Reality TV Show Update News - March 2005
Fox's American Idol voted out the third of its twelve finalists during last night's results show, with Jessica Sierra, a 19-year-old from Tampa, FL, being eliminated from the reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest audience votes.
Feeling homesick for her young son and also suffering from the judge's perception that her off-camera personality didn't match that of a professional model, Noelle, a 20-year-old realtor's assistant from Reno, NV, became the fourth girl eliminated from the fourth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's UPN broadcast.
Despite using the Fast Forward and finishing first during the first leg of last night's special two-hour The Amazing Race 7 broadcast, Ray Housteau and Deana Shane weren't as lucky in the second half of last night's CBS broadcast, finishing last and getting eliminated in South Africa.
The "angel on his shoulder" -- his wife Yamilka -- propelled the East's Peter Manfredo Jr. (now 22-1, 10 KOs) to a stunning come-from-behind win over the West's Miguel Espino (now 9-2-1, 3 KOs) in his "second chance" on the fifth episode of NBC's The Contender. All three judges scored the five-round bout 48-47 (3 rounds for Peter, 2 for Miguel), giving the East its first win in the series.
After a recap of the season last week, The Apprentice 3 was back with an all-new episode this week.
And then there were ten. Following an unprecendented week that saw Fox's American Idol throw out all its votes and rebroadcast its performance episode, the show finally revealed the identity of its second eliminated finalist during last evening's special Thursday results show, sending Mikalah Gordon, a 17-year-old from Las Vegas, NV, out of the competition.
His redneck god having apparently betrayed him and decided to strike his sorry soul off the island, James Miller became the latest Ulong tribe member to be voted out of the game during CBS's special Wednesday broadcast of Survivor: Palau's sixth episode.
Discovering the hard way that repeatedly acting like a wannabe diva is a poor way to endure yourself to the judges of the competition in which you are competing, Brandy, a 20-year-old cosmetology student from Houston, TX, became the third girl eliminated from the fourth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's UPN broadcast.
Three consecutive eighth place finishes finally caught up with The Amazing Race 7's mother and son team of Susan and Patrick Vaughn. Once again finishing eighth in the fourth race leg where only the race's top seven finishers would continue, the duo became the latest The Amazing Race 7 team to get eliminated from the competition.
In the fourth episode of NBC's reality-competition boxing show The Contender, chicken pox ended up giving one boxer a second chance, while two other boxers left without the $1 million first prize.
A lack of confidence can cost you in life -- and Sarah, a 22-year-old waitress from Baltimore, MD became the latest person to learn that lesson, becoming the second finalist to be eliminated from the fourth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's UPN broadcast.
Shaking up Survivor: Palau for the second time in its first twelve days, CBS's special Wednesday broadcast of Palau's fifth episode featured both the decimated Ulong and previously unstoppable Koror tribes being forced to attend Tribal Council and each vote out a tribe member, resulting in Ulong's Angie Jakusz and Koror's Willard Smith being eliminated from the game.
Fox's American Idol finals voted out the first of its twelve finalists during last night's results show, with Lindsey Cardinale, a 20-year-old from Ponchatoula, LA, being eliminated from the reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest audience votes.
What started so well for Race team Debbie Cloyed and Bianca Smith came to a sudden and abrupt end during last night's broadcast of CBS's third episode of The Amazing Race 7.
VH1's 'Celebrity Fit Club' ends with 'Bastards' team win and Daniel Baldwin drug addiction admissionMarch 15, 2005
Ralphie May might have lost the original edition of NBC's Last Comic Standing reality series, but he made up for it during his second reality TV experience, captaining his "Three Fat Bastards and One Black Beyotch" team to victory during the finale of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club weight loss competition that aired Sunday evening.
The grudge match that everyone wanted to see in the third episode of NBC's reality-competition boxing show The Contender is over, but the complete domination of West boxers over East boxers continues unabated.
Stripped of her snuggle alliance with de facto Survivor: Palau Ulong tribe leader Jeff Wilson following his injury-caused departure from the game, delicate former beauty queen Kimberly Mullen knew her poor work ethic and weak link status would make her a target at the tribe's next Tribal Council. What she didn't know was how quickly it would come, with Ulong voting Kimberly out of the Survivor tribe after it lost yet another Immunity Challenge, its fourth consecutive immunity loss to the still undefeated Koror tribe.
The teams might have been shaken up ahead of time, but the "street-smart" NetWorth team still couldn't stop its three-challenge losing streak, leading to the dismissal of Florida entrepreneur John Gafford in the eighth episode of NBC's The Apprentice 3. Nine candidates have now been eliminated (including one that "quit"), leaving nine still striving for future employment by Donald Trump.
Will East Coast boxing survive NBC's The Contender?
Fox's American Idol 4 has revealed its Top 12 finalists, with Amanda Avila, Janay Castine, Nikko Smith and Travis Tucker being eliminated from the competition during the live broadcast of last evening's results show.
With its fourteen finalists determined at the conclusion of last week's premiere, the fourth season of UPN's America's Next Top Model got down to business last night and began its weekly photo shoot eliminations. Unfortunately for Brita, a 25-year-old waitress from La Cañada, California, the judges determined that her photos were the most lacking, resulting in her elimination from the modeling competition.
One of the real surprises when the cast for NBC's The Contender was announced was that Peter Manfredo, Jr., a promising middleweight with a 21-0 record who was ranked #3 in the world by the World Boxing Organization, had agreed to become one of the 16 contestants on the reality-competition boxing show. A bigger surprise, shown on the March 7 premiere episode of The Contender, was that Peter became the first contestant eliminated from the show, as he suffered his first pro defeat at the hands of Alfonso Gomez, Jr. (now 11-2-1 as a pro).
A small-time singer from Mumbai has won the "Indian Idol" talent competition, the Calcutta Telegraph reported Sunday.
Having quickly changed from an asset to a liability following an ankle injury that occurred during Thursday's broadcast, Jeff Wilson, the well-liked 21-year-old personal trainer from Ventura, California, was voted out of Survivor: Palau's Ulong tribe following their third consecutive Immunity Challenge loss.
For the second week in a row The Apprentice's high school-educated Networth team failed to execute on its assigned task -- and in what has been a very common occurrence, its losing project manager, Audrey Evans, later found herself being fired from The Apprentice 3.
Fox's American Idol 4 continued its semifinals elimination process this week, with Monday and Tuesday's second round performance shows culminating in last night's Wednesday results show that eliminated four more semifinalists (two male, two female) from the talent competition.
ABC's 'Bachelorette 3' ends with Jen Schefft rejecting both John Paul Merritt and selected suitor Jerry FerrisMarch 1, 2005
In the end, similar to the long-running reality franchise's ongoing ratings decline, ABC's third The Bachelorette edition ended not with a bang but with a whimper.