Reality TV News - March 2006
The woman who won the "undying love" of rapper Flavor Flav on the VH1 reality show, "Flavor of Love" says in real life, they're just friends.
The first victim of the game's predictable post-merge "pagonging," Nick Stanbury, a 25-year-old Tempe, Arizona resident who works in financial sales, became the seventh Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island castaway to be eliminated from the game.
Comedian Dane Cook's live-in girlfriend is denying published reports that her funny man is having a fling with divorcee Jessica Simpson.
"That’s The Story Of My Life," our episode summary for the second episode of VH1's The Surreal Life 6 series, written by vince3, is now available.
China's state TV station will air its own version of the reality show "The Apprentice" in May, with winners given their own businesses to run, CCTV said.
CBS has announced that after exiling The Amazing Race to the Tuesdays at 10PM ET/PT time period earlier this month, the show will now move to Wednesdays at 8PM ET/PT (the third regular time period the show has had this season) effective immediately.
Oscar-winning Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia are trying to lend hotel heiress Paris Hilton a little "street cred" with her upcoming album.
Dubbed to have great bone structure but a "vacuous" look, Gina, a 21-year-old translator from Tampa, FL, became the fourth girl eliminated from the sixth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of the UPN reality show.
American Idol voted out the third of its fifth season finalists during last night's live results show, with Lisa Tucker, a 16-year-old from Anaheim, CA, being eliminated from the Fox reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest home viewer votes.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul Wednesday signed a three-year contract to stay on with the Fox TV talent competition.
"American Idol" dropout Mario Vazquez is about to become a household name again, one year after he walked away from the finals of the Fox TV talent show.
Recent college graduates Dani Torchio and Danielle Turner were popular with their fellow racers, making both strategic and social alliances, but were unable to avoid becoming the fourth team eliminated from The Amazing Race 9 when they were yielded and were unable to capitalize on mistakes made by other teams.
"American Idol" host and "American Inventor" producer Simon Cowell is about to bring another reality competition to U.S. TV.
First came "Pop Idol" in Britain; then the idea crossed the pond and morphed into "American Idol"; now comes "GIFTED," the Christian music version.
The winner and second runner-up of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" weight loss competition are getting married.
A death in the family has forced former New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight to leave VH1's "The Surreal Life: Fame Games," which is filming in Las Vegas.
Former "Seinfeld" and "Dancing With the Stars" star John O'Hurley was signed as host Tuesday of the revamped game show "Family Feud."
Deemed to have failed to bring the person whom Donald Trump thought might be most responsible for his team's task failure into the final boardroom, Dan Brody a 31-year-old clothing company owner from Miami, Florida became the sixth contestant fired from the fifth edition of The Apprentice.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the seventh episode of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island is now available.
" Hit Him Again, Hit Him Again, Harder, Harder!," our episode summary for the fourth episode of The Amazing Race 9, the ninth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Estee, is now available.
"The Svetlana Show," our episode summary for the fourth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
What's an American Idol season without a report that Paula Abdul's job might be in jeopardy?
Actress Brooke Burns is back at work only five months after breaking her neck in a diving accident at her Los Angeles home.
Singer Jessica Simpson has moved from Columbia to Epic Records, it was reported Friday.
A contestant who spit in her rival's face during the VH1 reality TV show, "Flavor of Love," has lost her substitute teaching job in California.
Former 98 Degrees singer and ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" champion, Drew Lachey and his wife Lea, are parents of a baby girl in Los Angeles.
CBS Thursday unveiled plans for a reality show centered around a group of "Desperate Housewives."
The inspiring story of "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino is being put on film for the Lifetime cable network.
"American Idol" champion Kelly Clarkson canceled her Israel concert tour Thursday, saying a recently acquired throat illness has gotten worse.
"The Weebles Wobbled And Did Not Fall Down," our episode summary for the fourth episode of America's Next Top Model 6, the sixth edition of UPN's America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
Deemed to not have performed well enough to overcome her lack of classic model measurements, Kari Schmidt, an 18-year-old student from Brookings, SD, became the third girl eliminated from the sixth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of the UPN reality show.
British heavy metal matriarch Sharon Osbourne has been crowned Freemans Celebrity Mum of the Year.
"Cereal Killers," our episode summary for the fourth episode of The Apprentice 5, the fifth edition of NBC's The Apprentice series, written by zipperhead, is now available.
American Idol voted out the second of its twelve fifth season finalists during last night's live results show, with Kevin Covais, a 16-year-old from Levittown, NY, being eliminated from the Fox reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest home viewer votes.
"Welcome to the Bottom of the Barrel," our episode summary for the premiere episode of VH1's The Surreal Life 6 series, written by Scuba Steve, is now available.
Wanda Lopez-Rochford and her daughter Desiree Cifre were unable to recover from falling behind at a Roadblock superleg during last night's broadcast of The Amazing Race 9's fourth episode, resulting in the pair becoming the third team to be eliminated from the latest edition of the CBS reality show.
Former "American Idol" contestant Constantine Maroulis has left his band to embark on a solo career.
Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, have named their newborn son Barron William Trump.
Done in by his decision to pick a boardroom fight with his teammates despite the fact they did not appear to be targeting him as the reason for their loss, Brent Buckman, a 30-year-old attorney from Fort Lauderdale, FL, became the fifth contestant fired from the fifth edition of Donald Trump's The Apprentice.
Despite an earlier report that The Bachelor producers were targeting men in only a handful of professions to serve as the long-running reality franchise's next star, the show's casting directors are apparently casting a much wider net than previously presented, with one casting director stating that producers are still even considering making the show's next season another The Bachelorette edition.
Another member of the rock 'n' roll Osbourne family has followed her mother and brother down the path of physical fitness.
The Lifetime cable network has tapped two political heavyweights to help guide a high school election that will be documented for reality TV.
Donald Trump's wife Melania gave birth Monday morning to a baby boy, "The Apprentice" star told MSNBC.
Seven residents of a Uruguayan town were killed on Friday when they were run over by a train that they were manually moving during the filming of an episode of Desafio al Corazon, a local feel-good reality television series.
"The Simple Life" co-star Nicole Richie has drawn the ire of a Castaic, Calif., family for asking an 11-year-old boy a lewd question.
"Floaters, Factions and Followers," our episode summary for the third episode of The Amazing Race 9, the ninth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell predicts the final three in this season's finals will be Chris Daughtry, Taylor Hicks and Kellie Pickler.
The Pussycat Dolls are reportedly in talks with the new CW network for a reality TV project.
"Jaded," our episode summary for the third episode of America's Next Top Model 6, the sixth edition of UPN's America's Next Top Model series, written by Das Mole, is now available.
Although she was the first American Idol 5 finalist eliminated, Melissa McGhee plans to continue pursuing a music career, putting most of the blame for her elimination on a bad case of nerves that caused her to forget the lyrics to Stevie Wonder's "Lately" during her Tuesday night performance of the song.
Although the accuracy of their reality TV sources has thus far proven to be far from 100%, AOL entertainment news website TMZ.com is reporting that it has learned that 29-year-old American Idol 5 finalist Taylor Hicks is going to be losing his trademark gray hair.
"You're Not THAT Bad Of A Person!," our episode summary for the third episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
China has issued new rules to put the brakes on free-wheeling TV programs that imitate the U.S. hit "American Idol" and undermine socialist values.
Confirming executive producer Mark Burnett's Monday comments, CBS has announced that this summer's second Rock Star edition will look for a lead singer for a new band comprised of former Motley Crüe drummer (and NBC reality show star) Tommy Lee, former Metallica guitarist Jason Newsted, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.
Judged to be a beautiful girl who just didn't deliver any impressive photos, Wendy, a 22-year-old retail assistant manager and Hurricane Katrina survivor from New Orleans, became the second girl eliminated from the sixth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of the UPN reality show.
Country music fans have awarded superstar Faith Hill with four nominations for the 2006 CMT Awards.
"Please Don't Squeeze The Charmaine," our episode summary for the third episode of The Apprentice 5, the fifth edition of NBC's The Apprentice series, written by newsomewayne, is now available.
American Idol voted out the first of its twelve fifth season finalists during last night's live results show, with Melissa McGhee, a 21-year-old from Tampa, FL, being eliminated from the Fox reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest home viewer votes.
The jailed father of "American Idol" contestant Kellie Pickler says he regrets not being there to support her bid in the Fox TV talent show.
Infamous 2005 "American Idol" reject Leroy Wells has reached a plea agreement in Mobile, Ala., and avoided a possible life in prison sentence.
And the latest team to be eliminated from CBS' The Amazing Race 9 is... to be continued. Last night's The Amazing Race 9 broadcast saw none of the remaining teams go home. Instead, friends Jeremy Ryan and Eric Sanchez met host Phil Keoghan in Moscow's Red Square and were told that they were in the midst of a superleg and still racing.
Officially confirming reports that began emerging last fall, former The Apprentice 2 candidate Raj Bhakta has formally announced that he's now a candidate for something else -- the United States House of Representatives.
It had to face off against the Fox's final American Idol 5 semifinals performance show in its first hour, however last week's special two-hour premiere of America's Next Top Model's sixth edition still did extremely well, delivering the UPN reality show's best ever premiere ratings.
Cable TV's A&E network has wiped "Rollergirls" off its rink.
Another week, another bad leadership casualty on NBC's fifth season of The Apprentice.
So much for predictions that this would be "the year of the teenager" on Fox TV's "American Idol" talent competition.
Although The Bachelor: Paris couple Travis Stork and Sarah Stone ended their relationship in record time and ABC hasn't officially renewed the show yet, the show's producers aren't wasting any time in beginning their search for the star of the next potential edition of the long-running ABC reality series.
CBS still hasn't announced anything about the identity of the band that will front this summer's second edition of Rock Star, but according to executive producer Mark Burnett, the new season will feature a brand new group comprised of members of existing or defunct bands.
Demonstrating that even American Idol's youngest competitors will apparently do whatever they can to land additional votes from home viewers, 16-year-old American Idol 5 finalist Kevin Covais reportedly broke up with his 15-year-old girlfriend in an attempt make himself more appealing to the program's young female viewers.
As first disclosed in last year's announcement that Fox had renewed American Idol for at least three more seasons, TV Guide Channel and the Fox Reality network will premiere their new American Idol companion series as part of this week's start of the show's fifth season finals.
NBC is fast-tracking a celebrity cooking competition being executive produced by rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs and Ben "The Biggest Loser" Silverman.
Actress Morgan Fairchild and comic Mario Cantone will face off in the Food Network's new reality cook-off show, "Celebrity Food Fight."
Unlike last season in which he openly claimed that Carrie Underwood would walk away as America's newest Idol, American Idol judge Simon Cowell isn't ready to definitively predict who will win this season's fifth edition of the smash-hit Fox reality series, but he has revealed that he has narrowed the list down to just three possibilities.
It could be a pair-up that would make MTV programming executives drool, but Laguna Beach girl Kristin Cavallari and former Newlyweds star Nick Lachey are insisting that recent reports -- including a cover story in this week's Us Weekly -- that the pair have been seeing each other are not true.
"Houston, We've Got A Problem," our episode summary for the sixth episode of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island, the twelfth edition of CBS' Survivor series, written by PepeLePew13, is now available.
Fox has announced its second season of Hell Kitchen, the culinary boot camp reality series that it aired last summer, will premiere Monday, June 12 at 9PM ET/PT.
"Can't We All Just Get Along?," our episode summary for the second episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"Punchbuggy White, No Punchbacks," our episode summary for the second episode of The Amazing Race 9, the ninth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Seana, is now available.
"A Definite Lack of Synergy," our episode summary for the second episode of The Apprentice 5, the fifth edition of NBC's The Apprentice series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Done in by the Casaya tribe's ability to prevent tribal outsider Sally Schumann from attending Tribal Council, the four members of the La Mina tribe's alliance was forced to vote out one of their own, resulting in Dan Barry, a 52-year-old retired astronaut from South Hadley, MA, becoming the sixth Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island castaway to be eliminated from the game
A new documentary on the cable TV network GSN features a teary Tonya Harding lamenting that the world considers her "poor white trash."
New York publisher and TV producer Judith Regan has signed Osama bin Laden's niece, Wafah Dufour bin Ladin, to a reality TV show contract.
The fifth edition of Fox's American Idol has determined its Top 12 finalists, with Ayla Brown, Will Makar, Gedeon McKinney, and Kinnik Sky being eliminated from the competition during the live broadcast of last night's results show.
In a surprise decision, Chloe Dao, a 34-year-old aspiring designer and boutique owner from Houston, TX, was crowned Project Runway's second winner during last night's finale broadcast of the second edition of the Emmy-nominated Bravo reality fashion show.
Deemed to be a "pretty girl" that just didn't "measure up," Kathy Hoxit, a 20-year-old house painter from Brevard, NC, became the first girl eliminated from the sixth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's special two-hour broadcast of the UPN reality show's season premiere.
"I Wanna Be A Model," our episode summary for the special two-hour back-to-back debut episodes of America's Next Top Model 6, the sixth edition of UPN's America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
She didn't a job on NBC's The Apprentice, however The Apprentice 4 runner-up Rebecca Jarvis has been hired by another part of the NBC Universal family: CNBC.
Ozzy Osbourne says he is "well overdue" for a new studio album and getting back into the studio is one of his priorities this year.
A Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner has barred Paris Hilton from coming within 100 yards of event planner Brian Quintana for three years.
Bobby Brown was arrested in Webster, Mass., on a 1992 warrant for driving without a license and not having insurance for a trailer he was pulling.
Self-proclaimed "Glamazon" sisters Lisa Hinds and Joni Glaze were unable to move from the back of the pack during last night's broadcast of The Amazing Race 9's second episode, resulting in the pair becoming the second team to be eliminated from the new edition of the CBS reality show.
Choosing an awkward time to exhibit what a NBC spokesperson later insisted was only his seldom seen sense of humor, The Apprentice star Donald Trump joked about dating Ivanka Trump, his 24-year-old daughter, during the pair's Monday appearance on The View.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the sixth episode of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island is now available.
After a week of silence, The Bachelor: Paris couple Travis Stork and Sarah Stone have admitted that their romantic relationship is over, with Travis citing The Bachelor's requirement that its couple remain apart until after the show's finale episode airs as a reason for their breakup.
CBS has announced that it has ordered two more The Amazing Race editions for broadcast during the 2006-2007 television season.
Having premiered to less than stellar ratings NBC's The Apprentice 5 looked to rebound with last night's second episode broadcast which featured a lopsided win and a double firing.
"Survivor Strikes Back," our episode summary for the fifth episode of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island, the twelfth edition of CBS' Survivor series, written by Incognito9, is now available.
CBS' The Amazing Race 9 got off to a bit of a slow ratings start last Tuesday, with viewers' still-lingering distaste of last season's horrific The Amazing Race: Family Edition teaming together with the final half-hour of Fox's special 90-minute American Idol performance show to result in the show's lowest premiere ratings since The Amazing Race 4 debuted in May 2003.
In an announcement that comes as little surprise, Bravo has announced that it has renewed its Emmy-nominated Project Runway reality series for a third season.
"Can't We All Just Understand Paula," our episode summary for the premiere episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"American Idol" reject Brenna Gethers has not lost any confidence in herself, despite being voted off the Fox TV talent show this week.
"Desperately Seeking Sao Paolo," our episode summary for the premiere episode of The Amazing Race 9, the ninth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by dajaki, is now available.
"'Genius Has Its Limits' -- An Adventure In Rough Paraphrase," our episode summary for the premiere episode of The Apprentice 5, the fifth edition of NBC's The Apprentice series, written by Estee, is now available.
Done in by his tribe's women's belief that he couldn't be trusted to remain loyal to them once Survivor: Panama's tribes merged, Bobby Mason, a 32-year-old attorney from Los Angeles, CA , became the fifth Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island castaway to be eliminated from the game
The fifth season of Fox's American Idol continued its semifinals eliminations this week, with Tuesday and Wednesday's second semifinals performance shows culminating in last night's live results show that eliminated the four remaining American Idol 5 semifinalists (two male, two female) who had received the fewest votes from home viewers.
Dancing with the Stars 2 semi-finalist Lisa Rinna has responded to Wednesday's New York Post report that she'll be replacing Samantha Harris when the show returns for its third season, telling Extra that she's "heard nothing" about the possibility of co-hosting Dancing with the Stars 3 and unequivocally stating "there is no truth to this rumor... at least, not at the moment" in a later posting on her myspace.com blog.
The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is reportedly in talks with Britain's Channel 4 to serve as host of a reality weight-loss TV program.
A September court date was set Thursday in Los Angeles for diamond heiress Zeta Graff's $10 million slander suit against Paris Hilton.
CBS's "Yes, Dear" star Anthony Clark has been tapped to replace Jay Mohr as host of the NBC reality competition "Last Comic Standing."
Adding new fuel to the rumors that The Bachelor: Paris couple Travis Stork and Sarah Stone have already ended their romantic relationship, the couple's hometown Nashville newspaper is reporting that although he is publicly insisting that they are "just friends," Sarah may have recently started dating Matt Lauderdale, the roommate and business partner of NFL Tennessee Titans football team player Drew Bennett.
Boston's all-music radio station, WMKK-FM, has signed actor John O'Hurley to provide comedy bits between songs.
Dancing with the Stars 2 semi-finalist Lisa Rinna may have failed to win the ABC reality ballroom competition's disco ball trophy, but according to reports, she's going to be walking away with a nice consolation prize: a new job as the third season's co-host.
The latest season of Donald Trump's The Apprentice got off to a somewhat rocky ratings start on Monday night, with the NBC's premiere of The Apprentice 5 failing to break the 10 million viewer mark and finishing in fourth place in the reality show's first broadcast in its new Mondays at 9PM ET/PT time period.
State Sen. Scott Brown, R-Boston, says his daughter's quest to become the next "American Idol" has no bearing on his political future.
A subdued Anna Nicole Smith appeared to gain the sympathy of the U.S. Supreme Court in her bid for a share of her late husband's $1.6 billion estate.
The producers of the fourth installment of "The Simple Life" have decided to separate former best friends Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie.
Travis Stork and Sarah Stone weren't talking to the media on the day after ABC's The Bachelor: Paris finale aired on Monday night, prompting speculation -- and at least one local television report -- that although the pre-taped finale had ended with the Nashville neighbors professing how perfect they were for each other, the couple's romantic relationship might already be over.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fifth episode of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island is now available.
After a less-than-compelling family edition, The Amazing Race returned to its standard two-member team, race-around-the-world format for its ninth edition that premiered Tuesday night. The debut featured The Amazing Race 9 racers John Lowe and Scott Braginton-Smith overcoming John's fear of flying, however not even the duo's "genie power" could help them overcome a cab ride to nowhere, causing them to become the first team eliminated from the Race.
"A Series of Unolympic Events," our episode summary for the fourth episode of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island, the twelfth edition of CBS' Survivor series, written by strid333, is now available.