Reality TV News - May 2009
Residents of Berks County, Pa., say they are split regarding the local filming of the TLC program "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
The attorney for Nadya Suleman told Us magazine exclusively the so-called Octomom has agreed to star in a U.S. reality TV series.
Singer Jennifer Hudson returned to her hometown of Chicago to celebrate her pregnancy with a baby shower, a source tells the Chicago Sun-Times.
Dream over! Susan Boyle finishes second on 'Britain's Got Talent'
Damien Fahey and Myleene Klass will serve as co-hosts for the reality series "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!", NBC announced this week.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon and Kate Gosselin now have an new woe to deal with in addition to their tabloid problems and marital issues: a child labor laws investigation.
Clay Aiken may not be a fan of Adam Lambert, but the pair will reportedly soon have something else in common beyond their American Idol runner-up finishes: "coming out" on the cover of a major American magazine.
United Kingdom fretting over Susan Boyle's 'Britain's Got Talent' finale
Ex-'Idol' runner-up Diane DeGarmo's Aussie cyberstalker sentenced
CBS has announced that Big Brother's eleventh season will premiere on Thursday, July 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
Bravo has announced NYC Prep, a new docu-reality series that will follow several privileged teenagers attending private schools in Manhattan, will premiere Tuesday, June 23 at 10PM ET/PT.
Bravo has announced Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List's fifth season will premiere Monday, June 8 at 10PM ET/PT.
Spokesperson: Susan Boyle lost her cool after being harassed
The ongoing media speculation about eighth-season American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert's sexuality is apparently about to come to an end.
Bravo has announced that it will premiere Miami Social, a new docu-reality series that will follow the lives of seven "hot, young professionals" living in Miami on Tuesday, July 14 at 10PM ET/PT and revealed the show's cast, which includes a pair of former The Apprentice and Big Brother contestants.
ABC has revealed the identities of the 12 contestants who will be competing on the second season of I Survived a Japanese Game Show, which will premiere Wednesday, July 8 at 9PM ET/PT.
Piers Morgan: Susan Boyle threatened to quit 'Britain's Got Talent'
Although American Idol is over, eighth-season runner-up Adam Lambert apparently doesn't plan on publicly confirming his widely-assumed sexuality anytime soon.
The U.S. cable network TLC says it will continue airing "Jon & Kate Plus 8" for as long as people want to watch it and the family wants to star in it.
AT&T and Fox: Arkansas party votes didn't decide 'American Idol'
Forget the paparazzi and their martial problems, Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon and Kate Gosselin now apparently have a new issue to deal with: Kate's brother Kevin Kreider and his wife Jodi.
New 'American Idol' winner Kris Allen ready for tour and debut album
U.S. recording artist Jordin Sparks is set to release her second album "Battlefield" July 21, Jive Records announced.
Original 'American Idol' winner Kelly Clarkson a fan of Susan Boyle
Former 'Idol' finalist Danny Gokey wants to try 'Dancing with the Stars'
Being on magazine covers may be "hell" for Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin but it's apparently ratings gold for her family's TLC reality show.
'Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert keen on Queen, but won't rock only
Bravo is expanding its The Real Housewives reality franchise yet again.
There were first dates, first kisses and intentions questioned during last night's The Bachelorette fifth-season episode -- and when it was over, Jillian Harris sent four more bachelors packing in her journey to find true love via the ABC reality dating series.
Regardless of whether there are any alleged extramarital activities involved, Jon and Kate Gosselin's marriage is clearly on the rocks.
So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and lead judge Nigel Lythgoe had apologized for his reaction to seeing two male dancers audition together during the show's fifth-season auditions in Denver.
Internet sensation Susan Boyle advances to 'Britain's Got Talent' finals
Clay Aiken sorry for 'colorful' critique of 'Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert
New 'American Idol' champion Kris Allen: I just want to be respected
'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert planning to put music first
Clay Aiken not a fan of new 'American Idol' runner-up Adam Lambert
Kris Allen's 'American Idol' victory chalked up to his likability factor
Adam Lambert fans mourning, but does 'American Idol' loss matter?
Patti Blagojevich joining NBC's 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here'
'American Idol' eighth-season finale averages 29 million viewers
After stating Kris Allen wasn't "good enough" to compete in American Idol's finale, Simon Cowell is apparently still skeptical that he deserves to have been crowned the show's eighth-season winner.
An Arkansas television station has retracted its hard-to-believe Wednesday night report that the state -- the home state of newly-crowned American Idol winner Kris Allen -- had cast "about 38 million" of the home viewer votes that were cast after American Idol's final performance show on Tuesday night.
Erinn Lobdell's Survivor: Tocantins future was looking bleak when, only about a week in the game, her Timbera tribemates began making it clear that she would be the next castaway voted out of their tribe.
Kris Allen can reportedly thank his home state of Arkansas for his American Idol victory over Adam Lambert.
Kris Allen's Arkansas hometown celebrates his 'American Idol' upset
Even Kris Allen seemed surprised to win American Idol.
Nick Mitchell, Katrina Darrell, Tatiana Del Toro honored at 'Idol' finale
Fox: will.i.am self-censored during 'American Idol' finale performance
ABC announced it has renewed True Beauty for a second season.
For the second straight year The Bachelor has been left off ABC's fall primetime programming schedule.
CBS has formally announced it has ordered Arranged Marriage and Undercover Boss, two new reality series that the network began developing in February.
Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson and her partner Mark Ballas claim they were surprised to win Dancing with the Stars eighth season over Sex and the City actor Gilles Marini and his partner Cheryl Burke.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 has given the Gosselin family celebrity status, however matriarch Kate claims it isn't all it's cracked up to be.
Woman arrested for choking Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend at 'Idol' finale
Stephen Fishbach survived 39 days in the Brazilian Highlands and made it to Survivor: Tocantins' final jury vote.
Paula Abdul: Danny Gokey factor may decide 'American Idol' winner
'Dancing with the Stars' finalists looking forward to post-show life
From crumpers and poppers to ballerinas and ballroomers, Cat Deeley feels that all types of dancers are welcome on So You Think You Can Dance.
American Idol's two remaining finalists -- Adam Lambert and Kris Allen -- took to the Idol stage for the final time during last night's final live performance episode.
After waiting five seasons for their second win, Dancing with the Stars' female celebrities are on a roll.
ABC has announced Shark Tank, a Mark Burnett-produced American adaptation of the overseas Dragons' Den reality series, will air Tuesdays at 8PM ET/PT as part of the network's Fall 2009 primetime programming slate.
Car pursued by 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' star Duane Chapman crashes
Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George thought she had her place in Survivor: Tocantins' Final 3 locked up.
The 30 men attempting to woo Jillian Harris got their first chance during The Bachelorette's fifth-season premiere -- and when it was over, the 29-year-old restaurant designer from Vancouver, Canada sent 10 packing in her journey to find true love via the ABC reality dating series.
New 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' spinoff shop vandalized
MTV has announced 16 & Pregnant, a new Engaged and Underage-type docu-reality series that will instead focus on young girls who are pregnant, will premiere Thursday, June 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
James "JT" Thomas Jr. thought he had a "good shot" at winning Survivor: Tocantins when he left Brazil and flew back home in December -- and he was right.
Shawn Johnson and Gilles Marini tie at 'Dancing with the Stars' final
Fox has confirmed recent reports that So You Think You Can Dance's sixth season will air in the fall as part of the network's 2009-2010 primetime programming schedule.
Ethan Zohn is currently fighting for survival, however this time it isn't a game.
Louis van Amstel is apparently the player-to-be-named-later in a trade between So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing with the Stars.
CBS has confirmed that this fall's Survivor edition will take place in the South Pacific island nation of Samoa. Survivor: Samoa will be the official title of the nineteenth edition of the long-running reality series.
Paulina Porizkova was apparently a casualty of the current economic recession.
James "JT" Thomas Jr., a 24-year-old cattle rancher from Samson, AK, was revealed to be Survivor: Tocantins' winner during last night's finale of the long-running CBS reality series' eighteen edition.
Jen Schefft's days of living single are behind her.
Danny Gokey is okay with being ousted from American Idol on the cusp of making the Top 2.
Danny Gokey describes his 'American Idol' run as "tragedy to triumph"
'American Idol' finalist Adam Lambert had a 'Wicked' stage life
Are storm clouds on the horizon for Fox's 'American Idol' juggernaut?
Temperatures aren't the only thing rising this summer, as the new season also means the dawn of several new reality series and the return of some old favorites that have been on vacation.
Holly Madison, a Playboy playmate and "Girls Next Door" co-star, has joined a Las Vegas show with topless dancers, her representative says.
The Fox TV network has added its summer hit "So You Think You Can Dance?" to its U.S. line-up for this fall, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.
Former 'Growing Up Gotti' star Victoria Gotti fighting home foreclosure
Milwaukee museum to donate to ousted 'Idol' Danny Gokey's charity
Whether was attempting to forge pseudo-warrior alliances, trying to slay non-existent dragons, or just making up alleged super-secret martial arts, Benjamin "Coach" Wade somehow always seemed to find a way to make himself the center of attention.
Ex-'Idols' David Cook and David Archuleta asked to check for swine flu
Charges dropped in alleged 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' shooting
Janice Dickinson can't wait to pounce on 'The Hills' star Spencer Pratt
Upcoming Animal Planet reality show to teach old dogs extreme tricks
Lionel Richie and Cyndi Lauper among 'American Idol' finale acts
Danny Veltri, a 23-year-old executive chef from Edgewater, FL, was crowned Hell's Kitchen's fifth-season winner during Thursday night's broadcast of Fox reality competition's finale.
After 36 days in the Brazilian Highlands, Benjamin "Coach" Wade became the twelfth castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Tocantins during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Ousted 'American Idol' finalist Danny Gokey has big post-show plans
Original 'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch moved to halfway house
Teyona Anderson, a 20-year-old loss prevention representative from Woodstown, NJ, was crowned America's Next Top Model's twelfth-season winner during Wednesday night's broadcast of The CW reality competition's finale.
After becoming the team to make it to The Amazing Race 14's final Roadblock in first place and nearly completing it before either of the competition's other remaining teams even arrived, things were looking pretty good for the "Mother and Son" of Margie Adams and Luke Adams.
Former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari has confirmed recent reports that she'll be joining The Hills as a replacement for departing cast member Lauren Conrad.
Home viewers apparently disagreed with Simon Cowell's belief that Kris Allen didn't belong in the Top 2.
Ty Murray has no hard feelings about home viewers letting him know that his time as a Dancing with the Stars participant had come to an end.
After visiting three continents and traveling more than 40,00 miles around the world, The Amazing Race's fourteenth edition came down to a fateful taxi-ride race and a memory recall task in Maui, Hawaii.
Jillian Harris is unsure if her The Bachelorette journey will have a happy ending because the final chapter has yet to be written.
Kate Gosselin's close relationship to her family's bodyguard has reportedly raised the suspicion of her husband Jon.
Tahlia Brookins was "shocked" to be cast as an America's Next Top Model twelfth-season contestant, but that apparently hasn't been the biggest surprise for the 18-year-old burn victim survivor.
After waiting five seasons for their first win, The Biggest Loser's female contestants are on a roll.
The CW has confirmed that America's Next Top Model judge Paulina Porizkova will not be returning for the reality show's thirteenth edition.
Kate Gosselin is apparently unsure if her marriage can survive recent infidelity allegations surrounding her husband Jon.
'American Idol's Top 3 finalists take to the stage and perform live
It was the last rodeo for champion bull rider Ty Murray and his professional partner Chelsie Hightower, who became the tenth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' eighth season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Paulina Porizkova has announced she has been fired from her America's Next Top Model judging role after three seasons with the popular The CW reality series.
VH1 announced it has renewed Tough Love for a second season, which is currently slated to premiere later this year.
While there are three American Idol eighth-season finalists remaining, Simon Cowell feels it is really only a two-man race.
After racing more than 40,000 miles, Victor and Tammy Jih's The Amazing Race hopes seemed to get dashed when they fell into third place midway through the Race's final leg in Maui, Hawaii.
The Celebrity Apprentice's second season may be over, however the same apparently can't be said about the feud between winner Joan Rivers and event planner David Tutera.
First Kate Gosselin had to defend her husband Jon when allegations of infidelity surfaced, but now alleged upcoming reports about her own extramarital activities have put her on guard.
Gilles Marini dominates 'Dancing with the Stars' semifinals show
Despite Kate Gosselin's recent claims to the contrary, Jon & Kate Plus 8's upcoming fifth-season premiere reportedly may end up addressing recent reports of her husband's alleged infidelity.
Now that their marriage is officially official, Heidi Montag has formally taken Spencer Pratt's last name.
Ryan Seacrest and Jamie Oliver are reportedly joining forces to help thwart unhealthy eating habits in a major American city.
Drew Lachey captured Dancing with the Stars second-season title with Cheryl Burke, but that apparently doesn't mean he'll blindly cheer for her to win every edition of the ABC reality series.
Gordon Ramsay believes that Paula DaSilva and Danny Veltri are the two best culinary contestants to ever appear on a season of Hell's Kitchen.
ABC has revealed the identities of the nine couples who will be competing on Here Come the Newlyweds' second season, which will premiere Monday, May 25 at 10PM ET/PT.
The "Sibling Lawyers" team of Tammy Jih and Victor Jih were revealed to be The Amazing Race's fourteenth-season winners during last night's finale broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Joan Rivers defeats Annie Duke to win 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
Allison Iraheta feels being among the bottom three vote getters four times as an American Idol eighth-season finalist prepared her for her eventual ouster.
Heidi Klum's desire for another daughter did not go unfulfilled.
Despite ending up on the short-end of the game's post-merge tribal alliances, Debra "Debbie" Beebe managed to survive more than a month in Survivor: Tocantins.
Daisy De La Hoya's rock 'n roll lifestyle recently led her to an emergency room -- but it was reportedly for "R&R" and not an "OD."
Paula Abdul has denied a recent report that she spent last Thanksgiving undergoing detox after abusing pain medication.
'American Idol' finalist Kris Allen returns to his Arkansas hometown
'American Idol' contestant Danny Gokey returns home to Milwaukee
Fired 'The Celebrity Apprentice' contestants diss Joan Rivers
'American Idol' contestant Adam Lambert gets hometown hurrah
After 33 days in the Brazilian Highlands, Debra "Debbie" Beebe became the eleventh castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Tocantins during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Derek Hough and Mark Ballas might follow in Julianne Hough's footsteps and not return as Dancing with the Stars' professionals for the show's upcoming ninth season.
Deborah Gibson wasn't much of a celebrity ice skater, so now she apparently wants to try her luck as a dancer.
Ousted 'American Idol' finalist Allison Iraheta won't play favorites
Drew Peterson not welcome on HBO's 'Cathouse' brothel reality show
'American Idol' finalist Danny Gokey getting a huge homecoming
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin says she's "very hesitant" to believe recent reports that her husband Jon Gosselin has been having an affair.
The judges were right -- American Idol's eighth season is all about the boys.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin has joined Deanna Hummel in denying her brother's claims that they are having an affair.
Kimberly Denise "Lil' Kim" Jones apparently had much more fun competing on Dancing with the Stars than she did spending 10 months in a federal prison.
ABC has revealed the identities of Jillian Harris' 30 suitors for The Bachelorette's fifth season, which will premiere Monday, May 18 at 9PM ET/PT.
Deanna Hummel claims her older brother was lying when he stated she was having an affair with Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin.
Rapper Kimberly Denise "Lil' Kim" Jones and professional partner Derek Hough became the ninth couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' eighth season during last night's live results show broadcast on ABC.
Jon Gosselin and Deanna Hummel have both denied they are romantically involved, however Hummel's brother claims the contrary.
Tara Costa, a 23-year-old finance manager and former model from New York, NY, and Helen Phillips, a 47-year-old retired retail manager from Sterling Heights, MI, were revealed to be two of The Biggest Loser: Couples' three finale finalists during last night's penultimate episode broadcast of the NBC reality weight-loss show's seventh season.
'American Idol's Top 4 finalists take to the stage and perform live
Simon Cowell is confident that all four of American Idol's judges will be back next season.
Former American Idol finalist Chris Daughtry won't be the only member of the Idol family performing on Wednesday night's results show.
"American Idol" judge Paula Abdul says she sought treatment for an addiction to painkillers last year.
The "Sisters" team of Jennifer and LaKisha Hoffman seemed to be on their way to securing the third and final slot in The Amazing Race 14's final leg.
'American Idol' finalist Adam Lambert impresses rocker Slash
Chris Daughtry is returning to the show that made him a household name to release the first song from his band's second album.
American Idol enthusiasts crying conspiracy over eighth-season finalist Adam Lambert being among last week's bottom three vote-getters apparently have nothing to worry about, according to former executive producer Nigel Lythgoe.
The "Sisters" team of Jennifer Hoffman and LaKisha Hoffman became the eighth team eliminated from The Amazing Race 14 during last night's broadcast on CBS.
Adam Cook, the oldest brother of American Idol seventh-season winner David Cook, died on Saturday after battling brain cancer for more than a decade. He was 37.
David Hasselhoff's problems with alcohol have been well documented -- however a report over the weekend that he was hospitalized due to alcohol poisoning was apparently inaccurate.
Reports of Lauren Conrad's return to The Hills were apparently premature.
ABC has revealed that The Bachelorette's upcoming fifth season will include several twists, including one that will feature five additional bachelors crashing the season's initial cocktail reception after Jillian Harris has already begun meeting her initial 25 suitors.
Jewel Kilcher is standing behind her opinion that if a Dancing with the Stars contestant is too injured to compete live than they shouldn't be judged based on a taped rehearsal performance, however she says feelings have nothing to do with Melissa Rycroft, who missed last week's performance round.
Matt Giraud claims his goal was never to win American Idol.
Deanna Hummel has confirmed she was the mystery woman photographed leaving a club during the early morning hours with Jon Gosselin last month, however she has also denied that she's romantically involved with the Jon & Kate Plus 8 star.
Friends of Jon Gosselin have come to the defense of the Jon & Kate Plus 8 patriarch, who has been facing reports of infidelity after he was recently photographed leaving a club during the early morning hours with a woman that was not his wife Kate.
Holly Madison says she is in the dark about the bridesmaid dress she will wear at fellow Playboy playmate Kendra Wilkinson's wedding in Los Angeles.
Despite getting off to a rough start that included having the flu and having her newly formed Timbera tribe "vote her out" of the game during Survivor: Tocantins' opening moments, Sierra Reed managed to recover and last well past the game's tribal merger milestone.
After 30 days in the Brazilian Highlands, Sierra Reed became the tenth castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Tocantins during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Rocker Chris Daughtry, one of the best-selling "American Idol" artists who did not win the competition, says he will return to the show to debut his new single.