• Real World has its highest-rated episode in three years thanks to Dustin Zito’s story

  • Showtime’s Gigolos: women were paid to be on the weak show with an intriguing premise

  • Survivor cast “really scared for our safety” after Phillip’s rant, went to producers, Julie says

  • Dustin Zito explains why he lied about gay sex, Fratpad explains why images disappeared

  • Survivor twist just allows Ometepe to rapidly finish off Zapatera

  • Rulon Gardner explains why he quit Biggest Loser

  • Did George throw Top Shot challenge to let Chris Reed win?

  • Top Model will air an all-star season this fall

  • The Voice starts strong: the best series debut since post-Super Bowl Undercover Boss

  • The Voice’s swivel chairs and coaches deliver a surprisingly good anti-American Idol

  • Kara DioGuardi finally talks American Idol, from “the depths of humiliation” to “moments of joy”

  • The Voice debuts tonight: Will it be different than all the other failed singing competitions?

  • Real World’s first two seasons are on Hulu Plus

  • Jennifer Hudson pisses off Oprah by being late

  • Rob Mariano will star in new History reality series Around the World in 80 Ways

  • Paula Abdul, Cheryl Cole in as X Factor judges, Simon Cowell says (kind of)

  • NeNe Leakes vs. Star Jones previewed after a discussion of Star’s ass

  • Teams thwart Amazing Race’s attempt at a challenge

  • Taking on Tyson: gorgeous, boring, should have been a one-off documentary

  • No Vegas or Arizona Housewives, though Andy Cohen backs away from no-more comment

  • Craig Gilbert calls HBO’s American Family film “fallacious”; Louds paid by HBO to stay quiet

  • An American Family will finally be rebroadcast this weekend, following HBO’s scripted film

  • God will decide whether Jennifer Lopez returns to American Idol or not

  • Bethenny Frankel sold Skinnygirl liquor for $120 million, says her show has one or two more seasons

  • An intelligent conversation about race emerges from Phillip’s craziness on Survivor