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|In reality TV news: Boulder, CO native Ace Young, a 25-year-old who now from Los Angeles, CA, was eliminated from "American Idol 5" Wednesday, leaving six contestants still in the running. Also on Wednesday, Brooke Staricha, a 22-year-old student from Corpus Christi, TX, became the seventh
girl eliminated from UPN's "America's Next Top Model 6." Third on Wednesday, Miguel Morales, a 27-year-old from New York, NY, was eliminated on Bravo's "Top Chef." Finally on Wednesday,
reigning Miss USA Chelsea Cooley defeated comedian Tom Arnold and country singer Big Kenny on the third night of NBC's week-long "Celebrity Cooking Showdown" competition. Chelsea will face off against Monday night winner Cindy Margolis and Tuesday night winner Ashley Parker Angel in the final cooking showdown. NBC has canceled the short-lived show due to low ratings. The final
two episodes will air back-to-back on Saturday. It is still unclear how viewers at home will be able to vote for a winner, since they were supposed to vote following Thursday's show with the results airing on the Friday show. On Thursday, Bruce Kanegai, a 58-year-old karate instructor from Simi Valley, CA, was forced off CBS's
"Survivor: Panama" thanks to an intestinal blockage that needed hospitalization.
Denise Richards' attorney has obtained a restraining order against estranged husband Charlie Sheen. She claims he pushed, shoved, and threatened to kill her. The actress also accused Sheen of having an alleged prostitution and porn habit, including visiting Websites supposedly featuring underage girls. Sheen released a statement denying the charges and calling them a "smear
campaign" designed to "embarrass" him. "For the sake of my children, I am electing not to reciprocate in kind," he said.
The California State Supreme Court ruled that a writer's assistant was not sexually harassed, as she claimed, when writers for NBC's "Friends" used "sexually coarse and vulgar language" around her because the remarks were made in a "creative workplace" by people working on an "adult-oriented" show.
CBS Radio is close to pulling the plug on David Lee Roth's morning radio show and replacing him with Opie and Anthony's syndicated XM satellite radio show.
Mick Jagger is in talks to appear in an untitled ABC comedy pilot about a group of blue-collar guys in New York who decide to rob a celebrity, per the Hollywood Reporter.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Paula Abdul is in talks to develop a variety of syndicated projects with CBS Paramount Domestic Television.
Indonesian Playboy's publishers are deciding whether to go forward with a new edition, after a toned-down first issue was greeted with violent protests in the Muslim nation earlier this month and has since become a collector's item on eBay.
Dariga Nazarbayev, the daughter of the president of Kazakhstan, told her fellow country men to lighten up about comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's character, Borat, saying the attacks on the funnyman embarrassed the nation more than the jokes themselves.
Emmy-winning producer-director Scott Brazil, whose shows included "The Shield" and "Hill Street Blues," died Monday of respiratory failure due to Lou Gehrig's disease and Lyme disease complications. He was 50.
|In reality TV news: Pop singer and former O-Town member Ashley Parker Angel won the second spot the in NBC's "Celebrity Cooking Showdown" Tuesday over R&B legend Patti LaBelle and professional volleyball player and model Gabrielle Reece. Also on Tuesday, Jared Ashley, a
29-year-old from Hobbs, NM, was eliminated on USA's "Nashville Star 4."
Cynthia Watros has signed on to star opposite Tom Cavanagh in the CBS comedy pilot, "My Ex-Life," per the Hollywood Reporter. Because of her
commitment to "Lost," Watros is listed as a guest star on the new show, but who knows what lies ahead for Libby on the island?
Lance Armstrong has announced that he plans to compete Nov. 5 in the New York City Marathon. The star cyclist won seven consecutive Tour de France titles.
Sentencing for "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch on tax evasion charges have been postponed until May 16. Hatch faces up to 13 years in prison for failing to report the $1 million he won on the first season of
"Survivor" along with other income. He was supposed to be sentenced this month but his camp was granted a delay so that lawyers have time to rebut a government memo suggesting Hatch should get extra prison time for allegedly obstructing justice.
ABC is currently searching for an eligible man to star in the next season of "The Bachelor," which will take place in an "exotic, tropical location," according to production sources.
Britain's The Sun has apologized to Teri Hatcher for printing a story last August that claimed she had sex with men in a camper parked outside her home and calling the report "totally incorrect." Hatcher's lawyer said the tabloid agreed to pay undisclosed damages and the actress' legal costs.
Donald Trump has donated 436 acres of woods and wetlands in the northern suburbs of New York City for a new state park, which will, of course, be named Donald J. Trump State Park.
|In reality TV news: Internet download queen Cindy Margolis was the winner of NBC's "Celebrity Cooking Showdown's" initial first round competition, launching her into Thursday night's finals against the soon-to-be-revealed winners of the show's two additional Tuesday and Wednesday night first round
competitions. She beat NFL football player Tony Gonzalez and NBC soap opera actress Alison Sweeney.
A Los Angeles judge has dismissed the defamation portion of a lawsuit filed by Aaron Spelling against his former nurse, who is accusing the legendary TV producer of sexual harassment. However, Spelling's breach-of-contract accusation against Charlene
Richards can go forward.
|In reality TV news: Elizabeth, the 23-year-old Yellow Pages heiress whose family worth is over $1 billion, and Tracy, a 26-year-old nanny whose debt is $19,000, were voted off Friday on the WB's "Survival of the Richest."
The price of a 30-second ad during the "American
Idol 5" season finale has swelled to $1.3 million, per AdAge.com. Rod Stewart will perform on Wednesday's "American Idol 5" results show after serving as the celebrity coach for this week's competition.
Gena Lee Nolin and her husband, Cale Hulse, welcomed a son, People magazine reports.
"Sopranos" stars Lorraine Bracco and Aida Turturro and executive producer Ilene Landress attended the Stir, Splatter & Roll fundraiser to benefit Publicolor, a New York non-profit organization that benefits at-risk public school students.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources