October 11, 2012 |
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- President Obama cast the “new, latest version of Mitt Romney” as a salesman simply softening his image in an effort to close the deal with voters. After running in a Republican primary in which Romney called himself “severely conservative,” Obama said Thursday, “he's trying to convince you that he was severely kidding.” “He's trying to go through an extreme makeover,” Obama told a crowd in the basketball stadium at the University of Miami. As for analyses that estimate Romney's plans to cut taxes would cost close to $5 trillion, Obama said, the Republican nominee for president “just pretends it doesn't exist.” “'What $5-trillion tax cut?
September 7, 2012 |
The affecting documentary "Wild Horse, Wild Ride," directed by husband-and-wife team Greg Gricus and Alex Dawson, follows a diverse group of equine enthusiasts as they prepare to participate in the 2009 Extreme Mustang Makeover. This annual event is a contest of sorts in which 100 professional and amateur trainers present the results of their 100 days of work taming wild mustangs. The animals are then put up for auction and adoption - thus avoiding federal corrals. The committed and patient entrants here include an intrepid Arizona cowgirl and single mom, a Mexican émigré working as a Wisconsin roofer, a Navajo ex-rodeo champ and his son, a bearish Texan and his seventh wife, a PhD in biomedical engineering, and a pair of soulful New Hampshire brothers.
July 16, 2012 |
Is America ready to get their Bible lessons from Jeff Foxworthy, king of the redneck joke? It's about to become reality as Game Show Network has released the first look at its original game show"The American Bible Challege. " Game shows have tackled everything from the private lives of newlyweds to deepest fears of average Americans, so offering up the Good Book as the basis for frantic competition and fabulous cash prizes seems like the next logical step. They have rock bands and coffee bars in churches now, so it's not as outlandish as it may seem at first.
November 3, 2011
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will honor military families in a Veterans Day fundraising special featuring stars who include Jewel, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams. The hourlong ABC special, airing at 8 p.m. on Nov. 11, will focus on issues faced by veterans and highlight the skills they can bring to the workforce and their communities, ABC and the charitable Entertainment Industry Foundation said Wednesday. Jewel, who is cohosting the special with Ty Pennington of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," also will sing.
July 30, 2011 |
When it comes to makeovers at the movies, the rules have always been fairly straightforward: Girls get a Cinderella story, while guys get Spider-Man. It's pretty much been that way since the dawn of the movie makeover genre, which authors Elizabeth A. Ford and Deborah C. Mitchell trace to 1942's "Now Voyager" (starring Bette Davis) in their 2004 book "The Makeover in Movies. "That film may not be familiar, but the story arc certainly is, and it can be found in movies ranging from the animated "Cinderella" (1950)
June 27, 2011 |
"Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition" 10 p.m. June 13, ABC Episode: "Dana" The premise Dana Baker is a 44-year-old gospel singer who weighs 498 pounds. He freely admits to a regular diet of cookies, Hawaiian Punch and donuts. He sweats when putting on his shoes, gets short of breath just standing or sitting and says he takes "eight to 10 painkillers every morning just to function. " Baker's plea for help is answered by Chris Powell, the 33-year-old personal trainer who works with experts from the California Health and Longevity Institute in Westlake Village.