Emily Procter Guest Judge on 'HGTV Design Star All Stars

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Passion and creativity run high as six of the most memorable designers from past seasons of HGTV Design Star battle it out for a second chance in the spotlight on HGTV Design Star All Stars. The four-episode series premiering on Tuesday, July 31, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, will have the contestants compete for an appearance on an HGTV show, $25,000 in cash and the opportunity to be named HGTV’s first Design Star All Stars champion. Contestants include: Kellie Clements, Edmond, Okla.; Leslie Ezelle, Dallas, Texas; Josh Johnson “Sparkle Josh,” West Hollywood, Calif.; Tom Vecchione, New York City, N.Y.; Dan Vickery, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Hilari Younger, Dallas, Texas. Each week, the six competitors must showcase their expertise, unmatched designs and on-camera finesse to avoid being eliminated.

“In HGTV Design Star All Stars, viewers will see how experienced, savvy and creative contestants motivate each other to produce some of the best design work ever seen on television.”

Designers Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip will evaluate the contestants’ work each week to determine who will continue on in the competition. They will be joined by host David Bromstad (season one winner of HGTV Design Star), along with special guest judges Emily Procter (CSI: Miami), Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life) and HGTV’s Monica Pedersen (HGTV Green Home 2012) and Carter Oosterhouse (Million Dollar Rooms).

“These designers definitely have something to prove,” said Yip. “In HGTV Design Star All Stars, viewers will see how experienced, savvy and creative contestants motivate each other to produce some of the best design work ever seen on television.”

In the first episode, designers arrive at the world-famous Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, where they are met by Bromstad for their first challenge. Each individual must design a room that completely represents their design perspective using the resources provided in the showrooms. While putting the finishing touches on their space, each will conduct a camera challenge where they must share their secret to making a space memorable. When time is called, one designer is faced with being eliminated from the competition for a second time.

Other challenges throughout the series will include decorating homes made of shipping containers, updating two living rooms inspired by the beloved 1980’s sitcom “The Facts of Life,” and transforming two spaces in the home of Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskya, professional dancers on Dancing With the Stars.

Beginning Tuesday, July 31, visitors to HGTV.com can extend their HGTV Design Star All Star experience online. Fans will find a photo gallery, David Bromstad recaps, and full episodes of the show.

source: LastestFromCSIMiami


July 28th: Dinner at Eva LaRue's - Tweeting!

Emily, Jonathan Togo and Adam Rodriguez have had a family get-together at Eva LaRue's house, they have been so sweet to tweet some pictures for all the CSI:Miami fans.


2012 Teen Choice Awards: Congratulations

The unfortunately cancelled CSI:Miami has scored two Teen Choice Awards this year, as Choice TV Show: Action and for Adam Rodriguez as Choice Tv Actor: Action for his interpretation of Det. Eric Delko.

My congratulations go to the cast and crew of this great show, these two Awards are proof that CSI:Miami is still solid in the heart of the TV audience in every age range and, I know, so it will be for a long time, whatever CBS has blindly decided.


Ford Plugged In - Emily's Test Drive

Ford Plugged In - Growing Up Raleigh [Video]

Ford Plugged In - Emily Procter's Raleigh

You can watch Emily's episode of Ford Plugged In here: LINK

Emily Procter’s Raleigh: Get Plugged In!

In this episode of the online competition series “Plugged In,” actress and star of “CSI: Miami” Emily Procter takes viewers to her hometown of Raleigh, where she puts our six contestants to the test with new challenges of stamina, problem solving and driving skills. The contestants, working in teams of two and using the all-new 2012 Ford Focus Electric, unravel Procter’s clues about her favorite Raleigh locations and activities, which lead them on adventurous challenges, uniquely linked to Emily’s personal life. The teams compete to earn “butterfly” points, with the ultimate goal of representing Raleigh in the finale and competing with winners in nine other cities for a chance to win the all-new Focus Electric. 
Our first challenge takes the participants to Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh where they participate in a bag swap competition. Each pair has 10 minutes to scour the area, locate people using plastic shopping bags and swap them out for reusable bags. 
For the second challenge, Procter sends the teams on a scavenger hunt to visit some of her most beloved places in the Raleigh area. The contestants must try to reach as many locations as possible during the allotted time, taking a picture at each location and uploading their photo to Flickr athttp://www.flickr.com/groups/fordpluggedin/
Nicknamed “Big Red," The Angus Barn is their first stop on the list. This restaurant holds a very special place in Emily’s heart, as the spot where she threw her dad’s surprise 75th birthday party. Contestants need to take a picture with both her Dad and the restaurant’s owner, Van Eure. Another location is the 42nd Street Oyster Bar where Emily had her 4th grade birthday party. This Raleigh landmark has been serving oysters to generations of Emily’s family since it opened in 1931. Teams should take pictures of themselves enjoying oysters, still Emily’s birthday food of choice. Taylor’s of Raleigh might not have a “taylor," but teams can take a picture outside for this location’s butterfly points. Skate Ranch, another locale, is a skater’s paradise. Emily had her first date here, and contestants have to take a picture wearing a yellow skirt reminiscent of the one she wore that night. The final possible location is NOFO @ The Pig. The name comes from its first home on North Fourth Street in Wilmington, North Carolina. This unique place is located in an old Piggly Wiggly grocery store in the Five Points neighborhood of Raleigh, and still retains much of the original Piggly Wiggly character. 
The final challenge takes place at the beautiful Pullen Park , home to the fifth oldest operating amusement park in the US and the sixteenth oldest in the world. Teams play a special game of catch, "Plugged In" style. One team member will be the blind folded “launcher” and the other will be the “catcher." Each team will have 50 balls, each ball with a different butterfly point value. They’ll have two minutes to try to throw and catch as many balls as possible and the winner will move on to the finale for their chance to win a brand new Ford Focus Electric. 



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VivMag: Emily's workout playlist

As a feature to VIVMag article about Emily's workout routine, they have posted a great playlist of her favorite "pick up the pace" songs. Take a look, Emily's musical taste is great!

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You can buy the whole playlist on iTunes.

Emily Procter’s Post-Baby Transformation With Trainer Chris Plourde

As featured in the Summer 2012 issue of VIVmag, CSI: Miami‘s Emily Procter is a Spinning machine who’s taken classes at Revolution Fitness for 10 years. Her favorite instructor, Chris Plourde, also trained her one on one after she had her first child. Both love the element of music in their workouts, especially when on the bike. Plourde divulges, “Music that moves me and touches my heart allows me to give more to my students. I want great beat and soul. I create a Spin class plan and plug in music to complement the workout, so it gives my students more juice to dig a little deeper and push harder.”

Here are some of their favorites to pick up the pace.

Check out the full story in the Summer 2012 issue of VIVMag, available July 1!