Reality TV News - August 2007
Amber Siyavus, a 27-year-old cocktail waitress from Las Vegas, NV, became the eighth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
Jesse Palmer may have been sacked in his attempts to be a professional football player, but the former The Bachelor fifth-season star has reportedly landed a gig in the sport he holds so close to his heart.
ABC has confirmed it has changed the name of its previously announced Dance X reality competition show to Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann and announced September casting call dates and locations for the new Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba-fronted series.
Citing a concern that reporters' questions might "influence" the votes of the evicted houseguests that will be part of the jury that will determine Big Brother 8's $500,000 grand-prize winner, CBS has announced that it has canceled all post-eviction media interviews with the show's remaining houseguests effective immediately.
There are some big surprises in store for viewers when The Biggest Loser's fourth season premieres, including new host Allison Sweeney; the return of former trainer Jillian Michaels; and a new "secret" Black Team of contestants that had failed to be chosen for the traditional Red and Blue Teams.
Fox has announced COPS' twentieth season will premiere with back-to-back half-hour episodes on Saturday, September 8 at 8PM ET/PT.
MTV has begun production on The Paper, a new docu-reality series that will follow a group of students who contribute to their high school newspaper, Daily Variety reported Tuesday.
The devil's in the details, or for reality TV show hopefuls in Chicago, the chef's hat as they vie for a spot cooking in Gordon Ramsay's "Hell's Kitchen."
The driver of a silver Dodge Viper eyewitnesses alleged 17-year-old Hogan Knows Best co-star Nick Hogan was racing moments before he crashed his Toyota Supra in Clearwater, FL on Sunday evening has reportedly been identified and interviewed by police.
Jessica Sierra's upcoming trial has been delayed due to the former American Idol fourth-season finalist's decision to enter a lengthy rehab program.
Dancing with the Stars judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba presumably like the new name of their upcoming ABC dance-themed reality competition show.
Female former reality TV contestants will be well represented at the 2007 County Music Association Awards, as Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kelly Clarkson and Miranda Lambert all received nominations when they were announced on Thursday.
Ralph Harris was revealed to be the sixth finalist eliminated from Last Comic Standing's fifth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
MTV has revealed the identities of the hip-hop wannabes and lyrically-gifted mentors participating in Celebrity Rap Superstar, a new Dancing with the Stars-like reality competition series scheduled to premiere live on Thursday, August 30 at 10PM ET.
Donald Trump Jr. has joined his famous dad and others among the ranks of the rich and famous who can pack heat in New York.
ABC has revealed the identities of the 12 celebrities -- the show's biggest group yet -- who will be waltzing their way into primetime when Dancing with the Stars' fifth season premieres with a 90-minute performance episode on Monday, September 24 at 8PM ET/PT.
Hogan Knows Best co-star Nick Hogan's legal troubles may be growing after his Sunday evening car crash, while the extent of his passenger's injuries from the wreck reportedly continue to remain extremely serious.
Tim Gunn promises his new Tim Gunn's Guide to Style reality series is different from all the other fashion makeover shows already on television.
Unions step into the fray over CBS' new 'Kid Nation' reality series
Jason Wahler's had a tough year marred by several alcohol-fueled arrests, however things are apparently looking up for the former Laguna Beach and The Hills star.
ESPN has begun production on Varsity, Inc., a new Two-A-Days-like docu-reality series that will focus on Louisiana's West Monroe High School varsity football team.
Two months ago, Martin Hyde filed a lawsuit against Gordon Ramsay claiming the foul-mouthed culinary king exaggerated the hellish conditions at his former place of employment for an episode of Fox's upcoming Kitchen Nightmares reality series. Not surprisingly, Ramsay isn't taking too kindly to the allegations.
'Viva La Bam' star Vincent Margera's trial postponed until October
Clay Aiken and Kellie Pickler won't be able to sing their way out of this one.
Their engagement may be broken off, but the love is apparently still there for Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst.
VH1 has announced it has renewed Scott Baio is 45... And Single for a second season, but given the ending of the show's first season, the reality series may need a title change.
Bindi Irwin not only tells her TV audiences about wildlife and endorses Australian tourism, she also has hit the catwalk to promote a clothing line.
John J. Graziano, the 22-year-old front-seat passenger in Hogan Knows Best co-star Nick Hogan's Toyota Supra when it crashed Sunday evening, remained in critical condition late Tuesday morning, ABC's Tampa Bay affiliate WFTS-TV reported.
Dancing with the Stars' third-season celebrity participant Willa Ford married hockey star Mike Modano on Saturday, her manager confirmed to People over the weekend.
Bravo may be playing coy in announcing Project Runway's fourth-season premiere date, but the same can't be said for the show's host Heidi Klum.
Anchorwoman star Lauren Jones was both "completely shocked" and "disappointed" to learn the reality series was canceled by Fox after last Wednesday night's special one-hour premiere episode delivered poor ratings.
The CW has revealed the identities of the 10 guys and 10 gals competing on Beauty and the Geek's fourth season, which is scheduled to premiere with a special two-hour episode on Tuesday, September 18 at 8PM ET/PT.
Road racing may have played a role in the Sunday evening car crash that injured Hogan Knows Best co-star Nick Hogan, who has now been discharged from the same hospital in which his passenger still remains hospitalized in critical condition.
Athletes Apolo Anton Ohno and Emmitt Smith have both captured Dancing with the Stars' mirror ball trophy as celebrity participants, and now former The Benefactor star Mark Cuban is apparently hoping that track record carries over to sports' team owners.
Hogan Knows Best co-star Nick Hogan was seriously injured in a Sunday night car crash that left his passenger in critical condition, CNN reported Monday.
Fox's The Next Great American Band will apparently have an international feel.
The state of Florida is investigating an accidental gunshot fired by a guard at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach.
British broadcaster Channel 4 says it has canceled "Celebrity Big Brother 2008," admitting the current cycle of the reality show has been a bust.
Jen Johnson, a 23-year-old nanny from Beverly Hills, CA, became the seventh houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
'American Idol 6' runner-up Blake Lewis finally signs record deal
Although Big Brother's eighth-season finale is less than a month away, producers for the long-running CBS reality series are unsure when houseguests on the jury will be clued into the fact that Eric Stein is serving as America's Player if he makes it to the final two.
'Talent' judge David Hasselhoff accepts libel damages from tabloid
As the days grow shorter and temperatures chill, the slate of reality series for the fall heats up with the return of several powerhouse programs; twists on old favorites; and even some new shows thrown into the mix.
Not all of this fall's reality shows have been formal premiere dates yet but the following is Reality TV World's 2007 Reality TV Fall Preview, highlighting all of the currently known shows that will be premiering in coming weeks as well as where and when to tune in.
The CW has revealed the identities of the wannabe models that will be strutting the runway on this fall's ninth season of America's Next Top Model.
Nicole Richie released from jail sentence without ever reaching cell
Anchorwoman has signed off after only one broadcast.
NBC announced it has ordered Amne$ia, a new Mark Burnett game show that will challenge contestants' memories for the chance to win cash and prizes.
NBC has announced plans to broadcast new episodes of American Gladiators as a midseason primetime series, reinventing the reality show that first aired in syndication in the early 1990s.
'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks readies debut of new single
Controversy grows over CBS' upcoming 'Kid Nation' reality show
Paris Hilton and Zeta Graff settle $10 million defamation lawsuit
Wayne Newton has more than 40 years worth of experience as an entertainer, and now he's apparently hoping his talents as a musician translate to the dance floor.
Terry Fator, a 42-year-old singing ventriloquist from Dallas, TX, was revealed to be America's Got Talent's second-season champion during last night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality talent competition.
Will Bigham, a 31-year-old film editor from Glendale, CA, was revealed to be On the Lot's winner during last night's finale broadcast of Mark Burnett and Steven Spielberg's poorly-rated Fox reality filmmaking competition series.
Jason Wahler may have sidestepped a prison stint by instead opting for rehab following an arrest on battery charges, however he apparently can't put the incident completely behind him.
Joey Fatone joining Lisa Rinna on TV Guide's red carpet coverage
MTV has announced Life of Ryan, a new reality series that follows 17-year-old professional skateboarder and teen heartthrob Ryan Sheckler, will premiere on Monday, August 27 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
Truth or Trump, you decide.
CBS has revealed the identities of the sixteen castaways who will be competing on Survivor: China.
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'American Idol' host Ryan Seacrest to host Emmy Awards
'You're The One That I Want's 'Grease' revival opens on Broadway
CNN to premiere 'God's Warriors' documentary miniseries this week
Better late than never. Nearly three months after her crowning, sixth-season American Idol champion Jordin Sparks has officially signed a recording contract.
The Brittenum brothers are back.
Although home viewers crowned her "America's Favorite Dancer," So You Think You Can Dance judge and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe still doesn't consider newly-crowned third-season winner Sabra Johnson to be "America's Best Dancer."
'The Simple Life' star Paris Hilton creates frenzy with clothing line
Dustin Erikstrup, a single 22-year-old shoe salesman from Chicago, IL, became the sixth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
Sabra Johnson, a 20-year-old contemporary dancer from Roy, UT, was revealed to be So You Think You Can Dance's third-season champion during last night's live finale broadcast of the Fox reality competition series.
There are few stages bigger than that of Fox's American Idol, but Ryan Seacrest has apparently found one.
MTV has announced that Celebrity Rap Superstar, a new reality competition series that will see celebrities mentored by well-versed lyricists in an attempt to hone their hip-hop skills, will premiere Thursday, August 30 at 10PM ET/PT.
If there's one thing Donald Trump likes more than firing people it's handling money.
Matt Kirshen and Doug Benson were revealed to be the fourth and fifth Top 10 finalists eliminated from Last Comic Standing's fifth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Lauren "L.C." Conrad broke the MTV-imposed "media blackout" on The Hills' cast members, but not to sling some more mud at her former BFF Heidi Montag.
Fox announced it has ordered Nothing But the Truth, the working title of a new game show that will quiz contestants on personal questions and use a lie detector to determine if they're telling the truth.
CBS has announced the identities of the 40 young pioneers participating in Kid Nation, a new reality series that will chronicle their attempts to "establish a fully-functioning community" in an "uninhabited ghost town" over the course of 40 days.
So much for a recent report that The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman lovebirds Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst were planning a wedding. Although they insist that they still remain a couple, Baldwin and Horst have announced that they have broken off their engagement.
Food Network has announced Have Fork, Will Travel, a new reality series that follows comedian Zane Lamprey as he indulges in dishes from around the world, will premiere Tuesday, September 4 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Singer Mandy Moore apparently considers her Oxygen docu-reality special a one-shot deal instead of a new career path.
America's Got Talent revealed its Top 4 second-season finalists during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
'Project Runway' star Heidi Klum the new face of Jordache jeans
An American Idol-inspired musical apparently had far less success than the Fox mega-hit it's based on.
Sam Friedlander was revealed to be the fifteenth finalist eliminated from On the Lot during last night's live penultimate broadcast of the Fox reality filmmaking competition series.
Alec Mazo and Edyta Sliwinska's bachelor and bachelorette parties could have doubled as a Dancing with the Stars' reunion.
Bali prosecutors seek jail for 'Kitchen' star Gordon Ramsay's brother
Those who bet heavily on Rock Harper to win Hell's Kitchen were rewarded, as the 30-year-old executive chef from Spotsylvania, VA was crowned the show's third-season culinary king during last night's finale of the Fox reality competition series.
Lauren Gottlieb and Pasha Kovalev were sent packing during last night's results show of So You Think You Can Dance's third season, becoming the eighth female and male finalists to be eliminated from the Fox reality competition series.
First Paul Teutul Sr.'s family grew. Now it's apparently his business' turn.
The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman lovebirds Andy Baldwin and Tessa Horst are apparently trying to buck The Bachelor's recent trend of couples who never walk down the aisle.
Original Project Runway winner Jay McCarrol might be a "struggling" fashion designer, however he apparently isn't so hard-up that he can't afford a home.
Move over Donald Trump. It looks like Rosie O'Donnell might have found a new verbal sparring partner in American Idol judge Paula Abdul.
Kail Harbick, a married 37-year-old business owner from McKenzie Bridge, OR, became the fifth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
E! Network announced it has begun production on a new untitled reality series that will follow the daily life of Paris Hilton gal pal Kim Kardashian and her family.
MTV has announced Tinseltown as the setting for The Real World's upcoming twentieth installment -- The Real World: Hollywood -- which for the first time will also "go green" in order to educate younger viewers on the importance of incorporating environmentally-friendly decisions into their everyday lives.
USA Network announced that former The Real World: Las Vegas and The Surreal Life star Trishelle Cannatella has joined the cast of Dr. Steve-O, a new reality series that will chronicle former Jackass and Wildboyz star Steven "Steve-O" Glover's attempts to toughen up men across the country.
Debra DiGiovanni was revealed to be the third Top 10 finalist to be eliminated from Last Comic Standing's fifth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Smash-hit Colombian lie detector game show making its way to US
Many singers labor through their "American Idol" tryouts, but one singer was in labor at the Dallas audition site.
Heidi Montag declined to attend The Hills' second-season finale after party in April because then boyfriend and current fiance Spencer Pratt was not invited, however the couple apparently wasn't even on the guest list for the show's third-season post-premiere party last night.
New York-based "American Idol" finalist Constantine Maroulis wanted to be diverse on his debut album, "Constantine."
After casting a doctor, a prince and a military officer as the stars of its last three editions, The Bachelor has decided to hit the bar scene.
When former "American Idol" contestant Gina Glocksen finished singing at a concert in Illinois, she fielded an unusual request onstage -- a marriage proposal.
"The Almost Finale," our episode summary for the tenth episode of Hell's Kitchen 3, the third edition of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen reality series, written by Cyndimaus, is now available.
Oxygen has announced it's ordered Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love, a new reality series that will chronicle former professional athlete Deion "Prime Time" Sanders and his family's everyday life. The eight-episode series is expected to premiere in February.
Zach Lipovsky was revealed to be fourteenth finalist eliminated from On the Lot during last night's live broadcast of the Fox reality filmmaking competition series.
"American Idol" producers say about 13,000 people showed up at Texas Stadium to audition for the seventh season of the reality show behemoth.
Lauren "L.C." Conrad said her ongoing tiff with The Hills' co-star Heidi Montag is a personal one.
With Mark Philippoussis and Amanda Salinas' reality television romance officially in the books, it's time for the Age of Love star and his selected suitor to enter into a real-life relationship.
ESPN has announced it has ordered a third season of The Contender and revealed the identities of the 16 super middleweights who will compete in the boxing reality competition series, which will premiere Tuesday, September 4 at 10PM ET/PT.
Mark Philippoussis may have learned that age is just a number when it comes to love, but the 31-year-old Australian professional tennis player still chose Amanda Salinas, a 25-year-old financial planner's assistant from Nashville, TN, as Age of Love's winner during last night's finale broadcast of the NBC reality dating series.
Surprise plot twists are a big part of Big Brother, but producers of the long-running CBS reality series apparently feel they should be the only ones who have a hand in the way the houseguests play the game.
Bonnie Muirhead and Rock Harper competed in their final reward challenge and took a trip to Las Vegas during last night's penultimate third season broadcast of Fox's Hell's Kitchen.
MTV has reportedly found several celebrities interested in publicly testing their rapping repertoires.
NBC has announced that it has given early Summer 2008 renewals to its America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing reality competition series.
Competing on Fox's Hell's Kitchen is never easy, but foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay feels it was even more difficult for those who participated in the reality culinary competition's currently airing third season.
VH1 hasn't had much luck picking potential suitors for Flava Flav during Flavor of Love's first two seasons, so now it's the viewers' turn to see if they can do any better.
"Three Mums and a Baby," our episode summary for the ninth episode of Hell's Kitchen 3, the third edition of Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen reality series, written by bystander, is now available.
Fox announced it has bumped back the debut of Anchorwoman, a new reality series that will follow a former beauty queen trying to make it as a Texas television news anchor despite her lack of previous journalism experience.
Fox has announced a new premiere date and regular time period for Kitchen Nightmares, a new reality series that will follow sharp-tongued British Hell's Kitchen chef Gordon Ramsay as he travels across America and helps restaurants in crisis.
Fox announced On the Lot will air its two-part season finale over the course of two weeks, replacing the network's original intentions of broadcasting the reality filmmaking competition show's finale over the course of two consecutive nights.
Nick Starcevic, a single 25-year-old former professional football player from Kimball, MN, was revealed to be the fourth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eighth season during last night's live broadcast of the long-running CBS reality show.
Duane Chapman is out of the dog house.
Sara Von Gillern and Dominic Sandoval were sent packing during last night's live results show of So You Think You Can Dance's third season, becoming the seventh male and female finalists to be eliminated from the Fox reality competition series.
Ashly DelGrosso is dancing with joy.
NBC has revealed the identities of the 18 contestants that will compete on The Biggest Loser's fourth season, which will premiere with a two-hour special on Tuesday, September 11 at 8PM ET/PT.
An American Idol-themed film is apparently in the works, and who better to helm the project than Simon Cowell.
Greg Chavez, who created the Guardian Angel automatic Christmas tree fire extinguisher kit, was revealed to be American Inventor's second-season champ during last night's finale of the ABC reality competition series.
Dante and Gina Yashere were revealed to be the first two Top 10 finalists to be eliminated from Last Comic Standing's fifth season during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Fox has announced new episodes of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? will air on both Thursday and Friday nights this fall, beginning with a special two-hour episode on Thursday, September 6 at 8PM ET/PT.
Paris Hilton is apparently pleased The Simple Life is coming to end.
America's Got Talent revealed the remaining five members of its Top 10 second-season finalists during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Jael Strauss is comfortable with her body but apparently has an issue with provocative pictures she posed for being published without permission.
Matt Hoover lost a total of 157 pounds as The Biggest Loser's second-season champ and even met his future wife, fellow finalist Suzy Preston, during filming for the show. However both events apparently pale in comparison to fatherhood.
American Idol is reportedly looking to further its educational outreach.
Andrew Hunt was revealed to be thirteenth finalist eliminated from On the Lot during last night's live broadcast of the Fox reality filmmaking competition series.
Nicole Richie's belly bump wasn't a figment of the media's imagination.
Fashion guru Tim Gunn apparently can't stop gushing about the designers that will be competing on the upcoming fourth season of Bravo's Emmy-nominated Project Runway reality series.