Reality TV News - September 2006
U.S. socialite Paris Hilton and Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker recently enjoyed the nightlife in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as a couple, Us Magazine reported.
Done in by a "numbers game" in which all the members of two of the game's formerly racially divided tribes still voted along old tribal lines despite a surprise merge that redistributed the eighteen remaining castaways in two new mixed race tribes, Cecilia Mansilla a 29-year-old technology risk consultant who currently resides in Oakland, CA, was voted off the island in Survivor Cook Islands' third episode.
Anna Nicole Smith and attorney Howard K. Stern are not married by law, but are committed to each other, says a close friend, TrimSpa CEO Alex Goen.
"A Winner is Crowned!," our episode summary for the twelfth and final episode of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Despite a poor performance on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," U.S. talk show host Jerry Springer survived this week's cut while actor Harry Hamlin did not.
Deemed to have been "lost" in her photographs, Megan Morris, a 23-year-old bartender from San Francisco, CA, became the second girl eliminated from the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of The CW reality show.
American Idol judge Simon Cowell -- who has never been much of a fan of former Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken -- says he has little sympathy for Aiken's recent disclosure that he had to begin taking antidepressants to deal with the pressures that his Idol fame as brought him.
Nicole Richie has posted a blog entry on her Myspace.com Web site denying CNN's allegations that she checked into a clinic for eating disorders.
The private pathologist hired by Anna Nicole Smith to perform a second autopsy on her son said that Daniel Smith most likely died of cardiac arrhythmia.
"Who's The Face Behind The Hair," our episode summary for the third episode of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
"Rule #1: Never Work With Animals" or "If Wishes Were Horses, the Irony Fairy Would Be Out of a Job," our episode summary for the second episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by mysticwolf, is now available.
The latest entry in the U.S. reality television genre revolves around five guys spending 40 days and 40 nights with the brothers of a Benedictine monastery.
Grammy-winning hipster songstress Jewel will host the next TV season of the U.S. country-music talent search "Nashville Star."
"What Weighs 14,384 Pounds And Has A Hundred Feet?," our episode summary for the first episode of The Biggest Loser 3, the third edition of NBC's The Biggest Loser series, written by samboohoo, is now available.
Grady Brewer has won The Contender's second season tournament, upsetting Steve Forbes in a ten round, split decision finale bout broadcast live on ESPN from the Los Angeles Staples Center on Tuesday night.
Attorney Howard K. Stern says there is "no doubt" he is the father of the daughter born to his client, Anna Nicole Smith.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the third episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
"Mis-direction? What's Mis-direction?," our episode summary for the second episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by michel, is now available.
Socialite Paris Hilton was charged in Los Angeles Tuesday with driving under the influence and with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.
The father of "American Idol" champ Fantasia Barrino filed a $10 million lawsuit in New York Tuesday claiming he was libeled in her 2005 biography.
ABC's "20/20" is set to air an interview with Steve Irwin's wife, Terri Irwin, in which she discusses her husband's death and her family's future.
The boy band Avenue has been ejected from Britain's popular "X-Factor" TV talent competition for concealing they had a management deal.
With its premiere now only a week away, ABC has released more information about The Bachelor: Rome, including the identities of the twenty-five bachelorettes who will be competing for the heart of Prince Lorenzo Borghese, the ninth Bachelor edition's previously announced bachelor.
For the second time this season, one of Project Runway 3's designers may have been disqualified for violating the show's rules.
Accusations in British media over a supposedly rigged talent search has theater legend Andrew Lloyd-Webber talking about possibly filing a lawsuit.
The victims of false directions that sent them driving off in the wrong direction at a crucial time, Kellie Patterson and Jamie Hill were the last team to reach The Amazing Race 10's second Pit Stop, causing the cheerleaders to become the third team to be eliminated from the latest edition of the CBS reality show.
The death of Australian "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin cast a pall over the American Reptile Breeders Conference in Anaheim, Calif., this weekend.
U.S. television bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is willing to apologize to the Mexican government to help settle a criminal complaint against him.
The latest example that being considered lazy during Survivor's early days can prove fatal -- especially if you also follow it up with a last-minute proclamation that also makes you look delusional -- Billy Garcia, a 36-year-old heavy metal guitarist who currently resides in New York, NY, became the second Survivor: Cook Islands castaway to be eliminated from the game.
A California rock band settled a trademark dispute and will continue to be known as Supernova while a TV reality show group will be called Rock Star Supernova.
Season two "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken, during an interview with Diane Sawyer, said he was tired of people gossiping about his sexuality.
Singer/actress Jessica Simpson has revealed that she will be starring in a remake of "Working girl," called "Blonde Ambition."
Deemed to have the least potential of the new season's thirteen finalists, Christian Evans, 19-year-old bank teller from Columbia, SC, became the first girl eliminated from the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's inaugural The CW broadcast of former UPN reality show.
"The Narcissist Super Model," our episode summary for the special two-hour back-to-back debut episodes of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
"Three Classy Boxers and One Dirty Dawg!," our episode summary for the eleventh episode of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"So You Think You Can Make Me Happy Dance?," our episode summary for the first episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Snidget, is now available.
A memorial service for Steve "Crocodile Hunter" Irwin at the Australia Zoo's "Crocoseum" drew a crowd of about 5,000 fans as millions saw it worldwide.
Former The Biggest Loser 2 contestants and subsequent real-life couple Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston have gotten married, wedding in a beachside ceremony conducted in Jamaica on Tuesday afternoon.
Clay Aiken, a former "American Idol" finalist, is being treated medically for panic attacks.
Pop singer and former "Newlyweds" star Nick Lachey said he is excited to launch his first concert tour as a solo artist.
The U.S. pathologist who performed a second autopsy on Anna Nicole Smith's son said findings indicate the son was taking an anti-depressant but not suicidal.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the second episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
A government agency has cleared the British version of TV's "Big Brother" of any wrongdoing after its recent season drew numerous complaints.
In his first public comment since being served with separation papers by his wife, U.S. singer and dancer Bobby Brown told People magazine he was "saddened."
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump is now selling condos marketed to the 55-and-over demographic, The New York Daily News reports.
The U.S. cable network A&E has slapped together a special about the recent arrest of Duane Chapman, star of its series, "Dog the Bounty Hunter."
Clay Aiken took some convincing to record mostly covers for his new album, "A Thousand Different Ways."
The 8-year-old daughter of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin may be among those to speak this week at the TV star's memorial service in Australia.
Channel-surfing on Thursdays could become more interesting as Fox dangled the possibility of moving "American Idol" to an already competitive night.
The decision to bar socialite Paris Hilton from entering New York's Rose Bar last week was made by its owner who wanted to keep the new hotspot exclusive.
KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley confirms the house band from CBS's "Rock Star" will back him on his "Live to Win" solo tour.
Domestic dynamo Rachael Ray's new show debuted Monday and a dust-up with icon Martha Stewart already has occurred.
Former "American Idol" finalist Kellie Pickler says nothing compares to when she first heard her debut single played on the radio in the Atlanta area.
In a season promising unexpected surprises, last night's broadcast of The Amazing Race 10's first episode hit the racers with a big one, eliminating two teams by the end of the first leg. What appeared as a routine check-in at a route marker turned out to be the end of the Race for best friends Bilal Abdul-Mani and Sa'eed Rudolph, while married couple Vipul and Arti Patel were eliminated in the more traditional method when they were the last team to scale the Great Wall of China and reach the Race's first Pit Stop.
Noted pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht said more lab tests are needed to determine why Anna Nicole Smith's son died in her Nassau, Bahamas, hospital room.
A tiara and gold cuffs apparently aren't in the future of Katharine McPhee, who says she isn't interested in portraying superhero "Wonder Woman" on film.
A woman and a teenager were charged in Australia with trying to take advantage of admirers of the television "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin.
A British nursery school owner may have gotten carried away in emulating the "Supernanny's" discipline methods involving a toddler and the "naughty chair."
The Animal Planet cable channel plans to air Tuesday's memorial service in Australia for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin in the United States.
Grinning reality TV star Duane "Dog the Bounty Hunter" Chapman, was released on bail in Hawaii late Friday to the cheers of adoring fans.
Glamour couple Britney Spears and Kevin Federline have given their newborn son the decidedly patrician name, Sutton Pierce Federline.
Bobby Brown's alleged "other woman," Karrine Steffans, denies she caused the singer's impending divorce and says she loves U.S. comedian Bill Maher.
The final four "Project Runway" contestants all got a chance to strut their stuff at New York's Fashion Week on Friday.
The latest example that being outspoken and trying to assume a leadership role during Survivor's early days can prove fatal -- especially if you also end up demonstrating yourself to be an apparent weak leader -- Sekou Bunch, a 45-year-old jazz musician/recording artist who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, became the first Survivor: Cook Islands castaway to be eliminated from the game, voted off in a 3-2 Tribal Council vote that split along gender lines.
Despite being caught on tape canoodling with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker in a New York nightclub, Paris Hilton says he is just a "friend."
A Bahaman coroner's inquest into the death of Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel Smith, is set for Oct. 23, with his mother as a witness.
"Say Goodbye to the Slop," our episode summary for the twenty-eighth and final episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by Canada Girl, is now available.
"…and We Get Down to the Final 'Fabulous' Four!," our episode summary for the tenth episode of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Some fans who sought tickets to a memorial service at the Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast for "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin have been turned away.
"Project Runway's" first winner and most popular contestant, Jay McCarroll, is showcasing his design collection during New York's Fashion Week.
Mark Burnett, producer of TV's "Survivor" and "Rock Star," has purchased the feature rights of a new fantasy book series that is a "Harry Potter" spinoff.
Duane "Dog" Chapman, star of the A&E reality series "Dog The Bounty Hunter," was arrested Thursday in the United States for a 2003 capture in Mexico.
Rock Star: Supernova crowned its winner last night, with Tommy Lee, Jason Newsted, and Gilby Clarke selecting Lukas Rossi to serve as the lead singer for their suddenly untitled newly formed rock band.
Wildlife advocates say Australian fans of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin may be taking revenge for his death by killing more than a dozen stingrays.
The Food Network's New York "Iron Chefs" Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Cat Cora are taking on new challengers for the Kitchen Stadium title.
Hulk Hogan's 16-year-old son Nick was uninjured when the yellow Lamborghini he had been driving burst into flames in Bay Harbor Islands, Fla.
Singer Whitney Houston has filed for a legal separation from Bobby Brown and plans to get a divorce, "Access Hollywood" reported Wednesday.
The producers of CBS' "Rock Star: Supernova" reality TV competition have to come up with a new name for the all-star band.
Mike "Boogie" Malin was crowned Big Brother 7: All Stars' winner during last night's live finale of the CBS summer reality series, defeating "showmance" girlfriend Erika Landin in a lopsided 6-1 jury vote.
Model/actress Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, reportedly had antidepressants and other drugs in his system when he died in the Bahamas this week.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the premiere episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
A post-mortem examination was being conducted on Daniel Wayne Smith, 20, son of former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, who died mysteriously in the Bahamas.
With high U.S. ratings making "Flavor of Love" VH1's top-rated original series, the network plans a spinoff based around a series contestant.
"Reign Of The Boogie Man," our episode summary for the twenty-seventh episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by strid333, is now available.
Producers Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian developed a BBC TV talent show to choose a young British woman for the role of Maria in "The Sound of Music."
Former "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez is the odds-on favorite to win this season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" competition.
Donald Trump aide George Ross says he does not feel sorry for Carolyn Kepcher, who was recently fired by Trump himself.
Former Playboy Playmate Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son died while visiting his mother and 3-day-old sister in a Nassau, Bahamas, hospital.
HGTV Design Star crowned its winner last night, with David Bromstad defeating Alice Fakier to win the first edition of the reality design competition show.
Reality TV World's Spoiler Island fantasy prediction game has opened for Survivor: Cook Islands Episode 1 picks.
Family and friends said goodbye to Steve Irwin during a private service at a Caloundra, Queensland, funeral home on Australia's Sunshine Coast.
"American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino was getting raves Saturday for her performance at the taping of a tribute to Aretha Franklin in Hollywood.
"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's body has been removed from a morgue to the Irwin family's Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland.
Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler has denied every being unfaithful to her husband, rocker Travis Barker, and claims to be a good mother to her children.
U.S. home design author and TV personality Martha Stewart criticized mogul Donald Trump for firing his TV "Apprentice" sidekick, Carolyn Kepcher.
Heiress Paris Hilton dodged her own movie release party, showing up at Hyde in Hollywood wearing a wig after being charged with drunk driving earlier that day.
Jessica Simpson's publicist, Rob Shuter, was fired over his handling of U.S. media claims that the pop singer was dating rocker John Mayer, a report says.
Australians were urged to wear khaki Friday in memory of the late Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter" who rarely wore anything else.
Rocker finalist from "American Idol" 2004, Constantine Maroulis, has joined the cast of Broadway's "The Wedding Singer."
Procter & Gamble, the Ohio consumer products giant, has decided to stay away from the "Survivor" series in which teams are divided by race.
Big Brother 7: All-Stars determined its final two houseguests last night, with Janelle Pierzina becoming the twelfth houseguest to be evicted from the show's All-Stars house.
"Rehashing the Rivalry!," our episode summary for the ninth episode of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"The One Where Janelle and Erika Finally Catch On," our episode summary for the twenty-sixth episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by Aruba, is now available.
Heiress Paris Hilton blew a .08 blood alcohol content after being arrested in Hollywood and was charged with driving under the influence.
Big Brother 7: All-Stars determined its final three houseguests last night, with Will Kirby becoming the eleventh houseguest to be evicted from the show's All-Stars house.
The U.S. Discovery Networks announced it will continue the legacy of it's biggest star, Australian Steve Irwin, by creating The Crikey Fund.
Australian police who viewed videotape of the fatal stingray attack on naturalist Steve Irwin said Tuesday he had done nothing to provoke the attack.
Australia's internationally renowned "Crocodile Hunter," Steve Irwin was killed Monday by a stingray barb to the heart as he was filming underwater.
Singer Ryan Star said his dismissal from the U.S. reality TV show "Rock Star: Supernova" last week will be something for him to build his career upon.
"Fast Ado About Nothing!," our episode summary for the twenty-fourth episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"Only the Strongest Will Survive," our episode summary for the eighth episode of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"A Loaf Of Bread, A Jug Of Wine, And Neil Patrick Harris," our episode summary for the twenty-third episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by Estee, is now available.
Business mogul Donald Trump claims he was only looking out for his friend, former "Apprentice" advisor Carolyn Kepcher when he fired her from his company earlier this week.
Big Brother 7: All-Stars determined its final four houseguests last night, with Danielle Reyes and George "Chicken" Boswell going home during the longrunning CBS reality show's first ever live double eviction episode.
In an apparent case of the pot calling the kettle black, bombastic The Apprentice star Donald Trump, reportedly feeling that she's developed a swelled head, has fired Carolyn Kepcher, the Trump National Golf Club executive who has served as one of his Apprentice advisors since the NBC reality show first premiered in January 2004.
Jessica Simpson would not confirm she is dating singer John Mayer, but was all smiles at her New York CD release party, saying "I have no clouds anymore."