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  • ‘Battleground Earth’ gets down and dirty | AccessAtlanta



    original article link | Going green is hot, even on reality TV.

    In the past year, shows such as “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway” have incorporated environmental themes.

    But new cable network Planet Green has taken this a step further, developing a show which blends elements of “The Amazing Race” and “celebreality” and focuses on saving the planet.

    The result: “Battleground Earth,” a 10-episode “eco-smackdown” between rock and rap. Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee and Atlanta rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges competed in 13 challenges this spring, traveling in biodiesel buses to nine cities including Las Vegas, Dallas and Atlanta.

    Each challenge focused on a different environmental issue such as recycling and water pollution. The overall winner headlined a season-ending charity concert in Los Angeles while the loser had to be the opener.

    “It really opened my eyes,” Lee said during a brief break in shooting in May in Atlanta. One thing he hopes to do: “Add solar panels to my house.”

    “I hope what we’re doing will save lives,” Ludacris added. “I want to lead by example. I never really recycled before, but I plan to do it now.”

    Stars pitch in to help out

    Star power is plentiful. Episode one alone features cameos by musician Dr. John, Cedric the Entertainer, Diddy and actor Isaiah Washington. For the upcoming Atlanta episode, set to

  • Skirt.com: Johnny Colt is an eco challenger



    He`s So Original - Johnny Colt is an eco challenger.

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    Johnny Colt is an eco challenger.

    Former Black Crowes rocker, songwriter for Train, Atlanta native and unlikely green poster boy, Johnny is now trading his gas guzzling ’89 Ram Charger for a Mercedes diesel. This is the result of spending the summer duking it out on Battleground Earth, an eco-challenge show premiering this month on Planet Green with rock icon Tommy Lee and hip hop star Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. Musicians turned game show participants, they are on two teams who face off, while gaining knowledge about environmental issues like learning how to run their motorcycles and tour bus on cooking grease. In another episode they glean eco lessons from the medieval times. Locally, Johnny owns the E Group, an energy efficient consulting firm that works towards eco-friendly real estate development. “For better or worse, I stopped taking myself so seriously after having a camera in my face,” he says. “I left my dignity around day 10 or 11.”

    What do you like about wearing a skirt?: “A little cross dressing is super sexy. I felt kinda hot. I’ll put a dress on any day.”

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