|In reality TV news: Synergy Corporation's Stacy Schneider, a 38-year-old criminal defense attorney from Long Island, NY, and Jose "Pepi" Diaz, a 25-year-old attorney from Miami, FL, were both fired Monday on NBC's "The Apprentice 5." On Tuesday, "Glamazon" sisters Lisa Hinds, a 48-year-old
realtor/artist from Santa Rosa Beach, FL, and Joni Glaze, a 44-year-old children’s minister from Katy, TX, were "Philiminated" on CBS's "The Amazing Race 9." On Wednesday, Chloe Dao, a 34-year-old aspiring designer from Houston, TX, and Grace, a 22-year-old model from San Diego, CA, won Bravo's "Project Runway 2" in a surprise victory over frontrunner Daniel Vosovic. Also on Wednesday, Kathy Hoxit, a 20-year-old house painter from Brevard, NC, became the first girl eliminated from UPN's "America's Next Top Model 6." Finally on Wednesday, Kenneth Lee, a 31-year-old from Dublin, Ireland, who currently resides in Los Angeles, was the first chef eliminated on the premiere of Bravo's "Top Chef." On Thursday,
four more wannabes...Ayla Brown, a 17-year-old from Wrentham, MA; Will Makar, a 16-year-old from The Woodlands, TX; Gedeon McKinney, a 17-year-old from Memphis, TN; and Kinnik Sky, a 28-year-old from Duluth, GA...were eliminated on FOX's "American Idol 5," leaving the show with 12
contestants. Also on Thursday, Dan Berry, a 52-year-old retired astronaut from South Hadley, MA, became the sixth castaway to be voted off the island on CBS's "Survivor: Panama." Finally on Thursday, Josh, a 27-year-old museum critic, and Cher, a 23-year-old beer spokesmodel, were the winners of the WB's "Beauty and the Geek 2."
ABC anchorman Bob Woodruff, who suffered serious head and body injuries in an explosion in Iraq in January, remains hospitalized but can now speak a few words and is starting to walk, according to his family.
Season two "Apprentice" contestant Raj Bhakta is running for Congress, challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz for Pennsylvania's 13th District seat representing suburban Philadelphia.
Nick Lachey has signed on to appear in "He Said, She Said," a comedy pilot for the CW, per TV Guide. According to Us Weekly, the newly formed network passed on another project starring Lachey that was originally slated for the WB.
Alex Trebek, Pamela Anderson, Brendan Fraser, Eugene Levy, Paul Shaffer, and Robert Goulet are being added to Canada's Walk of Fame June 3 in Toronto.
Jason Ritter, son of the late John Ritter, received the Martin E. Segal Award for outstanding achievement by Lincoln Center. Xian Zhang, the first woman to hold an official conductor title at the New York Philharmonic, also received the award.
Following a stint in prison and the cancellation of her "Apprentice," Martha Stewart fell off Forbes' annual list of billionaires. George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Donald Trump remain really rich though.
Former "Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno sued his brother and his wife in January for trademark infringement for using the former bodybuilding champ's name and likeness to promote their fitness equipment business.
FOX Reality is planning to air "American Idol Extra," a weekly behind-the-scenes look of the popular talent contest that premieres Mar. 16.
Osama bin Laden's niece, aspiring singer Wafah Dufour Bin Ladin, will star in a reality show about her life and quest for stardom.
Susan Sarandon has agreed to guest star in a three-episode arc on Denis Leary's FX drama "Rescue Me," starting this summer.
Mary Stuart Masterson has signed on to costar with Joe Pantoliano in the CBS drama pilot "Waterfront," following a charming but ethically-challenged mayor in Providence, Rhode Island.