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TI1 Single Alison Now Working Nights/Weekends in PA Medical Center

Here's a "Where are they now update" for anyone wondering...

"The Pocono Medical Center's new in-house physician has a little more on her resume than the usual recruit: She was a contestant on 'Temptation Island,' Fox's prime-time reality romance show, and a Playboy centerfold."

"Dr. Alison E. Dietrich was recently hired to cover night and weekend shifts at the medical center. Board certified in family practice medicine, Deitrich graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine after earning a biology degree with highest honors from Penn State. Deitrich, 29, grew up near Kutztown, PA."

Source: NewsItem.com   Full Story

  • FOX To Air "Temptation Island Reunion Wedding Special" on 10/31

    Have you worried all summer over what became of 'Temptation Island' couples Mandy and Billy, Shannon and Andy, and Valerie and Kaya? FOX understands your anxiety, and will sate it come Halloween night.

    "At 8 p.m. ET that night, you can find out what happened to the three pairs (but not, alas, ousted couple Ytossie and Taheed) on the 'Temptation Island Reunion Wedding Special.' Yes, it appears one of the couples survived the trauma of 16 oversexed singles trying to split them and decided to tie the knot. The single tempters and temptresses will be there as well, meaning a dramatic 'Stop the wedding!' moment is not out of the question."

    "Conveniently, the premiere of 'Temptation Island 2,' taped in Costa Rica, will immediately follow the reunion special. The fun begins at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday, Oct. 31 on FOX. 'Temptation Island 2' will shimmy into its regular time slot at 9 p.m. the following night."

    Source: Zap2It.com

  • Singles Elizabeth And Matt Said To Be Dating

    Well, at least SOMEONE seems to have made a connection on the damn show... The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that hometown boy 'Matt' (one of the Temptation Island single guys) and Elizabeth of the Temptation Island single girls are dating. But let's be clear here -- says Matt: "Elizabeth is not my girlfriend. That's a quote." Um, OK... whatever.

    Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

  • Kaya Appearring In USA's 'Cannonball Run 2001' This Week

    Survivor I's Susan Hawk, Survivor II's Jeff Varner, and Temptation Island's Kaya are one of the racing team in USA Network's 'Cannonball Run 2001' special -- a five night series airung this Sunday (8/5) through Thursday (8/9) on USA Network.
  • British Version Of 'Temptation Island' Being Planned

    Sky One and Channel 4 are planning to show a UK version of the controversial US reality TV show Temptation Island. A Sky One spokesman said that they are going ahead with the 12 part (that's double the original length of the US version) series but have not agreed the details.

    A Channel 4 spokesman confirmed that they have "acquired the US version for broadcast and will show the version Sky One are making". Sky One are looking at a variety of locations - including Belize, the Seychelles and the British Virgin Islands - but nothing is as yet confirmed.

    Channel 4 will not have editorial control over the show and will broadcast it only after Sky One does.

    Source: BBC

  • Taheed & Ytossie Sue 'Temptation Island' Producers

    Geez, won't these two go away... Stacey wanna-be's...

    "Ytossie Patterson and Taheed Watson claim defamation of character. They want unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. Patterson and Watson were kicked off when it was revealed they had a two-year-old child -- a fact they allegedly hid from producers."

    "But the couple claim producers always knew they had a child --but decided it would boost ratings if the fact was revealed during an episode. They also claim an episode in which producers chastised the two for the alleged revelations was 'condescending and humiliating.'"

    ...humiliated??? ...what did these two expect?"

  • Temptation Island Finale The Highest Rated Program Of The Night

    The final episode of "Temptation Island," pulled in 17.3 million viewers.

    Those numbers made it the highest rated program of the night in Adults 18-49, pulling a 9.4/21, and Adults 18-34 (12.6/30), according to Nielsen fast national ratings.

    Since its premiere, "Temptation Island" has more than doubled FOX's prior 00/01 season average in the time period; "Temptation" has averaged 16.6 million from 1/10-2/28, compared to the 7.6 million total viewers season average before the show from 10/2/00-1/3/01.

    Source: Zap2It.com"

  • Quick Info from Mandy's Howard Stern Appearance...

    Jemod was cool enough to send off a quick email listing some of the interesting info revealed in Mandy's appearance on the Howard Stern show this morning:

    - Yes, the rumors are true, Mandy was an extra on the movie Road Trip. That's where she was "discovered" and asked to audition for Temptation Island.

    - Mandy has turned down $1,500,000 to pose in Playboy. (funny, unless she's holding out for more $$$, Mandy isn't the type that we'd have expected to have a problem with posing in Playboy)

    - Mandy turned down a record deal with Capitol because they wanted to turn her into another Britney Spears. (hey, what's wrong with Britney? ...so instead Mandy has apparently chosen to go with the Christina Aguilera-corn-row-braids-look instead)"

  • FOX To Make Decision On 'Temptation Island' Sequel Soon

    Fox television executives said on Tuesday the jury is still out on a possible sequel to the libido-fueled 'reality' hit 'Temptation Island.'

    "Network brass said they will wait until viewership numbers are in from the seventh and final episode Wednesday before deciding whether to order a second block of the controversial series, which entices unmarried couples to break up their relationships."

    "'We are considering a second Temptation Island seriously. We are waiting to see the numbers for Wednesday night, and a final decision will be made,' said Fox Entertainment President Gail Berman."

    "Last week, the show's viewership suffered against competition from the Grammy Awards telecast on CBS, falling to its lowest ratings since its Jan. 10 premiere. But the show's fourth episode, two weeks earlier, drew a robust 18.2 million viewers, giving Fox its first overall ratings win for Wednesdays since August 1999. The segment also propelled Fox to its best Wednesday showing in more than six years among viewers aged 18 to 49, the demographic most prized by advertisers. Berman declined to say how well the show's finale had to perform in the ratings in order to win a renewal."

    "But Sandy Grushow, chairman of the Fox Television Entertainment Group, a unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Ltd., suggested Fox executives are rooting for the series."

    "'It's a show that's going to make a substantial amount of money,' he said. 'Our affiliates absolutely loved the show, and they're waiting for Temptation 2,' he said."

    Our take on the situation -- money talks and morals walk -- expect production on TI2 to begin within weeks.

    Source: Reuters/iWon.com

  • Mandy To Appear On Howard Stern Show

    For all you Mandy fans, Jemod was nice enough to pass along that apparently Mandy is scheduled to appear on the Howard Stern Show sometime this week (sorry, that's all the specifics we know). Yikes, Mandy and Howard -- now THERE IS A COUPLE!!! ...here's hoping the appearance makes the nightly E! television show, or maybe the weekly syndicated show

    UPDATE 2/27: This morning Howard announced that Mandy will be on the Wednesday, 2/28 radio show. He also claimed to be "very anxious to meet her." Thanks again to Jemod for the update.

  • Mandy Appears On Leno -- Claims Billy Living In LA???

    During the close of Shannon, Mandy (wearing 10 inch platform boots and a Tony-Braxton-at-the-Grammy's-like leather dress)and Kaya's joint appearance on Jay Leno's Tonight Show Thursday night, Mandy claimed that while viewers would have to tune in next week to learn whether she and Billy stayed together, she is now living in Atlanta while he has since moved to Los Angelos.

    Personally, we're treating this comment as a red herring of sorts -- we've received FAR, FAR, too many reports of Mandy and Billy working together at the Longhorn steakhouse in East Marietta, GA or shopping together at the North Point Mall to believe he's moved to LA -- unless it's been in the past two weeks or so.

    For now, we're sticking by our prediction that these two remain together.

  • Mandy, Shannon, And Kaya To Appear On Leno's 'Tonight Show' On 2/22/2001

    According to NBC promos that began running this evening, Mandy, Shannon, And Kaya will be appearing on Jay Leno's Tonight Show on Thursday, February 22, 2001.

    The interesting note here is that during the course of verifying this appearance, we checked the official TVGuide.com listings for the show and they have it described as "MTV's Carson Daly, women from "Temptation Island." Music guest 3 Doors Down."

    ...either Kaya is now a woman, TV Guide got it wrong, or Valerie cancelled and Kaya is substituting for her. ...frankly, if she's as much "fun" in person as she has been on the show, then we should all be thankful we'll be seeing KAya instead :-)

  • Taheed Lands TV Guest Star Appearance

    TV Guide is reporting that Taheed has landed an acting gig as a crack house dweller on the syndicated series, "Arrest & Trial". His episode, titled "Ruthless Ricky," airs Feb. 19. Meanwhile, the fifth episode of Temptation on Wednesday night attracted 17 million viewers, just behind timeslot competitor The West Wing (18.2 million viewers). However, among adults age 18-49, Fox's guilty pleasure trounced NBC's White House drama.

    Source: TVGuide

  • Episode 6 Bumped For Barbra Streisand Special -- To Air 2/14/2001

    Just a note that yes, there will be no episode of Temptation Island airing next week -- FOX has scheduled a Barbra Streisand special (what the???) for Monday, February 14th to air instead of the highly-anticipated 6th episode of the series.

    Even stranger than the decision to pull the powerhouse show from their lineup is FOX's decision to suddenly air this dusty, old performance NOW -- the performance is a filming of her 1999 New Year's Eve concert, taped in Las Vegas.

  • Temptation Island Extended To Additional 7th Episode

    Fox has extended the six-episode run of "Temptation Island" by one additional episode to air on Feb. 28, the last night of the February sweeps period.

    The series was originally scheduled to wrap on Feb. 21. The extra episode will feature a reunion of the residents and series highlights. The one-hour finale will reveal whether the featured couples will stay together.

    Source: Zap2It

  • Readers Report: Mandy & Billy Still Together

    Well, we've been receiving a number of reports over the past couple of weeks that Billy and Mandy are still together, so we figure we've probably received enough of them now that they are likely true and it's time to go public with them -- as of this moment, we're predicting, somehow, someway, Miss Crybaby and Mr. Toughguy will remain together. Excerpts from a couple of the emails we've received are below:

    On 2/3:

    "Well these two are still hanging out together. We just had dinner at Longhorn in East Marietta, GA and they are both waiting tables there and seem pretty happy."

    On 1/28:

    "I live in Atlanta and last Saturday night went to a club called the Velvet Room. I saw Billy and Mandy there, and they were clearly still together. I don't have any proof or anything, but they weren't being very discreet about anything so I'd say this is already public knowledge.

  • Mystery Over Heather's Departure Builds, Likely Kaya-Related Despite Host's Claims

    In an interview with her hometown newspaper yesterday, Heather Perry revealed that despite host Mark L. Warburg's claims at the time of the announcement of Heather's departure during episode 3 that it "had nothing to do with Kaya", her decision to leave did in fact have something to do with her date with Kaya.

    Though she insists she can't reveal anymore until the 6th and final episode of the series has ended, she says "My particular story is probably their main story for the entire show," Perry said. "Iím the one that came off the island with a really, really strange story." "Legally, I canít explain," she said.

    The exact details of what happened on her date with Kaya that caused her to want to leave the show -- and whether or not it's possibly related to the earlier rumor we reported in which it's said she left the show after learning of Ytossie and Taheed's child (perhaps Kaya revealed this little nugget during their date) -- remains unclear for now.

    Little is know of her date with Kaya, audiences saw little of Perryís date with Kaya. In one clip, Kaya
    complained that good conversations with Perry were "few and far between." The feeling was mutual, Perry said during the interview. On their date, she said, Kaya was more interested in talking to outsiders who recognized them from the show. (no, he's not in it for the publicity :-)

    "It was good fun and stuff," she said. "From a moral standpoint, I didnít agree with what was happening."

    Hummm... the mystery deepens. Thanks to Skye for the news article reference.

    Source: The Free Lance-Star

  • TI Not Tempting Enough To Knock Off New 'West Wing' Episode

    Fox's "Temptation Island" continued to entice viewers with its third episode on Wednesday, although its small week-to-week declines suggest that it may not be a "Survivor"-like wildfire hit after all.

    According to Nielsen, Wednesday's episode of the six-week reality series won its hour by 6 shares in adults 18-49 and by 19 shares in adults 18-34, while placing second to NBC's "The West Wing" in total viewers. It combined with another strong, though not as dominant, performance from rookie laffer "Grounded for Life" to give Fox its third straight Wednesday victory in 18-49.

    "Temptation" (16.83 million viewers, 8.8/21 in adults 18-49) was down vs. its second episode by 5% in viewers and by 8% in adults 18-49, but up slightly vs. its strong premiere numbers of two weeks ago (16.1m, 8.3/19). A key factor in its drop this week is that timeslot foe "West Wing," fresh off a Golden Globe victory on Sunday, was airing an original episode after
    being in repeat the previous week.

    Source: Variety"

  • Temptation Island Ranked 9th In Latest Weekly Neilsen Ratings

    Sleaze sells folks... never mind "Survivor" -- "Friends" is already losing out to "Temptation Island" (granted, they aren't on head-to-head)

    For the week of January 15 through January 21, the top 10 shows, their networks and ratings:

    1. "Golden Globe Awards," NBC, 14.6
    2. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Wednesday," ABC, 14.6
    3. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Thursday," ABC, 13.4
    4. "60 Minutes," CBS, 13.2
    5. "Law & Order," NBC, 12.6
    6. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Friday," ABC, 12.2
    7. "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire-Sunday," ABC, 12.0
    8. "Frasier," NBC, 11.9
    9. "Temptation Island," Fox, 11.5
    10. "Friends," NBC, 11.2
    10. "Judging Amy," CBS, 11.2

    Source: CNN"

  • E! Gossip Columnist Says One Couple Survives -- And Gets Engaged

    Wanda -- E!'s TV maven reported in her Monday online chat session that only one of the Temptation Island couples will remain together when the show ends (our personal bet is on Andy & Shannon). ...and not only that, but they actually get engaged after the show ends.

    Source: E! Online



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