Reality TV People News - March 2007
As if being a member of the boy-band N Sync in the late 1990s wasn't bad enough, Joey Fatone was also referred to as "Fat One," a clever play on his last name. So when the 30-year-old was cast to compete on Dancing with the Stars' fourth season, he decided enough was enough.
Despite competing on Dancing with the Stars' fourth season and having an undefeated record as a professional boxer, Laila Ali is showing she's more of a lover than a fighter.
Despite not being old enough to follow his father's footsteps on the dance floor, John O'Hurley said his 3-month-old son William already has one of dad's other signature traits down pat.
His sitcom project with ABC might have fallen through, but former American Idol fourth season finalist Constantine Maroulis has finally found his way back onto television.
Those wacky Laguna Beach kids can't seem to stay out of trouble.
If co-creators Bertram van Munster and Elise Doganieri think its difficult putting together a season of The Amazing Race, think of how much harder it would be if Oprah Winfrey was their boss.
The Real Housewives of Orange County isn't a reality competition series, but one of its stars is using the fame she's garnered from the Bravo show to launch a music career.
First it was reported that The X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne was being imported from Britain for the upcoming second season of America's Got Talent. Now it looks like American Idol judge Randy Jackson might get exported to the U.K. to serve as a critic on The X Factor.
Project Runway judge Nina Garcia gave birth over the weekend to what should be a well-dressed baby, as she and her husband David Conrod reportedly welcomed their first child together, Lucas Alexander Conrod.
Dancing with the Stars producers may want to start checking fourth season contestant Heather Mills for duct tape or super glue, as the former British model has reportedly bet that her prosthetic left leg will stay on throughout the reality competition series.
Janice Dickinson has presumably been banned from numerous venues throughout her life, but never one this close to her heart.
Already a popular Simon Cowell-like critic on Cowell's popular Idol-like The X-Factor British reality competition series, Sharon Osbourne may be taking her expertise as a talent scout across the Atlantic.
U.S. Navy Lieutenant Andy Baldwin proved during the wrap party for ABC's The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman that he's more than just a pretty face.
Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott's new inn just got a little more crowded, as the couple recently welcomed their first child.
Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Shanna Moakler blew-out some birthday candles this past weekend and re-ignited the flame with her estranged husband Travis Barker.
After years of hiding behind demonic face paint, former KISS frontman and guitarist Gene Simmons has received an upgrade.
Normally it's the American Idol women who share their weight-loss tips, but fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks has some dietary advice as well.
Two-time Dancing with the Stars champ Cheryl Burke is excited, and it's not just because she's ready to defend her crown on the upcoming fourth season of the ABC reality competition series. Instead, the 22-year-old professional dancer is basking in the enjoyment of her relationship with Matthew Lawrence, the younger brother of Joey Lawrence, Burke's former third season competitor.
TLC is giving What Not to Wear co-host Stacy London her own talk show? Shut Up!
For Simon Cowell, American Idol means one thing and one thing only.
While it may only be a minimum-security prison, it's not like original Survivor winner Richard Hatch is lounging around naked on the beaches of Panama.
Think there's an unspoken attraction between American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul?
Bob Guiney thinks the future is bright for recently eliminated American Idol 6 finalist Brandon Rogers -- and after turning an unsuccessful appearance on ABC's The Bachelorette into a starring role on the fourth season of The Bachelor, he probably should know.
An attorney for Magdaleno Olmos -- a former assistant production accountant who filed a lawsuit accusing American Idol 4 hopeful Mario Vazquez of sexual harassment and alleging Idol fired him once he reported it -- says that despite Vazquez' public comments claiming otherwise, he believes Vazquez did not willingly choose to withdraw from the reality show's fourth season.
Throughout her 21 year career, American Idol judge Paula Abdul said she's "never had so much bulls**t" written about her as what's currently circulating in the media. But during a interview published on Entertainment Weekly's website on Friday, she revealed at least one other person who's had it worse -- Antonella Barba.
When Mario Vazquez withdrew from the fourth season of American Idol due to "personal reasons," it left viewers wondering why the popular finalist cut his journey on the Fox mega-hit short. Now, two years later, another reason for Vazquez' departure may be forthcoming.
Jennifer Hudson proved once again to be a dream girl, winning the Entertainer of the Year honor at the 21st annual Soul Train Music Awards in Pasadena, Calif.
Apparently on a philanthropic kick, American Idol judge Simon Cowell has signed on with PETA to create a new public service announcement informing viewers of the dangers of leaving dogs in hot vehicles.
Should Antonella Barba's American Idol journey come to an end, the 20-year-old Point Pleasant, NJ native apparently won't have to look too hard for work.
It looks as if Alex Angarita will need to use his knowledge as an attorney more than the survival skills he learned as a castaway on CBS' Survivor: Fiji.
If the "American Idol" gig flames out for her, New Jersey's Antonella Barba apparently can just walk on over to the wild side without skipping a beat.
Several former reality TV contestants are making their mark in the world of country music.
Gary "Papa Smurf" Stritesky survived both a tour of Vietnam and work as a taxi cab driver -- but the 55-year-old couldn't make it as a castaway on CBS' Survivor: Fiji -- as the Ramsey, MN school bus driver was evacuated from his plush Moto camp during last Thursday night's broadcast due to medical reasons.
It will be tough for Jason Wahler to pick-up women and get loaded with his buddies from behind bars, which is exactly where he's heading. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles court sentenced the former Laguna Beach and The Hills star to two months in jail for the beating of two men.
It looks as if Prince Lorenzo Borghese is officially unlucky in love. Or perhaps just indecisive.
Jennifer Hudson found herself in familiar surroundings last Thursday night when she paid a surprise visit to the Top 20 semifinalists competing on the sixth season of American Idol.
Former disqualified American Idol 2 semifinalist Frenchie Davis is crying foul over the fact that Idol's producers are allowing sixth season finalist Antonella Barba to remain in the mega-hit Fox reality competition series despite the emergence of numerous provocative photos of the 20-year-old Point Pleasant, NJ native.
Filming for the repeatedly delayed fifth season of The Simple Life was anything but simple for co-star Nicole Richie when she was briefly hospitalized for dehydration last Friday, People reported on Saturday.
Oscar-winning "Dreamgirls" actress Jennifer Hudson said in an interview in Burbank, Calif., she wanted to do the Jackie Robinson story.
Bobby Brown's broadcasting gig ended as a Washington radio station rescinded its offer to pay his back child support so he could be released from jail.
Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, "The Donald's" two oldest children, are set to share their "secrets" for getting rich in invitation-only seminars.
Shaquille O'Neal is an NBA star, rapper, veteran of several movies and even a reserve police officer. Now the 7 foot, 300-plus pound O'Neal will reportedly try his hand at reality television.
Days after fellow former fifth season American Idol finalist Katharine McPhee went on television to pronounce that her breasts are real, Kellie Pickler apparently isn't planning on making any similar attempts to address speculation about her own seemingly more buxom bosom.
Season five champ Taylor Hicks is hoping he's not the first American Idol winner to see his debut album sell less than a million copies.
According to Chris Daughtry, appearing as a finalist on the fifth season of Fox's American Idol was both a blessing and a curse.