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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 »

Missing Reality-TV Contestant Found in Shallow Grave

Lisa Marie Naegle disappeared early Sunday

(Newser) - Cops searching for a missing nurse who appeared on the reality show Bridalplasty made a grim discovery at a Los Angeles County home Tuesday. The body of 36-year-old Lisa Marie Naegle, who was last seen leaving a birthday party Saturday night, was found in a shallow grave at the Lennox... More »

Coming to Russian Reality TV: Terrifying Show With No Rules

'Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything.'

(Newser) - Think of it as Survivor gone very wrong, or at least with the potential to go very wrong. Game2: Winter, a soon-to-be-filmed Russian reality-TV show, will drop 30 contestants into the wilds of Siberia for nine months, at the end of which one of them will nab a $1.6... More »

HGTV Stars Split After 'Unfortunate' Incident With Gun

Tarek and Christina El Moussa have separated

(Newser) - The show will apparently go on, but the marriage won't: Tarek and Christina El Moussa of HGTV's Flip or Flop have separated after seven years of marriage, reports People . Trouble in the marriage first surfaced in May when police responded to a call about "a possibly suicidal... More »

Holocaust-Themed Skating Number Doesn't Go Over Well

One of the skaters on Russian reality-TV show is wife of Putin's spokesman

(Newser) - Using the theme song from the 1997 Holocaust film Life Is Beautiful wasn't what raised eyebrows Saturday during an ice-skating performance for a Russian reality show. It was the overall Holocaust theme that produced what the Jerusalem Post calls a "largely cold reception" to Olympic champion Tatiana Navka... More »

'Billionaire' Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide at McDonald's

Valerie Dowden Wells starred in CMT's 'Bayou Billionaires'

(Newser) - A star of CMT's short-lived reality-TV show Bayou Billionaires has died in an apparent murder-suicide. Police say Valerie Dowden Wells, 47, was attempting to exit a McDonald's parking lot in Shreveport, La., when she was shot multiple times in her car around 4pm Monday. Her car then "... More »

5 Stars Fired From Reality Series

Yikes

(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 »

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