Friday Morning Update

The Bachelorette: Could DeAnna be unhappy with how the show ends?

The Hills: Brody tired of being labeled as a womanizer. MTV purposely shoots the show so that it sidesteps how famous Lauren and Co. have become. 

Real Housewives of New York City: Juicy details in the lost footage aired this week.

America’s Next Top Model: Blog says that National Enquirer is reporting that CariDee’s trip to the hospital for “exhaustion” was a possible suicide attempt. Tyra is profiled in New York Times Magazine.

Step it Up and Dance: Good review of this week’s episode.

American Idol: David Cook tops the charts. Was Michael Jackson supposed to sing live, but chickened out? Clay Aiken is going to be a daddy.

Top Chef: Spike is sent home. He talks to Buddy TV about his cooking choices on the show.

Reality shows: Gawker reports that reality tv shows will be cutting costs, and predicts what that could mean for some of the top reality shows going forward.


Thursday Morning Update

The Hills: Heidi talks about her re-engagement to Spencer on Us Weekly’s cover story. Is the Spencer-Brody bromance over? 

The Bachelorette: There are two lawyers on the show, but Jeremy is the clear front-runner.

American Idol: Is Sanjaya’s, um, career over? He’s starring in a Nationwide commercial. Company that owns American Idol agrees to leveraged buyout. Barbarians at the Gate, anyone? Cook talks to Us Weekly, declaring how great his new album will be.

The Mole: Interview with host Jon Kelley.

New shows: Denise Richards beats Dina Lohan in ratings war.

New site: Reality TV Village. Create your own page to blog and social network.

Wednesday Morning Update

American Idol: David Cook is dating ex-Idoler Kimberly Caldwell. Paula Abdul isn’t allowed to go on Dancing With the Stars. Cook never thought he’d win American Idol. An interview with David Archuleta.

The Bachelorette: Trista and Ryan in talks to do another reality show. 

The Real World: Interview with Paula from the Key West edition.

America’s Next Top Model: Former Model winner CariDee hospitalized for dehydration.

Top Chef: Episode predictions

WorkOut: A review of Jackie’s new workout DVD.

Real Housewives of New York City: Bethenny stars in a low-budget thriller from ’94.

So You Think You Can Dance: LA Times attends the auditions and pontificates on the resurgence of dance.

Tuesday Morning Update

The Bachelorette: Bachelorette contestant (and chef) Robert Fair’s Web site. An interview with rejected bachelor and math teacher Jeff Harris. An interview with rejected bachelor Jon Konkel. Interview with rejected bachelor Chandler Fulton. Another interview with Chandler. A recap of last night’s episode. And another recap by Buddy TV. And another. Trista gives DeAnna some advice and picks her favorite. More information on contestant Ryan Hoag aka The Virgin.

The Hills: Gestures speak louder than words on The Hills. There are rumors that MTV is developing a Hills-like production in Washington, D.C. Whitney spotted in NYC, offers her thoughts on the show.

The Real Housewives of New York City: The show will return for a second season.

America’s Next Top Model: Whitney talks to a local newspaper. Anya discusses her oh-so-close shot at winning the show. And an interview with Fatima.

So You Think You Can Dance: Elizabeth Berkley is more than a showgirl.

Survivor: Show lowers the minimum age to compete to 18 in an attempt to snare younger viewers.

Your Guide to the Bachelorette

I watched The Bachelorette last night and as usual, got sucked in. The men are as catty and competitive as the ladies. DeAnna comes across as Miss Sunny Side of Life, even though Chris Harrington and some of the men kept dropping the B-word – Brad. And it’s clear she already has her favorites. I think Jeremy, Graham, Jason and Ron might go a long way.

I’ve put together a guide for all of you Bachelorette fans. I’ll try and update this as the show goes along. 

Click here to go to the ABC Web site for the show. You’ll find bios on all the men, a message board, episode recaps, video, photos and a blog.

Buddy TV’s page devoted to DeAnna.

Her November interview with Reality TV World.

The article on DeAnna in her local newspaper.

Jeremy apparently does go far in the show, according to Dallas magazine.

The interview with Entertainment Tonight (on video.)

Read a Newsday story on Deanna.


The Bachelorette: Bachelorette contestant (and chef) Robert Fair’s Web site. An interview with rejected bachelor and math teacher Jeff Harris. An interview with rejected bachelor Jon Konkel. Interview with rejected bachelor Chandler Fulton. Another interview with Chandler. A recap of last night’s episode. And another recap by Buddy TV. And another. Trista gives DeAnna some advice and picks her favorite. More information on contestant Ryan Hoag aka The Virgin.



Monday Morning Update

WorkOut: Jackie talks to Elle magazine and dishes about why she gets along better with straight women than lesbians. Greg writes about his reaction to Jackie’s fitness clothing line.

American Idol: Info on Idol’s summer tour. David Archuleta’s fans blog about why he will win. Newsday on which David will win. Las Vegas odds also on David Archuleta to win. Taylor Hicks to join the cast of Broadway’s Grease. Idol singers often land on Broadway. Syesha Mercado talks about getting voted off and her plans for the future, which include, well, doing just about everything.

Top Chef: Interview with latest ousted chef, Andrew, in which he reveals Sam Talbot was wearing shoulder pads and that Lisa’s efforts to get him kicked out still rankle him. Adam Platt’s take on last week’s episode. Another interview with Andrew.

Survivor: Micronesia: Here come the interviews! Interview with Natalie Bolton, the last fan standing. Amanda talks about what it was like to come so close to winning, twice.

The Hills: What it’s like to hang with Heidi and Spencer. Audrina may be out of the picture, Perez Hilton says.

The Bachelor: London Calling: Right after the finale, Girls Gone Wild magazine publishes racy photo shoot with Shayne. Matt and Shayne talk about their romance and the origins of “monkey.”

America’s Next Top Model: Whitney talks about how she didn’t think she was going to win, and the friends she’s made while filming the show.

Step it Up and Dance: Read last week’s episode summary.

Friday Morning Update

America’s Next Top Model: Whitney is the first full-figured woman to win the show! But Fatima is still mad about it

The Hills: What I’ve learned from being on a reality show.

American Idol: David Archuleta greeted by screaming fans. An interview with David A. and one with Syesha. Is Idol stale?

Top Chef: Interview with Andrew from Top Chef, the latest chef-testant to leave.

Workout: Brian Peeler talks about leaving Sky Sport and what Jackie said about his client.

The Bachelor: VH1 has required the rights to run all the old episodes of both the Bachelor and the Bachelorette. Here we come, Bachelor marathon! Watch the video of Matt and Shayne on Ellen. Chelsea talks to Reality TV World about getting the boot.