Reality TV News - August 2005
After letting Martha Stewart grab the media spotlight for her own upcoming The Apprentice spinoff series for the last week, NBC and Donald Trump today released the identities of the eighteen contestants who will be competing on the fourth edition of Trump's original The Apprentice series that will debut on Thursday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT.
MTV has renewed the series "Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out" and "Date My Mom," it was reported Wednesday.
MTV says a lawsuit will not stop it from filming "The Real World" in Key West, Fla.
A BBC television show in which wives train their husbands as they would dogs has drawn heavy viewer criticism and a network apology.
A contestant on British TV's "Big Brother" could be deported because she left her job to appear on the reality show.
"Simon Says 'Canceled'," our episode summary for the second episode of Bravo's Battle Of The Network Reality Stars series, written by Estee, is now available.
"Jose Cuervo To The Rescue," our episode summary for the tenth episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by LibraRising, is now available.
VH1's latest reality show lets viewers into the not-so-private lives of Christopher "Peter Brady" Knight and his model girlfriend, Adrianne Curry.
With Diddy at the helm, it was no surprise the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards was hip-hop heavy, but rockers Green Day ruled the night taking home seven awards.
Plans for a "Big Brother" contestant to give birth during the reality TV show have touched off a storm of controversy in the Netherlands.
A contestant on "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart" had a relationship with the son of one of the NBC TV show's judges, the New York Post reports.
The former queen of pop music, Whitney Houston, is better known these days for bathroom humor, sex talk and her phrase "Hell to the no."
Becoming the latest victim of the ongoing battle between Big Brother 6's two deeply divided factions, Rachel Plencner was voted out of the Big Brother house during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality series.
The popular syndicated TV show, "Divorce Court" will have several new looks entering into its seventh season this fall.
NBC has revealed the identities of the fourteen men and women who will be competing on the upcoming second season of its The Biggest Loser reality weight loss competition series. The Biggest Loser 2 will debut on Tuesday, September 13 with a special 8:00-9:30PM ET/PT premiere.
"James Is So Lonely," our episode summary for the twentieth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"Jen Takes One For The Team," our episode summary for the ninteenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"Survivor" winner Tom Westman Wednesday was named spokesman for Caribbean Joe clothing and products.
Reality TV show writers filed suit in Los Angeles Wednesday charging Fox and Rocket Science Productions violated California labor laws.
Reality TV star and mafia don daughter Victoria Gotti is backing off her claim that she secretly underwent treatment for breast cancer.
For North Carolina native Clay Aiken, there's no place like home and California just isn't it.
"American Idol" judge and Grammy-winning music producer Randy Jackson could end up hosting a morning TV talk show in 2006.
Donald Trump says he is close to clinching a deal for a Chinese version of his hit NBC reality TV show, "The Apprentice."
"American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice underwent emergency surgery in Las Vegas for a reported "kink in his intestines."
"(No-)Star(s) Wars: Clone Wars," our episode summary for the sixth episode of VH1's The Surreal Life 5 series, written by Estee, is now available.
"The Gathering Of Lost Souls," our episode summary for the premiere episode of Bravo's Battle Of The Network Reality Stars series, written by LibraRising, is now available.
"Stop Playing With My Heart!," our episode summary for the ninth episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by batts, is now available.
Falling victim to the week's surprise double eviction, Jennifer Vasquez was voted out of CBS' Big Brother 6 less than 48 hours after her Head of Household reign that had resulted in the eviction of America's Choice returnee Kaysar Ridha had ended.
Victoria Gotti of New York says she was diagnosed with breast cancer last fall, but she kept it secret from almost everyone including her sons.
The three young stars of TV's reality show "Growing Up Gotti" are opening two restaurants and a tanning salon, the New York Post reported Sunday.
"Who's Got My Back?," our episode summary for the eighteenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by volsfan, is now available.
NBC has revealed the identities of the sixteen candidates who will be competing for an opportunity to work for Martha Stewart on her upcoming The Apprentice spinoff series. The Apprentice: Martha Stewart will premiere Wednesday, September 21 at 8PM ET/PT -- one day before the fourth edition of the original Donald Trump-led The Apprentice series debuts on Thursday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT.
One week after American television viewers voted Kaysar Ridha back into the Big Brother 6 house, his fellow houseguests voted the 25-year-old graphic designer out of the house for a second time during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality series.
"Screw America, This is Our Game!!!," our episode summary for the seventeenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
UPN has unveiled the identities of the wannabe models who will be competing on the upcoming "fifth cycle" of its popular America's Next Top Model reality series. Top Model 5 will debut Wednesday, September 21 at 8PM with a special two-hour premiere.
ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" is ready to settle its season finale controversy once and for all, officials announced Thursday.
CBS announced late Wednesday that unbeknownst to the remaining houseguests, Big Brother 6 will feature a double eviction this week.
The OzzFest heavy metal tour has scrapped its final show and what would have been Ozzy Osbourne's final performance as a headlining act.
"American Idol" dropout Mario Vazquez is reportedly recording an album with legendary producer Clive Davis for his J Records label.
The U.S. cable TV network FX says it has ordered a second season of the documentary series "30 Days."
CBS reveals the identities of 'The Amazing Race: Family Edition' teams, confirms shorter race courceAugust 16, 2005
CBS announced today the identities of the ten four-person teams who will compete on its upcoming The Amazing Race: Family Edition series. will premiere on Tuesday, September 27 at 9PM ET/PT with a special two-hour broadcast.
"Vroom, Vroom, Vroom, Let's Go Back To My Room," our episode summary for the fifth episode of VH1's The Surreal Life 5 series, written by Estee, is now available.
"The Greenhouse Effect," our episode summary for the sixteenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Music and TV mogul Dick Clark will eventually pass his "Rockin' Eve" mantle to Ryan Seacrest, but don't count out the legendary host just yet.
Nicole Richie's film debut "Kids In America" is coming out earlier than planned to avoid competing with Paris Hilton's movie, "Pledge This!"
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee says he went mostly for laughs in his new reality TV series, "Tommy Lee Goes to College."
Bravo reveals remaining 'Battle Of The Network Reality Stars' competitors, releases exclusive video clipAugust 15, 2005
Bravo has revealed the identities of the final eight former reality television participants who will be competing on its Battle Of The Network Reality Stars series that premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 9PM ET/PT.
Pop singer Jessica Simpson says she wants to work again with her husband Nick Lachey, but not on another reality show like "The Newlyweds."
"The Return of the King," our episode summary for the fifteenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Less than a day after boasting he could never be tricked, Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal got caught in the web of celebrity prankster Ashton Kutcher.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee says "misconception" is his worst enemy.
Pauly Shore says he hopes his reality series, "Minding the Store," will lead to the mature acting roles that have, thus far, eluded him.
"Transitions," our episode summary for the eighth episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by volsfan, is now available.
Rock 'n' roll icon Ozzy Osbourne Friday announced he is retiring as the headliner of the annual heavy metal festival that bears his name.
An outside investigation has cleared "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul of charges levied by former contestant Corey Clark, the Fox Network announced Friday.
Ashlee Simpson says she's ready to return to "Saturday Night Live" and redeem her embarrassing lip-syncing exposure last year.
Last night's live CBS broadcast of Big Brother 6 contained a double-dose of houseguest movement, with her fellow houseguests voting Sarah Hresja out of the competition and the reality television show's viewers overwhelmingly voting to return previous evicted houseguest Kaysar Ridha to the Big Brother house.
"Mexican Heartburn," our episode summary for the fourteenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by strid333, is now available.
The parents of U.S. hotel heiress Paris Hilton and Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis have decidedly different opinions on the impending nuptials.
"The Simple Life" co-star Nicole Richie says her Fox reality show is not based on her real life -- and she wants to keep it that way.
Although online sleuths had already identified nearly half of them, CBS today announced the identities of sixteen of the castaways who will be competing on its upcoming Survivor: Guatemala -- The Maya Empire series. Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh installment of the network's long-running Survivor reality show, will premiere Thursday, September 15 at 8PM ET/PT.
Confirming the recent public statements of ESPN executives, Mark Burnett Productions, DreamWorks Television, and the cable sports giant announced today that the network will become the new broadcast home of The Contender, last winter's critically-acclaimed but low-rated reality boxing series that NBC canceled after only a single season.
A Minneapolis production company filed suit in Los Angeles Wednesday claiming "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell stole its idea for a TV show.
University of South Carolina researchers believe they have discovered why television reality shows have become very popular.
"The Smart Get Smarter, The Dumb Get Dumber," our episode summary for the thirteenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by txmomma26, is now available.
NBC has found its new The Law Firm series in contempt, pulling the plug on the David E. Kelley reality legal show after only two low rated broadcasts.
U.S. reality TV watchers have chosen Omarosa from "The Apprentice" as "most hated reality star of all time."
Matt Damon says "Project Greenlight" -- the filmmaking reality show he developed with Ben Affleck -- may not return to Bravo next year.
Two of the youths featured on ABC's "Brat Camp" reality series are facing criminal charges for separate incidents.
Fox announced Monday that it has ordered a second season of Hell's Kitchen, its recently-concluded culinary boot camp reality series.
Those who'd rather watch the antics of British rocker Pete Doherty than read about them will soon be able to see the living proof via the BBC.
"The Worm Is Getting Dizzy From All This Turning," our episode summary for the twelfth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by LibraRising, is now available.
"What Else Can Go Wrong?," our episode summary for the seventh episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by batts, is now available.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul will not appear on Fox TV's new talent reality show, "So You Think You Can Dance" after all.
A participant in a Russian reality TV show was arrested on the set when a viewer recognized him as the man who had cheated her of $1,900.
Actor John O'Hurley's impressive stint on ABC TV's "Dancing with the Stars" has sparked a new career life for the former "Seinfeld" co-star.
Playboy's Hugh Hefner told the Hollywood Reporter Friday he has been with "thousands" of women because he's a "romantic."
U.S. pop singer Jessica Simpson says playing Daisy Duke in the new movie "The Dukes of Hazzard" was the best first acting role she could have chosen.
OzzFest has been rolling for a week sans its namesake and headlining band, Black Sabbath, but now a date has been delayed until Ozzy Osbourne gets healthy.
'Big Brother 6' evicts Kaysar Ridha, announces viewers will vote an evicted houseguest back into the gameAugust 5, 2005
What a difference a week can make. Last night's live CBS broadcast of Big Brother 6 resulted in the eviction of Kaysar Ridha, the houseguest who only a week earlier had emerged as the upstart leader of the game's suddenly dominant alliance.
Jada Chabot, 15, one of nine misfits on the new ABC-TV "Brat Camp'' show, is facing charges after slamming a speedboat into a Massachusetts family.
CBS announced today that Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh edition of the long-running reality series, will get a one-week jump on the official start of 2005-2006 television season and premiere on Thursday, September 15 at 8PM ET/PT.
CBS announced today that The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the network's official name for the eighth edition of the travel adventure reality series that will feature four-person teams comprised exclusively of related family members instead of pairs of contestants who have a more general "pre-existing relationship," will premiere with a special two-hour broadcast on Tuesday, September 27 at 9PM ET/PT.
"Five Sisters & Four Brothers," our episode summary for the eleventh episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by Bucky Katt, is now available.
"Dogs and Lollipops," our episode summary for the tenth and final episode of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by Silvergirl1, is now available.
"Boobs and Rubes," our episode summary for the tenth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by Bucky Katt, is now available.
Celebrity entrepreneur Martha Stewart has had her home confinement sentence for lying to federal investigators extended by three weeks.
Hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton is the American Princess of the 21st Century, a poll by WE: Women's Entertainment network concluded.
CBS announced today that, effective immediately, the network has dropped the Monday night broadcast of its struggling Rock Star: INXS reality series from its primetime schedule. The pre-taped weekly half-hour Rock Star broadcast that documents the contestants' behind-the-scenes activities and song selection process will now air on VH1 on Sundays at 8PM ET/PT.
ABC has confirmed that it is still considering airing Welcome to the Neighborhood, the controversial reality show that it had originally intended to premiere in early July but later pulled due to complaints from anti-discrimination, fair housing, and conservative groups who objected to the show's concept.
Fox Reality has reportedly offered to buy ABC's shelved reality series "Welcome to the Neighborhood."
CBS has announced that The Cut, the network's The Apprentice-like reality series that features fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger starring in the Donald Trump role, will move to Fridays at 9PM ET/PT beginning Friday, August 5.
After seemingly having fallen off the United States map following their numerous sightings of early July, the remaining teams still competing in CBS' The Amazing Race: Family Edition surfaced in Canada and Niagara Falls this past weekend, where based on the detailed reports of sightseeing tourists, it appears that the eighth edition of the CBS reality series finished its atypical and presumably less-than-global travel adventure.
Pediatricians and child development experts are questioning the methods used in two nanny-based television reality shows.
Heavy metal idols Black Sabbath were idle for a second concert along the OzzFest tour due to frontman Ozzy Osbourne's mystery illness.
"American Idol" rocker Bo Bice wore sneakers instead of his usual cowboy boots on stage in Manchester, N.H., and ended breaking his foot mid-song.
"They Battered The Wrong Women," our episode summary for the fourth episode of VH1's The Surreal Life 5 series, written by Estee, is now available.
"Cappy-tal Punishment," our episode summary for the ninth episode of CBS's Big Brother 6 series, written by Bucky Katt, is now available.
"Cheaters Never Win," our episode summary for the sixth and final episode of NBC's Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back series, written by MTW1961, is now available.
"Kissing Anna," our episode summary for the fifth episode of NBC's Average Joe 4: The Joes Strike Back series, written by Seana, is now available.
"I Only Have Eyes For You -- And Jello Shots," our episode summary for the sixth episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by LibraRising, is now available.
"Oh! That Kind Of Girlfriend," our episode summary for the ninth episode of Fox's new Hell's Kitchen series, written by volsfan, is now available.