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|In reality TV news: 22-year-old model Lesley Ann, 24-year-old model Cara Roberts from Darien, CT, and 42-year-old designer Emmett McCarthy from New York were all eliminated Wednesday from Bravo's "Project Runway 2." On Thursday, Brandon, a 21-year-old assistant neurobiologist from Fort Meyers, FL, and
Amanda, a 32-year-old hairstylist from Antioch, IL, were eliminated on the WB's "Beauty and the Geek 2."On Friday, television journalist Giselle Fernandez and her partner Jonathan
Roberts were eliminated on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars 2."
Richard Hatch's lawyer told the court Friday in his tax evasion trial that the "Survivor" champ told producers he discovered his fellow reality show contestants cheating by smuggling food in. They then cut a deal with him offering to pay his taxes on the million dollar prize if he won in return for his silence.
Miss America Pageant kicked off in Las Vegas Saturday with "Desperate Housewives" plumber James Denton as emcee. It’s the first time event has not been held in Atlantic City.
"Entourage" star Kevin Dillon and his fiancée, Jane Stuart, are expecting their first child together this spring, per Us Weekly.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife, Lisa, are expecting their second child together this spring, People reports.
According to E! Online TV columnist Kristin Veitch, Showtime is in serious talks to pick up FOX's soon-to-be-axed "Arrested Development."
Sirius Satellite Radio has filed a complaint with the FCC after learning Howard Stern's subscriber-only morning show is being illegally rebroadcast by two stations in New York and New Jersey.
Maria Conchita Alonso will guest star on ABC's "Desperate Housewives" as the mother of Gabrielle (Eva Longoria) in an episode airing Feb. 19.
Amazon.com has announced plans for "Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher," a half-hour Web-based talk show featuring celebrity interviews and musical performances hosted by the comic. The first episode begins streaming June 1.
Steve Martin will extend his "Saturday Night Live" record by returning as host for a 14th time on Feb. 4, with musical guest Prince.
Tribune Entertainment has announced a deal to syndicate previous seasons of "American Idol." Called "American Idol Rewind," the old "streamlined" episodes will air during weekends and feature unseen and behind-the-scenes footage.
UPN has announced that 'N Sync's Joey Fatone and Lance Bass are developing a new "Odd Couple"-style sitcom, based on their lives, in which they'd star as a pair of mismatched roommates.
The sixth cycle of "America's Next Top Model" will debut March 1 on UPN, immediately following the one-hour special "America's Next Top Model: Where the Girls Are," which tracks the winners of the first five seasons. Also, UPN has confirmed that "Top Model" has been picked up for two additional seasons.
|Paula Abdul skipped out on a press conference with her fellow "American Idol" judges on Tuesday and blamed her absence on an "eye infection," just hours before the fifth season of the talent competition debuted on FOX. Meanwhile, a whopping 35.5 million viewers tuned in for the two-hour season five premiere of "American Idol," giving FOX its best
ratings for an entertainment program ever. Also, Kelly Clarkson was blasted by Simon Cowell over her alleged refusal to allow "American Idol" contestants to perform her songs.
Howard Stern confessed on his Sirius Satellite radio show to having had a nose job and fat removed from under his chin in two separate plastic surgery procedures.
Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who plays "Sesame Street's" Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys on April 28.
|William Shatner has sold his kidney stone to online casino GoldenPalace.com for $25,000. The money will go to Habitat for Humanity.
"X-Files" creator Chris Carter has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against 20th Century Fox Television claiming the company failed to pay him money owed from the long-running series.
FOX will end "Malcolm in the Middle" after seven seasons with a series finale scheduled for May 14, which also marks show's 150th episode. FOX has also announced that "That '70s Show" will end its eight-season run on May 18 with a two-hour series finale that will mark sitcom's 200th episode.
Per Variety, ABC shut down production Friday on the midseason comedy "Emily's Reasons Why Not," starring Heather Graham, due to lackluster ratings after preempting the show's second telecast.
The first part of Sunday night's two-hour, fifth-season premiere of "24" attracted 17 million viewers, the drama's most watched episode ever, according to Nielsen Media Research.
The WB's top executive revealed on Sunday that high production costs are strictly to blame for the network's decision to axe "7th Heaven," despite a Web campaign to save it. The WB has lost $16 million this year on the family drama.
After briefly considering another run for political office, Jerry Springer signed a multiyear deal to continue hosting "The Jerry Springer Show" in syndication.
In reality TV news: Tatum O'Neil was cut from the competition Friday night on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars 2."
On the TV side of the Monday's 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards: "Lost" was named Best Drama Series and "Desperate Housewives" was named Best Comedy Series.
David Hasselhoff filed for divorce Thursday from wife Pamela Bach, citing irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage. The "Baywatch" star and his actress wife have two teenage daughters.
Pamela Anderson is leading a campaign on behalf of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to get a bust of KFC icon Colonel Harland Sanders removed from the Kentucky state capitol, saying it's a "monument to cruelty."
Former "General Hospital" star Kari Wuhrer sued ABC Thursday for discrimination and wrongful termination, claiming that after she told producers she was pregnant, they fired her from the soap unlawfully instead of writing the pregnancy in.
A special two-hour season-finale episode of FOX's Emmy-winning "Arrested Development" will air Fri., Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. ET in what likely will be the series finale.
Steven Spielberg is joining forces with the Sci-Fi Channel again to produce a 12-hour miniseries, "Nine Lives," about people who seek to reunite with their loved ones though near-death experiences.
"American Idol" judge Simon Cowell has signed a five-year production pact with FOX Television to develop TV programming, as well as content for the Internet and cell phones.
USA Network has renewed its hit detective series, "Monk," for a fifth and sixth season and will start airing reruns by 2008.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources