Reality check: Big Brother houseguest drugged, Dancing pros dating, Idols parody Beauty and the Beast

American Idol 9 semi-finalist Todrick Hall’s now-viral video Beauty and the Beat stars finalist Katie Stevens and season four’s Vonzell Solomon, and is exceptionally well-produced as it parodies the opening song from the animated Disney film. That said, I can’t decide if it’s hilarious parody and satire or outrageously offensive or both. The Stranger’s list of possible reactions sums it up perfectly. [YouTube]

Cheaters has a new host: Clark Gable, the grandson of the Clark Gable. More shocking is that THR’s story insists that it’s real and never fake, despite evidence to the contrary. [The Hollywood Reporter]

A second-season contestant on Israel’s Big Brother says he was drugged by the show’s doctor back in 2010; as a result, the fifth season may not air this fall, as authorities are awaiting the results of an investigation. [New York Post]

Roberto Martinez reportedly wants $750,000 to be the next Bachelor, according to a tabloid report. I want $500,000 to watch the next Bachelor. I’d guess neither of us will get what we want. [Us Weekly]

Oprah Winfrey agreed to be included on Keeping up with the Kardashians after interviewing Khloe. Oh, Oprah. [Us Weekly]

Animal Planet is filming an auction reality TV show that takes place in barns. [Pottstown Mercury]

VH1’s has found success drawing African-American viewers, but its crazypants reality shows might not help the network get advertisers. [Los Angeles Times]

After implausibly denying that they were a couple, Dancing With The Stars professional dancers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd confirmed they’re dating. [Celebuzz]

Top Chef Masters winner, frequent food competition show judge, and celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson has a new book, Yes, Chef, which he discussed on NPR yesterday. [Fresh Air]


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