Reality TV News - October 2008
Ace Gordon, a 27-year-old fashion photographer and Cartier jewelry salesman from Naples, FL , didn't set out to make friends on Survivor: Gabon -- even his closest ally referred to him as a "snake," but one thing was certain: Ace was truly in it to win it.
Dan Kay, a 32-year-old lawyer from Walpole, MA, was seemingly living the high life when a tribal shuffle left him as a well-feed member of the Kota tribe that had been consistantly demolishing his former Fang tribemates in Survivor: Gabon's challenges.
Forensic test results confirm a gun police found this week was used in the Hudson family triple homicide in Chicago, sources told the Chicago Tribune.
Bravo has announced that it is developing four new reality series -- Celebrity Sew-Off, Double Exposure, Polo and The Dubai Project.
Bravo announces new 'Runway'-like 'The Fashion Show' reality series
Ace Gordon, a 27-year-old fashion photographer and Cartier jewelry salesman from Naples, FL, and Dan Kay, a 32-year-old lawyer from Walpole, MA, became the seventh and eighth castaways eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast, the victims of a twist that resulted in both their tribes being sent to Tribal Council.
The family of Chicago-born singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has announced the creation of the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims.
Canadian-born, former teen idol Corey Haim has announced he is engaged to horror movie actress Tiffany Shepis.
An invitation-only memorial service is being planned in Chicago for three slain members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family, a funeral home said.
Josiah Leming can't seem to catch a break.
Sci Fi Channel has announced that it has ordered WCG GameQuest, a new eight-episode reality competition that will seek to find the "Best All-Around Gamer" in America.
Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer has been diagnosed with the same condition that has sidelined fellow dancing professional Julianne Hough.
Living Lohan star Dina Lohan is hinting that she may be Dancing with the Stars next season.
The inability of Sheena, a 21-year-old hostess/go-go dancer from Honolulu, HI, to balance her so-called "hootchiness" with her attempts to become more "modelesque" finally caught up to her as she became the ninth girl to be eliminated from America's Next Top Model's eleventh season during last night's broadcast of The CW reality series.
Chicago Police say a gun, found near where 7-year-old Julian King's body was discovered, is being tested to see if it was used in the Hudson family slayings.
Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman's upcoming wedding will apparently also double as a Survivor: China reunion of sorts.
You can add Phil Parham, a 41-year-old real estate agent from Greer. SC, to the growing list of people who think that Brady and Vicky Vilcan are "gameplaying."
A&E has announced Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force will premiere Tuesday, December 9 at 10PM ET/PT.
E! renews 'Denise Richards: It's Complicated' for a second season
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the seventh episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Dancing with the Stars judges' nightmare is over. Cloris Leachman and her professional partner Corky Ballas were revealed to be the seventh couple eliminated from the reality dance competition's seventh season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Just because Cloris Leachman is done with Dancing with the Stars doesn't mean she's finished with her off-the-wall antics.
The aftereffects of the elimination of his wife and his Black team outsider status proved to be too much for Phil Parham, a 41-year-old real estate agent from Greer, SC, to overcome, resulting in him becoming the fifth individual contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families during last night's broadcast on NBC.
A shotgun rack manufacturer in Minnesota is using the killings of family members of U.S. singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family in Chicago for a promotion.
Cloris Leachman, the latest castoff from "Dancing with the Stars," said she has been asked to star in the Broadway musical version of "Young Frankenstein."
Dancing with the Stars professional dancer and country singer Julianne Hough underwent successful ovarian cyst and appendix removal surgery on Tuesday.
Chicago police are looking at the movements of their only suspect on the day that three relatives of Chicago-born singer-actress Jennifer Hudson were killed.
E! has announced Party Monsters: Cabo, a new reality competition series that will challenge event planners to throw the ultimate party, will premiere Friday, December 12 at 10PM ET/PT.
Jennifer Hudson family killings suspect could have had parole revoked
Carrie Underwood may have some new competition for PETA's 2009 "world's sexiest female celebrity vegetarian" title -- fellow former American Idol finalist and country singer Kellie Pickler, who has revealed that she also became a vegetarian recently.
Julianne Hough has revealed some additional details about her upcoming surgery and clarified that, despite her comments on last night's Dancing with the Stars broadcast, she won't -- assuming he continues to advance in the competition -- be back dancing with celebrity partner Cody Linley for at least two weeks.
Jennifer Hudson's sister Julia talks about the death of her "innocent baby," 7-year-old Julian King, in a MySpace posting, Usmagazine.com reported.
U.S. actress and television personality Rosie O'Donnell is using the triple homicide of Jennifer Hudson's family members to discuss domestic violence.
Warner Bros. Records has announced that former American Idol 7 contestant Josiah Leming has completed work on his debut album and will embark on a nine-city mini-tour in support of it beginning in November.
Medical examiner rules Jennifer Hudson's nephew's death a homicide
Hours after initially revealing the news on her website, two-time Dancing with the Stars professional champion Julianne Hough confirmed on Monday's performance show that she has been diagnosed with endometriosis and will be temporarily leaving the show to undergo an appendectomy.
Project Runway's The Weinstein Company production company has filed a counterclaim to NBC Universal's ongoing lawsuit to prevent losing the reality show to Lifetime.
Police seek clues in slayings of ex-'Idol' Jennifer Hudson's relatives
Carrie Underwood has reportedly found herself a new bachelor.
Reverand Al Sharpton now has some interest in taking up Dancing with the Stars on its previous offer.
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul say their hearts go out to former "American Idol" contestant Jennifer Hudson after three of her family members were killed.
"Long Distance Dating Couple" Aja Benton and Ty White thought that the worst was behind them after the flat tires and meetings with police that slowed them during The Amazing Race 13's fourth leg in New Zealand.
It's a good thing Julianne Hough doesn't need her appendix to dance.
Triple tragedy leaves ex-'Idol' Jennifer Hudson's career at crossroads
Police: Child's body found in SUV is Jennifer Hudson's nephew
NBC has decided to once again delay Momma's Boys debut.
Cloris Leachman says she can't explain her Dancing with the Stars antics, however she's sorry if her unpredictable behavior has upset anyone.
Game-show titan Ken Jennings has agreed to sit in as resident expert on the U.S. television game show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," ABC said.
A new addition to the family apparently isn't the only thing on the horizon for Trista and Ryan Sutter.
Dancing with the Stars professional Julianne Hough is reportedly suffering from something more serious than just a "bad stomach."
Young boy's body found in SUV sought for Jennifer Hudson nephew
Duane "Dog" Chapman and his bounty-hunting kin are apparently waging a legal battle with the Krutonog family.
"Long Distance Dating Couple" Aja Benton and Ty White were unable to overcome a late start in The Amazing Race 13's fifth leg, resulting in the couple becoming the fifth team to be eliminated from the competition during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Ex-'Idol' Jennifer Hudson offers $100,000 reward for missing nephew
Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson's sister is pleading for the return of her young son, missing since the Chicago deaths of her mother and brother.
Jennifer Hudson's family had refused to allow fame to alter their lives
The FBI has joined the search for the nephew of Jennifer Hudson, one day after the actress-singer's mother and brother were slain, Chicago police say.
The 20-year-old boyfriend of Miley Cyrus is living with the teen U.S. pop sensation and her family in their California home, a source alleges.
Former 'Idol' Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother found murdered
The eighteen days that Kelly Czarnecki, a 22-year-old retail salesperson from Buffalo Grove, IL, spent in Gabon were hardly the stuff that dreams are made of. In fact, after losing her ally early in the competition, being voted the least useful in her tribe, and then being switched to the "cursed" Fang tribe along with tribemates she did not like, her stay was downright tough.
After auditioning for America's Next Top Model several times before becoming a finalist on Cycle 11, Joslyn Pennywell, a 23-year-old student from Lucky, LA, didn't want her modeling dreams to be dashed because of an ill-timed bout with food poisoning.
Money apparently won't be an issue when Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman tie the knot next year.
After drawing the ire of her Fang tribemates for her bad attitude and failure to contribute much to its challenge efforts, Kelly Czarnecki, a 22-year-old retail salesperson from Buffalo Grove, IL, became the sixth castaway eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
'American Idol' champion Carrie Underwood immortalized in wax
Florence Henderson reportedly isn't the only one unhappy about Cloris Leachman's Dancing with the Stars antics.
Joslyn Pennywell, a 23-year-old student from Lucky, LA , missed a chance to go to Amsterdam and became the eighth contestant to be eliminated from America's Next Top Model's eleventh season during last night's broadcast of The CW reality series.
Former The Bachelor star Matt Grant has apparently found love again.
Amy Parham, a 40-year-old real estate agent from Greer, SC, loves the attitude of her husband Phil. But, as viewers saw in Tuesday night's The Biggest Loser: Families broadcast that ended in Amy's elimination, that love also comes the occasional chore of cleaning up the 41-year-old real estate agent's messes.
Sci Fi Channel has announced that it's ordered a pilot for Ghost Hunters: College Edition, the working title of a second spinoff of the network's popular Ghost Hunters reality series.
Florence Henderson apparently isn't amused by Dancing with the Stars contestant Cloris Leachman's antics.
Dr. Drew Pinsky: Rodney King "a great" 'Celebrity Rehab' story
Julianne Hough's Tuesday night ambulance ride to the hospital was apparently nothing serious.
Toni Braxton is making a bold prediction on who she thinks will continue to thrive on Dancing with the Stars.
The lack of any established alliances on the Blue team and the controversial actions of her Black team husband proved to be too much for Amy Parham, a 40-year-old real estate agent from Greer, SC, to overcome, resulting in her becoming the fourth individual contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families during last night's broadcast on NBC.
Dancing with the Stars' professional Julianne Hough was taken by ambulance to a hospital last night following the reality competition's live results show.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the sixth episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Toni Braxton's hope to have her "breakthrough performance" were dashed as the singer and her professional partner Alec Mazo were revealed to be the sixth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' seventh season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
British anti-terror police have spoken to "The X Factor" producers about increasing security after an Islamic radical claimed the TV talent show is anti-Muslim.
Former Hogan Knows Best star Nick "Hogan" Bollea was released from jail early Tuesday morning.
Dancing with the Stars judge Len Goodman is denying he is leaving Strictly Come Dancing, the original British edition of the hit ABC reality dance competition.
CBS has reportedly ordered a pilot for Live Like You're Dying, a new reality series created and hosted by Survivor host Jeff Probst.
U.S. actress Brooke Burke bruised her foot while rehearsing the jitterbug with her professional partner Derek Hough for "Dancing with the Stars," ABC said.
Lifetime has thrown itself into the ongoing legal battle between Bravo's NBC Universal parent company and Project Runway's The Weinstein Company production company in an attempt to get the fashion reality show on their network as soon as possible.
After three legs, Marisa Axelrod and Brooke Jackson had begun making steps towards overcoming a disappointing The Amazing Race 13 start and being taken more seriously by the other teams in the competition.
Despite a strong showing in The Amazing Race 13's third leg, "Best Friends" Marisa Axelrod and Brooke Jackson were unable to recover from a slow start in the next leg and became the fourth team to be eliminated from the competition during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
The Afghan reality TV series "Koran-Star" has enjoyed great success since debuting, earning an 80 percent audience share, TV officials say.
Danny "G.C." Brown, a 26-year-old maintenance supervisor from Portland, OR, had weathered three Tribal Councils, poor relationships with his tribemates, and even a brief stint as the leader of his tribe during his fifteen days in Gabon.
Although she already had a lengthy substance abuse history before competing on American Idol's first season, Nikki McKibbin says she now believes Simon Cowell's frank judging feedback contributed to her subsequent drug and alcohol addictions.
Musician Travis Barker was released Friday from the Grossman Burn Center in Sherman Oaks, Calif., Interscope Records announced.
After making it clear to his tribemates that he had reached his breaking point and wanted to go home, Danny "G.C." Brown, a 26-year-old maintenance supervisor from Portland, OR became the fifth castaway eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
After watching the show's professional dancers develop some family-rivalry subplots over the last few seasons, Dancing with the Stars' producers had apparently been hoping to do something similar with this fall's seventh-season celebrity cast.
Newly revealed Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall plans to make the most of her fifth-season victory.
Shellay Cremen, a 51-year-old stay-at-home mom from Royal Oak, MI who was eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families on this week's broadcast, wasn't upset about the twist that left her on a different team than her daughter Amy Cremen, a 26-year-old purchasing department representative from Auburn Hills, MI.
MTV has announced 50 Cent: The Money and the Power, a new The Apprentice-like reality competition that will feature 14 contestants living together and competing to earn a "$100,000 investment" from rapper and business mogul 50 Cent, will premiere on Thursday, November 6th at 10PM ET/PT.
ABC has announced that Super-Manny, a "back-door pilot" for a male-fronted spinoff of the network's Supernanny reality show, will air on Friday, November 14 at 9PM ET/PT.
Leanne Marshall, a 27-year-old from Portland, OR, was revealed to be Project Runway's fifth-season champion during last night's finale broadcast of the Bravo reality competition series.
U.S. Supreme Court rejects 'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch's appeal
After new team assigments left her apart from her daughter, Shellay Cremen, a 51-year-old stay-at-home mom from Royal Oak, MI, came up with the short end of the stick and became the third individual contestant to be eliminated from the The Biggest Loser: Families during last night broadcast on NBC.
Rocco DiSpirito's samba couldn't keep him out of hot water.
The Hills are alive, with the sound of an unlikely reunion.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fifth episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
The Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan Sutter have announced that they are expecting their second child.
American Idol champions Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks and fifth-season finalist Chris Daughtry have all received 2008 American Music Awards nominations.
Police allege a San Francisco man angry at being rejected for "The Price is Right" TV show forced the evacuation of a high-rise by claiming he had a bomb.
Despite an initial report to the contrary, The CW's new Operation Fabulous reality project apparently isn't an America's Next Top Model spinoff. Nor would it be a standard reality makeover show.
Kathy Griffin wants her Emmy gold converted into more cash in her wallet.
Mark Yturralde and Bill Hahler began The Amazing Race 13 believing that their mental edge would more than make up for any physical limitations they posessed.
When Ed Brantley, a 31-year-old chef from Raleigh, NC, was eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families after not losing any weight at the show's fourth weigh-in, his wife Heba Salama, a 30-year-old pharmaceutical sales representative, briefly debated keeping him on the show because she felt he was due for a big weight loss the following week. She was right.
"Best Friends" Mark Yturralde and Bill Hahler began The Amazing Race 13 believing they had a mental edge in the competition, however following a mental lapse, the pair became the third team to be eliminated from the competition during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker used the Internet to thank his fans for supporting his recovery from injuries suffered in a South Carolina plane crash.
Hollywood actress Cloris Leachman has been named the 2009 grand marshal of the Tournament of Roses festivities, organizers announced Friday.
Jacque Berg, a 25-year-old medical device sales representative from Santa Barbara, CA, feels she just needed to fly under the radar for one more round before putting her gameplan into action to win Survivor: Gabon.
U.S. pop star Britney Spears was filmed for three months for a documentary called "Britney: For the Record" to air on MTV, the network announced Friday.
Actress Nikki Blonsky and TV personality Bianca Golden are offering vastly different accounts regarding their summer brawl at a Caribbean airport.
VH1 is giving Rock of Love with Bret Michaels 2 runner-up Daisy De La Hoya her own shot at love.
America's Next Top Model producers Tyra Banks and Ken Mok have apparently become The CW's reality producers of choice.
Tiffany Pollard is showing off her "New York" attitude.
After ending up on the short-end of a reshuffled Fang tribe, Jacque Berg, a 25-year-old medical device sales representative from Santa Barbara, CA, became the fourth castaway eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
NBC has announced its new Momma's Boy reality series will premiere two weeks later than previously scheduled.
The Hills star Whitney Port is offically hitting The Big Apple.
While the show's judges felt there was little doubt Lauren Brie had the face of a Top Model winner, her lack of an outgoing personality eventually proved to be too much for them to overlook any longer.
After failing to drop any weight at The Biggest Loser: Families' fourth week weigh-in, Orange Team member Ed Brantley, a 31-year-old cook from Raleigh, NC, became the second individual contestant eliminated from reality weight-loss show during last night's broadcast of the conclusion of this week's special two-part fourth episode.
The long wait was apparently worth it for former American Idol finalist and Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Hudson.
'The Girls Next Door's Hugh Hefner confirms Holly Madison breakup
Kellie Pickler's new album is on the charts and in quite a familiar place.
Rocco DiSpirito will live to dance another day.
A&E has announced Rookies, a new Cops-like reality series that will follow law-enforcement officials on the job for the first time, will premiere with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Tuesday, October 21 at 10PM ET/PT.
The Style Network has announced that Ruby, a new reality series that will chronicle a 500-pound woman's attempts to lose weight, will premiere on Sunday, November 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
Despite her cheery image and care-free demeanor, former American Idol finalist Kellie Pickler says she spent last year battling depression and anti-depressant pill reactions that resulted from a series of personal problems.
After apparently being passed on by 19 Management, David Archuleta has signed a management contract with Azoff Management.
Derek Hough's relationship with former Dancing with the Stars partner and current girlfriend Shannon Elizabeth has been going so well that it had led to Hough -- and his band -- moving into the actress's Hollywood Hills home.
Ex-'Meet the Barkers' star Travis Barker: "I'm just thankful to be alive!"
Misty May-Treanor is on the mend.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fourth episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Barring a surprise lawsuit settlement, viewers reportedly may have a long wait before they get to see Project Runway's sixth season.
Taylor Hicks has set a release date for his next album.
Could Kim Kardashian be returning to Dancing with the Stars?
"Princess P" now stands for "Princess Parent," as Paris Bennett gave birth to a baby girl on Monday afternoon in Minneapolis, MN.
Misty May-Treanor has confirmed that she will be unable to continue performing on Dancing with the Stars due to a ruptured Achilles tendon she sustained Friday during the show's practice.
Professional dancer Tony Dovolani has shared his dance floor with soap opera legend Susan Lucci while they dance as a couple in this season's Dancing with the Stars.
Anthony Marotta and Stephanie Kacandes had hoped for their experiences in The Amazing Race to last longer.
ABC may be trying to keep the status of Misty May-Treanor's injury under wraps until tonight's Dancing with the Stars broadcast, however someone apparently forgot to give fellow competitor Brooke Burke the message.
Despite winning the fourth-season of So You Think You Can Dance, Joshua Allen apparently has his eyes set on another career: singing.
"Dating Couple" Anthony Marotta and Stephanie Kacandes' poor performance in The Amazing Race 13's first leg extended into the show's second leg, and as a result, the couple became the second team eliminated from The Amazing Race's thirteenth season during last night's broadcast of the CBS realilty series.
Misty May-Treanor apparently wasn't the only Dancing with the Stars participant that got hurt this weekend.
LaKisha Jones has gotten married.
Misty May-Treanor's continued participation in Dancing with the Stars' seventh season is in question after the Olympic gold medalist beach volleyball player suffered an injury on Friday.
The top 12 finalists from the hit British TV series "X Factor" will record a single to aid a charity that benefits wounded troops, a source says.
"American Idol" singer LaKisha Jones says she is "excited" about her upcoming wedding to financial adviser Larry Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Paloma Soto-Castillo, a 24-year-old student from Downey, CA, had hoped to remain quiet in the initial rounds of Survivor: Gabon before sneaking up in the competition in the later rounds to win the competition.
Country singer Clint Black, comedian Tom Green and former Monster Garage star Jesse James will all reportedly be part of the group of celebrities who will compete for Donald Trump's approval on The Celebrity Apprentice's upcoming second season.
They didn't cast her in the best light at times, but ousted America's Next Top Model contestant Clark Gilmer is standing by accuracy of her portrayal and comments on the The CW reality competition series.
Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner and former Dancing with the Stars champion Helio Castroneves pleaded not guilty to tax evasion and tax fraud charges on Friday.
Paloma Soto-Castillo fell victim to her both tribemates' doubts and the strategy of one of her detractors, and a result, she became the third castaway eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Imprisoned original Survivor winner Richard Hatch may soon have a new bunkmate.
The Tyra Banks Show announced on Thursday that it has created a reality-series-within-a-show named Modelville, which will premiere on the talk show's October 8 broadcast.
Country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been named co-hosts of the upcoming "42nd annual CMA Awards" in Nashville, ABC announced Thursday.
Lifetime has announced Blush: The Search for the Next Great Make-Up Artist, a new Project Runway-like reality competition series that will pit professional make-up artists against each other, will premiere Tuesday, November 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
NBC has announced Momma's Boys, a new Ryan Seacrest-produced reality dating series that will follow three mothers tasked with helping their bachelor sons select the perfect woman, will premiere on Wednesday, October 29 at 9PM ET/PT.
Neal E. Boyd, a 32-year-old insurance-salesman-turned-opera-singer from Sikeston, MO, was revealed to be America's Got Talent's third-season champion during last night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality talent competition.
"I love you Mom -- I know you're at home watching -- I love you so much!" a tearful Boyd shouted after America's Got Talent host Jerry Springer's announcement that home viewers had voted him the show's third-season winner.
According to Jerry Skeabeck, his body was in so much pain during his The Biggest Loser: Families stay that he can't even pinpoint when he suffered the torn hamstring injury that led to his ouster from reality competition.
American Idol runner-up David Archuleta has decided to try his hand at acting.
The fall from the top can be quick -- just ask Clark Gilmer.
Screen Actors Guild's negotiating committee calls for strike vote
Bravo has revealed the identities of the 17 culinary up-and-comers who will compete on Top Chef: New York, which will premiere with a special 90-minute broadcast on Wednesday, November 12 at 10PM ET/PT.
Kim Kardashian's Dancing with the Stars experience didn't end due to a lack of effort. Off the dance floor, at least.
After encountering a new health issue and a twist in the competition's elimination process, Jerry Skeabeck, a 51-year-old police sergeant from Cleveland, OH, became the first individual contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality series' third episode.
Kim Kardashian's potential could only get her so far.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the third episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Holding true to her reputation as someone that's never shy about voicing her opinion, America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne is making it clear who she wants to succeed in tonight's season finale featuring the show's top five acts.