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In reality TV news: Josh Blue, a 27-year-old comedian and U.S. Paralympic soccer player from Denver, CO who happens to have cerebral palsy, was declared the winner Wednesday of NBC's "Last Comic Standing 4" over comedian Ty Barnett. Also on Wednesday, Jill Gioia, a 33-year-old from New York, NY; and Josh Logan, a 26-year-old from Manchester, NH, were both eliminated on CBS's "Rock Star: Supernova."
Third on Wednesday, the Judges' wild card choice was All That, a clogging ensemble, to go into the finals on NBC's "America's Got
Talent." Finally on Wednesday, models Javi Hairston and Katia Biassou, and designer Bradley Baumkirchner, a 31-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, was eliminated on Bravo's "Project Runway 3." On Thursday, Kaysar Ridha, a 26-year-old graphic designer from Irvine, CA, a "Big Brother 6" contestant who is the only contestant in the history of the show to be
evicted twice in the same season, was evicted on "Big Brother 7: All-Stars." Also on Thursday, the Viewers' wild card choice was Quick Change, a.k.a. David and Dania, a clothes-changing magic act, to go into the finals on NBC's "America's Got
Mike Douglas, the easygoing big-band singer who for two decades hosted a parade of America's biggest stars and newsmakers on his top-rated daytime talk show, died on Friday on his 81st birthday, friends said.
Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton from "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") has filed for divorce from his wife of four years.
Jack Black will host the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug 31. In a preview of his shtick, Black said, "Prepare yourself for a rip snortin' humdinger. I am Jables, hear me roar."
Paris Hilton sought treatment in the emergency room and getting a tetanus shot after her pet kinkajou, Baby Luv, took a bite out of her arm.
MTV2 is still deciding whether it will ever again air an episode of cartoon series "Where My Dogs At?" that was deemed offensive to women, because it depicted animated women being led around on leashes by a cartoon Snoop Dogg. The net is also unsure whether the series will be returning for a second season or whether it will be canceled.
NBC has renewed
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" for three more years.
Dustin Diamond, a.k.a. Screech from
"Saved by the Bell," is claiming he was attacked by a woman in his Omaha hotel room, after she broke into his room to steal some video games.
After stepping down from
"60 Minutes" last March, Mike Wallace proving he's still got what it takes by scoring an exclusive interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, scheduled to air on the
"CBS Evening News" Thursday and on
"60 Minutes" Sunday.
Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, is staging
"Jim Henson's Puppet Improv" at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a show for adults only in which the puppets' off-color antics are dictated by the audience.
NBC is partnering with MySpace to promote the second season of
"My Name is Earl" by encouraging users of the social networking hotspot to submit their photos to a special
"Earl" page. Winners will have their mugs flashed onscreen at the end of three of the show's episodes.
|In reality TV news: Chris Porter, a 27-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, was eliminated Tuesday on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 4."
Larry David and HBO have reached a deal to produce a sixth season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the trades report.
Rival "Laguna Beach" reality stars Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari have both split from their respective boyfriends, People reports.
|In reality TV news: Keith "K-Grease" Greene, a 28-year-old chef/bartender from South Hampton, NY, was eliminated Monday on FOX's "Hell's Kitchen 2." The two-hour season finale airs next Monday. Also on Monday, Team Ex-CIA...Todd Moore, a 32-yearold software architect; Jacob Porter, a
34-year-old consulting executive; and Mark West, a 36-year-old chief financial officer...were eliminated on NBC's "Treasure
Wilmer Valderrama will make his singing and directorial debuts in a music video for Disney Channel's new animated series, "Handy Manny."
NBC is launching new talent search "You're the One That We Want," in which viewers will be able to choose the next Sandy Dumbrowski and Danny Zuko from a pool of hopefuls with the the winners going on to play the leads in a new Broadway production of Grease opening in June 2007.
Comedy Central has greenlit "Three Strikes," a comedy pilot from Jon Stewart's production company.
A tribute to Aaron Spelling that was to be hosted by Tori Spelling will not air on ABC this fall as planned after Candy Spelling blocked access to the legendary TV producer's shows, People reports.
Brooke Burke is expecting a baby with boyfriend David Charvet, Us Weekly reports. The curvaceous TV host has already proven her ability to bounce back after birth--she has two children from her marriage to plastic surgeon Garth Fisher.
"Wonder Years" star Fred Savage and wife Jennifer Lynn Stone welcomed a baby boy Saturday, their first child together.
Martha Stewart has agreed to pay $195,000 and to avoid serving as the head of a public company for five years under the terms of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on civil insider trading charges.
Kiele Sanchez, was most recently seen in the WB's "Related," has been added to the cast of ABC's "Lost."
"Skating With Celebrities" champs Kristy Swanson and Olympic skater Lloyd Eisler are expecting a baby on Valentine's Day, they announced Monday. The couple hooked up after they were paired together on the reality show.
"American Idol" is allowing both amateur and professional songwriters to compete for the chance to pen songs for the contestants next season, a spokesman for creator Simon Fuller said Monday.
Eva Longoria is defending the much-maligned second season of "Desperate Housewives," saying she considers it "definitely the best work I've ever done in my life."
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources