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Mixed Notes - Aug. 10

By Rich Heldenfels Published: August 10, 2012

My summary ofthis column is very simple: Bret Easton Ellis is an idiot. And women think Matt Borner is hot. (I did a survey.)

You don't think "Shark Tank" has gotten producers thinking? Check out this item from Lifetime:

Lifetime has picked-up the all-new reality-competition series Supermarket Superstars, hosted by Stacy Keibler, in which aspiring food product inventors will pitch their concepts to a panel of industry experts for a once in a lifetime chance to have their creation launched nationally in a major grocery chain. The announcement was made today by Rob Sharenow, Executive Vice President, Programming, of Lifetime Networks.

Produced by The Weinstein Company (Project Runway) and Studio Lambert (Undercover Boss), Supermarket Superstars will feature contestants pitching their creations to three mentors. As the mentors critique each idea from their own professional point-of-view, each contestant must then further develop and refine every aspect of their product before presenting the final concept to a top supermarket buyer. The winner of each episode will be rewarded with an investment in their product and a chance to return in the season finale, where one individual’s dream will be realized when their product receives a nationwide launch and is introduced to millions of customers in a major grocery chain’s stores throughout the country.

Oprah has Gabby. The official word:

On the heels of gymnast Gabby Douglas’ victorious Olympic experience in London winning gold medals in both the individual all-around and team competitions, Oprah Winfrey sits down with the 16-year-old for a candid conversation from her training ground in West Des Moines, Iowa. The interview will air on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” at a special time on Sunday, August 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

 

Douglas will discuss her rise to Olympic gold and the intense and immediate media attention she found herself facing in London. Winfrey will visit the host family that provided a second home for Douglas during her training, and visit the gym in West Des Moines, Iowa where Douglas trained six days a week in preparation for London. Winfrey will also speak with Gabby’s mother Natalie, who cheered Gabby on from the stands every day and stood behind her as she pursued her Olympic dreams.

 


 

 

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