finale
9:00 PM – ‘Total Drama World Tour’ (Cartoon Network) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Ultimate Car Build Off’ (Discovery) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Heartland Thunder’ (Discovery) series premiere

Tuesday, June 22
8:00 PM – ‘Wipeout’ (ABC) 3rd season premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Downfall’ (ABC) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘HawthoRNe’ (TNT) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Michael Jackson and Bubbles the Chimp’ (Animal Planet) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Inedible to Incredible’ (TLC) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Memphis Beat’ (TNT) series premiere

Wednesday, June 23
10:00 PM – ‘Cedric the Entertainer’s Urban Circus’ (TBS) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Jimmy Kimmel Life: Twilight Saga: Total Eclipse of the Heart’ (ABC) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Peep Show’ (BBC America) 4th season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Sunset Daze’ (WE) 1st season finale

Thursday, June 24
9:00 PM – ‘Rookie Blue’ (ABC) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Boston Med’ (ABC) series premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Futurama’ (Comedy Central) 6th season premiere

Friday, June 25
9:40 PM – ‘Not Going Out’ (BBC America) 3rd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Party Down’ (Starz) 2nd season finale
10:30 PM – ‘Gravity’ (Starz) 1st season finale

Saturday, June 26
12:00 AM – ‘Jeffrey & Cole Casserole’ (Logo) series premiere
7:00 PM – ‘MLB Prime Time Special’ (FOX) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Lake Placid 3′ (Syfy) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘You Lucky Dog’ (Hallmark) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage’ (VH1) special presentation
11:00 PM – ‘Juston McKinney: Middle Class Hole’ (Comedy Central) special presentation

Sunday, June 27
8:00 PM – ‘Bet Awards ’10′ (BET) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards’ (CBS) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business’ (VH1) 1st season finale
9:00 PM – ‘Ellen’s Somewhat Special Special’ (TBS) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Award: Mike Nichols’ (TV Land) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Comedy Festival Special’ (TBS) special presentation
10:00 PM – ‘Hung’ (HBO) 2nd season premiere
10:30 PM – ‘Entourage’ (HBO) 7th season premiere

Monday, June 28
9:00 PM – ‘Kevorkian’ (HBO) special presentation
9:00 PM – ‘Huge’ (ABC Family) series premiere
9:00 PM – ‘Intervention’ (A&E) 9th season premiere
9:30 PM – ’6teen’ (Cartoon Network) series finale
10:00 PM – ‘Make It or Break It’ (ABC Family) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Obsessed’ (A&E) 2nd season premiere

Tuesday, June 29
10:00 PM – ‘Ashes to Ashes’ (BBC America) 2nd season finale
10:00 PM – ‘Rescue Me’ (FX) 6th season premiere
10:15 PM – ‘Food Party’ (IFC) 2nd season finale
11:00 PM – ‘Louie’ (FX) series premiere

Wednesday, June 30
9:30 PM – ‘Are We There Yet?’ (TBS) 1st season finale
10:00 PM – ‘In Plain Sight’ (USA) 3rd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Locked Up Abroad’ (National Geogrpahic) 4th season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Raising Sextuplets’ (WE) 2nd season premiere
10:00 PM – ‘Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns’ (TBS) 4th season premiere

We may not be free of The Wrestler, The Hair and The Weatherman.

Here’s another piece to “The Bachelor Pad” casting puzzle. Match this with what Reality Steve already dished last week and we’re getting somewhere.

This is like an all-stars season of “Survivor” where players compete in back-to-back seasons.

In addition to Gia, Kiptyn, Tenley, etc., this list from Astro Chicks implies that three guys from Ali Fedotowsky’s still ongoing season of “The Bachelorette” will also be in the house when the show starts August 9 on ABC: Justin Rego, Craig McKinnon and Jonathan Novack.

Yeah. The Wrestler, The Hair and The Weatherman. Three of the most annoying characters of the season. So thanks for that.

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Anyway, here’s  a portion of the Astro Chicks post today:

“According to an anonymous source that sent me a nice little email package,  they were taken to an undisclosed location on Saturday, went into hiding today and start shooting tomorrow on June 7th.

“ABC originally chose 40 potential cast members to appear on the show. Each one had to take a blood and piss test to make sure they didn’t have any gnarly diseases. I guess they didn’t want anyone ‘spreading the love’ …

“Here’s the partial list I have received. From Jake Pavelka’s season:  Tenley Molzahn, Velsha Salvage, Elizabeth Kitt and Gia Allemand. From Jason Mesnick’s season: Natalie Gertz and Nikki Kappke. Also, David Good, Kiptyn Locke, Wes Hayden and Matthue Johnson from Jillian’s season. A random chick from season two, Gwen Giola and several other cast members from season six as well.  To top it off, it’s reported that a few guys from Ali’s season will be on the show as well. Crazy Craig M. who was absolutely hilarious and guaranteed to be the resident douche.  Also, cry baby weatherman Jonathan Novak and Justin ‘Rated R’ Rego who definitely not miss out on free publicity. I’m surprised no former winners of past seasons like Deanna Pappas or Jesse Csincsak. What no Holly Durst or Michael Stagliano? Hopefully, the list is correct.”

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Here’s a reminder of what the show is supposed to be about:

BACHELOR PAD – PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) – Twenty of the most unforgettable contestants/suitors from the hit franchise “The Bachelor” will reunite – all under one roof – for the all-new series “Bachelor Pad.” The series, the first “all-star” reunion from previous seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” will feature the participants living together in a house in a competitive reality show. The show will also offer the 20 now-single contestants a “second chance” at finding love, something that didn’t quite work out during their first stint on “The Bachelor” or “The Bachelorette.”

Each week the reunited contestants will compete in challenges, some of which are inspired by incidents from prior seasons. Each two-hour episode will conclude with evictions from the residence. At the end of the six-episode run, one contestant will emerge victorious and will take home a cash prize — and who knows, maybe even have found “the one.” Participants and further details about the prize will be announced at a later date.

“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” host Chris Harrison will host “Bachelor Pad.” Executive producers of “Bachelor Pad” are Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton and Jay Bienstock. The series is from Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

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