Reality TV Show Update News - November 2008
Brooke Burke used to host a reality show, now she's the champion of one.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.