Reality TV News - November 2009
Nathaniel "The Big Easy" Lofton claims he correctly unscrambled the letters to spell "Franz" during a Roadblock task but was so confused by that point that he couldn't keep track of if he had already guessed it as an answer or not.
Potential The Real Housewives of D.C. cast members Michaele and Tareq Salahi have denied that they are seeking a six-figure payment for an interview about how they were able to attend last Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House without an invite.
Herbert "Flight Time" Lang and Nathaniel "The Big Easy" Lofton decided to take a four-hour penalty when Big Easy was unable to complete a Roadblock task, and it eventually ended The Amazing Race journey for the Harlem Globetrotter teammates.
David Hasselhoff is back home after being hospitalized over the weekend.
CBS isn't commenting, but Big Brother lovebirds Jordan Lloyd and Jeff Schroeder are apparently competing on The Amazing Race's sixteenth season.
Jon Gosselin apparently ended up changing his Thanksgiving plans again.
Potential The Real Housewives of D.C. cast members Michaele and Tareq Salahi are apparently attempting to cash in on their story of how they crashed last week's state dinner at the White House.
'Britain's Got Talent' star Susan Boyle's album debuts atop U.K. chart
David Hasselhoff is reportedly back in the hospital.
WE tv has announced Little Miss Perfect's second season will premiere Wednesday, January 13 at 10PM ET/PT.
Potential The Real Housewives of D.C. cast members Michaele and Tareq Salahi may face criminal charges for allegedly crashing Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House.
TV Land has announced the third season of its High School Reunion revival will premiere on Wednesday, January 13 at 10PM ET/PT.
Bravo has confirmed that Michaele and Tareq Salahi are being considered as The Real Housewives of D.C. cast members but added neither the network nor show's production company had any knowledge they were crashing Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House.
Mia Michaels has reiterated that a return to reality television is definitely in her future.
Karen Hauer and Victor Smalley became the next two finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's sixth season during Wednesday night's live results show on Fox.
MTV has defended its upcoming Jersey Shore reality series after a national service organization expressed anger at the way it would portray Italian-Americans.
Erik Chopin has received another opportunity to shed his unwanted weight.
Two reported stars of Bravo's new The Real Housewives of D.C. reality series have raised some safety concerns by crashing a White House state dinner.
Allen Smith said he was "a little surprised" when Amanda Arlauskas cast the deciding vote against him during last night's The Biggest Loser elimination ceremony since he knows she's a strategic player like himself.
Kris Allen's self-titled debut album dropped at No. 11 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart after selling only 80,000 copies during its initial week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan data for the week ending November 22.
A&E has announced Dog the Bounty Hunter's sixth season will premiere on Wednesday, December 2 at 9PM ET/PT.
Entertainer Donny Osmond and his partner Kym Johnson were crowned Dancing with the Stars' ninth-season ballroom champions during last night's live finale results show on ABC.
Adam Lambert claims he had "no clue" that his performance during Sunday night's live American Music Awards broadcast on ABC would cause so much controversy, but is reiterating previous comments that he's not sorry for it.
Allen Smith became the twelfth contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser's eighth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition.
Fox has announced American Idol's ninth season will premiere over the course of two consecutive nights with a two-hour broadcast on Tuesday, January 12 at 8PM ET/PT and a one-hour broadcast on Wednesday, January 13 at 8PM ET/PT.
To say Donny Osmond was excited to win Dancing with the Stars' ninth season would be an understatement.
Fox has announced Our Little Genius, a new Mark Burnett-produced game show that will challenge child geniuses with difficult questions for an opportunity to win money for their families, will premiere Wednesday, January 13 at 9PM ET/PT.
Fox has announced Kitchen Nightmares' third season will premiere Friday, January 29 at 9PM ET/PT.
ABC has decided to cancel Adam Lambert's scheduled appearance on Wednesday's Good Morning America after the American Idol eighth-season runner-up sparked controversy with his performance at the conclusion of Sunday night's live American Music Awards broadcast on the network.
A new MTV reality series that refers to Italian-Americans as "Guidos" isn't going over so well with some New Jersey residents.
Kate Gosselin claims she "never had a clear picture" for how Jon & Kate Plus 8 would end, however she feels Monday night's finale of the TLC reality series came "too soon."
Singer Mya and her professional partner Dmitry Chaplin cemented their standing as the couple to beat during last night's final Dancing with the Stars ninth-season performance show on ABC.
Ex-'Idol' Adam Lambert's sexually-charged act draws 1,500 complaints
TV chef and author Paula Deen was startled, but not injured when someone accidentally hit her in the face with a ham at a charity event in Atlanta Monday.
TLC has announced it has ordered Craving Comfort, a new reality series that will take a look at some of America's favorite comfort foods and the obsessions associated with them.
Ericka Dunlap and Brian Kleinschmidt chose public transportation over a taxi and eventually had a cab stolen from them by another team, all but ending their The Amazing Race journey.
NBC has revealed the identities of the eight a cappella groups who will compete on The Sing-Off and also announced Nick Lachey will host the four-night reality singing competition, which will premiere Monday, December 14 at 8PM ET/PT.
Tom DeLay thought his opportunity to perform the Texas two-step with partner Cheryl Burke had passed when he was forced to withdraw from Dancing with the Stars due to stress fractures in both his feet, however he's apparently healed enough to return to the dance floor during Tuesday night's live finale.
Mark Ballas feels the freestyle routines each of the three remaining couples will perform during tonight's Dancing with the Stars broadcast will be the deciding factor in who receive the ninth season's mirror ball trophy.
American Idol eighth-season runner-up Adam Lambert caused quite a stir with the debut performance of his first single "For Your Entertainment" during last night's live broadcast of the 2009 American Music Awards on ABC.
Jose Garces was crowned The Next Iron Chef's second-season winner during last night's finale broadcast of the Food Network reality competition series.
'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert ready to shake up pop world
Jon and Kate Gosselin could have cause for celebration this holiday season.
Channing Cooke says she isn't too surprised her technique was praised on So You Think You Can Dance while her lack of personality was criticized.
Since Kevin Hunte is a hip-hop dancer with very little formal training in other areas, tackling a Broadway routine during Tuesday night's So You Think You Can Dance performance episode was difficult for him.
German model Heidi Klum has officially changed her name to Heidi Samuel, assuming the surname of her husband, singer Seal, her representative said.
Adam Lambert says he is not a creation of "American Idol," insisting he remained true to himself while performing in the U.S. TV singing competition.
Laura Morett claims she was surprised during last night's Tribal Council -- not because she was booted but because it took John Fincher until the re-vote to write her name down.
After having to wait more than a year to air its first Project Runway installment, Lifetime is wasting little time in debuting the next one.
Jordin Sparks found herself hospitalized this week after having her appendix removed.
Bravo has announced The Millionaire Matchmaker's third season will premiere on Tuesday, January 19 at 10PM ET/PT.
VH1 has renewed its Scream Queens reality competition series for a second season.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop has apparently inspired a reality series.
Laura Kirkpatrick feels Nicole Fox edged her out for the America's Next Top Model title by performing a bit better during photo shoots.
Laura Morett thought she'd managed to convince all four of her remaining allies to save her by leaving their own Survivor: Samoa fates up to a rock draw, however she underestimated one of her ally's own self-preservation instinct.
Irina Shabayeva was crowned Project Runway's sixth-season winner during last night's finale broadcast of the clothing design competition's first Lifetime edition.
Fox has released the shopping list for home viewers who plan on participating in Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live.
NBC announced it has ordered United Plates of America, a new reality competition series that will follow contestants as they vie for the opportunity to open a restaurant chain in four cities across the country.
Levi Johnston claims he is currently being pursued to appear on two reality shows.
Nicole Fox claims she could read her impending America's Next Top Model victory in Tyra Banks' eyes.
Rebecca Meyer signed up for The Biggest Loser to shed weight and not to find love -- however she ended up doing both.
Nicole Fox was crowned America's Next Top Model's thirteenth-season winner during last night's broadcast of The CW reality competition's finale.
Adam Jasinski is apparently finding life in the big house a bit more difficult than life in the Big Brother house.
Kelly Osbourne is apparently facing foot surgery after Dancing with the Stars' upcoming finale.
Channing Cooke and Kevin Hunte became the next two finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's sixth season during last night's live results show on Fox.
Aaron Carter was unable to follow in Helio Castroneves' winning Dancing with the Stars footsteps, however the two reportedly share have a more dubious IRS connection.
A Los Angeles judge has granted television and radio personality Ryan Seacrest a three-year restraining order against an alleged stalker, court officials said.
Joanna Krupa did better than she anticipated on Dancing with the Stars, however she thinks it still would have been nice to have a shot at the ninth-season mirror ball trophy next week.
Rebecca Meyer lost 122 lbs. thanks to her The Biggest Loser experience, however she also gained a boyfriend.
Jennifer Hudson is reportedly ready to undertake another dramatic role on the big screen.
Rebecca Meyer became the eleventh contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser's eighth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition.
After nine weeks, Dancing with the Stars has determined its three ninth-season finale couples.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the tenth episode of Survivor: Samoa is now available.
Julianne Hough is no longer uncertain if she'll be back for Dancing with the Stars upcoming spring installment.
U.S. comedian and television personality Ken Ober has died at the age of 52, his talent agent confirmed.
Out editor-in-chief Aaron Hicklin is criticizing Adam Lambert's management team for allegedly only agreeing to let him appear on the gay magazine's cover if it didn't make him look "too gay."
Spencer Pratt apparently wasn't pleased that NBC canceled his Monday appearance on The Today Show with wife Heidi Montag, and he took his anger out on former foe Al Roker.
Tila Tequila has reportedly filed a lawsuit against NFL star and former boyfriend Shawne Merriman after she previously alleged he choked and threw her to the ground during a September altercation.
Mya and Dmitry Chaplin top 'Dancing with the Stars' leaderboard
Now that Michael Sarver has finished performing on the American Idols Live! concert tour, the former eighth-season finalist is focused on recording his debut album.
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich felt they needed to run a flawless leg or have one of the other remaining teams falter to overcome their Speed Bump penalty.
'The Hills' star Heidi and Spencer Pratt shopping own reality TV show
Samantha Harris feels Dancing with the Stars' ninth-season mirror ball trophy is up for grabs heading into tonight's semifinals performance episode.
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich were ultimately unable to overcome the their Speed Bump penalty -- and several other small mistakes -- to avoid elimination.
Melissa Rycroft is returning to Dancing with the Stars.
Shayne Lamas was apparently confident she could make it through a mandatory police checkpoint over the weekend, but she was incorrect.
Stephanie Pratt is facing the consequences for her arrest last month on suspicion of drunken driving.
Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian has been thrown a baby shower by her family members in Hidden Hills, Calif., a source told People magazine.
The mother of DJ AM alleges in a Los Angeles lawsuit against Learjet that her disc jockey son's overdose death was directly linked to a 2008 crash he survived.
"American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi says she wants to spend time with the U.S. TV series' newest judge, Ellen DeGeneres, so they can bond.
British television personality Sharon Osbourne has apologized via Twitter for saying singer Susan Boyle is a lovely lady who had been hit by the ugly stick.
Kelly Sharbaugh doubted Russell Hantz' ability to find another Hidden Immunity Idol so quickly.
Parents of former 'Wife Swap' family plead guilty to balloon boy hoax
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin has filed a $5 million counterclaim lawsuit against TLC.
Julianne Hough has confirmed her romantic relationship with Chuck Wicks is over.
Pauline Mata feels performing the quickstep with partner Peter Sabasino was a double-edged sword since it is often called So You Think You Can Dance's "kiss of death" but also because they received positive feedback from the judges for the routine.
ABC has announced Find My Family, a new The Locator-like reality series that will reunite long-lost family members, will premiere on Monday, November 23 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
NBC has announced The Sing-Off, a new Clash of the Choirs-like reality singing competition featuring a cappella groups, will premiere on Monday, December 14 at 8PM ET/PT.
Jennifer An knew that she didn't have her best photo shoot during America's Next Top Model's penultimate thirteenth-season episode, and she was right to be nervous heading into the double elimination at the judging panel.
Peter Sabasino was aware that the quickstep is often called the "kiss of death" routine on So You Think You Can Dance, so he wasn't surprised when he landed in the bottom three during Wednesday night's sixth-season results show.
Daniel Wright knew that since The Biggest Loser's eighth season was his second chance to compete on the NBC weight-loss series, he "absolutely" knew he would have a target on his back.
Survivor: Samoa's former Galu castaways were certain they had enough votes to oust Russell Hantz, and they were right -- except he played a second Hidden Immunity Idol and caused Kelly Sharbaugh to be blindsided instead.
Erin Wagner feels she met the criteria Tyra Banks set for her but was still eliminated from America's Next Top Model.
Shauntina "Shay" Sorrells feels she didn't deserve any special considerations as a The Biggest Loser contestant despite Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels' assertion to the contrary during Tuesday night's episode.
'American Idol' champ Kris Allen's debut album reflects life on the road
Richard and Mayumi Heene will reportedly plead guilty to some charges stemming from an incident last month in which they claimed their 6-year-old son floated away in a homemade helium balloon.
Kimora Lee Simmons is reportedly returning to America's Next Top Model.
A Wipeout contestant who was removed from the competition after complaining of knee pain has died from after suffering a stroke.
Fox announced it has ordered Our Little Genius, a new Mark Burnett-produced game show that will challenge child geniuses with difficult questions for an opportunity to win "life-changing money" for their families.
Pauline Mata and Peter Sabasino became the fifth and sixth finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's sixth season during last night's results show of the Fox reality dance competition.
Carrie Underwood's third album "Play On" made its debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album sales chart after selling 318,000 copies during its initial week of release, according to Nielsen Soundscan data for the week ending November 8.
Erin Wagner and Jennifer An became the eleventh and twelfth finalists eliminated from America's Next Top Model's thirteenth season during last night's penultimate broadcast of The CW reality series.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the ninth episode of Survivor: Samoa is now available.
Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff claim that their Dancing with the Stars relationship was all about the ballroom and in now way romantic.
Food Network has announced Worst Cooks in America, a new culinary competition series that will pit hapless chefs against each other for the chance to win $25,000, will premiere Sunday, January 3 at 10PM ET/PT.
Daniel Wright and Shauntina "Shay" Sorrells became the ninth and tenth contestants eliminated from The Biggest Loser's eighth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition.
U.S. reality television personality Jon Gosselin pokes fun at his notorious persona in a new comedy video posted on FunnyOrDie.com.
The Top 3 male earners in primetime television are all reality stars.
Jon Gosselin will be home for the holidays -- and so will his estranged wife Kate Gosselin, as the Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars will be spending Christmas together with their eight children.
Kathy Griffin apparently can't get enough of the D-List.
Several reality shows and stars received nods for the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards when nominations were announced on Tuesday morning by a panel which included American Idol eighth-season champ Kris Allen, Survivor host Jeff Probst and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley.
TV One announced it has ordered Omarosa's Ultimate Merger, a new reality dating series produced by The Apprentice star Donald Trump and starring reality retread Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth.
Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks have reportedly decided to split.
Singer Aaron Carter and his professional partner Karina Smirnoff became the twelfth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' ninth season during last night's live results show broadcast of the ABC reality series.
Even quasi-celebrities apparently draw the line at disrupting their holiday season for some additional publicity and media exposure.
ABC has announced Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas, an hour-long primetime music special starring the former American Idol third-season finalist, will air Monday, December 14 at 8PM ET/PT.
Gary and Matt Tomljenovich's bad day could have culminated in being ousted from The Amazing Race, however they instead received good news upon being the final team to reach the Pit Stop.
Simon Cowell is being accused of rigging the results of his The X Factor U.K. reality series.
NBC has announced open casting call dates and locations for Losing It With Jillian, a new reality series in which The Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels will temporarily move in with families and attempt to get them living healthier lifestyles.
A&E has announced Hoarders' second season will premiere on Monday, November 30 at 10PM ET/PT.
A&E has announced Intervention's eighth season will premiere on Monday, November 30 at 9PM ET/PT.
Kathy Ireland has revealed she suffered from a knee injury during her Dancing with the Stars run but declined to publicly divulge it because she didn't want sympathy votes.
Janette Manrara and Jason Glover have reportedly used So You Think You Can Dance's current tour to spark a romantic relationship.
Taylor Jacobson and Rachel Zoe have called it quits on their working relationship.
Former American Idol finalists Kris Allen and Adam Lambert have taken their friendly rivalry to a new medium.
America's Best Dance Crew co-host Layla Kayleigh and her boyfriend Steve Covino have welcomed their first child.
A&E has announced The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty, a new docu-reality series that will follow brothers Jackie, Jermaine, Tito and Marlon Jackson as they prepare for a Jackson Five reunion, will premiere with back-to-back one-hour episodes on Sunday, December 13 at 9PM ET/PT.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is reprising his Burn the Floor role.
U.S. country music singer Kellie Pickler said she enjoyed helping build a family a new house on the TV series "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
U.S. country music singer Carrie Underwood said she is learning to become more open with people and stop keeping others from seeing the real her.
Celebrity TV chef Rachael Ray said she paired with singer Nick Lachey to refit a soup kitchen in the struggling city of Wilmington, Ohio, a makeover.
Former "American Idol" contestant Gedeon McKinney said he is "living the dream" touring Europe with a production of "Thriller Live."
A representative for Susan Boyle says the "Britain's Got Talent" star has agreed to make a guest appearance on the U.S. TV series "Dancing with the Stars."
Erik Cardona claims he almost played his Hidden Immunity Idol -- however it would have been out of bravado and not because he thought he was in trouble.
Erik Cardona decided against playing his Hidden Immunity Idol at the first post-merge Tribal Council, and now he won't ever have an opportunity to use it.
Hailey Glassman will apparently play a role in TLC's lawsuit against Jon Gosselin.
Project Runway's sixth-season finale spoiler was apparently right after all.
Tracey Yukich knew that her aggressive gameplay on The Biggest Loser would lead to her downfall.
Food Network and HGTV's Scripps parent buying Travel Channel
The Style Network announced it has ordered Jerseylicious, a new The Real Housewives of New Jersey-like docu-reality series that will follow six hairstylists from the Garden State.
Cheryl Burke is apparently busy trying to land a job for when Dancing with the Stars is on hiatus between its currently airing ninth season and next spring's tenth edition.
Judge Joseph A. Wapner will celebrate his 90th birthday by returning to the show that made him a household name.
Sundai Love feels her America's Next Top Model ouster was "shocking," however she understands why the judges decided to give her the boot.
Khloe Kardashian's ex-boyfriend has accused her Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami reality series of staging a scene centered on their split.
Jeana Keough claims her decision to leave The Real Housewives of Orange County three episodes into its upcoming fifth season was because she felt undervalued by both Bravo and her co-stars.
The "Dr." in Drew Pinsky's moniker apparently came in handy over the weekend.
Bianca Revels was bummed and slightly stunned to be booted from So You Think You Can Dance along with fellow tapper Phillip Attmore, however she's happy she was able to step out of her element.
Sundai Love's excuses during an underwater photo shoot sunk her in the competition.
ABC has announced The Bachelor's fourteenth season will premiere Monday, January 4 at 8PM ET/PT.
Singer, actress and new mom Jennifer Hudson says she can still feel the presence of her mother, who was shot to death in Chicago last year.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the eighth episode of Survivor: Samoa is now available.
Phillip Attmore said he expected to be critiqued harshly for his samba routine with partner Channing Cooke during last night's So You Think You Can Dance broadcast, however he didn't anticipate being "ripped apart" for it and subsequently eliminated.
Fox announced it has ordered MasterChef, a new culinary competition series that will feature Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares star Gordon Ramsay overseeing a group of wannabe chefs with no food industry experience who are trying to take their kitchen hobby to a professional level.
Tracey Yukich was accused of playing The Biggest Loser like a game rather than using it as an opportunity to lose weight -- and she eventually paid the price for it.
Ryan Seacrest is giving ordinary people a chance to pocket some celebrity cash via a new reality series.
Michael Irvin is amazed at how far he made it on Dancing with the Stars considering where he started.
ABC has announced Let's Dance, a new comedic reality competition that will feature celebrities attempting to re-create memorable dance routines, will premiere live on Monday, November 23 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Retired NFL star Michael Irvin and Food Network host Mark Dacascos became the tenth and eleventh celebrity participants eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' ninth season during last night's live results show broadcast of the ABC reality series.
Tap dancers Bianca Revels and Phillip Attmore became the third and fourth finalists eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance's sixth season during last night's results show of the Fox reality series.
Tom Papa will reportedly be banging the gavel for NBC's upcoming The Marriage Ref reality series.
Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle had such a hard time completing the Detour tasks during Sunday night's The Amazing Race episode that they were willing to take a 24-hour penalty to skip them.
Accused stalker of 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest pleads not guilty
A&E orders new docu-reality series starring actress Kirstie Alley
Man charged with stalking 'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest
Survivor will be parodied in a new scripted British series that will chronicle the "making" of a fictional reality competition featuring a cast of disabled castaways marooned on an island.
Lacey Schwimmer is the latest Dancing with the Stars professional to catch the flu, which will reportedly force her to the sidelines for this week's performance episode.
Janet Weidenheimer, who worked as a nanny for the Gosselin family's children and appeared in several Jon & Kate Plus 8 episodes, passed away on October 28 due to undisclosed reasons. She was 72.
Oxygen announced it has renewed Dance Your Ass Off for a second season.
Jon Gosselin has clarified that he and Hailey Glassman aren't completely pulling the plug on their relationship despite a Sunday statement in which had stated they had agreed to "take some time" to focus on themselves.
Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle's physical strength was tested during a Detour, and the professional poker players were unable to meet the challenge.
Adam Lambert's hectic schedule reportedly didn't leave him enough time for romance.
Hailey Glassman has apparently decided Jon Gosselin needs to focus more on himself, his pending divorce and his children rather than a romantic relationship with her -- and he agrees.
Dr. Will Kirby and his girlfriend Erin Brodie are reportedly reproducing.
Hailey Glassman has no regrets about a recent interview in which she claimed Jon Gosselin "emotionally abused" her and "has trouble with the truth" -- despite the fact that it reportedly led to the couple taking a break from their romantic relationship.
South Australia teacher Toby Moulton said he is no longer a contestant on "Australian Idol" because he would rather focus on his teaching career.