What’s Hot on TV Tonight – America’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists Set

It was a long haul, and the two-week break for the Olympics didn’t help, but America’s Got Talent is finally ready to name their Semi-Finalists. Tonight they add the last four from the Wildcard bunch that performed last night. Check out your other favorite shows at TV-Links.

1. Live! With Kelly. Seth Meyers is guest cohost, and Zac Efron and Kevin Costner are the guests. Syndicated, check local listings.

2. Big Brother. The veto competition and PoV meeting. 7:00 PM CT CBS

3. Oh Sit! Twelve daredevils go head-to-head through obstacle course-type eliminations, and The Speakers perform. 7:00 PM CT CW

4. So You Think You Can Dance. The final ten perform, and Benjamin Millipied is the guest judge, and L.A. Dance Project performs. 7:00 PM CT Fox

5. Melissa & Joey. Mel starts to slowly make friends with Joe’s visiting Russian girlfriend, Ryder helps Lennox with an experiment that involves eating vending-machine food. 7:00 PM CT ABC Family

6. MLB Baseball. New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox. 7:00 PM CT ESPN2

7. Baby Daddy Ben tries to get his dad to be included in Emma’s first Christmas photo, and Tucker and riley find Danny’s high school journal. 7:30 PM CT ABC Family

8. America’s Got Talent. Four of the Wildcard acts advance. 8:00 PM CT NBC

9. Royal Pains. A polo team owner is treated by HankMed, Divya has difficulties dating, and Evan worries about the in-laws meeting. 8:00 PM CT USA

10. Haunted Collector. John Zaffis heads to Enfield, CT, and the team goes to Elizabethtown, KY, to look in strange phenomena at the Morrison Masonic Lodge. 8:00 PM CT Syfy

11. Toddlers & Tiaras. Scarlett and Isabella compete against Elizabeth and Kylee for the Little Mr. and Miss Nevada pageant in Las Vegas. 8:00 PM CT TLC

12. Toy Hunter. Jordan Hembrough is hired by one of the biggest toy auction houses in New Jersey to help find something for their monthly live auction. Knowing that he needs something big, Hembrough travels to Texas, where he hopes to find bigger collections, bigger personalities and bigger payoffs. 8:00 PM CT Travel Channel

13. NY Med. A mother has a risky surgery to remove cancer from her stomach, a married couple balance surgical residency and their relationship, a confident cardiac surgeon, and a an 18-year-old with Crohn’s disease gets hope with a new kind of colon surgery. 9:00 PM CT ABC

14. Necessary Roughness. Dani tends to mixed-doubles tennis players, something is stolen from TK’s place, and Nico finds a security breach at the Hawks. 9:00 PM CT USA

15. The Soul Man. Boyce brings the family and choir to Las Vegas, sin tempts Barton, Lolli has difficulties with the church ladies, and Stamps takes over for Boyce in a round of celebrity golf. 9:00 PM CT TV Land

16. Paranormal Witness. A cop and his partner investigate slamming doors and other oddities on guarding the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. 9:00 PM CT Syfy

17. Top Chef: Masters. Las Vegas’ favorite house bunny’s in the kitchen this week. Holly Madison puts the chefs to the ultimate test, hosting a brunch for 150 of her closest friends. Later on, everyone seems to be enjoying themselves at the pool party brunch but things aren’t going as swimmingly back in the kitchen… 9:00 PM CT Bravo

18. The Real World. LaToya gets angry when Swift tells everyone they hooked up, Marie plays games with Robb, and the guys have an intervention. 9:00 PM CT MTV

19. The Exes. Holly creates an alternative lifestyle to impress her sister, the guys are feeling good about a dish Stuart cooked up. 9:30 PM CT TV Land

20. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The guests tonight include Katie Couric, Dax Shepard, and Emeli Sande. 10:35 PM CT NBC


Paranormal Witness August 8 Get out of the Attic

Syfy has a parade of new series but one in particular returns tonight! Syfy’s, Paranormal Witness made it to season two as a family is tormented by a ghost in their attic. The stories on Paranormal Witness are all based on eyewitness testimony so let’s see who will testify tonight!

There is also photographic evidence and real life video from some of the haunted witnesses. Just a warning, you may want to turn on all your lights and lock your attic door. Tonight’s event took place in California between 1988 and 1990, “I was twenty three years old and I had a two year old son and I was about six or seven months pregnant with my daughter.”

Jackie Hernandez was separated from her husband and she was looking for a small place for her and her two children. She settled into a small bungalow and it was private. Her ambitions were to get her degree and find a job to support her family! She liked it right away and it was the perfect place to start a “new life.” She was studying a lot and doing a lot of work!

She had a thought that everything would turn out perfect! Well not “all that glitters, isn’t gold!” After about one month of residing in the house, Jackie heard what sounded like “pebbles coming down in the wall.” She would hear a variety of odd sounds around the house. Jackie had shivers and she began to realize a lot of the activity was coming from above her.

The sounds began to get very high pitched and Jackie began to hear the sounds to the point of having ear pain. Jackie went to check the attic door and she was a bit skittish as she noticed the trap door to the attic was open; Jackie adjusted it and closed it promptly! That is what you do with crazy attic doors! You close them and lock them!

Jackie heard a knock at the door and no it wasn’t the attic, but an actual human visitor! Jackie’s friend Susan got an earful as Jackie described some of the things that were happening in the house. Jackie and Susan were sitting in her living room when she heard a “big bang coming from the kitchen.”

A large photo that had been hanging on the wall was propped up against the sink and the nails that were holding the photo up had them neatly placed on the kitchen counter top. Nails cannot come directly out of the wall and the wind up directly on their heads. “Somebody or something did that!”

Tina the neighbor who would babysit Jackie’s son Jamie who was asleep. Tina decided to check on Jackie’s son while babysitting him one night and the door opened by itself. Tina closed his bedroom door and then the door opened  by itself again! Tina thought “oh that’s weird!” Yes it is!

Tina tried to logic and reason or “explain it away!” She could not explain it so the next day Jackie and Tina were in the kitchen making something to eat and they turned around and saw odd lights. They showed the actual photos and she only managed to get a few photos before the camera stopped working! Jackie handed the camera to Tina and told her to try and Tina pointed it towards the window to test the ghost when she looked through the viewfinder (Insert Alfred Hitchcock moment here folks! Just kidding!!!)

Tina saw the face of an older emaciated man and she screamed and dropped the camera. The man was almost skeletal and Tina had to run! This is why people should not babysit, you know because of ghosts and people calling and asking “have you checked the children?” It is pretty much right up there with camping!

I guess it’s time to call in the exorcist! They show the photos again to reveal the strange lights and Jackie seems overwhelmed and baffled at what she has been seeing! Jackie’s ex-husband Al came to visit and Al said Jackie told her about some of the strange things going on in the house but Al did not believe her. He thought something was wrong with her or she was exaggerating.

He advised her to “call it out!” Al began yelling “show yourself!” Nothing happened… yet! Al decides to leave and Jackie is by herself again after her ex-husband has provoked the ghosts in her already haunted house! (Houseguests, geeeeezzzz!!!) After walking Al out, Jackie opened the closet door and the letter AL were written hundreds of times on the walls and the door.

Susan suggested that Jackie should tell the landlords but Jackie didn’t want to tell anyone because she didn’t want anyone to think she was crazy! Jackie was about eight months pregnant and taking a walking with Susan. They just happened to run into the landlord and Susan bought up the topic of the paranormal events Jackie had been experiencing!

The landlord asked Jackie if she had any objections to him bringing in a priest! Jackie did not have a good feeling and she noticed that the priest and the landlord were being judgmental and cynical about the whole ordeal! The priest tells Jackie “I see you like horror movies!” So right away she is a crazy person with an overactive imagination! (What was that noise??? Oh wait never mind, just Paranormal Witness)

Jackie quickly said they were her ex-husbands horror movies. Jackie had a big aquarium and at the bottom there was an ornament of a skeleton and the priest told her she was bringing “death into her home!” Oh Dear! The priest had advised Jackie that she was bringing this all on herself and even her doll collection had been singled out and the priest told her they were voodoo dolls.

Jackie’s son was crying and the priest suggested that her son was “possessed by the devil” and she would need to have her son and “unborn” child blessed. Jackie was not convinced that the priest was doing any good. Did the priest help in THE EXORCIST???  The next morning Jackie had an assignment and Social services decided to show up!

The priest had made a report that Jackie was on “hallucinogenic” and she was pregnant and Jackie had never taken drugs nor was she drinking and she was scared they would take her kids. She decided the best thing to do was “never to say anything to anybody ever again!” Shortly after this she had her daughter Samantha! She was hesitant to bring her home but she had no choice.

A few days later Jackie went grocery shopping and carried the bags in the house and she discovered a message in magnetic letters on her fridge that spelled “Get the hell out!” Jackie was now scared to sleep and receiving messages on her fridge (kind of like DEXTER!) Jackie would scan the room for things and she would hear loud, “distinctive breathing!”

She walked through the hallway and saw someone sitting on the bunk bed. Jackie was freaked out! Please remember these stories are based on eyewitness accounts. Jackie was terrified and she looked away and then looked again and he was gone but every single shade went up at the same time.

Jackie did not sleep the rest of the night! She trembled in fear and held her baby. It was important for Jackie not to show fear in front of her kids. She is in tears telling the story and you feel a genuine fear and feeling of sadness for her. She felt like an intruder in her own home. Susan advised Jackie that she had the number to a parapsychologist and Jackie did not want to call because of what the priest had done.

Jackie began doing dishes and looked at her gloved hands which were now covered in blood. Jackie had thought she cut herself but it was coming from everywhere. “It was infecting my kitchen!” Jackie quickly called the parapsychologist and the paranormal team showed up.

Jackie’s ex-husband Al showed up and he was ready to wipe his hands of the whole mess. The parapsychologists and a paranormal team showed up along with Barry Conrad, a professional videographer. They set up cameras and were prepared to document everything!

Jackie did not want to document anything, she wanted it gone and she wanted to go back to “normality!” One of the paranormal team members was skeptical and right when Jackie began her interview the whole team lost power. Jackie knew the ghost was angry that there were people in the house.

Barry asked his friend who was skeptical and a still photographer to take some pictures and Al was lying in bed wide awake and he has goose bumps as he tells the story. He heard someone whisper “get the hell out of here!” Second later, he heard someone yell from the attic. Now all hell breaks loose and the naysayers become believers.

Barry’s friend is flying down from the attic and he is visibly shaken and says “someone grabbed my camera right out of my hands.” Barry heads up to the attic after his friend complains he needs to get his camera back. Barry uses a one thousand watt light bulb so he can see everything and the camera is on for a few minutes and then it does not work at all again!

Barry changed the battery and finally the camera works again and they find the body of the camera, it was lying face down in the bottom of a crate and the lens was face down behind the trap door. They gather their equipment and make their way out of the attic and all of the sudden it sounds like someone is walking around in the attic.

Barry concludes that no one is in the attic so he and his friend are less skeptical and they decide to do one final interview and Barry wanted to leave right away! They were frightened. Barry headed back to his apartment and began reviewing footage and he heard the footsteps. He was extremely frightened.

The very last night Jackie stayed at the house she was watching the television with her kids and she begins to hear noises from the kid’s bedroom. She sees a beach ball is thrown from the room and Jackie decides to close her eyes for a minute and all of the sudden she turns over and something or someone is holding her down.

She could not move or breathe. Jackie sees the face of the man and is being held down in a panic. Jackie couldn’t breathe and she tried to get up, she was worried about her kids. The ghost finally let go of her. Jackie got a baseball bat and she had finally had enough! She is going for the big leagues now!

She had expected him to appear everywhere. She decided to fight back and she entered the attic, the creepy man’s domain, land, turf! She was by herself and calling him out! She heard small sounds and then he showed himself. She fell to the floor and got herself out of the attic. She ran downstairs and she grabbed her kids and flew out of the house like a “bat out of hell!”

Jackie called Barry terrified and she screamed and dropped the phone. Barry decides they better go and see what is going on. The paranormal team heads back into the house and Jackie was worried about the ghost killing her or her kids. Barry wanted to head back up to the attic and the same photographer heads back up to the attic.

It was pitch black in the attic and the photographer did not see anything in the attic. Barry was yelling for updates and Jackie heard a “snapping sound!” Jackie begins yelling that they must get out of the attic and all of the sudden the photographer is thrown backwards. Okay time to leave! The paranormal guy was attacked and thrown!

He was not standing upright, he was off the floor and the showed he actual photos. His eyes were open but he was not there and there was something on his neck. It was a noose. The photographer still has the noose around his neck and Jackie wanted to go! Just leave. IT was her last night in the house. Barry believes they were dealing with some type of entity and Jackie’s ex-husband now has an open mind as he witnessed some of the paranormal events. Jackie and her kids have since moved away! That is a good thing! Jackie no longer experiences paranormal events. The San Pedro house is being rented by other tenants and very few have stayed any longer than four months. So Jackie and her kids are safe! That is what matters so sweet dreams folks!

Make sure to watch next week’s episode of Paranormal Witness, Wednesdays at 10/9c on the Syfy channel and may your nightmares inspire you.

School Spirits August 1 The Ouija Board introduces the Massacre

On tonight’s season finale,  School Spirits, takes us to Slippery Rock University as fraternity brothers share their story about a local Native American who was hanged after several murders that were committed over a century ago.  School Spirits is based on actual events and the reenactments are told by those who survived.

Daniel Hooven (Class of 2006) says that Slip Rock “is the epitome of a small town.” The thing that drew him to join Sigma Alpha Phi was the fact that it was not the average fraternity house. They had their Friday night parties but there was no judgment towards members and who could join! Justin Plummer (Class of 2006) was one of the senior brothers so he was in charge of throwing the parties and the pledge process.

Daniel, being the oldest brother was in charge of the pledge process. Adam Kimmell (Class of 2008) was almost thrown out of the fraternity party because he was not adhering to their strict bathroom rule which is basically used the actual bathroom and not the bushes outside! Makes sense! Adam notices a rope in the tree he is using and then he is interrupted by Justin and the rope disappeared.

Daniel and Adam would become good friends. Shane Taylor (Class of 2010) was the beefy good looking security guard for the frat house and the guys had a police radio to monitor what was going on around them. David Funkhouser (Class of 2010) was stationed upstairs; he monitored the police radio from the quiet dark room upstairs all by himself! He noticed the police radio had gone out and he heard several strange noises and “the room shifted.”

The hair on the back of his neck was standing up and he felt someone or something in the room with him. He knew he wasn’t alone. He is panicking and scared as he drops his own radio. The party is done and these dudes are all partied out and tired so they crashed at the frat house. The pledges David and Adam had to sleep on the floor, they were the only ones awake and they hear noises. It sounds like little girls giggling so right away the guys assumed that it was their fellow frat brothers playing a prank on them.

Adam and David get up and decide they are going to catch their fellow brothers in prank action but it turns out everyone was indeed sleeping! Daniel wakes up the next day and he overhears the conversation about some “weird experiences they had in the house!”  Justin does not believe in ghosts so he tells them to “man up and I’m going to show them whose boss!” He leads the way upstairs to where the ghosts are and they start screaming for the ghost to say something or show himself!

Justin decides to add an extra effect so he smashes a bottle. The guys are yelling with excitement when all of the sudden they are silenced by a loud pound that echoed through the room. The lights go out and as usual all hell breaks loose. This is why people should carry flashlights around and Holy water, lots of it! Stock up if you must!

The “telephone tough guy” fraternity brothers are scared out of their wits and I would say there are no toga parties in their immediate future because whatever was in their house was pissed off.  I never understand why people scream and yell at ghost to find proof. You can always calmly call for a ghost, but I suppose Justin was trying to prove a point and he got his reaction he wanted!

The fraternity brothers felt the room get cold and it was pitch black and they were afraid of what would happened next. They saw something form in a human shape and it appeared in front of them. Justin and the guys see this person and Justin’s a skeptic so he made a run for it along with his fraternity brothers. Justin tried to be logical and he heads to the basement to check the circuit breaker and he discovers it is fine, nothing had blown out so how did the lights go out??? Oooohhh Scary!!!!

One night Daniel was alone working on a paper for one of classes and out of nowhere he heard a “loud boom!” There was a campus activity that the fraternity members and pledges had gone to. The sounds were coming from “the chapter room.”  Daniel did not want to investigate but he couldn’t help himself. They never can!

One of the fraternity paddles was missing from the wall and it was lying on the ground. Daniel was scared and he did not want to touch it but he had to pick it up. Daniel watched as the paddle went flying across the room after it flew off the wall. Daniel freaked out after watching the “solid oak paddle” fly across the room. He was freaked out and nothing has ever shaken him the way this did.

Daniel’s fellow frat member Adam comes home and Daniel begin telling him what he had witnessed. Adam could tell from his reaction that he was scared to death. The fraternity guys decided it was time to communicate with it so they bought a Ouija board. The guys gathered around the Ouija board and began asking questions.

They all took turns asking the average questions, “Who are you?” “Make your presence known” etcetera. They began to think it was a waste of time after they received no response and they wanted to give up. They decided to try again after making jokes and laughing. Shane said they all felt it was stupid but they would try again.

Daniel decided to ask a more precise question and he said “how many people are in this house?” While Oijia boards are not always accurate and can be considered “tricksters” of the paranormal world and even considered a devil’s toy. The Ouija board answered the number nine. They all swore that they were not moving the pointer. Dan asked another question, “What did you do here?”

The answer was “K I L L” and now they realized that they were barely touching the pointer and it began moving on its own. Ouija boards should not be considered toys just so folks know!  They should have tried to do some research first before picking up an Ouija board.  The guys of Slippery Rock University were witnessing paranormal activity as the pointer continued to move.

The guys were freaked out and Dan asked another question, “if this is real, what is your real name?” It started to spell “S A M” and the door slammed shut and Shane tried to open the door but it would not budge. If the big dude can’t open the door you know something is wrong. Shane was panicking. The guys began to hear screaming and they were all knocked backwards. Shane compared it to being hit by a fellow football player. They feel as if they had taken it too far.

Several of the fraternity members wanted to leave now. Several of the guys packed up and left. The guys felt helpless, they were once devoted to the fraternity and now they wanted nothing to do with the house. Most of them left and Adam had nowhere to go he stayed. Adam was downstairs by himself working on a paper and he heard the sounds of little girls giggling again.

The light suddenly came on and Adam goes to check out the sounds he is hearing. He was completely alone in the house! He continued to hear laughing. Adam could not comprehend what was happening so he left it go. The next day he went to his classes and came home and went to his room because he needed a nap. Just as Adam began to close his eyes, he felt cold. The windows were closed and he felt like a “sheet of ice” had come over him.

The next moment he is being choked. Okay now it is time to leave! Why is it that people are always choked in bed? (By ghost’s folks) He was being strangled and in a sheer panic. Adam said he knew something was “trying to kill him.” It happened fast and ended fast; Adam was lifted into the air and then dropped on the floor. He was completely terrified and scared to death.

He went to class and he was not sleeping, he was being yelled at by professors. He should have explained what happened, hey a ghost tried to kill me in my sleep!? Sounds logical right! Finally Adam had enough and decided to go to Daniel for help. Adam showed Daniel his neck which was bruised and red from being nearly hung.

Justin told Adam to come and stay with him but Adam didn’t want to leave. He wanted answers and he became slightly obsessive. They finally decided to do research and find out what could be causing this.  Daniel and Adam discovered the house was built on a coal mine. The fraternity house is right across the street from the main generator and they came up with an idea that the energy could be causing the electricity problems and it also opens up portals for spirits.

Adam said it didn’t make sense.  They had to dig deeper, what kind of history is there to find in the small town? Adam needed answers, he was strangled and something specific tried to hurt him. Daniel went back to the Oijua board letters “S A M” and “K I L L” and he discovered that in their small quiet town had an extremely violent history including “The Wigton Massacre.”

This is what they should have done from the beginning, instead of making the spirits angry they should have looked up the information.  Daniel and Adam needed answers and they found them. Daniel discovered that there was an incident involving a Native American known locally, named Sam Mohawk.

Dr. Aaron Cowan said in 1843 Slippery Rock township experienced a violent and brutal multiple murder. Sam Mohawk stopped at a stage coach tavern and Sam Mohawk’s Seneca people had dealt with a lot of mistreatment. Sam Mohawk (part of the Seneca Native Americans) was chased out of the stage coach tavern and he traveled to the farm of James and Peggy Wigton.

James Wigton had gone to his father-in-laws and Sam Mohawk approached the Wigton farm and Peggy spots him and runs in the house. Sam Mohawk and Peggy Wigton have a confrontation and Sam murdered Peggy as her five children screamed. Sam Mohawk had killed Peggy Wigton and her five children. James Wigton came home to find his entire family massacred.

Sam Mohawk was hunted down by the townspeople and they gathered a “posse” to capture the murdered because there are no police and Sam Mohawk was apprehended and he was covered in blood. The townsman asked him if he would rather be “shot or hung?” Sam Mohawk pointed to his forehead and said “shoot me here” so they decided to hang him.

He was hung a stone throw away from the fraternity house and Daniel and Adam had to know if Sam Mohawk’s spirit had returned to Slippery Rock and they needed to know what they had done to set him off or bring him back or even to upset him. Justin questioned himself and blamed himself. Adam could not shake the feeling of being choked.

The fraternity guys decided to do something, they were desperate and Daniel called his friend Hannah who was familiar with the paranormal. They opened a portal by bringing the Ouija board into the house and Hannah offered to help. They had to burn the Ouija board and cleanse the house. Adam said “we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into.”

They had done a terrible thing by bringing the Ouija board into the house and irritating am angry spirit. They went upstairs and Hannah took the board and walked it outside. Hannah lit it on fire and Daniel stayed inside and watched from his room. Hannah said a prayer and burned the Ouija board as Adam watched. The Ouija board went up in flames and it was giving off a really loud whistling sound.

The brothers had moved back into their fraternity house and things had calmed down. They had no more strange experiences and no one was hearing noises. Justin felt the experience put a new perspective on things and Daniel felt that the turning point of what brought Sam Mohawk back was all the yelling and the Ouija board.

Daniel feels he is a rational person but he always wonders, “what if Sam Mohawk is still here?”  He may be? But wherever Sam Mohawk is and the Wigton family, may they rest in peace and be left alone. May your nightmares inspire you folks and remember Ouija boards are not toys.

Q&A with Heidi Klum of Project Runway

Glitz, glamour, runways and fabulous designer who are all hoping to make it in the world of fashion. Project Runway returns with a new season with judges Nina Garcia and Michael Kors, can you just smell the absolute fabulousness? Mentor and fashion expert Tim Gunn returns along with the woman who is wearing three hats or in the world of fashion, many different Manolo Blahniks, the fabulous Heidi Klum serving as Host, Judge and Executive Producer.

The show is not in its tenth season and it is filmed on location in New York City, the fashion haven. There will be sixteen new designers are who are vying for the victorious prize of one hundred thousand dollars and the opportunity to sell their own line at the exclusive Lord  & Taylor. The designers must give their all and show their skills, they must wow the best of the best. Heidi took part in a conference call to discuss the show and all the fashion fabulous.

She adores her fellow cast mates; she also believes “ten season is a milestone.” Her enthusiasm and work ethic is contagious so let’s hope the designers pay attention. Heidi enjoys the atmosphere with everyone, “we have become a family, and they’re all so much fun.

She is passionate and loves the designers and is excited for everyone to see their stories. “They’re all so passionate.” She worries that sometimes the designers are here for the wrong reason and the business is difficult to get in so she wants to make sure that they are really “hungry for it all.”

Heidi considers Project Runway to be “one of my babies and we’ve got a lot of great fans. It’s become a cult with an iconic following.” Heidi will not compare the past designers to the present designers but each person brings their own style and comes up with something different and noteworthy. Each season they have found that one person who has talent and they always use a “different technique.”

One of the unique things Heidi loves is that everyone has a different personality. She believes in the show “longevity because fashion is the main focus of our show.” Heidi said that if she needed a red carpet ready dress right now she would call on previous winner, Christian Siriano “because we’ve become friendly and he does not give up.”

The show is seen in many places and Heidi said, “Even if you have never traveled the world, your either interested in fashion and you want to be a part of it. It doesn’t matter where you come whether it’s New York City or a smaller town and there is television, books and the internet.” So fashion is universal and Heidi is excited to continue bringing the latest styles to the world.

Many people have asked Heidi for advice and she has been in the fashion industry for many years now. She shared some of her knowledge and says, “If you’re a designer and you want to design for the masses, a fashion house or a big name, you just have to be the fellow designers are. You have to show your books.” She does not discourage going to school.

She emphasizes that hard work and determination are incredibly important in this industry. She does not want see people come in who just want to seek fame. She likes to see “ambition” and people who want to use every various outlook to design and create something new.

Heidi talked about some of the styles that are making a comeback, don’t fret, it is not shoulder pads. Heidi enjoyed the stonewash jeans, ripped seventies jeans that may be high or low-waist but she could never deal with those infamous shoulder pads.

Heidi was incredibly excited to have the show in New York and she said “I have been nagging for many years to do an episode in Times Square. Heidi is close lipped on the contestants and she could not divulge any fashion secrets. She was able to take the designers to the Ralph Lauren’s daughter’s store and the Dylan Candy Store so the designers can make clothes out of candy!

There will be a parade of fabulous guest judges including Sex and the City designer Patricia Field who created Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) eclectic wardrobe that set trends for years to come. Heidi wears several hats on the show, she has been a judge and the host, she said “I have been doing it for ten seasons and I still love coming to work.”

Heidi spoke briefly about her scissor happy ad to promote Project Runway that premiered with her lying on a pile of sheer scissors. In reality she said “I did my photo shoot and I was laying on a piece of fabric with scissors surrounding me.” She was lying in the middle of the scissors and a cherry-picker crane shot her from above, “it was fun!”

Overall Heidi wants the designers to challenge themselves they try and keep each challenge fresh for Project Runway so viewers will always have variety. “It is important to our fans to be able to buy the clothes and it’s important for our designers to be seen out in the world. We think outside the box for every challenge.”

Make sure to tune in and watch the season ten premiere of Project Runway, Thursday, July 19 at 9/8c on the Lifetime channel.

School Spirits July 11 Raging Road and Haunted Tracks

School Spirits is back with an all new terrifying episode, terror, fright, horrific stories relived and re-enacted. They are told by the real life people who survived these stories. High school in Michigan seemed like the perfect storybook college but for Victoria Laurie it was not her cup of tea. She said it “felt like a prison and her high school in Michigan was very confining to her spirit. She was a girl on a mission and she was focused on graduation and she just wanted to get out and get as far away as possible.

Victoria is telling her story as she smiles and appears happy, her happiness soon fades when she begins to tell her story. She was dating an older man and she said “her parents would have killed me if they knew.” Victoria was not looking for trouble. She was simply trying to make it home for curfew and she was dressed in her favorite “hot little pink dress.” Victoria had reached her first stop sign on Old Creek Road.

She began driving down Old Creek Road and there is a large section that is twisty and becomes twisty for an inexperienced driver. Victoria was driving along and all of the sudden bright headlights appear behind her. The driver was “barreling down on me.” Victoria was panicking and as she tells the story her fear succumbs to the surface. All of the sudden as Victoria continues driving and the headlights disappear but it gets worse!

Victoria hears loud, crushing metal on metal and she realizes it was not her car that was hit. She also hears a blood curdling scream from another girl. Victoria’s tears up remembering the story as she continues driving in a panic as she hears what she thinks is a car hitting a tree. Victoria was swerving all over the road and the S curves in the road were causing her to go off the road slightly.

Victoria comes to a screeching stop at her next stop sign at the end of the S curves on the windy, dark road. Victoria is scared to death and does not to look up but she does. She could not move and wanted to step on the gas but as she looked up about ten yards behind her, there was a kid in her rear view mirror standing in the road. He was wearing light corduroy pants and a brown bomber jacket.

Victoria is trying to comprehend where the hell this kid came from and then her whole body is shoved forward in the car, “he was so angry and I just hit the gas and flew home.” Victoria arrived home freaking out and speechless. Victoria’s mother kept asking her what had happened and she began describing random parts of her insane event. Her family was skeptical and did not believe her.

Victoria knew she saw a ghost and you don’t just spot headlights in the back of your car if no one else is on the road. It makes you wonder about all the places out there and what goes on. Victoria’s panic is real and her story is vivid as she tells it almost play by play. Victoria had tried to forget about it and let what she went through just heal on its own but she was not having any luck.

Victoria’s sister who was away at college in Massachusetts and her mother took Old Creek Road with Victoria to pick up her sister and Victoria began freaking out. She literally jumped out of her mother’s car. I’ve never seen that before. Victoria could not explain what happened and ten years later she found herself working at a local bar and she began seeing a regular guy who looked familiar to her.

Victoria said “every time I waited on him, I said do I know you?” Victoria discovered it was one of her friends John Sheldon whom she graduated with. John said after a while they realized that they had graduated together but they did not really know each other. Victoria and John began hanging out together.

Despite years going by she could not get over or forget about her experience on Old Creek Road and she decides to tell John. John does believe in ghosts or paranormal activity. John remembers an accident that had taken place on Old Creek Road when Victoria was a junior in high school, it involved four kids from Victoria’s high school and one kid from a Catholic school.

Victoria remembers a popular cheerleader named Beth whom she had nothing in common with was driving the truck and Victoria would have never given her a second thought if it had not been for the accident. Jerry Burden recalls the story of the pick-up truck going south bound on Old Creek Road and when the truck hit the S curve, it could not maintain control. The truck flipped over and spun around approximately one hundred and eighty degrees.

The kids in the back of the pick-up truck were thrown from the truck and they landed in a ditch on the other side of the road, the passenger had gone out the passenger side window, she suffered injuries. Beth had suffered minor injuries and another passenger Michael was not so lucky. Michael was fatally injured.

Victoria knew that this accident had resembled what she saw and heard on Old Creek Road. Victoria begins to describe him to John and John drops his fork and looks at Victoria with big wide eyes. He stares at Victoria in awe and says “you are not going to believe this!” It is amazing when something like this happens because it makes a person feel like they are not crazy when someone else can verify the situation.

The color is drained from John’s face as he tells Victoria that he knew the kid who Victoria saw in her rear view mirror. They used to hang out and play football. Michael was dating one of the girls from their school. As Victoria described his outfit, John remembers that was the same outfit Michael was wearing the day he played football with him and the same day he died.

Victoria would not have known what Michael was wearing because she never met him and she did not know him. In many ways she is still looking for answers but she at least had a few small clues and Victoria has been haunted by Michael’s rage for twenty years. She writes ghost stories today due to her crippling fear and that one incident has affected and changed the rest of her life. Maybe she will find her answers one day.

Now School Spirits continues with another intense story. Next we have Drew Jenkins and Scott Payonk from Lebanon Valley College (Class of 2005). They had taken a prank too far and it would cost them. Scott had never seen Drew scared before. In Annville, Pennsylvania in 2002, Drew and Scott moved in early and they lived in a co-ed dorm and they looked for the girls who needed help because “you never know, it may turn into a date” or a nightmare?

Either way, these two were determined and met Jen Marcinkevich (Class of 2005). The dorm they moved into was called Mary Green and behind Mary Green was a train and functioning rail road. Scott and Drew were known for their infamous pranks.

Jen had thought they were crazy and she remained cautious around them. Scott and Drew heard a story about a little girl who haunted Mary Green. People had heard a ball bouncing or a child laughing and Scott and Drew came up with the idea of creating a prank.

The two pranksters waited for quiet hour and the started their prank mission playing the tape recorded sound of the little girl and bouncing a ball down the hallway. Jen peered out of her dorm room and was greet by Drew and Scott who scared the ever living crap out of her.

Scott and Drew are into technology and they had their radio and television on and the television comes on full blast and Drew said “it was so loud, my ears were about to bleed.” The television had continued to come on and they continued to turn it off. The faster they turned it off the faster it turned itself on.

Ghost don’t take pranks lightly, remember that folks when you decide to challenge a poltergeist. Drew and Scott are trying to control their loud television that continues to come on. I guess the ghost is playing a prank of its own. They got in trouble by their dorm members and Drew and Scott began to take the equipment apart because they wanted answers.

In the fall of Jen’s freshman year she went to bed and she started dreaming about a girl and the rail road tracks. She woke up around 2:00 a.m. and she had to use the bathroom and she saw a childlike figure standing about fifteen feet away from her. Jen stood there watching the child skip down the hallway and Jen felt the overwhelming feeling to chase after her.

The child ran through the open doorway to the stair well and Jen discovered she was gone. Jen would never do something like that and now she was incredibly scared and overwhelmed. Why do people do this? Why do you chase things you can’t see and no one ever turns the lights on! Come on people, turn on the lights!

Drew and Scott were studying for finals and they were done for the night. They shut their door and locked the door. Drew and Scott panicked as they were standing in their room for minutes and the door burst open and Drew heads out in the hallway and hears the laughter of the little girl. My guess is someone is not playing a prank on them.

Drew and Scott hear the little girl giggling and it was not one of their college girls. Drew started following the sound and he kept hearing it get closer and closer. He was freaked out and lost all his color and he was terrified. Scott was not worried that their pranks now had repercussions and the prank was coming back to them.

Drew was alone in the room and he got a weird sensation and the little girl was standing at the door looking at him and then he she disappeared. Drew had seen the girl and Scott wanted to know what they should do. Drew wanted to do research and he spoke to Professor Kevin Pry about the story of the phenomenon of the little girl in which over two hundred people have reported to see.

Kevin begins to tell the story of the little girl because he does not dismiss “ghost stories.” Many years ago on opening day a family moved their daughter into Mary Green Hall and her sister is who was about six or seven. The little girl decides to go outside and play with her ball.

The ball gets away from her and it was built around one hundred feet or so from the Reading Railroad tracks. The little girl’s ball goes onto the railroad tracks and she follows the ball onto the active tracks. The little girl is unaware of the train coming and she continues playing ball.

Her mother hears the sound of the train and notices her daughter is missing. Imagine seeing this happen and the terror this poor child must have felt. The little girl was standing on the tracks as the speeding train headed right for her and her mother watched in horror as her little girl is hit by the train and killed.

Drew and Scott realize they may have brought this on themselves and Scott feels they should apologize to her. They wanted to make it stop and they did not want to cause her any more harm. After they had apologized they were free but they realized that Jen had the same experiences and Scott realizes now that he is a dad that kids will do stuff for attention but this was no joke.

The little girl was maybe searching for her family or someone to play with. Wherever she may be now, may she find peace and remember playing pranks on spirits is unkind. Scott and Drew felt their apology helped. Happy Hauntings and make sure to watch School Spirits, Wednesdays at 10/9c on the Syfy channel and may your nightmares inspire you.

Q&A with Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods America

The Travel Channel’s very own strange culinary connoisseur of odd delicacies has returned with the sixth season of Bizarre Foods America and Andrew celebrated by premiering the 100th episode of the Bizarre Food series. You may be asking yourself a valid question? How can one man eat such off the wall foods when we have supermarkets full of perfectly normal food? The first episode was to commemorate all of Andrew’s worldwide food adventures.

Andrew is a worldwide personality with taste buds that would make Dr. Hannibal Lector blush a little bit, he is a talented chef, food writer and a teacher. He is an award winning personality with a big personality to match. Andrew’s show may not be for the faint of heart but if you searching for that odd delicacy to serve your family members at the next family BBQ function you will have to watch Andrew on his quest to eat the strangest food imaginable including lambs tongue, barbeque armadillo (sounds delightful) and pigeon pie.

Andrew took part in a conference call q&a to discuss his strange food obsession. He also does quite a bit of traveling, he pops up everywhere from Las Vegas, Miami, Mississippi, Austin, Los Angeles and San Diego. He traveling has become a big part of Andrew’s journey to find the perfect cuisine, “it’s a privilege to be a part of the most celebratory cities in the world which is Las Vegas and I am excited about the upcoming behind the scenes look at Mohammed Ali’s 70th birthday party which was a blast. The Bizarre Foods Celebrates 100 retrospective is fantastic.”

“The rest of the season we celebrate as two of my favorite episodes are in San Diego and Austin Texas and I got to hand out with the guys from Animal in Los Angeles.” His excitement is genuine and he really enjoys food but why the strange, unique cuisine that would make most people tosses their cookies.  “I take a tremendous amount of enjoyment eating a variety of foods that may tastes like rotten inions and smell like feet but I enjoy it.”

Is there anything at all that Andrew will not eat, “walnuts, yuck, they taste like soap” he says with utter disgust. Andrew is incredibly busy and has been all over the world, “we made ninety-two shows in countries all over the world and before we turned our attention to America we wanted to represent all cultures and learn what everyone around the world eats.”

American is the land of hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, French fries, all American food and Andrew wanted to discover something outside of cotton candy in which many people still consider a strange staple.

Andrew discovered all kinds of hidden secrets around the world including “they do not eat peanut butter in Argentina (WHAT) it is considered repulsive and the kids will not eat peanut butter either. In Uganda, Andrew had several tribal members sample cheddar cheese and “they don’t understand why American’s are so crazy about cheese!”

Andrew manages to add some new things to the show including creating a “pop-up restaurant.” He gets to cook with some of the most talented chefs and create amazing specialties that may or may not turn you into a vegetarian but no matter what, Andrew’s talent is obvious and his culinary skills are top notch.

Andrew is unique and brings the worlds unique cuisines to America so make sure to check out the season six premiere of Bizarre Foods America, Monday, July 9 at 9P.M., ET/PT and the one hour retrospective special Bizarre Foods Celebrates 100 which premieres, Monday, July 9 at 8:00 P.M., ET/PT to honor the milestone and find out what kind of bizarre foods Andrew will eat next.

Q&A with Tracey Gold, Bug Hall and director Griff Furst

So the Syfy channel is known for its rather interesting film titles and Arachnoquake feels a bit like a nightmare for those who suffer from arachnophobia and seismophobia which is fear of earthquakes so combining the two seems natural for Syfy. Arachnoquake involves giant fire breathing spiders that are unearthed after a massive earthquake in New Orleans, sounds like a blast.

The film starred Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgment Day), Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), Bug Hall (The Big Green), Ethan Phillips (Glory), Olivia Hardt (Epic Movie) and Megan Adelle (Straw Dogs 2011).

The stars of Aracnoquake, Tracey Gold and Bug Hall along with director Griff Furst took part in a q&a to talk giant spiders and earthquakes. You would think working on a film like this would be rather scary for the cast but Tracey said “it was easy and fun because we had a great group of people to work with” and that includes “albino spiders.”

The cast and crew was a great perk for Hall who agreed that the cast was great and so was the talented director, “he was right there with me, the whole time.” They really got into this movie, it was another great Saturday Original Syfy movie and the cast knocked it out of the park and had a lot of fun shooting the film.

There was a lot of action and Tracey said, “We got to jump off of a big boat and into the water then we all had to scramble but there were some hysterical moments and the film brought out the kid in all of us.” Hall liked the fact he got to fire guns, tuck and roll and run around like a kid in a candy store.

The cast also understood that their director wanted a certain amount of comedy in the film. “In the end, we were just elated and we nailed it. We were really happy with the film and the comedy was a big appeal.” Hall said. Syfy’s Saturday Original Movies are not always known for their dramatic Taxi Driver appeal.

Griff has always been a “fan of creature, horror and science fiction films.” He enjoys the films mainly because “no one takes it to serious and as long as you have the right actors who are up for anything and down with experimenting and humor” he is ready to go.

Tracey who was known as the girl next door on Growing Pains was not really into the science fiction genre. Bug Hall on the other hand considers himself a “sci-fi geek and I love anything related to monsters and time travel or space.”

The cast also joked that the huge spiders didn’t take themselves too serious either. The spiders resemble the infamous camel spiders that were splashed across the web but much bigger and they arrived after an earthquake! See this is pure Syfy! “The spiders have a great personality.” Griff added.

The Syfy viewers are the best because the root for the creature and that is what makes the cast and talented director Griff happy so make sure to keep watching Syfy’s Saturday Original Movies. Arachnoquake aired on Syfy’s Saturday Original Movies and make sure to keep watching Syfy’s original movies.

Paranormal Witness – August 15 A Brooklyn Haunt

On tonight’s episode of Paranormal Witness Elaine Mercado tells her frightening story about her haunted Brooklyn home.  Elaine recounts what she went through during the period of being haunted. The events took place over fourteen years in Brooklyn, NY. Elaine and her family looked for the right home that fit their budget and they took a chance. Elaine’s brother Joe Bevilacqua wanted to tell her not to buy the house, “I wouldn’t if I were you” is what he wanted to say but he didn’t have the heart to tell her.  Elaine said her children Karen and Christine were just “overjoyed” when they first moved in.

Elaine’s daughter Karen’s room was downstairs in the basement and Elaine and her husband decided to put the washer and dryer in the other part of the basement. Elaine began to notice doors that were about “five feet above the ground” and part of the dug up and unfinished basement was behind those doors. Elaine did not want to open them. Joe said it was a strange area to place doors and why would you need doors there. Elaine began to feel a strange presence that was “right by my back.” Basements do tend to be creepy! Elaine’s daughter Christine was curious and wanted to know what was behind the doors? She did not want to be in the basement alone and the dirt room was at the far end of the laundry room so Christine and her sister decided to explore anyway!

Christine opened the doors and it was very dark and spooky. The room was not tall enough to stand in so they had to crawl in it. Christine said it smelled “decayed” and she did not go all the way but there was nothing but dirt! The girls called for their mother and they were covered in dirt and Elaine was angry because they went into the dirt room. She yelled at her daughters and told them never to go in the dirt room again.

Elaine was in her kitchen washing dishing and she heard footsteps but she was alone in the house. Elaine ignores it and goes back to her dishes and then the door to the basement opened and Elaine says “who’s there?” (Didn’t she watch SCREAM? You never say who’s there!) But something made her go to the steps and there was nothing there.

She distinctly heard someone or something walking down about seven or eight steps and whenever she was in the house alone she felt she was never actually alone in the house. She described feeling that something was always right behind her. Elaine would hear her daughters calling her and they were not calling her.

Her daughters would hear their Mom calling them and she was not calling them. Elaine was in her living room and heard “Mommy” several times. Christine heard her name shouted and then maniacal laughter afterwards. It was intense and scary! Elaine froze and they both listened as they heard Christine’s name being called from the basement.

Christine said the voice sounded “evil and mocking.” Christine begged her mother not to go to the basement door as the hissing voice continued to say Christine’s name. Now would be the time for them to get the hell out of the house.

Elaine and Christine slowly make their way to the basement as the menacing voice continues calling. Christine begins to feel sick and is frozen with fear. Elaine continues to ask “who’s there?” Elaine says “the house became extremely uncomfortable.”

They never showed what or who was in the basement but they cut to Elaine asleep and she felt something push her down in her bed and she felt a sense of pressure. She felt the springs in her bed go down. She surrendered and felt completely helpless. She could not scream and her husband isn’t even moving while she is gasping for breath.

He finally wakes up and tells her to “turn the light off.” She tells him she had a nightmare and gets up.  She had nights where this would happen all night long and she was an emergency room nurse and she was not sleeping. She couldn’t tell anyone what was happening. She didn’t know what was going on, she would walk around all night to prevent the suffocating nightmares.

Elaine thought there was something wrong with her and she did not have an answer. It is bad when you don’t know and people think you are crazy right away. Elaine’s daughter Karen is downstairs sleeping and Elaine hears her daughter scream “Mom” and she is sitting on her bed while her quilt is being pulled off the bed!

Elaine stood in the doorway and watched her daughter’s quilt move itself off of her bed and onto the floor into a perfect square. The basement had become a living nightmare! Elaine would find Karen sleeping on the couch and Elaine felt the basement was inhabited by something. Elaine did not want anyone in the basement anymore.

Joe said it was becoming dangerous and the phenomena was becoming too much. Elaine needed an open mind and she needed to explore what was happening in her house. She knew there could be something “otherworldly” in her house. Things continued to happen as Elaine was awakened by a loud bang and she looked around and her daughter’s also heard the loud bang.

She said it was like someone went from the back of the house to the front of the house banging on something. There is something in the attic. (Don’t go in the attic!) Elaine knows that no one is upstairs so she decides to call her husband. They left the house and sat on the stoop and she called her husband who came home to check the attic.

They tried to describe the house and her husband thought it was “nonsense” but he decided to go and check anyway! The family headed upstairs to check all the rooms and her husband thinks Elaine is being ridiculous and as they were walking down the stairs they all heard the loud bang and he said “I have to go to work.” He didn’t believe it because he could not see it! Elaine’s marriage dissolved because of the otherworldly activity.

Her husband could not see what was happening and he left. Elaine had decided to give the house a makeover! She changed some things around and painted the house. Her daughter decided to move into the attic. Good move from the basement to the attic! Elaine noticed while her husband was gone and there was no arguing the house was “full of light” again!

Her daughters noticed a door in the wall of the attic and you could walk through it and there was stuff in the little cubby hole behind the door. The girls found a wedding dress dated from 1952 and Elaine said it was for someone very short and very thin with a small waist. Elaine examined the dress that was wrapped in newspaper from 1952 and she felt that it was very negative because of the way it had been wrapped and hidden.

Elaine tells her daughters they should leave the stuff in the attic alone. Elaine did not want anything to do with the dress so she took it out and threw it in the trash. After Elaine was divorced she was enjoying and evening with her daughters and Matthew whom she dated for a short time. They were sitting in the living room when the banging started again but this time it was almost like the “house started to shutter” and Elaine felt dread and like she was being watched again!

Christine heard her name again and the girls yelled at their Mom to “be careful and don’t go in there!” Elaine decided to call Matthew Mercado and they told him the truth as she called him to come over and check it out! Matthew believed Elaine and stayed in the living room as Elaine headed for bed. Matthew slept in the living room and started dreaming vividly and felt like he was being weighed down.

He continued dreaming that he tried to open a door and finally did and saw a skeletal man lying on a dirt floor. Pretty creep! He felt it was like a flash of “picture!” He woke up sweating and he was in shock. Elaine was not happy he had that horrible dream but it felt like validation for her that she was not crazy!

Christine was in her room and walked through the hallway and thought she saw her Mom sitting on the steps and it was not her Mom. She saw a woman sitting in a wedding dress. Christine freaked out and realized it was not her Mom she saw and it was a person at all. Elaine wondered now how much worse things would get!

Halloween and Christmas at Elaine’s house was and still is huge! Elaine had a Halloween party and told everyone to have a good time. Her house was full of people and Elaine noticed a friend of hers staring down her basement steps and her friend Lisa tells her that her house is haunted. Lisa asks Elaine if she saw the “little lady” and she should have her “house cleaned!”

Elaine begins to freak out and realizes the little wedding dress she threw out could be the spirit or “otherworldly” person they are seeing! Christine and her sister decide to sleep in the same bed out of fear the night of the party and Christine wakes up and sees a shadowy figure over her sister. Christine said it felt like a figure and she rolled over and forced herself to go back to sleep!

Elaine went to sleep and felt a presence and as if something was in her bed. She felt her head and shoulders being pushed down. She felt it so intensely that she now felt it was a female presence and she was angry! Okay so why not get the hell out of the house!

This time it had “scared the hell out of me!” Elaine had nowhere to go and she did not know what to do. She can’t sleep anywhere and she feels she is losing her mind! Elaine called her brother and told him she needs to do something! She can no longer live like this!

Elaine sees her neighbor and asks if he ever saw anything weird happen in the house? The neighbor begins to tell her that he used to babysit the children of the couple who lived in the house and the old man had a son who got married very young and his wife died in the house. They lived in the attic and the wife died in the attic. The neighbor pointed to the window where the woman died.

The house was so large that they communicated by knocking on the pipes for help and the woman had fallen and hit her head so he was knocking on the pipes for help. The sons wife died right on the floor in the attic and the neighbor told Elaine that she was very tiny and there was an actual little lady wearing a white wedding dress who died in the house.

Elaine had been deeply affected by the story the neighbor told her. She felt differently and she felt like her house was sick and it could be healed. (Dr. House? Maybe?) Elaine called someone to come in to “heal” the house. In 1995 she called a medium in, (no not Patricia Arquette!) The medium came in and headed directly downstairs to the little doors in the basement!

She opened the doors and Elaine said you couldn’t have paid her to go in that little room but the medium went and sat in the little room! The medium told the spirit that this is not her house anymore and she must go to the light. Is she the Ghost Whisperer now? Okay I digress. The medium continued with her chanting for a while and then Elaine and her family headed to bed after she left.

Elaine woke up the next morning and something felt different! The atmosphere felt lighter! Things felt better and the air was not heavy anymore. Elaine looks back now and feels like “we experienced a piece of the unknown” and there is so much in life we don’t understand! There is more out there than people know! Until next time folks, may your nightmares inspire you and don’t miss next week’s episode of Paranormal Witness, Wednesday at  10/9c on the Syfy channel.