Reality TV News - January 2012
Paula Abdul has confirmed her The X Factor exit.
Chris Harrison has confirmed next week's episode of The Bachelor will feature him an incident in which he confronts bachelorette Casey Shteamer about an undisclosed personal matter that she must then reveal to Ben Flajnik.
CBS says it has ordered two more editions of its U.S. hidden-camera special "I Get That a Lot."
Ben Flajnik has admitted he didn't take into consideration how his other bachelorettes would feel about his decision to skinny-dip with Courtney Robertson during Monday night's episode of The Bachelor.
Heidi Klum thanked her fans via Twitter Tuesday for their support in the wake of her separation from Seal, her husband of six years.
The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik eliminated two bachelorettes and narrowed his love search to nine women during last night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Paula Abdul is reportedly going from The X Factor to The Ax Factor.
Nicole Scherzinger and Steve Jones will not be returning to The X Factor.
Elisabetta Canalis and Stephen "Steve-O" Glover have apparently found new dance partners.
NBC's parent company Comcast has put the kibosh on an episode of the U.S. network's show "Fear Factor" showing contestants drinking donkey urine and semen.
Jennifer Lopez will be a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, the telecast's producers said Monday.
VH1 has announced the fourth season of Basketball Wives will premiere Monday, February 20 at 8PM ET/PT.
Jennifer Lopez says it took her time to commit to reprising her role as a judge for American Idol's current eleventh season, not because of money or leverage, but because she was simply "exhausted."
"Last year was a tough year for me and towards the end, I got really tired. Live TV, honestly, I don't know how you do it for so many hours everyday," Lopez told anchor Matt Lauer during a Monday morning appearance on NBC's Today show.
A sneak peek of the video for "Give Me All Your Luvin,'" the first single from pop star Madonna's next album, is to make its debut this week on "American Idol."
Danny Gokey has wed model Leyicet Peralta.
Kellie Pickler says married life is still going well even though it cost her pet cat.
Seal said he and estranged wife Heidi Klum agreed their children needed to be let down gently when they told Hollywood they were splitting up.
A Los Angeles judge has sentenced choreographer Alex Da Silva to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting two former students, TMZ reported Friday.
Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment production company is partnering with couple Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith's Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television to launch a new reality competition that will search for the world's best deejays.
NBC has revealed the identities of the 14 contestants who will compete on Fashion Star, a new Project Runway-like reality competition series that will attempt to discover a fashion designer who can become America's next popular brand and premiere on Tuesday, March 13 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Lifetime is expanding its reality TV mama drama from the dance floor to the ice rink.
Dancing with the Stars' viewers will have to wait another month to formally learn the identities of the reality dancing competition's fourteenth-season cast.
Kim Kardashian is to appear in a multiple-episode arc on the comedy series "Drop Dead Diva," Lifetime said Thursday.
Monica Spannbauer was the only bachelorette eliminated during the Rose Ceremony by The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik during Monday night's fourth episode of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Kim Richards has admitted she is an alcoholic.
Khloe Kardashian is getting her own Dallas radio show.
Simon Cowell has suggested Steve Jones will not be reprising his role as host for The X Factor's second season.
CBS has announced the identities of the 11 teams who will be competing on the twentieth season of The Amazing Race, which will premiere Sunday, February 19 at 8PM ET/PT.
Seal says he isn't ruling out reconciliation when it comes to his separation from estranged wife and Project Runway host Heidi Klum.
Tim Gunn has revealed he's remained sexually abstinent for almost three decades.
Jen Schefft is expecting another baby.
"America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon said via Twitter Wednesday he is back in the hospital for a scheduled procedure.
Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer has suffered a miscarriage.
The Biggest Loser's thirteenth season eliminated Gail Lee during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition's fourth episode.
Emily Maynard's The Bachelorette selection has been formally confirmed by ABC.
Ben Flajnik says he eliminated bachelorette Samantha Levey during Monday night's episode of The Bachelor because he was convinced she was there for the wrong reasons.
Jay Cutler says reports of his prior break-up with fiancee Kristin Cavallari were inaccurate.
The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik eliminated two bachelorettes and narrowed his love search to 11 women during last night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Seal says he intends to remain dignified and civil during his divorce from fashion supermodel Heidi Klum, the British recording star's wife of six years.
Kim Kardashian says if she really got married for the money and fame like critics have suggested, her divorce from Kris Humphries was "a bad business decision."
Kristin Cavallari will be sashaying her way to the delivery room soon.
Heidi Klum and Seal have confirmed they've split.
Jim Carrey's 24-year-old daughter Jane has auditioned for "American Idol" in San Diego.
British television personality Simon Cowell says he hasn't seen his fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy since before Christmas and likely won't wed her as planned.
Heidi Klum and singer Seal appear to be headed for divorce in Los Angeles, sources told TMZ.com.
Shawntel Newton, a former fifteenth-season The Bachelor bachelorette, attempted to join Ben Flajnik's bachelorettes and vie for his affection but was shockingly denied a rose and eliminated instead during Monday night's third episode of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
A judge has set an April start date for the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew in Chicago in 2008.
Brittney Schreiner chose to quit The Bachelor and leave the show right before she would have had her first one-on-one date with Ben Flajnik, leaving him surprised and confused during Monday night's third episode of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
'American Idol' debut draws 21.6 million viewers but ratings still drop
TLC has announced it will air two U.K. reality series which featured princes and princesses going undercover looking for love.
Dance Moms viewers will have soon have a chance to see double the dancing drama.
American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is reportedly getting some contract negotiation support from an unlikely source: Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
CBS has announced the identities of the 18 castaways who will be competing on Survivor: One World, the 24th Survivor edition that will premiere Wednesday, February 15 at 8PM ET/PT.
The X Factor finalists Chris Rene, Marcus Canty and "Astro" Brian Bradley have signed recording contracts with Epic Records, the record label which is under the leadership of The X Factor judge and music producer L.A. Reid.
Emily Maynard has reportedly accepted ABC's offer and signed on to be the next star of The Bachelorette.
Khloe Kardashian has denied claims suggesting she is getting fertility treatments to get pregnant.
Brazilian 'Big Brother' housemate probed for raping fellow housemate
The Biggest Loser's thirteenth season eliminated Lauren Lee and saw contestant Joe Messina quit during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition's third episode.
'American Idol' returns for new season facing more competition
Blake Shelton said on his Web site his father Dick died Wednesday in Oklahoma after a yearlong illness.
Ben Flajnik says keeping Shawntel Newton around would have jeopardized the relationships The Bachelor star had developed with his original bachelorettes.
Kim Richards' life out of rehab is going fabulously, according to her sister Kathy Hilton.
Jenelle Evans was arrested for the second time in less than a week.
U.S. celebrity chef Paula Deen says she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes three years ago, but wanted to educate herself before disclosing she has the disease.
The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik eliminated three bachelorettes and watched another one choose to quit and leave on her own during last night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
American Idol's eleventh season will be familiar to tenth-season viewers.
Melissa Rycroft is returning to reality TV.
Kasey Kahl was reportedly arrested on Sunday in Fresno, CA for alleged drunk and disorderly conduct at a nightclub.
VH1 has announced it has ordered Rehab with Dr. Drew, a new non-celebrity version of its Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew series, which will premiere this summer.
'American Idol' unconcerned about 'X Factor' and 'Voice' competition
Jennifer Hudson says losing weight has opened new doors for her into the wonderful world of haute couture.
Jersey Shore star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro is big and buff now, however he says was actually a little guy and the victim of bullying as a child.
Toni Braxton says she is feeling better after being hospitalized in Los Angeles this week following a lupus flare-up.
Jill Zarin is reportedly in talks to get her own reality show after being dropped from The Real Housewives of New York City.
Jenna Burke was one of two bachelorettes The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik eliminated during Monday night's second episode of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Khloe Kardashian is definitely a genuine Kardashian, according to her mother Kris Jenner.
"American Idol" Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone has signed a deal with Hollywood Records, the label announced Thursday.
Las Vegas-based cast members of "Pawn Stars" are upset at the History channel for airing the Louisiana-set spinoff "Cajun Pawn Stars," TMZ reported.
Jenelle Evans has been arrested -- again.
The Biggest Loser's thirteenth season eliminated Mike Messina during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition's second episode.
History has revealed the identities of the 18 contestants who will be competing on the fourth season of Top Shot, which will premiere Tuesday, February 14 at 10PM ET/PT.
Molly Sims has announced she is pregnant.
Ben Flajnik disagrees with his bachelorettes and is defending Blakeley Shea's aggressive behavior during last night's cocktail reception in which she pursued extra one-on-one time with The Bachelor star despite already having a rose.
Ben Flajnik sent two The Bachelor bachelorettes packing during last night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Kim Richards has checked out of rehab following more than one month of treatment for her alleged drinking problem.
Nick Cannon's publicist says the "America's Got Talent" host has been released from a Los Angeles-area hospital after suffering mild kidney failure.
Fox has confirmed it wants to have host Ryan Seacrest continue with American Idol after his current $15 million-a-year contract expires at the end of the reality singing competition's upcoming eleventh season.
Fox has acknowledged The X Factor host Steve Jones isn't a lock to return for the new reality singing competition's second season.
Former The Bachelor bachelorette Sarah Brice has announced she is engaged and expecting a child.
Paula Abdul is officially back on the market.
"Project Runway All Stars" judge Isaac Mizrahi told a television audience this week he tied the knot in New York with longtime partner Arnold Germer.
Nick Cannon said he successfully underwent a minor kidney operation in Los Angeles this week and is on the road to recovery.
NBC has announced the second season of The Voice will, similar to its first edition, utilize the talents of eight stars in the music industry to assist the show's musician coaches during its "battle" rounds.
TNT says it has ordered its first new reality competition series, "The Great Escape," with Rich Eisen to serve as host.
Giuliana & Bill's fifth season will premiere on Monday, April 2 at 8PM ET/PT, The Style Network has announced.
Nick Cannon's condition has improved to the point where he may soon be able to head home to his family after being hospitalized with "mild kidney failure" earlier this week.
Amber Portwood has been evicted from her home.
Amber Tierney was one of the first seven bachelorettes The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik eliminated during Monday night's premiere of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Former American Idol finalist Brooke White says she's on her way to accomplishing one of her biggest goals in life besides making it as a singer.
The Bachelor bachelorette Monica Spannbauer's stepmother Sherry Ekberg is denying claims that her stepdaughter is lesbian or bisexual.
Teen Mom 2 star Leah Messer is both engaged and pregnant again.
"America's Got Talent" host Nick Cannon says he was transferred from a hospital in Aspen, Colo., to a medical facility in his hometown of Los Angeles.
Mario Lopez says he proposed last weekend to Courtney Mazza, his girlfriend of three years, in Mexico.
While they already leaked out during the show's filming this past fall, NBC has officially revealed the identities of the 18 celebrities competing on The Celebrity Apprentice's fifth season, which will premiere Sunday, February 12 at 9PM ET/PT.
Kim Kardashian and her sisters Kourtney Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian are reportedly going to become living Barbie dolls.
Nick Cannon, has been hospitalized in Aspen, Colo., after suffering "mild kidney failure," his pop-star wife Mariah Carey says.
The Biggest Loser's thirteenth season eliminated Ben Shuh during Tuesday night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition's premiere episode.
Ben Flajnik says giving The Bachelor bachelorette Lindzi Cox the first impression rose during last night's season premiere was basically a no-brainer because she had a solid set of obvious good qualities.
Simon Cowell has announced plans to return as a judge on the reality competition show "Britain's Got Talent" in the spring after a season-long absence.
The identity of the mysterious bachelorette who visits Flajnik during the course of The Bachelor's upcoming season has reportedly been disclosed.
Melanie Amaro has inked a recording contract with Epic Records, the record label which is under the leadership of The X Factor judge and music producer L.A. Reid.
So You Think You Can Dance will be dropping its results show next season.
The Bachelor star Ben Flajnik eliminated his first seven bachelorettes during last night's premiere of the ABC reality dating series' sixteenth season.
Steven Tyler's publicist confirmed Monday the rocker and "American Idol" judge is engaged to his longtime girlfriend Erin Brady.
Cee Lo Green says he "meant no disrespect" by changing a lyric when he sang John Lennon's pro-peace anthem "Imagine" in Times Square New Year's Eve.
Brandi Glanville's weekend marriage to Darin Harvey will be annulled, according to the Mixed Martial Arts manager.
"American Idol" contestant James Durbin said he married longtime girlfriend Heidi Lowe on New Year's Eve in rural California.
Melanie Amaro showed up unexpectedly at Scutto's Pizza and Pasta in Sunrise, Fla., on New Year's Eve to check out the "Melanie Amaro Pizza."