Coolio wins Celebrity Boot Camp. Rapper Coolio beat nine other b- (or c-) list celebrities to be crowned the winner of FOX’s celebrity Boot Camp. He beat Baywatch’s Traci Bingham 9-7. For a moment, it seemed like there would be a repeat of last season’s finale, with the winner of the gauntlet not winning. But… continue reading
celebrity Boot Camp airs tonight. Barry Williams, Tiffany, Coolio, David Faustino, Kato Kaelin, Lorenzo Lamas, Tiffany, Vitamin C, Nikki Schieler Ziering (a Price is Right model), Traci Bingham (from Baywatch), and Fabrice Morvan (a member of Milli Vanilli) face the drill instructors tonight. FOX is airing a special two-hour edition of Boot Camp at 8… continue reading
FOX celeb boot camp special includes Coolio, Tiffany, Kato; airs Sept. 30. FOX will air a two-hour special edition of Boot Camp on Sept. 30, starring mostly b-list celebrities, including Coolio and 1980s pop star Tiffany. Also participating in the special, which was at one time reportedly was going to be a full series, will… continue reading
FOX summer will include American version of Pop Idol, celeb Boot Camp. A U.S. version of Pop Idol, the UK’s follow-up to Popstars, is on FOX’s schedule for this summer. It’s called American Idol, and it debuts June 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Also on FOX’s summer schedule: Five one-hour standalone celebrity episodes of Boot… continue reading
FOX’s Boot Camp may return with celebrity participants next season. FOX’s Boot Camp appeared to be all but finished after its first season, but The New York Post reports that a celebrity version of the show is in development for next season. The show will be called Celebrity Boot Camp, and although FOX won’t comment,… continue reading
FOX, CBS settle lawsuit. CBS’ lawsuit claiming that FOX’s Boot Camp ripped off Survivor and it’s “look and feel” has been settled. Terms, of course, were not disclosed.
in Boot Camp suit, judge says it doesn’t matter if Survivor is faked. A judge has issued a tentative ruling in CBS’ suit against FOX, saying that FOX’s “allegations of tampered voting on CBS’s island are irrelevant to a copyright-infringement suit against Fox’s Boot Camp,” Inside.com reports.
Whitlow wins Boot Camp. Even though Ryan Wolf, 22, won six out of the seven gauntlet challenges, every single recruit voted for Jen Whitlow, 26, making her the winner of Boot Camp. The other recruits mostly voted against Wolf, often citing the mission where he let Yaney take the fall for the lost D-ring. The… continue reading
Wolf says Boot Camp was “a nightmare”; Whitlow says she’d do it “5,000 more times.” Jen Whitlow and Ryan Wolf have very different impressions of their experience on Boot Camp; Wolf wouldn’t do it again and Whitlow definitely would. They’ll finish the gauntlet tonight and face the jury of discharged recruits to see who will… continue reading
Boot Camp finale starts tonight. Whitlow and Wolf compete in the gauntlet tonight during the first half of Boot Camp‘s finale at 9 p.m. ET.
FOX accuses CBS of “manipulating the results on Survivor.” In its defense of CBS’ suit (which claims Boot Camp is a rip-off of Survivor), FOX is accusing CBS of “manipulating the results”–which leads to “unclean hands,” “a legal doctrine under which a court will refuse to reward a wrongdoer,” Variety reports. Looks like Stacey Stillman… continue reading
Boot Camp’s ratings continue to do okay. Ratings were done slightly, but Boot Camp once again won its hour in certain key demographics.
Boot Camp is looking for recruits. If you want to subject yourself to the rigors of Boot Camp–on national TV–FOX and LMNO Productions are accepting four minute videotapes for a (presumed) next season. No rules or details are up on the site yet; there’s only a release that says you allow them to use the… continue reading
ratings: Boot Camp is no match for The West Wing, but still does well. Balloon guy Yaney’s discharge on Boot Camp lead Wednesday in key demographic groups, including “adults 18-34, teens, and men 18-49 and 18-34,” Zap2it.com reports.
ratings: Boot Camp continues to perform strongly. Boot Camp was number one Wednesday in most of the important demographic groups: adults 18-34 and 18-49; men 18-34, 18-49, and 25-54; and women 18-34, according to Zap2it.com.
“can sheer coincidence be trademarked?” Jay Jennings satirizes CBS’ decision to sue FOX over Boot Camp‘s similarities to Survivor.
Tuesday Boot Camp pulls almost 12 million viewers. FOX moved Boot Camp to Tuesday this week for one week only, but the show did well opposite ABC’s strong What About Joan.
FOX defends Boot Camp: “The shows are very different.” Defending Boot Camp against CBS’ charges that it rips off Survivor, FOX says that the show is very different. But in a seemingly contradictory statement, Variety quotes a CBS exec who says that it is not “uncommon for multiple networks to be running similar series at… continue reading
CBS sues FOX, claiming that Boot Camp rips off Survivor. CBS and the producers of Survivor claim that FOX’s Boot Camp‘s “premise and format…are virtually identical,” as are the ”harsh and unfamiliar conditions” the shows both require. The suit also says that after CBS rejected the show, it was changed to allow the participants to… continue reading
Boot Camp’s ratings make FOX number one for the week. FOX’s Boot Camp did really well during its premiere episode–so well, in fact, that FOX may beat all the other nets in weekly ratings.