Saturday, August 26, 2017

What's Up Ahead.....

On the next Game Show Live!....

-DWTS reveals its returning pros.....
-ABC gets into the truth....
-And which summer hit deserves a victory?

It's all the way live on Game Show Live!  Always a good time.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Livewire! 8/25

Madison Brunoehler: From Game Show Live!, this is.....................

Livewire! Yesterday's headlines today. Brought to you by....

Selfies. Because life ruins art.

And now from our Game Show Live! Newsroom, here comes Pierre Kelly!

Me: Thank you Madi2theMax, welcome to Livewire!  We've installed a shag carpet in our newsroom this past week. Why? Because it may look like the 70's, but to you, it's game show-inspired. We'll freshen up more of our office in the weeks to come, but for now, we got a fresh batch of news...........with sass.

Drivin' That Train.....$@#@$ Cocaine.....

ITV has given the green light to Gordon Ramsay’s Gordon on Cocaine (working title), a two-part hourlong docuseries in which Ramsay strips away cocaine’s glamorous image to expose the dark and deadly side of the drug.

In Gordon’s own business, the restaurant trade, he’s witnessed cocaine wreck the careers of colleagues and tragically he lost his close friend and chef protégé to a cocaine overdose in 2003.
The series, produced by Studio Ramsay, will air on ITV in the UK. Talks are underway with U.S. networks to air it stateside.

In the two-part series, Gordon travels to South and Central America where he witnesses the illegal “cooking” process by which the drug is made, meets hired assassins and a big time drug-smuggler, is witness to the immediate aftermath of a cocaine-related murder and experiences the harsh reality of the ‘war on drugs’ by joining an elite Colombian anti-narcotics unit on a helicopter raid. 

Sure, Chris harrison can rule out eliminated Miss America hopefuls, but he might possibly rule out a new bachelor?
"He may make a great Bachelor," the franchise's longtime host Chris Harrison told People as producers are in the process of casting the show's Season 22 star for 2018. 

"It's not like it's completely off the table. But after seeing him be with [Rachel Lindsay], it didn't give you that glowing feeling of, 'Hey, this guy is ready for another chance at love.' It would be really hard to spin that." 

Chris suggested Peter, a 31-year-old personal trainer and business owner from Wisconsin, is still a Bachelor contender despite Mike tweeting last week, "Do we really want a Bachelor who isn't ready to settle down with a woman he loves? Hmm. Not what #thebachelor is all about." 

Mike was seemingly referring to the fact Peter wasn't ready to get engaged to Rachel before The Bachelorette's final Rose Ceremony when only one other guy, Bryan Abasolo from Miami, remained.

And now it's time for our Game Show Live! Comix Zone content creator in.....

Jordan Sailors: Comical genius

Now, more of the news.

DWTS 25 is alive!

The newest season of DWTS may feature one of the Bella Twins and one half of the property Brothers. Sadly, it may not involve one of the Fixer Upper people, but as Game Show Live! continues to report to you, we'll handle it.

And now a Livewire! dumb move you can think of.

During a Monday appearance on The E&G Podcast, DeMario -- who competed for Rachel on Season 13 of The Bachelorette but got the boot when he was accused of having a girlfriend back home -- insisted that Rachel is "attracted to white men" and he had predicted from the start of the season there would be "a black representative" in her Final 4 for the purpose of being politically correct. 

Rachel fired back at DeMario by posting a comment underneath a photo on the podcast's official Instagram account that was promoting the bachelor's appearance. 

"Says the guy that dated Lexi," Rachel wrote, referencing DeMario's alleged ex, Lexi Thexton, who is a white woman. "Demario never knew me and still doesn't." 

DeMario told The E&G Podcast of Rachel, "From the beginning you knew that she was attracted to white men. You knew that. No disrespect, you just knew. She had that vibe." 

"From Night 1, we all sat down -- all the guys and I said, 'They're going to have a black representative, either myself or [Eric Bigger], and they're going to have [Dean Unglert], [Peter Kraus], and [Bryan Abasolo] as the Final 4.' We all caught that. I mean, it was obvious," he added. 

Rachel ultimately selected Bryan, a chiropractor from Miami, as her winning bachelor at the end of her journey to find love on the August 7 finale, and he in turn proposed marriage. Peter finished in second place, Eric placed third, and Dean claimed fourth place. 

Eric was the only black man in Rachel's Final 4 suitors. 

"I said, 'It's either going to be myself or Eric' [in the Final 4]. Just for the fact that I feel like Eric and I both have... I mean we have different but similar personalities and we're both like, it's just pretty good for TV," DeMario said on the podcast. 


With so many stories, we thought we'd go by really fast in a new segment called Speed Read. Rapid Fire stories in under 45 seconds. Clock please?

Let's dive in.


Chris Hardwick met up with Stan Lee and it was.............well........magical.

Think Before You Drink

She may be Mrs. John Legend, but Chrissy Teigen opens up about her issues with alcohol.


Sure, he has the keys to the broken Skull Ranch, but Stone Cold Steve Austin is good at the STone Cold Stunner. You hear that, Randy Orton?

Losing Count....down

They say nothing lasts forever, and even Rachel Riley of Countdown thinks that's true.

Just Kidding

A lot of junior shows such as Masterched will be on the way. What about Emogenius?

And that ends the segment.

And now for your Game Show Live! Crowning moment of awesomeness of excellence. For this, we turn to senior trends correspondent Shira Lazar in Los Angeles about the host of American Grit.

So the leader of Cenation.......You get the crown.

With August almost over, we turn to Alyse Black to keep it going with this to make your life complete.

And speaking of's one.

That's all for now, but remember one thing:  Would Becky Lynch dance with Mark Ballas in a dance off at a high school gymnasium somewhere in Anaheim, CA?

So until next time and all the on playas. 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's not nice to fool Mother Nature, but to see you......................Nice!

Today's blog is dedicated to a comedy legend, Mr. Jerry Lewis. May he rest in peace.

Stephanie Panisello: From Coast to Coast, Shore to Shore, Border to Border and beyond the far reaches of our galaxy's solar system, it's time to go all the way live on....

Now here is America's favorite contestant, Pierre Kelly!!!!!

Me: Thank you Stephanie Panisello and throw in your 3D glasses, it's a solar eclipse party known as Game show Live! As live as it gets, as live as it happens and as live whenever you feel like it.

Today's program is presented this month by Sonic. While you were out looking at the sun with glasses, you were ordering a cheeseburger, or maybe even a shake, or anything else at America's Drive-In. Now that you discovered the outside, we go inside starting with......

 The Opening Toss-Up story.

We have a Game Show Live! follow along on the Top Chef case.

After deliberating for more than 19 hours, a jury has acquitted all four Boston Teamsters who were accused of attempting to extort driving jobs from the producers of Top Chef three years ago. The not-guilty verdicts come a day after the jury forewoman sent a note to U.S. District Court Judge Douglas Woodlock that one of the jurors “is assuming guilt over innocence” and that the jurors “are not sure how to proceed from here.”
The jury of nine women and three men were deciding the fate of Local 25 Teamsters John Fidler, Daniel Redmond, Robert Cafarelli and Michael Ross, who were charged with attempting to shake down the show for unwanted, unneeded and superfluous services under the threat of violence and the fear of economic harm. Defense attorneys counter that the men’s actions on the picket line that day in June 2014 were part of a legitimate labor dispute.

As first reported by Deadline, the Teamsters had set up a picket line on June 10, 2014, outside the Steel & Rye restaurant in Milton, a suburb of Boston, where the show was filming. When Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi tried to cross their picket line, several Teamsters rushed her minivan, and according to testimony during the trial, one of the Teamsters leaned into her passenger-side window “so close she could smell him” and threatened to “smash her pretty face in.” Lakshmi testified that she was terrified and thought he was going to punch her. The Teamsters kept at it for hours, showering cast and crew with racist, sexist and homophobic slurs, and slashing the tires on nine production vehicles.

Even so, police were present and made no arrests, and the jury decided that no federal crimes had been committed either.

“We are disappointed in today’s verdict,” said acting U.S. Attorney William Weinreb. “The government believed, and continues to believe, that the conduct in this case crossed the line and constituted a violation of federal law. The defendants’ conduct was an affront to all of the hard-working and law-abiding members of organized labor. We will continue to aggressively prosecute extortion in all its forms to ensure that Boston remains a safe and welcoming place to do business.”

The defense team didn’t put on a single witness, but in closing arguments, their lawyers told the jury there was no evidence that the accused had knowingly tried to extort the show for no-show jobs and that their actions that day on the picket line were part of a legitimate labor dispute. The proof of that, they argued, came from one of the prosecution’s own witnesses, Bravo executive David O’Connell, who offered to pay them just to go away. “I didn’t want them on the set,” he testified. “I offered to pay them double to go away.” The Teamsters, however, “rejected” that offer, he testified. “They wanted to be paid under a legitimate collective bargaining agreement. … I knew they wanted to get into reality television.”

In the end, that might have won the case for the defendants. “If the Teamsters had this bad purpose — to extort in order to get no-show jobs — that would have been the place for it to happen,” defense attorney Kevin Barron said in his closing argument. “But it didn’t. It was money offered, money refused.” And that, he said, is “the gaping hole in the government’s case.”

O’Connell’s testimony about offering to pay the Teamsters double to go away “was one of a handful of surprises that came out in our favor,” Carmine Lepore, attorney for Cafarelli, told Deadline after the verdict. “That’s traditional extortion, but it couldn’t have been more clear that what they were seeking by refusing that offer were legitimate jobs.”

And that clearly undercut the prosecution’s theory that the defendants had been trying to force the production company, Magical Elves, to hire Teamsters to perform superfluous services – a key element to the attempted extortion charge.

Lepore said the jury “got it right. The government didn’t have anything to support their theory of extortion. The linchpin was whether they were seeking additional services or replacement services” by pressuring the company to replace nonunion drivers with union drivers, which is perfectly legal.

“From the onset,” he said of the defense team, “we were scratching our heads, wondering, ‘Why are we here? How is this a federal crime? What do they have besides some name calling and bad behavior?’”
The four men had been charged with attempted extortion and conspiracy to extort. If convicted, each had faced a maximum of 20 years in prison. A fifth Teamster, Mark Harrington, the local’s former secretary-treasurer, pleaded guilty to the same charges in December and was sentenced to six months of home confinement.

This Friday on Livewire!,  Which one of the Bella Twins is headed to DWTS?  Find out Friday  on Livewire!  Catch it here!

Don't get sunblinded. After the break, Bahcelor In Paradise problems. That's on the way, but first.....

Get ready for a labor day weekend with a historical making event.

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Welcome back to Game Show Live!  Later on,  we find out why sinkholes were happening in the historical district of Grimsborough.

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But first, Bachelor in Paradise might've had a problem. Can this be true?

Bachelor in Paradise's two-night premiere continued with the events that transpired after production's temporary shutdown -- including a candid conversation among the returning cast members in Mexico -- due to the DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios scandal.
After airing Season 3 Bachelor in Paradise couple Carly Waddell and Evan Bass' spectacular wedding that was filmed in Mexico this past June, the entire cast was shown returning to Paradise after a halt in production for a Warner Bros. investigation into allegations of misconduct. (No evidence of sexual assault or wrongdoing on the cast and staff was discovered).

The entire original Season 4 cast was present, except for DeMario and Corinne. Bachelor in Paradise host Chris Harrison thought it was necessary to have a group discussion before filming resumed about how everyone was feeling as well as the incident itself and what allegedly did or did not happen.

Chris explained Warner Bros. had hired an outside firm to look into Bachelor in Paradise footage as well as conduct interviews with witnesses. Since the show, its staff and cast were all cleared of misconduct allegations, everyone agreed they were happy with the results of the investigation.

The cast seemed to agree that nothing serious even happened between DeMario and Corinne, suggesting the Bachelor in Paradise producer who initially filed the complaint had blown the situation out of proportion.

ABC has opted not to air footage of the incident in question, and no specifics were shared about what actually happened between the two cast members, who did not return.

Instead, the episode featured Harrison asking the cast if they agreed with Warner Bros.’ call to resume production, and everyone did. Raven Gates said that nothing “bad” happened between Olympios and Jackson, and that she hopes the scandal doesn’t deter “actual victims” from speaking out.

The conversation also included a debate on whether race was a factor and whether those who supported Jackson were implicitly “slut-shaming” Olympios.

As might be expected, plenty of fans took to Twitter to weigh in about the episode.

“You can practically see the cast reading the ‘ABC isn’t liable’ cue cards the lawyers are holding up behind the cameras,” one user wrote.

“They literally discussed everything BUT what happened between Corinne and DeMario,” another viewer tweeted.

Chris Harrison appeared on “Good Morning America” on Tuesday, where he was asked about the much-debated sexual encounter between contestants Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson.

“You will see that Corinne and DeMario, other than the fact that they were very involved in this, had very little to do with the entire incident as far as filing a complaint or allegations against one another,” Harrison said. “And that’s what created this frustrating situation.”
“It was someone who really wasn’t there and didn’t see or hear anything that kind of got this ball rolling, and so it was kind of this domino effect that I guess led to us having to finally say, ‘Look, we need to take everybody’s safety, and that is the utmost importance,'” the franchise mainstay continued.

Don't cheat on this next story....

Channel 4 has hit back at cheating claims circling the new series of Child Genius.
During the first episode, on Tuesday (August 15), 12-year-old contestant Olivia hesitated after she was asked to complete the station name that began with "Kensal" – she then seemed to look towards her mum who appeared to make an 'up' hand gesture.

Olivia then correctly answered "Kensal Rise" and viewers accused Olivia's mum Susan of cheating by raising her hand.

But Channel 4 has denied that any cheating took place during the episode. "The independent adjudicator is satisfied there was no cheating taking place," a spokesperson for the channel told Digital Spy.

The story doesn't end there though, with last night's (August 16) episode showing Susan airing her own accusations of cheating.
"There were a few family members who were mouthing the answers. I'm saying to you with two eyes, two glasses, that's what I saw," she was seen telling adjudicator Olivia van der Werff.

I like new features and one of them is called......

Thought Bubbles. Our resident Game Show Live! chief mechanic of the Press Your Luck big board Stewdippin was thinking real hard during the trivia portions of 2 rounds before commercials. his thoughts.

 Time for another story.

MTV crashes a different party.

MTV International has ordered 10 episodes of a pop-up music game show called Crash Karaoke.
The Viacom network has given the green light for the show that will see hosts Hannah Rad and Dylan Landon “crash" what a series description calls "unsuspecting locations and challenge people to karaoke battles for cash."

They will disrupt "business as usual" at such locations as fast-food restaurants and "attempt to charm two volunteers into a head-to-head karaoke showdown for a cash prize," MTV said. "Contestants will be asked to spin the Crash Wheel to randomly select a style of music to perform. A mix of hit songs serve as the soundtrack for the series, from current tracks and global anthems to the most iconic karaoke throwbacks from the '80s."

There are no judges on the 30-minute show as the crowd ultimately decides who wins.

"Crash Karaoke is an innovative twist on the traditional game show that’s anchored in music and embodies MTV’s bold, unpredictable personality," said Bruce Gillmer, head of music and music talent, Global Entertainm
ent Group, Viacom. “We’re excited to disrupt everyday life in some of the most unlikely locations and pass the mic to the most fearless performers — from the great, to the outrageous, and cringe-worthy — and bring our audience along for the ride.”
The show's international rollout is set to begin later this year. Executive producers are Adam Dolgins, Brian Flanagan, Anthony Amoia, Mike Amoia and Sean Lee of Switchblade Entertainment, and Gillmer, Jennifer Demme Harris and Adriana Cornejo for MTV International.

The night is dark.....and full of cobwebs in the closet.

The competition renovation series GAME OF HOMES returns to Discovery Family on Monday, September 4 at 10p/9c for an eight-episode second season featuring new homes, new contestants and a brand-new host. This season, Dave Salmoni (Pet Nation Renovation) guides four teams of amateur home renovators as they attempt to save dilapidated houses that are destined for the wrecking ball and revive them room by room into their dream homes. But before the competition even begins, the houses are ripped from their foundations and ceremoniously transferred to the epic 70,000-square-foot GAME OF HOMES arena. Here, the teams will completely renovate the run-down structures while living inside their slowly improving homes for eight weeks where they must cope with small budgets, tight deadlines and even tighter living spaces!
In each hour-long episode, two expert judges along with celebrity guest judges including Cheryl Torrenueva (Discovery Family's Reno, Set, Go!) and Jillian Harris (The Bachelor, The Bachelorette), vote for their favorite room renovations based on design and workmanship. At the end of the series, the winning couple is awarded with the house they have painstakingly renovated with all the furniture inside and a plot of land to put it on!

This season, the competitors must deal with hidden surprises, lack of sleep and mounting frustrations as they tirelessly renovate every room in the house -- from kitchens to bathrooms and even exteriors. With action-packed design challenges, amidst timelines spanning from just 24 to 72 hours to complete, GAME OF HOMES pits each team's skills, ingenuity and teamwork against each other in the name of crafty design.
GAME OF HOMES is produced by Great Pacific Media and distributed exclusively worldwide by Beyond Distribution. For Great Pacific Media, Blair Reekie is the series producer. To learn more, go to, on Facebook at and on Twitter @DiscoveryFamily.

Drag queens, start your engines!

Responding to fan demand, and following a head-spinning seven Emmy(R) Award nominations for "RuPaul's Drag Race" season nine, VH1 today announced "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" will return for a third season, serving viewers another taste of some of the series' fiercest queens. The returning court will battle it out on the runway in all new and unforgettable challenges as they compete for the crown and position in the "Drag Race Hall of Fame" alongside past "All Stars" winners Chad Michaels and Alaska. The network also greenlit the popular behind-the-scenes after show, "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked," which is also nominated this year for an Emmy(R) Award in the Unstructured Reality Program category.
"The world is calling out to see more of these beautiful queens and I am going to give them every bit of it they can handle," said executive producer and host RuPaul. "These All Stars represent the best of the breasts, legs and thighs. They are giving everything and you're not going to want to miss it!"

"The massive swell of new and longtime fans of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' is nothing short of incredible," said Pamela Post, SVP Original Programming & Development at VH1. "We are motivated now more than ever to ensure 'Drag Race' remains a shining example of inclusion and community, as well as fierce fashions and legendary lip-syncs."

"RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" follows a jaw-dropping season nine of "RuPaul's Drag Race," which was the most-watched in series history. The finale trended across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and was the #1 most social program the day of broadcast as viewers watched Sasha Velour crowned America's Next Drag Superstar.

"RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" provides viewers a raw, behind-the-scenes look as the competing queens as they await to find out who will lip sync for their life. The companion series will return just in time for the milestone 10th season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," debuting in spring 2018.
Fans craving more RuPaul this summer can catch "RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 9 RuVealed," currently airing every Thursday at 8:00 PM ET/PT on Logo. The never-before-seen look into the historic season that crowned Sasha Velour as America's Next Drag Superstar is packed with shocking moments and killer reads from the queens and Mama Ru herself.

Here's one more for you.

MTV today announced actor Terrence J. will host the new season of the popular matchmaking series, "Are You The One?" premiering Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. This season will take the contestants to New Orleans, LA, where they will strive to find their "perfect match" for a share in a million dollar prize. Before the premiere, audiences can get a sneak peek at the new cast in an audition tape casting special, airing Wednesday, September 13th at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, where each one will reveal his or her personal struggle to find true love.
New host Terrence J., a well-established actor, host, producer, author, philanthropist and mega-fan of "Are You The One?," is widely recognized as one of Hollywood's most skilled multi-hyphenates. The three-time Emmy(R) nominee and seven year host on BET's "106 & Park," Terrence J. has now added executive producer and host of MTV's "SafeWord" and host of MTV's "Are You The One?" to his purview. Bringing a new twist to this popular dating competition, Terrence J. tests couples to follow their hearts if they want to walk away with love and their share of one million dollars. The rules may be simple, but the game of love is never easy, and this season of "Are You The One?" is sure to have audiences love shook.

Time now for.....

The Dilemma Diary. Picture this: You're on LMAD and you're risking a prize package for a small curtain on a small box. Is it a prize or a zonk?  We'll give you some thought after the Google Play Music interlude as our Super Password soul sister Alyse Black continues Absolutely Alyse in August.

Oh oh....Oh hi, you're back. Behind the small curtain reveals........

Good enough to go on a safari. 

Now we move on to.....

List this. Sir Bruce Forsyth passed away last weekend and he has had an astounding career in the UK. Here are his top 4 accomplishments.

Number 4:

Strictly Come Dancing.

The forerunner to DWTS. Brucie was to Tom Bergeron in this version.

Number 3:
Bruce's Price is right. He took on the format of the modern version and made it his own.

 Number 2:

Play Your Cards Right. If Card Sharks were for single players, then why this version was made for couples only? I'll never know.

And the #1 show Brucie has been on is.......

Bruce Forsyth's Hot Streak. Although he wanted to try it in the USA, this one was beaten up by Wheel and Price. Syndication would've worked well. May he rest in peace.

That's it for this week. Today's consolation prize is a kitchen sink. Prefect for cleaning the dishes or.....just plain washing your hands.

Don't forget to email me at,, Pierre Jason Kelly on FB and @Johnny_Arcade on twitter. Also I'm on Snapchat as MisterGSN and Instagram as Mister_WCW. We will return next Wednesday, and until we return, Play on playas.