Who would have thought that a show called Beauty and the Geek could be one of the nicest reality shows on television? This season began with seven guys and girls paired up with the goal of pushing everyone out of their comfort zones, all while shooting for a $250,000 payday. The winners of executive producer Ashton Kutcher's "social experiment" this time were Josh Herman, 27, and Cheryl Tenbush, 24 — a surprise in only that this nondating show resulted in a romance for Cher and fellow contestant Wes Wilson. Since Beauty and the Geek wrapped, Josh has sold a comedy screenplay to Fox and Cher has moved out to L.A. (But as our phone call will reveal, it seems she's not out there by her lonesome....)
Beauty and the GeekAfter two months, eight couples, chest waxes, a round of strip poker, a lingerie fashion shoot and a final elimination round going into triple overtime, a new beauty and geek were at last crowned. I'm a bit disappointed that Cher and Josh ended up taking the prize over Joe and Brittany since Cher got on my nerves about 99 percent of the time. But I do have to hand it to Josh: He's definitely made the biggest improvement and could always be counted on as a source of entertainment. They even spent a good amount of time on how Josh was finally able to get into the hot tub, which he dubbed his "social baptism." It took a lot of guts to show off his 5-foot-4, 104-pound figure, since he admitted his body was "not a won
This week, two of my favorite reality shows signed off with satisfying (if, in one case, anticlimactic) season finales. On Bravo's thoroughly addictive Project Runway, Chloe Dao won on the strength of her glamorous, vivid collection, which to my eyes did outshine both Daniel Vosovic's and Santino Rice's. But in the bigger picture, I still feel Daniel won the season, so I was a bit deflated when it was all over.
Daniel dominated many of the challenges, and even his relatively tame collection was lovely to behold. And unlike businesslike Chloe, Daniel's passion for his craft was evident throughout the season. (The less said the better about Santino, who did manage to create a couple of stunners in his collection. But he's had his time hogging the spotlight, and I'm more than happy to move on.)
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With $250,000 on the line, tonight's episode should have been a bit more exciting, but at least we still heard brilliant one-liners from our beauties and geeks. It all kicked off with Joe hoping to beat Cher and Josh — "I feel like it’s a Herculean task and we're just waiting for impending doom." Wow, Joe, I had no idea how poetic you could be!
Task 1 was to make a video message thanking their partners for everything they've accomplished. Josh began his with "you know when I came to this house, with how nervous I am around attractive women and being lactose intolerant.... " I’m not really sure how Cher helped him become more tolerant of dairy products, but whatever. Maybe I'm giving Josh too much att
ER I don't know about you, but I really wish one of these rare "special appearances" by Noah Wyle would involve Carter actually showing up at County General rather than just these far-away places. I'd be satisfied with even one Chicago visit, like the recent episode where Sharif Atkins briefly appeared in town. Well, I guess a Sudanese desert-based Carter is better than no Carter at all, eh? I did enjoy seeing him do scenes with Mary McCormack and Eamonn Walker. How horrible for that Lwendo guy to abandon his wife after he found out she was raped. Speaking of Eamonn, I love seeing yet another former Oz cast member get work. I keep waiting for Harold Perrineau and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje to walk by each other on Lost and do a "Wher