Monday Morning Update


American Idol/FOX

American Idol/FOX



American Idol: The show adds a fourth judge. Former Idol-er Syesha Mercado says she’s “open to anything” when it comes to her music career. Former Idol contestant Brooke White still hasn’t seen an R-rated movie. How to manage the sudden fame and wealth that comes with being on Idol. Ruben Studdard allegedly owes over 100K in back taxes. Simon Cowell found some parts of Idol boring this year, intends to take bigger role now that the executive producer has left.

Dancing With the Stars: The show’s lineup is revealed, including reality show star Kim Kardashian.

The Bachelor: The next Bachelor Jason Mesnick says he’s pumped about the opportunity to date 25 women at once. Is it sexist that Mesnick isn’t being criticized, and is instead praised, for putting his son through that process again? Former Bachelor Jesse Palmer credits the show for landing him the ESPN gig.

The Apprentice: Reality star Khloe Kardasian to appear on the show’s celebrity version.

The Hills: Popcrunch has the astounding number that the stars of the Hills are paid per episode. Heidi shoots an 80s-themed music video.

Project Runway: Former Runway designer Nick Verreos delivers his hilarious take on the drag queen episode. A little bit about designer Kenley Collins’ past.

Survivor: What former survivor castaway Ethan Zohn has been up to since appearing on the show’s Africa edition.

Janice Dickinson’s Modeling Agency: How one ordinary guy ended up on the show.

The Biggest Loser: The producers dish on the upcoming family-themed season.

Random bits: Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe is excited about her upcoming reality show.

Thursday Morning Update

The Bachelor: Matt Grant was turned off by how much Shayne Lamas liked to party. And Grant says he never told Shayne she could keep the ring. Karina Smirnoff denies a romance with former Bachelor Andy Baldwin.

Project Runway: Nina Garcia will move to Marie Claire magazine. A play-by-play of last night’s episode where Emily was auf’d.

Top Chef: Sam Talbot is engaged. An interview with former chef-testant Antonia.

The Bachelorette: DeAnna and Jesse hit the slopes.

The Hills: The show doesn’t represent my true life, Lauren Conrad says. A breakdown of the Hills Season Four trailer.

The Mole: Paul Grassi talks about what it was like to play the game and why he failed the quiz.

America’s Next Top Model: Whitney poses for her Seventeen cover shoot.

American Idol: A peek at the auditions in Utah. A woman who auditioned five times before finally makes it. Former Idol contestant Amanda Overmeyer is recording a southern rock album. A fascinating inside view of what it’s like to audition for the show.

What Not to Wear: Nominate yourself for the show.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kim wants to get a jump-start on planning her wedding to Reggie Bush.