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.

Friday Morning Update

 

DeAnna Pappas and Jason Mesnick/ABC

DeAnna Pappas and Jason Mesnick/ABC

 

The Bachelorette: DeAnna gives tips on how to land new Bachelor Jason Mesnick.

The Hills: Ratings are down for the new season. Why Spencer was right to be mad at Heidi when her sister shows up to stay with them.  More evidence the Hills is scripted. Former “Laguna Beach” and “Hills” star Jason Wahler is trying to hide his wild past.

American Idol: Five things Jim Cantiello learned by auditioning for the show. Sanjaya to appear on an insurance commercial.

Project Runway: More recaps of this week’s show: From Entertainment Weekly. From TV Squad. Gawker’s live blog during the show

America’s Next Top Model: One of the models is from Hawaii (and currently is a go-go dancer.)

Supernanny: ABC to air men’s version of the show.

A Shot at Love: Tila Tequila’s new love interest, Courtenay Semel, is cited for allegedly striking a hotel security guard.

The Biggest Loser: A woman sues second-season champion Matt Hoover for claiming to be a personal trainer and causing her bodily harm.

The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency: The show’s namesake talks about what it’s like to have your own show after spending years on America’s Next Top Model.

Flipping Out: The painting of Jeff’s housekeeper went for 10K in an online auction.

Random bits: Reality TV pioneer Margaret Wilkinson dies.