Relaunching the Pure TV Network

I’m glad to have finally had a little free time to move over my TV blog posts to the Pure TV Network from Something for Nothing. I still have a number of things to do to this blog yet, but I’m just glad to have all my content on here now. First priority will be to find a good way to link to all the other Pure TV Network blogs. Here’s a list of the various blogs:
Something For Nothing – TV and Reality TV Blog
Pure TV Freaks Blog – Blogging TV Freaks
Pure Dancing with the Stars – Blogging Dancing with the Stars on ABC
Pure Amazing Race – Blogging Amazing Race on CBS
Pure So You Think You Can Dance – Blogging So You Think You Can Dance on Fox
Pure Fringe – Blogging Fringe on Fox
Pure America’s Got Talent – Blogging America’s Got Talent
Pure TV Sports – Blogging Sports

It’s kind of the off season for most of those blogs, but there are a ton of other shows which are coming out this Spring. Soon I’ll have a list of all the Season Premiere dates much like I’ve done in the past. I’ve just been a little busy lately.

Now that things are set, I’m ready to put out a lot of great content on all your favorite TV programs. Things are looking great for 2009!

January 3, 2009 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it’s not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Biggest Loser Season 6 Episode 5

this will be short because i am on vacation.

i can’t stand the blue team, most importantly I highly dislike Heba. She is just a jerk. I am sick of her complaining about having her husband sent home. Get over it. And than this week I wanted to strangle Vicky. She is not a nice person. She doesn’t even try. I don’t know how she was the biggest loser for her team.

i think the blue team is going to go downhill. they are all stubborn and are all so mean. well besides the other Amy, who I like.

So go black team. Please keep winning so the rest of the blue team will go home!

October 21, 2008 I Written By

It’s almost time for the Really Awards 2008

The Fox Reality Channel ‘Really Awards’ honors all of the outrageous moments and personalities that Reality TV has produced over the past year.

You have the opportunity to vote online for the“Most Memorable Reality Performer”, the rest of the awards will be chosen by Fox staff.

Voting is open to everyone until September 23rd, 11:59:59pm Pacific Time Zone.

Hurry here to register and cast your vote. Also take a minute to check out the Really Awards videos from previous years.

Fox Reality Channel Really Awards 2008 will be shown on the Fox Reality Channel, October 11th 2008. If you do not have the Fox Reality Channel, you can watch the full show and other behind the scenes clips at foxreality.

If you watch So You Think You Can Dance, you may remember Season 2 winner Benji Schwimmer. Here’s his silly performance at the 2007 Really Awards.

September 9, 2008 I Written By

A Huge Thank You to All the Something for Nothing Readers

I just wanted to take a moment to say a big Thank You to all those who read Something for Nothing. Nothing could make me happier than when I see a search on Google like this one. That means I’m offering something of value to the world and that makes me happy.

This SYTYCD, ABDC and Nashville Star summer season, this blog has set traffic records that have blown me away. It amazes me how many people have click through to read what’s been written on this blog. This blog started on a whim and has grown into a bit of a passion for me. However, I haven’t done it alone. This summer I brought on an incredible writer named Rocky. Not only has she written some incredible posts, but she’s also given me a lot of motivation to take this blog to the next level.

This Fall I’m planning to really take this blog to the next level by creating a TV blog network. I plan on starting out small and growing it organically. I’m always looking for people that are passionate about a TV show and interested in writing about it. If you are, then leave a comment on this post and I’ll get in touch with you.

Thanks to the hundreds of thousands of readers of this blog. You make this fun and interesting. I hope you’ll continue coming back, comment more and stay with me as I expand this blog like you haven’t seen before.

John Lynn
Editor, Something for Nothing

August 8, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it’s not my favorite TV show to blog about.

High School Musical: Get in the Picture – Ciara Wilson and Isaiah Smith

Ciara Wilson and top 10 finalist Isaiah Smith perform “Change The World” Eric Clapton - Clapton Chronicles - The Best of Eric Clapton - Change the World as part of the Eastern Finals of ABC’s High School Musical: Get In The Picture Competition. ©ABC, CTV

August 6, 2008 I Written By

High School Musical: Get in the Picture – Lauren Diaz and Ether Saure

Lauren Diaz and top 10 finalist Ether Saure perform “Hold My Hand” Hootie & The Blowfish - Cracked Rear View - Hold My Hand as part of the Western Finals of ABC’s High School Musical: Get In The Picture Competition. ©ABC, CTV

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High School Musical: Get in the Picture on ABC

Since most of my tv shows are coming to an end, I’m glad that I have ABC’s High School Musical: Get in the Picture to keep me company for a few more weeks. At least I also have America’s Got Talent also.

I’ve been really happy with what they’ve been doing with High School Musical: Get in the Picture. It could have been done really poorly, but it’s been pretty good TV. They’ve planned the show well and have kept it moving through the various stages of the competition quite well. We’ll see where they take it from here.

Below you’ll find the top 12 on High School Musical: Get in the Picture. Interesting group of young kids.

Anthony Acito from Quincy, MA
James Wolpert from Strasburg, PA
Isaiah Smith from Pittsburgh, PA
Ether Saure from Lincoln, NE
Stan Carrizosa from Visalia, CA
TJ Wilkins from Los Angeles, CA
Bailey Purvis from Baton Rouge, LA
Tierney Chamberlain from Madison, WI
Briana Vega from Winter Springs, FL
Christie Brooke from Ka’a’awa, HI (I use to live about 10 minutes from this place)
Christina Brown from Nanakuli, HI
Shayna Goldstein from Denver, CO

My underdog favorite is Anthony Acito. I’m sure there’s no way he can win, but I think America will fall in love with him.

August 3, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it’s not my favorite TV show to blog about.

Music from America’s Best Dance Crew – July 10, 2008 – Speed Up Challenge

I think it’s always made since to list all the music from ABDC since the show is on MTV after all. In a new twist I tried to list the original music video for each of the ABDC songs.

If you’re not interested in the music, you can read Rocky’s full recap of the ABDC Speed Up Challenge.

Boogie Bots danced to the song “Lollipop” by Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne - Now That's What I Call Music, Vol. 28 - Lollipop – Song
Lollipop (Edited Long Version) – Edited long version music video
Super Cr3w danced to the song “Creator” by Santogold
Santogold - Creator / L.E.S. Artistes - Single - Creator – Song
A.S.I.I.D. danced to the song “Dangerous” by Kardinal Offishall ft. Akon
Kardinal Offishall - Dangerous (feat. Akon) - Single - Dangerous – Song
Dangerous – Original music video
SoReal Cru danced to the song “With You” by Chris Brown
Chris Brown - Exclusive (The Forever Edition) - With You – Song
With You – Original music video
Fanny Pak danced to the song “Touch My Body” by Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey - E=MC² - Touch My Body – Song
Touch My Body – Original music video
Supreme Soul danced to the song “Party Like a Rockstar” by Shop Boyz
Shop Boyz - Party Like a Rockstar - Single - Party Like a Rock Star – Song
Party Like a Rock Star – Original music video
Phresh Select danced to the song “Shawty Is a 10” by The-Dream
The New Hip Hop All Starz - Hip Hop Instrumental Beats - Shawty Is a 10 (Made Famous By the Dream) – Song
Shawty Is a 10 – Original Music Video

July 11, 2008 I Written By

A true lover of TV. Not everything about TV, but great TV. Not afraid to say what he thinks and be proven wrong when someone knows something more than he does. My favorite TV show is definitely Amazing Race. However, it’s not my favorite TV show to blog about.

The Baby Borrowers-The crying game

There is a new reality show that started June 25th that is causing quite a stir. It’s called The Baby Borrowers. You can read all about it here:
Baby Borrowers

“The Baby Borrowers” is an intriguing new social experiment based on the hit British program that asks five diverse teenage couples — ages 18-20 — to fast-track to adulthood by setting up a home, getting a job and becoming caring parents first to babies, toddlers, pre-teens and their pets, teenagers and senior citizens — all over the course of three weeks.

As the social experiment begins, the five young volunteer couples are asked to literally grow up overnight when they are each given a home in a quiet cul-de-sac outside Boise, Idaho and attend pre-natal classes as each “mother” wears a simulated “empathy” belly to prepare them for the arrival of their “baby.”

When a real baby (all aged six-11 months old) appears at their door — courtesy of five pairs of real volunteer parents (some of whom were teen parents themselves) who entrust their infants to one of the couples — the nervous, fumbling teens are in for three long, arduous days that make chilling out a distant memory. They must stick to rigid routines, handle the feeding chores, diaper duty and crying jags that might be shared by baby and teens — all the while under 24-hour supervision by nannies and the real parents who are stationed next door, watching via monitor, and able to step in at any time. Plus, one teen from each of the couples must start a job, ranging from working in a local vet’s office to a lumberyard, leaving the other alone as caregiver for the day.

After three surprising, intense days, each teen couple will bid bye-bye to the baby and receive a toddler as their fast-forward adult life progresses. They will have to cope with typical “terrible twos” behavior, including pouty tantrums, potty training and other messes. Three days later, the weary couples must face the reality of parenting several sassy pre-teens/”tweeners” at once — each with a family pet in tow, adding to their responsibilities.

Seventy-two hours later, the teenagers arrive, thereby perhaps providing them with a mirror image of their own recent relationships with their parents. To complete the cycle of life, the experiment ends with as couples are graced with the opportunity to care for a senior citizen, including some with health issues, who represent what might be in store for them in the distant future.

Here’s a 2 minute recap of episode one.

Catch the Encore Presentation Wed, July 2nd 8/7c on NBC, followed by Part 2

07/02/2008 (09:00PM – 10:00PM) (Wednesday) : FACED WITH THE REALITIES OF CARING FOR BABIES, KELSEY AND ALICEA MAKE SURPRISING REQUESTS TO THEIR BOYFRIENDS – After sleepless nights and busy days feeding, changing and playing with their infants, both Kensington, New Hampshire’s Kelsey and Houston’s Alicea make unexpected requests to their boyfriends — they want to go to work. The pressure of maintaining a job, house and family is starting to build, but the teens get a surprise from home that make some teens happy and others not so thrilled. As the teens say goodbye to their infants, the parents are anxious to be reunited with their kids and give the teens their first evaluation as “parents.”

July 2, 2008 I Written By

HGTV Next Design Star: I want my mommy!

This is my third season of watching Design Star and I have to say I am totally confused with what the judges are looking for this season. Maybe if they had a clear idea of how they are going to judge and informed us, we’d all be on the same page.

Let’s take this weeks challenge. Seven designers were each given a white room to show their design savvy. The catch, it had to have a worldly theme. Six of the designers were assigned one of the following countries: Italy, Thailand or Mexico. One designer had the option of picking any country. Sounds like a fun project, doesn’t it? Not so fast.

Since this is a show for entertainment purposes, the designers had more challenges thrown into the mix.

1. They had exactly twelve hours to design, shop and create their space from the moment they were told ‘time starts now’. No prep time to look over the space and really think about it. They had to go with the first thing that popped into their heads.

2. They were each given $500 and allowed to shop at one store. Now if it had been a pier1 store, one of my favorite stores, this would not seem like a negative. But the store they were limited to was an arts and crafts store with a limited selection of international themed items.

3. They had to use furniture provided which was very contemporary. With more time and access to things like a sewing machine these pieces could have added something to the overall theme, but that was not the case.
Featured Furniture

As you can imagine, none of the rooms had the wow factor. Most were minimalistic, playing it safe.

You can see the results here: Design Star

Here’s where the confusion starts. Do the judges want functional rooms viewers can replicate at home, rooms that will photograph well, or rooms that show amazing artistic vision? No one knows, not even the judges. I think it’s a case of, we’ll know when we see it.

Again the discussion among the judges before elimination had them referring to someone’s style as ‘grandma’ and tacky. Only one room really captured a worldly flavor and even that room was not authentic to the country intended.

The bottom three…

Michael Stribling designed a modern Spanish club theme. If you google you will find that he was right on the money with his design. However, it did not capture the Spanish culture which was the task. Michael has not had a failed space until this week.

Matt Locke designed an abstract vision of Thailand that was a high concept idea that didn’t work out. That’s the problem with the judges comment ‘Go big or go home’. Sometimes going big can be a disaster and could send you home anyway. Matt has been highly praised until this week. Many believe he is the designer to beat.

Tracee Dore designed a romantic Italian space that was heavy on the theatrical. One judge said it was very cartoonish and another said he really hated it. Tracee has been in the bottom three the last two weeks of this competition.

Sooo, who goes home. Surprise! It’s not the worst designer on the show. This week Michael’s show was cancelled.

July 1, 2008 I Written By