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Love Island Host's Unpublished Instagram Post Made Public

Family of late Caroline Flack releases her last words after reality-TV host's apparent suicide

(Newser) - It was the social media message that was never supposed to see the light of day. Now, the family of late Love Island host Caroline Flack, found dead Saturday of an apparent suicide, has revealed an unpublished Instagram post by the 40-year-old. The release of her words came just before... More »

Lawyer: Reality TV Host Takes Own Life Ahead of Trial

Caroline Flack of 'Love Island' fame is dead

(Newser) - A popular reality TV host in the UK has been found dead ahead of her trial on charges of assaulting her boyfriend, reports People . Caroline Flack, 40, best known for her stint hosting Love Island, was found in her London apartment. No cause of death has been released, but a... More »

Viewers Shocked, Gleeful Over 'Throuple' on House Hunters

Many are hailing the progressiveness of the HGTV show

(Newser) - Viewers' minds were blown Wednesday night when HGTV's House Hunters featured, for the first time, a "throuple." "A throuple is three people in a relationship," explained Lori in the episode; per E! News ; she's been married to Brian since 2002, and after meeting Angellica... More »

Bachelorette Contestant Dies at 29

Tyler Gwozdz dead after suspected overdose

(Newser) - A controversial contestant from the 15th season of the Bachelorette died Wednesday at age 29. Sources tell TMZ that Tyler Gwozdz, who competed on Hannah Brown's season, was hospitalized Jan. 13 for a suspected drug overdose. A woman on the call, which TMZ listened to, said Gwozdz was in... More »

Zac Efron Gets Sick While Filming Eerily Named Show

Looks like actor will be OK, but he possibly got typhoid while shooting 'Killing Zac Efron'

(Newser) - Zac Efron may have taken method acting a bit too far. Last month, Efron talked to Variety about his new reality-TV series, Killing Zac Efron, set to air on the Quibi short-form-content platform after it launches in April, noting, "I tend to thrive under extreme circumstances." It's... More »

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding Twins Die in Apparent Joint Suicide

Bodies of Bill, Joe Smith found hanging from tree after Joe's cancer diagnosis

(Newser) - Bill and Joe Smith came into this world together 32 years ago—and relatives say they decided to leave it together because they couldn't stand to be apart. The brothers, who starred in the TLC reality show My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, were found hanging from a tree in... More »

Jeff Probst Issues Big Apology on Survivor Finale

'You were right,' host tells former contestant Kellee Kim

(Newser) - Survivor contestant Kellee Kim pointed out fellow contestant Dan Spilo's "inappropriate touching" starting on day one of the reality TV competition. By day 22, producers had gotten involved and the issue was addressed on the show ; Kim was voted off the island that same day. By day 36... More »

The Show Is Called Hot & Heavy. That's Just One Issue

People are miffed about soon-to-debut TLC show, following 3 men with 'plus-size' women

(Newser) - TLC doesn't exactly shy away from headline-generating shows, but one that's coming down the pike next month isn't garnering the best of buzz. Per a press release , Hot & Heavy, a reality program that debuts Jan. 7, shadows three men as they "face judgment due to... More »

Survivor Boots Castaway for First Time Ever

Dan Spilo left the island, and not because he was voted off

(Newser) - For the first time in its 39 seasons (yes, we said 39), Survivor has booted a cast member for inappropriate behavior. "A decision has been made, and Dan will not be returning to the game," host Jeff Probst told the castaways on Wednesday's episode, referring to former... More »

He Was Filming a Reality Show. Then: 'I Can't Carry On'

Godfrey Gao dies after collapsing during 'Chase Me' competition in China

(Newser) - An actor's death in China during filming of a reality show that pushes contestants to their physical limits has been met with uproar. Godfrey Gao, a 35-year-old actor and the first Asian male model signed by Louis Vuitton, collapsed from an apparent heart problem Wednesday in Ningbo while filming... More »

A #MeToo Moment on Survivor

Contestant Dan Spilo accused of being too handsy

(Newser) - Reality TV got quite real Wednesday night during a double episode of Survivor, with an unexpected dose of #MeToo. People reports on the "major scandal" to touch the CBS show involving contestant Dan Spilo, a 48-year-old Hollywood talent manager, and some of his fellow tribe members. Multiple contestants accused... More »

Survivor Fan Favorite Dead at 91

Rudy Boesch died from Alzheimer's complications

(Newser) - Rudy Boesch, the ex-Navy SEAL who became a fan favorite on Survivor's first season, died Friday after a battle with Alzheimer's. He was 91. Boesch "was surrounded by his family and passed away peacefully" in Virginia, a SEAL veterans official tells the Hollywood Reporter . "He proudly... More »

Reality Star Deported to Italy, Looks So Different

Joe Giudice vows to appealing his deportation

(Newser) - On the brighter side, he's looking healthy and slim. But Joe Giudice has been sent to his native Italy and will have to keep appealing his deportation from there, People reports. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star was released Friday by ICE and quickly showed up in his... More »

Reality TV Star Gets Tased and Booked

Jersey Shore actor Ronnie Ortiz-Magro seemed fine earlier that day

(Newser) - How fast things change Ronnie Ortiz-Magro. Only hours after chilling in Beverly Hills with on-again girlfriend Jen Harley, the Jersey Shore star was arrested for allegedly chasing her with a knife—while carrying their baby girl, TMZ reports. The scene went down around 2:30am Friday at an Airbnb they'... More »

Queer Eye Star Reveals His Private Pain

Jonathan Van Ness talks about his upcoming memoir, 'Over the Top'

(Newser) - Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness is baring his soul a few days before the release of his new memoir, People reports. The fabulous 32-year-old opened up about his history of sexual assault, drug addiction, HIV—and now, nightmares. "I've had nightmares every night for the past three... More »

'History-Making Proposal' on Bachelor Show Gets Mixed Reax

Franchise has its first same-sex proposal on 'Bachelor in Paradise'

(Newser) - Every summer for the past six years, former Bachelor and Bachelorette contestants take to a Mexican beach to try to once more find love, with the end of each season usually ending in one or more marriage proposals. This time around, per NBC News , a "history-making proposal" made its... More »

There's a Little Problem With Waco's Fixer Upper Homes

They can be tricky to sell, considering the asking price for some

(Newser) - Chip and Joanna Gaines are famous for their gorgeous renovations of Waco, Texas, homes for their HGTV show Fixer Upper. There's just one problem: The average price for homes sold in that area at the moment is around $215,000—a lot less than, say, the $679,000 price... More »

Bee Sting Nearly Kills Adventurer While the Cameras Roll

Bear Grylls was shooting 'Treasure Island' when he went into severe anaphylactic shock

(Newser) - A rugged survivalist who's been celebrated for feats of endurance—like climbing Mount Everest and crossing the north Atlantic—was nearly felled by a bee while recording an upcoming TV show, the New York Post reports. Bear Grylls, 45, was on a boat on a Pacific island when the... More »

Chrisley Knows Best Stars Charged With Tax Evasion

Reality television couple accused of hiding income from the IRS

(Newser) - A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday indicted reality television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges including tax evasion, alleging among other things that they tried to hide their income from Chrisley Knows Best from the IRS. The 12-count indictment also accuses the pair of conspiracy, bank fraud,... More »

Reality Star Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

Amber Portwood was arrested Friday in Indianapolis

(Newser) - Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood was arrested Friday in Indianapolis on a domestic battery charge—apparently after attacking her boyfriend in an argument, TMZ reports. The 29-year-old lives with cinematographer beau Andrew Glennon and their one-year-old son, James, who police say was in Glennon's arms when the parents... More »

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