Kelsey Grammer causes Tough Enough 3 to stop production. MTV’s Tough Enough 3 is currently filming in Malibu, but production was stopped–because of Frasier. The actor who plays Frasier, Kelsey Grammer and his Malibu neighbors objected to having the show filmed in a house near their homes, and went to the city council, which voted… continue reading
Archives for June 2002
Neleh working as a TV reporter. Starting Monday, Survivor Marquesas runner-up Neleh Dennis will be back on CBS’ air–but this time as an arts and entertainment reporter for their Salt Lake City affiliate, KUTV, channel 2. She’ll be part of the morning show, 2-News This Morning. “It’s going to be so much fun. I love… continue reading
Frontier House participant quits job, moves back to Montana. One of the participants in PBS’s six-hour reality TV series that followed three families living as if it were 1883 has decided that he wants to live near where the show was filmed. Mark Glenn quit his job and is now working as a ranch hand… continue reading
Simon never regretted an insult; says fat people are “the biggest moaners.” American Idol judge Simon Cowell is unapologetic about his insults. Time asked him, “Has he ever said something he wishes he could take back?” His response: “Honestly, no.” He also says, “[t]he biggest moaners are always the fat people,” and says “Americans have… continue reading
Kelly’s single “couldn’t be any bigger”; “Family Album” debuted at #13. Kelly Osbourne’s single from The Osbourne Family Album, which entered the Billboard 200 at number 13 but dropped this week to 35, “couldn’t be any bigger,” according to an L.A. radio station’s music director. “It’s been the No. 1 or No. 2 most requested… continue reading
The Mole 3 “absolutely” a possiblity. The Mole 3 was greenlit but stopped production last fall after the second season–now airing on ABC–was pulled from ABC’s schedule. But according to Scott Stone, one of the producers of the show, there is “[a]bsolutely” a chance that the show will return for a third season. “Everything we’re… continue reading
South Africa’s Pop Idol accused of “vote-rigging and racial prejudice.” The British series Pop Idol, currently on the air in the US as American Idol, just completed a run in South Africa. However, the BBC reports that the white man who won Idols “was simply not as talented as his black rivals,” according to critics… continue reading
Osbournes getting more than $20 million for season two. Sharon Osbourne said in an interview that “[t]he real figures are more” than the $20 million they’re reported to have received for season two of The Osbournes. “Everybody always needs more money. … And I spend like a motherfucker,” she tells the National Post.
gay Young and the Restless star auditioned for Big Brother 3. Thom Bierdz, who played Phillip Foster Chancellor III from 1986 to 1989 on The Young and the Restless, auditioned for Big Brother 3, wanting to become the show’s gay male cast member because he was “ready to come out publicly.” On his web site,… continue reading
Vern has “not yet” apologized to Amy Wynn for the final episode blow-up. In the final episode of Trading Spaces second season, designer Vern Yip got rather upset with Amy Wynn after two carpentry projects didn’t go as planned, and said to Paige, “You like that? Installed by our lovely carpenter.” Later he commented that… continue reading
Under One Roof returns July 2, opposite The Mole 2 and American Idol. With virtually no publicity, UPN has announced that Under One Roof will return next Tuesday, July 2, and air in its entirety. The show was cancelled in April after just two low-rated episodes aired. What time and day will the show air… continue reading
will there be another Making the Band? Ashley says, “I don’t know.” In an interview about O-Town’s new album, which is called O2 and will be released August 27, Ashley Parker Angel says the three seasons of the show “was a huge opportunity for us, obviously, and at a certain point we knew it would… continue reading
Shane says past gay cast members inspired him to come out. In the cover story of July’s Out magazine, Road Rules 11‘s Shane Landrum, the first gay man on the show, says that past gay cast members of The Real World and Road Rules “inspired Landrum to be on the show–and out of the closet.”… continue reading
Sorority Life debuts tonight. MTV’s Sorority Life, a sort of The Real World in a sorority house, debuts tonight at 10:30 p.m. The show features a group of women (six sisters and six pledges) from the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi sorority at the University of California at Davis.
how to get on a reality TV show; Real World casts “heav[ily]” at colleges. Want to get on a reality TV show? Entertainment Weekly examines how to get on a number of different shows, from The Bachelor 2 to Survivor 6 to The Real World. The magazine talks to producers and casting directors to see… continue reading
American Idol finalist’s blog talks about the audition process and his life. A contestant on American Idol has a blog in which he discusses being on the show, fans of the show have discovered. The site that appears to belong to finalist Jim Verraros includes discussions of getting called back for auditions to get on… continue reading
Mexico’s Big Brother “has been a smashing success”; Rocio wins. With an astonishing 70 percent share for some episodes, Big Brother Mexico was “a smashing success, breaking TV ratings records despite opposition from a few social groups and initial wariness on the part of many advertisers,” according to VOANews.com. The show’s winner was 26-year-old Rocio.
Bill Cosby on the Osbournes: “This is a sad, sad family.” The 1980’s TV dad, Bill Cosby, has lashed out at The Osbournes, saying the show “is not entertainment”; he also says “[t]he children are sad and the parents are sad.” Perhaps someone’s bitter because he hasn’t had a hit TV show in a decade… continue reading
Ethan, Rob, Ty, Chris, all on People’s list of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors.Survivor Africa‘s Ethan Zohn, The Real World Chicago’s Chris Beckman, The Amazing Race’s Rob Frisbee and Brennan Swain, and Trading Spaces carpenter Ty Pennington, are all on People magazine’s current list of Hollywood’s hottest bachelors.
want to buy Laurie or Hildy a gift? Fans of Trading Spaces have located two gift registries online that may or may not belong to two of the show’s designers. Laurie Hickson-Smith is pregnant, but is this her baby registry? It says her name, but it also gives her location as Lake Buena Vista–the home… continue reading