Reality TV News - April 2010
Despite being on the losing side of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' first post-merge Tribal Council, things seemed to be looking up for former Heroes tribe member Amanda Kimmel when former Villains outcast Sandra Diaz-Twine agreed to join the Heroes and give them a 5-4 vote advantage at the competition's next Tribal Council.
Bret Michaels may be able to attend 'Celebrity Apprentice' live finale
Kat Von D is reportedly returning to TLC for another installment of LA Ink.
Siobhan Magnus feels American Idol's judges made the right choice in saving Michael Lynche three weeks ago even though it meant "The Judges' Save" wasn't available to be prevent her own elimination last night.
VH1 has announced The OCD Project, a new reality series that will feature ordinary people suffering from severe forms of obsessive compulsive disorder, will premiere on Thursday, May 27 at 10PM ET/PT.
Wayne Brady, Tim Gunn, Nick Jonas, Wynonna Judd, Jay Mohr and Martha Stewart have signed up for the U.S. television special "I Get That a Lot," CBS said.
So much for American Idol judges' belief that this season was likely to be "a girls year."
While the events leading up to their recent separation have been anything but discreet, Jesse James and Sandra Bullock's divorce will reportedly likely be a clean split.
Despite suffering a massive brain hemorrhage that could have cost him his life, Bret Michaels apparently plans to be back on the road in several weeks barring no further setbacks.
Kenward "Boo" Bernis reportedly ran into some legal trouble over an alleged confrontation with a woman that became physical.
Jake Pavelka says he "didn't really expect" to be on the verge of tears after he was ousted from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season with professional partner Chelsie Hightower.
Jesse James is accepting full responsibility for his wife Sandra Bullock's decision to file for divorce after infidelity allegations surfaced against the reality TV star.
Kate Gosselin claims being booted from Dancing with the Stars is still bumming her out.
Sandra Bullock has announced that she's filed for divorce from husband Jesse James and revealed that the couple adopted a newborn son in January -- only a few months before infidelity allegations against the reality star surfaced.
Former The Bachelor star Jake Pavelka and professional partner Chelsie Hightower became the fifth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season during Tuesday night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
American Idol's Top 6 ninth-season finalists took to the stage during last night's live performance show broadcast on Fox.
Adam Jasinski apparently wasn't the only former Big Brother ninth-season houseguest involved in an alleged drug trafficking ring.
American Idol has announced the dates and locations of its American Idol Live! 2010 concert tour.
On-again/off-again The Bachelor couple Charlie O'Connell and Sarah Brice are officially off-again.
Bret Michaels showed encouraging signs on Tuesday by moving his limbs and talking after suffering a major brain hemorrhage late last week -- however the day's news wasn't entirely encouraging.
Bret Michaels is currently in stable condition and has also been talking and moving his limbs after suffering a massive brain hemorrhage late last week.
The Amazing Race's producers are apparently attempting to launch a similar-sounding reality competition on ABC.
Matt McDonald was apparently arrested for the second time in three days.
Louis van Amstel has clarified and apologized for recent remarks he made that ousted Dancing with the Stars' tenth-season celebrity participant Kate Gosselin "needs a psychologist."
Donations from Hugh Hefner and the Tiffany & Co. Foundation helped the Trust for Public Land buy the property on which the famed Hollywood sign sits.
Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger is becoming a familiar figure atop the Dancing with the Stars leaderboard.
David "Davey" McLaughlin, an expert woodsman who appeared on Discovery Channel's American Loggers reality series, died late Friday due to apparent complications from diabetes. He was 45.
Simon Cowell can reportedly afford all the bad haircuts and tight T-shirts he wants.
The Amazing Race is the only show to win the Emmy for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program since the category was first created in 2002 -- an honor Donald Trump feels the CBS series doesn't deserve.
Fox will reportedly try to help people overcome their biggest fears via a new reality series.
The Hills' final 12 episodes will begin airing this week, however Kristin Cavallari claims there's a chance for MTV to order 12 more.
Czechoslovakian-born supermodel Paulina Porizkova is critical of Heidi Montag, Kate Hudson and Madonna, citing reports they underwent plastic surgery.
Dancing with the Stars couple Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy continue to play coy about whether they have become more than just dance partners -- despite the best efforts of Ryan Seacrest.
NeNe Leakes has denied recent reports that she's dating Charles Grant, an NFL football star who is scheduled to face trial for involuntary manslaughter next month.
Donald Trump isn't a doctor, however he offered a grim prognosis for The Celebrity Apprentice star Bret Michaels, who suffered a massive brain hemorrhage late last week.
Jesse James has returned home from his reported stint in sex-addiction rehab.
The Celebrity Apprentice's seven remaining celebrity contestants all survived to continue to compete for another day during Sunday night's two-hour broadcast on NBC.
U.S. rocker and reality TV star Bret Michaels is expected to undergo more tests this week to locate the source of bleeding in his brain, his Web site said.
The "Detectives" team of Louis Stravato and Michael Naylor survived to compete in The Amazing Race's penultimate sixteenth-season leg despite a last-place finish during Sunday night's broadcast of the Race's tenth leg.
Kate Gosselin will apparently still be plus eight for Kate Plus 8.
Fox announced on Friday that last week's Idol Gives Back fundraising special has raised almost $45 million.
Bret Michaels is still in critical condition and doctors are still trying to find the source of bleeding that caused The Celebrity Apprentice participant and former Rock of Love star to suffer a massive brain hemorrhage.
The Dancing with the Stars atmosphere is apparently much better now that Kate Gosselin is gone.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was front-and-center for a motivational speech by Elvis Presley's stepbrother at a suburban Chicago church.
A cast member of "The Real Housewives of Orange County" is engaged in dueling lawsuits with a man who claimed he was her secret beau, court documents show.
Bret Michaels remains hospitalized under "intense observation" a day after The Celebrity Apprentice participant and former Rock of Love star suffered a massive brain hemorrhage.
Not only did "J.T." James Thomas not trust the women on the Villains tribe, but he also claims he didn't have complete confidence in the women on his own Heroes tribe.
Bret Michaels was rushed to an undisclosed hospital on Friday and is in critical condition after doctors discovered The Celebrity Apprentice participant and former Rock of Love star had suffered a massive hemorrhage causing bleeding at the base of his brain.
Russell Hantz has reportedly lived up to his villain billing.
Ali Fedotowsky claims she had a close encounter with the Iceland volcano while filming The Bachelorette's upcoming installment -- however luckily for her, it was right before it blew its top.
"J.T." James Thomas thought he had all angles covered heading into the first Tribal Council after the game's tribal merge, however he was done in by an untrustworthy pseudo-ally in Russell Hantz and an even more underhanded Parvati Shallow.
Another former Big Brother ninth-season houseguest is apparently in trouble with the law.
Seth Aaron Henderson was crowned Project Runway's seventh-season winner during last night's finale broadcast of the Lifetime reality competition series.
Professional wrestler and reality TV personality Hulk Hogan is suing Wells Fargo Insurance Services for alleged malpractice, Florida court records show.
Timothy "Tim" Urban was knew his American Idol journey was in jeopardy of ending during last night's live results show, however he was okay with that.
VH1 announced it has renewed Fantasia For Real for a second season.
A divorce between Jesse James and Sandra Bullock is reportedly imminent due to his alleged infidelity, however the Oscar-winning actress is concerned about how it will impact her three step-children with the reality TV star.
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is claiming he never wanted primary custody of his eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin and is blaming his former attorney Anthony List for making a court filing requesting it.
Oxygen has announced Dance Your Ass Off's second season will premiere Monday, June 7 at 11PM ET/PT.
American viewers may reportedly get the chance to watch a couple of British reality series on a U.S. broadcast network this summer.
American Idol eliminated Timothy "Tim" Urban and determined its Top 6 ninth-season finalists during Wednesday night's live results show broadcast on Fox.
Julie Chen's first foray into motherhood could reportedly land her a new job.
Jon Gosselin has fired his lawyer and claims he now plans on settling his current custody dispute with ex-wife Kate Gosselin on his own.
Kelly Clarkson apparently has a winning solution for the self-described "lose-lose situation" she was in regarding a cigarette company sponsoring and promoting her upcoming Indonesian concert.
Jake Harris is in hot water after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest when he failed to appear for a scheduled court hearing on Wednesday, however the Deadliest Catch star's lawyer claims it was a simple mistake.
So You Think You Can Dance has revealed the 12 former contestants who will be part of the all-stars pool that will serve as possible partners for the show's seventh-season finalists.
Anslee's stunning face was not enough to keep her in the competition any longer.
Crystal Bowersox is insisting there's no beef between her and Ryan Seacrest.
Kate Gosselin claims that she had "mixed emotions" about her Dancing with the Stars' ouster.
Kelly Clarkson claims she had no knowledge that a cigarette company is sponsoring and promoting her upcoming concert in Indonesia but added that terminating the sponsorship or canceling the show are apparently not options.
American Idol's Top 7 ninth-season finalists took to the stage during last night's live performance episode broadcast on Fox.
Whitney Port is apparently hoping to follow in Lauren Conrad's footsteps as a best-selling author.
Simon Cowell is apparently a guilty pleasure for a large majority of British women.
Kayden Nguyen has reportedly received some support in her civil lawsuit against Steven Seagal.
Food Network has revealed the identities of the 12 culinary contestants competing on The Next Food Network Star's sixth season, which will premiere with a two-hour episode on Sunday, June 9 at 9PM ET/PT.
History has announced it has ordered an American adaptation of Top Gear, a long-running British reality series that combines cars and comedy.
Former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin and professional partner Tony Dovolani became the fourth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season during Tuesday night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
'American Idol' judges pummel finalist Crystal Bowersox with praise
'American Idol' champ Kelly Clarkson in overseas smoking controversy
'Octomom' Nadya Suleman tells Oprah she'll never do reality TV
Katelyn Epperly claims American Idol ninth-season favorite Crystal Bowersox wasn't very happy to hear host Ryan Seacrest confirming a recent report that he talked her out of quitting the competition.
After a two-week absence, Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger has returned to the top of Dancing with the Stars judges' rankings.
Bret Michaels is in a lot of pain after undergoing an emergency appendectomy last week, however he's otherwise on the mend.
The Bachelor fourth-season star Bob Guiney will apparently soon be a bachelor again.
Shayne Lamas is a bachelorette no longer. At least temporarily.
Wrestler Bill Goldberg became the seventh celebrity eliminated from The Celebrity Apprentice's third edition during Sunday night's two-hour broadcast.
'American Idol' champ Carrie Underwood makes ACM awards history
'Apprentice,' 'Talent' star Sharon Osbourne giving Ozzy breast implants
American Idol finalist Crystal Bowersox was apparently considering quitting the competition until Ryan Seacrest talked her out of it.
'Apprentice,' 'Love' star Bret Michaels recovering in facility for diabetics
As Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' smallest castaway, Courtney Yates was an unlikely choice to survive the all-star competition's initial tribe-versus-tribe phase in which physical strength is usually highly valued.
Paula Abdul isn't returning to American Idol anytime soon.
MasterChef has a new premiere date but a familiar face serving as its lead-in.
Andrew Garcia took an optimistic view of his American Idol ouster -- claiming he was "happy" he made it as far as he did and "thankful" for the opportunity.
Hell's Kitchen premiere will be served up a week earlier than originally scheduled.
Katie Stevens says she had no problem with the use of "The Judges' Save" on fellow American Idol ninth-season finalist Michael Lynche last week despite the fact she felt it would lead to her own ouster when they were standing next to each other during last night's results show.
American Idol eliminated Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens and determined its Top 7 ninth-season finalists during Wednesday night's live results show broadcast on Fox.
Michael Bay isn't the first big-name Hollywood producer aiming to take reality television to the next level, however he is now the latest.
MTV has denied recent allegations that The Hills star Heidi Montag was sexually harassed by show creator Adam DiVello.
Steven Seagal has been deemed a distraction to the police department he's worked at for more than two decades, causing filming of Steven Seagal Lawman to be temporarily halted.
Aiden Turner and professional partner Edyta Sliwinska aren't being shy when it comes to claiming their Dancing with the Stars' journey ended too soon.
VH1 announced it has ordered Football Wives, a new spin-off of its Basketball Wives docu-reality series that will instead follow the spouses of professional football players.
Kate Gosselin's brother claims he had several "concerning issues" with her children's participation in Jon & Kate Plus 8.
U.S. actress Kirstie Alley says she wants to lose the weight she has gained in recent years.
The New York clothing company Maggy London International is suing Pamela Anderson for allegedly using a name it trademarked in 2002 on her fashion line.
Due to last week's "save" of Michael Lynche, American Idol's Top 9 ninth-season finalists all took to the stage once again during Tuesday night's live performance episode broadcast.
While child-labor permits should have been obtained for the Gosselin children for appearing on Jon & Kate Plus 8, neither the family, TLC nor the show's producers will face legal action for failing to do so.
Former All My Children actor Aiden Turner and professional partner Edyta Sliwinska became the third couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season during Tuesday night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Two Kate Gosselin relatives who have previously stated the former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star and her ex-husband Jon Gosselin exploited their children and treated them like commodities by allowing them to appear on the TLC reality series will now get a chance to say the same thing to lawmakers.
Simon Cowell apparently isn't the only one leaving American Idol after its currently airing ninth season.
U.S. reality television personality Jesse James's alleged former mistress Michelle "Bombshell" McGee says she doesn't target famous married men.
Jon and Kate Gosselin have a court date set to help determine custody of their kids.
Olympic gold-medal figure skater Evan Lysacek and professional partner Anna Trebunskaya topped Dancing with the Stars' judging leaderboard for the second consecutive week during Monday night's fourth tenth-season performance show.
Kate Gosselin is reprising her career as a guest co-host.
Tara Durr and John Presser may have been unlucky when they appeared separately on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, however that doesn't mean the show didn't help them find love with each other off-camera.
A California woman is claiming that Steven Seagal hired her under the guise of executive assistant but tried to treat her "as his sex toy" upon her arrival at his Louisiana home.
Kate Gosselin says it's a "struggle" for her to be anywhere but home in Pennsylvania with her eight children, but feels she has to work to provide for them -- hence her current Dancing with the Stars stint.
Ricky Lee Bretherton may have a hard time bug-spraying his way out this one.
Some former American Idol finalists have decided to help give back.
After finishing the two of The Amazing Race's last three legs in second place, the "Dating Couple" team of Carol Rosenfeld and Brandy Snow appeared to be beginning to peak just as the Race was entering its final legs.
Bret Michaels apparently tried to stomach through some intense stomach pain on Sunday night only to learn that emergency surgery was the only remedy.
Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi don't have a wedding date yet, but that doesn't mean they haven't started planning for the big day.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's nineteenth child is back in the hospital after spending less than a few days at home.
Olympic gold-medal sprinter Michael Johnson and model Selita Ebanks became the fifth and sixth celebrities eliminated from The Celebrity Apprentice's third edition during Sunday night's two-hour broadcast.
Randy Jackson feels that it was a "big save" that kept Big Mike in the running for American Idol's ninth-season crown.
Vienna Girardi reportedly dated an alleged big drug trafficker right before winning Jake Pavelka's heart.
After previously publicly labeling Jon Gosselin's request for primary custody of the former couple's eight children "pathetic," Kate Gosselin's lawyer is now trying to use the same agrument to get Jon Gosselin's filing thrown out of court.
U.S. producer Bruce Beresford-Redman was expected to be arrested as a suspect in his wife's strangulation death, officials told ABC's "Good Morning America."
MTV has announced it has renewed The Buried Life, a The Bucket List-like reality series that follows four young men on an adventurous quest to prove they can do anything, for a second season.
Jersey Shore will be returning home for the end of its second season.
From reports that she's a "total diva" on set to judge Bruno Tonioli calling her "crap," Kate Gosselin hasn't had the best support during her Dancing with the Stars stint.
Jillian Harris says the more she has gotten to know Vienna Girardi, the more she has grown to like her.
Although he insisted he wasn't in it by choice, Benjamin "Coach" Wade seemed to have a clear path to Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' merge when he found himself a member of the Villains tribe's dominant five-person alliance.
TLC apparently won't be airing a reality competition series in which aspiring cake-makers compete to win a job at the Hoboken, NJ bakery run by Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro after all. Or at least not yet.
Mexican police release ex-'Survivor' producer suspected of killing wife
Discovery Channel announced it has renewed Storm Chasers for a fourth season and The Colony for a second season.
Adam Jasinski wants out of rehab.
Rozlyn Papa has decided to take legal action against those responsible for alleging she appeared in a sex tape.
Bravo has revealed the identities of the 14 aspiring artists competing on Work of Art: The Next Great Artist, a new Project Runway-like reality competition series produced by Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker that will premiere on Wednesday, June 9 at 11PM ET/PT.
Former 'Survivor' producer suspected of killing wife arrested in Mexico
American Idol finalist Michael Lynche has been "saved."
Bruno Tonioli clearly isn't a big fan of what he's seen from Kate Gosselin on Dancing with the Stars.
After finishing The Amazing Race's seventh leg in first place and its four prior legs in second or third place, the father/daughter team of Steve Smith and Allie Smith seemed to be unlikely to be the team eliminated in the Race's eighth leg.
Kate Gosselin is returning to TLC.
ABC has announced Bachelor Pad, a new spinoff of the network's reality dating series that will feature 20 former contestants from The Bachelor's 13 seasons and The Bachelorette's five seasons living together in a Big Brother-style house, will premiere Monday, August 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
TLC has announced it has ordered Police Women of Memphis, a new edition of its docu-reality series that follows female police officers as they juggle working on the force with the needs of their families.
Jesse James has denied he made a sex tape with wife Sandra Bullock -- or any other woman for that matter.
The network that is already home to a few reality series about large families has added two more.
Jon Gosselin has formally begun his quest for primary custody of his eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin.
Shania Twain is reportedly retuning to American Idol in a different role than her first time around.
Buzz Aldrin didn't last very long as a Dancing with the Stars celebrity participant, but that doesn't mean he isn't happy with his accomplishments.
Jersey Shore has begun filming it's second season roughly 1,300 miles south of the location the reality series was named for.
American Chopper's upcoming revival will apparently pit a still-feuding father and son against each other.
Adam Lambert has a message for viewers who are nervous that his appearance on next week's American Idol live results show might rival his controversial S&M-themed performance during last November's live American Music Awards broadcast.
Corey Haim reportedly obtained a lot of prescription pills from a lot of different doctors prior to his death last month.
Former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin and professional partner Ashley Costa became the second couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' tenth season during Tuesday night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
American Chopper will reportedly be revving up its engines once again.
Kate Gosselin isn't taking too kindly to her ex-husband Jon Gosselin's recent accusations that she's an "absentee mom" so he should receive primary custody of their eight children.
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's nineteenth child is going home after she was born three months premature.
American Idol's Top 9 ninth-season finalists took the stage during Tuesday night's live performance episode broadcast, singing The Beatles songs from the Lennon-McCartney songbook.
Chad Ochocinco and Cheryl Burke may just be dance partners, however that apparently didn't stop the him from giving her an expensive gift.
Adam Lambert is returning to American Idol.
Jon Gosselin claims he deserves custody of his eight children with ex-wife Kate Gosselin because her Dancing with the Stars participation is hindering her ability to be a good parent.
Oxygen has announced former Dog Eat Dog host Brooke Burns will helm its new Hair Battle Spectacular reality competition series.
Ratings: 'Dancing with the Stars' twirls past 'American Idol' for first time
Sandra Bullock has remained silent since her husband Jesse James was recently accused of cheating on her with several different women -- until now, as the Oscar-winning actress has denied an Internet report that she made a sex tape with the Jesse James is a Dead Man and former Monster Garage star.
What broken toes?
Oxygen announced it has ordered the pilot for Tori & Dean: Weddings, a new reality series featuring Tori & Dean stars Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott as they help couples plan their dream wedding.
FBI probing threats against 'Dancing with the Stars' Erin Andrews
CMT has announced Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kellie Pickler and Chris Young have all landed spots as first-round finalists to receive nominations for the 2010 CMT Music Awards.
ABC is apparently working on a new game show in which potential cash winnings could literally fly away.
NBC has announced it has given second-season renewals to The Marriage Ref and Who Do You Think You Are? -- two new reality series that premiered earlier this year.
Jesse James' stint away from rehab was reportedly a short one.
Indicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich became the fourth celebrity eliminated from The Celebrity Apprentice's third season during Sunday's night's two-hour broadcast.
Sandra Bullock is reportedly preparing to cut Jesse James loose.
Tori Spelling claims commercials for Tori & Dean's fifth season that show her fighting with husband Dean McDermott are a sign that they're a normal couple -- not on the verge of divorce.
The "Father/Daughter" team of Steve Smith and Allie Smith became the sixth team eliminated from The Amazing Race's sixteenth season during Sunday night's broadcast of the CBS reality competition.
Evan Lysacek apparently plans on being tough when it comes to dancing with two broken toes.
Jesse James reportedly left rehab after wife Sandra Bullock didn't want to talk to him.
Erin Andrews has more pressing matters on her mind than claiming the mirror ball trophy.
Despite being one of the most dangerous players in Survivor history, Rob "Boston Rob" Mariano had managed to emerge as the leader of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains' Villains tribe and the person in charge of its dominant alliance.
Jeff Conaway's manager says the U.S. actor and television personality is back home after a stay in a nursing facility to treat a broken hip.
Didi Benami disagrees with American Idol's judges that she lost her way during the show's ninth-season competition. According to the ousted Idol finalist, she simply wanted to prove she is more "diverse" than the singer-songwriter artist they feel she is.
Dancing with the Stars won't be needing a replacement for its new replacement co-host after all.
Jesse James reportedly got something off his chest before he left for sex addiction treatment.
Kim Zolciak claims her lesbian relationship with female deejay Tracy Young is over -- and is her status as a bisexual.
Ruben Studdard and Clay Aiken are reuniting for a cross-country concert tour.
American Idol eliminated Didi Benami and determined its Top 9 ninth-season finalists during Wednesday night's live results show broadcast on Fox.