Archive for the 'Television' Category

Casting Call — Do you hate your bathroom?

Or, I guess I should ask: DID you hate your bathroom? And did you do something about it? If so, a new DIY Network television show called “I Hate My Bath” is looking for DIYers who have remodeled their bathroom, taking the room from bland to beautiful. As part of the show, they will have [...]

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Casting Call — TLC seeks couples for $25,000 home makeover

Are you a fun couple? If so, the TLC network is looking for fun, outgoing couples who live together in the Los Angeles area for their new home makeover show “Our House.” The concept: They give you $25,000 and three weeks to do whatever you want to your home’s interior. You can re-floor, re-furnish, break [...]

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The Vanilla Ice Project: A revealing Q&A with the rapper-turned-remodeler

In 1990, he created a sensation with his hip-hop single, Ice Ice Baby. Two decades, several public controversies, and many life lessons later, Rob Van Winkle emerges from the shadow of his alter-ego, Vanilla Ice, to debut a mellow, more mature attitude and a new show, The Vanilla Ice Project, on the DIY Network.  We spoke exclusively with [...]

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Lisa LaPorta’s new website

The first thing I do when an episode of Designed to Sell comes on HGTV is check to see if Lisa LaPorta is the designer host. No offense to other worthy designers on the show, but Lisa is my favorite. She’s real. She’s talented. She’s calm. She’s classy. I just prefer to spend by Designed to [...]

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‘The Vanilla Ice Project’ coming Oct. 14 to DIY Network

You remember Vanilla Ice? The white rapper famous for the 1990s hit “Ice Ice Baby”? Well, who knew the rest of the story? Vanilla Ice, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, has become a very savvy home builder and investor during the past decade in South Florida, where he lives with his wife and [...]

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Chip Wade from HGTV’s ‘Curb Appeal: The Block’ answers some of our questions

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TV Review: Professional Grade on HGTV

I’m sitting here watching Professional Grade on HGTV and I must say, it’s painful. I’m watching a mother and daughter work on their kitchen and there’s a big chance they will hurt themselves. They’ve never done any kind of remodeling work before and they’re taking down a wall, adding new counters, moving appliances, tiling a backsplash, [...]

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Desperate homeowners wanted — HGTV casting call in Los Angeles area

Is your house cracking, crumbling, or coming unglued? Are you overwhelmed by a ton of work that needs to be done on your home and don’t know what to do? Did you buy your house knowing there were problems but never got to fixing them?  Did you begin renovations on your home with good intentions, [...]

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TV Review: My obsession with House Hunters

Lately I've developed an unhealthy obsession with HGTV's House Hunters. I say it's unhealthy because I spend way too much time on my rear end watching one House Hunters episode after another. And that's time I could be using more productively. To help ease this obsession, I thought it might help if I listed everything [...]

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Win a room makeover with Angelo Surmelis

If you live in or around New York City, you might be interested in this email I just received from Angelo Surmelis, host of Rate My Space on HGTV: Hi Kids: If you have friends in the NYC area that are interested in a BIG results/SMALL budget makeover (1 room, 2 days, $500) and want to [...]

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Casting Call: “Green That House” reality show

You gotta love L.A. Where else do you get so many chances to be on TV? Abbie Hurewitz, of Actual Reality Pictures in Hollywood, may be looking for you. Abbie is working on a new show called Green That House which will air on the Discovery Home network next fall. It’s a lot like Flip [...]

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Budget Celebrity Remodel: Kitty Bartholomew’s bedroom redo

When HGTV and ABC decorating show host Kitty Bartholomew moved into her 1930s cottage in Santa Monica, she noticed one problem right away: There was a solid wall in the master bedroom that stood between her and her garden. To remedy the situation, Kitty had a Dutch door and window installed in that wall, along [...]

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Blogging Ed Sanders’ dream home: What do you think?

Ed Sanders, the English carpenter on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and the host of National Bingo Night (which premiers Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC), is breaking ground on a dream house in Claremont next month. He’s especially excited to be an Englishman achieving the American Dream. Ed and his wife would not mind Pardon [...]

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