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Nigel Barker, host; teens vote for crap; Ramsay leads highest-paid chefs; CNBC goes reality

American teenagers (who voted in the Teen Choice Awards) have really awful taste in reality TV. The Teen Choice Awards in reality categories went to people such as Simon Cowell (!) and Jennifer Lopez, and to X Factor and Punk’d. [Teen Choice Awards]

Post-firing from Top Model, Nigel Barker is going to host Oxygen’s new Naomi Campbell-judged modeling series The Face.

Many of the highest-paid chefs are reality and/or TV stars, unsurprisingly. What is surprising is how much more money Gordon Ramsay makes ($38 million), though he has a ridiculous number of restaurants and TV shows. Number 10 is, amazingly, Guy Fieri, who makes $8 million a year–$1 million less than Bobby Flay–and got his start on Next Food Network Star. [Forbes]

Dolph Lundgren will host Reelz Channel’s first competition series, Race to the Scene, on which pairs of people race to movie locations to compete in challenges that are related to the movie. [Hollywood Reporter]

Are Soulja Boy and Diamond going to do a reality TV show? [AllHipHop]

CNBC is planning seven reality shows, including one about “an antiques detective who works the high-end world of art forgeries using crime lab technology” and “a life-changing competition that each week gives one person a chance to win his or her own franchise to a concierge service.” [CNBC press release]

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