The Celebreality Interview – Heather

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“I always try to get as much information out of my mind as possible,” Heather told us toward the end of our talk with her and considering how epic this interview turned out to be, it’s practically an understatement. Below, we attempt to leave no stone unturned as we grill Heather about her time on Rock of Love Charm School. The plate-throwing. The A-list claims. The exposing of her peers. The pot abuse. The unraveling. All of it and so much more is covered below, as we attempt to make sense of the stuff that, well, didn’t really make too much sense on TV.

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I Love Money 2 Cast Reveal, Day Three – The Hunks

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I Love Money 2 doesn’t premiere for over a month (Feb. 2), but all this week we’re offering you a sneak preview of its cast of 19 Celebreality all-stars. Yesterday, we showed you the Charm School ladies who’ll be competing for the cash and before that, the familiar male faces from multiple VH1 spin-offs that are gracing the Money 2 cast. Today, we’re giving you a look at some man candy…

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Tool Academy: Coming Soon To VH1

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The d’bag gets his day in a new reality series coming from VH1. Check out the details of the forthcoming Tool Academy:

We have all encountered them before: those strutting, preening, over confident alpha-males who lie, cheat, and treat their girlfriends like door mats. They are “tools,” and they desperately need a wake up call. VH1 and 495 Productions are taking 9 of these unsuspecting bad boys and sending them to relationship boot camp in a new series titled Tool Academy. The eight episode series, hosted by Jordan Murphy, is slated to premiere Sunday, January 11 at 10/9c.

The guys, all secretly nominated by their girlfriends, initially believe they are taking part in a competition in search of “Mr. Awesome.” But the tables are turned almost immediately and they quickly learn that they are actually recruits in the Tool Academy, where they will be schooled in proper boyfriend behavior—covering topics like honesty, fidelity, maturity, and communication with resident relationship counselor Trina Dolenz. Each week the guy who shows the least progress in the group is deemed a hopeless tool and dismissed from the academy. But there’s a twist: he must then plead his case before his girlfriend, who decides on the spot if she wants to keep him or kick him to the curb. In the end, only one man will be rewarded for his transformation with a $100,000 cash prize and the title of “Mr. Awesome.”

“This show carries the hope thatburied deep inside even the world’s most incorrigible tool, there may actually be a good boyfriend waiting to be revealed,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President of Programming & Production for VH1. “Sometimes all it takes is a little selfreflection…and eight weeks of intensiveTV therapy.”

Jordan Murphy’s previous hosting duties include all four seasons of NBC’s For Love or Money, USA’s Before & After’noon Movies, and Reality Remix. He has also appeared on such shows as Las Vegas, Scrubs, Charmed, and JAG among others. Murphy is represented by IMG Broadcasting’s Babette Perry and continues to be managed by Kathy Carter.

Trina Dolenz trained as a couples counselor in Cambridge, England, obtaining a Graduate Certificate in Marital and Couples Counseling, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Couples Therapy from the University of East London. She has run private practices in couples therapy in London as well as her adopted home of Los Angeles.

Related content
Tool Academy show page
Tool Academy videos and extras
Tricia Dolenz’s VH1Blog advice column

The Critics Choice Awards Announces Its 2008 Nominees

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Prepare to grab a seat in a local theater, or stock up that Netflix queue. You’re going to want to spend some quality movie time with yourself during the next few weeks. Recommendations abound as of this morning, when the writers and broadcasters who vote in the Critics Choice Awards revealed their list of nominees for an array of 2008 categories. The show, the first to kick off Hollywood’s awards season, airs live January 8 on VH1. Check the above clip for this morning’s kick-off announcement.

What’s made it to the top of their lists? Sean Penn‘s turn as gay icon Harvey Milk in Milk, Brad Pitt‘s reverse-aging work in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the eerie elegance of The Dark Knight, and much, much more. All the nominees are can be found in our CCA site. It’s loaded with video and photos, best and worst lists, and lots more.

Check it all out at Critics Choice Awards.

I Love Money 2 Cast Reveal, Day Two – The Spin-Off Vets (Girls)

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I Love Money 2 doesn’t premiere for over a month (Feb. 2), but all this week we’re offering you a sneak preview of its cast of 19 Celebreality all-stars. [Note that we erroneously said there would be 17 cast members earlier.] Yesterday, we showed you the familiar male faces from multiple VH1 spin-offs that are gracing the Money 2 cast. Today, we’re giving you a look at the females who’ve popped up a few times. Charm School graduate work starts below…

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The Celebreality Interview – Tanedra

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She was raw, and she was emotional, but ultimately, she was talented. And that is what won out in the end: Tanedra is VH1′s first Scream Queen! Below, the victorious actress gives us all the dirt she can on her role in Saw IV, talks about the bits of training she was able to sneak in before the show, mulls over defeating the reality-TV stigma and answers accusations of tokenisms that people have thrown at her because of her race. “They auditioned me and they liked me because of my talent not because, hey, let’s get her in here because we need a black…” she tells us. Indeed!

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