Reality TV Show Update News - May 2006
With last week's double firing of Allie Jablon and Roxanne Wilson having narrowed The Apprentice 5's field to the competition's two finalists, last night's The Apprentice broadcast set the stage for next week's live finale.
In a rather anticlimactic conclusion, American Idol 5 finalist and widely-perceived finale favorite Taylor Hicks defeated Katharine McPhee during Wednesday night's live two-hour finale of the fifth season of the smash-hit Fox reality talent competition
Harold Dieterle defeated Tiffani Faison to be crowned the winner of Bravo's Top Chef during last night's broadcast of the reality cooking competition's first season finale.
After teaming up to send their friend and co-worker Tammy Trenta home last week, The Apprentice 5 candidates Allie Jablon and Roxanne Wilson had no one but each other to go after when their team lost for the second week in a row. In doing so, Allie, a 30-year-old medical sales manager from Columbia, SC, and Roxanne, a 26-year-old appellate attorney from Austin, TX, appeared to annoy Donald Trump with their "disloyalty" to each other, resulting in both of them being fired.
Janusz Liberkowski, a 52-year-old mechanical engineer who created the Anecia Survival Capsule spherical safety seat, was crowned the winner of ABC's American Inventor during last night's live broadcast of the reality show's first season finale.
American Idol eliminated the tenth of its fifth season finalists during last night's live result show broadcast, sending Elliott Yamin home after an extremely tight round of home viewer voting that left Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee to face off in next week's season finale.
Danielle Evans, a 20-year-old baby sitter from Little Rock, Arkansas, was crowned America's Next Top Model during last night's finale of the sixth cycle of the popular UPN (and soon-to-be The CW) "dramality" series.
After racing across five continents, through nine countries, and for more than 59,000 miles, The Amazing Race 9's final three teams ended up right back where they had started, where hippies BJ Averell and Tyler Macniven were able to outwit, outplay, and outlast (sorry, wrong show) "frat boys" Eric Sanchez and Jeremy Ryan and long-distance daters Yolanda Brown-Moore and Ray Whitty to cross the finish line first and win the show's $1,000,000 grand prize.
Being a The Apprentice project manager is always a high risk prospect, especially when -- for whatever reason -- the ideas and plans that end up being executed are almost exclusively yours.
Benefiting from apparent jury dissatisfaction with what Survivor host Jeff Probst kindly termed the "quiet" and "subtle" manner in which his Final 2 opponent had played the game, Aras Baskauskas, a 24-year-old from Santa Monica, CA, defeated Danielle DiLorenzo, a 24-year-old currently residing in Pompano Beach, FL, to emerge as Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island's ultimate survivor and $1,000,000 winner during last night's season finale broadcast.
No one was eliminated from the game in Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island's thirteenth episode, with the show's penultimate episode instead ending with Danielle DiLorenzo and Cirie Fields about to face off in a tiebreaking firestarting challenge in which the loser will be eliminated.
Deemed to have improved the most of any of the remaining girls but still not have improved enough to make it any further in the competition, Sara Albert, a 22-year-old student from Davis, CA, became the tenth girl eliminated from the sixth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of the UPN reality show.
In the end, all of Fox's remaining Unan1mous contestants finally agreed. Even the conniving, double-crossing Jonathan.
American Idol eliminated the ninth of its fifth season finalists during last night's live broadcast, sending Chris Daughtry, a 26-year-old from McLeansville, NC, home in a results show shocker.
Unlike the popular '80s pop song, Bangkok was not the scene of cerebral fitness when The Amazing Race 9 came to town, with multiple mistakes by racers Monica Cayce and Joseph Meadows proving costly and leading to their elimination from the penultimate leg of the race around the world competition.
Sometimes you can be nice in business, but being nice to your competition after they have consistently beaten you is just foolish -- a lesson that Michael Laungani, a 29-year-old management consultant from New York, NY, learned the hard way during last night's The Apprentice broadcast.
For the second straight Tribal Council session, the former Casaya tribal members that had controlled who was voted out of Survivor: Panama -- Exile Island since the tribal merge ended up blindsiding one of their own, resulting in Shane Powers, a 35-year-old entertainment company owner from Los Angeles, CA, becoming the twelfth castaway eliminated from the game
Deemed to "just not get it," Furonda Brasfield, a 24-year-old student from Stuttgart, AR, became the ninth girl eliminated from the sixth edition of America's Next Top Model during last night's broadcast of the UPN reality show.
A mad three-way sprint to the competition's ninth Pit Stop led to... well, nothing, in last night's broadcast of the The Amazing Race 9's second non-elimination leg. Hippie team BJ Averell and Tyler Macniven, who had already been stripped of all their possessions during the show's previous elimination leg broadcast of two weeks ago, were once again at the back of the pack and were forced to surrender what little money they had managed to scrounge up since their last last place finish.
American Idol voted out the eighth of its fifth season finalists during last night's live results show, with Paris Bennett, a 17-year-old from Fayetteville, GA, being eliminated from the Fox reality talent competition as a result of receiving the fewest home viewer votes.
A 20-year-old Tennessee college student has won the fourth season of the USA Network's "Nashville Star" talent competition.
For the second time this season, two The Apprentice contestants were fired for their failure on the same task. Citing her inability to lead Tarek Saab, Apprentice star Donald Trump fired Charmaine Hunt, a 27-year-old real estate consultant from Nashville, TN, during last night's boardroom session. Then, citing his inability to be led by anyone (logic that would appear to conflict with the reasoning behind Charmaine's firing), Tarek, a 27-year-old hi-tech manager from New Bedford, MA, was fired as well.