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Check Out 'Groomer Has It,' Tonight On Animal Planet

April 12th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Groomer Has It
Animal Planet enters the world of doggie style with the premiere of its new competition series, "Groomer Has It."

Hosted by Jai Rodriguez ("Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"), "Groomer Has It" sniffs out 12 of America's most devout dog groomers to compete against each other in a test of desire, creativity and affinity for animals as they shave, shear and shampoo their way through a series of challenges that will crown only one as "Groomer of the Year."

The contestants will be put through their paces to see who can turn the shaggiest pooch into a beautiful, prancing pup beginning S...
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'Queer Eye' Kicks Off Final Season Oct. 2

September 15th, 2007 8:15am EDT
Queer Eye
Beginning this October, Bravo puts the spotlight on one of TV's most groundbreaking reality series, the Emmy Award-winning "Queer Eye," which concludes its four-year run with 10 all-new episodes.

"Queer Eye" is all heart as the Fab Fives Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez continue their mission to "make-better" their subjects - beginning with a special premiere episode featuring a "Straight Guy Pageant" hosted by the legendary Susan Lucci on Tuesday, October 2 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

The pageant will reunite the Fab Five with former cast members of...
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Bravo Announces Returning Franchises & New Series Additions

July 16th, 2007 1:22pm EDT
Heidi Klum hosts Project Runway
Bravo just announced a slate of returning franchises and new series additions, as well as a network first a live finale for "Top Chef 3 Miami." The remaining chef'testants, along with the viewers at home, will await the ultimate decision in real-time from this season's judges' table host Padma Lakshmi, head judge Tom Colicchio, judge Gail Simmons, and "Queer Eye's" culinary expert Ted Allen.

Additionally, Bravo announced plans for a fourth season of "Top Chef," which will shoot in a new culinary hotbed Chicago with casting currently underway.

Building upon the success of the net...
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Mya To Judge Wannabe Stars Singing In The Shower

May 31st, 2007 3:40pm EDT
Mya
R&B star Mya has reportedly signed on to judge a quirky new talent show where wannabes sing in the shower. The singer will front a new MTV series, called Shower Power, with reality TV stars Jai Rodriguez and Drew Lachey.

Contestants are asked to perform their favorite tunes while taking a shower on the offbeat new show - but MTV bosses insist none of them will allowed to be nude on camera.

- Mya pictures

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Marie Osmond Joins Judging Panel on 'Celebrity Duets'

August 23rd, 2006 8:49am EDT
Marie Osmond
Singer Marie Osmond has signed on to judge talent competition “Celebrity Duets.” Osmond will join rocker Little Richard and producer David Foster for the competition that pairs recording stars with celebrities not known for their singing.

WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on "Celebrity Duets" premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00...
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Little Richard To Judge 'Celebrity Duets'

August 18th, 2006 3:38pm EDT
Little Richard
Fifties legend Little Richard has signed up to be a judge on new talent show "Celebrity Duets." British music mogul Simon Cowell is producing the new program for Fox, which, similar to BBC show “Just The Two Of Us,” pairs professional singing stars with non-singing celebrities to perform duets.

WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete week...
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Fox Reveals the Stars of 'Celebrity Duets'

August 15th, 2006 3:11pm EDT
Hal Sparks
WWE World Champion Chris Jericho, actress Lucy Lawless, actor Cheech Marin, 2004 Olympic Gold Medal-winning gymnast Carly Patterson, actor/director Alfonso Ribeiro, pop culture guru Jai Rodriguez, actor/comedian Hal Sparks and actress Lea Thompson are the eight celebrities who will compete weekly on "Celebrity Duets" premiering Tuesday, Aug. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Wayne Brady will host the show.

Each week, the celebrity competitors as long as they remain in the competition will be paired with a different recording superstar among Grammy Award-winning and No. 1 artists Clint ...
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Bravo Reports 'Queer Eye' Is Not Cancelled

August 3rd, 2006 9:19am EDT
Queer Eye
Cable network Bravo has slammed reports they have cancelled hit makeover show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. The show features five gay men Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez, who make-over unstylish straight men each week.

Earlier this week, website AfterElton.com quoted culture expert Rodriguez as saying, "We haven't been asked back for 2007... Maybe this is how we are going out with a bang. Everyone (in the group) has big new projects."

However, Bravo has released a statement to entertainment website TMZ.com, saying, "Bravo's Emmy Award-...
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No More 'Queer Eye?'

August 2nd, 2006 8:37am EDT
Jai Rodriguez from Queer Eye
Groundbreaking reality make-over show Queer Eye For The Straight Guy has been cancelled after three seasons, but the stars of the show insist they are still a huge hit with celebrities. The show features five gay men who make-over unstylish straight men each week, and since hitting the screen the camp stylists have been asked to revamp the homes of stars including Jennifer Lopez.

Queer Eye member Jai Rodriguez says the show won't be returning for another season, explaining, "Well, we haven't been asked back for 2007. It's only been three years, but it feels like so much more due to th...
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