Reality TV News - August 2009
Paula Abdul claims it was a moral decision to leave American Idol after reportedly rejecting a $5 million a year offer to continue serving on the Fox mega-hit's judging panel.
TLC has announced King of the Crown, a new reality series that will follow a beauty pageant expert, will premiere Wednesday, September 30 at 9PM ET/PT.
Kate Gosselin is apparently having a hard time coping with the recent behavior of her estranged husband Jon -- so much so that she has decided to blame it on an alien abduction.
Kelly Clarkson reportedly had to cancel a weekend concert due to a problem with her voice.
Pakistani reality TV show contestant drowns while doing challenge
Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, the host of MTV's upcoming Gone Too Far intervention reality series, was found dead on Friday at his New York City apartment from a possible drug overdose. He was 36.
Kris Allen is apparently eager for his fans to know when they can expect his debut album to drop.
Canadian police have announced no charges will be filed against the woman who helped Ryan Jenkins elude authorities after he was charged with murdering Jasmine Fiore.
A star of History Channel's Ax Men reality series has been arrested after a vehicle he was driving in northwest Oregon flipped over and injured three children.
Kristin Chenoweth is reportedly ready to take on one of her toughest roles yet: filling in for Paula Abdul.
Russell Kairouz became the eighth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eleventh season during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Kim Kardashian is ready to tackle her passion for reality television as a producer.
David Hasselhoff is dusting off his vocal chords for an America's Got Talent performance.
Brody Jenner and Joe Francis got into a bar brawl last night that allegedly began when the Girls Gone Wild founder punched a girl and ended with The Hills regular being tasered.
Evidence found inside Jasmine Fiore's car has revealed signs of a violent struggle between her and Ryan Jenkins and allowed police to piece together a timeline of events in the murder of the 28-year-old swimsuit model.
CBS has announced the identities of the castaways who will be competing on Survivor: Samoa and also revealed the game-opening twist the cast encountered when the competition was filmed earlier this summer.
Alex Da Silva maintains that the sexual-assault charges he's currently facing were not criminal acts but consensual sex.
The Style Network announced that it has renewed Giuliana & Bill for a second season.
VH1 viewers may see less of the ridiculous reality dating shows the network has become known in the future.
E! has announced The Girls Next Door's sixth season, which will find Playboy founder Hugh Hefner wooing a new trio of women, will premiere Sunday, October 11 at 10PM ET/PT.
America's Got Talent determined the final five Top 20 fourth-season semifinalist acts during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Kate Gosselin apparently feels that her kids' safety is more important than sharing custody with her soon-to-be ex-husband.
Jon Gosselin's desire to leave Jon & Kate Plus 8 apparently isn't that strong after all.
Authorities have located the vehicle that belonged to Jasmine Fiore, who was allegedly murdered by Megan Wants a Millionaire bachelor Ryan Jenkins.
Richard Hatch remains behind bars following a Wednesday hearing on whether the original Survivor winner violated the terms of his home confinement by participating in unauthorized media interviews last week.
Ryan Jenkins' half-sister may have reportedly helped him elude authorities after he was charged with murdering Jasmine Fiore.
ABC has announced that Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin will serve as a The View co-host on the ABC talk show's September 14 and 15 broadcasts.
UK's Channel 4 ditching 'Big Brother' reality series after 2010 editions
The Real Housewives reality franchise's previous seasons will reportedly be going into daily syndication.
Animal Planet announced that it has renewed Whale Wars for a third season.
E! has announced Leave it to Lamas, a new reality series that will follow The Bachelor: London Calling winner Shayne Lamas and the rest of her family as they live their Hollywood lifestyles, will premiere Sunday, October 11 at 10:30PM ET/PT.
Robert Hesse's second chance at winning Hell's Kitchen has come to an end.
Kate Gosselin apparently isn't as eager as Jon to quit their TLC reality series.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley have been tapped to reprise their Country Music Association Awards co-hosting duties.
A&E confirms Jackson family documentary will become a reality series
Jon Gosselin has reiterated his feelings that filming new episodes of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 is a job he'd like to quit.
Paula Abdul has landed her first post-American Idol gig.
A&E's new Steven Seagal: Lawman reality series has apparently become entangled in a lawsuit.
The DiSalvatore family was crowned Great American Road Trip's champions during last night's finale broadcast of the NBC reality series.
Ryan Jenkins' father feels the son he knew couldn't also be the same person accused of murdering his ex-wife and gruesomely disposing of the body before hanging himself in a secluded Canadian motel.
Authorities know the identity of the mystery woman who allegedly helped Ryan Jenkins elude police by checking him into a secluded Canadian motel after he was charged with murdering his ex-wife.
Authorities are currently searching for a woman who allegedly helped Ryan Jenkins elude police by checking him into a secluded Canadian motel after he was charged with murdering his ex-wife.
Bill Klein and Jen Arnold will continue to star on the small screen.
The City's second season will apparently have a different focus now that two of Whitney Port's closest on-screen friends have abandoned her.
Although the majority of them had already leaked last week, ABC has formally revealed the celebrity and professional partner pairings for Dancing with the Stars' ninth season.
Ryan Jenkins, the Megan Wants a Millionaire bachelor who was charged with murdering his ex-wife and had eluded authorities, was found dead over the weekend from an apparent suicide.
VH1 has decided to permanently remove Ryan Jenkins from its airwaves.
CBS has planned a big party for Big Brother's eleventh-season finale.
Lydia Tavera became the seventh houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eleventh season during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Ryan Jenkins' elusiveness has led authorities to seek help from the public.
Richard Hatch will have to at least spend several more days behind bars.
So much for ABC waiting to reveal its Dancing with the Stars couples.
Ryan Jenkins has gone from a "person of interest" to a murder suspect.
Danny Gokey says it's only a matter of time before his new recording contract is revealed.
Ryan Jenkins reportedly tried to cash-in on his reported I Love Money 3 victory before he allegedly fled the country after murdering his ex-wife last weekend.
Matt Keough is apparently having a hard time striking out his drinking problems.
America's Got Talent determined five more Top 20 fourth-season semifinalist acts during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
NBC has revealed the identities of the 16 contestants competing on The Biggest Loser's eighth season, which will premiere Tuesday, September 15 at 8PM ET/PT and feature a "second chances" theme.
Ryan Jenkins, the Megan Wants a Millionaire suitor who has been deemed a "person of interest" in the death of Jasmine Fiore, a 28-year-old swimsuit model he had married in March, appears to have successfully fled the United States and returned to his native Canada.
Rick Bayless was crowned the winner of Top Chef Masters during last night's finale broadcast of Bravo's Top Chef spinoff.
Paula Abdul apparently has a number of opportunities to continue working in television, however the door to her rumored return to American Idol has remained closed.
Chima Simone still feels Russell Kairouz was responsible for bullying her and several other Big Brother houseguests, however she apparently regrets her choice of words in chastising him for it.
VH1 has pulled its Megan Wants a Millionaire reality dating series from the air indefinitely after suitor Ryan Jenkins was recently identified as a "person of interest" by police in the death of Jasmine Fiore, a 28-year-old swimsuit model.
Richard Hatch's lawyer says a "little misunderstanding" about how many media outlets he was allowed to speak to this week is the reason for his current stint in the slammer.
Jon Gosselin may soon be a divorced dad, but he apparently isn't in the club just yet.
Ryan Alexander Jenkins, a suitor on VH1's currently airing Megan Wants a Millionaire reality dating series, has been named a "person of interest" by police in the death of Jasmine Fiore.
Richard Hatch's big mouth has apparently gotten him into trouble.
Chima Simone was expelled from Big Brother's eleventh season during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Nicole Brewer and Damien Gurganious helped each other shed the pounds as The Biggest Loser: Couples contestants, and now they'll be by each other's side to continue to offer weight-loss support.
While ABC won't formally announce Dancing with the Stars' ninth-season pairings until next week, several of the ballroom relationships have already leaked.
Lifetime's 'Project Runway' all-stars special to include Nicole Kidman
Shania Twain to serve as guest judge for 'American Idol' auditions
Four months after determining it didn't currently have enough evidence to charge him, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office has charged former So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Alex Da Silva with eight felony sexual-assault charges.
Richard Hatch claims sexual discrimination and prosecutorial misconduct landed him behind bars.
Aaron Carter is the early oddsmakers' favorite to take home Dancing with the Stars' ninth-season mirror ball trophy.
Although the details of her departure from the house still remain largely unexplained, Big Brother host Julie Chen says Chima Simone gave the show's producers no choice but to remove her from the competition.
ABC has revealed the identities of the 16 celebrities -- the show's largest cast ever -- who will be competing on Dancing with the Stars' ninth season this fall.
The CW has announced open casting call dates and locations for America's Next Top Model's fourteenth cycle.
Big Brother's eleventh season has unexpectedly lost another houseguest.
Jessie Godderz became the fifth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eleventh season during Thursday night's broadcast of the CBS reality show.
There was no fairy-tale wedding at the end of Aaron Buerge's journey as The Bachelor's second-season star, however he was able to eventually find love.
The animosity level is clearly rising for divorcing Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon and Kate Gosselin.
Reality TV villainess Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth entering seminary
Victoria Beckham guest judges second 'American Idol' audition city
Tony Danza to teach high school in new 'Teach' reality series for A&E
America's Got Talent determined five more Top 20 fourth-season semifinalist acts during Tuesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Fab Five, a group of five dancing sisters from Morgan, UT; The Voices of Glory, sibling singing trio from Highland, NY; The Texas Tenors, a trio of tenors from Houston, TX; and Paradizo Dance, a husband-and-wife acrobatic dance duo from Brooklyn, NY, were revealed to have finished as the top 4 vote-getters after Tuesday night's performance show which featured the season's second group of 12 quarterfinalists performing for home viewer votes, automatically earning them a spot in America's Got Talent fourth-season Top 20 semifinals.
'Jon & Kate Plus 8' star Kate Gosselin says marriage is definitely over
Dancing with the Stars is apparently expanding for its ninth season.
'Keeping Up' and 'Take Miami' star Kourtney Kardashian pregnant
The CW has revealed the identities of the 14 finalists competing on America's Next Top Model's thirteenth season, which will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Wednesday, September 9 at 8PM ET/PT.
Dancing with the Stars has reportedly implemented a new training rule to help curtail injuries to its celebrity participants.
After months of speculation about his future with the show, American Idol judge Simon Cowell is believed to be close to signing a new two-year pact that will keep him with the Fox reality competition through its 2012 edition.
Former 'American Idol' finalist Jennifer Hudson gives birth to a son
Ronnie Talbott began playing the Big Brother game the moment he entered the house and things appeared to be going his way at first.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck has impeccable timing.
Kate Gosselin: Marriage would have failed without 'Jon & Kate Plus 8'
Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth's romantic relationship has seen its final dance.
ABC would "love" to have Paula Abdul on 'Dancing with the Stars'
'Pitchmen' star Billy Mays' family: We never saw signs of cocaine use
'American Idol' begins post-Paula Abdul era with Victoria Beckham
Autopsy: Cocaine use contributed to 'Pitchmen' star Billy Mays' death
Fox announced that it has renewed Hell's Kitchen for an eighth season.
Jeanine Mason was crowned So You Think You Can Dance's fifth-season winner during last night's live finale broadcast of the Fox reality dance competition.
Ronnie Talbott became the fourth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's eleventh season during Thursday night's live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Paula Abdul getting "many wonderful" offers after 'Idol' announcement
Fox: 'Idol' likely to replace Paula Abdul, auditions will use guest judges
America's Got Talent revealed its first five Top 20 fourth-season semifinalist acts during Tuesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Jon Gosselin has publicly confirmed he is not romantically involved with Kate Major and claims that Hailey Glassman is the one who stole his heart following his estranged wife Kate's divorce filing earlier this summer.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin is denying his soon-to-be ex-wife Kate's previous claims that he had been the one pushing for a separation and was the driving force behind the couple's June 22 divorce filing.
Five million dollars a year reportedly wasn't enough to keep Paula Abdul at American Idol's judges' table.
Experts: Paula Abdul's 'Idol' exit unlikely to impact ratings or ad sales
Ed Swiderski is denying two former girlfriends' allegations that he was dating and sleeping with them before, during and even after the filming of The Bachelorette's fifth season, which ended with Jillian Harris getting engaged to Swiderski after selecting him as her final suitor.
In a surprising move, American Idol judge Paula Abdul has announced she has decided not to return for the show's ninth season.
Wes Hayden apparently wasn't the only The Bachelorette fifth-season bachelor who may have had a girlfriend back home.
'Jon & Kate Plus 8' averages more than four million viewers in return
The CW has announced axed America's Next Top Model judge Paulina Porizkova will be replaced with a series of guest judges for the show's thirteenth edition.
'Jon & Kate Plus 8' returns with Jon and Kate Gosselin newly split
'American Idol' announces Kara DioGuardi returning for ninth season
Reality TV couple Rob and Amber Mariano have added a new member to their alliance: a baby girl.
Casey Turner thought things were just according to plan when Jessie Godderz, the season's third Head of Household, didn't nominate Ronnie Talbott, the duplicitous houseguest who had spent Big Brother 11's first two weeks playing both sides of the house against each other, for eviction at competition's third eviction nomination ceremony.
Mike Fleiss has no problems putting other people's children on The Bachelor, but it's apparently a different story when it comes to his own kids.