• MTV’s Abram Boise arrested, wrote his name in feces on jail cell wall

  • Arnold Shapiro defends Beyond Scared Straight’s programs against criticism

  • American Idol has its top 24, is selling Chris Medina’s single for charity

  • American Idol’s online voting will be via Facebook only

  • Why Canadians (and non-Americans) can’t apply for Survivor

  • Blindsides, bathing suits, luxury items, Russell’s bad game play, and Fabio’s pee pool all return to Survivor

  • Peggi Blu, the vocal coach from hell, needs to replace (or at least join) mentor Jimmy Iovine

  • Cee-Lo Green, Christina Aguilera, Adam Levine may become judges for NBC’s The Voice

  • Christine O’Donnell invited to Dancing with the Stars; other celebs deny casting reports

  • Why a reality show with no network, producer, format, and/or footage is not a reality show

  • Why does American Idol keep undoing changes? (Beatles replaced by more “green mile” drama)

  • Nigel Lythgoe confirms Idol will have online voting

  • Man’s heart attack saves Amazing Race from its flurry of momentum-destroying twists

  • Most of American Idol’s top 24 (not 20) identified

  • Why Amazing Race’s Kynt changed his name to Kent

  • Amazing Race finally comes to HD along with teams we’ve already seen clearly enough

  • Watson, the Jeopardy-playing computer, appears on Survivor, Apprentice

  • Russell Hantz’s e-mail messages to Jim Early published

  • Behind-the-scenes footage of Muppets annoying Padma: awesome

  • Jeff Probst sang Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” for Survivor cast, and other off-camera stuff

  • Survivor has its lowest-rated episode ever against Idol, which had 2x the viewers

  • Survivor episode one: explosive tribal council, crazy secret agent in pink briefs, idol play. Who needs Russell?

  • Japan suspends whaling because of Sea Shepherd

  • HBO releases teaser trailer for Cinema Verite, the movie about An American Family

  • Russell Hantz says it’s “100% false” that he leaked Survivor spoilers