host families casting begins soon for a cross-country road trip Simple Life 2.

host families casting begins soon for a cross-country road trip Simple Life 2.
Invading the lives of one family was enough for The Simple Life, but the second season will apparently thrust Paris and Nicole into the lives of multiple families as the Paris and Nicole travel across the country. Lloyd Grove reports that FOX originally wanted to shoot the next season in Alaska, while Paris wanted to shoot it in Japan. Instead, they’ll road trip across the USA. Bunim-Murray’s home page says they will soon begin casting (at open calls only) “for all-American families to play host to Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie as they go road trippin’ across the United States.” Only one family member needs to show up for the open call, but the rest of the family needs to be available the next day. Locations and dates have yet to be announced.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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