New Articles: Scream Awards Preview and the Ubiquitous Curtis Stone


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The first post today is on the Scream Awards, which is being broadcast tonight on Spike TV. Here’s a tease:

Terror, cold sweats, hot flashes and adrenalin shots may sound like last week’s ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ plotline, but these conditions also were on display at the Scream Awards, Spike TV’s fourth annual fete of filmdom’s best in science fiction and horror. Handed out at the Greek Theatre in L.A. on Oct. 17, the telecast airs on the network on Oct. 27 at 10PM EDT. We won’t ruin the fun by giving a rundown of all the winners (though — SPOILER ALERT! — we do mention some), but here’s a quick primer for tonight’s telecast, with a few highlights that might make the show DVR-worthy.

As usual, the night honored the gory and the gorgeous, with ‘Twilight’ and its sexy cast — Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner — up for a bevy of awards, including Best Fantasy Actor and Actress, Breakout Performance and Best Fantasy Film. When Lautner touted the upcoming ‘Twilight’ sequel ‘New Moon’ during the ceremony, the screaming young women in the house melted into green cheese.

The second post today is on celebrity chef Curtis Stone, who will be all but ubiquitous on the tube in 2010:

In 2010, Rachael Ray and Paula Deen will compete against Curtis Stone for the most ubiquitous face in TV food.

Over the next year, the Australia-born, London-trained chef, cookbook author and media personality is set to invade your boob tube on a boatload of shows, including ‘Losing It With Jillian,’ which NBC has spun off from ‘The Biggest Loser’ to showcase uber-trainer Jillian Michaels. Stone will provide better-eating advice for families while Michaels whips them into shape.