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Road Rules Star Dead at 43

Brian Lancaster's family believes he died of heart failure

(Newser) - A 43-year-old former Road Rules star was found dead at his Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, home last Thursday, the local coroner's office confirms to Us . Brian Lancaster, who competed on the seventh season of the MTV reality show in 1999—Road Rules: Latin America—had a history of arrhythmia, his family... More »

842-Pound Man Dies During Filming of Reality Show

His fiancee says it was a 'robbery beyond words'

(Newser) - TLC reality show My 600-lb Life profiles the efforts of the obese to lose weight, but viewers were given heartbreaking news in this week's episode: Robert Buchel, a New Jersey man who weighed 842 pounds at the start of the episode, did not survive filming. The 41-year-old, who went... More »

Omarosa Moves From White House to Big Brother House

She'll be among 11 houseguests on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

(Newser) - From the White House to the Big Brother house: Omarosa Manigault, who rose to fame on The Apprentice before a year in President Trump's White House, will return to her reality TV roots with a stint on Celebrity Big Brother, the first celebrity edition of the long-running CBS show.... More »

A Television 'Storm Chaser' Is Dead at 38

Joel Taylor starred in the Discovery series

(Newser) - One of the stars of the popular Discovery reality show Storm Chasers has died at age 38. Friends broke the news about Joel Taylor on social media Tuesday, reports People . Details on how Taylor died haven't been released, other than it was "sudden" and not believed to be... More »

TSA: Alleged TV Crew Tried to Create 'Mass Panic' at Airport

At least 7 arrested in Newark after being accused of trying to pass fake bomb through security

(Newser) - Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at a New Jersey airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says it happened at Newark Liberty International... More »

Blac Chyna Sues Entire Kardashian Family

She says 'media predators' killed her reality show

(Newser) - Reality-TV star Blac Chyna is taking ex-fiance Rob Kardashian to court—along with the rest of what she calls his "powerful, vindictive" family. In a lawsuit seen by TMZ , Chyna accuses the Kardashians of using their influence to torpedo the second season of her E! reality series Rob &... More »

'It Still Haunts Us': Inside the Hell of Eden

Reality show stranded 23 people in the wilderness; it went poorly

(Newser) - "If we could start again, what kind of world would we build?" asks a narrator during the first episode of Eden, which aired in July 2016 in Britain. The answer, it turns out, is a damned horrifying one complete with starving reality show contestants openly feuding with their producers,... More »

Bear Grylls Tips Save, Nearly Doom Man Lost in Outback

The man survived 3 days by burying himself in the sand

(Newser) - A British man survived for three days in the Australian Outback using techniques he learned watching survival reality shows on television, but authorities say those same techniques nearly prevented him from being rescued. Anthony Collis was traveling with Debbie Blomfield (described in various media as his "partner," "... More »

'Countess Luann' Divorcing After 7 Months

This union has reportedly been troubled from the start

(Newser) - Luann de Lesseps, aka Countess Luann of the Real Housewives of New York City, is divorcing her second husband (the one who's not a count) after just seven months, as she announced via Twitter Thursday. Page Six takes an inside look at the final days of the reality star'... More »

Familiar Face Officially Returns to American Idol

Ryan Seacrest will again serve as host

(Newser) - A familiar face is officially returning to American Idol when it re-launches on ABC . The network has confirmed Ryan Seacrest will be back to host the reality competition, USA Today reports. Seacrest hosted the show on Fox from its launch in 2002 to its retirement in 2016, Deadline reports, calling... More »

Sources Spill Dirty Details as Bachelor in Paradise Put on Ice

Warner Bros. says there were 'allegations of misconduct on the set'

(Newser) - Trouble in paradise: Warner Bros. on Sunday announced it has suspended production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise following "allegations of misconduct on the set." The Bachelor spinoff was filming in Mexico ahead of an Aug. 8 premiere date, and Warner Bros. had little more to add... More »

Bachelor Couple Calls It Quits

It's Splitsville for Ben Higgins, Lauren Bushnell

(Newser) - The question in the title of Bachelor spinoff Ben and Lauren: Happily Ever After? has been answered, and the answer is "No." Reality TV stars Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell, who got engaged during Season 20 of The Bachelor last year, have split up. "It is with... More »

The Voice That Narrates House Hunters Speaks Out

Andromeda Dunker gives her first interview

(Newser) - Andromeda Dunker has a voice millions of people would recognize immediately, but a face almost nobody knows. That's because she has narrated reality TV shows, most notably in HGTV's House Hunters franchise, since 2009 without ever being in the spotlight. Now, she's spoken with BuzzFeed to share... More »

MTV Star Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Christopher 'Big Black' Boykin of 'Rob & Big' was 45

(Newser) - Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, star of MTV reality show Rob & Big, died Tuesday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 45, TMZ reports. “He was a long time and beloved member of the MTV family and will be greatly missed," Variety quotes MTV as... More »

Reality Star Now Faces Reality of Life in Prison

Ex-'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller gets a year in prison

(Newser) - Former Dance Moms reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for bankruptcy fraud and for taking $120,000 worth of Australian currency into the country without reporting it, the AP reports. A federal judge in Pittsburgh also ordered Miller to... More »

Star Quits Dance Moms, Says She's Been 'Used' by Men

Abby Lee Miller says she's been 'manipulated' and 'disrespected'

(Newser) - Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges. Miller posted on Instagram on Sunday that she will no longer take part in the show. She says that she has "asked, begged, and... More »

'Cash Me Ousside' Girl Gets Own Reality Show

Danielle Bregoli has signed a production deal

(Newser) - Today in the "well, that was inevitable" department: Danielle Bregoli—perhaps better known as the " cash me ousside, howbow dah " girl—is getting her own reality show. Danielle appeared on Dr. Phil's talk show with her mother last year, when she was 13, and the aforementioned... More »

Cast Emerges From Isolation, Discovers TV Show Got Cut

Only a few hours of footage aired after an entire year of filming in the wilderness

(Newser) - After surviving a full year in the harsh Scottish wilderness, the 10 remaining contestants of the reality series Eden emerged from their imposed isolation to discover that no one had been watching their journey. Outside of four one-hour episodes aired in the summer of 2016, t he BBC reports that... More »

City Sues Reality Star Over Run-Down, $2 House

Nicole Curtis of 'Rehab Addict' failed to rehab the fixer-upper

(Newser) - The city of Minneapolis has been drawn into an old-fashioned reality TV spat. The Star Tribune reports the city is suing Nicole Curtis, the star of HGTV's Rehab Addict (it's about fixing-up houses, not drug recovery), over a house she bought from the city for $2 back in... More »

16 & Pregnant Star Dead at 23

Valerie Fairman died of suspected overdose: family

(Newser) - Valerie Fairman, who appeared on MTV reality show 16 and Pregnant in 2010, has died of an apparent drug overdose, her family tells TMZ . She was 23. Fairman was staying with a friend who found her unresponsive in the bathroom of her Pennsylvania home on Wednesday, relatives say. Fairman's... More »

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