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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Bobbi Kristina's Fight for Life Coming to Reality TV?

Members of Bobby Brown's family filming reality show: sources

(Newser) - Bobbi Kristina Brown is still fighting for her life after being found unresponsive in a bathtub, so it seems like the last time her family would want to be filming a reality show. But that is indeed what sources tell TMZ they're doing: Members of Bobby Brown's family—... More »

5 Reality Stars Who've Been Behind Bars

Including Khloe Kardashian

(Newser) - Real Housewife Teresa Giudice and husband Joe are both going to prison for fraud , but they're far from the first reality stars to spend time behind bars. The Stir rounds up more:
  • Amber Portwood: The Teen Mom was caught hitting her ex, then busted on drug-possession charges. She got
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Bethenny Frankel Fans Freak Over Too-Skinny Pic

Some commenters think she looks 'unhealthy' in Facebook photo

(Newser) - Bethenny Frankel, the Real Housewives star and purveyor of Skinnygirl cocktails who recently posted a picture of herself wearing pajamas meant for a 4-year-old , has once again freaked out fans with a picture posted on social media. This time, the Facebook photo posted Tuesday shows Frankel posing with her new... More »

Hamptons Folk Peeved Kardashians Ruining 'Brand'

Landlord who rented to them is getting the cold shoulder

(Newser) - A community in the Hamptons has a message for Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian: Get out. The landlord who rented a Southampton storefront to the reality show stars for their new Dash boutique, which opened Monday, has not seen a happy reaction from her neighbors. Irma Herzog is "being tormented... More »

16 and Pregnant Actually Reduced Teen Births: Study

MTV reality shows may act as deterrent: researchers

(Newser) - If you thought MTV's 16 and Pregnant and all its related spinoffs glorified teen pregnancy, here's a surprise for you: The reality shows likely reduced teen births by almost 6%, preventing more than 20,000 of them in 2010 alone, according to a new study. The National Bureau... More »

China Rations 'Vulgar' Foreign-Inspired Shows

Idol out, 'morality-building programs' in

(Newser) - Television in China is about to take either a great leap forward or a big step backward, depending on how you feel about reality TV. Shows inspired by the likes of American Idol are massive hits for satellite broadcasters in China but authorities are bringing in tough new regulations limiting... More »

We Have Good News, Bad News About New DWTS Cast

New 'Dancing With the Stars' competitors revealed

(Newser) - The bad news: Snooki will appear on the next season of Dancing With the Stars. The good news: Bill Nye the Science Guy will also appear. The cast for season 17 was announced on Good Morning America today; it also includes:
  • Valerie Harper, who played Rhoda on The Mary Tyler
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New Idol Judges: Connick, JLo

Fox confirms casting rumors

(Newser) - After a weekend's worth of rumors , Fox announced today that Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Lopez will join Keith Urban as judges for the 13th season of American Idol, in the hopes that that line-up will fare better with viewers than bickering divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj did... More »

19 Reality TV Tragedies

The genre has seen suicides, murders, overdoses

(Newser) - Reality TV isn't all relationship drama and crazy fights , as Gia Allemand's recent suicide sadly proves. Radar rounds up 18 more genuine tragedies that have come out of the genre:
  • Bruce Beresford-Redman, the Survivor producer accused of killing his wife, has been ordered to return to Mexico and
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Real Housewife Faces 50 Years in Prison

Teresa and Joe Giudice indicted on tax, fraud charges

(Newser) - From reality TV table-flipper to the slammer? Teresa Giudice , one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, was indicted along with husband Joe on tax evasion and fraud charges yesterday. The 39-count indictment included charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan... More »

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