Reality TV News - June 2008
Simon Cowell had stated Kristy Lee Cook's odds of winning American Idol's seventh season were "one million to one," but that hasn't prevented her from inking a record deal.
Chelsea Traille didn't fault her dancing ability as the reason behind her So You Think You Can Dance ouster.
Chris Jarosz feels most of the criticism he received from the So You Think You Can Dance judges was constructive, however he also hoped some of his comments from them would have been more positive.
Despite the chemistry Graham Bunn visibly shared with DeAnna Pappas, he feels they simply weren't a good fit on a romantic level.
Paris Bennett is making the leap from pint-size powerhouse to parent.
CBS has announced The Amazing Race's thirteenth season will premiere Sunday, September 28 at 8PM ET/PT.
Project Runway and The Real World could reportedly soon share the same production company.
Warren Sapp proved he can sack a quarterback, and now he's ready to show he can tackle dancing.
Chelsea Traille and Chris Jarosz became the fifth and sixth finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's fourth season during last night's live results show on Fox.
Former 'American Idol' champion Ruben Studdard gets married
Survivor: Gabon's pre-production problems apparently didn't amount to much -- just as Survivor host Jeff Probst had pretty much predicted.
Bravo has announced Million Dollar Listing's second season, which will continue to follow agents working in California's high-end real estate business, will premiere Tuesday, August 5 at 11PM ET/PT.
Cross another state off Bravo's ever-growing The Real Housewives list.
Fox has announced the dates and locations for American Idol's eighth season open auditions.
NBC reaches settlement in 'To Catch a Predator' suicide lawsuit
TLC has announced Holmes on Homes, a home renovation series starring construction and renovation expert Mike Holmes that previously aired on Discovery Home, will make its TLC debut on Saturday, June 28.
TLC has announced Ashley Paige: Bikini or Bust, a new reality series that will follow the up-and-down professional life of the famous bikini designer, will premiere Friday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
Corey Earling, a 25-year-old private chef from Brooklyn, NY, became the thirteenth culinary contestant cut from Hell's Kitchen's fourth season by Gordon Ramsay during last night's broadcast of the Fox reality competition series.
Former 'American Idol' champion Ruben Studdard getting married
TLC has announced Say Yes to the Dress' second season, which will continue to follow brides-to-be as they search for their perfect wedding dress at New York's Kleinfeld bridal salon, will premiere Tuesday, July 15 at 8PM ET/PT.
MTV has announced From G's to Gents, a new Charm School-like reality series that will pit 14 gruff guys against each other to see who can make the best transformation into a true gentleman, will premiere Tuesday, July 15 at 10PM ET/PT.
Victoria Garza did a good job of leading other players to thinking she was the mole.
Worried that she was falling for him more than he was falling for her and fearful that he would ultimately break her heart similar to twelfth-season The Bachelor star Brad Womack, DeAnna Pappas decided not to present a rose to Graham Bunn during last night's The Bachelorette fourth-season episode on ABC.
The Biggest Loser host Alison Sweeney is going to be carrying a little extra weight of her own around next season.
Justin Gaston was revealed to be the third finalist eliminated from Nashville Star's sixth season during last night's live broadcast of the NBC reality series.
It may not be a buyer's market, but reality producer Mark Burnett has reportedly found an interested customer in his production company.
Former sixth-season American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis has announced he's been dropped by Arista Records, the Song BMG-owned RCA Music Group record label that released his "Audio Day Dream" debut album late last year.
Taylor Hicks has found someone to distribute his upcoming album.
ABC's 'Hopkins' crew finds reality has changed since 'Hopkins 24/7'
Brooke White plans on using some of her summer to help save the world.
Fashion guru Tim Gunn is apparently freaked out about having to relocate for Project Runway's sixth season, which will film primarily in Los Angeles.
'American Gladiators' competitors' twins born to 52-year-old grandma
Susie Garcia concedes she was the "hot" So You Think You Can Dance fourth-season finalist, but also wishes she was able to prove she's more than that before she was eliminated during last night's live results show.
Marquis Cunningham said he was just as surprised that he was eliminated as the studio audience, which gasped and booed at the announcement during last night's live So You Think You Can dance fourth-season broadcast.
Sean Ramey eventually opened up to DeAnna Pappas, but when he did, it was too little too late.
The 33-year-old martial arts master from Crestwood, KY was cut by Pappas on the cusp of her hometown visits during Monday night's The Bachelorette fourth-season episode on ABC.
Susie Garcia and Marquis Cunningham became the third and fourth finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's fourth season during last night's live results show on Fox.
Gordon Ramsay's freewheeling use of expletives has landed him in hot water with Australia's parliament.
Fox Reality Channel is reportedly planning to give a bunch of celebrity reality show retreads a shot at their own starring role.
Simon Cowell admits that Josiah Leming should have been an American Idol seventh-season semifinalist, however he's placing the blame for why it didn't happen on his fellow judges.
Television networks beginning to brace for potential actors union strike
Blaine Twilley feels there's a "good chance" DeAnna Pappas might pull a Brad Womack.
John Rich "loved" Third Town's Austin audition, according to the trio, which also characterized the Nashville Star sixth-season judge and mentor's subsequent oncamera criticism of them as a ploy to boost viewership.
Janet Jackson has apparently decided to jump into the realm of reality television.
Tori Spelling's dog Mimi LaRue -- the namesake of Tori & Dean: Inn Love's Chateau LaRue bed and breakfast -- has died at the age of 11.
America's Got Talent's third-season premiere last night on NBC ranked as the No. 1 summer debut to date in average total viewers.
Bobby O'Donnell was glad Ali Sonoma took a $30,000 bribe to quit The Mole since he wasn't very confident in his quiz answers.
Unfortunately for him a player was still "executed" despite Ali's decision, causing the 25-year-old restaurant manager from Philadelphia, PA to be sent packing during The Mole's fifth-season broadcast Monday night on ABC.
The N has announced The N's Student Body, a new reality competition series hosted by Laila Ali that will follow a group of teens attempting to whip their lives into shape, will premiere Friday, July 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
Jennifer Gavin was the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Hell's Kitchen, a quality that finally caught up with her as the competition entered crunch time.
HGTV has announced The Stagers, a new reality series that will follow a home-staging company as they do various prep work with the goal of making a house more attractive for potential buyers, will premiere Sunday, July 20 at 10PM ET/PT.
Ali Sonoma had no idea who The Mole's fifth-season saboteur was, so she decided to take the money and run.
While the 24-year-old model from St. Louis, MO only learned she had in fact passed the quiz after she quit the competition for a $30,000 bribe, she has no regrets about her decision during Monday night's episode.
Sean was a late bloomer and Twilley didn't bloom at all, causing them both to receive the boot from DeAnna Pappas.
Third Town was revealed to be the second finalist eliminated from Nashville Star's sixth season during last night's live broadcast of the NBC reality series.
Ali, a 24-year-old model from St. Louis, MO, quit the competition for a $30,000 bribe while Bobby, a 25-year-old restaurant manager from Philadelphia, PA, was still executed despite the fact Ali stepped aside -- as two players were sent packing during The Mole's fifth-season broadcast last night on ABC.
America's Got Talent executive producer Simon Cowell has stated the NBC reality show's third season will feature "one of the most talented people on any show I've been involved in." However neither the show's judges or host are ready to reveal which contestant Cowell -- who has certainly had no problem making his favorites known while judging American Idol -- considers worthy of such lofty praise.
Food Network chef Paula Deen reopens Savannah restaurant after fire
NBC has announced it will begin production on the pilot for its American adaptation of Top Gear -- a British reality series that combines cars and comedy to throw gearheads into overdrive -- later this week.
Robert Fair readily admits he completely misread his connection with DeAnna Pappas.
Unfortunately for him, it wasn't until after The Bachelorette fourth-season star had already given the boot to the 28-year-old chef from San Francisco, CA during Monday night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series.
ABC apparently realized just how lame High School Musical: Get in the Picture's original grand prize was.
The Bachelor third-season star Andrew Firestone said he was "shell-shocked" after things didn't work with Jen Schefft.
The Biggest Loser viewers will soon be able to experience just how militant a Jillian Michaels workout is from the comfort of their living room.
Sara Evans is presumably hoping her second time down the aisle has a happier ending than her first.
Once the cat was out of the bag on Megan Cooper and Mario Lopez' secret romance, it apparently brought an abrupt end to their relationship.
Host Jaclyn Smith said Shear Genius' second-season cast is just as talented as those featured on the Project Runway-like reality show's first edition, but added the new crop of cutters was additionally aided by a sense of camaraderie.
Paula Abdul is apparently no longer spellbound by J.T. Torregiani.
Caitlin Lynn and Will Snyder were revealed to be Can You Duet's winners during Friday night's finale broadcast of the CMT reality series that aimed to find America's best country music duo.
Nicole Richie is reportedly planning to go on the hunt for a new reality star whom she'll mold in her image.
'Snoop Dogg's Father Hood' co-star Shante Broadus arrested for DUI
NBC bringing up 'Baby Borrowers' with don't-get-pregnant campaign
'Dancing' celebrity Marissa Jaret Winokur busy getting ready for baby
Musicians union sues 'American Idol' producers over 'Rewind' music
Rayven Armijo said she had mixed emotions upon learning she was the first female finalist eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's fourth season.
Jamie Bayard understands one of So You Think You Can Dance's fourth-season male finalists had to be booted last night. But unfortunately, it was him.
Baby No. 4 is on the way for Josh Gracin.
Rayven Armijo and her partner Jamie Bayard became the first two finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's fourth season during last night's live results show on Fox.
When The Bachelorette fourth-season star DeAnna Pappas gave Robert Fair the boot during a two-on-one date, remaining suitor Fred Greif said he was optimistic.
After spending the day declining to confirm Nina Garcia and Michael Kors' participation in Project Runway's upcoming fifth season, Bravo confirmed both will reprise their judging roles in an announcement released late Thursday evening.
The fairytale aspect of Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas' relationship has apparently come to a close, as The Bachelor: London Calling star has vacated his selected suitor's condo.
Audrina Patridge has confirmed recent rumors that she's in the midst of a cat fight with The Hills co-star Lauren Conrad.
Stephanie Izard became Top Chef's first-ever female winner when she took home the Top Chef: Chicago title during last night's fourth-season finale broadcast on Bravo.
Tila Tequila thinks she deserves some credit for California lifting its ban on same-sex marriages.
Despite the fact that his first child isn't even born yet, Clay Aiken is apparently planning for a second-helping of fatherhood.
Next time Vonzell Solomon wants to fly the friendly skies, she'll presumably double check the contents of her luggage.
Bravo has announced Project Runway's fifth season will premiere Wednesday, July 16 at 9PM ET/PT -- however it still isn't ready to reveal exactly who will be doing the judging on what will likely be the last Bravo edition of the network's flagship reality series.
Terrence "Hulk Hogan" Boella claims a jailhouse recording where he and his son Nick can be heard discussing John Graziano -- who was left in need of lifelong care after last August's car crash -- was simply to keep his son's spirits up while in solitary confinement.
Linda Hogan asks judge to hold husband Hulk Hogan in contempt
'Dancing with the Stars' celeb Marlee Matlin working on her memoir
Bravo has apparently decided to take a chance and wade into Kid Nation's cooking grease-splattered waters.
NBC has revealed the identities of the 24 teams competing on Celebrity Family Feud -- the majority of which have past or current connections to the reality genre.
Bravo has announced it's ordered a new Blow Out-like reality series starring Jean-Christophe Novelli that will follow the French chef as he moves to Los Angeles to open a culinary school.
Liz Cain put all her eggs in one basket in attempting to guess The Mole's fifth-season saboteur, and viewers saw where that got her.
The retired 60-year-old from Whitefish, MT became the second player executed from The Mole's fifth season during Monday night's broadcast of the reality competition series on ABC.
Charley Jenkins doesn't think he deserved to be the first finalist eliminated from Nashville Star's sixth season.
Bobby Anderson billed himself as a four-star general, however his cooking failed to live up to those standards.
Carrie Underwood is currently in such high demand that she's going to tour quite a bit longer than initially planned.
Discovery Channel has announced the second season of After the Catch, the Deadliest Catch spinoff that features the crab fishermen swapping stories about their adventures on the Bering Sea, will premiere Tuesday, June 17 at 10PM ET/PT.
It's not Mythbusters: Food Edition, but it sounds awfully close.
MTV has announced it's ordered Bromance, a new reality competition series that will follow a group of guys from across the country as they travel to Hollywood for the opportunity to befriend The Hills regular Brody Jenner and become a member of his entourage.
DeAnna Pappas refused to make the same mistake as Brad Womack and thus rejected both of her two-on-one date suitors before sending another home during the impending Rose Ceremony -- as the 26-year-old Neunan, GA real estate agent continued her journey to find true love via last night's The Bachelorette fourth-season episode on ABC.
VH1 has revealed the identities of the seven Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew second-season participants, who will receive detoxification and treatment from David Drew "Dr. Drew" Pinsky and his staff.
After welcoming their first child a week before the first-season premiere of their Tori & Dean: Inn Love Oxygen reality series, Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have expanded their family a week before the third-season debut.
Charley Jenkins was revealed to be the first finalist eliminated from Nashville Star's sixth season during last night's premiere broadcast of the NBC reality series.
Liz, a retired 60-year-old from Whitefish, MT, became the second player executed from The Mole's fifth season during last night's broadcast of the reality competition series on ABC.
Actresses with a bloodcurdling cry reportedly have a reality series looking to utilize that talent.
A pair of former American Idol finalists will help to ignite Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular.
Charla Corn's Nashville Star journey ended before it ever really got off the ground.
CMT has announced it's ordered Outsider's Inn, a new reality series starring Gone Country first-season participants Maureen McCormick, Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson as they operate a bed-and-breakfast in rural Tennessee.
CBS has revealed the identities of the 12 teams competing on Greatest American Dog, an America's Next Top Model-like reality series for pageant pooches and their owners that will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
It will be a reality-star studded event when former American Idol fifth-season finalist Kellie Pickler and two-time Dancing with the Stars professional champ Julianne Hough join country artist Taylor Swift to host CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, which will air Monday, September 8 at 9PM ET/PT on ABC.
Even if he was given another chance, Richard Mathy said he's unsure if he'd be able to spark a romantic connection with The Bachelorette fourth-season star DeAnna Pappas.
CMT has revealed the cast of Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling -- and it reads like a who's who of reality show retreads.
It's apparently a good thing that nearly 3,000 miles normally separate Bravo's Orange County and New York City housewives.
Just because Cybill Shepherd is an avid ballroom enthusiast doesn't mean she'll be going Dancing with the Stars anytime soon.
So You Think You Can Dance revealed the identities of its Top 20 fourth-season finalists during last night's broadcast of the American Idol-like reality competition series on Fox.
The meerkats of the Kalahari Desert's Whiskers clan are mourning the death of another one of their own.
Laguna Beach begat The Hills, which is reportedly in the process of producing its own spin-off for Whitney Port.
Nick "Hogan" Bollea will apparently have some bunkmates behind bars after all.
Michael James Detjen, a family friend of the Roloffs who frequently appeared on TLC's Little People, Big World reality series, died early Thursday morning at the age of 60.
From shipping delays and missing food to roaming wildlife and construction snafus, Jeff Probst said pre-production for Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden has already encountered its fair share of problems.
There's apparently no denying it this time -- Karina Smirnoff and Mario Lopez have called it quits on their romantic relationship.
NBC has revealed the identities of Nashville Star's Top 12 sixth-season finalists, who will be competing on the first installment of the reality series to air on the network after its first five editions aired on its sister network USA.
American Idol seventh-season runner-up David Archuleta has signed a recording contract with 19 Recordings/Jive Records, with his debut album currently scheduled to drop later this year.
Bravo has announced Date My Ex: Jo & Slade, a new reality dating series starring former The Real Housewives of Orange County "housewife" Jo De La Rosa as she looks for love in Los Angeles with the aid of her ex-fiance Slade Smiley, will premiere Monday, July 21 at 10PM ET/PT.
Fox has announced Kitchen Nightmares' second season will premiere Thursday, September 11 at 9PM ET/PT.
Nigel Lythgoe won't question David Cook's vocal prowess but thinks the American Idol seventh-season champ could use a personality pick-me-up when performing.
David Archuleta wanted to say thanks to his hometown supporters via a concert until American Idol reportedly pulled the plug on the plan.
TLC has announced The Singing Office, a new reality competition series hosted by Joey Fatone and Melanie Brown that will follow the Dancing with the Stars alumni as they search for talented singers in the workplace before pitting them against each other, will premiere Sunday, June 29 at 9PM ET/PT.
Trista and Ryan Sutter are the only The Bachelor or The Bachelorette lovebirds who are married -- and they apparently have no plans on changing that.
Josh Waring is apparently having a hard time staying out of trouble.
Since Jessica Sierra is going to still be in rehab anyway, she apparently wants VH1 to be there once again to film it.
Stephen "Steve-O" Glover is apparently being rewarded for facing the music and cleaning up his act.
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Britney Spears and Kevin Federline, and Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker all saw their marriages dissolve after appearing together on a reality show.
Matt Sigel made Gordon Ramsay throw-up the first time they met; sliced off the tip of his own finger; served the best risotto in Hell's Kitchen history; asked to switch teams after feuding with another chef; went completely bananas on all of the other contestants; and made numerous blunders while cooking.
A Florida judge apparently disagrees that Nick Hogan's current stint in solitary confinement is unwarranted.
Richard Hatch is apparently a firm believer that if at first you don't succeed, try again.
Marcie Ciscel couldn't determine who was serving as the saboteur during her short stint as a The Mole fifth-season player.
With the competition heating up for DeAnna Pappas' heart, the 26-year-old Neunan, GA real estate agent sent three more bachelors packing in her journey to find true love during last night's The Bachelorette fourth-season episode on ABC.
Marcie was initially suspected of being The Mole's saboteur, until the 31-year-old stay-at-home mom from Corona, CA became the first player executed from the show's fifth season during last night's premiere broadcast on ABC.
Matt Grant is apparently so sick of being badgered about when he's going to marry Shayne Lamas, The Bachelor: London Calling star set an impromptu fake wedding date in Sin City.
Nick Hogan apparently feels it's unfair that his private phone conversations and meetings with family members have become public fodder while he sits in solitary confinement.
Nick Hogan's lawyers feel his current stint in solitary confinement is a case of the punishment not fitting the crime.
Watch out Jennifer Hudson -- Katharine McPhee is apparently soon to add another flick to her growing list of acting credentials.