Reality TV News - June 2006
The first crush of "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks has contacted People magazine after Hicks recently told the publication all about her.
Entertainers Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey finalized their divorce Friday afternoon, In Touch Weekly reported in Los Angeles.
"I Know I'm Funnier Than The Sixth Episode of Last Comic Standing," our episode summary for the sixth episode of Last Comic Standing 4, the fourth edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing series, written by Snidget, is now available.
"So Long, Farewell, Goodbye (We'll Miss You)," our episode summary for the one hundred and thirty-second episode of Fear Factor, the third episode of the show's three-part Reality Stars Fear Factor competition, written by Estee, is now available.
"Defining Moments," our episode summary for the fourth episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by mysticwolf, is now available.
"How To Win At Reality Television," our episode summary for the second episode of NBC's Treasure Hunters series, written by Jims02, is now available.
Jessica Simpson's character in her new comedy "Employee of the Month" has a secret, physical "flaw," discovered by coworkers at a New Mexico Costco-like store.
CBS has announced that for the first time in Big Brother's seven seasons, all of this summer's Big Brother 7: All-Stars episodes will be available for free viewing via CBS.com.
NBC's "America's Got Talent," hosted by Regis Philbin, had the second-highest number of viewers of any original entertainment program so far this summer.
Former "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino will not be headlining the Rochester Musicfest, which takes place in Rochester, N.Y. July 7-9.
NBC's Last Comic Standing 4 has eliminated two more of its finalists, sending Bil Dwyer and Joey Gay home at the conclusion of a four-way head-to-head showdown between Bil, Joey, Chris Porter, and Michele Balan, who despite her landslide victory in last week's three-way showdown, was once again challenged to perform in this week's episode.
Actress Katie Cassidy has beat out singer and "Newlyweds" star Jessica Simpson for the role of Lucy Ewing in the movie based on the '80s TV series, "Dallas," tmz.com said.
ESPN, Mark Burnett Productions, and DreamWorks Television have revealed the identities of the sixteen boxers who will compete on the second season of The Contender, which will premiere Tuesday, July 18 at 10PM ET/PT on ESPN.
ABC has announced that The One: Making a Music Star, its previously announced adaptation of Operacisn Triunfo, the smash-hit Spanish reality singing competition that first premiered around the same time as Britain's Pop Idol, the UK hit that proceeded Fox's American Idol, will debut Tuesday, July 18 at 9PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere.
NBC has announced that it has begun casting for the fourth season of The Biggest Loser, its popular reality weight loss show.
Verifying online reports that began emerging last week, Bravo has confirmed that Top Chef host Katie Lee Joel won't be returning for the reality show's recently announced second edition.
"Let the Freakshow Begin," our episode summary for the first episode of NBC's America's Got Talent series, written by zipperhead, is now available.
"Hurricane Wilma and Volcano Paula," our episode summary for the seventeenth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"How Many Comics Does it Take To Sink a Ship?," our episode summary for the fifth episode of Last Comic Standing 4, the fourth edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing series, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
" In Which Jon Keeps Breathing, But Only For A Little While," our episode summary for the one hundred and thirty-first episode of Fear Factor, the second episode of the show's three-part Reality Stars Fear Factor competition, written by Estee, is now available.
"Squash the Greasy Potato," our episode summary for the third episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by Silvergirl1, is now available.
After two weeks of poor ratings, CBS has pulled Tuesday Night Book Club from its broadcast schedule.
CBS has revealed the identities of the fifteen singers who will compete in Rock Star: Supernova, this summer's new edition of the Mark Burnett-created Rock Star: INXS reality talent competition that the network aired last summer.
Katharine McPhee, who finished second this season on the U.S. TV show "American Idol," says it was her victory over bulimia that really mattered.
Poor Bambi, who was transferred like Cinderella from a New York shelter to the Meow Mix cat house, has yet to be adopted.
Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie still love a good wedding and they show just how much in an upcoming episode of "The Simple Life."
Kevin Federline, Britney Spears' husband, joined Americans for Common Cents and Virgin Mobile in New York to push pennies.
Taylor Hicks' single, "Do I Make You Proud," debuts at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
Although they turned out to have been already prematurely leaked by what appears to have been a glitch on the show's official website, CBS has formally revealed the identities of the twenty former Big Brother houseguests that viewers will be able to vote into this summer's Big Brother 7: All-Stars house.
Paris Hilton's new single, "Stars Are Blind" -- already the No. 1 requested song on Z-100 in New York -- may hit Billboard's Top 10 this week.
The fifth "American Idol" winner Taylor Hicks' single "Do I Make You Proud" will debut on the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline were said to be romantically back together when they were spotted on a short Miami Beach vacation.
Nick Lachey hit Toronto to perform at the MuchMusic Video Awards, adding behind-the-scenes dates with Entertainment Tonight correspondent Vanessa Minnillo.
NBC's Last Comic Standing 4 has eliminated the first of its twelve finalists, sending Stella Stolper and April Macie home at the conclusion of what amounted to a three-way head-to-head "Ladies Night" competition easily won by Michele Balan.
"Hell's Kitchen" chef Gordon Ramsay settled a libel suit Tuesday against a London tabloid which claimed he had faked scenes for one of his British TV shows.
Rap artist Master P is expanding his place in the U.S. entertainment industry, creating a new TV show and releasing films from his production company.
German supermodel Heidi Klum and her husband Seal currently in New York, are expecting another baby, Us Weekly reported.
Singer and dancer Paula Abdul, who is in England as a judge on "The X Factor," Britain's Simon Cowell-created equivalent to "American Idol", is being judged herself by the tabloids.
Carnie Wilson may have lost 20 dress sizes following gastric bypass surgery, but the new mom picked up some pounds when she got pregnant with daughter Lola.
"The Apprentice" is looking at a seventh season that could take place in either Las Vegas or Miami.
Bravo has revealed the identities of the fifteen designers that will appear in Project Runway 3, which will premiere Wednesday, July 12 at 10PM ET/PT.
"Is This A Beaten Pathway?," our episode summary for the first episode of NBC's Treasure Hunters series, written by realitybites, is now available.
Now that Fox TV has crowned Taylor Hicks its latest "American Idol," U.S. networks are lined up with summer knockoffs of the hit talent competition.
"Hurricane Home Depot," our episode summary for the sixteenth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"The Customers Leave, And So Do the Chefs - Voluntarily, or Not," our episode summary for the second episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by mysticwolf, is now available.
"The Customers Are Revolting," our episode summary for the first episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by mysticwolf, is now available.
"American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard has been awarded $2 million by an Alabama circuit court in a lawsuit against his former manager.
A man who bills himself as "The Dance Doctor" is suing Fox TV in Los Angeles, claiming the network ripped off his idea for "So You Think You Can Dance."
A California clothing company has signed Britney Spears' husband, Kevin Federline, to feature him as part of its newest clothing line.
Matt Lauer, New York host of "Dateline NBC," questioned Britney Spears about marriage, motherhood, housework and fame -- she has no regrets about any of it.
"In Which The Prior Level Of Blatant Manipulation Gets Ramped Up By Forty Percent," our episode summary for the fourth episode of Last Comic Standing 4, the fourth edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing series, written by Estee, is now available.
"Seven Seconds," our episode summary for the one hundred and thirtieth episode of Fear Factor, the first episode of the show's three-part Reality Stars Fear Factor competition, written by Estee, is now available.
Winning on "American Idol" has left Taylor Hicks no time for love, but he has been put at the top of People magazine's Hot Bachelors list.
The New York nightclub Stereo had a new form of entertainment when "The Simple Life" star Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan battled on the dance floor.
With a new tour beginning in Florida this month, singer Kelly Clarkson said she plans to forgo typical diets and switch to an all-organic regimen instead.
In a feline cross between "The Apprentice" and "The Real World," 10 kitties will face-off in a 10-week elimination from a swanky New York apartment.
Jessica Simpson, 25, originally a Christian music singer from Texas, will grace the cover of Maxim magazine's July issue, People reported.
The Fox reality show "Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy" is looking for a Bronx, N.Y., mother who adores the Yankees.
CBS has announced that Big Brother 7: All-Stars' nomination episodes, previously scheduled to air, as they have for the last two Big Brother editions, on Saturday nights, will instead air in the Sundays at 8PM ET/PT time period that The Amazing Race will be moving to this fall. Big Brother 7: All-Stars will still premiere on Thursday, July 6 and air regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8PM ET/PT.
Despite their extremely public feud and recent comments that she didn't "want to speak to her again - ever," Paris Hilton now feels that she and The Simple Life co-star Nicole Richie will make up some day.
The second season of producer Mark Burnett's U.S. reality TV show "Rock Star" is set to kick off with supergroup Supernova.
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, the rapper whose musical career began with the girl group Sista and starred in UPN's "The Road To Stardom With Missy Elliott" reality series, is the focus of a new film pitched by New York's Tribeca Films.
After two episodes covering its open auditions and two more broadcasts that chronicled its Los Angeles semifinals round, last night's Last Comic Standing 4 broadcast ended with the NBC reality show revealing the identities of this season's twelve finalists.
U.S. hotel heiress and budding recording star Paris Hilton is being sued in Los Angeles for a crash in which she was not directly involved, a report says.
Britney Spears defends her parenting skills in an interview with NBC's Matt Lauer set to air Thursday, the network says.
"Do You Know Who I Am?," our episode summary for the fifteenth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
Although ABC isn't yet revealing the identities of any of the celebrities who will compete on this fall's third edition of Dancing with the Stars, Hollywood actress Vivica A. Fox has confirmed reports that she will be one of them.
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton allegedly has been caught on video backing her Range Rover into a parked car in Los Angeles and driving away.
"In Which Talent, Skill, And Timing Mean About As Much As You'd Expect," our episode summary for the third episode of Last Comic Standing 4, the fourth edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing series, written by Estee, is now available.
Former Average Joe reality dating show star Adam Mesh is no longer single. Mesh recently married Jessica Malca, a New York City neighbor to whom he became engaged last August.
Billionaire Donald Trump's deal to bring the board game "Monopoly" to TV will allow contestants to simulate his specialty -- developing properties.
Vivica A. Fox and Mario Lopez reportedly are among the stars who are going to trip the light fantastic on "Dancing with the Stars" next season.
Just in case The Apprentice 5's lack of a formal post-finale "reunion" show and rather abrupt ending left viewers confused about his live finale statement that he was planning to marry fellow contestant Tammy Trenta, The Apprentice winner Sean Yazbeck has clarified that despite his vocal pronouncement, the pair are not engaged.
"American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee Tuesday signed a record deal with producer Clive Davis and 19 Recordings Unlimited.
Sean Yazbeck a 33-year-old recruitment consultant from London, England, was crowned The Apprentice's fifth winner during last night's live broadcast of the NBC reality show's fifth season finale. Trump selected Sean over Lee Bienstock, a 22-year-old business analyst from New York City.
The Internet leak of Paris Hilton's first single, "Stars Are Blind," shows that if you have enough money and time, anything is possible, even a decent song.
Fox has revealed the identities of the twelve wannabe chefs and restaurateurs who will be competing on the second edition of Hell's Kitchen, its culinary boot camp reality series.
NBC has revealed the identities of the ten teams who will compete on Treasure Hunters, its new reality series that will feature multi-player teams embarking on a global search to solve a puzzle.
"Operation Beotch Takedown," our episode summary for the fourteenth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by batts, is now available.
"American Idol" darling Chris Daughtry has decided to do his own thing, declining a chance to front Fuel.
Stock footage of Fox TV's "American Idol" judges will be used in the Lifetime network's TV biopic about 2004 winner Fantasia Barrino.
Cable TV's premium Playboy channel is about to take all those dating reality shows a step further with its new show, "Foursome."
More than a month after word of the premiere date first leaked, Bravo has finally confirmed that the third season of its Project Runway reality series will premiere on Wednesday, July 12 at 10PM ET/PT.
Former Playboy Playmate and reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith confirmed on her Web site Thursday that she is pregnant.
"In Which Nothing Whatsoever Happens For Two Whole Hours," our episode summary for the special back-to-back two-hour premiere broadcast of Last Comic Standing 4, the fourth edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing series, written by Estee, is now available.