Reality TV News - September 2008
Anita and Arthur Jones "white knuckle" trek in The Amazing Race was all too brief.
The Contender has revealed its fourth-season cast and announced Tony Danza will replace boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard as the host of the show's Versus edition, which will premiere on the network in December.
VH1 has announced that Rock of Love Bus with Brett Michaels, the upcoming third edition of the network's Rock of Love reality dating series, has temporarily suspended production following a Friday highway crash in which a production crew member allegedly killed two college students and seriously injured two other people.
truTV orders pilot for Jesse Ventura-hosted conspiracy reality series
Gillian Larson, a 61-year-old retired nurse from Temecula, CA who was raised in South Africa, became the second castaway to be eliminated from Survivor: Gabon during the second half of the series' two-episode premiere last Thursday.
Oxygen is reuniting supermodels Tyra Banks and Janice Dickinson. Sort of.
Former 'Meet the Barkers' star Travis Barker released from hospital
Anita and Arthur Jones' The Amazing Race adventure turned out to be a short one.
After watching her performance on America's Next Top Model, Isis King wants to make one thing clear:
TV star Jack Osbourne, the son of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, helped catch an alleged mugger in London by wrestling the man to the ground, a source says.
Sci Fi Channel has announced Estate of Panic, a new reality competition series that will follow strangers hunting for hidden cash on a large piece of property, will premiere Wednesday, November 12 at 10PM ET/PT.
Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay says opening his first hotel and restaurant is one part revenge for a recent dispute with London's Connaught hotel.
Michelle Chase, 24-year-old Los Angeles, CA music production assistant, got off to a poor Survivor: Gabon start when she became the last castaway picked during the opening pick 'em that determined the show's tribes and she never seemed to get over it.
Jaime Dugan and Erik Huffman may have had their torches snuffed as Survivor: China castaways, but that doesn't mean they weren't able to spark a romantic relationship.
NBCU wins prelim injunction against 'Project Runway's Lifetime move
The CW has revealed the identities of the contestants competing on Stylista, a new reality competition series for aspiring fashion magazine editors that will premiere on Wednesday, October 22 at 9PM ET/PT.
Michelle Chase's poor attitude and inability to bond with her teammates and Gillian Larson's age proved to be their downfalls, as the 24-year-old Los Angeles, CA music production assistant and the 61-year-old nurse from Temecula, CA became the first two castaways voted off Survivor: Gabon during last night's back-to-back broadcast of the show's first two episodes.
Discovery Channel has announced Survivorman's third season will premiere on Friday, November 7 at 9PM ET/PT and -- for the first time -- also be broadcast in high definition.
Twiggy now admits she detested the heavily made-up look that made her a British teen fashion supermodel in the 1960s.
According to Hannah White, she never had a strong drive to become America's Next Top Model's winner. In fact, she never even planned on trying out for the show.
According to Jay Manuel and J. "Miss J." Alexander, there was little doubt as to who America's Next Top Model's eleventh season winner would be.
Hulk Hogan's troubled son and former Hogan Knows Best star Nick "Hogan" Bollea will be released from jail three months early next month.
Ted McGinley's Dancing with the Stars happy days are over.
After serving as the focus of most of the show's early season drama and discussion, America's Next Top Model's two most controversial contestants were both eliminated during Wednesday's broadcast of the eleventh season's fourth episode.
Jen Schefft is a fiancee once again.
Ask Tom Desrochers Sr. and his son "Little Tom" (L.T.) Desrochers Jr. how hard they worked for the minimal results that lead to their Gray team's elimination from The Biggest Loser: Families and you get a similar reaction from both.
Count American Idol judge Simon Cowell among those "shocked" by Clay Aiken's announcement that he's gay.
After spending several years declining to answer questions on the topic, former American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has finally confirmed what everyone but his most deluded Claymate fans had already figured out: he's gay.
TLC has announced LA Ink's second season will premiere Thursday, October 9 at 10PM ET/PT.
Comedian Jeffrey Ross and professional partner Edyta Sliwinska became the first pair eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' seventh season on Tuesday.
The potential for success seen in the father-son team of Tom Desrochers Sr. and Tom "L.T." Desrochers Jr. proved to be enough for their ouster from last night's broadcast of The Biggest Loser: Families on NBC.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the first two episodes of Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden is now available.
After twelve seasons, The Amazing Race viewers have grown used to seeing the show's contestants participate in some unusual or potentially dangerous tasks as they race around the world. However, according to co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster, the show will be kicking the danger level up a notch during this fall's thirteenth edition.
If you're looking for insight on the show's thirteenth-season cast, The Amazing Race co-creator and executive producer Bertram van Munster is probably a good place to start.
Hugh Hefner's relationships with girlfriends and The Girls Next Door co-stars Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquard are "in transition," according to the Playboy magazine founder.
Former third-season The Bachelor star Andrew Firestone and Ivana Bozilovic, his new wife, are expecting their first child.
ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' returns with low initial judges' scores
A pair of CBS reality TV pioneers came away victorious during last night's live broadcast of the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, with The Amazing Race continuing its Outstanding Reality-competition Program award dominance and Survivor host Jeff Probst winning the inaugural Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program statuette.
Despite previously announcing plans to hold the ceremony in the Bahamas, The Bachelorette couple DeAnna Pappas and Jesse Csincsak are apparently have second thoughts about the location of their wedding.
Despite a report to the contrary, Bravo has confirmed that it has renewed Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List for a fifth season.
Fashion guru Tim Gunn thinks that he has found his perfect match in a co-host for the second season of Tim Gunn's Guide to Style.
Reality TV World's Spoiler Island fantasy prediction game has opened for Survivor: Gabon -- Earth's Last Eden Episode 1 and Episode 2 picks.
"American Idol" star Chris Daughtry will soon be back on U.S. TV screens in a guest appearance on "CSI: NY," People magazine says.
Animal Planet has announced that it will premiere Whale Wars, a new docu-reality series that follow a conservation group's efforts to eradicate illegal whaling operations through the use of radical methods, on Friday, November 7 at 9PM ET/PT.
Despite being the third girl eliminated from America's Next Top Model's eleventh season, Brittany Rubalcaba, managed to be involved in several memorable moments during her brief time as a contestant on the show.
Ex-'Barkers' star Travis Barker critically injured in plane crash, 4 killed
America's Got Talent's third season revealed its Top 5 performers during Thursday's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
It seemed unlikely to succeed at first, but in the end, Dan Gheesling and Robert "Memphis" Garrett's two-man "Renegades" alliance managed to outmaneuver the rest of Big Brother 10's houseguests and make it all the way to the competition's live Tuesday night finale.
Criticized by judges for her cutesy look and lack of modeling knowledge, Brittany became the third runway-wannabe eliminated from America's Next Top Model on Wednesday evening's broadcast.
The Biggest Loser's first week cast-offs Adam and Stacey Capers haven't let their defeat affect their dedication to dropping their waist size.
A pair of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" fans from Michigan say they gave Ty Pennington, a star of the ABC show, a ride after his vehicle ran out of gas.
Kellie Pickler has agreed to be a New York Times Square correspondent for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2009," ABC said Wednesday.
Dan Gheesling was crowned Big Brother's tenth-season winner during last night's live finale broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Reality TV goes from writers strike issue to Emmy Awards star
TLC has announced that the fourth season of Little People, Big World, the docu-reality series that follows the lives of dwarf couple Matt and Amy Roloff and their four children, will premiere on Monday, October 13 at 8 PM ET/PT.
Adam and Stacey Capers' tireless work ethic in the gym ended up being the catalyst for their dismissal on the first episode of The Biggest Loser: Families, which premiered last night on NBC.
After participating in her first four sets of American Idol auditions in New York, Jacksonville, Louisville and San Francisco, Kara DioGuardi is beginning to feel more comfortable on the show's eighth-season judging panel.
Reality hosts preparing for anything during Emmy Awards ceremony
The British media regulator Ofcom said it received 42 complaints after Scottish celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay was seen eating a puffin on his show "The F Word."
VH1 has announced it will premiere Scream Queens, a new reality competition that will feature ten aspiring actresses vying for a role in a horror movie, on Sunday, October 12 at 10PM ET/PT.
RCA Records has announced that David Cook's debut album will be released November 18.
Discovery Channel has announced it will premiere Storm Chasers' second season on Tuesday, October 19 at 10PM ET/PT.
Discovery Channel has announced Dirty Jobs will return with eleven new fourth-season episodes beginning Tuesday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT.
Discovery Channel has announced that Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod will premiere on Tuesday, October 14 at 10PM ET/PT.
The Biggest Loser family just got a little larger.
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, and Deadliest Catch all landed 2008 Creative Arts Emmy Award wins on Saturday while Project Runway, The Amazing Race, and Survivor came up empty.
Former American Idol third-season finalist Jennifer Hudson and I Love New York 2 second runner-up David Otunga are tying the knot.
'Project Runway' films runway finale, Tim Gunn subs as judge for J-Lo
'The Hills' star Lauren Conrad to double as Emmy Awards presenter
Fox announced it has inked a new deal with Gordon Ramsay that will keep the foul-mouthed British chef at the network for "several more years."
Nikeysha Clarke didn't need America's Next Top Model to find the best way to describe her unique personality.
Jerry MacDonald became the eleventh houseguest evicted from Big Brother 10 during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
NBC's America's Got Talent whittled its group of performers down to 10 on Thursday's live elimination broadcast of the reality competition series.
"Over the last two nights you've seen our top 20 fighting to stay in the competition, you've made your decision and, well, the results are in," said host Jerry Springer, who added that deciding the Top 10 contestants was sure to be an emotional night for acts and judges alike.
The results announcement used a format very similar to the one that had been used to reveal the Top 20 contestants and began with the top four vote-getting acts from both Tuesday and Wednesday nights shows being awarded spots, while the bottom four vote-getters were eliminated.
'Project Runway 4' winner Christian Siriano shows at Fashion Week
First Flavor Flav, then Brett Michaels, and now Antonio Sabato Jr.
Nikeysha, a 19-year-old student and wannabe model from Bronx, NY, became the second girl eliminated from America's Top Model's eleventh season during last night's broadcast of the CW reality series
Similar to the show's first season, Bravo is once again giving Make Me A Supermodel viewers the chance to vote two contestants into the into the show's second season, which is currently scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2009.
After trying her hand at fashion, Lauren Conrad has apparently developed a new interest: fiction writing.
Laila Ali and husband Curtis Conway welcome baby boy
Keesha Smith became the tenth houseguest evicted from Big Brother 10 during last night's special live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
The Style Network announced it has ordered Running in Heels, a new docu-reality series that will follow the editorial staff of Marie Claire magazine.
NBC's America's Got Talent revealed its fourth and final group of five Top 20 Round contestants during Tuesday night's live broadcast of the reality competition series.
American Idol champion Jordin Sparks says she doesn't regret her voicing her objection to comedian Russell Brand's anti-purity ring comments during Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, however she does wish she had delivered her message a little better.
Former female reality contestants and the Country Music Association continued to make wonderful music together on Wednesday as Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, and Miranda Lambert received a total of five nominations for the 42nd Annual CMA Awards.
Jennifer Lopez will reportedly be taking a timeout from running to help judge Bravo's Project Runway runway.
VH1 has announced Rock of Love Girls: Charm School with Sharon Osbourne will premiere Sunday, October 12 at 9:00PM ET/PT.
Despite earlier commments that he would be competing, Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis will not be participating in the second season of The Celebrity Apprentice after all.
Brittney "ShaRaun" Brown wants everyone to know there's more to her than just her confidence.
'Project Runway' winner Christian Siriano designing Emmys gown
Dancing With The Stars professional dancer Tony Dovolani has two new dance students. Dovolani's wife Lina gave birth to twins -- one boy and one girl -- at a Connecticut hospital nearby their home on Monday morning.
After hosting many professional golfers at his golf courses, Donald Trump has now apparently extended the invitation into the boardroom as well.
Jordin Sparks wasn't happy with Russell Brand during Sunday evening's 25th Annual MTV Video Music Awards -- and she publicly let him know about it.
Viewers interested in checking out the sixth season of Project Runway are going to have to wait a little longer.
Divorcing Hulk and Linda Hogan disagree about Hulk's net worth
America's Next Top Model judge Nigel Barker will have his own little girl to hone his runway knowledge on this winter.
Scott Hamilton will reportedly be trading in his ice skates for some wingtips.
Renny Martyn became the ninth houseguest evicted from Big Brother's tenth season during last night's live broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Mark Burnett's The Shark Tank will apparently get a chance to show its teeth.
NBC's America's Got Talent revealed its third group of five Top 20 Round contestants during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the reality competition series.
After delivering a sub-par photo shoot performance and repeatedly coming off as excessively cocky, Brittney "ShaRaun" Brown, a 18-year-old student from Chicago, IL, was revealed to be the first runway wannabe eliminated from America's Next Top Model's eleventh season during last night's special two-hour broadcast of The CW reality competition's premiere.
'Gene Simmons Family Jewels' star sued over IndyCar deal
NBC's America's Got Talent revealed its second group of five Top 20 Round contestants during Tuesday night's live broadcast of the reality competition series.
Jason Wahler's past still seems to be stuck in the present.
A pregnant woman from Utah has become the first $1 million winner on the TV game show "Deal or No Deal," NBC announced.
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 and some new shows thrown into the mix.