• The year in reality TV, 2006

  • The Top Reality Whores of 2006

  • The Office’s Jenna Fisher wanted to be on Dancing with the Stars, but producers said no

  • Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell clash

  • Nine of 10 product-placing shows were reality shows, which also were four of the five most-watched shows of 2006

  • Taylor Hicks’ album has third-best debut among American Idol winners

  • CBS finally reveals jury’s votes

  • Canadian Idol allows auditioners to play instruments

  • Katharine McPhee will make Rose Parade history by not lip-syncing aboard a float

  • American Idol plans “a big event show” that “will blow America away,” producer says

  • Yul, Ozzy don’t know who voted for them; Yul says Jonathan’s hat incident was “manipulation”

  • Reichen says he’s still dating Lance Bass, calls Perez Hilton “a common criminal”

  • Survivor Cook Islands finale wins the night, but the series continues to lose viewers

  • Survivor Cook Islands ends with a diverse final four; jury gives Yul a 5 to 4 win over Ozzy

  • Survivor Fiji will have one tribe living in “luxury,” two hidden immunity idols

  • Project Runway’s Laura, Big Brother’s James, and Will & Janelle are 2006’s sexiest reality stars

  • Steven Spielberg will only appear in On the Lot’s finale; show will debut in May

  • Bill Rancic engaged to E! News anchor Giuliana DePandi; they met when she interviewed him

  • Coming soon: Reality shows from Oprah, Kevin Federline, 90210 help

  • ‘NSync’s Joey Fatone says he’ll be on Dancing with the Stars 4

  • Survivor Cook Islands concludes Sunday

  • Rolling Stone previews its journalism-centered MTV reality show, reveals the cast

  • Sara Evans, Jerry Springer will make guest appearances on Dancing with the Stars tour

  • Biggest Loser 3 finale watched by 11.7 million people

  • Erik loses 214 pounds to win The Biggest Loser; three people lost more than half their body weight