Reality TV People News - March 2005
A contestant on the TV reality show "Nashville Star" has accused producers of manufacturing a controversy that got her booted off the program.
Rocker Ozzy Osbourne credits a fire alarm with saving his and wife Sharon's life at their British mansion, The Telegraph said Thursday.
"American Idol" reject Mikalah Gordon said she is weighing other entertainment industry offers in her quest to become famous.
Hip-hop sensation Public Enemy is being torn over revelations Flavor Flav may have been stingy with the six children he has had by two women.
One of the oldest public-relations maxims is to put bad publicity behind you as quickly as possible before it damages your public image.
Over the years, several talented contestants have been booted from Fox's American Idol for bad behavior in their personal life. Now, it looks like one of their judges has picked up some of those same habits.
Clay Aiken, an ambassador for UNICEF, has toured the tsunami-ravaged Indonesian province of Aceh on a fact-finding mission and attended a fundraising concert.
Earlier this week, American Idol 4 finalist Mario Vazquez stunned viewers of the nation's top-rated show by withdrawing for "personal reasons" before the competition in the finals began. However, when Mario's own family turned out to have no idea that he had quit, rumors began circulating that the real reason was either that Mario was unwilling to sign the show's restrictive management contracts or that he was in violation of a show rule. Now, it appears that both of those rumors may be true.
When you're facing jail, blame everybody else.
Los Angeles authorities are considering charging "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul in an alleged hit-and-run episode earlier this week.
American Idol 4 Top 12 finalist Mario Vazquez unexpectedly withdrew from the reality competition on Sunday, citing "personal reasons" in a statement released by Fox.
"The Amazing Race 4" co-winner Reichen Lehmkuhl, who recently legally changed his surname to Burke and is no longer with former "married" partner Chip Arndt, says a California print shop discriminated against him for being gay.
Haggard-looking rocker Ozzy Osbourne, after years of denying it, has finally admitted he has had a face lift.
Can Richard Hatch outwit, outplay and outlast the combined forces of the United States Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, as he did to the other contestants on the first Survivor? We may be about to find out.
Both Philadelphia police and the family of boxer Najai 'Nitro' Turpin, 23, have concluded that his Valentines' Day suicide was unrelated to his appearance on NBC's upcoming The Contender reality-competition show.