Reality TV Features & Interviews - March 2008
From So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars to Your Mama Don't Dance and Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew, dance-themed reality shows are currently the craze. Director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell -- a mentor on Bravo's new Step It Up & Dace series -- thinks he knows why.
'American Idol' finalist Kristy Lee Cook has friends in the kitchen
Jillian Beyor volunteered herself to compete alongside the geeks and unknowingly had her fate taken away from her.
Chikezie Eze was able to find the chivalrous silver-lining in his American Idol ouster.
Aimee Wright didn't feel her performance during America's Next Top Model's most recent tenth-season photo shoot was poor enough to cause her elimination from the competition.
Chikezie Eze knew that last night's live American Idol results show broadcast would be the end of his journey as a seventh-season finalist.
Carri Perrier is still unsure why she was rejected by The Bachelor: London Calling star Matt Grant -- but added it doesn't really matter if he's sincere in looking for love via the ABC reality dating series.
Kathleen Sleckman feels she's living proof that you never know what Survivor's going to be like until you actually do it.
Tracy Hughes-Wolf did her best to try and take down one of the game's biggest threats.
Amanda Overmyer said her American Idol seventh-season elimination came at the end of one of the most agonizing days of her life, which she feels wasn't necessarily a bad thing.
Marvita Washington was accused of looking "defeated" during her last few days as an America's Next Top Model tenth-season contestant -- a sentiment she doesn't necessarily disagree with but feels could be made about any of the other girls too.
When Ryan Seacrest revealed Amanda Overmyer was among the bottom three vote-getters during last night's live American Idol seventh-season results show, she had a feeling that "more than likely I would be done."
Stacey Elza said she was "definitely that girl" -- the one who appeared on ABC's The Bachelor only to imbibe too much alcohol and leave the first night with a hangover instead of a rose.
Consider Gordon Ramsay among those fired up about Hell's Kitchen's fourth installment -- the first edition to premiere before the show's usual summer programming season.
Jonathan Penner didn't want to quit, but the possibility of losing his leg or life convinced him otherwise.
John English was disappointed to be sent home so soon but can't argue with the reasoning behind it.
'Dancing with Stars' Jason Taylor expecting Super Bowl-size jitters
After he suffered an infection in his heel, Chet Welch had the option of being medically evacuated or booted via Tribal Council.
David Cook rocking 'Idol' after gritty American Heartland journey
The first time Amy "Amis" Jenkins was in the bottom two as an America's Next Top Model tenth-season finalist, she didn't want to be booted because she felt like she had more to prove.
'American Idol' finalist Syesha Mercado seemed destined for the stage
David Hernandez doesn't think he was eliminated from American Idol's seventh season because home viewers were "uncomfortable" with his previous employment as a male stripper.
Ramiele Malubay: Little 'American Idol' finalist, big voice
'Dancing with the Stars' participant Marlee Matlin ready for her debut
When Asia'h Epperson learned she was going to be the first American Idol seventh-season female semifinalist to sing during last Wednesday night's live performance episode broadcast, she had a feeling it might lead to her elimination.
Simon Cowell described Luke Menard's performances as both "girlie" and "forgettable," criticism that the American Idol seventh-season semifinalist didn't think was too helpful.
The Bachelor: London Calling star Matt Grant said he made a transatlantic love connection via the ABC reality dating series' upcoming twelfth installment.
Although he rapped about being gay in a pre-Idol video posted on YouTube, newly-ousted American Idol seventh-season semifinalist Danny Noriega now feels his sexuality is a private issue that he doesn't want to talk about.
Simon Cowell likened Kady Malloy's onstage personality to a "robot" -- a sentiment the American Idol seventh-season semifinalist couldn't completely comprehend.
Joel Anderson was in a good spot in the game until there was a tribal swap.
Allison Kuehn's modeling experience in the Asian market wasn't enough to keep her in the running as an America's Next Top Model runway wannabe -- a sentiment she may disagree with but can do nothing about.
Jason Yeager was an American Idol seventh-season semifinalist, however he thinks home viewers might not have known that based on the little attention he feels he received during the competition.
Alaina Whitaker wasn't prepared for the end of her American Idol journey -- but even at 16-years-old, the seventh-season semifinalist was able to put it into perspective.
The authenticity of Robbie Carrico's rocker persona and long blonde hair were both questioned during his time as an American Idol seventh-season semifinalist. However the 26-year-old from Melbourne, FL insists that his passion for rock and golden locks are both real.
Alexandrea Lushington was "kind of surprised" to be eliminated during American Idol's Thursday night results show broadcast, but the seventh-season semifinalist said she understands it was time for her journey to come to an end.