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Posts from: July 2010

Justin Rego says he’s been threatened with a lawsuit by The Bachelorette’s lawyers

Justin Rego, known as “Rated R,” said that he didn’t participate in Monday’s The Bachelorette 6 reunion because he no longer trusts the show’s producers, and that the show has threatened to sue him because he is talking about “how manipulative” the show is. He was accused of infidelity but denied both cheating and doing …

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American Idol auditioner Ian Benardo sues for $300 million, claims anti-gay discrimination

American Idol 6 auditioner and season nine finale performer/crasher Ian Benardo is suing the show for $300 million, claiming that he was the victim of anti-gay harassment and discrimination. He told TMZ that he wants to “bring American Idol down” because show employees called him a “fag” and “homo,” among other things. He says his …

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Nigel Lythgoe returning to produce American Idol, and may replace all the judges

So You Think You Can Dance executive producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe may return to his previous job as executive producer of American Idol for its 10th season, according to reports. And that might be bad news for judges Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson, and Ellen DeGeneres, who could be replaced by Justin Timberlake and other …

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon says Real Housewives is “bad improv,” wants to stream her life live

In an interview with Out, The Real Housewives of New York City star Kelly Killoren Bensimon has a lot to say. It sounds perfectly rational and even intelligent talking about her career and her charity work to promote safer sex, but then it gets weird when she starts talking about the show. Surprise. For example, …

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Survivor, TAR cast members molest animals at Sea World (slideshow)

Survivor, Amazing Race, and even some Big Brother cast members gathered in Orlando this past weekend to continue their incestuous post-show interactions, help out a charity, and go to Sea World’s Discovery Cove. Celebration hosted a reunion and sidewalk sale with autograph signing, and a party Saturday night benefited Give Kids the World. For their …

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Jeff Schroeder’s web series starts: I’ll “be myself and show what I know, which is not a lot”

Almost three years after Amazing Race 2 winner Alex Boylan traveled around the world with no money, Big Brother 11 and Amazing Race 16 cast member Jeff Schroeder will do the same thing on Around the World for Free. He left after appearing on The Early Show this morning, and his journey will unfold on …

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Matt’s melorheostosis lie upsets advocates, CBS okay airing things “we do not condone”

On Big Brother this week, we saw houseguest Matt Hoffman gleefully discuss his strategy: pretending his wife has melorheostosis, which “is a rare and progressive disorder characterized by hyperostosis (thickening) of the cortical bone” that “can result in severe functional limitation, extensive pain, soft tissue contractures, and limb, hand an/or foot deformity,” according to the …

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