Wednesday Morning Update

The City: Whitney Port and her rocker boyfriend, Jay Lyon, broke up on Monday.

Whitney Port/Exposay.com

Whitney Port/Exposay.com

Dancing With the Stars: Belinda Carlisle is the first celebrity cut from the show…Celebrity dancer Steve-O says he’s feeling better after his back injury.

America’s Next Top Model: Tyra promises a second chance for models that had to leave audition due to a riot.

Real Housewives of New York City: Housewife Bethenny Frankel says the rumor she is dating baseball player Alex Rodriguez is untrue, but wouldn’t mind if he called…And a little bit more about how Bethenny stays so thin…LuAnn bashes the editing of the show in an interview with W magazine…Housewife Alex McCord was laid off from her job at Victoria’s Secret.

American Idol: Is there a juicy tell-all book in the works? (I hope so.)…Judge Paula Abdul says she’s looking for a soulmate, wants children…A recap of this week’s show…ousted Idol contestant Jorge Nunez blames a cultural differences on being voted off.

Millionaire Matchmaker: Man featured on the show says he’s happy the show allowed him to show off his resort.

Top Chef: Former cheftestant Carla Hall talks about how she stays skinny and eats what she wants.

Jon and Kate Plus 8: A recap of Monday night’s episode…TLC is capitalizing on the show’s success.

The Hills: Spencer tells the View ladies that Heidi’s mom really doesn’t like him.

The Real World: Brooklyn: Housemate Ryan Conklin said he’s excited to be called to duty in Iraq.

Random bits: Get ready for the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Is American Idol rigged?

Someone who works on the staff of the hit reality show American Idol is running around telling people that the show is rigged and the top four have already been chosen.

American Idol contestant Lil Rounds/FOX

American Idol contestant Lil Rounds/FOX

According to the New York Daily News:

The female “AI” worker told a “group of people that the last four are going to be Danny Gokey, Lil Rounds, Adam Lambert and Alexis Grace,” said our insider. Asked if this was opinion or actual fact, the staffer vehemently retorted, “Those ARE the people,” saying it wasn’t mere speculation.

Monday Morning Update

Top Chef: Ousted chef Jeff says Hosea and Leah probably forgot the cameras were around when they kissed. NY Post thinks Stefan will be the winner. Jeff bashes judge Tom Colicchio.

Girls Next Door: Former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson is working on a new reality show.

Real Housewives of New York City: Always-together couple Alex and Simon say their son will be featured more in season two.

The Bachelor: Chris Harrison says he tries to gently guide the bachelor during Rose Ceremony deliberations.

American Idol: Alleged names of the 36 semi-finalists are unveiled. Former Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson sings the national anthem at the Super Bowl.

Jon and Kate Plus 8: Kate gives advice to the California mother of octuplets.

Random bits: CBS to film reality show on desperate singles who are willing to enter into arranged marriages.

Tuesday Morning Update

The Bachelorette: Some of DeAnna’s men have developed a bromance. DeAnna: Jesse and I were two different people. (Another take on her People magazine interview by Reality TV World.)

Natalie/ABC

Natalie/ABC

The Bachelor: Rejected bachelorette Natalie says she wasn’t comfortable in front of the camera, admits she wasn’t ready to move to Seattle.

Real Housewives of Atlanta: Kim Zolciak says she and record producer Dallas Austin have parted ways; starts work on new album this year.

American Idol: Is Joanna Pacitti too pro for the show?

The Amazing Race: Check out the identities of the teams competing on next season, airing Feb. 15.

Monday Morning Update

Jacque Berg/CBS

Survivor/CBS

Survivor: Jacque Berg says she was secretly in an alliance with Sugar and Ace. In this interview Jacque says being in Africa was a total detox from our techology-crazed society.

Dancing with the Stars: After being criticized for her heavier frame, Cheryl Burke’s friends are speaking out.

The Hills: Audrina says she was picked on in high school for having guy friends.

The Bachelorette: DeAnna says she wasn’t impressed with Jesse when she first met him. DeAnna and Jesse win reality TV award. The lovebirds are urging their fans to write to ABC to get their wedding televised.

Random bits: Ted Allen’s Food Detective show was renewed for a second season. Jay Manuel denies that his new show, “Operation Fabulous,” is a Top Model spin-off.

TOP TV PICKS for Monday, Oct. 13: Jon and Kate Plus 8 at 9/8 central. And The Hills at 10/9 central.

Monday Morning Update

The Hills: Jason Wahler’s legal troubles continue with a civil trial beginning this week. A recap of last night’s drama-filled episode. Doug Reinhart, Lauren’s ex, attends event with Heidi’s sister.

American Idol: Jennifer Hudson says she still watches the show

Jon and Kate Plus 8/TLC

Jon and Kate Plus 8/TLC

Jon and Kate Plus 8: One fan’s take on why she likes the show. This blogger explains what’s up with bloggers pretending they’ve met Jon and Kate. And the Gosselins’ new Web site.

America’s Next Top Model: A recap of last night’s episode. Here’s a clip of Elina, who this blog is alleging might be more into girls than guys. Check out this critique of each model’s photos from last week. More on Brittney, who was the first person eliminated from Top Model.

Big Brother: Renny Martyn leaves the house.

Project Runway: Sweet P and Nick Verreos judge a student fashion show in Seattle. Next season’s show won’t start until January as Lifetime needs time to promote it.

Top Chef: Richard Blais resigns his position as executive chef of Atlanta-based Home restaurant. More spoilers on who some of the Season Five cheftestants are.

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Real World: San Diego/MTV

The Real World: MTV starts casting for the show’s 22nd season, which will could be filmed in Boston. Former Real World: San Diego housemate Jamie Chung got an acting gig on ABC.

Random bits: Which shows are going to be filming during Fashion Week in New York? What its like to watch yourself on a reality show.

BREAKING NEWS: Jeremy Anderson comes to Austin

Jeremy Anderson

Jeremy Anderson

I’ve heard through the grapevine that the Bachelorette’s Jeremy Anderson, who was rejected by DeAnna Pappas, is coming to Austin, TX for an appearance this Friday. He will be at the Thirsty Nickel, one of the bars owned by none other than Brad Womack, who rejected DeAnna when he was the Bachelor.

Still with me? Jeremy will be at the Thirsty Nickel this Friday starting at around 10 p.m. If you can’t make it, don’t worry, I’ll be there to snap some photos and interview Jeremy. If you have questions you want to ask Jeremy, send them to me at realityupdate@gmail.com.