“America’s Got Talent,” the country’s most-watched summer series, wrapped up its sixth season Wednesday, crowning a car washer the winner.

Following a two-hour season finale of America’s Got Talent, Nick Cannon announced that Landau Eugene Murphy Jr  had triumphed over Team iLuminate,  Silhouettes and Poplyfe to emerge winner.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr

Murphy, who has four children, has been washing cars at a car dealership in Chapmanville, West Va. With his win, he won’t be washing cars again — unless they’re his own.

It’s undeniable that there’s something genuinely special about Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. He’s a class act and a worthy winner for a talent competition.

The soulful vocalist sang his way to victory on Wednesday on “America’s Got Talent”, surprising a lot of his fans by switching up the style of song completely with a more uptempo jam with Patti LaBelle.

“Thank you so much for supporting me and believing in me, and helping me believe in myself on national television, in front of the whole world,” Murphy said, barely holding back his tears as the crowd applauded. “This is so important to us, man. This has been a long, hard journey. I been busting my butt out here doing this for so long, ever since I was a kid, and it’s finally paying off.”

With his rich voice, vocal styling, humility and mild-mannered persona, Murphy had been most endearing throughout the season. He beat three other finalists on the season-ending telecast. They included The Silhouettes, a troupe of youngsters from Arvada, Colo., who use shadow dancing to illustrate music. This enormous group, more than three dozen strong ranging in age from 3 to 19 years old, had charmed the audience with its visual effects.

Moments earlier, the other two acts had been cut. They were teenage rock band PopLyfe from Oakland, Calif., as well as Team iLuminate, whose dancing performers equip themselves with wearable wireless lighting systems.

Viewers had cast their votes after Tuesday’s performance show, when Murphy sang Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.”

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On Wednesday’s broadcast, Murphy performed “You’re All I Need to Get By” in a duet with Patti LaBelle.

Murphy has earned $1 million and the honor of headlining a show in Las Vegas with the other three finalists also on the bill on October 28, 29 and 30 at the 4,500-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace with Jerry Springer as the host.

Congratulations, Murphy! You did it your way!


A 31-year-old barmaid from North Wales last night wowed the X Factor’s judging panel and won herself a standing ovation from both the judges and audience with her stirring rendition of Whitney Houston’s One Moment In Time in X Factor auditions in Manchester.

Samantha Brookes belting out her rendition of Whitney Houston's Moment In Time

Taking to the stage in a leopard print top, Samantha Brookes took the time to tell Louis Walsh she has a crush on him, wiggling her bottom at an astonished Louis. She spent a lot of time talking, prompting Gary Barlow to shift her on a bit.

As soon as the music started, Samantha was transformed from being a joker to an amazing singer, belting out her very emotional rendition of the Whitney Houston hit and reducing her family and friends backstage to tears.

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Sami revealed that she felt her size let her down in her bid to be a singer, saying “I was always a little bit under-confident because you see artists like Rihanna and Beyonce.”

Ex-Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland was quick to reassure Sami, telling her: “You don’t have to change anything and you know what your size is honey? Sexy. You size sexy.”

Adding that she was too ‘excited’ up to return to her seat after a standing ovation, Kelly added: “If I could crowd-surf right now, I totally would,”

Gary Barlow loved the rendition, commending that it was ‘absolutely amazing’ and adding that as well as the ‘big’ belted notes, he also loved how ‘pure and beautiful’ her quieter parts were.

Louis Walsh asked Sami: “Where have you been hiding?”

As expected, Samantha Brookes received four yes votes from the judges from the judges and advanced to boot camp stage.


A new makeover TV show in China has generated a lot of buzz online after a microblog post provokes a lot of controversy about the show on Weibo, China’s Twitter equivalent. The post has been reposted more than 60,000 times since it appeared two days ago. The post has over 13,000 comments and is one of the top trending topics on the microblogging service Sina Weibo.

Beauty Makeover

The English translation of the microblog post read: “Sweet, charming, and lovely, Beauty Class will allow you to reinvent yourself, from an ugly duckling to the white swan. Afraid to wear low-cut tops? Afraid to wear miniskirts? No problem, let us teach you how to change into an S-figure, to cultivate you into a charming collection, transform you into an perfect woman. This is not a legend, all of the magic is at ? http://t.cn/a36Rmb http://t.cn/a3ExkL.

The post is a promotion for an upcoming TV program which aims to make over female contestants. However, netizens have been quick to point out that the show is merely a parade of scantily-dressed women for TV viewers to ogle.

Reactions from netizens have been mixed. Many men said they would be keen to watch such a show, while others felt the women are demeaning themselves for the sake of being in the spotlight. Judge for yourself from the photos below:

China's new makeover show

China's new makeover show

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Yes, Singaporeans have often been labeled materialistic, egoistic or kiasu. And now an episode of Galileo, a German TV variety show, dedicated to making fun of Singapore has concluded that Singaporeans are truly bonkers.

A German TV show concludes that Singaporeans are truly bonkers.

YouTube videos of the episode showed the show’s correspondent traveling to Singapore to unveil its ‘oddities’.

The 15-minute clip opens with the host saying Singaporeans are "strange human beings that enjoy smiling, getting their temperature checked and eating disgusting food."

The correspondent tries to enter a building only to be stopped by a woman who takes his temperature before allowing him to enter. He mocks the health precaution and says, "Imagine if you had to be checked for a fever every time before you entered a shop. Sounds strange, but it is an everyday occurrence in Singapore."

Temperature taking in Singapore

He then visits Nirvana Memorial Garden, Asia’s largest 6-star columbarium. Nirvana is the most luxurious and modern columbarium in Singapore.

Nirvana Memorial Garden

At Nirvana Memorial the TV host meets a monk who gets a salary. He says that in normal temples, monks receive alms from devotees, but in Singapore, they have money sent to their bank accounts.

He likens the columbarium to a discotheque that offers a laser show for the dead.

Unlike most traditional Buddhist funeral ceremonies that follow cremation, there is no incense and no monks offering prayers at the Nirvana Memorial Garden columbarium, where the urns holding the remains of the dead are stored.

Instead, curtains draw automatically to reveal the deceased’s urn which is placed atop a pedestal, machine-generated smoke fills the prayer hall and a booming recorded voice, accompanied by chants, speaks words of comfort and talks about death.

The columbarium boasts a $2million sound and light system. Its resident Buddha statue pulsates gently with LED lights and, as a final touch, a ray of bright white light shines on the urn of the deceased symbolizing the ascent to heaven.

The reporter then follows the sound of chirping to check out Singaporeans' fascination with songbirds and their willingness to part with thousands of dollars for a bird and its cage.

Songbirds in Singapore

He also joins the Singapore Paranormal Investigators on a fruitless hunt for ghosts.

"Ghosts: 0, Crazy Singaporeans: a few," he quipped at the end of the session.

Singapore Paranormal Investigators (SPI) members use high-tech gadgets

After a tongue-in-cheek examination of several facets of Singaporean life, the host comes to this conclusion: "Singaporeans are not just crazy, they are tremendously crazy."


Schoolboy  Ronan Parke, 12, has become the favourite to win Britain’s Got Talent after his performance on Saturday night.

Ronan Parke

Ronan  got a standing ovation for his performance of Michael Bublé’s version of Feeling Good and was hailed “the one to beat”.

Ronan cried with relief after getting three “yes” votes from the judges in front of a peak ITV1 audience of 11.4 million – a 48 per cent share of viewing.

Confessing of his fears of facing the judges, he said he drew strength from his idols Lady GaGa and Beyoncé.

Fan pages have already been set up on Facebook and Twitter for Ronan hailing him the new Justin Beiber on forums. Ronan is not too impressed with the comparison to Justin Bieber,  insisting that he just wants to be himself .

“I want to see my own name in lights.” He admitted: “I was shaking while I was watching it on the television.


Adrianne Palicki, the Friday Night Lights hottie who play the role of the small town temptress Tyra Collette, will play the iconic comic book character Woman Wonder in the new NBC version of the show.

2011′s Wonder Woman is being remade by David E. Kelley, who promises a serious, non-campy take on the DC Comics great. The series pilot is a reinvention of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman — a.k.a. Diana Prince — is a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive, crimefighter and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superheroine created by William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941). The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986.

DC comic original Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is an Amazon (based on the Amazons of Greek mythology) and was created by Marston, an American, as a “distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and sexual equality to a world torn by the hatred of men.”

Wonder Woman’s powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility. She is highly proficient in hand-to-hand combat and in the art of tactical warfare. She also possesses an animal-like cunning and a natural rapport with animals, which has in the past been presented as an actual ability to communicate with the animal kingdom. She uses her Lasso of Truth, which forces those bound by it to tell the truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and an invisible airplane.

Arguably the most popular and iconic female superhero in comics, Wonder Woman is also considered a feminist icon, and she is regarded as extremely physically attractive even by the standards of the superheroine. She was named the twentieth greatest comic book character by Empire magazine.

In addition to the comics, the character has appeared in other media; most notably, the 1975–1979 Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter.

Original Wonder Woman Lynda Carter

Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman,  knows what a hard time any actress will have trying to step into that character’s boots and Carter gives her seal of approval to Adrianne Palicki and the new costuming. “I think she looks fabulous,” said Carter. “It’s a new look and, jeez, her body looks fantastic.”

Carter could say things like she can never fill those shoes, or the costume is wrong – a ton of non-supportive things to sink Palicki right out of the gate but instead she wants people to give her the opportunity to shine.

“You know, I’m very sensitive to the fact that she will be compared,” Carter said. “There’s no getting around it. It is what it is. I would hope that people would cut her some slack.”

She goes on to say she is really looking forward to seeing it herself and thinks it’s such a good story, it’s time has come and it should be out there again for a new generation.

What an adorable and unselfish Carter!

Adrianne Palicki’s nude photos have been such an absurdly hot item online so you can expect the new Wonder Woman to be SUPERHOT, like those nude photos!

Adrianne Palicki topless


Popular Discovery Channel reality show ‘Deadliest Catch’ star Justin Tennison was found dead in a room at Homer’s Best Western Bidarka Inn on Tuesday, a year after the tattooed and gruff cast-mate captainCaptain Phil Harris of the ‘Deadliest Catch’ fishing vessel Cornelia Marie passed away in February 2010 from a stroke suffered while his crew offloaded crab at St. Paul Island, Alaska.. The body of the 33-year-old engineer/deckhand on the Time Bandit boat was discovered by a hotel cleaning staff on Tuesday. Police and paramedics were called to the hotel after Tennison’s body was found

Justin Tennison found dead in a Alaskan hotel room

A search of the hotel room, registered to Tennison, turned up a small amount of marijuana, as well as several bottles of alcohol in the refrigerator. Cops believe there had been a party in the room the night before — two rooms were registered under Tennison’s name and nearby guests complained about the noise.

Tennison died of unknown causes and his body was flown to Anchorage, Alaska, for an autopsy by the state medical examiner’s office scheduled  for Wednesday afternoon.

Time Bandit is one of the vessels on the popular Discovery Channel reality series that depicts the crab fishing industry in the dangerous waters off Alaska.

Deadliest Catch

Discovery Channel released this statement: “Discovery Channel is saddened by the passing of Time Bandit crew member Justin Tennison. We send our sympathies to his entire family and fellow crew members during this most difficult time.”

Time Bandit Capt. Andy Hillstrand wrote on Facebook:

Justin fished commercially for many years, living in Alaska for 28 years. He worked on the Time Bandit, alongside his second cousin, Eddie Uwekoolani, Jr., serving as Engineer during the tendering seasons, and joined the Time Bandit crew as a deckhand fishing the Red King 2010 and Opilio 2011 seasons.

Justin was tough as a bull and was an all-around good hand. The Captains and Crew appreciated his hard work and many contributions this past year. We will miss him terribly and wish his family all the best during this most difficult time.

Tennison is survived by a son, daughter, sister, father and grandparents.

The 33-year-old Tennison is set to make a posthumous debut in the series’ seventh season, which is scheduled to begin in April, Discovery spokesman Josh Weinberg said.

RIP, Justin Tennison!


In the nail-biting finale of The Biggest Loser Asia Season 2, 24-year-old Viveganandam Deverai (Raj) from Singapore was announced as Asia’s Biggest Loser with an incredible 67 kg loss – going from a hefty 144 kg to an astounding 77 kg after months of hardcore training.

Raj at the finale with a weight loss of 67 kg

Raj at the start of the show

Raj, who took home USD100,000 for winning the title, has not been the crowd favorite at all, often coming under fire from the show’s fans for his manipulative game play on the reality TV show where contestants compete to lose weight. There is a villain in every reality show and Raj is the one everybody loves to hate on the second season of The Biggest Loser Asia (TBLA2).

Dubbed “the snake” by fellow contestants, the 3D modeller from Singapore with a penchant for computer games has been applying his tactical gaming skills on the show.

Raj said that he channelled all the negative energy from hate mail into losing more weight for the finale. Ultimately, Raj the Master Game Player may not have been a crowd favourite but he credits his haters for his win, saying their harsh words gave him the motivation to keep on pushing.

There was negativity even from his own father, Edward Viveganandam who, in a video segment of the finale aired last night on Diva Universal (StarHub Channel 522), confessed that before the competition, he did not talk much to Raj or want to go out with him because he felt embarrassed by his weight.

Raj says of his father’s frankness: ‘It did hurt a bit but I channelled all that into my training and I was motivated to lose even more.’

Prior to the finale, Raj said, “I’ve regained my life … and it is impossible to put a price tag on it. But of course winning would be awesome. I’m doing my best to win!”

The 3 finalists—Raj from Singapore, Nai from Thailand and Genghis from the Philippines—endured tough training and challenges over three months.

The three finalists of Biggest Loser Asia Season 2

The three finalists of Biggest Loser Asia Season 2

Putting up a close fight as the first runner-up, Nai from Thailand lost an equally amazing 63 kg and narrowly missed being crowned the champion by a mere 1 kg.

Sometimes annoying but mostly endearing Genghis, who has been peppering the show with his wry humour even in  tense situations and occasionally princess-y attitude when it comes to sweating it out at the gym. When crowned the second runner-up with his 57 kg loss, he quipped “That’s one supermodel!” as he stepped off the scales.

The 34-year-old internet café owner weighed 162 kilograms at the beginning of the competition and was considered a “walking time bomb” by his doctors.

Genghis Khan said, “I got a new lease on life with ‘The Biggest Loser Asia.’ For the past 30 years, I was living from day by day, just waiting to collapse from all my illnesses. At first, I joined the competition for myself, but now, I am beginning to realize I have become a beacon for everyone to see that the impossible can be possible.”

What does the new Biggest Loser Asia have to say about his win and the USD100,000 prize money?

“Finally all that effort in the gym and dieting has paid off. It’s not about the money or title, it’s about getting my life back.”

To all the contestants who have lost a lot of weight, congratulations. You are all winners in your personal battle against obesity. A better and healthier life beckons!


The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning by Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood in Los Angeles yesterday, with The King’s Speech leading the pack with seven nominations, followed by The Fighter with six, The Social Network with five, and Black Swan and The Kids Are All Right with four each.

Colin Fith and Bonham Carter in The King's Speech

In the television categories, Glee led the parade with five nominations. Eight other shows — including 30 Rock, Dexter, Modern Family and Mad Men — scored three nominations each.

In the race for best motion picture drama, The King’s Speech, The Social Network and The Fighter will go up against the ballet drama Black Swan and dream thriller Inception when the Globes are handed out on Jan. 16.

On the best motion picture comedy side, Tourist will be competing for attention with Alice, the musical Burlesque, the alternative family tale The Kids Are All Right and the senior action movie RED.

Johnny Depp scored a double whammy, picking up two nominations in the same category — best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical. He received the nominations for playing the mad hatter in Alice in Wonderland and as a man who stumbles into an international web of intrigue in The Tourist — a movie that Sony Pictures sold as a romantic thriller. Angelina Jolie, his seductive costar in that movie, earned a nomination as well.

The Golden Globes will be held Jan 16, again hosted by Ricky Gervais.

See the full list below:

Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship

Jane Lynch, Glee

Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Sofia Vergara, Modern Familly

Best Actress in a TV series, comedy

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Bic C

Lea Michele, Glee

Best TV movie or mini-series


The Pacific

Pillars of the Earth

Temple Grandin

You Don’t Know Jack

Best original song – motion picture

Bound to You – Burlesque

Coming Home – Country Strong

I See the Light – Tangled

There’s a Place for Us – Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me – Burlesque

Best Actor, TV series comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matthew Morrison, Glee

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV series, drama

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Kyra Sedgwick, the Closer

Best original score – motion picture

Alexandre Desplot, The King’s Speech

Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland

A.R. Rahmin, 127 Hours

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best screenplay – motion picture

Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, Kids are All Right

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David Seidler, The Kings Speech

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Netowrk

Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

Scott Caan,  Hawaii Five-0

Chris Colfer, Glee

Chris Noth, The Good Wife

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

David Strathern, Temple Grandin

Best TV Series, comedy

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

The Big C


Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

Best foreign language film

Biutiful, Mexico, Spain

The Concert, France

The Edge, Russia

I Am Love, Italy

In a Better World, Denmark

Best animated feature film

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist


Toy Story 3

Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie

Idris Elba, Luther

Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth

Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, The Speicla Relationship

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth

Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Judi Dench, Return to Cranford

Romola Garai, Emma

Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right

Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs

Angelina Jolie, The Tourist

Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland

Johnny Depp – The Tourist

Paul Giamatti -  Barney’s Version

Jake Gyllenhaal -  Love and Other Drugs

Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

Best supporting Actor in a motion picture

Christian Bale, The Fighter

Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Andrew Garfield, The Social Network

Jeremy Renner, The Town

Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best supporting Actress in a motion picture

Amy Adams, The Fighter

Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech

Mila Kunis, Black Swan

Melissa Leo, The Fighter

Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Actor in a TV series, drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie – House

Best Director – motion picture

Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

David Fincher, Social Network

Tom Hooper – King’s Speech

Christopher Nolan Inception

David O. Russell – The Fighter

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

Alice in Wonderland


The Kids Are All Right


The Tourist

Best TV series, drama

Broadwalk Empire


The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

Best Actress in a motion picture, drama

Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice

Halle Berry

Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole

Nicole Kidman has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Becca Corbett in the film Rabbit Hole

Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

20-year-old Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for her role as Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone

Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Natalie Portman has been nominated in the best actress category for her haunting role in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan

Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Michelle Williams has been nominated in the best actress category for her role as Cindy in Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a motion picture, drama

Jesse Eisenberg – Social Network

Jesse Eisenberg received award buzz for his role as Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network

Colin Firth – The King’s Speech

British actor Colin Firth, who stars in The King's Speech is up for best actor for his portrayal of King George VI

James Franco – 127 Hours

James Franco joins the best actor Golden Globe nominations for his fiercely brave role as rock climber Aron Rolston in 127 Hours.

Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine

Ryan Gosling has been nominated in the best actor category for his role as Dean in Blue Valentine

Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg

Best motion picture, drama

Black Swan

The Fighter


The King’s Speech

The Social Network


Just when you thought you have seen it all in the world of reality TV, E! brings you “Bridalplasty”, the utter nadir of cultural decrepitude.

The new series, premiering November 28 at 9 p.m., will feature 12 brides-to-be pitting against each other each week in wedding-themed challenges (such as writing wedding vows and planning honeymoons) for nose jobs, implants, lipo and the ultimate prize: a celebrity-worthy dream wedding. All twelve of them will begin the journey living under one roof.


Bloggers refer to Bridalplasty as “The Brides of Frankenstein”, “horroreality”, and “the Final TV Show Ever Made Before Mankind Slips Quietly Into The Dust”.

The show, which appears intent on seeing a young brides-to-be transformed into plastic barbies, will be hosted by former Playboy model and Miss USA Shanna Moakler.

Shanna Moakler

Of course, “Bridalplasty” is not the first TV show about plastic surgery. “The Swan” and ABC’s “Extreme Makeover” both followed subjects who went under the knife to modify their appearance.

But “Bridalplasty” will be the first American reality show to have participants compete for plastic surgery, pushing the limits of medical ethics.

Despite “Bridalplasty’s” unsettling tagline — “the only show where the winner gets cut” — the reality competition follows a surprisingly standard format: Each week, the contestants will participate in a wedding- or relationship-themed challenge, such as picking the perfect dress, according to Jason Sarlanis, vice president of original programming and series development for E!

And like many reality competition shows, a winner is granted immunity each week and thus is exempt from competing the following episode. But, on “Bridalplasty,” immunity is also a form of “medical leave.”

Bridalplasty - The only show where the winner gets cut

“Contestants will wait until they’re ready to return — doctor’s orders,” Sarlanis said. “They won’t participate in any part of the episode that could mess with recuperation.”

But recovery time is not the only concern for Dr. John Diaz, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, who is not affiliated with the show. Diaz says, “By competing in a show like this, patients might feel pressured to undergo surgeries they wouldn’t have under normal circumstances.”

That pressure, he says, can stem from contestants’ peers on the show, as well as the fact that the surgeries are free.

“If a contestant is only interested in her nose, but every other woman around her is talking about her breasts, all of a sudden, she may feel pressure to do her breasts, as well,” Diaz said. “It’s almost like a peer pressure spurred on by this competition.”

Supporters and critics alike agree that “Bridalplasty” will most likely be a hit.

Sarah Polonsky, senior editor at BettyConfidential.com, said she’s worried the show will send a negative message to viewers — “equating cash to plastic surgery.”

“Anyone emotionally unstable enough to desire that much plastic surgery really needs Botox for the soul,” Polonsky said. “They should be giving out therapy instead of nose jobs. … When you start planning a wedding to include lip injections and rhinoplasty in addition to flower arrangements, it’s almost as belittling to your groom as it is to yourself.”

“In today’s entertainment landscape, the most absurd and crazy idea wins,” Hall said. “This certainly feels like the most absurd and crazy TV show in a long time.”

Under the American Society of Plastic Surgeons code of ethics, “We’re technically prohibited from giving procedures away as a prize for a contest. It totally undermines the doctor-patient relationship,” says Dr. Gayle Gordillo, associate professor plastic surgery at Ohio State University. “The ethical and social implications of this show are frightening.”

From a medical and ethical standpoint, many plastic surgeons objected to the use of plastic surgery as a prize to be fought over in the new show.

“It’s a bad idea on two counts. One, they’re rushing a surgery which is dangerous, and more importantly it’s totally unethical to offer plastic surgery as the result of winning a contest,” says Dr. Garry Brody, professor emeritus of plastic surgery at the University of Southern California.

In the first episode, 12 eager brides-to-be from across the country move into a mansion where they live together and compete to collect plastic surgery procedures and fabulous wedding prizes along the way. But before the competition heats up, they first meet with Dr. Terry Dubrow for a private consultation to create a personalized plastic surgery “wish list” that they hope to complete before walking down the aisle – from muffin tops to crooked noses to flat chests, the perceived imperfections they hope to fix are extensive and dramatic. Each bride will leave the consultations with a clear vision of what her new body could be.

Dr. Terry Dubrow is a board certified plastic surgeon in southern California with over 15 years of experience. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Certified Expert for The California Medical Board. He was the plastic surgeon on the Fox television show “The Swan” and his surgical practice includes reconstructive cancer surgery as well as cosmetic surgery.

Dr Terry Dubrow in The Swan

The competition begins and the women go head to head in wedding-themed challenges, ranging from writing wedding vows to planning honeymoons. The winning bride receives the chance to choose a procedure from her “wish list,” which will take place immediately and be revealed at the beginning of the next episode. Each episode ends in a dramatic elimination with one bride being voted off by her competitors, possibly walking away with nothing and losing her chance to be the perfect bride.

The “Bridalplasty” champion will be named and viewers will follow her journey as she prepares for her dream wedding, which includes undergoing all of the procedures on her plastic surgery “wish list,” and her fiancé’s anticipation as he waits to see her full transformation. In a moment anticipated all season long, viewers will witness his emotional and possibly shocked reaction as they stand at the altar and he lifts her veil to see her for the first time following her extreme plastic surgery. The dramatic finale marks the end of her quest for perfection and reveals if her dream wedding does in fact become a reality.