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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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Reality TV Claims 11 Lives

Shows can be detrimental to mental health: experts

(Newser) - It's a very good thing Susan Boyle went straight to the hospital post-reality TV loss, reports the Wrap: Reality shows have taken a fatal toll on at least 11 participants, ranging from a deputy district attorney to a boxer to a former child actor; two more have attempted to end... More »

Abdul Stalker Committed Suicide by Overdose

(Newser) - The American Idol hopeful and Paula Abdul fan found dead outside the celebrity’s LA home in November committed suicide with prescription drugs, the AP reports. A coroner’s report, delayed for toxicology tests, did not specify which drugs killed Paula Goodspeed. Police had long suspected suicide, though no note... More »

Cowell Regrets Suicide of Idol Contestant

But doubts producers shrugged off Abdul's protests about audition

(Newser) - Simon Cowell says he regrets not realizing how troubled the American Idol contestant who killed herself outside judge Paula Abdul’s home last month was, but refutes Abdul’s claim that she begged producers to keep the obsessed Paula Goodspeed off the show. “I wish we could have spent... More »

Paula Almost Loses It on Letterman

Idol judge can't handle stalker questions

(Newser) - Poor, beleaguered Paula Abdul came unglued at the end of her interview with David Letterman last night, Gawker reports. The singer got upset when Letterman brought up her recent allegations that American Idol purposely brought known stalker Paula Goodspeed—who later committed suicide—onto the show. After a few minutes... More »

Abdul Selling 'Suicide House'

Idol judge looks for new house after fan ODs outside her home

(Newser) - Paula Abdul is selling the Los Angeles home where an obsessed fan committed suicide outside in her car, Us Weekly reports. The American Idol judge, who reportedly employed a “healer” to cleanse the house of ghosts, now wants to live in a gated community. “Paula simply feels she... More »

Fan's Suicide 'Haunting' Abdul

Idol judge afraid to return home

(Newser) - Fearing that the spirit of her suicidal stalker is haunting her Beverly Hills house, Paula Abdul has hired healers to cleanse it of ghosts, the New York Post reports. Even so, a friend says Abdul has not returned to the house. Former American Idol competitor Paula Goodspeed, found dead outside... More »

Brother Blames Abdul for Idol Reject's Death

She didn't stick up for his sister during her failed audition

(Newser) - The brother of an obsessed Paula Abdul fan ripped into the Idol judge, blaming her for his sister’s downward spiral and death, the New York Post reports. Paula Goodspeed, who was found dead in her car near Abdul’s house this week, took wicked criticism—especially from Simon Cowell,... More »

Abdul Stalker Found Dead Outside House

Police have had to deal with woman before, suspect suicide

(Newser) - A suspected stalker was found dead of a possible drug overdose or suicide outside Paula Abdul’s house last night, TMZ reports. The woman, whose parents tipped police off that she may be at Abdul’s house, had Paula stickers hanging from the mirror of the car police found her... More »

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