Reality TV People News - June 2007
Los Angeles socialite Paris Hilton donned a black wig, a floppy hat and big sunglasses as she jetted to Maui just days after her three-week stint in jail.
Prison may have been a "very traumatic experience" for Paris Hilton, but it also provided The Simple Life Star with "a new outlook on life."
Beat-boxing Blake Lewis believes he stayed true to himself throughout his American Idol sixth-season journey, and his originality was rewarded by fans as he finished as the runner-up. Now the 25-year-old Bothell, WA-native is apparently ready to pay his fans back with his debut album.
Carrie Underwood's pretty face and vegetarian stance have garnered her recognition once again.
It's shaping up to be a busy summer for recently crowned sixth-season American Idol champion Jordin Sparks, who'll be juggling preparations for her debut album with her participation on the Fox mega-hit's 2007 summer concert tour.
Award-winning American Idol fourth-season champ Carrie Underwood may want to check her rearview mirror, as Jennifer Hudson continues to accumulate her own honors.
Melinda Doolittle went from a background vocalist to American Idol's sixth-season third-place finisher, and now she's teaming up with First Lady Laura Bush for a trip to Africa as part of a Malaria No More campaign.
Jessica Sierra apparently doesn't understand the concept of renting.
Paris Hilton's stint in the slammer has come to an end.
Karma has apparently wasted little time in catching up with Andria "Dreamz" Herd, the one-time homeless Survivor: Fiji castaway who reneged on a Final 4 Immunity Challenge deal and cost fellow castaway Yau-Man Chan a chance at the competition's $1 million grand prize.
Garth Fisher apparently has a thing for former Playboy models.
NBC and ABC both passed on the first post-prison interview with Paris Hilton, apparently causing the honor to fall into the lap of CNN's Larry King.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Friday set a date for the release of Paris Hilton from jail, where she is serving 23 days for violating probation.
The Simple Life has presumably taught Paris Hilton lots of life lessons, but none of them apparently compare to what she's learning behind bars.
Paris Hilton and NBC have denied a report that the network had agreed to pay Hilton "as much as $1 million" for The Simple Life star's first interview when she's released from jail next week.
Former Laguna Beach and The Hills star Jason Wahler has been arrested four times in the last several months, but don't ask him about any of the specifics.
Few people garner more attention from behind bars than Paris Hilton.
Their courtship was televised, as well as their wedding planning and the actual ceremony. But fans of The Bachelorette's Trista and Ryan Sutter apparently won't be seeing the birth of the couple's first child later this summer.
Who's house? Run's House! Perhaps not anymore.
Actor Tom Sizemore wept and begged a Los Angeles County judge not to send him to jail, after he admitted violating his probation in a drug case.
Apparently American Idol contestants aren't the only ones who sign very specific agreements to work with FreemantleMedia, the Fox mega-hit's production company. Just ask the show's former assistant production accountant Magdaleno Olmos.
Nicole Richie has apparently played a get-out-of-jail-free card to keep her from behind bars for at least a few more weeks.
Bearing the brunt of Gordon Ramsay's wrath in the kitchen is one thing, but imagine how it must have felt staring down the Hell's Kitchen star on the soccer field.
Coral Smith first appeared on MTV's The Real World: Back to New York in 2001 and has since competed in five editions of Real World/Road Rules Challenge -- winning her first, making it to the end of four of the five and having to excuse herself due to injury the other time. However the battles and challenges she overcame while appearing on the MTV reality competition series apparently pale in comparison to the internal struggles she's faced.
Dilana Robichaux may have finished as a runner-up while competing on Rock Star: Supernova, but she's making sure her fans across the globe can still have access to her music.
Ronald Ramsay is apparently just as fiery as his foul-mouthed brother Gordon, but the similarities between the Hell's Kitchen star and his closest kin end there.
Actor David Hasselhoff has received primary custody of his two teenage daughters.
Frankie Abernathy didn't make it through the entire season as a housemate on MTV's The Real World: San Diego in 2004. However she still spent enough time with her fellow housemates to become close with them -- especially Jacquese Smith -- who said he was "shocked" Monday to learn Abernathy had passed away over the weekend.
It looks like things are going to get worse for Kelly Clarkson before they get better.
Paris Hilton is back where she started, as The Simple Life star has reportedly been transferred from the medical ward of a Los Angeles County jail to the Century Regional Detention Center where she initially began to serve her 45-day sentence that resulted from parole violations of a September 2006 drunken driving conviction.
Opposites attract, and it doesn't get much more different than American Idol fifth-season finalist Kellie Pickler's native Albermarle, NC and the hometown of her new boyfriend Jordin Tootoo, a professional hockey player from Churchill, Manitoba in Canada's Northwest Territories.
Original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson, already embroiled in an ongoing feud with RCA chairman Clive Davis over the musical content of "My December," her upcoming third album, has now parted ways with Jeff Kwatinetz, her longtime manager, just two weeks before the album's release.
Former The Real World: San Diego housemate Frankie Abernathy has lost her battle with cystic fibrosis and died at age 25.
Kimberley Locke gained notoriety as a finalist on American Idol's second season and recently lost 28 pounds as a contestant on Celebrity Fit Club's fifth season.
Fallout from Paris Hilton's trip to prison has apparently already begun to affect The Simple Life star's celebrity status. Hilton has reportedly been dropped by her talent agent.
First season Dancing with the Stars participant Joey McIntyre will apparently soon have somebody new to teach his dance moves to.
Last month, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reportedly wanted a timeout from his romantic relationship with fourth-season American Idol champ Carrie Underwood -- but now, he's reportedly called an audible and reversed course.
Jordin Sparks sports a platinum band on her wedding finger, but don't expect to see the American Idol sixth-season champ walking down the aisle anytime soon.
She's an heiress but when locked in a California jail, Paris Hilton needed to call collect to get her side of her story out on national TV Monday.
Kelly Clarkson may be the original American Idol, but she apparently has no grandiose visions for her celebrity status.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said he reassigned Paris Hilton to home monitoring because of overcrowded conditions and "her severe medical problems."
Random House has announced American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks' memoir "Heart Full of Soul" will be released on Tuesday, July 10.
Socialite Nicole Richie told David Letterman in New York that she's ready to face the consequences for her DUI charge, even a possible jail sentence.
After spending only spend 72 hours in the pokey, Paris Hilton has been released from behind bars.
Viewers saw Tom Sizemore battle drug addiction and legal woes on VH1's Shooting Sizemore, however when the cameras stopped rolling on the docu-reality series, the actor's problems apparently continued.
Antonella Barba's provocative photo scandal created quite a media firestorm while she competed as a semifinalist at the onset of American Idol's sixth season. However once she was eliminated on the cusp of reaching the Top 12, Barba says she was able to do what she had presumably hoped would happen to those photos -- she vanished.
More than a year after she first began talking about it, Katharine McPhee is reportedly ready to make her leap to the big screen.
American Idol has helped numerous singers find their path in life, and apparently its done the same for judge Paula Abdul.
Jordin Sparks may be American Idol's sixth-season winner, but she's also apparently a "fanjaya."
California rich girl Paris Hilton may have to start serving a 23-day jail sentence by Tuesday, but she doesn't seem to be letting it get to her.
Paris Hilton's incarceration at a California jail is neither a photo-op nor other media event, but a sentence she must serve, law enforcement officials said.
Poor Paula Abdul.