Reality TV Show Update News - February 2009
Seth, a 27-year-old private party chef from New York, NY, emphasized his gameplay techniques and strategy and his love of Gordon Ramsey over his lack of experience in the kitchen during his time on Hell's Kitchen. However his lack of experience eventually caught up to him as he became the fourth contestant to be eliminated from the Fox reality cooking competition's fifth season during Thursday night's broadcast.
American Idol determined its next three eighth-season finalists last night, with Thursday night's live results show revealing that Kris Allen, Allison Iraheta and Adam Lambert had advanced to the Top 12 finals after receiving the most home viewer votes for their performances during Wednesday night's broadcast of the season's second semifinals group.
Jerry Sims thought his military experience would prepare him well for his time on Survivor: Tocantins. However, a sick stomach combined with intense Brazilian heat proved to be too much for the 49-year-old U.S. Army sergeant from Rock Hill, SC, causing him to become the third castaway eliminated from the CBS reality series during last night's broadcast.
Despite a record breaking stint on The Biggest Loser: Couples, Dane Patterson, a 27-year-old real estate appraiser from Mesa, AZ became the eleventh contestant be eliminated from the NBC weight-loss reality series during last night's conclusion of the show's two-night broadcast.
Hosea Rosenberg, a 26-year-old executive chef from Taos, NM who currently resides in Boulder, CO, was crowned Top Chef: New York's winner during Wednesday night's broadcast of the Bravo reality competition's finale.
The second group of 12 semifinalists from American Idol's Top 36 took to the stage and performed during last night's live broadcast of the Fox reality competition's eighth season.
Julia Anderson proved that consistency can pay off, as the 23-year-old magician's assistant from Dallas, TX was crowned as "America's Most Beautiful Person" during ABC's Monday night broadcast of the finale of its True Beauty beauty competition.
The "Married Couple" team of Steve and Linda Cole knew they wouldn't be the quickest team competing on The Amazing Race 14. And that combined with some unfortunate mistakes led to their becoming the second team eliminated from the CBS reality travel competition during last night's broadcast.
Charlie was responsible for only some of the many problems that doomed his Blue team during last night's episode of Hell's Kitchen. However the 24-year-old prep chef from Las Vegas, NV took the blame, as he became the third contestant to be eliminated from the Fox reality cooking competition.
Candace Smith made the wrong enemies at the wrong time in the Timbira tribe and paid the price for it, as the 31-year-old actress/model and event planner and former lawyer from Los Angeles, CA became the second castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Tocantins during last night's broadcast on CBS.
American Idol determined its first three eighth-season finalists last night, with Wednesday night's live results show revealing that Alexis Grace, Michael Sarver and Danny Gokey had advanced to the Top 12 finals after receiving the most home viewer votes for their performances during Tuesday night's broadcast of the season's first semifinals group.
The first group of 12 semifinalists from American Idol's Top 36 took the stage last night during the first live broadcast of the Fox reality competition's eighth season.
Shanon Thomas, 29-year-old massage therapist from Centerline, MI became the tenth contestant to be eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Couples during last night's broadcast of the NBC weight-loss reality series.
After narrowly avoiding elimination in her first visit to True Beauty's Hall of Beauty elimination gallery, Laura Leigh wasn't as lucky in her second trip, resulting in her departure from the ABC beauty competition during Monday night's broadcast.
Despite her hope that she had found the "best friend she could marry," Jillian Harris found out that thirteenth-season The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick only saw her as a "best friend" when she was eliminated from last night's broadcast of the ABC reality dating series.
"Dating Couple" Jennifer Hopka and Preston McCamy's constant bickering and inability to win a final sprint to the finish line led to them becoming the first couple eliminated from the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Survivor kicked off its eigtheenth edition with a blindside after the boisterous nature of Carolina Eastwood, a 26-year-old bartender from Los Angeles, CA led to her becoming the first castaway voted out of Survivor: Tocantins during Thursday's premiere broadcast on CBS.
Ray Seitz, a 29-year-old artist from San Diego, CA,was revealed to be the sixth contestant to be eliminated from True Beauty during Tuesday's broadcast of the ABC beauty competition.
Blaine Cotter, a 27-year-old college counselor from Gilbert, AZ, became the ninth contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser: Couples during Tuesday's night's broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss competition.
American Idol's eighth-season dream ended for a roomful of Hollywood Week hopefuls during Tuesday night's Fox broadcast of the week's final elimination round.
A week after narrowly surviving elimination due to Jason Mesnick's concerns about her readiness to settle down and start a family, Naomi Crespo, a 24-year-old flight attendant from Carlsbad, CA was eliminated from The Bachelor during Monday's broadcast on ABC.
Ji was hardly the weakest link on Hell's Kitchen's fifth-season Red Team. However, after suffering an injury that left her hobbled during the show's second dinner service, the 33-year-old private caterer from Palisades Park, NJ withdrew from the show at the conclusion of last night's broadcast of the Fox reality cooking competition.
American Idol's eighth-season dream ended for more than two dozen additional Hollywood Week hopefuls during last night's Fox broadcast of the week's second elimination round.
The Silver team of Carla Triplett, a 36-year-old assistant bank manager, and her best friend Joelle Gwynn, a 41-year-old non-profit founder, from Southfield, MI, came to The Biggest Loser: Couples to lose weight, but ended up losing a friendship instead.
American Idol's eighth-season dream ended for a third of the season's 147 Hollywood Week hopefuls during last night's Fox broadcast of the week's initial elimination round.
Forty-three contestants were cut, leaving 104 contestants in the running for American Idol's 36 eighth-season semifinals slots.
Chelsea Bush, a 21-year old model/artist from Brentwood, TN, may admit to not having the most "perfect face" among her fellow contestants on True Beauty. However it was her lack of "inner beauty" that got her booted from the ABC beauty competition during last night's broadcast.
Stephanie Hogan's southern charm and sweet personality helped to endear her to both The Bachelor star Jason Mesnick as well as the show's four other remaining bachelorettes.