Reality TV News - February 2005
The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan is about to embark on an amazing journey of his own. Beginning Wednesday, March 2, Keoghan will motor coast-to-coast on a 10-city 12-day cross-country tour intended to promote the new The Amazing Race 7 season and casting for next fall's The Amazing Race 8.
One thing appears certain: Either Jen Schefft didn't find everlasting love on the third edition of ABC's The Bachelorette that concludes tonight, or several of the media's largest entertainment gossip outlets have all been snookered.
The second episode of CBS's Survivor: Palau once again crushed its ratings competition, dominating its time period in both viewers and all key demographics.
"Amazing Race, Real World Style," our episode summary for the twenty-third episode of MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia series, written by Mon Cherie, is now available.
"The Men Tell All While Jen Doesn't Even Show," our episode summary for "The Men Tell All" episode of ABC's The Bachelorette 3, written by aliciabbrown, is now available.
Kevin Millar, Boston's Red Sox baseman not known for his fashion sense, is in negotiations to appear on Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy."
A Honolulu woman who appeared on the HBO television series "Dog: The Bounty Hunter" was being sought Sunday after allegedly jumping bail.
The search for Canada's next singing sensation extends to the sub-arctic, as "Canadian Idol" holds auditions in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.
Former MTV hostess Julie Brown is suing the U.S. production company that made the ABC reality TV show "I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!"
Adopting the law of the jungle as its own, Survivor: Palau's Ulong tribe prayed on its weak link during Thursday's second episode broadcast, voting out Ashlee Ashby, a 22-year-old Fitness counselor from Easley, SC who was "ready to go home."
In a task that seemed tailor-made for The Apprentice 3's street smart Networth team, project manager Tara Dowdell's insistence at accomplishing her own goals rather than those of the client cost her team the victory -- and herself a shot at becoming the next apprentice.
In the finale of Bravo's Project Runway, which took place five months after the final three designers were chosen, small-town Pennsylvania boy Jay McCarroll, 29, was chosen as the winner based on a 12-piece show by each of the remaining designers during New York's Fashion Week.
The fourth season of Fox's American Idol began in earnest this week, with Monday and Tuesday's first performance shows culminating in last night's Wednesday results show that eliminated of the four semifinalists (two male, two female) who received the least number of votes from home viewers of the competition.
Kelly Clarkson, winner of the first "American Idol" competition, is preparing to hit the road for her first solo headlining tour.
You have to give ousted Survivor: Palau contestant Wanda Shirk credit for one thing -- she certainly seems to know how to outwit, outplay, outlast her eliminated colleagues when it comes to maximizing her 15 minutes of post-show fame... even if it takes making some unsubstantiated outrageous allegations to do so.
Pop star Jessica Simpson is back in her Los Angeles home after being treated for a stomach virus in Chicago where she was taping an "Oprah!" episode.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the second episode of Survivor: Palau is now available.
"Everything Is A-OK," our episode summary for the eighth and final episode of GSN's American Dream Derby, written by realitybites, is now available.
"Putting the 'E' in 'EPMB'," our episode summary for the premiere episode of Survivor: Palau, the tenth edition of CBS's Survivor series, written by FesterFan1, is now available.
"Michael Must A-Go-Go," our episode summary for the fifth episode of the third edition of NBC's The Apprentice, written by PagongRatEater, is now available.
NBC's "The Contender" will have tough competition from two established CBS hits when it premieres next month, Daily Variety said Tuesday.
T-Mobile officials say someone took socialite Paris Hilton's list of famous phone numbers and personal information and posted it all online.
The Miss America pageant, dropped by ABC last year because of poor ratings, may be turned into a reality show to revive the sagging franchise.
Has ABC cast another minor celebrity in the mold of The Bachelor 5's Jesse Palmer as the star of its next Bachelor installment? It has if the word of E! gossip columnist Kristin Veitch (who's historically delivered a mixed bag when it comes to Bachelor gossip) is to be believed.
"I Am Not Currently Dating Anyone," our episode summary for the twenty-second episode of MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia series, written by volsfan, is now available.
So much for the widely accepted idea that a "maturing" television show's ratings can't go anywhere but down as it hits double-digit seasons... as well as any lingering thoughts that NBC's Joey will ever prove itself a worthy inheritor of Friends' Thursday night time period.
The leisure-suited, guitar-strumming contestant fired in NBC's "The Apprentice's" New York boardroom by Donald Trump is writing songs about the show.
The tenth edition of CBS's Survivor series got off to a busy start last evening, with Survivor: Palau's premiere episode sending two of the show's record twenty contestants home before the castaways' tribal breakdowns were determined and ending with a third contestant, the losing Ulong tribe's Jolanda Jones, being voted out of the game due to her strong personality.
The bickering Teutuls -- Paul, Paul Jr. and Mike -- of TV's "American Chopper," have sued a company for infringing on their fame.
UPN's hit reality show "America's Next Top Model" now offers its winners a modeling deal -- something making earlier winners rue their timing.
After failing the previous two weeks, Michael Tarshi finally succeeded in getting himself fired from The Apprentice 3.
The fourth season of Fox's American Idol has now begun in earnest, with last night's broadcast ending the show's month-long audition phase by revealing the identities of the show's twenty-four semifinalists.
Singer Ashlee Simpson is reported to be seeing a lot of pop rival Lindsay Lohan's ex-boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama.
Videotaping his sex romp with Paris Hilton has earned Rick Solomon $7 million, enough to buy a posh pad in the Hollywood Hills, "Celebrity Justice" reports.
After spending 39 days in the relative peace and tranquility of the tropical islands of Vanuatu, Survivor: Vanuatu winner Chris Daugherty wanted something different for his wedding. On Sunday, he got his wish.
Our 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the first episode of Survivor: Palau is now available.
TBS ordered 10 episodes of a reality TV show that follows actor Pauly Shore as he tries to revive his family's Los Angeles comedy club and his own career.
Regis Philbin was just kidding when he touted "Survivor" host Jeff Probst as a guy who "would kill to sit here every day" as his talk-show successor.
A dispute about a personal trainer has jeopardized an exercise video actress/singer Jessica Simpson was to make for fitness company SpeedFIT.
"Lots Of Guts, But No Glory," our episode summary for the seventh episode of GSN's American Dream Derby, written by realitybites, is now available.
"Disgusting White Goop Versus The Slow-Motion Cucumber," our episode summary for the fourth episode of the third edition of NBC's The Apprentice, written by Estee, is now available.
Up-and-coming Philadelphia boxer Najai "Nitro" Turpin, 23, one of the sixteen contestants appearing on NBC's upcoming The Contender boxing reality-competition show, apparently committed suicide in a parked car on the Valentine's Day morning of February 14, 2005.
U.S. recording artist Kimberley Locke says she is engaged to high school sweetheart Don Campbell, her publicist said Tuesday.
An audition tape for CBS's "Survivor" has a Pennsylvania school bus driver facing charges and out of a job.
"Idol-less Centerfolds," our episode summary for the finale episode of NBC's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search, written by Devious Weasel, is now available.
"Freddy and Kendra Just Won’t Stop Breeding," our episode summary for season finale broadcast of CBS's The Amazing Race 6, written by landruajm, is now available.
"I Don't Want to Work, I Just Want to Hate on Me Roomies All Day," our episode summary for the twenty-first episode of MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia series, written by Mon Cherie, is now available.
"Hometown Horrors." our episode summary for the fifth episode of ABC's The Bachelorette 3, written by sorgee, is now available.
Rock legend Ozzy Osbourne says he would gladly give up the millions he made from TV "to be simple old Ozzy again," Classic Rock Magazine reported Monday.
U.S. singer Clay Aiken will guest star as Kenny, the cafeteria worker. on the NBC-TV's comedy "Scrubs" Tuesday.
As he does before most Survivor seasons, Survivor host Jeff Probst met with the media on Thursday afternoon, teasing Reality TV World about Survivor: Palau's upcoming season and sharing some previously undisclosed details about the highly publicized "dramatic" new changes that viewers can expect to see in the upcoming tenth edition of the long-running CBS reality show.
Jeff Probst might sometimes come across as a bit of terse bulldog during his Survivor appearances, but one thing is becoming clear -- the long-time Survivor host is a sappy puppy dog when it comes to love.
"The Yolk’s On You," our episode summary for the fifth episode of CBS's Wickedly Perfect, written by Bebo, is now available.
One thing has become very clear about this season's edition of NBC's The Apprentice -- being project manager is an extremely "high risk, high reward" position. Continuing a four week run in which the project manager of the team that failed to win the episode's task was eliminated from the competition, Networth's Kristen Kirchner was fired during last night's broadcast of The Apprentice 3's fourth episode.
U.S. pop star Jessica Simpson says rumors of a split with husband Nick Lachey are not true.
ABC is making a movie on Donald Trump, the New York real-estate magnate turned reality TV star with his "The Apprentice" show, reports E! Online.
Reality TV producer Ben Silverman wants to revive Menudo, the bilingual band that spawned Ricky Martin, through an "American Idol" kind of competition.
"The Flirtatious Ones," our episode summary for the sixth episode of GSN's American Dream Derby, written by realitybites, is now available.
"Did everything stay in Fiji?," our episode summary for the twentieth episode of MTV's The Real World: Philadelphia series, written by volsfan, is now available.
A quadriplegic lawyer from St. Louis, Mo., has filed a federal lawsuit against Donald Trump's TV show "The Apprentice," saying it is discriminatory.
Fresh on the heels of last night's The Amazing Race 6 finale, CBS has announced the identities of the eleven couples who will compete on The Amazing Race 7, the next installment of the two-time Emmy Award-winning reality series that premieres Tuesday, March 1 at 9PM ET/PT.
Reality TV World's Spoiler Island fantasy prediction game has opened for Survivor: Palau Episode 1 picks.
Capping off a busy day in which it also revealed the cast of the upcoming The Amazing Race 7, CBS announced today that it has ordered two more editions of The Amazing Race for broadcast during the 2005-2006 television season, with casting of The Amazing Race 8 -- a special "family edition" featuring teams of four -- beginning immediately.
The reality TV show "American Idol" pulled in a record 31 million viewers during its fourth season amid signs its power to sell CDs has diminished.
Paris Hilton invited Britain's Prince Harry to her 24th birthday bash in Miami but the "wild" English royal said he first must ask his dad's permission.
In a finale that left dissatisfied viewers struggling to determine which disliked team they would least mind seeing win, The Amazing Race 6's model/actor-filled season ended somewhat aptly -- with Freddy Holliday and Kendra Bentley, engaged models from Miami, FL, winning the sixth edition of the race around the world... but CBS quickly attempting to wash the bad taste away via an extended promo for The Amazing Race 7, which premieres in only three weeks and promises a model-free cast.
Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's university experience -- filmed for an upcoming NBC reality series -- included a fraternity.
"Simple Life" star Nicole Richie and Los Angeles-based disc jockey Adam Goldstein are engaged, Zap2it.com reports.
"No Surprises Here," our episode summary for the third episode of the third edition of NBC's The Apprentice, written by aliciabbrown, is now available.
No one knows if NBC's The Contender will score a ratings knockout when it finally premieres, but one thing is clear -- it certainly has the "float like a butterfly" part of boxing legend Muhammad Ali's strategy down. NBC has announced yet another scheduled change for the upcoming Mark Burnett-produced reality series -- its fifth for those keeping score at home.
UPN has unveiled the identities of the wannabe models who will be competing on the upcoming "fourth cycle" of its popular America's Next Top Model reality series that premieres Wednesday, March 2 at 8PM/PT.
Hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton has said she has huge crushes on British princes William and Harry, the Sun reported Monday.
USA Network has announced the identities of the ten finalists who will be competing on the third season of its Nashville Star reality talent search series beginning Tuesday, March 1 at 10PM ET/PT.
"Oh Shut Up!," our episode summary for the eleventh episode of CBS's The Amazing Race 6, written by emydi, is now available.
"Rise Of The Underdogs," our episode summary for the fifth episode of GSN's American Dream Derby, written by realitybites, is now available.
"Shattered Innocence (Mine), or Adrienne Bags a Brady," our episode summary for the fourth episode of VH1's The Surreal Life 4 reality series, written by ginger, is now available.
The rapping nanny featured on Fox TV's "American Idol" San Francisco auditions this week was actually a comic in disguise, the New York Post revealed.
Don't look now, but the members of The Apprentice 3's college-educated Magna corporation are dropping like flies -- but given who they're losing, it might be the best thing that could happen to them.
Producers of popular Fox TV show "American Idol" are boosting security for judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul.
Confirming earlier reports that NBC would be the network to land Mark Burnett's previously announced Martha Stewart The Apprentice-like reality show, NBC announced today that it had indeed signed a deal to air the series -- and that not only will the series be like The Apprentice, it will in fact be The Apprentice.
Los Angeles prosecutors have decided not to nail billionaire hotel heiress Paris Hilton for allegedly vandalizing and stealing from a porn shop.
So much for The Bachelorette's much-ballyhooed perfect relationship record. Last year's The Bachelorette 2 couple is no more, with Meredith Phillips and Ian McKee having announced yesterday that they have ended their relationship.
Project Greenlight 3, the third edition of the Emmy-nominated behind-the-scenes filmmaking series that formerly aired on HBO, will premiere on Bravo on Tuesday, March 15, 2005 at 9PM ET/PT.
Billionaire Donald Trump prepared for auditions for the fourth season of his NBC reality show "The Apprentice" despite being a newlywed.
"Napoleon Dynamited," our episode summary for the second episode of the third edition of NBC's The Apprentice, written by TeamJoisey, is now available.
NBC "Fear Factor" contestants shocked themselves as they ran through wires hooked to a California substation and alarmed utility companies across America.