VH1 has now unveiled the cast of Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch! The dating show follows NFL superstar and former Dancing With The Stars alum Chad Ochocinco as he tries to find love amongst 85 women. Yes 85 women.
However Chad, who was romantically linked with his DWTS partner Cheryl Burke earlier this year, will be eliminating majority of those women to get to his final 17 top choices in the premiere episode of the show, which debuts tonight July 11th at 9/8c on VH1.
There was a minor scandal involving Chad and his choice of women that hit the blogs as filming began on the show last month. A contestant on the show and someone working in production alleged that Chad did not want any African American women on his show, and that he wanted “all the black girls to be “cut”, except for 1.”
Chad allegedly wanted to keep the Latina and brunette White girls because he believed they are “better” for him. The producers had to Chad into keeping two black women as part of his final 17.
Chad did deny the claims, stating that “certain girls” were mad they got sent home and that he’s colorblind. Oddly enough, a look at the 17 finalists show only 3 black women.
Also premiering tonight is the second season of Terell Owen’s reality show – The T.O. Show. VH1 promises season 2 will feature TO leaving Buffalo, rocking a wig, possibly rekindling an old flame, all while embracing fatherhood. Also returning are TO’s two longtime friends, Kita Williams and Monique Jackson, to yell at him help him make better life decisions.The new season premieres tonight at at 10:30/9:30c.
The cast of Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch is below -
The long awaited reality show of Frank Maresca aka Frank The Entertainer is finally here. VH1 has released the cast photos and show info today. Judging by the photos of the girls competing, it seems having an orange complexion was a prerequisite to qualifying for the show.
The dating show, titled Frank The Entertainer…In A Basement Affair, is set to premierSunday, January 3 at 8PM on VH1. The Entertainer is well known for his previous appearances on past VH1 shows such as I Love New York 2, and I Love Money. This new show has Frank searching for love in his parents basement. The 15 girls vying for his love will be in for a rude awakening once they realize they will be competiting in Frank’s basement, and not they typical elaborate mansion they expected.
More Info is below from the Press Release -
Frank Maresca, aka the Entertainer from I Love New York 2 and Seasons 1 and 2 of I Love Money is back and looking for love on Frank the Entertainer… in a Basement Affair, premiering Sunday, January 3 at 8PM on VH1.
Fifteen beautiful women traveled to New York for Frank, only to find out that they won’t be living in the elaborate mansion they expected – they will be living in Frank’s parents’ house! Outspoken Mom Susan and Dad Gary are so desperate to have 32-year-old Frank move out of their basement that they have decided to make finding Frank love a family affair.
The girls will have to compete for Frank’s love, and follow Mom and Dad’s house rules if they want to stay in the house. Each week at elimination, Frank will give the ladies keys to his basement, and those locked out will have to pack up, and move out.
Melissa Rycroft, 26 years old has worn many hats including sales representative, former cowboys cheerleader, DWTS contestants, Bachelor contestant and winner though this is questionable. In addition, Melissa was named people magazine list of world’s most beautiful people of 2009. Way to go girl!
So is Melissa ready for playboy? Rumors have it that Melissa will be featured in playboy after DWTS. Melissa tells USmagazine.com that being in playboy will not be happening and besides her father will kill her.
Sorry guys this rumor is false, however i can tell you that after DWTS you’ve not seen the last of Melissa. At the moment, Melissa’s focus is winning DWTS so she working hard as the finale approaches. Melissa also enjoys working with Tony her partner in DWTS.
Rycroft, who was famously dumped by BachelorJason Mesnick on national TV, says she is just delighted on how far she’s come. Rycroft is currently in a relationship with Tye Strickland and they both seem to be happy.
After DWTS, Melissa plans to go on vacation with no access to her cell phone, radio or TV. Overall. Melissa seems to be happy in her life and present situation.
With the first eliminations happening tonight, Dancing With The Stars was sizzling hot last night as the stars danced hard with most showing improvement from the previous week. The top score once again went to Sex and The City movie hottie Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke. The two were the first dancing couple this season to get a score of 9 from each of the judges.
The Bachelor’s Melissa Rycroft and her partner Tony Dovolani brought the heat once again with a flawless salsa. And we must say Melissa looked flawless in her outfit! (You listening Jason?).
Best Dance of the week – Melissa and Tony
Most improved this week – Ty and Chelsie
It’s safe to say Melissa and Gilles are the two favorites to win the season, with Shawn Johnson coming in a distant third.
The 2 lowest scores of the night went to Steve-O and Steve Wozniak. Poor Steve, good thing he has his billions to fall back on. Steve-O was absent from the show due to a back injury, he was judged based on his dress rehearsal dance.
Here are the scores for this week –
Gilles and Cheryl: 27
Melissa and Tony: 26
Shawn and Mark: 24
Lil Kim and Derek: 23
Denise and Maksim: 21
Chuck and Julianne: 20
Lawrence and Edyta: 20
Ty and Chelsie: 20
Belinda and Jonathan: 18
Holly and Dmitry: 18
David and Kym: 17
Steve and Karina: 17
Steve-O and Lacey: 14