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Posts from: March 2005

Scott Savol “once arrested for felony domestic violence;” paid fine, got probation.

Scott Savol “once arrested for felony domestic violence;” paid fine, got probation. American Idol 4 finalist Scott Savol “was once arrested for felony domestic violence after roughing up his infant son’s mother during a Valentine’s Day fracas,” The Smoking Gun reported today. In 2001, Scott “Savol shoved [his baby’s mother Michelle] Martin, pulled a phone …

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earning nearly $1 billion, American Idol is “a diversified money machine.”

earning nearly $1 billion, American Idol is “a diversified money machine.” American Idol “is the undisputed champion of television,” USA TODAY reports, but the show is also a huge money-making machine. Creator Simon Fuller doesn’t deny this: “I’m on the cutting edge of entertainment and how you exploit it.” A chart shows the nearly $1 …

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Jessica Sierra voted off Idol; last week’s repeat and extra show were low-rated.

Jessica Sierra voted off Idol; last week’s repeat and extra show were low-rated. Jessica Sierra left American Idol 4 last night. She was joined in the bottom three by Nadia Turner and Anwar Robinson. As MSNBC’s Craig Berman notes, “The 19-year-old follows 17-year-old Mikalah Gordon to the exit, leaving Anthony Fedorov as the only teen …

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The Surreal Life 5 cast announced.

The Surreal Life 5 cast announced. Kathy Griffin was half-right: The Surreal Life 5 is coming to VH1, but The Amazing Race 6‘s Jonathan won’t be the reality TV cast member. Instead, that role will be filled by two people: The Apprentice‘s Omarosa, fresh from her Fear Factor appearance, and Top Model‘s Janice Dickinson. The …

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site finds Idol 4’s Anwar Robinson is a “man seeking a man” in his personal ad.

site finds Idol 4’s Anwar Robinson is a “man seeking a man” in his personal ad. If American Idol 4 gets any gayer, we’ll have to start calling it Manhunt. That’s because yet another contestant has been identified by online reports as gay. AfterElton.com’s John Chiklis found a personal ad that shows that “Anwar Robinson, …

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women: Project Runway was our idea.

women: Project Runway was our idea. A designer and a merchandiser claim that they came up with the idea for Bravo’s Project Runway. According to Page Six, “Designer Cynthia Rodriguez and fashion merchandiser Elizabeth Zwiebach say the hit about competing fashion designers is a copy of their proposed show ‘American Runway.’” A Miramax Television rep …

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