Rimes paid $200K to host Nashville Star.

Rimes paid $200K to host Nashville Star.
How much does a reality TV show host get paid? If you’re LeAnn Rimes, the newly crowned host of Nashville Star 3, you’d receive $200,000 for nine episodes. That’s roughly $22,222.22 an hour. A producer told The Tennesean that, last year, the 21-year-old “was really relaxed and cool with contestants” when she appeared on the finale. And Nancy O’Dell shrieked and threw things at the contestants? The paper also reports that “LeAnn will fit in better with the Nashville Star’s new direction toward the contemporary end of things” as the show is “getting a youthful injection.”

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.