Reality TV News - November 2005
Two Philadelphia police officers have been arrested and could be fired for attacking a plainclothes officer guarding MTV's "Real World" house.
With a final weight loss figure that represented nearly half his original body weight, Matt Hoover, 28-year-old from Marion, Iowa, was crowned The Biggest Loser's second season winner during last night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality show.
And then there were... still four, as last night's episode of CBS' The Amazing Race: Family Edition followed up last week’s non-elimination leg with a "to be continued" superleg.
NBC announced today that it has ordered The Apprentice 6, a sixth edition of Donald Trump's popular reality series. And having apparently plugged every possible Trump property in the New York tri-state area (you knew they were starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel when last week's The Apprentice 4 episode plugged "Trump Bar," a bar located in Trump Tower), The Apprentice 6 will film in a new location: Los Angeles (or, as NBC more generically terms it, "Southern California.")
"Shut Up And Eat Your Fish Gruel," our episode summary for the eleventh episode of Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh edition of CBS's Survivor series, written by zipperhead, is now available.
"Shenanigans," our episode summary for the tenth episode of NBC's The Apprentice 4, written by Jadis, is now available.
"The Thanksgiving Recraparama," our episode summary for the recap episode of NBC's The Apprentice 4, written by Jadis, is now available.
NBC has picked up a sixth season of "The Apprentice," and will move to the West Coast along with host Donald Trump.
"Spare Change?," our episode summary for the eleventh episode of the second edition of NBC's The Biggest Loser series, written by MTW1961, is now available.
"The Weavers Won't Leave," our episode summary for the ninth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the eighth edition of CBS's The Amazing Race series, written by Breezy, is now available.
Fox announced today that it has reached a deal that will keep American Idol and sharp-tongued judge Simon Cowell on the air for at least three more seasons beyond the smash-hit reality show's upcoming fifth season.
Another day, another Laguna Beach star in the headlines.
E! Entertainment Television announced Monday it has picked up the fourth season of Fox TV's canceled reality show, "The Simple Life."
Rocker Rod Stewart's daughter, Kimberly, has ended her engagement to reality TV star Talan Torriero after only 11 days.
British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber says he'll mount a reality TV search to find a new "Maria" for his London stage revival of "The Sound of Music."
Jessica Simpson's estranged spouse, Nick Lachey, may not be a "Newlywed" any more, but he's about to play one again on TV, it was reported Monday.
Less than two weeks after surprising even their close friends and family members by announcing that they'd become engaged, Laguna Beach teen Talan Torriero and Kimberly Stewart have announced that they have ended their engagement and are no longer dating.
Done in by a bad branding campaign that he'd suggested, Adam Israelov, a 22-year-old risk manager from Atlanta, GA, was sent packing during Thanksgiving night's The Apprentice 4 broadcast, becoming the fourteenth contestant to be fired by Donald Trump.
The new cable TV network, Fox Reality, has bought rerun rights from Bravo to the celeb-reality series "Long Way Round."
British rock spawn Kelly Osbourne says she has been able to put her troubled past behind her since moving from Los Angeles to London.
Sacked for one final loss, Gary Hogeboom, a 47-year-old former NFL quarterback and real estate developer from Grand Haven, Michigan, was voted out of Survivor: Guatemala during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
The British copyright case filed by "Pop Idol's" Simon Fuller against "The X Factor's" Simon Cowell was delayed Thursday amid talks of a settlement.
The stars of MTV's "Newlyweds" -- Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey -- appear headed toward "Divorce Court."
A man who claims he created "Project Runway" has filed suit in Los Angeles against Heidi Klum, Elizabeth Hurley and Greenlight Productions.
The romantic adventures of Christopher "Peter Brady" Knight and "America's Top Model" winner Adrianne Curry will continue a second season on VH1.
After taking a disastrous scenic route through Utah and being yielded, The Amazing Race: Family Edition's Weaver family finished in last place during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show. But although the underwhelmed underdogs appeared unable to muster any enthusiasm about their good fortune, the family was not eliminated when Race host Phil Keoghan revealed that the remaining teams had just completed one of the show's non-elimination legs.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the eleventh episode of Survivor: Guatemala is now available.
NBC announced today that it has renewed The Biggest Loser, its hit weight-loss reality series, for a third season.
"'Prats & Prejudice' by Miss Jane Austin," our episode summary for the tenth episode of Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh edition of CBS's Survivor series, written by Skiver, is now available.
"Texas Justice," our episode summary for the twenty-second episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by batts, is now available.
Reality TV's Rob Mariano, aka "Boston Rob" made his debut Tuesday morning on CBS' "The Early Show."
Singer Lionel Richie says his TV and film star daughter, Nicole, is losing weight due to stress not illness.
The Miss Universe Organization Tuesday said its 2006 Miss USA pageant would be conducted in Baltimore for the second consecutive year.
Shares in Dutch reality show producer Endemol, source of "Fear Factor" and "Big Brother," began trading Tuesday on Amsterdam's stock market.
A BBC TV show teaching women dog training techniques to bring their husbands under control has created a firestorm among viewers.
An Oklahoma man is suing the producers of ABC TV's "Wife Swap" for sending a gay man to live with his family as his half of the swap.
Survivor host Jeff Probst apparently isn't the only well known reality TV personality who may be leaving his long-running reality series after its next edition. According to The New York Times, American Idol's upcoming fifth edition might also mark Simon Cowell's last season as one of the show's judges.
"The Dukes of Hazzard" star Jessica Simpson is on deck to star with Dane Cook in Lions Gates' new comedy, "Employee of the Month."
UPN has announced that it will broadcast the season finale of the fifth edition of its America's Next Top Model series on Wednesday, December 7 at 8PM ET/PT. But once the finale ends, that won't be the last time that viewers will see this season's girls -- the following week, UPN will air America's Next Top Model: The Cycle 5 Reunion, a one-hour reunion of all the fifth season's contestants.
Former Paris Hilton best friend and "The Simple Life" co-star Nicole Richie says she once gifted the hotel heiress with a pet rat named Tori Spellng.
NBC has chosen the week before Christmas to roll out its new game show "Deal or No Deal," it was announced Friday.
Done in by his own unrelenting paranoia, Jamie Newton, a 24-year-old water ski instructor originally from Douglas, Georgia, was voted out of Survivor: Guatemala during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
"The 'Paparazzi' Episode," our episode summary for the ninth episode of the fifth edition of UPN's America's Next Top Model, written by Isabelle Murray, is now available.
After demonstrating that he was just as incapable of working with his new Apprentice team as his old team, Clay Lee, a 28-year-old realtor from College Station, Texas, was sent packing during last night's The Apprentice 4 broadcast, becoming the thirteenth contestant to be fired by Donald Trump.
"For Want Of A Big Pussy (Another Adventure In Rough Paraphrase)," our episode summary for the ninth episode of NBC's The Apprentice: Martha Stewart, written by Estee, is now available.
"Two Pounds and Nine Brownies," our episode summary for the tenth episode of the second edition of NBC's The Biggest Loser series, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
Silly ABC. One day after announcing that the upcoming eighth edition of its The Bachelor reality series would premiere on January 9 but the identity of the currently-filming show's bachelor was still a secret, the network has revealed the identity of the show's star.
Laguna Beach teen Talan Torriero has announced that he's gotten engaged to Kimberly Stewart, the 26-year-old daughter of Rod Stewart who recently made headlines as Paris Hilton's would-be The Simple Life replacement for ex-best friend Nicole Richie.
A New York jury consulting firm is suing Martha Stewart for non-payment of her bill for its services during her federal trial last year.
Pink Floyd, The Who, New Order John Peel, Jimi Hendrix, The Eurythmics and Black Sabbath have all be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame.
Deemed to have a personality too outrageous for a professional model (is such a thing really possible?), Lisa, a 24-year-old assistant wardrobe stylist from Los Angeles, became the eighth girl eliminated from the fifth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's UPN broadcast.
So much for those theories that Survivor was going to be hurt hard by ABC, The WB, and UPN's aggressive attempts to grab a share of the Thursday night television viewership pie.
The HBO reality show documenting the exploits of a reputed New York mobster awaiting trial on racketeering charges will go on as planned.
ABC has announced that the eighth edition of its long-running The Bachelor reality dating series will premiere Monday, January 9. But rather than airing in the 8PM ET/PT time period that ABC had originally announced when it first revealed its plans to delay its next edition of the reality franchise until midseason, The Bachelor 8 will now air at 10PM ET/PT.
Chicago's Jennifer Hudson has reportedly landed the role of Effie White in the big screen version of the Broadway hit "Dreamgirls."
Former "In Living Color" Fly Girl Jennifer Lopez is reportedly working on a dancing reality show for MTV.
Don't look now, but after getting off to a rocky start this fall, it looks like Donald Trump might be beginning to get some of his Apprentice ratings mojo back.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the tenth episode of Survivor: Guatemala is now available.
Last week's broadcast of The Biggest Loser 2's ninth episode scored the NBC reality show's best ratings performance of the season, setting season highs in both total viewers and the Adults 18-49 demographic.
In a non-news "scoop" that would appear to represent the very definition of a "slow news day," The Hollywood Reporter "reported" Monday that according to its sources at NBC, the network will not be renewing Martha Stewart's struggling The Apprentice: Martha Stewart for a second season.
Talk show host Tyra Banks says one of the reasons she quit modeling was to escape the shadow of supermodel Naomi Campbell.
Former "Dog Eat Dog" hostess and "North Shore" star Brooke Burns suffered a fractured neck in a diving accident, but is expected to fully recover.
Donald Trump Jr. has married fashion model Vanessa Haydon at his father's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla.
Former football star Jerry Rice, Robert Wagner, Lisa Rinna and Drew Lachey will be among the competitors on ABC's next "Dancing With the Stars."
NBC reportedly has a not-so subtle message for The Apprentice 4 contestants who are upset about their appearance on the Donald Trump reality show: shut up or we'll sue you.
MTV has announced that it has picked up The Hills, a new Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County spinoff series that will follow Laguna star Lauren Conrad.
NBC has canceled "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart," it was announced Monday.
"You Hurt My Widdle Feewings," our episode summary for the ninth episode of Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh edition of CBS's Survivor series, written by GuessItRains, is now available.
"This Is A Collect Call," our episode summary for the twenty-first episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"It’s a Family Show!," our episode summary for the eighth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the eighth edition of CBS's The Amazing Race series, written by Cygnus X1, is now available.
"Fear and Loathing in Phoenix," our episode summary for the seventh episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the eighth edition of CBS's The Amazing Race series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"Winners, Losers, and Gainers," our episode summary for the ninth episode of the second edition of NBC's The Biggest Loser series, written by MTW1961, is now available.
A former judge from Britain's "Pop Idol" talent competition has denounced the popular TV show as "fake."
An HBO reality show starring a reputed mobster is generating more than just watercooler talk among federal law officials.
The second victim of Survivor: Guatemala's post-merge pagonging, Bobby Jon Drinkard, a 28-year-old waiter who had also previously competed on last season's Survivor: Palau, was voted out of Survivor during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
For the second time this season, Donald Trump fired multiple candidates after a The Apprentice 4 team lost a task. This time, it was Brian Mandelbaum, a 23-year-old New York City print company executive who lead his team to defeat due to poor time management, and Marshawn Evans a 26-year-old Atlanta law school graduate who backed out of her assigned task at the last minute.
Presumably reacting to Cassandra Whitehead's earlier decision to voluntarily quit the competition, the fifth edition of America's Next Top Model eliminated no one during Wednesday night's broadcast of the UPN reality show.
Bravo has announced that Katie Lee Joel, the 24-year-old new trophy wife of 56-year-old music icon Billy Joel, will serve as the host of its new upcoming Top Chef reality series.
Real Estate mogul and TV star Donald Trump is demanding a total recall of Timothy O'Brien's book "TrumpNation" and a public correction and apology.
Queensland Premier Peter Beattie wants "Australian Idol" to bring back Dan England, saying he may have been unfairly voted off during the time change.
Finally free to speak with the media now that he was fired in last week's broadcast of NBC's The Apprentice 4, Markus Garrison has gone on the warpath over what he considers to be "intentionally libelous" editing that has "decimated" his reputation.
MTV has ordered a second season of its hip-hop reality show, "Run's House," it was reported Wednesday.
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton and her latest squeeze, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos, followed a late night of partying with a car crash Wednesday.
Comedy Central Wednesday gave a third season to the animated reality parody "Drawn Together."
The Paolo family fell from first to worst during last night's special two-hour edition of The Amazing Race: Family Edition, resulting in the bickering New Yorkers becoming the sixth team to be eliminated from the CBS reality show.
CBS announced Tuesday that it that it has ordered two more editions of Survivor for broadcast during the 2006-2007 television season. The two new editions will represent the thirteenth and fourteen editions of the long-running CBS reality series.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the ninth episode of Survivor: Guatemala is now available.
"Is Anyone Still Watching This Anyways?," our episode summary for the eighth episode of Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh edition of CBS's Survivor series, written by Draco Malfoy, is now available.
"Today's Topic: All About Sex with Yo-yos," our episode summary for the seventh episode of NBC's The Apprentice 4, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell says he only remembers one contestant out of the thousands who auditioned for the Fox TV hit's upcoming season.
CBS has announced that Survivor: Guatemala's finale episode will air on Sunday, December 11 instead of its regular Thursday evening time period.
NBC has announced that The Apprentice: Martha Stewart will end with a two-hour live finale broadcast on Wednesday, December 21 at 8PM ET/PT.
MTV Monday announced the season two finale of "Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County" will air without commercial interruption.
"The Red Bean Baby Blues," our episode summary for the sixth episode of The Amazing Race: Family Edition, the eighth edition of CBS's The Amazing Race series, written by Silvergirl1, is now available.
"A Change of Venue Changes Nothing," our episode summary for the twentieth episode of MTV's The Real World: Austin series, written by LibraRising, is now available.
"Makeovers, Photoshoots, and Family Visits, Oh My!," our episode summary for the eighth episode of the second edition of NBC's The Biggest Loser series, written by volsfan, is now available.
Taped footage of U.S. singer Ashlee Simpson behaving badly at a Toronto McDonald's has been aired on CTV's "E Talk Daily."
MTV has given the go-ahead to a new series called "Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up."
The first victim of Survivor: Guatemala's post-merge pagonging, Brandon Bellinger, a 22-year-old farmer/rancher from Manhattan, Kansas, was voted out of Survivor during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Sonny and Cher's daughter, Chastity Bono, will be among the heavyweights battling the bulge during the third season of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club."
NBC Thursday ordered six more episodes of Amy Grant's Friday night reality show, "Three Wishes."
And to think former The Apprentice villainess Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth thought she had it bad when The Surreal Life 5 roommate Janice Dickinson started waving a butcher knife at her -- now she has someone that she claims to have never even met threatening to shoot her.
Singer, actress and reality TV star Jessica Simpson says all the rumors swirling about her marriage to Nick Lachey sent her to a therapist.
Red turned out to be a bad color for the Gaghan family, as a poor Roadblock performance in Costa Rica led to their elimination in the sixth leg of The Amazing Race: Family Edition.
The Best Cleavage in the entertainment world belongs to singer Jessica Simpson, an In Touch Weeky poll concluded.
Martha Stewart has been making up for lost time in the months since she finished her sentence for lying to a grand jury about a stock sale.
"Have We Merged Yet?," our episode summary for the seventh episode of Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh edition of CBS's Survivor series, written by Jims02, is now available.
NBC has announced that Fear Factor will end its fall hiatus and return to the network's regular programming lineup beginning December 6. Fear Factor will take over the Tuesday 8PM ET/PT time period that is presently occupied by The Biggest Loser, the weight loss reality show that is currently midway through the broadcast of its second season.
Martha Stewart fires back at Donald Trump, says her 'Apprentice' ratings are "damn good," blames overexposureNovember 1, 2005
Martha Stewart has taken off her white gloves and fired back at Donald Trump's public badmouthing the domestic diva's The Apprentice spin-off series (perhaps Apprentice producer Mark Burnett should schedule the pair for an appearance on his The Contender reality boxing series.)