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5 Stars Fired From Reality Series


(Newser) - Reality TV fame can be a fleeting thing: SheFinds rounds up 10 celebrities who got the boot from the reality shows:
  1. Paula Abdul: Reportedly got fired from The X Factor in the UK because she was "too soft."
  2. Danielle Staub: Despite the fact that the Real Housewives franchise
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Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg Team Up for Reality Show

Is it too early to call this the best reality show ever?

(Newser) - Lewis and Clark. Astaire and Rogers. Ben and Jerry. Simon and Garfunkel. Snoop and Martha. Yes, you can add Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart to the list of Best Duos Ever, because they are teaming up on VH1 for a new reality show, Variety reports. Martha & Snoop's Dinner ... More »

Biggest Loser Contestants: We Starved, Used Drugs

The show's doctor denies the allegations

(Newser) - San Francisco police officer Mark Yesitis has seen some bad stuff: "I've seen people's brains outside their heads," he tells the New York Post . What could be worse than that? "Being on The Biggest Loser." Yesitis is among several contestants of NBC's long-running... More »

Couple Sues After 'Disastrous' Home Redo for HGTV

NC couple says 'Love It or List It' is a sham

(Newser) - When Deena Murphy and Timothy Sullivan wanted to renovate their Raleigh, NC, rental property, they didn't want a DIY project, so they did what they thought was the next best thing: signed up to have an HGTV show do it for them. But per a lawsuit the couple has... More »

Say Yes to the Dress Bride: Show Will Ruin My Wedding

But a judge says tough luck

(Newser) - If you were invited to Alexandra Godino 's May wedding, tune into TLC at 9pm Friday night and you can get a sneak peek of the bridal gown she'll be wearing. That's the issue at the heart of a lawsuit Godino filed against the network, in which... More »

Sarah Palin Will Be the Next Judge Judy

She can see justice from her house

(Newser) - It's the natural progression in politics: city councilor, mayor, governor, vice presidential candidate, Fox News talking head, reality-TV judge. That's right, Sarah Palin—despite lacking a law degree or any sort of legal experience—is going Judge Judy on us, People reports. The former Alaska governor signed a... More »

Pawn Stars' 'Chumlee' Jailed on Drug, Weapon Charges

Austin Lee Russell jailed after officers allegedly found meth, pot, gun

(Newser) - The man known to millions of cable TV viewers as Chumlee on the reality show Pawn Stars was being held late Wednesday in a Las Vegas jail following his arrest on felony weapon and drug charges, the AP reports. Austin Lee Russell, 33, was taken into custody when officers serving... More »

Former Reality- TV Star Charged With Murder

History Channel star accused of shooting co-worker in Alabama

(Newser) - A former reality-TV star who hoped to strike gold in South America has now been charged with murder. Authorities say hunters found the body of a 40-year-old man, Norman Deon Crayton, in a wooded area south of Dadeville, Ala., early Sunday, per the New York Daily News . Witnesses tell the... More »

MTV Reality Show Chopper Crashes in Reservoir, Kills 2

Was flying to filming location in Argentina for 'The Challenge'

(Newser) - A helicopter working for an MTV reality show crashed in western Argentina on Saturday and both people on board were killed, local authorities said. The Bell 206 helicopter crashed as it flew over the reservoir at Potrerillos de Mendoza dam about 620 miles northwest of Buenos Aires, Gianni Vernier, security... More »

Alaskan Bush People Could Soon Be Alaskan Jail People

The reality stars are in legal trouble for allegedly lying about living in Alaska

(Newser) - Once again reality TV proves to be less real than we've been led to believe. The stars of Discovery Channel's Alaskan Bush People may not be the "born and raised wild" Alaskans the show portrays them to be, the Alaska Dispatch News reports. Six members of the... More »

The Precipitous Fall of an Olympic Figure Skater

She's broke, unemployed, and begging fans for help

(Newser) - Debi Thomas is living in a bug-infested trailer in the Appalachian Mountains, broke and unemployed, the Huffington Post reports. But it wasn't always like this. Three decades ago, Thomas was a champion figure skater. She won both the US and World Championships and became the first African-American athlete to... More »

America Gets Its First Ninja Warrior

Titled claimed after 7 seasons and 3,500 competitors

(Newser) - After seven seasons and more than 3,500 competitors, we finally have an American Ninja Warrior champion, and he's a busboy. In fairness, 33-year-old Isaac Caldiero is also a professional rock climber and American Ninja Warrior fanatic who built a replica of part of the reality show's obstacle... More »

Trump Out, Schwarzenegger In at Celebrity Apprentice

NBC announces Arnold as new host

(Newser) - With Donald Trump out, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in. NBC has named Schwarzenegger the new host of Celebrity Apprentice, Entertainment Weekly reports, setting off a host of jokes on Twitter about what the action star/former governor's catchphrase will be:
  • @berringer452 : "I guess instead of being fired the contestants will
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The President Is Heading to Reality TV

Obama to appear on Bear Grylls' show

(Newser) - Bear Grylls' latest show, NBC's Running Wild With Bear Grylls, involves the survival expert taking celebrities on wilderness adventures—and he's lined up quite the celebrity for the show's second season. President Obama will go on an Alaskan trek with Grylls, former host of Discovery's Man ... More »

5 Things to Know About the I Am Cait Premiere

Caitlyn Jenner's worries, fears, and hopes all on display in new docuseries

(Newser) - Caitlyn Jenner has been nothing but hot since she made a stunning public debut on the July cover of Vanity Fair and accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs earlier this month. Last night marked another milestone as Jenner's eight-episode docuseries I Am Cait made its premiere... More »

Brad, Angelina Movie to Become Game Show

Reality series based on 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' in the works

(Newser) - The movie that brought Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie together is becoming ... a reality competition series. A TV game show based on Mr. and Mrs. Smith is in the works, Variety reports, and though details are scant, the series will involve married couples competing in some fashion. The movie, of... More »

The Duggar Lesson: Stop This Reality Exploitation

Columnist: We beat a familiar path from entertained to horrified

(Newser) - Boy, those Duggars were fun to watch—even hate-watch—until things got creepy . Same with Honey Boo Boo . And Duck Dynasty . Enough already, pleads Kevin Fallon in a post at the Daily Beast whose headline advocates the "end of hicksploitation on TV." When doling out blame to the... More »

Family Endures Nazi Occupation in Reality Show

'Holiday in the Protectorate' raises eyebrows among critics

(Newser) - Imagine channel-surfing one night and stumbling on a reality show about life in a crushing Nazi regime. Well, that show exists in the Czech Republic—and some people aren't too thrilled to see the Nazis turned into casual entertainment, the Guardian reports. Called Holiday in the Protectorate , the show... More »

Arkansas Cops Shred Duggar's Police Record

But online copy has details of child-molestation case

(Newser) - Arkansas cops destroyed Josh Duggar's police file last week, but an online copy is revealing details of his alleged sexual crimes . A judge ordered police to erase the records amid allegations that the reality TV star on 19 Kids and Counting had molested five underage girls as a teenager,... More »

9 Amazing Highlights From NYT's Kris Jenner Profile

For one thing, she loves Costco

(Newser) - An extensive New York Times Magazine profile of Kris Jenner comes to the conclusion that the Kardashian matriarch is pretty much responsible for her family's insane success—and it includes some pretty great lines, to boot. Our faves:
  • What it's like to be Kris Jenner: Every day that
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