Reality TV Features & Interviews - December 2007
The Celebrity Apprentice apparently could have had many more participants if some were willing to overcome a very important aspect of the show -- hearing Donald Trump tell them, "You're fired!"
Denise Martin wouldn't turn on her Final 4 alliance, and it cost her the chance to lobby Survivor: China's jury as to why she deserved the competition's $1 million.
Annette and Alana Hoffman may have been the second team booted from The CW's Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants reality series, but the mother/daughter duo from Hayworth, CA feels they were still able to learn a lot about their relationship with one another.
Courtney Yates might claim she was "never a strategic person" when it came to playing Survivor, but don't let that fool you.
Amanda Kimmel trusted her gut and decided to stick to her long-standing Final 3 alliance with Todd Herzog and Courtney Yates.
Jenah Doucette was apparently more upset that her character as a role model for young girls was questioned by her fellow finalists than she was about being America's Next Top Model's third-place finisher.
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe believes being successful doesn't mean you have to be stagnant.
Todd Herzog felt like the other Survivor: China castaways were mostly clueless when it came to playing the game.
Chantal Jones said she's a "firm believer" in the expression "everything happens for a reason," which presumably helped her cope with finishing as America's Next Top Model's ninth-season runner-up during last Wednesday night's finale broadcast of The CW reality series.
Peih-Gee Law tried working a few angles to keep herself alive as a Survivor: China castaway on the cusp of reaching the Final 4.
Saleisha Stowers is excited to enter the modeling industry as America's Next Top Model's ninth-season champ, but she's also relishes the opportunity to be a role model for younger girls.
Reality television viewers of all types will have ample reason to be thankful this holiday season, as unscripted programming is on the verge of experiencing an even-larger-than-normal midseason boom due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.
Michael Bolton had no interest in participating in the "trashy part" of reality television, so he had no problem signing up as a musical mentor for NBC's Clash of the Choirs, a new reality competition series that will aim to find the country's best amateur choir.
Azaria and Hendekea Azene feel they ran into a greedy ticket agent who tried to make a few extra bucks commission by selling them illegal business-class tickets instead of the required economy class ones.
Sam Horrigan and Nicole Morgan weren't confident they'd be able to claim Beauty and the Geek's fourth-season crown once they learned it would be decided by home viewer votes.
Erik Huffman never watched Survivor before being approached to appear on Survivor: China -- and the further he made it in the competition, the more that was evident.
Bianca Golden is aware she "seemed kind of bitchy on TV" as an America's Next Top Model ninth-season contestant, however she was quick to add "editing plays a big role."
David Olsen and Jasmine Moore's Beauty and the Geek journey got off to a rocky start.
Shana Wall and Jennifer McCall feel all the bad directions they received played a more prominent role in their elimination than karma or constant arguing.