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VH1 requires Celebrity Rehab cast, crew to take herpes meds; Jersey Shore is “a herpes nest”

There’s a big threat on the set of several reality shows, and it is herpes: Both the cast and crew of two major cable reality shows take anti-herpes medication. That was revealed in The Hollywood Reporter’s entertaining roundtable conversation between Jersey Shore producer SallyAnn Salsano, Phil Keoghan, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Kathy Griffin, Dirty Jobs producer …

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Colby Donaldson says “reality was manipulated” on Survivor Heroes vs. Villains

Survivor Heroes vs. Villains cast member Colby Donaldson was maligned by viewers and even criticized by the show’s host for his role in Danielle and Amanda’s fight for the immunity idol clue. But Colby revealed to reality blurred that the event did not occur as it was shown, and worse, that the entire season included …

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NYC Housewives drama: Sonja arrested for DUI, Jill says Ramona’s trip was planned, funded by Bravo; housewife cut

The Real Housewives of New York City concludes its third and most dramatic season yet tonight, although there will, of course, be the requisite Andy Cohen-hosted reunion to rehash what happened and perhaps discuss things that happened after the season, like Kelly pretending she’s a victim of bullying. There’s been other off-camera drama, as new …

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Probst says filling in for Larry King, Regis Philbin is “exciting,” could do it permanently

Survivor host Jeff Probst, who’s signed for two more seasons, suggested in an interview that he’d like to make his two guest hosting positions permanent some day. Probst regularly fills in for Larry King on CNN and for Regis Philbin on his daytime talk show, and in an interview with the New York Post, he …

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Bravo promotes Frances Berwick to president, acknowledging her incredible track record

Frances Berwick has been promoted to president of Bravo Media, up from executive vice president and general manager. She has been with Bravo since 1996, and has developed and produced everything from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to Top Chef and Project Runway, plus more recent shows such as My Life on the D-List …

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