The Los Angeles Unified School District has refused an offer to take part in Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution. In its first season, Food Revolution chronicled the British chef's attempts to improve school lunch programs in Huntington, W. Va. ABC announced last month that the second season would be filmed in Los Angeles, a city which Oliver called "his biggest challenge yet." At the outset of the show, Oliver was met with heavy resistance in Huntington. Now, he's facing preemptive pushback in Los Angeles. In a letter written to the show's producers, LAUSD's director of partnerships in the superintendent's office Melissa Infusino said taking part in Food Revolution would be too time-consuming. To Read More Click Here.
It's a boy for Jamie Oliver and wife Jools. "It's a baby boy guys!!! I'm shock[ed], we're all very happy, mum was amazing and both are well and happy x4 kids!!" the celebrity chef tweeted on Wednesday. Oliver, 35, has not released a name, but is calling the newborn "Buddy" on Twitter. "Full name to come from mum," he tweeted. He included two pictures of the baby. Earlier this month, Oliver's Emmy-winning show, Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, was picked up for a second season. "Buddy" Oliver is the fourth child for Oliver and Jools, who have three daughters: Petal Blossom Rainbow, 17 months, Daisy Boo Pamela, 6, and Poppy Honey Rosie, 8. Perhaps the naming delay is due to the lack of floral-themed monikers for males. Source Here
With any luck, Jamie Oliver will do away with liquid cleanses and protein bars as meals. The Emmy-winning Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution will be back for a second season - and this time the British chef's taking his anti-obesity crusade to Los Angeles. ABC, which announced the show's return Thursday, calls Los Angeles "his biggest challenge yet" - even though last year he faced kids in Huntington, W.Va., who had trouble differentiating tomatoes from potatoes. To Read More Click Here .
TGIF! Tonight has all new episodes of Smallville and more of your Friday favs. Also don't miss out on the season premiere of Party Down and the series premiere of Gravity on Starz ! 8/7c Smallville on The CW Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC Wife Swap on ABC 8:30/7:30c Big Time Rush on Nickelodeon NOW on PBS on PBS The Life & Times of Tim on HBO 9/8c Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC Stargate Universe on Syfy Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO 10/9c Miami Medical on CBS Party Down on Starz - Season Premiere! 10:30/9:30c Gravity on Starz - Series Premiere! 11/10c Comedy Central Presents : Eliot Chang on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c Comedy Central Presents : Mike DeStefano on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
* Smallville (8/7c The CW ) Who is the Blur? Everyone wants to know, but Clark's not telling. This means he gets subjected to all manner of plots, schemes and wayward photo-snapping while doing something heroic in a flurry of action. In this episode, he's rescuing Lois from former DA and ex-con Raymond Sacks (Dylan Neal) when a delivery guy catches him on film. Like any entrepreneurial delivery person would do, he puts the picture up for sale and deep-pocketed Checkmate agent Maxwell Lord (Gil Bellows) comes calling. * Who Do You Think You Are? (8/7c NBC) It's suddenly Susan when the inaugural season of the celeb family-tree series begins winding down. (Next week's season finale features Spike Lee.) But this one's all about Susan Sarandon (Oscar winner for 1995's Dead Man Walking) and her family. Sarandon digs deep into the roots of her lineage, unearthing information about her enigmatic grandmother. Detailed ancestral sleuthing and a trip to Italy ultimately lead to a most interesting family discovery. * Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (9/8c ABC) Jamie Oliver made great strides in transforming the eating habits of the people in Huntington, W.V., during his time there. But have they been able to sustain his healthy-cooking initiative since he left? He returns to the city in the series finale and is discouraged to find that his Food Revolution has lost its steam. The celebrity chef has one last chance to convince people to improve their diets, so he plans his most dramatic demonstration yet, which will include a surprise performance by the country band Rascal Flatts. * Party Down (10/9c Starz ) The wannabe showbiz hopefuls moonlighting as caterers-waiters are back for a second serving, and dishy Megan Mullally joins the cast. The new season kicks off with Henry taking over as the new team leader and boy, does he have his hands full. First off, he must contend with a bizarre rock star who likes to go incognito. Then there's the problem of Ron, the former boss who is now back and working for Henry. Finally, Henry must force himself to be all business despite having to work with his ex, Casey. * Two Kenyan Guys (10/9c National Geographic ) Two Kenyan warriors from the Masai and Samburu tribes embark on a voyage of discovery in this three-part documentary series, which follows them as they leave their villages to explore the Westernized world for the very first time. They land in New York City in the series premiere and get their first glimpse at tall buildings, Central Park and Times Square, and their first taste of hot dogs and wheatgrass. Source Here
* Spartacus: Blood and Sand (10/9c Starz) Over these bloody entertaining 13 episodes fraught with carnage and the carnal, Spartacus has gone from Thracian warrior to Roman slave to gladiator trainee to gladiator champion. In the first-season finale, Spartacus hopes to exact revenge on Glaber, who was responsible for his plight, and who had an exacting hand in the death of his wife. To bring his plan to fruition, Spartacus receives welcome support and assistance from a most unlikely ally. * Wizards of Waverly Place (8:30/7:30c Disney Channel ) Sexy Latin superstar Shakira is actually a dude who looks like a lady? That's the shocking secret Alex, Justin and Max discover when they learn that their uncle Kelbo (Jeff Garlin) is the singing sensation as a result of his abusing a weird wizard rule. Worse still, he can't control when the transformation happens. The real Shakira guest stars as herself. Hey, hips don't lie. * What Not to Wear Awards (9/8c TLC ) In seven seasons, Stacy London and Clinton Kelly have given hundreds of fashion victims much-needed makeovers, clearing out one dreadful wardrobe at a time. In this special installment, the fierce and funny hosts are looking back at the most memorable moments in the show's history, from the most dramatic transformations to the biggest breakdowns. There's certainly no shortage of either. * Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (9/8c ABC) Last week Jamie Oliver achieved the seemingly impossible when he taught 1000 people to cook in just one week, converting DJ Rod, his biggest skeptic, into a full-fledged advocate of his healthy-cooking initiative. The Food Revolution is gaining steam, but Jamie needs more funding. In order to get the money he needs, he'll have to rely on the testimony of his second biggest adversary in Huntington, Central Elementary head cook Alice Gue. * Secrets of the Mountain (8/7c NBC) NBC presents adventurous family fare with this 2010 original movie starring Paige Turco and Barry Bostwick. Turco plays a single mom who decides to sell a cabin she inherited from her uncle. She takes her kids along for a weekend trip to the mountains to finalize the sale, but the outing isn't nearly as dull as simply signing paperwork. Instead, the family uncover a dangerous mystery that someone is determined to prevent them from solving. Source Here
Tonight brings the midseason finale of Caprica and plenty more! Check out all that's on tonight: 8/7c Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution on ABC Who Do You Think You Are? on NBC 8:30/7:30c NOW on PBS on PBS 9/8c Kitchen Nightmares on Fox Caprica on Syfy - Midseason Finale! Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Cartoon Network Bill Moyers' Journal on PBS The Ricky Gervais Show on HBO 9:30/8:30c Ben 10: Alien Force on Cartoon Network The Life & Times of Tim on HBO 10/9c Spartacus: Blood and Sand on Starz 11/10c Comedy Central Presents : Rachel Feinstein on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c Comedy Central Presents : Sklar Brothers 2 on Comedy Central What will you be watching?
He's a prominent chef and TV personality and now England's Jamie Oliver is taking his passion one step further in ABC's Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (Fridays at 9/8c). Beginning his tour in Huntington, W.Va. - which the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention labeled America's unhealthiest city in 2008 - the 34-year-old went into the kitchens of different schools to see what kids were being fed and demonstrate how to change. Oliver talked to TVGuide.com about the resistance he faced throughout his mission, how schools are serving children "street food," and what people can do to help the cause. To Read More [Click Here].
* Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (9/8c ABC) Rising childhood obesity rates in America have health experts predicting that today's generation of kids is the first in over two centuries expected to live a shorter life than their parents. British chef Jamie Oliver is on a mission to change that. This eye-opening series documents his attempts to transform the eating habits of people in Huntington, W.Va., which has been called the unhealthiest city in America. If you missed Sunday's sneak peek of this worthwhile series, the premiere repeats at 8/7c, followed by an all-new episode in its regular time slot at 9/8c. * Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars (8/7c Disney Channel ) Jennifer Stone (Wizards of Waverly Place) stars in this 2010 contemporary twist on the popular Harriet the Spy character. Harriet wants to be the official blogger at her high school, but an archrival (Vanessa Morgan) stands in her way. To decide which one will claim the coveted title, the girls engage in a month-long blog war to win support among their classmates, and Harriet believes she has an advantage. Her movie producer dad is filming a teen musical, and Harriet plans to get the inside scoop on the movie's hot teen star. * Caprica (9/8c Syfy ) It's hard to envy Zoe Graystone (Alessandra Torresani). Her real-life alter ego died when her boyfriend blew up a train, her own mother publicly blamed her for the bombing, her digitized soul is trapped in a Frankenstein's monster-like robot, and her dad is bent on hitting a reset button that can end her existence. It may not be much of a life, but the ghost-in-the-machine makes an effort to keep on living while the Barnabas-Clarice clash heats up in the mid-season finale. * Dr. G: America's Most Shocking Cases (9/8c Discovery Health) It is, indeed, sad news to hear that a newborn has died, just as it is outright shocking to hear that the baby's mom might be culpable. "Dr. G" Jan Garavaglia boldly takes us down this macabre path in the opener of the series examining compelling American autopsies, including the death of literary heavyweight Sherwood Anderson. * Chandon Pictures (9/8c Sundance Channel ) Rob Carlton created, wrote, co-directed and stars in this wifty Australian-sitcom import about documentary filmmakers who moonlight as wedding and special-event videographers. "Documenteur" Tom Chandon (Carlton) hasn't produced a feature film since the forgettable Oh No, Bonzo: The Clown That Killed a Kid, so he's always on the lookout for a controversial subject. And he may just have found "an Australian family classic" when the company is hired to shoot the wedding of a couple who happen to be cousins. Source Here