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RACE RETURNS

CBS has announced the premiere date for Amazing Race 6 — but you're gonna have to read the latest edition of "Ask Ausiello" for the scoop. Sorry, but I gotta shamelessly cross-promote where I can. read more

TRADING SPACES

The WB's struggling freshman dramas Jack & Bobby and The Mountain are swapping time slots. Jack & Bobby, which has already been picked up for a full season, will move into The Mountain's Wednesday 9 pm perch beginning Oct. 27, while The Mountain will shift to 9 pm Sundays starting Oct. 31. Meanwhile, per The Hollywood Reporter, the Frog net has ordered four more bad scripts of The Mountain. read more

WAIT A NEW YORK MINUTE!

A rep for Mary-Kate Olsen is denying reports that the eating-disorder-afflicted college freshman has suffered a relapse and returned to Los Angeles. In a statement, her publicist said the wonder twin is in L.A. for personal business and will be returning to NYU in a few days. read more

REMEMBERED

The family of late actor-activist Christopher Reeve will hold a private memorial service Oct. 29 at the Juilliard School in New York City. About 900 guests are expected to attend. read more

GOOD TO GO

This could be the big break Janet Jackson's been waiting for. Creative Production Group has acquired feature rights to Norman Lear's classic '70s sitcom, Good Times. read more

WOMEN RULES

Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock and Ashley Judd are in talks to headline New Line's long-in-the-works remake of the 1939 comedy The Women, Variety reports. Murphy Brown creator Diane English, who penned the script, is slated to make her directorial debut with the project. read more

LEGAL PAINS

Former Growing Pains star Tracey Gold pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that she was driving drunk when her SUV overturned, injuring her husband and 7-year-old son. The 35-year-old actress was charged last month with DUI, causing injury while driving with a blood-alcohol level in excess of 0.08 and felony child endangerment. She faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a lifetime of Growing Pains reunion movies. read more

THEY'RE JUST CHICKEN

Here's further proof that ABC's Desperate Housewives is a surefire smash: Sponsors are pulling out! Home-improvement giant Lowe's and poultry producer Tyson Foods have yanked their spots from Housewives due to the show's racy content. In related news, rumor has it Home Depot has offered to rebuild Edie's home for free. read more

Major League Baseball: Red Sox...

Major League Baseball: Red Sox vs. Yankees
The biggest loser is... not the Boston Red Sox — can you believe it!? The Sox get to tease their fans one more time, raising their hopes for just an instant before dashing them to pieces yet again, because like it or not, we all know what Game 7 means to the Red Sox — Choke Time. Then again, who knows, this could be the year, right? Either way, I'm sure the bars will be open late tomorrow in Beantown.

The Biggest Loser
22 lbs. in one week! How did they do it? No, really. I thought I knew a thing or two about weight loss and reasonable expectations vs. infomercial sales pitches — but they did it, or at least a lot of them did.

I like Maurice. As the biggest of the big, he has a lot of courage, but did you see the look on his face when his teammate took the platter of sausages away from the breakfast table? Like a 5-year old who dropped his ice cream on the sidewalk. And what read more

Survivor's Bubba Defends "Fat Five"

Up until this past week, the cute young studs on Survivor: Vanuatu were easy pickings for the Lopevi tribe's testosterone-fueled cohort of five not-as-buff (and probably bitter) older men. However, their alliance was derailed when a tribal shake-up caused Rory and Travis "Bubba" Sampson to join the mostly-female Yasur bunch. This new coed sitch hurt the 33-year-old Bubba, especially when Ami caught him scheming with his old Lopevi boys and booted him for disloyalty. Here, Bob Barker's No. 1 fan tells TV Guide Online all about his odd moniker, his fight with Chad and his Survivor diet.

TV Guide Online: Do you prefer to be called Bubba or Travis?
Travis:
Either way. I don't mind, but let's go with Travis because that's what my mom calls me. And if Mom's happy, everybody is happy.

TVGO: Where did Bubba come from?
Travis:
When I was in third grade, I got in a fight with this bully [who] had a speech impedi read more

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