This looked like a challenge tailor made for the women: selling wedding dresses. Sure, Dennis Rodman has worn a wedding dress but that didn’t mean he was much help. In fact, he claimed sickness and didn’t even show up for the challenge.
The men didn’t decorate their store very well. The women did. UGA alum Herschel Walker helped the team raise $63K. His thoughts on team leader Tom Green: “I would not put him on my A team.” The women sold $103,000 worth of dresses. Killed the guys — again. Jesse and Brian both said Tom and Dennis should be cut. In the end, Donald Trump dropped Tom for a poor performance. Somehow, Dennis survived — surely, for entertainment purposes. And the promos show him going a bit Hulk-like next week.
And for the third week in a row, Atlanta’s Tionne “T Boz” Watkins was a complete non entity.
-Self cross promotion alert: I do a weekly TV tips story. It’s over here, in case you missed it..
-I am doing a “Whatever happened to Bill Tush” item and went to McDonough Thursday for a benefit he was hosting for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Alpharetta’s Jeff Foxworthy was the primary attraction. I grabbed him a couple of minutes to talk about his new children’s book “Silly Street” and yesterday’s Comedy Central ribald roast of Larry the Cable Guy, his fellow “Blue Collar Tour” man. He joked that after all the nasty comments before he hit the dais, he was sure his Sunday School class wasn’t watching. Here’s the video.
Here’s a promo for the show “High Rise,” former 99X host Steve Barnes’ TV venture. It debuts March 31 on Comcast on Demand and his Web site. It will feature five-minute segments set at the Terminus building in Buckhead. You can check the show’s progress at www.highrisetheseries.com.
-Are you a fan of “Last Comic Standing”? It’s off the summer schedule this summer after less-than-hilarious ratings last year.
-And Friday was the last day for Star 94 mid-day host Tripp West, who was told a few weeks ago that he was not going to have his contract renewed at Star 94. He’s seeking other jobs, likely outside of Atlanta.
-Don Imus has stage II prostate cancer, he announced Monday morning on his show, heard locally on True Oldies 106.7.
-My colleague Mark Davis did a “whatever happened to…” Ludlow Porch.
These days, Ludlow airs weekdays, 9 a.m.-noon, and is heard in eight states. Working from his home atop a Dawson County mountain, he’s a regular on a dozen Georgia stations. In these parts, try listening to WHIE-AM (1320) in Griffin, or WIMO-AM (1300) in Winder.
“I’m still around,” said Ludlow. “I’ve been on the radio 35 years. If somebody lost me, it’s their fault, not mine.”