Reality TV People News - December 2004
Any Big Brother viewers hoping that CBS might replace series host Julie Chen anytime soon had better stop holding their breath. Chen, who also doubles as co-host of the network's The Early Show morning program, quietly wed CBS president Les Moonves in a Thursday, December 23 sunset ceremony in Mexico.
Confirming rumors that having been circulating for several months. Survivor host Jeff Probst has admitted that he and 24-year-old Survivor: Vanuatu contestant Julie Berry are seriously dating. "I'm in love. I'm with her. I'm with her family, and there ain't no turning back," the 43-year-old Probst told People magazine this week.
The New York Daily News reported this week what many have suspected for some time -- that Survivor: All-Stars contestant Jenna Lewis not only leaked her own sex tape, but along with her manager, is actually behind the creation of the Internet website that has been selling the video.
Chris Webber considering legal action over 'Apprentice' name use, denies agreeing to charity appearanceDecember 14, 2004
Effectively spoiling the minor "will he show up or not" cliffhanger ending of last week's penultimate The Apprentice 2 episode, Sacramento Kings basketball player Chris Webber has announced that he never agreed to appear and emcee the show's charity basketball game fundraiser and is considering taking legal action over the program's use of his name.
Apparently remembering the painful moments that resulted when Donald Trump was forced to speak live during last April's two-hour The Apprentice finale, NBC has announced that Regis Philbin will handle the hosting duties for The Apprentice 2's first attempt at giving the NBC reality series a full-blown Survivor-like reunion show.
Reality TV producer Mark Burnett to produce Martha Stewart's new post-prison daytime syndicated seriesDecember 8, 2004
Mark Burnett's ever growing empire got a little bigger today, with the reality TV uber-producer joining with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and NBC Universal to announce that they have teamed together to bring the currently imprisoned domestic diva back to daytime television.