Big Brother 2 cast announced. The cast of Big Brother 2 has been announced, and it includes a 43-year-old interior designer who cites Dr. Laura as her hero, a 28-year-old physician whose favorite TV show is “Boy Meets World,” a 26-year-old bartender whose favorite magazine is Men’s Fitness, and a 40-year-old adult literacy teacher who… continue reading
Archives for June 2001
CBS casting Survivor 4. Want to be on Survivor 4? You have until July 27 to send in your video tape and application–or you can attend one of the to-be-announced open casting calls sometime in the near future.
R.J. Cutler producing medical school reality TV show Residents for TNT. R.J. Cutler is turning his documentary cameras on medical school residents, which will be filmed at “a major teaching facility,” according to the New York Daily News. TNT will air the 13 one-hour episodes starting next year.
The Mole’s Jim named one of People’s Top 50 Bachelors. The Mole‘s runner-up has been named one of People magazine’s Top 50 Bachelors. His profile–which says he’s working on a pilot news show for MTV–isn’t on the web site, unfortunately; you’ll have to buy the magazine, which is on newsstands now.
bid on a reality TV poster signed by reality TV cast members. Joe is sponsoring another eBay auction to benefit his Joe’s World Foundation. Bid on an autographed poster that has the signatures of a number of The Real World cast members along with Big Brother‘s Eddie. There’s also a yellow fleece from the 2000… continue reading
Big Brother 2 cast to be revealed tomorrow; three-month long show will “ignore” banners. A transcript of a media call with Big Brother 2‘s producer Arnold Shapiro reveals a few pieces of news, including the duration of the new show (“11 or 12 weeks”), their plans for fan-flown banners over the house (“We’re just going… continue reading
Single Girls coming to ABC. In ABC’s upcoming Single Girls–another import from overseas that is being produced by Stone-Stanley–five women will live together and search for men to date. The nine-week show will also feature experts who will help them on their quest.
Colby is losing the Aztek, moving to LA, and becoming a movie star. On his way to L.A., where he has the William Morris Agency as his agent and may have a role in an upcoming Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg movie, Colby says he’ll likely put the Aztek he won on eBay.
CBS confirms Survivor 3 location, says extras won’t be used. Survivor 3 will be taped in the Shaba National Reserve in Kenya, as was previously rumored. CBS also says that extras won’t be used during the actual filming of the series this time.
Real World and Road Rules casts selected, changes announced. During the The Real World/Road Rules Casting Special last night, the 13 cast members were selected. They are Adam, Blair, Coral, Ellen, Jisela, Kevin, Lori, Malik, Mike, Nicole, Rachel, Sophia, and Steve. (Zap2it.com has profiles of The Real World cast and the Road Rules cast.) Of… continue reading
Big Brother 2: “This time it will be good.” Uh, we won’t be holding our breath. Arnold Shapiro outlines some of the changes and casting decisions that went into Big Brother 2. + plus: Brittany is now “a music host for AOL live chats every Tuesday.”
judge rules Stacey did not violate her contract by filing suit. In a preliminary ruling, a judge threw out two of Mark Burnett and CBS’ breach-of-contract claims. However, the judge did not throw out the defamation claim, so Stacey can still be found guilty of defamation–although her lawyers think that once the judge hears Dirk’s… continue reading
Real World and Road Rules 10th season casting special airs tonight. The two hour long The Real World/Road Rules Casting Special airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET, preceded by an encore of the reunion which starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. Now, though, you can see the 27 finalists, at MTV.com. Also, a mini-marathon of Hawaii… continue reading
Murder in Small Town X debut pushed back one week.FOX’s upcoming Murder in Small Town X will debut on Tuesday, July 24–one week later than previously scheduled.
Survivor-like Journey to Shangri-La coming to China.China Central Television and 20 stations are producing Journey to Shangri-La, which “sends contestants to battle nature in the country’s southwestern mountains,” according to Zap2it.com. Although the contestants will be competing in challenges for a grand prize, the producers deny any link to Survivor.
racial tension equals “a fascinating echo of the first New York season.” Newsweek looks at the series franchise and the first few eps of The Real World 10‘s New York, which the magazine says starts next Tuesday with “a mini race war.” Newsweek also reports that producers Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray “actually shopped around… continue reading
Harlow leaves the tour. Flickerstick pulled off another upset during Bands on the Run, easily winning the battle of the bands contest and thus earning immunity from elimination. So although they were in last place, second place Harlow got the axe. Miss Harlow? Their CD Live in Quad is for sale on Amazon, as is… continue reading
Jenna will host VH1’s “Rock Across America.” This summer, Jenna–whose “first love is music”–will host VH1’s 2001 “Rock Across America” this summer. The weekly two-hour show debuts this Saturday at noon.
another band leaves the tour tonight. Flickerstick (last place right now), Harlow (second place), or Soulcracker (first place) will leave Bands on the Run tonight. It’s still anyone’s game: because of immunity for the winner of the “battle of the bands” contest, any group could be eliminated after the Tampa performance.
Real World 10 cast names and faces revealed, house profiled. First, Tubescan has published an image of a scanned postcard that reveals the new cast’s names and faces. Three of the cast members share names with previous cast members: Rachel, Kevin, and Mike. Also, a profile in yesterday’s New York Times focusing primarily on the… continue reading