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CMT's 'Sweet Home Alabama' casts Wantagh's Emilio Vitolio, plus more reality TV news

Elizabeth Berkley.

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SWEET HOME WANTAGH. New York City-born Emilio Vitolio, raised in Wantagh by his divorced mom during his high school years and a graduate of Wantagh High, is among the city-slicker suitors of a Southern gal on CMT's "Sweet Home Alabama" season four. He helps run his family's Manhattan restaurant, Emilio's Ballato, where the likes of Billy Joel, Justin Bieber and Rihanna have dined.


CASTING. While the term usually refers to genetically modified comestibles, Spike's upcoming "Frankenfood" is simply a cooking competition among amateur chefs with crazy but tasty ingredient combinations. The show's New York auditions take place Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sharp Entertainment, 1071 Sixth Ave., at West 41st Street. Sign up at


PREMIERE. TLC's "Breaking the Faith," following eight young men and women who have left the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS Church), one of the largest Mormon fundamentalist denominations. Six episodes premiere Sunday at 10 p.m.


RECAPS. The female model Jourdan Miller won "America's Next Top Model: Guys & Girls," while New York City's Marvin Cortes was runner-up... Elizabeth Berkley and dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy were voted off "Dancing With the Stars"... Johnny Gray and Josh Logan became the first of the 12 finalists cut from "The Voice"... "The X Factor" eliminated Carlos Guevara on Wednesday and both Rachel Potter and the trio Sweet Suspense on Thursday... Craig Arrington was sent home and last week's ousted contestant, Ruben Studdard, was reinstated on "The Biggest Loser"... Patty Vega is off "Top Chef"... and on "Survivor," both Vytas Baskauskas and Tina Wesson were sent to Redemption Island.

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