Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Updated: March 6, 1:04 PM ET
More Women of AllNight
From Feb. 12: Tonya Harding, the former Olympic skater who is no longer skating, is now boxing. She is on the undercard of the Mike Tyson bout that is on Showtime February 22. This won't be her first time in the ring, as she did Celebrity Boxing. "The Celebrity Boxing was not real by any means. I had one hour to train for that. This is my first professional fight. The difference is this is real and that wasn't. I have been training for the past three months for seven hours a day...I feel I was a great skater, but that was then and this is now. I thought about doing race car driving, but couldn't get into it. I love the boxing. They don't care what you wear or how you look. It's just about two people and who is the better athlete. I feel I'm in better shape then I was when I was skating." Comparing how she will feel going into this fight to when she'd perform figure skating, "When you are physically and mentally prepared for something there is nerves. You just have to rely on yourself and what you have learned from your trainer to just go out there and perform. I call it being in the zone...I want to show everyone that I can be successful." Has she met Mike Tyson? "I have and I spoke to him and his entourage. He was very sincere and seemed like a great person. It is an honor to be on his undercard...I want to be like Mike. Just kidding, I don't want to be like anyone. I just want to be like me." On her notoriety, "My whole life I had dreams and motivations of what I wanted to do. I always want to achieve all my goals. My name brings people to watch, which I think is great. ..There will always be people that are hesitant about me. But I want to have self-worth and be successful." How much does she have in common with Tyson, since they both have had negative press? "We have a lot in common. Everybody has a past, once you put it behind you and move on, you just take things one step at a time and then you'll be successful. There's been a lot of things said about me that may or may not be true, but you have to accept the good with the bad." She won't say anything bad about her opponent, Samantha Browning, "I'll just let my fists do the talking."
From Jan. 14: Trista Rehn, ABC's The Bachelorette, was the runner-up on season one of The Bachelor, now the tables have turned. She gets to chose from 25 eligible bachelors the one man that she may want to spend the rest of her life with. After the first round of cuts, she got very emotional. She felt badly hurting their feelings. Before this show, she never had even asked a guy out, they always pursued her. ABC selected the guys that they thought would best match-up with Trista. How did they do? "The get an A+. I don't know how they found these guys, but I am truly truly grateful to them." After reading her answer to 10 Questions on ESPN.com, Todd thinks he and Trista have a lot in common: Both went to the University of Miami. She was a Heat dancer. The first NBA team Todd covered was the Heat. They both like sports and traveling. He wants to know why the two never met. "I think there are a lot of people in this world I never met, you're just one of them." Reality TV expert, Producer Louise, asked a few questions. One of which was about Trista's recent cover story in TV Guide. In that article, it talked about how the first Bachelor, Alex Michel, tried to get in touch with her after he didn't pick her. She said that story was wrong and she wanted to set the record straight that she asked to get in touch with him. It was then that Alex said that he thought he might have made a mistake [by not picking her]. And yes, she did find "true love" on the show. The Bachelorette airs on ABC Wednesday at 9pm et.
From Nov. 12: Mavericks team dancer Jennifer S. told Todd Wright about a show that Jennifer appeared on this year. The show was called, Who Wants To Date A Pro Cheerleader. "It was a lot of fun. I think I got the most normal guy on the show. The TV show made him out to be not a nice as he really was." Is she considered a cheerleader or a dancer? "I correct people when they call us cheerleaders. We don't cheer. We go out there and dance." This year the dancers will have a calendar available for Christmas. "It was done very tasteful. I was very happy with the. [pictures]." They finished up with Jennifer's three favorite cereals. Her top three were Fruity Pebbles, Cinnamon Life and Frosted Flakes.
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From Nov. 12: Aubrey from Beg, Borrow, and Deal -- Now that ESPN's reality series has come to an end, we now know that Aubrey's team (Team Contact) did not win Beg, Borrow, and Deal. But the former Raiderette cheerleader had this to say about the experience, "Everything I thought went completely the opposite way. I thought asking people on the street for help was going to be difficult and working with three other people on my team was going to be easy." The opposite happened. Todd wanted to know how much being able to throw out the big four letters, ESPN, helped. "We were allowed to use ESPN with sports franchises when we were in their city. If I was calling from a different city, we couldn't say ESPN. And never could we use it to ask a regular person for help." How did she feel about the overall experience? "I can accept that we lost, but I can not accept how my team performed." Aubrey is pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Check out a chat Aubrey did on ESPN.com.
From Nov. 12: Kaley Cuoco, Actress She plays the oldest daughter, Bridget, on 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, which is on ABC Tuesdays at 8pm et. How is working with John Ritter, who plays her Dad? "John is one of the funniest people I ever met. He's always crazy. Such a geek. He is very very protective of us kids. He's become a second father to me. He takes nap during lunch because his energy is always so high, it exhausts him." She turns 17 later this month. Has she ever seen an episode of three's Company? "I've seen a few episodes on Nick-at-Nite. He looks a little different, but his physical comedy is the same." She feels the reason for the early success of the show is because, "from day one, we seemed like a real family. We just clicked." She likes that her character gets to wear skimpy clothes and she admits to taking home a few items. "Though, it is suppose to be winter in Detroit and I'm still in these little outfits." How has she enjoyed her newfound fame? "I was at an ABC function and Jennifer Garner from Alias came up and told me that she really likes the show and thinks it's hilarious. I almost melted. We've been getting really good feedback." Lastly, tennis is her passion. She almost went pro. "I've played tennis since I could hold a racket. I used to play 4-5 hours a day and always tournaments on the weekend. Then I got the series and I had to make a decision. I put tennis aside for right now, it's kind of in the back pocket. I couldn't be happier about my decision right now."
From Nov. 7: Leah Remini, King of Queens star, surprised Todd by just calling in. Nick Bakay, who is the Consulting Producer on King of Queens seen on CBS at 8pm et on Mondays, set it up. They began with a quote from co-star, Kevin James, who described Leah as having, "The mouth of a construction worker and a body of the model." Leah replied by saying, "That's very nice, but I don't see it. I definitely have the mouth of a construction worker though." Next up was the subject of her posing for "Stuff" Magazine. "I have never been hit on by a writer or a director. Here's my sexy look in every photo. The only thing that changed was my outfit Who wants to be by themselves? When there is a guy there or a girl in the photo shoot with you, it is fun. It's different than being alone." Next up was co-star, Kevin James. "He looks good in real life. He does not dress up like Doug in real life. The camera adds 10 pounds so both of us look heavier than we really are. Kevin has lost 25 pounds this year so he is looking really good. I don't like skinny guys." Lastly, she her dream is to be in an Aerosmith video.
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Vanessa Marie Semrow
From Sept. 3: Vanessa Marie Semrow, Miss Teen USA 2002 First up was Vanessa winning the pageant. About living in New York, "This is exciting for me, and honestly it is a lot bigger than Chicago." On her schooling, "Had I not won this pageant, right now I am a year ahead of my class, so there is nothing I am worried about." On entering the pageant, "I have been modeling since I was 11 years old. The Teen Wisconsin Pageant director told me I was cute and I should give it a try. I gave it a shot and I came home with the crown. I really didn't expect it to be a competition, I just went in trying to have fun. I didn't expect to win, but my goal was to be in the top 10. Not worrying about it really helped. There is definitely a lot of hard work, but I definitely would do it again."
From Aug. 27: Angie Everhart, Actress/Model - First up was women in sports, posing in magazines. "They weren't nude so I don't have a problem with it." In regards to Angie growing up as a "tom boy", "I grew up with four older brothers so I have some credentials there. I don't think I wore a skirt till I was 20." They switched over to the X-Games. "I think the X-Games are great. I think there needs to be more sky diving." She then went into a few different stories of her sky diving experiences. Next up was her first actress role in "The Last Action Hero." "Being my first movie, it was nice to have my very first movie to be in with Arnold Schwarzenegger. She finished up with her new show starting on Fox. "On September 6th, I'm getting set on fire." "Not only am I getting set on fire, I have to jump off a pier to put the fire out."
From Aug. 25: Willa Ford, Pop Singer - They started with the Miss Teen USA Pageant, where Willa will be hosting this year. She said that she used to be in pageants when she was younger. "I know the program. I know how the girls are feeling. I look forward to helping the girls out." They switched over to MTV, where Willa hosted a show in Key West, Florida. "It was literally kids from Miami being bused in for TRL." "It was time for everybody to chill and party." Regarding her career, "But when I made it on TRL I knew I made it." She then went on to talk about where she wants to go in the future with her career. "I'm not such a fan of Pop Rock. It's all been done before."
From Aug. 6: Kelly Packard talked to Todd Wright about "Ripley's Believe It or Not." The first subject was the TV show, which she is the field correspondent on. Kelly said that the one story on Ripley's that made her sick was a man who ate food and then vacuumed them out through his esophagus. Next was her career. "I've had such a good career as far as fun jobs go." On "Baywatch," Kelly spoke about getting "The one-piece, red bathing suit. The first time I tried on that one-piece, red bathing suit, I knew it was the biggest thing in my career." Todd compared it to a high school athlete first getting a letter jacket. The next two shows that she was on was "Saved by the Bell" and "California Dreams." Kelly was more of a "Zack," Mark-Paul Gosselear guy instead of an "A.C. Slater," Mario Lopez, guy. The reason for this is because she dated Gosselear and he is the only famous guy she has ever dated.
Mitts is the champion
From June 28: Philadelphia Charge midfielder Heather Mitts, who has come up in conversation with teammate Mandy Clemens, has also won the voting at Playboy.com for Sexiest WUSA player. She rooms with teammate and National team player Lorrie Fair. She was never asked by Playboy to be included on their poll and found out by word of mouth through the league. "I never really paid much attention to it to tell you the truth." She is very amused by the coverage. "I was really surprised by all of it, it's definitely a shocker.... for the league you never know the reaction because it's never been done.... I'm sure it's not something the league really wants done because we want to be known as having the best players around the world." Heather also notes that women will check out the men at sporting events so it goes both ways. Heather is excited about the success of the US Men's Soccer Team and hopes that it helps their sport out.
A shot of advice from Daisy
From May 22: Daisy Fuentes, Actress and host of the 2002 Miss Universe on CBS, May 29th A very special second meeting on-air between Daisy and TW. Todd told Daisy that ABC misses her...."I loved that show, (America's Funniest Home Videos) it was just fun." Daisy told us she had been offered hosting jobs on a few reality series, but when she reads the pitch..."I ask myself if I would watch it, I'm not that big on reality shows...I watch Fear Factor, but sometimes I watch through my fingers when it's gross," Daisy said. To the pageant, Daisy told us that each girl at this event has already won in their country. "It's great to see when someone's life is changed and what they do with it afterwards." Her advice to the contestants..."be yourself and maybe a shot of Tequila backstage."
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Relaxing with Brooke Burke
Brooke Burke, actress and host of E!'s Wild On She is happy to relax at home after traveling the world working on her new show Rank where viewers can rank subjects in different categories online at www.eonline.com. "The fun thing about the show that it's controversial and people love to argue about the picks." Other shows coming up are "The 25 Hottest Couples" and "Stars Who Kick Butt."
For more on Brooke, go to brookeburke.com
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