Reality TV People News - February 2007
Paris Hilton could find herself parked in a Hollywood lockup after allegedly tooling down Sunset Boulevard without a valid license.
Country singer Sara Evans filed a motion in a Tennessee court accusing her estranged husband, Craig Schelske, of stalling in their divorce proceedings.
British reality TV star Jade Goody was the subject of angry calls by a Sri Lankan angry that Goody was welcomed in India after making racist comments.
Oh, by the way. They're real, and they're spectacular.
Apparently anticipating a more traditional marriage then the one he had with former Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica co-star Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey has reportedly asked Vanessa Minnillo's father Vince for his daughter's hand in marriage.
Despite living in the Playboy Mansion with three of his girlfriends, it looks like Hugh Hefner truly has eyes for only one of them.
Jordan Knight, the former New Kids on the Block singer and two-time The Surreal Life housemate, is the proud papa of a second son.
Wedding bells will soon be ringing for first season The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic and E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi, as the couple reportedly announced they'll exchange vows on Saturday, September 1 in Ravello, Italy.
Jennifer Hudson is living a dream and has no plans to wake up.
Donald Trump says he wants to be permanently linked to the golf course he owns in New Jersey by building a mausoleum where he and his family can be buried.
American Idol 2 had Frenchie Davis. American Idol 5 had Becky O'Donohue. And now the sixth season of the Fox mega-hit has Antonella Barba.
Fantasia Barrino may have lost-out on the chance to star in Dreamgirls, but the American Idol 3 winner will apparently get to show her acting abilities after all.
Before there was Rob and Amber, there was Trista and Ryan. While "Romber" don't have plans for children in their immediate future, the same can't be said for The Bachelorette's Trista and Ryan Sutter -- the couple has announced that they are expecting the birth of their first child.
After waltzing with the likes of Joey McIntyre, Master P and Harry Hamlin on the first three seasons of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, motherhood should be a piece of cake for Ashly DelGrosso.
Until she met future husband Jesse James when she took her godson on a tour of the Discovery Channel's Monster Garage set several years ago, actress Sandra Bullock had apparently not yet learned to not judge a book by its cover.
Nicole Richie pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said.
Ryan Seacrest said he's uncomfortable watching episodes of American Idol Rewind -- and it's not just because he sees himself standing next to Brian Dunkleman.
Academy Award nominee Jennifer Hudson skipped the pre-Oscar hoopla in Los Angeles to sing at her hometown church in Chicago.
Move over The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, there's a new former Survivor: The Australian Outback castaway on daytime television -- Colby Donaldson.
The attention Jeffrey Sebelia has received for winning the third season of Bravo's Project Runway isn't translating into the same amount of success heaped on those who win other reality talent competition series, such as Fox's American Idol.
The pair that won Fox's Skating with Celebrities has become a trio, as Kristy Swanson and Lloyd Eisler reportedly welcomed the birth of their son on Friday.
Every dog has his day, and it appears that Dog the Bounty Hunter star Duane "Dog" Chapman will have his as well -- in court.
Anna Nicole Smith's will, filed in 2001 in Los Angeles, clouded who inherits her estate because her son Daniel, who died last year, was named as sole heir.
Jennifer Hudson is making history.
Royal Bahamas Police were seen Thursday searching Horizons, the Nassau residence shared by the late Anna Nicole Smith and her companion Howard K. Stern.
A Broward County, Fla., judge Thursday ordered another DNA sample taken from the remains of Anna Nicole Smith and that her body should be embalmed.
Ty Pennington is known as the lead designer and host of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, but the 41-year-old said he's "just an artist lucky enough to have an outlet."
Cheryl Burke helped eliminate Joey Lawrence during the third season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars -- and now the 22-year-old two-time champion of the ABC reality competition series is reportedly dating Joey's little brother Matthew.
The estranged father of Anna Nicole Smith said in an interview in New York that, even though it's been years since he's seen Smith, her death hit him hard.
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer and companion Howard K. Stern said one of her last wishes was to be buried next to her son, Daniel, in the Bahamas.
"Illegal Aliens," Anna Nicole Smith's final film, will be distributed in May, Edgewood Productions, Rutland Vt., and MTI Home Videos, Miami, announced.
A Broward County, Fla., judge Wednesday conducted emergency hearings on who should receive Anna Nicole Smith's body for burial.
A judge in the Bahamas has prohibited Howard K. Stern from taking the late Anna Nicole Smith's daughter out of the country.
A California court has vacated its ruling that the Broward County, Fla., medical examiner hold Anna Nicole Smith's body until paternity tests were performed.
The founder of New Jersey-based TrimSpa, the weight-loss pill Anna Nicole Smith endorsed, said he never saw Smith use another weight-loss product or drugs.
It will be billionaire hair versus billionaire hair at WrestleMania 23 on Sunday, April 1 in Detroit when The Apprentice star Donald Trump puts his famous coif on the line against that of World Wrestling Entertainment chairman Vince McMahon.
A court order will be needed to release the body of Anna Nicole Smith for burial, Broward County, Fla., Medical Examiner Joshua Perper said.
It was only several weeks ago that former American Idol 5 finalist Bucky Covington was living in Nashville with his wife Crystal and putting the finishing touches on his debut album.
American Idol 6 contestant Robyn Troup proved that there's more than one way to capture America's attention this week.
As part of her acceptance of The Bachelor: Paris bachelor Travis Stork's final rose and a $90,000 ring, Sarah Stone "promised" to pursue a relationship with the 34-year-old emergency room doctor. And she's followed through on that promise -- only her relationship with Stork isn't a romantic one.
Authorities questioned Howard K. Stern, Anna Nicole Smith's companion, in the September death of Smith's son Daniel, the Bahamas' chief magistrate said.
In a side story to the death of Anna Nicole Smith, a Bahamian immigration official said he won't resign over photographs of him and Smith in bed.
Hollywood, Fla., police Tuesday released the 911 tape for Anna Nicole Smith in which Smith was said to be "not breathing and not responsive."
Clay Aiken apparently thinks the tabloids do such a lousy job creating what he describes as "fabricated tales and pics involving his sex life" that he's inviting Claymates and the rest of his fans to come up with their own lurid tales through a "Build-Your-Own-Scandal" contest on his blog.
The custody battle for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter will move to the Bahamas, where an ex-boyfriend said he will ask for a DNA sample from the late Smith.
Police in North Carolina said the father of "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler was arrested for allegedly assaulting a female companion with a steak knife.
The scene shifted from the United States to the Bahamas as figures in the custody battle for Anna Nicole Smith's 5-month-old daughter went to the island.
"American Idol" Carrie Underwood and British singer Oliver Trevena are reported dating after being spotted in Los Angeles.
Country singer Sara Evans' divorce from husband Craig Schelske is finalized and awaiting a judge's signature in Tennessee.
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn Hope, is in the care of Howard K. Stern's mother in the Bahamas, People magazine reports.
Goen Technologies' TrimSpa weight-loss Web site homepage Friday was a stark black-and-white memorial to U.S. model-spokeswoman Anna Nicole Smith.
The sister of Anna Nicole Smith, in an interview in New York, said she was proud that Smith had "made something of herself."
The Los Angeles paternity case for Anna Nicole Smith's daughter took another turn: Prince Frederick von Anhalt, husband of Zsa Zsa Gabor, says he's the dad.
More tests are needed to determine a cause of death of ex-model Anna Nicole Smith, the Broward County, Fla., medical examiner said Friday.
With autopsy results still pending, Anna Nicole Smith's mother Virginia Arthur said drugs may have played a role in her 39-year-old daughter's sudden death on Thursday afternoon.
Akron Watson is still wondering why his golden ticket isn't a valid pass to the Hollywood Round of American Idol's sixth season -- and unfortunately for the 23-year-old Dallas, TX singer -- Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe couldn't provide a definitive answer.
A judge in Los Angeles Friday denied an emergency request for DNA to be extracted from Anna Nicole Smith's body as part of a paternity suit.
While Larry Birkhead's relationship with Anna Nicole Smith had been rocky in recent months, the 34-year-old photographer -- who claims to be the father of Smith's baby daughter Dannielynn Hope -- has turned his website into a tribute.
One would think it takes more than a motorcycle to reach almost 100 million people -- but that's what the boys from American Chopper accomplished on Super Bowl Sunday -- as members of the Teutul family appeared in two commercials during CBS' broadcast of the NFL championship game on February 4.
The Medical Examiner's Office in Broward County, Fla., says an autopsy will be conducted Friday to determine the cause of Anna Nicole Smith's death.
Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire apparently can't get enough of each other.
The body of Anna Nicole Smith was taken to the Broward County, Fla., medical examiner, who will determine what caused the death of the 39-year-old celebrity.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, whose magazine named Anna Nicole Smith Playmate of the Year in 1993, said he was sad to hear of her death in Florida Thursday.
Anna Nicole Smith, the former Playboy playmate who appeared on her own The Anna Nicole Show E! reality series, died Thursday after collapsing at a South Florida hotel.
American Idol judge Simon Cowell takes a lot of grief for the criticism he constantly gives contestants -- but you won't hear former fifth season finalist Bucky Covington complaining.
Akron Watson had a golden ticket in hand during Tuesday night's American Idol broadcast of auditions from San Antonio -- but the 23-year-old Dallas-born singer won't be appearing in the Hollywood Round.
Anna Nicole Smith and the diet pill company she endorses were named in a suit filed in Los Angeles, alleging false and misleading marketing.
Just like her performance on the fifth season of Fox's American Idol, Katharine McPhee's debut album earned second place during its first week on The Billboard 200 album sales chart.
MTV's reality series Bam's Unholy Union follows Bam Margera and Missy Rothstein as they prepare for their wedding -- but the former Jackass star said he's confident his marriage won't fall for the curse that has already claimed Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson as well as Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler as victims.
Although original Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll says he's "not bitter" about past comments made by fashion designer Tim Gunn, it appears the two still won't be dining out together anytime soon.
It doesn't matter if her next relationship is with a star or a schmo -- Jessica Simpson says her Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica experience taught her to keep her love life on the down-low.
It's apparently no joke, as Jackass star Johnny Knoxville and Melanie Klapp, his wife of more than 11 years, have reportedly separated, according to People.
When Sarah Blakely finished second on Fox's The Rebel Billionaire reality series in January 2005, Virgin founder Richard Branson handed her $750,000 to start her own charity. Now the creator of Spanx footless pantyhose is "paying it forward," donating $1 million to Oprah Winfrey's recently opened Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa school.
Apparently, Lauri Waring is no Carol Brady. Waring, one of the five women featured on Bravo's second season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, "has changed," according to her son Josh -- and he doesn't think it's been for the better.
The MTV personality known as "Uncle Don Vito" was ordered to stand trial on charges he inappropriately touched three Colorado teenage girls during a tour.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against a company selling the viewing rights to many of Paris Hilton's possessions.
Jennifer Hudson, an Oscar nominee and a Golden Globe award winner for "Dreamgirls," says she was "abused" on the U.S. TV show "American Idol."
First Project Runway star Tim Gunn got his own TV show, now he's getting a new job. Liz Claiborne Inc. has announced that, after spending the last 23 years at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, Gunn will become the company's new chief creative officer.