walk-out would lead to no trip home, no publicity; contestants took IQ tests. After Amy and Marcellas were nominated for eviction on Big Brother 3, both threatened to walk out of the house. But after talking with producers in the diary room, they returned, saying things like, “If you consider leaving, it is not a… continue reading
Archives for July 2002
producers consider airing nude footage of Anna Nicole. Producers of The Anna Nicole Show are trying to figure out how to work the “risqué moments” into the show. Executive Producer Jeff Shore told the New York Post, “She’s very open, very uncensored in her real life. It’s not like she’s parading around naked for us,… continue reading
Amy has DWI arrest, too. When she was 20, Big Brother 3 cast member Amy Crews was arrested for DWI after her car crashed and rolled onto its roof. She pleaded no contest and was sentenced to “a one-year suspended jail term, fined $1000, directed to pay court costs of $300, and ordered to attend… continue reading
The Osbournes sign $7 million deal to put the series on DVD. The first season of The Osbournes will be coming to DVD this fall around the time the second season airs in Nov. The deal the family signed to have Miramax produce the DVD is worth about $7 million. That’s in addition to the… continue reading
FOX plans American Idol follow-up called Star Chamber for next summer. FOX has purchased an American Idol-like show that they plan to air next summer. Called Star Chamber and produced by Big Brother creator Endemol, the show seems similar to the UK’s forthcoming Fame Academy, which follows 12 performers living together as they train and… continue reading
Bachelor repeats hosted by Alex. ABC will rerun the entire season of The Bachelor on ABC Family from Aug. 11 to 16. The shows, which will air at 9 p.m. ET, will be hosted by Alex Michel and include new footage.
contest between Idol winners planned; world would vote for the World Idol. The creator of the UK’s Pop Idol which was taken to other countries like the US (American Idol) and South Africa, wants the winners of each country’s show to battle each other in a show called World Idol. Simon Fuller is planning the… continue reading
Real World Las Vegas premieres in Sept.; no location yet for RW13. In a rather standard interview with Newsweek, show creators Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray reveal that The Real World Las Vegas will debut “this fall, sometime in September.” They also said that while The Real World 13 will start production in January, “we… continue reading
booted house guests sequestered indefinitely; calls limited and monitored. In an interview where the boyfriend of booted Big Brother 3 cast member Tonya Paoni says she’s “a very sweet person,” he reveals that Tonya “will remain sequestered in the Los Angeles area for an indefinite period of time.” “She’s allowed two 10 minute calls a… continue reading
follow-up to Frontier House planned; Colonial House set in colonial times. PBS’s series Frontier House, which followed families as they attempted to live as if it was 1800s Montana, will be followed by a similar series called Colonial House. Production on the colonial America-set show will begin early next year.
where are the Survivor, Big Brother, and other cast members now? The Washington Post checks up on those maybe-long-forgotten cast members from shows like Survivor 1 and Big Brother 1. Their survey, which includes Jenna Lewis, Colleen Haskell, Rudy Boesch, William “Will Mega” Collins, and Ethan Zohn, finds many of the cast members are in… continue reading
past Atlanta mayor rooting for Justin, son of the city’s past police chief. American Idol‘s Justin Guarini is the son of former Atlanta police chief Eldrin Bell. He was appointed by past Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson, who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution “he’s rooting for” Justin. Justin’s full name, the paper reveals, is Justin Eldrin Bell… continue reading
first woman wins UK Big Brother; highest ratings ever for Kate’s victory. The UK’s Big Brother 3 ended Friday with the first woman in the series’ history to win. Kate Lawler won £70,000 during the finale, which was watched by 9.9 million people, a new record. + plus: UK Big Brother house will be rented… continue reading
The Osbournes sued by producer who says show idea was his. A producer says the idea for The Osbournes was his and has sued Sharon and Ozzy. “Gary Binkow says he met repeatedly with the couple and executives from Miramax TV in 1999-2000 to discuss ‘a real-life docu-sitcom’ about the aging rocker and his family,”… continue reading
Pizza Hut waiter Josh sued after “stumbling” at a shopping center. Josh Feinberg, who was spared eviction on Big Brother 3 last night, sued in 1997 claiming “he was permanently injured when he stumbled in a small hole in the sidewalk of the former Winn Dixie supermarket in the Western Way Plaza” in Florida, according… continue reading
UK Big Brother concludes tonight. Although there are two men and two women left in the UK’s Big Brother 3, but the two women, Kate and Jade, are the favorites going into tonight’s finale. This season has had higher ratings than the previous two seasons.
EW rates summer reality TV. Using a scale of “couch potatoes,” Entertainment Weekly evaluates the summer’s slate of reality TV and reality-based game shows. The Mole 2 gets four couch potatoes (“hard habit to kick”) for having a “creative premise gives it far more staying power than its already tiring competitor” (American Idol). That show… continue reading
Tonya’s divorce trial to begin Aug. 26; husband says her kids ask where she is. Another Big Brother 3 house guest is due in court. Tonya Paoni, who could be evicted from the house tonight, has a trial date of Aug. 26 for her divorce. According to the divorce papers, which were discovered by The… continue reading
VH1 plans Minnelli/Gest show and Trading Spaces knock-off. VH1 unveiled their fall schedule yesterday, and included in their plans are two reality TV shows. Liza and David may debut before the end of the year, following the lives of Liza Minnelli and her husband David Gest. Also, the network is planning Rock the House, in… continue reading
American Idol still on top; The Mole 2 moves into third place. American Idol had its highest audience yet on Tuesday; it was watched by 10.5 million viewers. ABC came in second for the evening among viewers 18 to 49, boosted by The Mole 2, which was watched by a half million more viewers than… continue reading