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[12/13/04 - 12:00 AM]
The Potpourri Is About to Hit the Fan! CBS Reveals the Identities of the Potential Great Style Makers of Tomorrow

[via press release from CBS]

THE POTPOURRI IS ABOUT TO HIT THE FAN!

CBS REVEALS THE IDENTITIES OF THE POTENTIAL GREAT STYLE MAKERS OF TOMORROW

CBS's New Reality Series "Wickedly Perfect," Hosted By Joan Lunden, Premieres Thursday, January 6, 8:00-9:00 PM

Chef Bobby Flay, Stylist David Evangelista and Author Candace Bushnell To Judge The Competition

CBS today unveiled the identities of the potential next great style makers of tomorrow participating in WICKEDLY PERFECT, a new reality series that will premiere on Thursday, Jan. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. vHosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Joan Lunden, WICKEDLY PERFECT pits 12 people with a creative knack for the finer things in life in a no-holds-barred competition to crown the country's new authority on at-home living. These perfection-obsessed contestants, whose motto is "anything you can do, I can do better," will compete in different areas of beautifying the home and entertaining, including party planning, gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, crafts, floral arranging and decorating. In addition to chronicling the sometimes funny, sometimes factious, relationships that develop among these tightly wound, extremely competitive participants, each week a contestant will be eliminated from their luxurious estate located in New England.

The winner will receive numerous prizes, including six appearances on "The Early Show" on CBS, a development deal for a lifestyle-oriented television show and a publishing deal with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Following are the 12 perfectionists:

AMY GUGLIELMO
New York City
Age: 32
Married
Art Studio Owner
Hobbies: painting, entertaining and gardening
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: I love to gossip about TV, friends, food and sex. Religion and money are off limits.
Favorite Foods: Black truffle risotto, my Mama's meatballs, grape soda and s'mores.
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: I make everything in my house, from lampshades out of rice paper and duvet covers out of antique curtains, to hand-bound leather journals. I am most proud of a tiny painting that I made of a tiny house that I use to cover a tiny hole in the wall.

DARLENE CAHILL
Newport Richey, Fla.
Age: 46
Married, 1 child
Home Shopping Network Host
Hobbies: designing and decorating other people's homes
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: I try to steer the conversation around the person the party is for: recent travels, activities, future plans, dreams, etc. No porn movies.
Favorite Foods: Sushi, any kind of poultry, seafood, grilled veggies, cheese, fruit, custards, Mexican and French
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: I made my dining room into a French Bistro. I tiled the floor to look like outdoor cobblestones and found iron railing in a salvage yard. I framed all of the art myself, made a canopy that I installed over the French door, and made all of the toile tablecloths, chair covers and napkins. It's the most talked about room in the house!

DAWN SCHEDULE
Magnolia, Texas
Age: 33
Married
1st Grade Teacher
Hobbies: Decorating, entertaining and traveling internationally
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Anything! Travel, other people's experiences. I prefer not to discuss politics or religion.
Favorite Foods: Italian, Mexican and a good steak and potato dinner
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: I made a canopy bed for my dog that is over the top! It has a silk canopy with tassel fringe, a silk dust ruffle, curtains with tassel tiebacks and a velvet cushion.

DENISE CRANDALL
Los Angeles
Age: 39
Married, 2 children
Homemaker
Hobbies: Decorating, wake boarding and planning parties
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Whatever makes the group feel like they learned something about the person they didn't know. Even if it's sex or explicit birthing stories.
Favorite Foods: Lobster, shake 'n' bake pork chops, Indian, soups and any and all Hostess products.
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: My boys' bedrooms. One has a surf theme and the other has a sports theme.

HEATHER SHRAKE
Los Angeles
Age: 25
Single
Business Owner
Hobbies: dancing, playing volleyball and sewing
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Updates on projects that anyone I care about is doing. I do not like gossip.
Favorite Foods: anything Mexican, pizza, cookies, cakes and green chilis on everything.
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: From a blank piece of wood, I cut out a figure of two women standing next to each other, sanded it, and drilled the appropriate holes for the wires to hang it later. After sanding the piece, I painted it, shellacked it, put hair on the women and then put the wire in to hang it. All from basically a tree trunk!

KIMBERLY KENNEDY
Atlanta
Age: 32
Married
Homemaker
Hobbies: cooking, paper crafts and sailing
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: When I'm with good friends, I like to talk about things that are usually taboo such as religion and politics. I like to hear their different viewpoints. Nothing is off limits.
Favorite Foods: Philly cheese steaks, fruit, chicken salad, waffles, Mexican and Toblerone (Swiss chocolate nougat candy).
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: The cabinets in our bar area. They look like they're 200 years old and gorgeous!

MARGO LEIDIGH
Oceanside, Calif.
Age: 40
Divorced, 3 children
Purchasing Supervisor
Hobbies: decorating, entertaining and hanging out with my children
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: wonderful funny stories and anecdotes. Any topic that incites arguments or causes ill feelings is completely off limits.
Favorite Foods: Sushi, olives, great cheese, cr�me brulee and a good steak
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: My headboard. I used a sheet of plywood and some 2 x 4s and attached them to form a headboard. Then I padded the wood with batting and covered it with a beautiful camel colored faux sued fabric. A dynamic look for only $25!

MICHELLE COZENS
Dana Point, Calif.
Age: 26
Married
Professional Baker
Hobbies: wine tastings, listening to music, traveling
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Cooking, entertaining, fashion� no topics are off limits.
Favorite Foods: Chocolate souffl� with hot chocolate sauce and fresh whipped cream.
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: I painted the 6' x 2' canvas over the bed in the guest bedroom. It's the exact inverse of the pattern on the duvet on the bed. People think the duvet and painting were bought at the same time.

MITCHELL PENNELL
Chicago
Age: 40
Single
Product Designer
Hobbies: Entertaining and playing pool
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Stupid stories about ourselves that make us hysterical. Absolutely nothing is off-limits�I do not have those kinds of dinner parties!
Favorite Foods: Anything with cheese, gravy or chocolate, not necessarily all together, but they could be!
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: My dining table is a pile of old lumber and two pedestals that I love and it always is a topic of conversation.

MYCHAEL CHANG (female)
Los Angeles
Age: 33
Divorced
Professional Chef
Hobbies: yoga, playing the piano and cooking
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Personal stories, travels, interests and hobbies. Topics that include prejudice and hatred are off-limits.
Favorite Foods: Pacific Rim and French
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: My collection of poems and songs.

THOMAS FRANK
Cincinnati
Age: 41
Married, 2 children
Small Business Owner
Hobbies: shopping, weightlifting and cooking
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Gossip about mutual friends, sex and current events. No subjects are off limits.
Favorite Foods: Wild salmon, white chocolate mousse, smoked almonds.
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: The design plan for my remodeled kitchen and a side table.

TIM BELL
Punta Gorda, Fla.
Age: 25
Single
Carpenter
Hobbies: surfing, singing and playing pool
Favorite Dinner Party Conversation Topic: Everyday adventures. Sex talk is off limits.
Favorite Foods: Tomato soup and grilled cheese.
Handmade Object That You Are Most Proud Of: I made all of the furniture in my old apartment.





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