Kimmel’s Spelling Challenge, Bravo’s ‘Top Chef’ Moves, Hannah Montana Comes Back, And More

by | June 3, 2009 at 10:34 AM | The Ticker

Hilton’s Dubai BFF: Paris Hilton’s search for a bestie is taking her out of the country, as she signs up to move her series, ‘Paris Hilton: My New BFF’ to Dubai. But will her hard-partying habits and penchant for hooking up not sit well with the part of the world that’s been known to stone women to death for merely talking to a man? “We’re very aware we are not making the same show we would make in Los Angeles,” said producer Michael Hirschorn about the series, adding that they will make modifications to adapt to the local culture. Shooting will take place later this month.

Top Chef Vegas: What happens in Vegas is delicious in Vegas, with Bravo’s ‘Top Chef‘ moving to sin city for its sixth season. Padma Lakshmi and judges chef Tom Colicchio, alongside judges Gail Simmons and Toby Young will come back to the show. Check out clips of last season.

Kimmel’s Spelling Bee-Off: Jimmy Kimmel will welcome the national Spelling Bee champion, Kavya Shivashankar, on tomorrow’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ And that’s not all – Kavya will be challenged to a spelling face-off with the famous funny man. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night’ will also feature Will Ferrell and Eminem – who will teach the host how to rap. Catch full episodes of ‘Kimmel’ on Fancast.

More Miley: ‘Hannah Montana’ has been given the green light for a 4th season, says Disney rep Hope Diamond. New episodes will be shot early next year, but the cast is already busy; Montana star Miley Cyrus is currently shooting Nicholas Spark’s ‘The Last Song,’ and co-star Mitchel Musso’s new album was released this week.