In the final moments of last week's Beauty and the Geek season premiere, the 18 newly paired hotties and nerds saw this year's biggest bombshell: an additional team of complete opposites in the competition — Sam, an L.A. club promoter, as the token male "beauty," and Nicole, a female "geek" graduate student at Tufts University. Host Mike Richards hinted to TVGuide.com that their presence in the house made this BATG season like no other. (After all, when has the show ever featured a well-groomed lad who uses several tanning creams?) We spoke to the high-maintenance himbo for more details.
TVGuide.com: When you were introduced to the housemates last week, you were met with utter shock.Sam: It was not what anybody expected — I didn't even expect it. Until I walked in, I
Another round of pairing the brainy pocket-protector set with the bodacious but intellectually challenged begins tonight (8 pm/ET, CW). And though it still offers up lessons in self-confidence and not judging a book by its cover, Beauty and the Geek's "social experiment" has some added surprises in its fourth season. Host Mike Richards talked to TVGuide.com about this season's twists — including casting assistance from last year's lovebirds Nate and Jennylee, who appear in tonight's two-hour opener — and some of the show's funniest-ever moments.
TVGuide.com: I hear you roam the country with Nate and Jennylee looking for contestants in tonight's episode. Does that mean they're still an item?Mike Richards: They got along great, but there's no romance there. They're “just friends.”
Newlyweds Keri Russell and Shane Dreary welcomed their first child, a son named Michael River Russell, on June 9.... Also per People, Shark's Jeri Ryan married French chef Christopher Eme on Saturday in the French countryside.... Kevin James and his wife, Steffiana, welcomed their second daughter, Shea Joelle, says Us.... Two and a Half Men's Jon Cryer wed TV Guide Network's Lisa Joyner on Saturday in Mexico.... Beauty and the Geek host Mike Richards and his wife Stephanie welcomed their first child, a son named Luke, on June 7.... Early Monday morning, Tiger Woods' wife gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Sam Alexis.
Break out the high-test bronzer, George Hamilton, because you've got new competition. On the heels of talk that Hamilton had the inside line on succeeding Bob Barker as host of The Price Is Right comes reportage that Entertainment Tonight cohost Mark Steines and Saved by the Bell's Mario Lopez are now in the mix. Audition tapes of all the top contenders including John O'Hurley (what's with all the Dancing with the Stars dropouts?) and former Beauty and the Geek host Mike Richards are being shown to test audiences around the country. The wannabe who comes closest to meeting expectations without going over wins.