Reality TV News - December 2006
Former Hollywood power couple Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey have reached an agreement on splitting up their financial assets, a report says.
TV actress Nikki Cox and comedian Jay Mohr have exchanged wedding vows in Los Angeles.
Everyone knows what former American Idol stars like Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, and Taylor Hicks have been up to recently. But in its January 8 issue, US Weekly caught-up with more than fifty other former Idol contestants that have appeared as a finalist in the show's five-season history.
If there's one thing that's rivaled the popularity of reality television in recent years, it's stockcar racing. Now the two will be combined in Reality Racing - The Rookie Challenge, a new reality series that is scheduled to premiere on Spike TV in May 2007.
There will be some recognizable faces in "the mob" in an upcoming episode of NBC's 1 vs. 100.
Everyone has their own weight-loss secrets, including several American Idol finalists who recently dished how they stay fit to US Weekly.
Fasten your seatbelts.
With 2006 drawing to a close, it's time to take a look back at the year that was. The following is Reality TV World's 2006 Reality TV Year In Review, a month-by-month listing of some of the past year's reality TV highlights, lowlights, and milestones.
Donald Trump and Rosie O'Donnell were at it again as they launched another round of New York tabloid broadsides in their media feud.
Former American Idol 4 winner Carrie Underwood has lassoed herself a Cowboy.
With the new year comes several new reality shows, as well as the return of some favorites. The following is Reality TV World's 2007 Reality TV Winter Preview, highlighting all of the shows that will be premiering in coming weeks as well as where and when to tune in.
U.S. pop singers Janet Jackson and Kelly Clarkson revealed their weight loss secrets recently to "Entertainment Tonight."
"The Fire Gods are Frowning," our episode summary for the finale and reunion episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by strid333, is now available.
The owner of a British restaurant that was featured on "Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares" is afraid its new popularity will make it the target of criminals.
U.S. real estate mogul Donald Trump is boycotting appearing on ABC's "The View" over his increasingly bitter feud with series' co-host, Rosie O'Donnell.
Anna Nicole Smith has been ordered by a Los Angeles judge to submit her three-month-old daughter to a DNA test.
CBS Radio has announced that former "Partridge Family" member and "Breaking Bonaduce" star Danny Bonaduce will become the third member of "The Adam Carolla Show."
New York businessman and "The Apprentice" star Donald Trump has threatened to sue Rosie O'Donnell after she criticized him sharply on "The View."
Like hunting for a great white shark, looking for a great white rapper can be a difficult endeavor, and often you reel in a Kevin Federline before you net a school of Beastie Boys. But on Monday, January 8 at 10PM ET/PT, VH1 will launch its search for the next successful caucasian MC in the unwieldly sounding ego trip's The (White) Rapper Show.
Joey Fatone, former member of the boy band 'N Sync, told a Florida radio station recently that he would like a stint on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
U.S. real estate mogul Donald Trump has responded to recent suggestions of a biography about his life by stating one can be done "when I'm dead."
The executive producer of Fox's "American Idol" said that the upcoming season of the singing contest will feature a big event midway through.
The closing of CBS' "Survivor: The Cook Islands" brought in a mere 16.43 million viewers even though it was the most controversial edition of the show.
Actress Vivica A. Fox has a full plate after finishing her run on "Dancing with the Stars," including producing two independent movies.
Singer Kelly Clarkson may have tainted her "American Idol" image after a recent foray with adult filmmaker and Society 1 mastermind Matt Zane.
"Brains" edged out "brawn" on Sunday night's finale broadcast of Survivor's thirteenth edition, with Yul Kwon narrowly defeating Oscar "Ozzy" Lusth to emerge as Survivor: Cook Islands' ultimate survivor and $1,000,000 winner.
Although Survivor host Jeff Probst had already disclosed the location in several recent media interviews, CBS has formally announced that next season's just-filmed fourteenth installment of its Survivor franchise will take place in Fiji and be titled Survivor: Fiji.
Former contestants from "American Idol" are marketing their services for weddings across the United States for a fee.
Eight British men will journey into the Scottish Highlands in search of love as part of the newest BBC reality series, "When Love Comes to Town."
Former "Apprentice" contestant Bill Rancic has gotten engaged in Chicago to E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi and the couple plans to wed in Italy late next year.
Singer Leona Lewis says she is still in shock after her "unbelievable" win this season on the hit British TV series, "The X Factor."
"Waist Deep in the Big Muddy," our episode summary for the thirteenth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by Sunny_Bunny, is now available.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the fourteenth and final episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
Nearly a year after her breakout performance on the second season of ABC's ballroom dancing reality series, former Dancing with the Stars 2 finalist Stacy Keibler will reportedly be returning to the network.
"Good Day L.A." host Jillian Barberie is expecting her first child at the age of 40 and says she's thrilled even though she thought she "never wanted kids."
The latest victim of the game's post-merge pagonging, Parvati Shallow, a 23-year-old boxer and waitress who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, became the fifteenth castaway voted out of Survivor: Cook Islands during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show
USA Network has announced the identities of the ten finalists who will compete in its upcoming fifth edition of Nashville Star, the American Idol-like reality music competition that searches for America's next big country music star.
CBS has announced Armed & Famous, a new reality series that transforms D-list celebrities into city cops, will premiere on Wednesday, January 10 at 8PM ET/PT.
"Sixty Minutes of Anti-climax," our episode summary for the thirteenth and final episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Jims02, is now available.
U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey and her Harpo Productions have teamed with ABC for two new reality series headed for prime time.
British officials have reached a ruling of accidental death for a 13-year-old who was killed trying to do a stunt from the "Jackass" movies.
Celebrities Jerry Springer and Sara Evans plan to join the "Dancing with the Stars" U.S. tour for select dates in January.
New York is hoping the third time's a charm, but it won't be Flava Flav who's the object of her affection.
MTV and Rolling Stone have announced that I'm From Rolling Stone, a new reality drama that will follow six young writers over the course of a summer as they work towards earning a highly sought-after position at the music and pop culture magazine, will premiere on Sunday, January 7 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
Longtime model and television personality Janice Dickinson suffered a head injury in a frightening traffic mishap on a busy Los Angeles freeway.
In its upcoming new reality series "High Maintenance 90210," E! Entertainment Television is exposing the lives of Californian domestic workers.
Actress Tawny Kitaen has reportedly struck a deal to have drug charges against her dropped in Orange County, Calif.
The VH1 network is exploring the behind-the-scenes action at the Chicago set of "The Jerry Springer Show" to determine what makes the controversial show tick.
"The Simple Life" star Nicole Richie may have to spend 5 days in jail if she is convicted of her latest impaired driving arrest because of a 2002 conviction.
With a final weight loss figure that represented more than half his original body weight, Erik Chopin, a 36-year-old from West Islip, New York, was crowned The Biggest Loser's third season winner during last night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality show.
VH1 has announced that The Surreal Life: Fame Games, an all-stars The Surreal Life edition that will feature eleven celebrities from the show's six previous editions competing to win a $100,000 grand prize, will premiere Sunday, January 7 at 9PM ET/PT.
Jay Bakker, son of former television evangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, has taken up the family business and is starring in a new reality documentary series.
Pop sensation Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, leading debuts in the top three spots.
CBS has revealed that Survivor: Cook Islands will end with a nine person jury voting to award the show's $1,000,000 grand prize to one of the competition's Final 3 castaways, a configuration that will mark the first time that a Survivor finale won't feature a jury of seven deciding which Final 2 castaway will win the competition.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the thirteenth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
"In Which Aitutonga Rids Itself of a Cancerous Rat," our episode summary for the twelfth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands, the thirteenth edition of Survivor, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
Glendale, Calif., police Monday booked Nicole Richie for driving under the influence.
Last night's broadcast of The Amazing Race's tenth edition finale ended former drug addicts and models Tyler Denk and James Branaman crossing the finish line first and claiming the competition's $1,000,000 grand prize.
"American Idol" third-place winner Elliott Yamin has a new set of choppers to go along with his new songwriting deal, thanks to a California dentist.
Betrayed by an alliance that he had previously betrayed and then later rejoined with, Jonathan Penner, a 44-year-old writer/producer who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, became the fourteenth castaway voted out of Survivor: Cook Islands during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality show
John O'Hurley and wife Lisa have greeted a healthy baby boy into their family, says New York's People magazine.
Bravo announced the identities of the 12 aspiring interior designers who will compete on Top Design, the network's new Project Runway and Top Chef-like interior design reality competition series. The ten-episode series will premiere on Wednesday, January 31 at 11PM ET/PT -- immediately after Top Chef 2's finale -- before moving into Top Chef's Wednesdays at 10PM ET/PT time period beginning February 7.
A week after new The Bachelor: Rome couple Prince Lorenzo Borghese and Jennifer Wilson made it clear that they intended to approach their new relationship cautiously, a report that Wilson is already dating another man has emerged.
CariDee English, a 21-year-old photographer from Fargo, ND, was crowned America's Next Top Model during last night's finale of the seventh cycle of the popular The CW reality series.
"Battle Of The Leg Walkers," our episode summary for the twelfth and final episode of America's Next Top Model 7, the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model series, written by Belinda Trotter-James, is now available.
"We’ll Always Have Tomatina," our episode summary for the twelfth episode of The Amazing Race 10, the tenth edition of CBS' The Amazing Race series, written by Cygnus X1, is now available.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the twelfth episode of Survivor: Cook Islands is now available.
NBC has revealed the identities of the eighteen candidates who will be competing on the upcoming Los Angeles-based sixth edition of The Apprentice. However given the bikinis and newly-disclosed twists that the season will apparently feature, perhaps reality TV producer Mark Burnett should have called it Survivor: Los Angeles.
ABC's Emmy-winning U.S. television series "Lost" will move to 10 p.m. when it returns next year so as not to go head-to-head against Fox's "American Idol."
Singer Katharine McPhee, who was a runner-up on "American Idol," has credited the U.S. TV series with helping her overcome an eating disorder.
Incubus is No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart this week for the first time with "Light Grenades."
U.S. singer Taylor Hicks, who won the last incarnation of TV's "American Idol," will feature numerous cover songs on his upcoming new album.
Four months after they went public with their relationship, former The Amazing Race 4 co-winner Reichen Lehmkuhl and former 'N Sync member Lance Bass have announced that they have split up.
Unable to reach the The Amazing Race 10's penultimate Pit Stop before any of the competition's three other remaining teams (never mind fast enough to overcome the thirty minute "marked for elimination" penalty that their last place finish in the Race's previous non-elimination leg had burdened them with), beauty queens Dustin Konzelman and Kandice Pelletier became the eighth team to be eliminated from the latest edition of the CBS reality show.
"The Simple Life" star and hotel heiress Paris Hilton has opted to drop out of the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Contrary to reports circling in Britain, Jennifer Aniston's representative said she is not planning to join the cast of the next "Dancing with the Stars."
Is it just fate that the twins, Michelle and Amanda got eliminated back to back and lost the chance at winning the title of America’s Next Top Model? They had a 2-1 chance to win over the other girls and blew it. Don't feel sorry for the girls because they have a brilliant career ahead of them in editorial print modeling. Runway modeling for them is another story; they need hours of practice. In an exclusive interview, Amanda reveals how she managed to get along with 13 girls and one bathroom.
The British are coming... to The CW.
As part of an effort to strengthen "The Producers," the Broadway production is set to hire "Dancing with the Stars" standout Mario Lopez, a report said.
Actress Jennifer Hudson says she refused to take a call from popular U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey because she thought it was a joke.
A new British television show revolving around the escapades of a man losing his virginity is creating a buzz, and not all of it is favorable.
Done in by the members of the alliance she had betrayed earlier in the game, Candice Woodcock, a 23-year-old pre-med student from Fayetteville, NC, became the thirteenth castaway voted out of Survivor: Cook Islands during Thursday night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has responded to recent pregnancy rumors by clarifying that she and her husband Jesse James are not expecting a child.
CBS has reportedly begun production on Armed & Famous, a new reality series that follows five D-list celebrities as they train to become police officers and are put on patrol in Munice, IN.
National Hockey League star Mike Modano is engaged to "Dancing With the Stars" alumna Willa Ford, Ford said in Los Angeles.