The Superstars

2009, TV Show


Paige Hemmis, The Superstars: The Final Four... and More?

Hello, Superstars!  The competition is heating up, and I am the last girl celebrity standing! Yay!  Bode and I are in the final four, and our competitors are Max/Kristi, Julio/Brandi and Lisa/David.  Since we only have four teams left, the competition changes from two events to three events before the obstacle course.

Thank you all for your encouragement and your good wishes!  I feel them all the way over here!  Wish you could all be here cheering us on! But you are, in spirit. And for those of you who sent scrutiny about last week's episode — ouch! One thing you may not know is that ... read more

Paige Hemmis, The Superstars: Week 3 and Going Strong!

Another day in paradise. I'm sitting on our balcony again, listening to the rush of the wind (perhaps the wind never stops here), the occasional sound of hammering of nails, trying to get comfortable. It seems that no position is without pain. Today's pain is my left groin muscle. Owwww!

There are many clouds in the sky today, but they are moving at a rapid pace, revealing sun every few minutes. Below me, hotel staff is cleaning the pools with a large machine that is traveling along the pool's bottom surface. It reminds me of those ... read more

Ratings: America's Got Great Numbers, Dave Tops Conan

America's Got Talent

Some recent ratings highlights:

America's Got Talent on Tuesday tallied an audience of 11.3 million total viewers — a drop of 12 percent from its previous premiere, but still the night's most watched program. Its second outing dipped 8 percent, to 10.39 mil.

• ABC's The Superstars opened to a not-entirely-super 4.34 mil on Tuesday. In turn, the (thankfully) already-renewed Better Off Ted only managed 1.87 mil.

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• On Wednesday, ABC's Wipeout scored 7.7 mil, topping So You Think You Can Dance in the 8 o'clock hour. All told, Fox's Dance averaged ... read more

Supermodel Blasts Terrell Owens After Superstars Elimination

Joanna Krupa and Terrell Owens, The Superstars

Terrell Owens got a taste of his own trash-talking medicine on the series premiere of The Superstars when his teammate, supermodel Joanna Krupa, blamed him for their elimination.

"Unbelievable. I don't want a teammate like that. Calls himself an athlete. What does he get a million dollars for?" Krupa scolded after Owens squandered a lead on an obstacle course. "You're the one that f---ed it up. We could've won. So shut up."

Owens caught his ...
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Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Cleaner
10 pm/ET A&E
 "Clean" doesn't always mean "bright" as evidenced by the gloomy second-season opener, which features guest star Whoopi Goldberg. The main story follows William's attempt to help a national-news anchor, played by Gary Cole, who claims to have been clean for years, but William knows better. The irony is that the man is a spokesperson for recovery. There's also little light behind the scenes, with William's troubled marriage and news of a friend's terminal illness.

Read on for previews of The Superstars, America's Got Talent, NYC Prep and Primetime: Family Secrets. read more

Maksim Goes "Crazy" on Superstars, Clarifies Comment About Melissa

The Superstars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has yet to claim a Dancing with the Stars title, so what's a pro dancer to do? Go for an even bigger title: the Superstars crown. Chmerkovskiy is one of eight celebrities who will be paired with eight athletes in the ABC series (premieres Tuesday, 8 pm/ET) to compete in sporting events to determine the best athlete in the world. "It's an opportunity to do something outside of the dancing realm and to do something and not be judged," he tells "Nobody can say [in Italian accent], 'That was not very good!' There's no voting, there's no Bruno, there's no Len." Chmerkovskiy, who will hit Broadway July 25 with fiancée Karina Smirnoff in Burn the Floor, is paired with freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen. See what he has to say about his first meeting with Leskinen, how wedding plans are coming along and his infamous remarks about Melissa Rycroft's inclusion on Dancing last season.

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Paige Hemmis, The Superstars: The Competition Looks Extreme

Paige Hemmis with Bode Miller

In this new series of celebrity blog entries, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Paige Hemmis shares an inside look at her run on ABC's The Superstars, premiering Tuesday, June 23, at 8 pm/ET.

Usually, I write to you while I'm building a house for a family on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This time, my location is a bit more glamorous — the Bahamas! But my television experience is not glamorous in the least. It consists of hard work, both mentally and physically, and many of us are ... read more

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Premiered: June 23, 2009, on ABC
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Premise: Eight celebrities, each paired with a pro athlete, compete in a sports elimination tournament that includes head-to-head matchups in swimming, biking, running, kayaking and other athletic challenges.


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