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Celebrity Wife Swap with Gary Busey, Ted Hagard cancels shoot at GLBT center, which producers threatened to sue

For the Wife Swap spin-off Celebrity Wife Swap, actor turned reality star Gary Busey and his girlfriend Steffanie Sampson are switching with pastor Ted Haggard and his wife, Gayle, and a planned shoot Thursday was cancelled because details leaked to the media. They were going to appear today at the GLBT Pride Center in Colorado …

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Wife Swap spinning off celebrity version; SNL alum Victoria Jackson may be cast

ABC’s Wife Swap, which concluded its sixth season late last summer, is spinning off a celebrity version instead of just going away. Deadline reports that “Wife Swap producer Zodiak USA is also behind the celebrity offshoot” and “the order is for six episodes, with the casting currently under way.” The show features two women switching …

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Teen sues ABC for $100 million, claiming Wife Swap was staged to embarrass her

Alicia Guastaferro, who appeared on ABC’s Wife Swap in 2008 and said things such as “I do feel sorry for people that are not gorgeous people,” is suing the show, claiming that it staged scenes to “maximize [Guastaferro’s] public embarrassment.” The $100 million lawsuit says she was directed to “act a little more spoiled.” The …

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Heenes face felony charges over balloon “publicity stunt … for a reality TV show”

The balloon boy saga that played out live on cable television on Thursday was ultimately all about getting a reality show, according to police. Balloon boy’s parents Richard and Mayumi Heene may be charged with a felony for what police now say is a stunt–and what their own kid said was “for the show.” Sheriff …

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Balloon boy says “we did this for a show,” vomits live on TV; dad says he’s “appalled”

Jon and Kate Gosselin’s kids now have competition for our sympathy from Falcon Heene, aka balloon boy, whose parents appeared twice on Wife Swap and now have been dragging him on various TV shows, where he seemed to confess that it was a hoax and also repeatedly vomited. The family appeared for a very uncomfortable …

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