• Paula Abdul: “I stand on principle where many people stand on money”

  • Audrina Patridge “almost done with The Hills”

  • Jon Gosselin ironically says “media and tabloids” are “exploiting” his kids for “financial gain”

  • Family reality show woes: Shark Tank now beating CBS’ weak There Goes the Neighborhood after NBC’s Road Trip ends

  • X-Factor contestant Steve gets a massive erection during his audition

  • Mick Trimming: “sometimes instinctively, I’ll put the needs of others before my own”

  • Pakistani man drowns during advertiser’s “promotional tie” reality show

  • Survivor Samoa’s older cast “lost a couple of people to evacuations,” Probst says

  • Big Brother producers kill time with ironic footage of the houseguests

  • The Mole’s first season is on Hulu

  • DJ AM dies days after he “wrapped filming” on MTV intervention series Gone Too Far

  • The best SYTYCD dances and a “Rumble on the [Project] Runway” both air next week

  • Betsy, Russell S., Erik, and Ashley are Survivor Samoa stand-outs, while Ben, Russell H., and John are just irritating

  • Russell and Jeff fight before Russell leaves and Julie Chen teases a new twist

  • Fall 2009 reality TV show debut schedule

  • Ryan Jenkins’ last days, Jasmine Fiore’s life detailed

  • VH1’s president wants more “redemptive” shows, fewer carbon-copied love shows

  • Lindsay Lohan, Michael Jackson’s brothers, Redmond O’Neal planning reality shows

  • Tiny & Toya is BET’s most-popular series ever

  • Survivor Samoa’s chief twist, 20 cast members revealed; cast includes two alternates, Tocantins reject

  • Bravo’s ratings are up even without Project Runway

  • Jon Gosselin denies saying he wants off the TLC show, says Us Weekly eavesdropped

  • Rachel Campos-Duffy’s book out today, is a “love letter to at-home moms”

  • Jeff Schroeder’s fake Facebook wall summarizes Big Brother 11 flawlessly

  • CBS previews Survivor Samoa and “the biggest Survivor villain ever”