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Splash injury, death on China’s Splash; Chopped All-Stars spoiled; NeNe’s spin-off; on board the Top Chef cruise; celebrity bowling

An 18-year-old connected to a celebrity on China’s version of Splash drowned in a pool during training. On the ABC version, Nicole Eggert was injured and hospitalized during training on Thursday, but is apparently okay. NeNe Leakes is getting her own Bravo series; it’s called I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding and will follow preparation …

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Food Network Star turns mentors Alton, Bobby, and Giada into judges, undoing its best change

Food Network Star, one of the network’s few watchable reality TV shows, has announced its ninth season cast and twists, and they do not look good on paper: they include allowing an eliminated contestant to return (sigh), adding focus groups, and turning mentors Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, and Bobby Flay into judges. Changes to …

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Adam Scott: Bachelor? Kathy Griffin cancelled; Sing Off revived; Trading Spaces’ Hidli

A few words before the links to relatively trivial things: I’m as horrified as everyone else at the Boston Marathon bombings, but I can’t say anything that even approaches the eloquence of Patton Oswalt’s Facebook post, which you may have already seen. Also: here’s a list of things you can do to help, and even …

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