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|In reality TV news: James Rhine, a 30-year-old loss prevention manager from Miami, FL, the eighth houseguest evicted from "Big Brother 6," was evicted Thursday from CBS's "Big Brother 7: All-Stars." Also on Thursday, Chris Watters, a.k.a. Major Victory, a 39-year-old disc jockey and former male stripper from North Hills, CA, was eliminated because of Stan Lee's
concern that he was becoming a "parody of a superhero."
New York City officials are calling for the upcoming segregated season of "Survivor" to be pulled, claiming it promotes divisiveness. "The idea of having a battle of the races is preposterous," city councilman John Liu said. "How could anybody be so desperate for ratings?"
"The Partridge Family" alum Danny Bonaduce will guest star on the season premiere of "C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation", playing an aging rocker who gets brutally murdered. John Mayer will make a cameo in the same episode, which airs Sept. 21.
The Miss America 2007 pageant will return to the Aladdin Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for a second year after relocating to Sin City from Atlantic City last year.
|In reality TV news: Patrice Pike, the 35-year-old lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Austin, TX-based band Sister Seven, was eliminated Wednesday on CBS's "Rock Star: Supernova." Also on Wednesday, Robert Best, a 36-year-old Barbie designer and worked for Isaac Mizrahi from West Hollywood, CA,
was eliminated on Bravo's "Project Runway 3."
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Horatio Sanz, Chris Parnell, and Kenan Thompson will most likely not be returning to "Saturday Night Live" when the new season kicks off next month.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences have announced plans to honor Aaron Spelling during Sunday's Emmy Awards with tributes from the stars of some of his biggest shows, including Heather Locklear ("Melrose Place"), Joan Collins ("Dynasty"), and Stephen Collins ("7th Heaven.") "Beverly Hills, 90210's" Tori Spelling was not among those selected to
offer their remembrances.
Forest Whitaker and Busy Phillipps are donning their stethoscopes for guest stints on "E.R.," per the Hollywood Reporter.
|The latest edition of "Survivor" will divide its castaways into four teams segregated by race, pitting blacks, whites, Asians, and Latinos against one another. "Survivor: Cook Islands" premieres Sept. 14.
|In reality TV news: Team Geniuses...22-year-old Charles Taylor, 20-year-old Francis Goldshmid, and 21-year-old Sam Khurana...were the winners Monday night of NBC's "Treasure Hunters." The treasure's value was revealed to be $3 million.
The Sci Fi Channel has halted production on "Stargate: SG-1" after 10 seasons and a drop in ratings. All hope is not lost, however--the more popular spin-off "Stargate: Atlantis" was picked up for a fourth season, and episodes of both series will now be sold through the iTunes Music Store.
Turner Broadcasting has bowed to pressure from British regulators and editing out scenes of cartoon characters smoking from animated shows, including "Tom and Jerry," "The Flintstones," and "Scooby-Doo."
GLAAD is noting that the new TV season features only nine homosexual characters, down from last year's count of 10.
In reality TV news: Howie Gordon, a 35-year-old light saber salesman from Chicago, IL, the ninth houseguest evicted from the "Big Brother 6" house, was evicted Sunday from CBS's "Big Brother 7: All-Stars" in the second of a double eviction week.
"Scrubs" star John C. McGinley has popped the question to his girlfriend, yoga teacher Nicole Kessler, People reports.
Brooke Burke and David Charvet, who are expecting a child together, are also getting engaged, People reports.
Cloris Leachman accepted her eighth Emmy Award at the Creative Arts Emmys Saturday for her guest role on FOX's "Malcolm in the Middle," setting a record for female performers. Also winning for their guest roles were Leslie Jordan (on NBC's "Will & Grace"), Patricia Clarkson (HBO's "Six Feet Under"), and Christian Clemenson (ABC's "Boston Legal.") HBO won
the most Emmys, 17, including the night's big winner, the TV miniseries "Elizabeth I." "The Simpsons" episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story" (where Lisa tells Homer stories while he is stuck in a cavern) beat out "Trapped in a Closet," the Tom Cruise/Scientology episode of "South Park," to win the Emmy for best animated series.
Kal Penn is joining the cast of "24" next season, playing a man who's possibly connected to a terrorist plot.
James Gandolfini has signed a three-year exclusive producing deal with HBO, the cable net announced Monday.
FOX Digital Media has announced the launch of FOX On Demand on the websites of nine affiliate stations, marking the first time local stations will stream network programming on their own sites.
Bam Margera's uncle, Vincent "Don Vito" Margera, was arrested in Colorado and held without bond on a charge of sexual assault on a child.
Chris Cuomo will be joining "Good Morning America" as a co-anchor alongside Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts beginning Sept. 5.
ABC, a.k.a. the Hanso Foundation, will hand out free samples of the Apollo Bar, the candy bar of choice on Mystery Island from "Lost," in cities including Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago through the month of September. For more info, visit apollocandy.com.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources