Reality TV People News - April 2005
A Finnish singer has taken aim at "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell with a song twitting his inability to compete on the show.
Paunchy Jack Osbourne, Ozzy's 19-year-old son, has made quick work of his kick-boxing debut in Thailand.
MTV "Newlyweds" stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson announced Wednesday they have purchased a luxury condo at the Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul may sue ABC News over a "Primetime Live" report on the hit Fox TV talent show, it was reported Wednesday.
KOCH Records, the independent record label that released last year's William Hung album, announced Thursday that it will release "Pray for the Soul of Betty," the self-titled debut album of American Idol 4 finalist Constantine Maroulis' former New York-based rock band, on May 10.
Mastercard affiliate MYplash has named its new debit card after "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul has revealed she suffers from a rare and painful physical disorder called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
Following on the heels on last week's USA Today interview comments in which she stated that Kimberly Stewart would replace previous co-star Nicole Richie on the next season of her The Simple Life Fox series, Paris Hilton has issued a statement that confirms the longstanding rumors that the former gal pals are no longer friends.
"American Idol" contender Constantine Maroulis smiles for the cameras, but still mourns a cousin killed in the World Trade Center attacks.
"American Idol" star Clay Aiken said his middle school classmates in Raleigh, N.C., would have been rich had they been paid for every time they teased him.
USA Network has announced that illness will once again prevent Nashville Star 3 host LeAnn Rimes from hosting tonight's penultimate episode of the country music reality competition series. As she did last week, fellow country artist Sara Evans will fill in for Rimes.
Clay Aiken has helped young people with intellectual disabilities and their Best Buddies plant more than 40 six-foot tall palm trees in Hollywood, Fla.
They placed first and second on Survivor: All Stars. They are one of the final five teams in The Amazing Race 7. And now, according to press reports, their wedding will take on what's become reality TV's biggest annual event of the year: the American Idol finale.
There is speculation in Hollywood that Nicole Richie might be replaced on Fox's "The Simple Life, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.
During the first seven episodes of NBC's reality-competition boxing show The Contender, co-hosts Sylvester Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard have made several references to the fact that contestant/lawyer Joey Gilbert (who will be fighting in this week's episode against Jimmy Lange) is the best and best-conditioned all-around athlete in the show's sixteen boxer field. Now, it appears that Stallone has found a way to use Joey's athleticism to his advantage.
Porn star Jenna Jameson has asked a federal judge in Phoenix to block publisher Judith Regan's claim to a financial stake in a reality TV deal.
The first winner of "The Apprentice" has extended his contract with Donald Trump's company for another year.
Billionaire TV star Donald Trump says will "be there" for troubled "The Apprentice" contestant Chris Shelton.
Nashville Star host LeAnn Rimes has been diagnosed with viral bronchitis, forcing her to take a sick leave from the USA Network show.
A New York U.S. District Judge Monday rejected Martha Stewart's request for an early release from house arrest.
The Apprentice master Donald Trump may have convinced Apprentice 3 contestant Chris Shelton to attempt to quit chewing tobacco, but clearly he was to unable to help the 22-year-old real estate investor resolve his anger management issues.
An "Amazing Race 6" couple that bickered their way through the reality show before being dumped has landed key U.S. radio, TV and magazine gigs.
Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton exercised an exit option in his contract with the Las Vegas Stardust casino, ending a lucrative five-year relationship.
Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne's 21-year-old daughter Aimee has had a lump removed from her breast in Los Angeles, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.
Former "American Idol" contender Jim Verraros, who made it into the top 10 of the first season, has announced he will release his first album this month.
In listings of the reality show contestants who were most successful in turning their fifteen minutes of fame into a showbiz career, the name most frequently found at the top is Survivor: The Australian Outback's Elisabeth Filarski Hasselbeck. Now Elisabeth can add a new title to her accomplishments: mother.
Sharon and Aimee Osbourne had to cancel their stage debut in a London production of "The Vagina Monologues," due to the daughter's unidentified illness.
Homebound Martha Stewart says four hours of commuting time into Manhattan is limiting her abilities to perform her daily activities.
The dating couple eliminated from "The Amazing Race" at the end of last week's episode are getting married, the New York Post reported.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul has had more traffic woes.
Despite reports yesterday that American Idol 4 finalist Scott Savol, 28, had been convicted of two prior misdemeanors, including one for an assault on the mother of his four-year-old son, Idol producers announced last night that they had already known about the convictions and that Scott would not be removed from the ongoing finals, which has been reduced to the final nine contestants.