Monday, June 17, 2019
For the first time ever, "American Ninja Warrior" brought its high-flying, big-splashing act to Cincinnati.
Contestants hopped on their toes, pumped out push-ups and held pull-ups for muscle-searing seconds. They also encouraged each other as they awaited their chance at television glory.
The NBC production lit up Downtown along Second Street on Friday night, the first of two recorded events that will air July 1.
There was Marcelino Riley, who has been training on a playground in Chicago, zipping across the first obstacle.
Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees gave the course his best.
And Ryan Sutter, a winner of "The Bachelorette" was competing, too.
Jesse "Flex" Labreck also competed. Part of her training routine, sessions of which can last three hours, include rock climbing and many pull-ups.
She's "not strong for a girl, just strong," and welcomed the show's shift to include more women, she said.
The crowd chanted for the contestants, some of whom encouraged them with a wave of the hand to raise the decibel.
One contestant casually did a backflip, to raucous applause.
Many in the crowd encouraged Drew Lachey, shouting his name during his attempt.
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Nick Lachey's wife Vanessa has been cast in the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot as Jason Priestley's high-powered publicist wife
By HEIDI PARKER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
Vanessa Lachey has landed a role in the new Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot.
The 38-year-old beauty - who is married to singer Nick Lachey - will play the publicist wife of Jason Priestley's character Brandon Walsh, Fox announced on Friday.
This comes after several reports that the show has been having setbacks after some of the key writers walked off the series.
Vanessa will star as Camille, who is a 'high-powered publicist' that works all the time.
She wants to have children with her husband, even though her career is very demanding.
The former reality TV star also shared the news on her Instagram page.
She played the 90210 theme song and said, 'My NEW JOB has a pretty iconic zip code!!!
'I am still pinching myself that I get to join this incredible cast & play Jason Priestley’s wife.
'This show was EVERYTHING to me in the 90’s! Now excuse me while I continue doing my happy dance while rockin’ out to this song!!!'
The day before it was shared that Kim Kardashian's good friend La La Anthony was also doing the Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot.
The 36-year-old Power actress has been signed up for a recurring role as the wife of Brian Austin Green, according to Deadline on Thursday.
She was the first non-90210 alum to officially join the cast of the new series.
Anthony will portray Green’s wife, Shay, a superstar hip-hop/pop artist, reports the website.
Her character is breadwinner of the family, while her Mr Mom husband watches over their three kids.
Shay has become used to being the center of attention, but can still be surprisingly down to earth, according the Deadline.
In the original Beverly Hills, 90210 finale, Brian Austin Green’s character David married Tori Spelling’s Donna, although in the CW’s followup series 90210, Donna revealed that she and David had separated shortly after the birth of her daughter.
The BH90210 series isn't exactly a reboot, or a sequel, but more of a meta take on the franchise that brings back the original stars.
The stars are playing 'heightened versions of themselves' in the series, not their previous 90210 characters.
The show will feature the actors who - having gone their separate ways in the 19 years since the series went off the air - reunite when there is talk of a reboot.
Several of the 90210 vets have come back for the reboot.
They include Tori Spelling, Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, and Ian Ziering.
Luke Perry was not attached to the reboot at the time of his death in March as he was already on the series Riverdale.
The original series ran for 10 seasons between 1990 and 2000.
Showrunner Patrick Sean Smith and several senior writers backed out of the show earlier this month.
A report from Variety claimed that the writers left due to issues with unspecified stars, though another source claimed they were unhappy with an executive overseeing the series.
Paul Sciarrotta has been named the new showrunner along with series’ creators Chris Alberghini and Mike Chessler.
Fox announced the six-episode event series will premiere Thursday, August 7 to kick off the network's 2019-2020 TV season.
1. She's from the Philippines
2. Miss Teen USA
3. Total Request Live
4. Her husband
5. Her role on BH90210
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