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|In reality TV news: Zach Swerdzewski, a 30-year-old graphic designer from Burbank, CA, became the twelfth houseguest evicted Thursday night from CBS's "Big Brother 8," leaving father-and-daughter team "Evil" Dick and Danielle Donato to compete against each other in next Tuesday's season finale. Also on Thursday,
Napoleon Dynamite star Efren Ramirez and his rapper mentor, Bizarre from the rap group D-12, were eliminated on MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar."
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff issued a preliminary injunction Friday preventing Alana Johnson, wife of Texas plastic surgeon Dr. Gerald Wayne Johnson,
from disseminating a recording of Anna Nicole Smith's 1994 breast-augmentation surgery. The judge had been hesitant to rule against Mrs. Johnson after learning she had not yet been served with Howard K. Stern's lawsuit aiming to stop the tape from being sold to the media, but Beckloff said today that "by a clear preponderance of the evidence, she is evading
service." A temporary restraining order was granted Aug. 3 and a permanent injunction was issued against Dr. Johnson on Aug. 24.
David Faustino's estranged wife, Andrea, filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday, asking for a trial date to be set in the couple's divorce to address issues of spousal support, division of property and attorney fees, per CelebTV.com. The couple married in January 2004 and separated in May 2006. The erstwhile Bud Bundy filed
for divorce in February, citing irreconcilable differences.
There's no hard feelings between fired "View" co-host Star Jones and new "View" moderator Whoopi Goldberg...the latter will appear on the former's new show on Sept. 21, Jones' publicist confirmed.
O.J. Simpson is considered a suspect in a break-in at a Las Vegas casino hotel room, investigators said. The break-in, which occurred late Thursday night, involved sports memorabilia that Simpson may have believed to be his. The former football star was questioned about the incident and released, police said.
|In reality TV news: Toronto, ON-native Gerry Dee was revealed to be the eighth finalist eliminated Wednesday from NBC's "Last Comic Standing 5." Also on Wednesday, Chris "C.J." Jacobsen, a 31-year-old private chef from Venice, CA, was eliminated on Bravo's "Top Chef 3."
With her nude photo controversy still in full swing, Vanessa Hudgens has canceled her scheduled appearance on Thursday's
"Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "E! News" has confirmed. No official reason for the cancellation was given, and the "High School Musical" star had no comment on the situation.
Nicollette Sheridan has triumphed in a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by an ex-manager, who claimed the actress fired him in 2004 to avoid paying him a commission for his help in landing her a role on "Desperate Housewives." A court official found the manager was not a licensed talent agent and thus any management contract between him and Sheridan was void.
Former "O.C." teen queen Rachel Bilson will guest star in a multi-episode arc on NBC's new drama "Chuck" as a potential love interest for the unwitting title spy, played by Zachary Levi. Summer is due to show up on the buzzed-about series in late October.
The Fab Five are returning to Bravo for the fifth and final season of "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," due to kick off on Oct. 2 with a Straight Guy Pageant hosted by Susan Lucci.
Pamela Bach has agreed to vacate the home she shared with David Hasselhoff during their marriage while their lawyers hammer out a financial settlement in the couple's divorce. The "Baywatch" star's attorney said Wednesday that Bach had agreed to move out by Oct. 1 so Hasselhoff could move back in with their two daughters.
A city block surrounding the CNN building in Los Angeles has been dubbed Larry King Square in honor of the cable network's talk show host. The city council voted Wednesday to rename the block in recognition of King's 50 years in broadcasting.
|In reality TV news: Amber Walker, a 30-year-old from Houston, TX, became the first contestant eliminated Tuesday from NBC's "The Biggest Loser 4." Also on Tuesday, Jameka Cameron, a 28-year-old school counselor from Waldorf, MD, became the eleventh houseguest evicted from CBS's "Big Brother 8."
Rachael Ray is launching a new cooking-based talent search titled "So You Think You Can Cook?" in a bid to find the next culinary star. The winner of the contest will get to co-host the "Rachael Ray" show for a day and will receive training at a U.S. culinary institute.
Former "General Hospital" star Sean Kanan was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Aug. 18 and is scheduled to appear in court next week, officials said. Word of his arrest comes shortly after news broke that current "General Hospital" star Kirsten Storms was also nabbed for suspicion of driving under the influence earlier this month.
Former "View" moderator Meredith Vieira will return to the show as a guest on Oct. 8 to discuss her experiences as co-host of the "Today" show and to promote a new "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" video game.
Rutgers University basketball player Kia Vaughn has withdrawn her slander and defamation lawsuit against Don Imus and CBS Radio in order to focus on her education and athletic career, her lawyer said. Vaughn had contended Imus damaged her reputation when he referred to her team as "nappy headed hos." A lawyer for the fired shock jock denied any money had changed hands in exchange for
the suit being dropped.
In reality TV news: Pradeep, 22-year-old researcher/mathematician, was eliminated Monday on VH1's "The Pick-Up Artist."
Former "Full House" middle sis Jodie Sweetin, 25, is expecting her first child with husband Cody Herpin, 30, per TMZ. The couple tied the knot in Las Vegas in July. Sweetin was married once before, to L.A. police officer Shaun Holguin.
If you weren't at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend, you'll never get to hear Kathy Griffin's full acceptance speech in all its glory. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said the D-lister's "offensive remarks" would be edited out of E!'s telecast of the awards Saturday night. In her speech,
Griffin said "a lot of people come up here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award than Jesus." Religious groups were quick to castigate the comic, with Catholic League President Bill Donohue, calling her remarks a "vulgar, in-your-face brand of hate speech."
"General Hospital" star Kirsten Storms, who also voices cheerleader Bonnie Rockwaller in the animated Disney series "Kim Possible," was arrested Friday for investigation of drunken driving. Police pulled the actress over after seeing her toss a lit cigarette from the window of her Mercedes around 3 a.m. Storms subsequently failed field sobriety tests and was taken in custody. She was
released after posting $5,000 bail.
A federal appeals court will hear the case of Janet Jackson's nipple slip Tuesday, more than three years after her infamous wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl. The FCC originally fined CBS $550,000 over the incident, but the network appealed the decision, contending that what happened was an accident and could not have been foreseen. Now it's
up to the third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia to make the call.
Oscar winner Jane Wyman, star of the long-running TV series "Falcon Crest" and Ronald Regan's first wife, died Monday morning at her home in Palm Springs, a funeral director said. She was 93.
Justin Timberlake was honored with a Creative Arts Emmy for his part in the "SNL" skit "D**k in a Box." "I think it's safe to say that when we first set out to make this song, we were all thinking 'Emmy!' " Timberlake's video co-star Andy Samberg said upon accepting the award. The Creative Arts Emmys will air
on E! Sept. 15.
David Letterman made a rare appearance on someone else's show Monday, choosing former feuding partner Oprah Winfrey for the honor. After Winfrey asked the "Late Show" host if he was "interview-phobic," Letterman replied, "It's just that you know, when you have your own show, you have plenty of time to talk about whatever you want
to talk about anyway."
Lane Garrison is back in a Los Angeles County lockup to await sentencing in his vehicular manslaughter case after undergoing a psychological evaluation at a state prison, officials said Monday. The former "Prison Break" player pled guilty in May to two felony charges and one misdemeanor in connection with the December car crash
that killed a 17-year-old high school student.
Barbara Walters named Sherri Shepherd the fifth co-host of "The View" Monday, finally filling the gap left by Star Jones Reynolds' departure. "I am thrilled and honored to be working with a trailblazer, an Oscar winner, a fellow comedienne, and a 'Survivor,'" Shepherd said of her new gig.
Jeri Ryan is expecting her first child with husband Christopher Emé in March, People reports. The actress and the French chef wed in June. "They are beyond excited and are beaming from ear to ear," Ryan's rep said.
Anna Nicole Smith's daughter, Dannielynn, celebrated her first birthday over the weekend with a princess-themed party in Louisville, Kentucky. The bash was held at the home of socialite Tricia Banstable Brown, who hosted the Kentucky Derby eve party at which Larry Birkhead and Smith met in 2003. OK! magazine had been slated to cover the event but pulled out last month after clashing
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources