Reality TV News - September 2009
Kathy Ireland feels she wasn't exactly the ideal Dancing with the Stars' partner for professional Tony Dovolani.
Mindy McCready is defending "Celebrity Rehab" roomie Mackenzie Phillips, who recently revealed an incestuous relationship she had with her dad.
Lauren Conrad's best-selling book is set to become a movie.
Eric and Lisa Paskel aren't happy with being booted at The Amazing Race's starting line, however they continue to have a positive outlook on life.
Suzanne Schlicht had more than enough opportunities to impress Gordon Ramsay before she finally ran out of chances.
So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and lead judge Nigel Lythgoe says he's shocked to learn a sixth-season hopeful apparently neglected to wear an important piece of clothing for her audition.
NBC announced it has ordered Perfect 10, a new game show that will feature contestants trying to complete 10 simple yet increasingly-difficult challenges for the chance to win $1 million.
Kristin Cavallari appears set on making sure The Hills viewers understand that the alleged reality series isn't real despite MTV and her fellow cast members' insistences.
Former supermodel Kathy Ireland and her professional partner Tony Dovolani became the third couple eliminated from Dancing with the Stars ninth season during last night's live results show broadcast of the ABC reality series.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's weekend wedding reportedly wasn't legally binding.
Stephanie Pratt and Lauren "Lo" Bosworth apparently plan to follow Lauren Conrad and Audrina Patridge's lead and leave The Hills.
Jon Gosselin has submitted a document with the hope of delaying his divorce from Kate.
Survivor crew members are safe after a massive tsunami crushed the coastlines of Samoa and American Samoa early Tuesday morning.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the third episode of Survivor: Samoa is now available.
Tori Spelling's publicist said the U.S. actress and reality television personality was hospitalized Tuesday with an unknown stomach ailment.
TLC has decided to subtract divorcing Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin from the reality series' title.
The New York Medical Examiner's office says the death of celebrity disc jockey Adam Goldstein last month has been declared an accidental drug overdose.
Police seize computer of dead alleged 'Megan' murderer Ryan Jenkins
'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch appealing judge's jailing decision
Garrett Paul noticed that his girlfriend Jessica Stout was "really bummed" after being eliminated from The Amazing Race's fifteenth season, so he did something to cheer her up.
A duck with a broken foot apparently played a pivotal role in Garrett Paul and Jessica Stout's The Amazing Race ouster, however the couple used their subsequent time away from the competition to secure the status of their romantic relationship.
We Are Heroes was crowned Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew's fourth-season winners during last night's live finale broadcast of the MTV reality competition series.
Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have completed their quick courtship with a weekend wedding.
Justin Guarini is officially off the market.
"Married Yoga Teachers" Eric and Lisa Paskel and "Dating On-and-Off Couple" Garrett Paul and Jessica Stout were the first two teams eliminated from The Amazing Race's fifteenth season during last night's premiere broadcast of the CBS reality series.
Nigel Lythgoe is all about promoting dance, which is why he apparently has no problems with Simon Cowell's reported development of a new So You Think You Can Dance-like reality dance competition.
U.S. actress Tawny Kitaen, who appeared in the reality show "Celebrity Rehab," has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, police say.
Despite her best effort, Betsy Bolan knew her fate was sealed before her torch was even snuffed.
Mike Borassi was bummed that his Survivor: Somoa journey ended the same way his Survivor: Tocantins experience began -- by being medically evacuated.
Manhattan socialite Tinsley Mortimer is reportedly getting her own reality series.
Survivor: Samoa's two oldest castaways were both eliminated during last night's broadcast of the CBS reality series, with Mike Borassi getting medically evacuated after an extremely physical challenge and Betsy Bolan having her torch snuffed at the subsequent Tribal Council session.
Lulu Braithwaite's signature runway walk failed to impress, however she has no plans of doing anything differently.
Discovery Channel has announced Storm Chasers' third season will premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 10PM ET/PT.
The self-admitted "Chenbot" has reproduced.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck may want to speed up her return to The View.
MTV reportedly still plans to air Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein's Gone Too Far reality series despite his death from an apparent drug overdose last month.
Mackenzie Phillips' step-mother says she doesn't believe the U.S. actress's claims she had a long-term incestuous relationship with her father.
A&E has announced Parking Wars' third season will premiere on Tuesday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT with back-to-back half-hour episodes.
Edyta Sliwinska has danced with both Ashley Hamilton and his father George -- and Ashley is apparently no George.
Mark Burnett is adding to his awards show resume.
Simon Cowell is reportedly close to finalizing a new deal to continue serving as an American Idol judge and also bring his The X Factor U.K. reality series stateside.
The CW announced it has ordered Fly Girls, a new docu-reality series that will follow five Virgin America airlines flight attendants.
Macy Gray was apparently so upset by her Dancing with the Stars elimination on Wednesday night that she was unable to participate in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live later that evening.
Lulu Braithwaite couldn't make her pretty appearance translate onto film, and she paid the price for it.
ABC is apparently ready to reveal its new The Bachelor star.
Singer Macy Gray and actor/singer Ashley Hamilton were revealed to be the first two celebrity participants eliminated from Dancing with the Stars' ninth season during last night's live results show on ABC.
Richard Hatch's request to be released from prison has been denied.
The Biggest Loser's eighth season eliminated no one during last night's NBC broadcast of the season's second episode.
Sabrina Gresset and Van Hurd were both eliminated from Hell's Kitchen during last night's two-hour sixth-season broadcast of the Fox reality competition series.
While Tom DeLay has no problems two-stepping on Dancing with the Stars, he apparently wouldn't be able to handle being secluded in the Big Brother house.
Simon Cowell reportedly wants to compete against So You Think You Can Dance.
Discovery Channel has announced Ghost Lab, a new Ghost Hunters-like reality series that will follow two brothers as they conduct research on supernatural phenomena, will premiere Tuesday, October 6 at 10PM ET/PT.
VH1 has revealed the identities of the eight celebrities who will be attempting to shed unwanted weight on Celebrity Fit Club's seventh season, which the network recently began filming.
Although its new season is off to a solid ratings start, viewers may be tiring of Dancing with the Stars.
U.S. singer Chynna Phillips says she believes her older half-sister's claims that she had a nearly decade-long sexual relationship with their father.
New American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres has apparently inspired Kara DioGuardi to try her hand at hosting a talk show.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the second episode of Survivor: Samoa is now available.
Khloe Kardashian's days as a bachelorette are over.
U.S. actress Mackenzie Phillips says she had a sexual relationship with her father, singer John Phillips of The Mamas and the Papas, beginning when she was 19.
The late U.S. actor David Carradine taped a segment for the cable channel BIO's upcoming series "Celebrity Ghost Stories" four months before his death.
Former Republican House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas shook up the dance floor during his debut on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
Khloe Kardashian apparently isn't wasting any time in walking down the aisle with her new beau.
Singer Mya said on her Twitter page she suffered a "deep cut" on her hand on the eve of the ninth season of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Jeff Probst feels the The Amazing Race's Emmy torch should be retired before it has any more chances to snuff out the competition.
The Amazing Race and Jeff Probst both continued their winning streaks during last night's live broadcast of the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
U.S. actor and TV personality David Hasselhoff was in the hospital Sunday, but did not suffer an alcohol relapse as has been reported, his attorney said Monday.
Courtney Davies has seen enough America's Next Top Model to know that her poor attitude was enough to justify her ouster.
David Hasselhoff's problem with alcohol has reportedly resurfaced.
Kevin Skinner said it was "a long road" from the Kentucky chicken coops to the America's Got Talent stage, and he thinks that journey helped him identify with home viewers.
Shannen Doherty reportedly wants to use reality television to show she has a softer side.
Former couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Karina Smirnoff argued before and after their dance performance at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, a witness said.
Alexandra White feels she was a victim of strategy during The Biggest Loser's first eighth-season elimination ceremony.
TLC has announced Flowers Uncut with Jeff Leatham, a new reality series that will follow the artistic director and floral designer as he works in New York's event scene, will premiere Wednesday, November 4 at 10PM ET/PT.
Nigel Lythgoe feels this summer's So You Think You Can Dance fifth-season cast wasn't up to snuff when it came to charisma.
Reality TV star Jon Gosselin signed autographs for fans during a recent appearance at Frightworld Screampark in Amherst, N.Y., a representative says.
A court in California ordered a man to jail for 15 days for assaulting a hospital security guard while following TV personality Ryan Seacrest to his car.
Kate Gosselin is ready to see if talk show host is a career with considering.
Marisa Calihan's ouster is proof that first impressions can often be wrong.
Kate Gosselin said she wouldn't be surprised if recent allegations that her estranged husband Jon had an affair with a part-time babysitter for the Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars' children turned out to be true.
Jordan Lloyd thought her chance of winning Big Brother was a toss-up -- until she realized how much the jury members had soured on Natalie Martinez.
Survivor's so-called "biggest villain ever" has claimed his first victim.
It was apparently better late than never for Lakisha Jones.
Kevin Campbell is glad he wasn't faced with the choice of who to take with him to the Final 2, because -- in hindsight -- he feels he would have chosen incorrectly.
Kevin Skinner was crowned America's Got Talent's fourth-season champion during last night's live finale broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Natalie Martinez says she was confident she couldn't win Big Brother, and she turned out to be right.
Rachel Echelberger and Courtney Davies were both eliminated from America's Next Top Model's thirteenth season during last night's broadcast of The CW reality competition series.
Dancing with the Stars announced it will pay tribute to actor Patrick Swayze, who died on Monday at the age of 57 due to pancreatic cancer.
Teresa Giudice has given birth to another baby girl.
Fox has announced it has tapped Adam Shankman to serve as a regular member of So You Think You Can Dance's sixth-season judging panel.
Brittany "Bre" Scullark reportedly got a bit too rowdy in claiming a computer that wasn't hers.
Dancing with the Stars producers may have implemented new training safety measures to help celebrity participants avoid injury before the season starts, however those rules don't matter if the injury occurs outside the ballroom.
Kara DioGuardi is apparently hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow American Idol judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson and develop her own reality competition series.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Jon Gosselin previous claims that he's been faithful to new girlfriend Hailey Glassman allegedly aren't accurate anymore.
Bravo has announced that The Real Housewives of Orange County's fifth season will premiere on Thursday, November 5 at 10PM ET/PT and also revealed the new season will include the departure of Jeana Keough.
Jordan Lloyd was crowned Big Brother's eleventh-season winner during last night's live finale broadcast of the CBS reality show.
Reality TV World's commmunity spoiler sleuths' 'State of the Spoiling' summary for the premiere episode of Survivor: Samoa is now available.
Luke Conley proposed marriage to Tali -- and she accepted -- during More to Love's finale broadcast last night on Fox.
So much for Dancing with the Stars' new training safety measures to help its celebrity participants avoid injury before the season starts.
Alexandra White, a 20-year-old student from Harrisburg, PA, became the first contestant eliminated from The Biggest Loser's eighth season during Tuesday night's premiere of the NBC reality competition.
Survivor: Samoa castaway Elizabeth Kim claims she encountered a "shocking" obstacle during the show's filming this summer.
'America's Got Talent's Top 10 fourth-season finalists wow judges
'America's Got Talent' winner Neal E. Boyd recovering from exhaustion
Reality TV World's Spoiler Island fantasy prediction game has opened for Survivor: Samoa Episode 1 picks.
Richard Hatch's plea to be released from his most-recent prison stint has been heard.
Kate Gosselin has strong feelings about her estranged husband Jon dating Hailey Glassman and potentially bringing the 22-year-old around the couple's eight children, however she said she chooses not to address the matter in public.
Kathy Griffin has been dethroned as reality royalty.
Ethan Zohn will have to try and kick cancer once again.
Antonio Ballatore was crowned the winner of HGTV Design Star's fourth season during last night's finale broadcast of the HGTV reality competition series.
The Johnston family was revealed to have won There Goes the Neighborhood during last night's finale broadcast of the CBS reality competition series.
NBC has announced Britain's Got Talent runner-up Susan Boyle will perform during America's Got Talent's live fourth-season finale on Wednesday, September 16 at 8PM ET/PT.
'Project Runway' champ Christian Siriano shows at NY Fashion Week
'Hills' Audrina Partidge gets restraining order against alleged stalker
DA dismisses Tila Tequila assault case against Shawne Merriman
Alleged 'Megan' killer Ryan Jenkins told cops wife had perfect teeth
Lisa Ramos feels it was a personality problem that ultimately led to her America's Next Top Model ouster.
While Paula Abdul publicly congratulated Ellen DeGeneres on her new American Idol role, the former judge was reportedly stunned by the news.
Fox reality chief Mike Darnell claims there's no merit in criticizing new American Idol judge Ellen DeGeneres for her lack of experience when it comes to critiquing musical talent.
Despite a new report that their relationship is on the rocks, The Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Ed Swiderski insist they are still very much in love.
Secret Millionaire has reportedly found a new network home.
America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne supports home viewers in selecting fourth-season finalists for the NBC reality competition series.
Paula Abdul apparently isn't holding a grudge against Ellen DeGeneres for replacing her on American Idol's judging panel.
Big Brother's Final 3 eleventh-season houseguests were reminded of the show's "expect the unexpected" mantra during last night's live broadcast.
TLC has announced Little People, Big World's fifth season will premiere Monday, October 16 at 8PM ET/PT.
Ellen DeGeneres plans on being an honest and opinionated American Idol judge, but that doesn't necessary mean she'll be another Simon Cowell.
American Idol viewers should apparently get used to seeing Ellen DeGeneres.
Lisa Ramos got the chance to compete on America's Next Top Model after one of the original thirteenth-season contestants had to quit -- however she was unable to make the most of her opportunity.
John Graziano has taken another step on his road to recovery.
Bravo has announced that Tabatha's Salon Takeover's second season will premiere Tuesday, November 3 at 10PM ET/PT.
The Bachelor franchise producers are reportedly planning to bring back past contestants for an all-star edition of the ABC reality dating series.
CBS announced that it has renewed Big Brother for a twelfth season, which is currently slated to air next summer.
America's Got Talent determined the final five Top 10 fourth-season acts during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Ellen DeGeneres is replacing Paula Abdul on American Idol.
U.S. reality television personality and jewelry designer Nicole Richie has announced on her Web site the birth of her son early Wednesday.
Carrie Underwood will have the opportunity to defend her female vocalist of the year title at the upcoming Country Music Association Awards ceremony.
CBS has revealed the identities of the 12 teams competing on The Amazing Race's fifteenth season, which will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Sunday, September 27 at 8PM ET/PT.
Jon Gosselin claims he met with Dr. Phil star Dr. Phil McGraw at the behest of his wife Kate, however he alleges the session was more focused on continuing the success of TLC's Jon & Kate Plus 8 reality series than saving the couple's failing marriage.
Andy Husbands was given multiple opportunities to prove himself in Hell's Kitchen, however Gordon Ramsay was forced to finally pull the plug.
Michele Noonan entered the Big Brother house as a brainiac and left as "the devil."
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and his fiancee Karina Smirnoff have ended their romantic relationship.
Tila Tequila lawyer: Shawne Merriman's alleged assault story is 'spin'
U.S. fashion guru Tim Gunn and fitness specialist Bob Harper signed on as guest contributors for the upcoming "The Dr. Oz Show," Sony Pictures Television said.
Jon & Kate Plus 8 stars Jon and Kate Gosselin's public bickering has jumped to a new level, with Jon Gosselin openly declaring his contempt for his estranged wife.
VH1's upcoming VH1 Divas concert event is beginning to double as an American Idol love-in.
Jim Verraros knows it's not legal for him to get married in Illinois, however that didn't stop him from celebrating his love for his partner.
Megan Hauserman says she's had a hard time dealing with former Megan Wants a Millionaire bachelor Ryan Jenkins being accused of murder before subsequently taking his own life but she's ready to put the incident behind her.
Natalie Martinez got engaged during Sunday night's Big Brother eleventh-season broadcast, however it might have cost her a shot at the eleventh-season grand prize.
Jon Gosselin's grandmother was taken to the hospital after she fell in the Jon & Kate Plus 8 family's Wernersville, PA driveway on Saturday.
Lonni Paul became the ninth finalist eliminated from HGTV Design Star's fourth season during Sunday night's broadcast of the reality competition series.
NFL star Shawne Merriman has denied Tila Tequila's accusations that he choked and threw her to the ground, instead claiming that the alleged altercation stemmed from his attempts to prevent her from driving under the influence of alcohol.
Chris Harrison claims ABC is close to crowning its next The Bachelor star.
Tila Tequila has accused her boyfriend of physically assaulting her after she attempted to leave his home over the weekend.
Simon Cowell can tell there's something not quite right about American Idol's ninth-season auditions.
VH1 has denied a recent report that the network is giving former Megan Wants a Millionaire star Megan Hauserman a new reality show.
Discovery Channel has announced new Mythbusters seventh-season episodes will begin airing on Wednesday, October 7 at 9PM ET/PT.
Jeff Schroeder tried to remove the target from his back, however he had already made too many enemies in the house.
Fox has announced So You Think You Can Dance's sixth-season broadcast schedule -- from the audition episodes until home viewers begin the process of voting for their favorite finalists.
Discovery Channel has announced new Dirty Jobs fifth-season episodes will begin airing on Tuesday, October 6 at 9PM ET/PT.
Cat Deeley claims she has mixed emotions about So You Think You Can Dance's sixth season airing this fall -- representing the first time the reality dance competition has left its annual summer timeslot.
Melissa Rycroft will apparently be a bride before the end of the year.
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.
MTV has announced it has ordered Teen Mom, a spinoff of its 16 & Pregnant reality series that will continue to follow four young moms as they struggle with the challenges of their first year of motherhood.
America's Got Talent determined its first five fourth-season finals acts during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
The Real Housewives of New York City's regular cast members have apparently settled their contract dispute.
While The Biggest Loser's upcoming eighth season will feature a "second chances" theme, trainer Bob Harper feels there really is no limit on how many opportunities a person should have when it comes to living healthy.
Bravo has announced Million Dollar Listing's third season will premiere Monday, October 12 at 11PM ET/PT.
Kris Allen and Adam Lambert competed head-to-head during American Idol's eighth-season finale, however their debut albums apparently won't do the same.
Spencer Pratt has become so delusional that he has decided to deem himself American royalty.
Fox has announced singers Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne will serve as guest judges during American Idol's ninth-season auditions in Los Angeles this week.
It didn't take long for Jerry Springer to renew his America's Got Talent hosting role.
Danny Gokey has reportedly joined fellow American Idol Top 4 eighth-season finalists Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta as a 19 Recordings artist.
The L Word is becoming a reality series.
Amanda Davenport thought she had what it takes to be a head chef, however Gordon Ramsay disagreed.
DeShawn Snow's The Real Housewives of Atlanta ouster hasn't dampened her desire to work in reality television.
Audrina Patridge is preparing for her departure from The Hills.
Mark Ballas hoping for 'Dancing' repeat win with Melissa Joan Hart
Paula Abdul confirmed that she's getting her own Las Vegas show and has also been offered a So You Think You Can Dance guest judging role -- however she remains uncertain about the details for both.
Ryan Jenkins' father is continuing to stand by his son.
TLC will apparently have to change the name of its 18 Kids and Counting reality series again.