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Splash Premiere Clips - Katherine Webb Talks Diving, Plus Celebrity Belly Flops

Celebrity competitive diving? For once it looks like ABC has created a reality series where Celebs failing badly at the task is the main draw. Somehow I just can't picture Louie Anderson doing anything remotely graceful. Then again, the big win for this series was contracting Katherine Webb, whose star is definitely hot at the moment. I wasn't even considering tuning in until I saw the Belly Flop montage though. READ MORE...

Splash (ABC) First Look of Cast & Training

ABC’s new reality competition series Splash premieres on Tuesday March 19 at 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Episode Synopis: Splash (ABC) premiere – After weeks of training with professional divers and being mentored by the world’s most decorated and medaled diving legend, Greg Louganis, five of the ten celebrity contestants will face their fears as they flip, twist and spin into the depths of the pool below. The two with the lowest scores will go head to head in a dive-off to determine who will be the first contestant sent home, on the series premiere of “Splash,” TUESDAY, MARCH 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. The following week, the remaining five celebrity contestants will compete and showcase their daring dives. READ MORE...

ABC's 'Splash' premieres with Louie Anderson and Katherine Webb: What did you think?

When we first heard about ABC's "Splash," we had our doubts -- watching D-list celebs hop into a pool doesn't seem nearly as entertaining as watching them cha-cha. (And even the entertainment value of that is dwindling.) Tuesday's series premiere of the celebrity diving competition show was surprisingly compelling, though. London Olympic U.S. gold medalist David Boudia and Australian Olympic athlete and USA Dive team director Steve Foley were very dynamic judges, and because the show doesn't air live, there was room to create drama with editing.First of all, we loved to hate the jingles for each of the divers -- particularly "The Cosby Show" child star's Keshia Knight Pulliam, whose jingle made sure to mention that she wasn't little Rudy anymore. Her dive involved a handstand on the board, but the judges weren't particularly impressed by it. "You had as much balance as a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest," Steve said. Keisha received... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/abcs-splash-premieres-with-louie-anderson-and-katherine-webb-what-did-you-think.html

'Splash' premiere: Chuy Bravo sidelined by horseplay; Joey Lawrence stresses diving dangers

ABC's ballroom-dancing competition "Dancing With the Stars," which started a new season on Monday, March 18, is known for a fairly high rate of injury to participants, both celebrity contestants and professional dancers -- from pulled muscles to foot fractures to tendon tears.But Joey Lawrence, star of ABC Family's sitcom "Melissa and Joey," who competed on "Dancing," says that risk is nothing compared to that faced by the contestants in "Splash," the new reality-competition show he's co-hosting for ABC."These are serious injuries," says Lawrence. "We have things going on I'm not going to tell you about, as these episodes roll out. But it is crazy stuff these people are experiencing."Premiering on Tuesday, March 19, "Splash," based on a Dutch concept, pairs 10 celebrities with diving mentor and Olympic legend Greg Louganis, then has them compete in regulation platform and springboard diving in front of two judges: London Olympics gold-medalist David Boudia, and Australian Olympian and... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/splash-premiere-chuy-bravo-sidelined-by-horseplay-joey-lawrence-stresses-diving-dangers.html
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