Liza Minnelli, P. Diddy join Anna Nicole with Osbourne-style series.

Liza Minnelli, P. Diddy join Anna Nicole with Osbourne-style series.
Anna Nicole Smith’s reality TV show, The Anna Nicole Show, debuts Aug. 4 at 10 p.m. on E!. Time’s Joel Stein reveals that for the show, producers have been “prodding Smith into activities she might not otherwise pursue.” Time also reveals other network’s plans for similar shows. VH1 is planning a show featuring Liza Minnelli, and MTV is going to use its Osbournes formula on P. Diddy, formerly known as Puff Daddy. Others desiring their own shows include Cybill Shepherd, Gene Simmons, Courtney Love, and Kato Kaelin.
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The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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