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A local ‘Wipeout’ woman

Joelle Magner, a media buyer with Medio Advertising in Spokane, will be a contestant Tuesday on ABC’s “Wipeout” a game show featuring an obstacle course.

Magner was talked into auditioning back in February by her husband and children. She flew down for an on-camera audition and was picked over thousands of other contestants. Her episode was taped on May 18.

She’s not allowed to say how she did, but she volunteered that it was “truly a cool experience,” of the kind that made her feel like she had “been run over by a train the next morning.”

“If someone enjoys swimming in the mud and getting knocked out over and over and over, this is the show for them!” she said.

Watch for her on Tuesday, 8 p.m. on ABC.

A “Survivor” audition call at Northern Quest

Let me start this off by stipulating that I would rather be in Dante's 14th circle of Hell than be a contestant on “Survivor” (and Dante only had nine). 

But here's an opportunity for the rest of you: A “Survivor” audition call, July 8 at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino.

Here's a link to the application and eligibility info.

‘Thunderballs’ issues a mullet-casting call

The Spike TV sitcom pilot, “Thunderballs,” will start filming in Spokane next week and the casting call speaks volumes about the show.

For one thing, they are seeking someone to play the “Olympia Beer Bikini Girl.”

The show is about a group of 30-something guys on a bowling team and, like every show on Spike, it is aimed at the male market.

Or should we say, the dude market.

Here are a few of the fictional bowling teams being cast locally through Big Fish NW Talent:

The Mullets (plus a Mullet Mom and Mullet Baby).

The Super Vixens.

Ballbarians.

The Blue Ballers (a team of cops).

The Sunset Towers Assisted Living Slingers (an elderly team).

The Gutter Gals.

North by Northwest will be filming the pilot into the middle of May. If the pilot gets picked up, expect to see plenty more of the Super Vixens and the Gutter Gals.

Oh, one more thing. The child cast as the Mullet Baby must have a real mullet. No wigs.

‘Deadliest Catch’ captains, live on stage at INB

I sure wasn't expecting this show at the INB Performing Arts Center:  “A Night with Captain Sig and the Hillstrand Brothers From 'Deadliest Catch.'”

These three crab boat captains will “swap stories” and show video at this event at the INB on July 24, 7 p.m.

Yes, you might call it Captains Courageous on Tour.

Sig Hansen, Andy Hillstrand and Jonathan Hillstrand  will “take the audience through some of the roughest situations” they've endured.

Tickets are $20, $30, $40 and $75 on sale April 15 at 10 a.m. through TicketsWest outlets (800) 325-SEAT or online.

‘Biggest Loser’ appearance at Spokane Club

Ali Vincent, who won “The Biggest Loser,” will be delivering her inspirational story at the Spokane Club on March 10, 6 p.m.

She lost 122 pounds to become the first female winner of “The Biggest Loser.” She'll talk about the power of setting goals — and maybe a little bit about  healthy, balanced eating.

Tickets to this event are $25, available by calling the Spokane Club at (509) 838-8511. Seating is limited.

‘Grizzly Adams’ creator dies

Charles E. Sellier Jr., 67, the producer and creator of “The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams” and dozens of other TV shows and films, died Monday at his home in North Idaho.

“Chuck” Sellier had a lengthy  TV-film resume including such popular films as “In Search of Noah's Ark,” “Chariots of the Gods,” “In Search of the Historic Jesus” and “The Bermuda Triangle.” All of those are listed among the top 50-grossing independent films. Recently, he and his  locally based production company, Grizzly Adams Productions, had produced dozens of religious-oriented films and TV shows, including “Ancient Secrets of the Bible” for CBS and “Miraculous Messages” and “The Case for Christ's Resurrection.”

He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on the children's show, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 1980. He was also the author of a number of books based on his films and TV specials.

The family requests that Sellier be remembered through donations to his passion, the ABC Foodbank, which serves Athol, Bayview and Careywood, Idaho.

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