Tuesday Morning Update

DeAnna Pappas/ABC

DeAnna Pappas/ABC

The Bachelorette: Word is that new Bachelorette Jillian Harris may be lying to and manipulating the men on her show…Another report says Harris is preparing to be edgy in advance of filming for the show…Former bachelorette DeAnna Pappas says she didn’t travel to New Zealand to woo Jason back.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kim skips out on her own charity event…Housewife NeNe Leakes will be writing a book called “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice.”

America’s Next Top Model: It’s tough for short models to succeed in fashion…Two former Top Model contestants have landed in the pages of Vogue…New policies adopted for auditions after the riot.

The Amazing Race: Flight attendants Christie and Jodi are eliminated from the race…What it is like to audition for the show

The Real World: The show is looking for roommates in Alabama.

American Idol: Ousted singer Alexis Grace says it was hard being away from her child while filming the show…David Cook condemns crazed fans who look up his hotel rooms…Are the contestants lip-synching the group numbers?

Dancing With The Stars: Contestant Melissa says there’s no jealousy or cat fights on the show…The show is inching closer to American Idol in ratings war.

Bethenny Frankel/WireImage.com

Bethenny Frankel/WireImage.com

The Real Housewives of New York City: Housewife Bethenny Frankel releases her book on dieting.

Celebrity Apprentice: A recap of Sunday’s episode, where the women finally lose. 

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: A peek at the ladies who will be starring in Bravo’s latest installment in the “Real Housewives” series.

The Hills: Audrina Partridge starts filming for her own reality show…Lauren Conrad’s clothing line is shut down.

The Bachelor: Former Bachelor Andrew Firestone and his wife have a baby boy.

Random bits: In defense of reality television…Families tell what it’s like to be filmed for a reality TV show.

Monday Morning Update

Top Chef: A recap of last week’s episode.

The Hills: I love it! A manifesto into the real lives of the Hills stars vs. the fake lives they portray on the show… Audrina and Justin Bobby are back on.

Project Runway: Tim Gunn is worried no one will ever see the show’s sixth season.

The Amazing Race: No surprise here, front-runners Nick and Starr win.

The Bachelorette: DeAnna Pappas was spotted partying in Boston.

Survivor: Episode recap from last week (confession: I bawled the first half)…In an interview, ousted castaway Corinne is even more bitchy than on the show, and won’t own up to the fact that she got out-played… Corinne says fake immunity idol shows Sugar’s “true colors.”

The Real World: Check out cast bios for next season.

Real Housewives of New York City: Alex McCord is writing a book on parenting.

The Rachel Zoe Project: I die. Rachel Zoe will return for a second season…  What you didn’t know about her assistant, Taylor.

Random bits: Looks like brief appearances on The Hills wasn’t enough for People’s Revolution head Kelly Cutrone, now she is doing her own reality series…Celebrity Apprentice roster is revealed… A contestant on “A Double Shot at Love” is killed in a car crash.

Wednesday Morning Update

The Bachelorette: DeAnna’s season of the Bachelorette up for an award.

DeAnna Pappas/ABC

DeAnna Pappas/ABC

Top Chef: More spoilers! Two more Season Five cheftestants revealed.

America’s Next Top Model: Predictions on tonight’s episode. Professional volleyball player Kim Glass has tried out for ANTM five times, but is too grounded for the show.

Big Brother: Keesha Smith leaves the house.

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis/Us Weekly

Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis/Us Weekly

The Apprentice: Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis says he’s not doing the show’s celebrity edition.

Jon and Kate Plus 8: A recap of Monday night’s camping-tastic show.

The Bachelor: Remember the Nashville doctor, Travis Stork? He’s getting back into reality. Funny because this January 2008 article says he didn’t want to do TV after the Bachelor.

Million Dollar Listing: Season Two is over, but not without a near fist-fight in the finale.

The Rachel Zoe Project: Check out her cute, (sigh) gay male assistant.

WorkOut: Photos from a recent SkyLab retreat.

Tuesday Morning Update

America’s Next Top Model: Brittney “ShaRaun” Brown says Top Model didn’t show what she’s really like. (You mean reality television can do that?!?!)

Project Runway/Bravo

Project Runway/Bravo

Project Runway: Jennier Lopez will judge the season finale of the show. Christian Siriano is designing a gown for the Emmy Awards. (And so is Lauren Conrad of the Hills.) Some video clips of interviews with Project Runway judges and designers at Bryant Park, plus Kevin Christiana on Rachael Ray. In Tim’s take he comes down hard on leather-loving Stella, blasting several of her designs for the last couple of weeks.

The Apprentice: Two more people have signed on for the show’s celebrity edition, figure skater Scott Hamilton and pro golfer Natalie Gulbis.

The Amazing Race: Check out the cast for this upcoming season and a sneak peek of what’s to come.

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


Jackie Warner/Bravo

Jackie Warner/Bravo


WorkOut: Bravo allegedly wants Jackie to find a hot new girlfriend. Pics from Jackie’s 40th birthday party that point to another woman being Jackie’s girlfriend.

The Hills: One blogger’s take on why this season will be entertaining. Heidi and Spencer are ready to take over the show if Lauren leaves.

American Idol: Thousands audition in Meadowlands.

America’s Next Top Model: Janice Dickinson praises the show for its transgendered model.

Flipping Out: A recap of the entire season

Top Chef: A fascinating look at New York Magazine’s attempts to spy on Top Chef cheftestants.

Real World: The first public appearance of the Brooklyn housemates.

Project Runway: A sassy recap of last night’s episode. A peek into Runway judge Nina Garcia’s eclectic childhood in Colombia

The Bachelor: Former Bachelor Brad Womack says he tried to end the show two weeks before the finale, but that the producers made him go ring-shopping. Seattle single dad Jason Mesnick is picked to be the next Bachelor.

The Amazing Race: Check out the contestants for this upcoming season.

The Apprentice: Dennis Rodman is cast for the show’s upcoming celebrity edition.

Survivor: Um, this is supposed to shock us? A Season 16 survivor “just wanted to be on TV.”

Random bits: Margaret Cho to have her own reality show.

Monday Morning Update


UPDATE (1 p.m.): Project Runway contestants unveiled

American Idol: The Seattle Times reviews the American Idol tour, praising both Davids for their performance.

America’s Next Top Model: The Colorado audition has a surprising low turnout. Inside the Lubbock audition, with an interview on the area’s winner.

The Hills: Audrina says she didn’t move out of the house.

The Bachelorette: Jesse tells his hometown paper there were lots of little moments between him and DeAnna that never aired, like cooking each other breakfast.

Real World: A summary of this season’s reunion show.

Big Brother: It doesn’t start until July 13, but to get you in the Big Brother-ish mood, here’s a top ten list of villains from previous seasons.

WorkOut: Is Jackie Warner dating an ex?

Flipping Out: A fascinating look into the world of Jeff Lewis.

The Apprentice: Joan Rivers to be on the show’s next celebrity edition.

The Amazing Race: Lesbian couple from the show get married.

Random bits: Read about how actors feel about reality television. A television writer’s experience of being on a simulated “Big Brother” show, and how the team of writers quickly feel into reality show cliches.