Reality TV News - July 2006
Producers of Fox TV's "American Idol" say a Lifetime movie about Fantasia Barrino falsely claims she was pressured to quit the talent competition.
Danny "Bad Boy" Bonaduce is all set for Tuesday's premiere of "Starface," a celebrity-gossip challenge game show filmed in Hollywood for cable channel GSN.
"American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee finally joined the Idol tour in Washington after missing nearly a month due to laryngitis.
"Jasing Will," our episode summary for the ninth episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by oasisfan1994, is now available.
"King Kasib Makes An Appearance," our episode summary for the twenty-first episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by volsfan, is now available.
"Da Da Da I Don't Love You, You Don't Love Me Aha Aha Aha," our episode summary for the eighth episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by zipperhead, is now available.
"So That's Why They Call It Non-Stick," our episode summary for the seventh episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by Snidget, is now available.
"American Idol" contestant Elliott Yamin almost missed U.S. President George Bush's White House meeting with the TV show's finalists, claiming he overslept.
After two weeks of extremely low rated performance and results show, ABC has abruptly canceled The One: Making a Superstar, its American Idol-like reality singing competition that was intended to last ten weeks.
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has reportedly been seeing another woman behind the back of his girlfriend, former model Terri Seymour.
After being nominated for eviction by James Rhine, Big Brother 7: All-Stars' third Head of Household, Jase Wirey became the third houseguest to be evicted from CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars house.
"American Idol" star Taylor Hicks and nine of the popular show's runners-up Friday visit U.S. President George Bush, who could use an upturn in the ratings.
"Stand Up and Take it Like a Man!," our episode summary for the third episode of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"Love Boat" bartender Ted Lange and Wilson Phillips singer Carnie Wilson and are among this season's stars on U.S. reality TV series "Celebrity Fit Club."
With singer Katharine McPhee missing several "American Idol" tour dates, speculation has been growing why she has not been performing with the tour.
The same day that "America's Got Talent" judge David Hasselhoff finalized his messy divorce from actress Pamela Bach, he was banned from a flight in England for being intoxicated.
Bravo has announced that it has picked up Top Designer, a new ten episode Project Runway-like reality competition series that will search for America's next great interior designer.
Pop singer Jessica Simpson will be one of Rosie O'Donnell's first guests when she begins as co-host of "The View" in New York, People reported.
Chef Rocco DiSpirito, known to TV viewers for the NBC show "The Restaurant," is filming a pilot for a new reality show for U.S. TV.
Ending months of media speculation about the nature of his close relationship with openly gay former The Amazing Race 4 co-winner Reichen Burke and years of public denials that he was gay, former 'N Sync member Lance Bass has "revealed" that he's gay and in a relationship with the 32-year-old reality star formerly known as Reichen Lehmkuhl.
Fox has announced that it has renewed its Hell's Kitchen and So You Think You Can Dance reality shows for another season.
E!'s "The Girls Next Door" reality series has exceeded expectations and is coming back for a second season.
"The Brief, Tragic, And Exceptionally Stupid Reign Of King James I," our episode summary for the seventh episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by Estee, is now available.
"Nakomis Go Homis," our episode summary for the sixth episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by bdemoney, is now available.
Fox has revealed the identities of some of the professional singers who will compete in Celebrity Duets, a new Simon Cowell-created reality competition series that will pair established recording stars with celebrities who work outside the music industry.
Musician-composer Lionel Richie says in Hollywood, Calif., rumors about his daughter Nicole's weight hurt him more than they do her.
U.S. President George W. Bush has invited the Top 10 finalists from the last season of the TV series "American Idol" to visit him in the White House.
"Confidence Will Only Get You So Far," our episode summary for the first and second episodes of ESPN's second season of The Contender, written by ARnutz, is now available.
"Can Somebody Please Come Pick Me Up?," our episode summary for the twentieth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by batts, is now available.
"A Night of Firsts," our episode summary for the sixth episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by mysticwolf, is now available.
"Digging Their Own Graves," our episode summary for the fifth episode of NBC's Treasure Hunters series, written by realitybites, is now available.
Happy with the ratings the show's currently airing fourth edition has drawn thus far, NBC has announced that it has renewed its recently resurrected Last Comic Standing reality series for another season.
Convicted tax evader and "Survivor" TV series winner Richard Hatch wants to be moved from Oklahoma to a prison in Rhode Island or Florida, his lawyer says.
Heiress Paris Hilton says visitor comments posted on the U.S. Web site TMZ.com are "very hurtful" and have caused her to cry more than once.
After being nominated for eviction by Kaysar Ridha, Big Brother 7: All-Stars' second Head of Household, Jennifer "Nakomis" Dedmon became the second houseguest to be evicted from CBS's Big Brother house.
NBC has announced that the third edition of its The Biggest Loser reality weight loss competition will debut on Wednesday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere.
Singer Ashlee Simpson is set to sell her $6 million Los Angeles home after living in the estate for less than a year.
"Unwrapping Macy's," a new series on the Women's Entertainment network, gives viewers an insider's look at New York's famous shopping emporium on 34th Street.
ABC has announced that The Bachelor: Rome, the formal title for the ninth edition of the network's long-running The Bachelor reality dating series, will premiere on Monday, October 2 at 9PM ET/PT with a special two-hour episode.
"Bad Day," a debut single from Canadian Daniel Powter, who performed the song on "American Idol," has been downloaded off the Internet 1,690,814 times.
Simon Cowell is known for his scathing comments on "American Idol," but he had nothing but smiles for the contestants at a recent dog show in England.
More than a year after first teasing that reality viewers hadn't yet seen the last of them, former Survivor and The Amazing Race couple Rob Mariano and the former Amber Brkich have signed a deal to star in their own Newlyweds-like reality series.
ABC has announced that the third edition of Dancing with the Stars, the network's smash-hit reality ballroom competition, will kick off ABC's fall season and premiere on Tuesday, September 12 at 8PM ET/PT with a special two-hour premiere.
"Slop!," our episode summary for the fourth episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by frisky, is now available.
Rock star Dave Navarro and his Hollywood wife, Carmen Electra, have announced an "amicable separation" after 2 1/2 years of marriage.
"American Idol" country singer Kellie Pickler says her new recording contract is a dream come true.
The CW Network, the new network resulting from the merger of UPN and The WB, has announced that it will launch its inaugural 2006-2007 programming schedule on Wednesday, September 20 with the seventh edition of America's Next Top Model.
CBS has revealed the identities of the twelve teams -- the most teams in six editions -- that will compete on The Amazing Race 10, the tenth The Amazing Race edition that will air as part of the network's new Fall 2006 Sunday night lineup.
"American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee has used an online fan site to issue an open letter and debunk recent rumors about her.
Richard Hatch, first-season winner of TV's "Survivor," is set to appear nude in the upcoming U.S. film "Another Gay Movie," TMZ.com reported.
USA Network has announced that it has renewed Nashville Star, its American Idol-like reality talent competition for country music singers, for a fifth season.
"Is It Real Or Is It Cheese Whiz?," our episode summary for the fifth episode of Hell's Kitchen 2, the second edition of Fox's Hell's Kitchen series, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
Mr. T, known as "B.A." Baracus on "The A-Team" -- and for his gold chains -- has given them up after seeing the U.S. South after Hurricane Katrina.
Lizzie Bardsley, a former contestant on the British TV series "Wife Swap," was summoned to British courtroom Friday to face charges of child cruelty.
A Sci-Fi Channel party in San Francisco drew a score of costumed fans for a chance to be on the new series "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?"
"America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan brought a 12-year-old to tears in the Los Angeles studio, saying he should dump his older brother from the act.
After being nominated for eviction by Janelle Pierzina and Jase Wirey, Big Brother's first ever co-Heads of Household, Alison Irwin became the first houseguest to be evicted from CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars house.
Fox's So You Think You Can Dance 2 reality dance competition revealed its Top 10 dancers last night, with the show's judges deciding that after home viewers had voted them into the week's bottom three couples, Ashlee Nino and Musa Cooper would be eliminated from the competition.
Bravo has announced that it has renewed The Real Housewives of Orange County, a docu-soap reality series that follows a group of real-life "desperate" housewives who live in a wealthy Southern California gated community, for a new eight-episode second season that will premiere in late 2006.
Bravo has announced that the second edition of its Top Chef culinary reality competition series -- which will feature a new host and take place in a new city -- will begin production later this month and premiere in October.
"American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson is facing Internet rumors regarding her weight and her participation in a Vitaminwater advertising campaign.
"Welcome To My Nightmare," our episode summary for the second episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Danny Bonaduce, who rose to fame on the U.S. TV series "The Partridge Family," is set to become the host of the Game Show Network's newest entry, "Starface."
Fox has announced the dates and locations for the American Idol 6's open auditions.
Fox TV's first "American Idol," Kelly Clarkson, has been tapped by HBO for a live concert to be broadcast over the premium cable network.
Jessica Simpson recently celebrated her 26th birthday -- and finalized divorce -- with close friends and family in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
NBC's Last Comic Standing 4 revealed its Top 5 finalists last night, sending Rebecca Corry and Kristin Key home at the end of the three-way head-to-head competition that followed the elimination of Gabriel Iglesias, who was disqualified for violating the show's rules.
A California punk band has filed suit in San Diego federal court claiming the CBS reality competition "Rock Star: Supernova" stole its name.
Former "Skating With Celebrities" runner-up and "Fox NFL Sunday" weathercaster Jillian Barberie has married actor Grant Reynolds in a private Los Angeles ceremony.
"The Simple Life," which moved from Fox to E! a month ago, is being renewed for a new season after tripling the Los Angeles network's ratings.
"Cutting the Dead Weight," our episode summary for the fourth episode of NBC's Treasure Hunters series, written by ARnutz, is now available.
Grammy-winning country singer LeAnn Rimes underwent minor surgery in Los Angeles Tuesday for a leg injury suffered during her "This Woman" tour.
One of the stars of MTV's "The Real World" was arrested for allegedly assaulting her boyfriend in Cromwell, N.Y., it was reported Tuesday.
After previously declining to discuss the issue, My Life On The D-List star Kathy Griffin has ended weeks of rumors about the fate of her marriage to Matthew Moline by announcing that, despite a reconciliation attempt currently being broadcast on the second season of her Emmy-nominated Bravo reality show, she and Moline recently finalized a divorce filing that she initially filed last fall.
This past season's "American Idol" rocker, Chris Daughtry, has signed a recording contract with 19 Recordings/RCA Records, it was announced Monday.
Former Survivor: Palau and Survivor: Guatemala castaway Stephenie LaGrossa has gotten married, wedding longtime boyfriend Michael Ward in a Friday ceremony in Seaside Heights, NJ, the same Jersey Shore town in which they first met.
Former The Apprentice candidate Jennifer Murphy has gotten married, wedding former Extreme Makeover dentist Dr. Bill Dorfman in a Friday evening ceremony.
"Let the Game Begin!," our episode summary for the first episode of CBS's Big Brother 7: All-Stars, written by strid333, is now available.
"Something's Not Right," our episode summary for the third episode of NBC's America's Got Talent series, written by zipperhead, is now available.
"The Blind Leading the Blind," our episode summary for the third episode of NBC's Treasure Hunters series, written by realitybites, is now available.
Danish actress and model Brigitte Nielsen has wed former model Mattia Dessi at the Radisson Golden Sands Resort in Malta, People magazine reports.
HGTV has revealed the identities of the ten contestants who will compete on HGTV Design Star, the home and lifestyle programming network's first foray into the reality competition show genre.
British firefighters battled a fierce blaze early Friday morning at the 5 million pound ($9.3 million) home of rock star Ozzy Osbourne and his wife Sharon.
Tommy Lee, formerly of rock group Motley Crue and currently a member of Supernova, the new band appearing on the second season of CBS's "Rock Star" reality series, is set to appear on the big screen in the Hollywood mob drama "10th & Wolf."
A Massachusetts man claims a TV producer unfairly kept him off the Donald Trump reality show "The Apprentice."
Eight reality television shows received a total of 31 nominations in today's announcement of the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees, demonstrating that although the total number of shows nominated declined slightly this year, the artistic achievements of the best shows in the reality TV genre are receiving more recognition from the television industry than ever before.
The following is a complete list of reality TV nominations for the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be presented on August 19th and 28th.
Former Survivor: Thailand winner Brian Heidik was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with battery and cruelty to animals after he shot a puppy with a bow and arrow.
Britney Spears says there's no truth to recent reports that she is considering a second season of Britney and Kevin: Chaotic, the failed 2005 UPN reality series that chronicled her pre-marriage relationship with husband Kevin Federline.
Five Food Network viewers will compete to create the newest Haagen-Dazs ice cream flavor for an upcoming special on the U.S. cable network.
Real estate magnate Donald Trump is set to open a new production company in Los Angeles to be run by one of his former "Apprentice" contestants.
Organizers of the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London Wednesday denied media reports that actor David Hasselhoff was ejected for being drunk.
"Hungry Freaks, Daddy," our episode summary for the second episode of NBC's America's Got Talent series, written by zipperhead, is now available.
Less than a month after a CBS.com glitch prematurely revealed the identities of the twenty former houseguests that viewers would be able to vote into this summer's Big Brother 7: All-Stars house, another online glitch has apparently prematurely revealed the identities of the season's cast.
Chicago native Kathy Griffin said she was kicked off "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" because her gossip wasn't friendly enough for the show's audience.
"You Shoulda Stayed In Philly," our episode summary for the eighteenth episode of MTV's The Real World: Key West series, written by batts, is now available.
Season three for MTV's reality show "Laguna Beach" is set to begin with a new cast of Southern California teenagers.
A New York Daily News photographer, who snapped some shots of Jessica Simpson at a New York club, allegedly was jumped by four bodyguards, a report says.
The Australian prime minister wants his country's version of "Big Brother" off the air after a female participant allegedly was molested live on the Internet.
Five orphans have gotten the go-ahead from California's Court of Appeals to sue ABC and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" for their eviction from their house.