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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 »

Latest Dominican Republic Sickness: a Bachelor Star

Melissa Rycroft is recovering at home after falling ill at Nickelodeon resort in Punta Cana

(Newser) - As troubling stories of mysterious illnesses and deaths in the Dominican Republic continue to mount , a familiar name to many has been caught up in the fray. Melissa Rycroft vacationed with her husband and three young children at Punta Cana's Nickelodeon resort earlier this month, and her rep tells... More »

Duggar Matriarch Slipped, Drowned

Mary Duggar died in accidental drowning

(Newser) - A sad week for the Duggar clan: The Arkansas family made famous by the 19 Kids and Counting series says grandmother Mary Duggar died on Sunday. Washington County Coroner Roger W. Morris tells People that the 78-year-old matriarch died of an accidental drowning in a swimming pool at her Springdale... More »

She Was Disowned for Being Gay. Then the Queer Eye Guys Stepped In

Netflix episode featuring Jess Guilbeaux has proved to be an 'ugly cry' one

(Newser) - Netflix recently started streaming the third season of Queer Eye, and one episode in particular is causing people to "ugly cry." NBC News reports on "Black Girl Magic," the fifth episode, which puts 23-year-old Jess Guilbeaux in the spotlight. Guilbeaux, a waitress in Lawrence, Kan., was... More »

Bachelor Finale Perpetuates a 'Toxic Myth'

Li Zhou says Colton Underwood pursuing Cassie Randolph after she dumped him is 'troubling'

(Newser) - While most of this season's finale of The Bachelor seemed hyperfocused on whether contender Colton Underwood lost his virginity, Li Zhou is now homing in on what was supposed to be the feel-good ending to the ABC reality show: Underwood dumping two remaining women and instead pursuing Cassie Randolph,... More »

NYC Mayor on New MTV Show: 'Shameless Ratings Grab'

Staten Island residents aren't happy about 'Made in Staten Island' for its Italian-American 'stereotypes'

(Newser) - If a neighborhood was featured on a new reality show, one would think locals would be pretty excited. But for Staten Island residents, MTV's new series debuting Monday is nothing but a "shameless ratings grab" full of "stereotypes." That's per a recent tweet from NYC... More »

Stunner on Vietnam's Bachelor Not What Bachelor Expected

2 contestants vying for Nguyen Quoc Trung's heart end up leaving with each other—well, sort of

(Newser) - Bachelor host Chris Harrison is known for repeatedly promising "the most dramatic rose ceremony ever," but the hit ABC reality show has nothing on what just happened on its Vietnamese counterpart. Mashable calls it a "surprise plot twist," which was likely an understatement for bachelor Nguyen... More »

My 600-lb Life Star Dies at 50

Lisa Fleming is 'no longer in pain, stuck in that bed' daughter says

(Newser) - The daughter of a TLC reality star bears sad news about her mom. TMZ reports 50-year-old Lisa Fleming, who appeared on the network's My 600-lb Life in the winter, died on Thursday. Deadline reports Fleming died at her home in Texas, of unknown causes. Danielle Fleming posted about her... More »

Sarah Palin: Bristol Will Be 'Messenger' on Reality TV

Sarah says daughter Bristol is coming to 'Teen Mom OG'

(Newser) - Sarah Palin's daughter is headed back to reality TV and mom isn't ruling out an appearance herself, TMZ reports. Stopped at LAX Friday, the reality-show veteran says Bristol will "be a great messenger" on Teen Mom OG. "Yeah, Bristol's gonna be a great messenger for... More »

'The Old Man' of Pawn Stars Fame Dies at 77

Richard Harrison had been fighting Parkinson's disease

(Newser) - Richard Harrison—perhaps better known as "The Old Man" of Pawn Stars fame—died of Parkinson's disease Monday at age 77. "He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over," his son Rick... More »

Arie of The Bachelor: I Was '100%' Betrayed by Show Producers

Luyendyk explains his struggle to choose between 2 women and why he's irked about his portrayal

(Newser) - It took some time for the din from March's Bachelor finale —after Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped the girl he initially chose, Becca Kufrin, and got engaged to runner-up Lauren Burnham—to subside. Now, however, thanks to Kufrin's stint as the current Bachelorette and a new profile on... More »

Apparent Survivor Contestants Messed Up Big Time

They may have spilled the beans too early about being on the show, could face $5M penalty

(Newser) - "Outwit, outplay, outlast" is the motto for CBS' hit reality show Survivor, but Alec Merlino and Kara Kay may not have done so hot on the first part. TMZ outs the two as contestants on season 37, which just finished filming in Fiji last week, but only after the... More »

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