Reality TV Features & Interviews - May 2008
Ryan Hoag will most likely be remembered by viewers for being The Bachelorette's fourth-season virgin, however that's something that DeAnna Pappas didn't know while he was still in the competition for her heart.
Executive producer Matt Kunitz feels NBC's new Celebrity Circus reality series will be able to strike a chord with viewers of all ages and differentiate itself from other reality competition shows starring celebrities.
If you're looking for insight on The Mole's identity for the show's upcoming revival, new host Jon Kelley is a good place to start.
Jon Kelley thinks that The Mole's revival has everything fans of the ABC reality series loved about its first two non-celebrity installments, with some new interactive elements that will make it easier for them to play along at home.
David Cook never thought he'd make it past his impromptu American Idol audition last summer, never mind defeat David Archuleta to take home the seventh-season title.
While Simon Cowell thought David Archuleta scored a "knockout" over David Cook after American Idol's final seventh-season performance episode on Tuesday night, Archuleta still felt Cook was more worthy of the title.
Nashville Star and American Idol are both reality competition series, but the comparisons apparently end there.
Chandler Fulton initially thought he'd receive a rose from DeAnna Pappas until he noticed The Bachelorette fourth-season star was running out of boutonnieres to give to her suitors.
Last Comic Standing is seen as a legitimate competition amongst comedians, according to host Bill Bellamy, who said the NBC reality show's upcoming sixth-season will only add to its credibility.
Despite a slew of dance-themed reality shows on the airwaves, Cat Deeley thinks Fox's So You Think You Can Dance is still the standard.
Whitney Thompson had made it farther than any other full-figured America's Next Top Model contestant, but still fully expected to come up short and instead see Anya Kop take home the tenth-season title.
Unlike Fatima Siad, Anya Kop feels Whitney Thompson winning America's Next Top Model's tenth-season was the correct choice.
Fatima Siad thinks the wrong woman won America's Next Top Model's tenth season.
Syesha Mercado was a late-blooming American Idol seventh-season finalist, but once she hit her stride, she rode it all the way to the Top 3.
It may have taken her longer than everybody else, but even Syesha Mercado eventually came to the realization that American Idol's seventh-season finale would be a battle between David Archuleta and David Cook.
Chelsea Wanstrath fully expected a marriage proposal from Matt Grant.
Unfortunately for her that didn't happen, as The Bachelor: London Calling star instead presented his final rose and a marriage proposal to Shayne Lamas -- and she accepted both during Monday night's finale broadcast of the ABC reality dating series' twelfth season.
Filming for The Bachelorette's fourth season recently wrapped, and while ABC isn't allowing DeAnna Pappas to say if she got engaged to one of her 25 suitors -- or even if she found love -- the 26-year-old Neunan, GA real estate agent hinted that it has a happy ending.
Any jaded The Bachelor viewers doubting Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas' engagement will end with an actual wedding better think again, according to Lamas.
Parvati Shallow readily admitted to outwitting, outplaying and outlasting her fellow castaways, and they awarded her for it.
Natalie Bolton was the last fan standing.
Amanda Kimmel admits she's not very good at choosing castaways to take with her to Survivor's final Tribal Council.
Cirie Fields felt she was a much more active as a Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites castaway than she was on Survivor: Panama, and she planned to use that as her argument for why she deserved the $1 million during the final Tribal Council.
Erik Reichenbach stands accused of being the "dumbest Survivor ever," and he can't argue.
The 22-year-old student from Hell, MI gave his Individual Immunity to another castaway in an attempt at redemption and was promptly blindsided, becoming the sixteenth castaway eliminated from Survivor: Micronesia -- Fans vs. Favorites during last night's penultimate episode of the CBS reality series' sixteenth season.
Jeff Probst talks about surviving sixteen seasons of 'Survivor'
Jason Castro's American Idol journey lasted longer than he thought it would.
Despite being ousted from America's Next Top Model, Dominique Reighard still isn't short on the self-confidence that made her so memorable.
Temperatures aren't the only thing rising this summer, as the new season also means the dawn of several new reality series and the return of some old favorites that have been on vacation.
If Jason Castro looked relieved when he was ousted from American Idol's seventh season during last night's results show, that's because he was.
Joshuah Welch went eight weeks without finding himself on the chopping block before he became the fifth individual houseguest evicted from Big Brother's ninth season.
Matt Grant was nervous he'd make mistakes as The Bachelor: London Calling's star -- and while he admits he might have made several slip-ups along the way, he added the end result was spot on.
James Clement feels that even without his injured finger, he was in a "tight spot."
Alexis Jones knew she would be safe from having her torch snuffed -- until she saw fellow castaway Amanda Kimmel reach for something right before the Tribal Council votes were read.
Brooke White estimates she cried "50 billion times" during her American Idol experience as she struggled to find self confidence that she said was lacking before the competition even began.
Katarzyna Dolinska feels the lack of personality she was accused of having as an America's Next Top Model tenth-season contestant wasn't entirely accurate.
Brooke White's American Idol ouster may have been a surprise to some, but it didn't catch her completely off guard.
Amanda Rantuccio said she could have seen herself marrying Matt Grant.