Linda and Jackie win Tough Enough 2. Two women were selected as the winners of MTV and the WWF’s Tough Enough 2. Each will receive a WWE contract. Jackie stayed in the competition despite an injury that caused a torn ligament and ripped cartilage. + also: Tough Enough 3 applications due today.
Archives for May 2002
Big Brother 3 debuts July 10. CBS’ Big Brother 3 will debut on July 10, and will air three times every week, on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The Thursday shows will once again be live eviction shows, hosted by the venerable slow learner Julie Chen. Producer Arnold Shapiro promises “unexpected twists and turns” for the… continue reading
two debuts this weekend: Bachelorettes in Alaska and people in the Hamptons. Two quasi-reality TV shows debut this weekend. ABC is debuting The Hamptons, which the network is calling its “first reality miniseries.” The documentary, er, reality miniseries, follows the groups of people who lived in or visited the Hamptons “as they all clash and… continue reading
UK’s Big Brother housemate leaves the house voluntarily. After a week in the UK’s Big Brother 3 house, housemate Sunita decided she’d had enough and left–the first contestant on that show in the UK to do so. “She said she was feeling claustrophobic and the show had effectively deprived contestants of their rights,” according to… continue reading
Gen action figure sells for $47. You know a show has gotten huge when action figures of the cast members start to appear. Recently, a figure based on Trading Spaces designer Genevieve Gorder was sold on eBay for $47. The figure shows Gen with a ceiling fan in one hand and a paintbrush in the… continue reading
Osbournes returns this fall with 20 new episodes, family gets $5 million. It’s finally official: The Osbournes will definitely be returning to MTV this fall. The new season will feature 20 episodes that will start taping next month at the family’s California home, although the series will include footage from their home in the UK,… continue reading
contestant forgot he was on Mole 2. The Mole 2 was pulled from ABC’s schedule last fall even though the show had completed production last summer. Now, almost a year after the series was filmed, one of the contestants says he “totally forgot that I was ever on the show.” Rob Nelson has “moved on,”… continue reading
did God help Vee win? Throughout Survivor Marquesas, ultimate survivor Vecepia Towery asked God for forgiveness for her actions and thanked God for helping her advance in the game. So does God help people win reality TV shows, and was her constant asking for forgiveness okay? The Salt Lake City Tribune analyzes her and Neleh’s… continue reading
Anna Nicole Smith gets her own Osbournes rip-off on E! In August E! will air a reality TV show that follows the life of Anna Nicole Smith. Even though E!’s CEO compared Anna to “classic female TV characters” and is making the show sound exactly like a rip-off of The Osbournes, the network claims the… continue reading
t-shirt company sues Ozzy. T-Shirt Hell, which sells “funny and offensive shirts” with sayings like “I fucked the girl in Hanson” and “School Shootings Tour 1996-2002,” has filed a $15 million lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne. The site produced 500 shirts that say Fuck my family, I’m moving in with The Osbournes. Then, the suit alleges,… continue reading
UK Survivor concludes tonight. The UK’s Survivor Panama ends tonight with the winner being announced live. Either Susannah Moffat and Jonny Gibb will walk away with £1 million.
reality TV star gets apology, money because of the way he was portrayed. For the first time, a cast member of a reality TV show has sued and won because of the way they were portrayed on a show. Castaway participant Ron Copsey has been paid £16,000 by both the BBC and the production company… continue reading
Mole 2 returns tonight. The Mole 2 returns to ABC tonight. The first two episodes will air tonight; episodes three and four will air next Tuesday night. The show was pulled from ABC’s schedule last fall after just three episodes.
Real World Chicago DVD out today; reveals Cara wanted to date show director. The Real World Chicago is still on the air, but the DVD that promises “the wackiest, sexiest and funniest outtakes and bloopers ever” is in stores today. The Chicago Sun-Times reviews The Real World You Never Saw: Chicago and finds that while… continue reading
ABC doesn’t want another Alex Michel for the next Bachelor. The producer of The Bachelor says he’s looking for “a different type of guy” to be the show’s next star. “Fleiss also said they’re looking for people are sincere about trying to find a mate, not people who just want a quick shot of fame,”… continue reading
Vecepia says that if John or her lesbian stepsister “decided to go straight” she’d be “happier” for them than she is now. Vecepia didn’t hide the fact that she’s a fundamentalist Christian, but what didn’t necessarily come out during Survivor Marquesas were her feelings toward gay people like fellow cast member John. TV Guide Online… continue reading
UK’s Big Brother 3 debuts tonight. The UK’s Big Brother 3 debuts tonight with two live shows, the first of which will show the 12 houseguests entering the brand-new house. Among the new rules, fewer personal items allowed in the house (no books or musical instruments will be allowed, according to the BBC), and the… continue reading
WWF’s Tough Enough will return for third season and is now casting. MTV’s Tough Enough 2 will conclude next Thursday, but the show has once again been quietly renewed. Tough Enough 3 is currently casting; the deadline for applications is next Friday. + also: Tough Enough 2 soundtrack is now out. Tough Enough 3
fifty redecorating tips from the Trading Spaces designers and cast. The six designers, two carpenters, and host of Trading Spaces all contribute a handful of redecorating tips to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a total of 50 suggestions. Among them: “Paint the ceilings” (Doug), “Think pairs” (Laurie), “Be selective” (Hildi), and “Beware the wood” (Ty). +… continue reading
school district wants to fire teacher, porn star and TI2 tempter Tony. Former Temptation Island 2 tempter Tony Vanchieri, 26, is an elementary school P.E. teacher. He also once appeared in a porn movie, Solo Guys, Vol. 1. Since the discovery of that video, he’s been removed from day-to-day contact with kids, and now the… continue reading