Reality TV News - November 2008
U.S. pop star Britney Spears will not only appear on the British TV series "The X Factor" Saturday, but will serve as the episode's theme, a contestant says.
Despite what would seem to be an obvious scheduling conflict with American Idol, Paula Abdul is reportedly ready to compete on Dancing with the Stars' upcoming spring edition.
Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is denying author Sarah Symonds' claims that he had a longstanding extramarital affair with her.
'Hills' stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's wedding not yet legal
The 20-year-old boyfriend of pro wrestler-actor Hulk Hogan's estranged wife has requested a restraining order against Hogan in a Florida court.
Audrina Patridge said she's ready to leave The Hills for her own reality show that would show viewers who her true friends really are.
Brooke Burke used to host a reality show, now she's the champion of one.
Friends and family may not have been informed of Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt's "surprise" wedding last week, but The Hills' production crew apparently received their invitations in the nick of time.
Newly crowned Dancing with the Stars champion Brooke Burke apparently considers her victory to be a family affair -- at least when it comes to where she plans to store her newly acquired mirror ball trophy.
NBC has announced The Biggest Loser: Couples' second edition -- which is also the reality weight-loss competition's seventh overall edition -- will premiere Tuesday, January 6 at 8PM ET/PT.
NBC has announced Superstars of Dance, a new dance-themed reality competition series from American Idol creator Simon Fuller and former Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, will premiere on Sunday, January 4 at 9PM ET/PT.
Former NFL star Warren Sapp may have retired from football, but he apparently didn't leave all of his aggression on the field.
NBC has announced Howie Do It, a new hidden-camera series starring Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel, will premiere Friday, January 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
David Cook's self-titled debut album dropped at No. 3 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart after selling 280,000 copies during its initial week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan data for the week ending November 23.
The American Idol seventh-season champ's first-week debut album sales were significantly higher than that of Idol sixth-season champion Jordin Sparks -- whose self-titled debut sold 119,000 copies and dropped at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 in its first week of release last November.
Last week's decision by Amy Cremen, a 26-year-old purchasing department representative from Auburn Hills, MI., to remain "Blue True" and save Blue team teammate Vicky Vilcan from elimination turned out to be quite a costly one.
Are 'The Hills' stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt really married?
Former Rock Star host Brooke Burke and professional partner Derek Hough lived up to their billing as the couple to beat on Dancing with the Stars, receiving a combined score of 58 out of 60 during Monday night's performance prelude to the ABC dance competition's season finale on Tuesday.
Analeigh Tipton may have been viewed as one of the more cutesy and positive-minded girls while she was a contestant on America's Next Top Model, however she was rather blunt when it came to assessing her feelings following her elimination.
Julianne Hough's recent announcement that she is leaving Dancing with the Stars is getting low scores from a couple of her soon-to-be former fellow professional dancers.
The Hills stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt have revealed that they secretly eloped and got married while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico last week.
If Brooke Burke can't capture Dancing with the Stars' seventh-season title than she'd like to see Lance Bass win.
Steven Seagal is apparently set to star in a one-man version of Armed & Famous.
Excessive drinking was apparently one of the factors that contributed to last year's break-up of now-reunited seventh-season The Bachelor couple Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice.
Tony Robbins will reportedly help empower people via a new reality series.
MTV has announced A Double Shot at Love -- the third season of its A Shot at Love reality dating series -- will premiere Tuesday, December 9 at 10PM ET/PT.
Former American Idol finalists Carrie Underwood and Chris Daughtry didn't achieve perfection as they did in 2007, but they both still came away as winners at last night's 2008 American Music Awards ceremony -- as did sixth-season Idol champion Jordin Sparks.
After finishing as America's Next Top Model's runner-up, it would be easy to have sour grapes and focus on thinking about what could have been. But not if you're Samantha Potter apparently.
Not much has gone the way of "Fraternity Brothers" Andrew Lappitt and Dan Honig recently, as costly mistakes and some bad fortune have relegated them to the back of the back during the recent legs of The Amazing Race 13.
U.S. actor-professional wrestler Hulk Hogan's estranged wife, Linda Bollea, says she needs more than the $40,000-a-month payments she receives.
Rocker Travis Barker has filed a lawsuit, blaming the South Carolina jet crash he was in two months ago on the aircraft's pilots and equipment.
If Randy Bailey, a 49-year-old videographer from Eagle Rock, MO, did nothing else, he made his exit from Survivor: Gabon a memorable one. After making it through 30 days in Gabon, Bailey had seemed to find a way to adapt his prickly personality to the game and find success.
Julianne Hough admits her growing music career is behind her decision to skip Dancing with the Stars' next season.
The science behind demolishing structures will reportedly be the focus of a new reality series.
A contestant on NBC's upcoming Momma's Boy reality dating show is reportedly worried for her safety due to racially insensitive comments she makes in the show's premiere.
After 30 days of causing general drama -- both intentionally and not -- to his tribemates, a gaffe by Randy Bailey, a 49-year-old videographer from Eagle Rock, MO, and another castaway's desire to make a fool of him led to his becoming the eleventh castaway eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast on CBS.
Newly-revealed America's Next Top Model winner Brittany "McKey" Sullivan says she felt confident as entered the season's final judging panel. However, the reason for her confidence was a bit unconventional, to say the least.
This fall's Dancing with the Stars competition may have been Julianne Hough's last.
The athletic figure and unique poses of Brittany "McKey" Sullivan, a 19-year-old student from Lake Forest, IL, are now the qualities of America's Next Top Model's eleventh-season champion.
At least one of the show's remaining contestants isn't upset about the fact that Julianne Hough and her celebrity partner Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley were eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' seventh-season competition on Tuesday night.
Food Network rehires disgraced 'Dinner Impossible' chef Robert Irvine
TLC has announced it has ordered Toddlers and Tiaras, a new reality series that will go behind-the-scenes of child beauty pageants by profiling its pint-sized participants and their parents.
The Osbourne family is reportedly adding a new member.
While many may have been surprised by the elimination of Coleen Skeabeck, a 23-year-old receptionist from Cleveland, OH, from last night's episode of NBC's The Biggest Loser: Families, don't count her as one of them.
Dancing with the Stars professional Julianne Hough said she had a feeling last night's seventh-season results show might be the final one for her and celebrity partner Cody Linley -- however she wasn't sure why.
Kathy Griffin has confirmed that Bravo will continue to be the home for her Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List reality series.
Although newly ousted Dancing with the Stars contestant Cody Linley admits he developed a strong friendship with professional partner Julianne Hough while they competed on the show, he insists he's not "in love" with her.
David Archuleta's self-titled debut album dropped at No. 2 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart after selling 183,000 copies during its initial week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan data for the week ending November 16.
Despite the return of his professional partner to the competition, Hannah Montana actor Cody Linley and Julianne Hough became the tenth couple to be eliminated from the reality dance competition during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
After a madcap week that featured the return of the 80's, a heated feud amongst two Blue team members and several emotional highs and lows, Coleen Skeabeck became the sixth individual competitor eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families during last night's broadcast on NBC.
"I wouldn't trade this experience for anything and I'm so thankful for this," Coleen, a 23-year-old receptionist from Cleveland, OH, said following her elimination. "It is the greatest gift that I have been handed in my life.... It just shows you that you really have to live each day to its fullest and really take advantage of every single thing you can in life, and to never, never let life pass you by because that's what I was doing for so long."
U.S. pop star Britney Spears says her life is devoid of passion and excitement since a court gave her father and a lawyer control over her interests.
Former "Dancing with the Stars" contestants Melanie Brown and Kelly Monaco have agreed to headline a modern burlesque show in Las Vegas, Base Entertainment said.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the tenth episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Food Network has announced Ultimate Recipe Showdown's second season will premiere Sunday, January 4 at 9PM ET/PT.
Food Network has announced Chopped, a new reality competition series hosted by former Queer Eye food and wine expert Ted Allen, will premiere Tuesday, January 13 at 10PM ET/PT.
Food Network has announced Will Work for Food, a new reality series hosted by former The Next Food Network Star fourth-season finalist Adam Gertler, will premiere Monday, January 19 at 8:30PM ET/PT.
Former Survivor: Gabon castaway Ace Gordon may not be the most honest gameplayer -- or the most charming drinker -- but according to the owner of the bar he was arrested at on Sunday following a bar brawl, he doesn't hit women.
Seventh-season The Bachelor couple Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice are apparently considering taking their recently announced reconciliation to the next step: living together.
Cloris Leachman may have danced herself to the doctor's office last week, but it apparently wasn't for anything serious.
American Idol judge Simon Cowell and Extra correspondent Terri Seymour are setting the record straight: Cowell didn't give Seymour $9 million prior to their breakup.
It's just another week and just another legal settlement for former Laguna Beach bad boy Jason Wahler.
Khloe Kardashian has finally paid her dues to society.
Cody Linley won't be the only Hannah Montana star to appear on the Dancing with the Stars stage this season.
"Newly Dating Couple" Terence Gerchberg and Sarah Leshner were most likely the most athletic couple, -- and perhaps the most argumentative one as well -- during their time on The Amazing Race 13 and had always seemed to find a way to bounce back from their race mistakes.
Mary Delgado has reportedly been arrested for the second time in less than a year.
Isis King's America's Next Top Model journey will apparently have a happy ending after all.
The Hills has been renewed for a fifth season, according to Audrina Patridge.
An unlucky twist after a risky decision to attempt a Fast Forward challenge proved to be too much for "Newly Dating Couple" Terence Gerchberg and Sarah Leshner to overcome during last night's broadcast of The Amazing Race 13, resulting in the couple becoming the seventh team to be eliminated from the CBS reality competition.
First Joan Rivers spilled the beans about competing on The Celebrity Apprentice's upcoming second season, and now she's disclosed that her daughter Melissa Rivers makes it to one of the competition's final boardroom sessions.
Paula Abdul has denied yet another rumor that she's leaving American Idol.
Survivor: Gabon's "snake" is causing trouble in more places that just Gabon.
Helio Castroneves apparently lost a motion to postpone the start of his trial and his lawyer all in the same day.
NBC has announced it's ordered Superstar Dancers of the World, a new dance-themed reality competition series from American Idol creator Simon Fuller and former Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
Sig Hansen, a star on the TV series "Deadliest Catch," is responsible for injuries suffered by a man during a party in Seattle, a lawsuit alleges.
Charlie Herschel, a 29-year-old lawyer from New York, NY, had no idea he was going home. After making it through the first eight episodes of Survivor: Gabon with only brief moments of drama as a member of the season's previously dominant "onion alliance," Charlie thought he was in pretty good shape heading into the competition's stretch run.
Ex-'Idol' Jennifer Hudson thanks fans for support, to appear in new ad
Marjorie Conrad, a 19-year-old student from San Francisco, CA, seemingly could not go to one judges' panel without hearing about her nerves and jittery personality. However, following her elimination from America's Next Top Model on Wednesday, Conrad doesn't think that her persona is as one sided as the show portrayed.
According to her brother and a friend, Paula Goodspeed, the 30-year-old Paula Abdul fanatic and former fifth-season American Idol hopeful who was found dead in her car near Abdul's Sherman Oaks, CA home on Tuesday, wasn't stalking the Idol judge.
Only days after the elimination of his closest ally by a blindside vote, Charlie Herschel, a 29-year-old lawyer from New York, NY, fell victim to the same fate and became the tenth castaway eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during last night's broadcast on CBS.
"This is a disaster. I 100% did not see this coming, but what can you do at this point," Charlie said following his elimination. "I didn't think [I would] make it past the first [Tribal Council], so to make it this far is amazing. If I'm gonna leave Survivor I'm glad it was a blindside. I'm thankful [Marcus Lehman] is in the jury though, that is my saving grace."
Former American Idol finalist Josh Gracin now has enough children to field a family quartet.
New details are emerging detailing 30-year-old Paula Goodspeed only hours after the Paula Abdul fanatic and former fifth-season American Idol hopeful was found dead in her car near the American Idol judge's Sherman Oaks, CA home.
Former The Real World: New Orleans contestant Kelley Limp is expecting her first child with husband Scott Wolf.
Recently departed American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe likes Kara DioGuardi. However, what he doesn't like is her new position as the fourth judge on his former show.
While couples from ABC's The Bachelor had surely seen their share of breakups throughout the show's history, there has never been a serious reconciliation among the bunch. Until now.
Ever since first arriving at the America's Next Top Model house, the reputation of Marjorie, a 19-year-old student from San Francisco, CA, was that of a girl with a great potential to become a model if she could overcome her nerves.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the ninth episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Paula Goodspeed, a 30-year-old former American Idol auditioneer and Paula Abdul fan, was found dead in her car nearby the American Idol judge's house on Tuesday evening.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist track star Maurice Greene may have become a proficient dancer during his tenure on Dancing with the Stars, but don't expect him to explain how the show's judges had decided whether or not he was off his game at any given time.
Maurice Greene may have won at the Olympics, but the two-time Olympic gold medalist track star and his partner Cheryl Burke had to settle for fifth-place on Dancing with the Stars as they became the ninth couple eliminated from the reality dance competition's seventh season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
A sub-par weight loss combined with the sudden betrayal of an ally proved to be too much for Brady Vilcan, a 36-year-old pharmacist from Houma, LA, to overcome, resulting in him becoming eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Families during last night's broadcast on NBC.
'American Idol' winner David Cook: Debut CD comes out 'guns blazing'
Elina Ivanova has a bone to pick with America's Next Top Model's judges. After constant criticism for her lack expressiveness and tendency to control her emotions during her shoots, Ivanova fell short of accusing the judges of playing favorites, but still was clear in her opinion of them.
SOAPnet has announced that it has ordered ten one-hour episodes of Southern Belles, a new The Real Housewives-like docu-reality series that will follow the professional and romantic lives of five single, modern Southern women in their twenties and thirties.
A&E Network has announced that it will premiere the sixth season of Intervention, a docu-reality series that profiles people across the country who are struggling with addictions, on Monday, December 15 at 9PM ET/PT.
Similar to the show's previous seasons, each sixth-season Intervention episode will follow the life of an addict and give viewers an inside look at the impact addictions have on everyday life.
Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are apparently taking a break from The Hills to learn How I Met Your Mother.
They may be keeping it quiet, but Carrie Underwood and Travis Stork are apparently indeed an item.
"Divorcees" Kelly Crabb and Christy Cook made their share of mistakes in the early legs of The Amazing Race 13, but had developed a knack for finding their way out trouble every single time.
Helio Castroneves won't be able to waltz his way out of this one.
Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi said she's glad the series filmed its upcoming fifth season in "The City That Never Sleeps."
CMT announced it has renewed Gone Country for a third season which will debut in January 2009 and also revealed the identities of the seven celebrities who will head to Nashville and compete for the chance to record and release a country song.
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board Monday ruled that a person of interest in the triple homicide of Jennifer Hudson's family must stay behind bars.
"Divorcees" Kelly Crabb and Christy Cook's ongoing mental lapses finally became too much for them to overcome during The Amazing Race 13's seventh leg, causing the women to become the sixth team eliminated from the competition during last nigh's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
FX Network has reportedly canceled the only original reality series it has aired in the last two years.
Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law, suspected of killing three family members, appears before an Illinois parole board Monday to seek his freedom, officials say.
All that Marcus Lehman, a 28-year-old doctor from Atlanta, GA, needed was the merge. After coasting through the first seven episodes of Survivor: Gabon in the dominant Kota tribe, Lehman had secured enough allies to make it far into the competition with little resistance.
Fresh from his breakup with longtime girlfriend Terri Seymour, American Idol judge Simon Cowell is -- as per usual -- speaking his mind.
Marcus Lehman, a 28-year-old doctor from Atlanta, GA, thought he had numbers on his side with his powerful Kota tribe's members as his allies. However, a second tribal shakeup coupled with a weak ally proved to be too much for Marcus to overcome and caused his to become the ninth castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Gabon -- and its first jury member -- during last night's broadcast on CBS.
Jason Wahler continues to pay the monetary price for past mistakes.
Fox has announced American Idol's eighth season will premiere over the course of two consecutive nights on Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14, with both two-hour broadcasts beginning at 8PM ET/PT.
'The Girls Next Door' co-star Kendra Wilkinson engaged to NFL player
Fox has announced Hell's Kitchen's fifth season will finally premiere on Thursday, January 29 at 9PM ET/PT.
American Idol judge Simon Cowell may be rude to some of the contestants on his reality shows, but he reportedly sure is nice to his ex-girlfriends.
Jason Wahler's alleged altercation with a tow-truck driver will leave his wallet a little lighter.
All My Children star Susan Lucci says she is anything but disappointed by her elimination from Dancing with the Stars'.
A "night of firsts" that included Dancing with the Stars' first-ever judged group performance proved to be the downfall of All My Children actress Susan Lucci and her professional partner Tony Dovolani as they became the eighth couple eliminated from the reality dance competition's seventh season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
After three seasons, Survivorman star Les Stroud is apparently all survival'd out.
Nathan Thomas, a 30-year-old currently residing in New York City, was revealed to be Top Design's second season champion during last night's finale of the Bravo interior design competition series.
After falling into her third bottom two in as many weeks and failing to follow the judges' suggestions that she show more emotion, Elina Ivanova, an unemployed 19-year-old from Seattle, WA, became the tenth girl to be eliminated from America's Next Top Model's eleventh season during last night's broadcast of the CW reality series.
David Archuleta set to move beyond 'American Idol' with debut album
Discovery Channel announced it has ordered Wreckreation Nation, a new reality series hosted by former Last Comic Standing finalist Dave Mordal.
ABC has confirmed that The Bachelor's thirteenth edition -- which the network had previously planned to air in the same Mondays at 10PM ET/PT time period that the reality dating show's last two editions had aired in -- will premiere on Monday, January 5 at 8PM ET/PT with a special two-hour broadcast.
Former 'Breaking Bonaduce' star Danny Bonaduce finalizes divorce
Celebrities and professionals featured on both past and current editions of ABC's Dancing with the Stars will soon be waltzing to a city near you, as the winter tour dates and locations for the fourth season of Dancing with the Stars - The Tour have been announced.
A&E announced it has ordered Keyshawn Johnson: Tackling Design, a new reality series that will follow the former NFL star as he tests his skills as an interior designer.
Rush Propst is apparently making the most of a second chance.
ABC has announced that True Beauty, America's Next Top Model producer Tyra Banks and Beauty and the Geek producer Ashton Kutcher's new twist on beauty pageant competitions, will premiere on Monday, January 5 at 10PM ET/PT.
A&E has announced it has renewed Sell This House for a seventh season.
Dancing with the Stars professional Julianne Hough has reiterated her brother Derek Hough's recent comments that she may not be back dancing with Hannah Montana star Cody Linley -- assuming he manages to survive tonight's results show broadcast -- next week.
American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr. may need to hire some additional security for his custom motorcycle company.
Former Laguna Beach star Jason Wahler may admit to having loose lips, but he doesn't think that he's a fighter.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the eighth episode of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
Fox has revealed the identities of the wealthy Americans who will be participating on Secret Millionaire, a new reality series that will follow the millionaires as they leave their lavish lifestyles to learn what it's like to survive in impoverished neighborhoods.
BBC receives over 500 complaints about 'Top Gear' prostitute joke
According to The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, DeAnna Pappas broke-up with Jesse Csincsak because she found a new love: the bright lights of Hollywood.
Julianne Hough is probably still at least another week away from returning to Dancing with the Stars -- at least according to her brother and fellow dance professional Derek Hough.
As America races out to cast their votes on Election Day, don't expect any political advice from Carrie Underwood.
A private funeral was held at a Chicago church Monday for three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson's family.
Jesse Csincsak claims DeAnna Pappas not only broke his heart, but also an agreement that they would announce their break-up together.
Jesse Csincsak is blaming fourth-season The Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas for the end of their romantic relationship.
If American Idol has a blues night next season, they can dedicate it to Simon Cowell.
CBS is getting back in business with The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss.
The Bachelorette couple DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak are no more. Pappas has revealed that she has broken-up with Csincsak.
The "Separated Couple" of Ken and Tina Greene were the last team to arrive at The Amazing Race 13's sixth Pit Stop, however instead of being eliminated the couple discovered that the leg was the race's first non-elimination leg.
About 100 people attended a private memorial service for Jennifer Hudson's slain mother, brother and nephew Sunday, the Chicago Tribune said.
Sheena Satana, a 21-year-old hostess/go-go dancer from Honolulu, HI who currently resides in Harlem, NY, was always aware of the tensions filling the America's Next Top Model house -- mostly because she appeared to always be embroiled in some type of conflict.
Make Me a Supermodel host Niki Taylor and her NASCAR husband Burney Lamar have announced they are expecting their first child.
First season The Amazing Race contestant Margaretta Groark passed away following a three-year battle with cancer and pulmonary fibrosis on October 26.
Preparations were under way Sunday for a memorial service in Chicago for the slain mother, brother and nephew of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson.