Reality TV News - September 2007
"Over the Top and Pixelated Out," our episode summary for the second episode of Survivor: China, the fifteenth edition of Survivor, written by zipperhead, is now available.
British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is having trouble with neighbors of his New York restaurant who complain of smells and noise.
Ashley Massaro's Survivor: China journey got off to a rough start when she got sick.
Simon Cowell is accustomed to ruining dreams, not saving lives. However the American Idol judge did just that during a Saturday night broadcast of Britain's The X Factor reality competition series following contestant Jacqui Gray's rendition of "Something Inside So Strong."
Despite her short stint as an America's Next Top Model contestant, 20-year-old Mila said she still learned a valuable lesson.
WWE diva Ashley Massaro quickly learned that Survivor is a much different game than wrestling, as the 28-year-old from East Northport, NY became the second castaway eliminated from Survivor: China during last night's broadcast of the long-running CBS reality competition series.
Apparently Heidi Klum was right all along. A month after Klum first announced it and Bravo denied it, the network has formally confirmed that Project Runway's fourth season will premiere on Wednesday, November 14 at 10PM ET/PT and revealed the identities of the season's 15 contestants.
Ballroom dancing apparently isn't the only thing Josie Maran is bad at. Making jokes is another.
If it appeared Tony Tran didn't want to be a Beauty and the Geek fourth-season participant, it's because he didn't.
Supermodel Josie Maran and her professional partner Alec Mazo were revealed to be the first couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' fifth season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Mila, a 20-year-old recent college graduate from Boston, MA, was revealed to be the first runway wannabe eliminated from America's Next Top Model's ninth season during last night's broadcast of The CW reality competition series.
After more than two years of dating in the real world, the bloom has apparently finally fallen off the rose for The Bachelor seventh-season lovebirds Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice.
NBC has announced Phenomenon, a new reality competition series that will follow mentalist Uri Geller and Criss Angel Mindfreak illusionist Criss Angel as they search for "the next great mentalist," will premiere on Wednesday, October 24 at 8PM ET/PT.
NBC has announced it has ordered My Dad is Better Than Your Dad, a new Mark Burnett-produced game show that will test fathers and their families in a series of challenges for the chance to win prizes.
Amanda Hanshaw has the looks but was also eager to prove she has brains as a Beauty and the Geek fourth-season participant
While the investigation into Nick Hogan's late August car crash that left his passenger in critical condition is ongoing, the 17-year-old Hogan Knows Best co-star has still seen his driving privileges further restricted.
The Blue Team had a bad week and captain Jerry Lisenby bore the brunt of it, as the 62-year-old from Peoria, IL became the third contestant cut from The Biggest Loser's fourth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series.
Tony couldn't break out of his shy shell soon enough and as a result, the 26-year-old medical student from Fort Smith, AR as well as his partner Amanda, a 25-year-old model from Warren, OH, became the first couple eliminated from Beauty and the Geek's fourth season during last night's broadcast of The CW reality competition series.
After a couple of weeks of unsurprisingly poorly-rated Friday night broadcasts, Fox has decided to put Nashville on hiatus two weeks earlier than the network had originally intended.
MTV has announced Pageant Place, a new Donald Trump-produced reality series that will follow several beauty queens as they live together in a New York City apartment and represent their different crowns, will premiere Wednesday, October 10 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the second episode of Survivor: China is now available.
"Me Zhan Hu Long Time!!," our episode summary for the first episode of Survivor: China, the fifteenth edition of Survivor, written by frisky, is now available.
Paris Hilton, now working on the musical movie "Repo! The Genetic Opera" in Toronto, says she is planning a trip to Rwanda this fall.
ABC's Dancing with the Stars returned with a ratings bang last night, with its fifth-season premiere broadcast ranking as Monday night's most-watched program.
When Bear Grylls battles nature on Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild, the 33-year-old survival expert doesn't always come out on top. But at least now viewers will know when that happens.
Bravo's Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List won Outstanding Reality Program honors at the 2007 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony and its star Kathy Griffin told Jesus to "suck it" during her acceptance speech, leaving the controversial comedian in a good mood.
Andy Baldwin was affectionate with 25 women as the star of Spring 2007's The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman, however it was some recent photos of the U.S. Navy Lieutenant looking cozy with Miss Iran 2005 Sepideh Haftgoli that presumably could have landed him in hot water with former fiance Tessa Horst.
The 25 women attempting to woo Brad Womack got their first chance during last night's premiere broadcast of The Bachelor's eleventh installment. But when it was over, the 34-year-old Austin, TX bar owner sent 10 packing in his journey to find true love via the long-running ABC reality dating series.
Anna Nicole Smith was no stranger to starring in her own E! reality series prior to her February death, and now the network is reportedly courting her daughter Dannielynn as well as the 1-year-old's father Larry Birkhead.
VH1 has announced Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, a new reality series that will follow Loveline host David Drew "Dr. Drew" Pinsky as he chronicles the detoxification and treatment of several celebrities, will premiere Thursday, January 10 at 10PM ET/PT.
NBC has announced Clash of the Choirs, a new reality competition series that will aim to find the country's best amateur choir, will air live over the course of four consecutive nights beginning with a special two-hour premiere on Monday, December 17 at 9PM ET.
Survivor: China's premiere broadcast was Thursday night's most-watched program with an average of 15.35 million total viewers and was also the No. 1 show on television in several key demographics.
Samantha Harris is going to miss her first few days of work when Dancing with the Stars' fifth season premieres, but she has a good excuse.
NBC has announced it has renewed The Biggest Loser for a fifth season and also revealed a new twist that will be facing contestants participating in the weight-loss reality competition series' upcoming installment.
The Hills star Lauren "L.C." Conrad isn't shy when it comes to expressing her opinions on her friends' romantic relationships. Just ask her former fling Jason Wahler, who recently became engaged to college tennis player Katja Decker-Sadowski.
Steve "Chicken" Morris had the dubious distinction of being the first castaway eliminated from Survivor: China during last night's premiere broadcast of the long-running CBS reality competition series.
'Survivor' host Jeff Probst parodies himself in MLB baseball spot
Bravo has announced it has begun production on Manhattan Moms, the working title of a new The Real Housewives of Orange County-like docu-reality series that will follow a group of New York City matriarchs and their families.
After getting off to a rough start with his fellow castaways, Steve "Chicken" Morris decided to turn tail and keep his opinions to himself rather than ruffle any more feathers. However his new strategy also failed and as a result, the 47-year-old chicken farmer from Marion, VA became the first castaway eliminated from Survivor: China during last night's premiere broadcast of the long-running CBS reality competition series.
Although her debut album enjoyed some chart success when it debuted at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart, Katharine McPhee fans shouldn't expect to hear the same type of sound on the American Idol fifth-season runner-up's sophomore effort.
Discovery Channel has announced Storm Chasers, a new reality series that follows a team in search of tornadoes, will premiere on Wednesday, October 17 at 10PM ET/PT.
Jon Reep was revealed to be the Last Comic Standing during last night's fifth-season finale of the NBC reality competition series.
At 56-years-old, Jane Seymour is the oldest female Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant in the show's five seasons. However so far, the experience has made her feel younger than ever before.
Last night's premiere of CBS' controversial new Kid Nation reality series averaged 9.4 million total viewers and placed first or second in its time period in all key demographics.
MTV wouldn't have The Hills without Lauren "L.C." Conrad, who apparently almost decided against appearing in the Laguna Beach spin-off's third season before filming began.
Kathy Griffin may soon be sporting the bank account of an A-lister.
CBS' 'Kid Nation' reality series premieres amid media criticism
Former 'Sons of Hollywood' star Sean Stewart to stand trial for assault
Christian theater troupe scolds 'My Life on the D-List' star Kathy Griffin
Dick "Evel Dick" Donato had a feeling he'd beat his formerly estranged daughter Danielle Donato to win Big Brother's eighth-season crown.
The "gorgeous but academically impaired" women and "brilliant but socially challenged" men met each other for the first time during last night's special two-hour fourth-season premiere broadcast of The CW's Beauty and the Geek, which also included a surprise ending for the contestants.
How much exposure is overexposure? Carrie Underwood may be about to find out.
Dick "Evel Dick" Donato, a 44-year-old bar manager from Los Angeles, CA, was revealed to be Big Brother's eighth-season winner during last night's live finale broadcast of the CBS reality show.
The Red Team faced its second elimination in as many weeks, and as a result Lezlye Donahue, a 34-year-old Hurricane Katrina survivor from Metairie, LA, became the second contestant cut from The Biggest Loser's fourth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the premiere episode of Survivor: China is now available.
Tom Foreman, the executive producer of the new U.S. reality TV show, "Kid Nation," says viewers will decide when a show goes too far.
Only once in the last four seasons and twice in its last seven editions has ABC's long-running The Bachelor reality dating series ended with its star proposing to his final selected suitor. That trend is not lost on Brad Womack, The Bachelor's eleventh-season star.
ABC has announced the identities of the 25 women who will compete for the affection of Texas bar owner Brad Womack on The Bachelor's eleventh installment, which will premiere Monday, September 24 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
U.S. comedian Dane Cook is set to appear on the season finale of the reality TV series "Last Comic Standing," NBC said Monday.
U.S. recording artist Barry Manilow canceled a planned appearance on "The View" because he doesn't like conservative panelist Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
There's a good reason why younger-skewing programming like reality shows doesn't air on Friday nights -- a lesson Fox has been reminded of the hard way.
CBS' The Amazing Race continued its Emmy dominance as it was awarded Outstanding Reality-competition Program honors during last night's live broadcast of the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
Kim Myles, a 33-year-old interior designer from New York City, was crowned HGTV Design Star's second-season champ during last night's broadcast of the HGTV reality competition series.
The Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan Sutter recently welcomed their first child -- Maxwell Alston Sutter -- and after all the hardships that led to his arrival, Trista said it was nothing short of amazing.
Just as American Idol hopefuls have a tale to tell about how they came to appear on the show, Idol too has a story about how it landed on Fox -- however according to Fox reality chief Mike Darnell, it's different than the "myth" that has circulated for years.
Reality TV World's Spoiler Island fantasy prediction game has opened for Survivor: China Episode 1 picks.
TLC has announced Say Yes to the Dress, a new reality series that will follow brides-to-be as they search for the perfect wedding dress, will premiere with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Friday, October 12 beginning at 10PM ET/PT.
Zach Swerdzewski, a 30-year-old graphic designer from Burbank, CA, became the twelfth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
CBS still isn't revealing whether next spring's sixteenth Survivor installment will be another All-Stars edition, however that isn't stopping show host Jeff Probst from teasing reporters about the possibility.
Jeff Probst isn't allowed to openly discuss his favorite Survivor castaways during filming. But he's only human.
Tori Spelling went from Beverly Hills to a Southern California bed-and-breakfast, and now the Tori & Dean: Inn Love co-star is apparently taking her act to Broadway.
The former "Top Chef" contestant beaten in an alleged gay-bashing in New York said she has never seen people so angry, the New York Post said Thursday.
Man charged in attack on former 'Top Chef 2' chef Josie Smith-Malave
Survivor's upcoming fifteenth season is going where no major American television show has filmed before.
Every Survivor viewer knows the castaways are trying to "Outwit. Outplay. Outlast." But have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes on a Survivor production? Now's your chance to find out.
The brother of Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has been sentenced to 10 months in an Indonesian jail for heroin possession, the Daily Telegraph has said.
Heidi Montag is apparently resigned to playing the role of the villain in her seemingly never-ending feud with The Hills' co-star Lauren "L.C." Conrad.
Gordon Ramsay's was hurting last week, however it apparently wasn't because the Hell's Kitchen star burned his privates while cooking.
Bravo has announced that Queer Eye's final ten episodes -- which, back in January, the network had previously announced would air this past summer -- will finally premiere with back-to-back new episodes on Tuesday, October 2 at 9PM ET/PT.
Count Survivor host Jeff Probst among those who believe that former Survivor: Fiji castaway Andria "Dreamz" Herd's decision to renege on his Final 4 Immunity Challenge deal with Yau-Man Chan cost him any chance to win the competition's $1 million grand prize.
Gerry Dee was revealed to be the eighth finalist eliminated from Last Comic Standing's fifth season during last night's penultimate broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Every Survivor viewer knows the castaways are trying to "Outwit. Outplay. Outlast." But have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes on a Survivor shoot? Now's your chance to find out.
A former contestant on Bravo's reality series, "Top Chef," was allegedly the victim of a gay-bashing incident in a posh section of Long Island, N.Y.
Bravo has announced Better Half, a new reality series that will pit the romantic partners of two trained professionals against one another, will premiere Wednesday, October 3 at 11PM ET/PT.
TLC has announced Street Customs, a new reality series featuring the staff of West Coast Customs -- the same automotive shop formerly featured in MTV's Pimp My Ride -- will premiere on Thursday, October 11.
Jameka Cameron, a 28-year-old school counselor from Waldorf, MD, became the eleventh houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
Rock Harper has begun to reap his reward for putting up with foul-mouthed culinary king Gordon Ramsay.
Amber Walker doubted herself and got off to a slow, and as a result, the 30-year-old from Houston, TX became the first contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser's fourth season during last night's special two-hour premiere broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition series.
Former 'Top Chef 2' chef Josie Smith-Malave beaten in anti-gay attack
Former So You Think You Can Dance third-season finalists Laci Schwimmer and Hok Konishi have confirmed they are dating, however the news didn't initially come straight from the horse's mouth.
BET has announced the host, judges and grand prize package for Sunday Best, a new reality competition series that will aim to find the country's next great gospel singer.
Kathy Griffin told Jesus to "suck it" after her Bravo show Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List won Outstanding Reality Program honors during Saturday's 2007 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony -- a sentiment that isn't sitting too well with Catholic League president Bill Donohue.
Andy Baldwin might have some explaining to do.
The Food Network announced it has ordered a fourth season of The Next Food Network Star -- and for the first time, will hold open casting calls to find amateur or professional chefs looking to compete for the chance at their own Food Network television show.
Jennifer Hudson's Oscar-winning Dreamgirls performance has led to her landing a role in a potential box-office blockbuster.
Six contestants crossed the Fat March finish line in Washington DC during last night's finale of the ABC reality competition series, completing their 575-mile trek across the northeastern portion of the country and each claiming a $40,000 share in the grand prize.
Bravo has announced it has ordered Step It Up, a new reality series that blends elements of So You Think You Can Dance and Project Runway, with open casting calls for interested dancers scheduled to be held in several U.S. over the next month.
Batten the hatches, former Survivor: Pearl Islands castaway Jonny Fairplay is reproducing.
John Graziano has remained in critical condition since being seriously injured as the front-seat passenger in Hogan Knows Best co-star Nick Hogan's Toyota Supra when it crashed two weeks ago in Clearwater, FL, and his father said the next few days are detrimental to his son's recovery.
American Idol, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, So You Think You Can Dance and The Amazing Race all captured 2007 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday, while Dancing with the Stars, Deadliest Catch and a few other reality shows were shut out.
'Project Runway' judge Michael Kors presents at Fashion Week
Less than a year after almost dying in a high-speed crash, the host of Britain's "Top Gear," Richard Hammond, has taken part in another high-speed stunt.
The Seattle rock band Fall from Grace has been awarded a $1 million recording contract after winning Fuse TV's "Bodog Battle of the Bands."
A comment by chef Marco Pierre White on the British TV series, "Hell's Kitchen," has provoked criticism of the culinary celebrity.
Craig Schelske, the estranged husband of former third-season Dancing with the Stars participant Sara Evans, has filed a 118-page court document requesting Evans admit to alleged affairs with nearly a dozen people, including Tony Dovolani, her former Dancing professional partner.
'HGTV Design Star' judge Cynthia Rowley presents at Fashion Week
Hollywood red-carpet fixture Paris Hilton is suing Hallmark Cards for using her likeness without permission, TMZ.com reported Friday.
MTV is finally entering the serialized reality dating show genre. More than a year after its VH1 sister network began garnering big ratings with shows like Flavor of Love and I Love New York, MTV has announced A Shot at Love With Tila Tequila, a new bisexual reality dating show.
The Food Network will stop airing reruns of "Molto Mario," a U.S. culinary show starring Italian-American master chef Mario Batali, ABCNews.com said Friday.
Never trust the Donatos. Jessica Hughbanks and Eric Stein learned that lesson firsthand, as they became the ninth and tenth houseguests evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
Comic-book icon Stan Lee declared a Texas police detective the winner of Sci Fi Channel's competition series, "Who Wants to be a Superhero?"
NBC has announced open casting calls seeking amateur athletes for its upcoming American Gladiators revival.
Gordon Ramsay is used to busting balls, not burning them.
VH1 has announced I Love New York's second season will premiere on Monday, October 8 at 9PM ET/PT.
When Fantasia Barrino captured American Idol's third-season crown in May 2004, she presumably envisioned a long music career was ahead. While she's had the chance to show-off her vocal abilities, Fantasia has also given her acting chops a try in The Color Purple on Broadway.
VH1 has announced America's Most Smartest Model, a new reality competition series that's a mixture of America's Next Top Model and Beauty and the Geek, will premiere on Sunday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT.
Ryan Seacrest's hosting credentials are indisputable, but can the unflappable American Idol host carry a tune?
Amy Schumer was revealed to be the seventh finalist eliminated from Last Comic Standing's fifth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Jason Wahler might be engaged to another woman, but the former Laguna Beach and The Hills' star still apparently feels the need to stand-up for his former fling Lauren "L.C." Conrad in her ongoing feud with Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt.
Project Runway isn't mentioned anywhere in "Tim Gunn: A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style," which should come as a surprise considering the book's author is the Bravo reality competition series' well-known fashion guru.
American Idol's sixth-season Top 10 finalists were all psyched to participate in the show's American Idol 2007 concert tour, however fans apparently aren't feeling the same level of excitement.
The Discovery Channel has announced Last One Standing, a new reality series that will follow six athletes as they travel the world to compete in various tribal sports with ritual significance, will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Thursday, October 4 at 9PM ET/PT.
Move over Matt Hoover and Suzy Preston, The Biggest Loser has a new set of slimmed-down lovebirds.
NBC has announced former reality TV participants Bill Rancic, Ereka Vetrini and Kimberly Coles will serve as the hosts of In the Loop with iVillage, a new live daytime talk show scheduled to premiere Monday, September 17.
Scott Baio has received his first surprise in parenthood.
Although MTV denies it, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are reportedly planning to end their wedding engagement -- but the few fans the couple might have shouldn't worry, as it's apparently only a rouse to remain in the media spotlight once The Hills goes on hiatus next spring.
Although multiple eyewitnesses have stated otherwise, Hogan Knows Best co-star Terrence "Hulk Hogan" Bollea says his 17-year-old son Nick wasn't racing moments before he crashed his Toyota Supra in Clearwater, FL last Sunday evening.
Kelly Clarkson's originally scheduled summer tour was "shelved" so its size could be "re-evaluated," and while it may be back on track for a fall run, the original American Idol winner will apparently be rocking out at smaller venues.
Fiji was so kind to former castaway Earl Cole that the Survivor: Fiji $1 million winner has apparently decided to purchase a home there.
It was a stylish affair over the weekend when Bill Rancic and Giuliana DePandi tied the knot, and The Apprentice's first-season winner and E! News anchor apparently have no problem with sharing their special day with fans.
Carrie Underwood's debut album "Some Hearts" has sold nearly 6 million copies and garnered the American Idol fourth-season champ numerous awards, so forgive her if she seems a bit nervous about her upcoming sophomore effort.
HGTV Design Star revealed its Top 2 second-season finalists during Sunday night's broadcast of the HGTV reality competition series.
Sanjaya Malakar is Tinseltown-bound.
Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska went from professional dance partners to newlyweds over the weekend.
The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman may have helped create a love connection for Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst, however now that the couple has called-off their engagement, they reportedly may have to return the show-supplied engagement ring Baldwin had given Horst.
HGTV has announced it has renewed HGTV Design Star, the reality competition that gives its winning designer their own HGTV television show, and begun casting for the show's third season.
CBS is standing behind its "Kid Nation" reality TV show about kids plunked in a New Mexico ghost town despite criticism of how the kids were treated.
Singer Bobby Brown was in a California court this week as he tries to gain legal custody of his 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.