2006, TV Show


HGTV Star's Vern Yip Dishes the Designers!

Vern Yip

It may have changed names from Design Star to HGTV Star for Season 8, but the fast-paced and fashionable reality show is still as stylish and addictive as ever. Well that depends on who you ask — some of these rooms are to die for, others are fatally ...
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Weekend TV Playlist: Falling Skies, Thrones Finale, Tonys

Falling Skies

There's a lot of catching up to do as the third season of TNT's alien-invasion sci-fi action series Falling Skies gets underway Sunday, with a two-hour opener (9/8c) understandably if regrettably heavy on exposition in between the elaborate battle scenes. As reported in TV Guide Magazine's current Sci-Fi Preview issue, and emphasized for what seems at least a dozen times during the premiere, seven months have passed since last season's surprise ending, when a new alien force introduced itself to the human ...
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Design Star Dish: Former Champ Meg Caswell on the Final Four

Meg Caswell

It's getting closer to the end of Design Star, and last night the remaining contestants faced someone familiar to fans of the show: last season's champ, Meg Caswell. Having braved a return to the series that put her on the HGTV map to judge a color-themed challenge that played out on the set of The Talk, the peppy host of Meg's Great Rooms gave us some great insight into the finalists...and which one she would love to go up against.

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Design Star Dish: The Kitchen Cousins Cook up Some Scoop!

Anthony Carrino, John Colaneri

Design Star's remaining finalists get served Tuesday (9/8c, HGTV) when they are tasked with taking on a kitchen renovation...and it seems like some of them can't stand the heat. So we asked the episode's guest judges, Kitchen Cousins hosts Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri, for their take on tonight's challenge, and grilled them about being named two of TV Guide Magazine's hottest handymen... read more

Design Star Dish: Marg Helgenberger Does Some Party Scene Investigation

Marg Helgenberger

She may have shut off her black light, but former CSI star Marg Helgenberger is still a pro at giving rooms the once over. Last night, the woman who made DNA evidence sexy as Catherine Willows on CBS' hit drama popped in to inspect the work of Design Star's remaining contestants as they created lavish party suites in honor of Hollywood's 125th birthday. And even though they were a far cry from crime scenes, we still saw this as a grand chance to interrogate Helgenberger anyway!

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Design Star Dish: Sabrina Soto Shares Her Guest-Spot Secrets

Sabrina Soto

HGTV's very own Sabrina Soto pulled up a chair to help judge last night's Design Star, so we asked The High/Low Project maven all about the high and low points of evaluating the contestants' efforts.... read more

Design Star Dish: Kris Jenner's Office Overhaul

Kris Jenner

It's week three of HGTV's super-addictive Design Star, and tonight, the contestants are trying to keep with with guest judge Kris Jenner. So we tossed a few questions her way to see how the wannabes handled their assignment and if any of their designs could cut it in the Kardashian empire. read more

Design Star Dish: Vanilla Ice on Guest Judging and Becoming a Designer

Vanilla Ice

All right, stop, decorate and listen. Last night, rapper-turned-home rehabber Vanilla Ice pulled up a chair along Design Star host-mentor David Bromstad and judges Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip to help weigh-in on the show's always-popular White Room challenge. So we threw a few questions his way just to see if he could still flow like a harpoon. read more

Matt's Guide to the TV Week: Closer Finale, CW and NBC Premieres, and More

Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon


It's not quite time to say goodbye for good to TNT's signature hit The Closer, which will return in November with new episodes, then finish out its run with a batch of episodes next summer. Tonight's "summer finale" (9/8c) is a potentially pivotal one, as Brenda awaits a judge's decision about whether to drop the charges in the civil suit that has been hanging over her and the department all season. The shooting death of a deputy sheriff provides some distraction. ... The popular, but by comparison ...
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Design Star Judge Vern Yip Expecting Baby No. 2

Vern Yip

Design Star judge Vern Yip and his partner are expecting their second child via surrogate, People reports.

"It's really exciting, we're thrilled," Yip told the magazine. "We're due the very first week of March."

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Premiered: July 23, 2006, on HGTV
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Aspiring designers compete for the chance to star in their own HGTV series.


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