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|In reality TV news: Anh-Tuan "Cao Boi" Bui, a 42-year-old nail salon manager from Christianburg, VA from the Aitu tribe, and Cristina Coria, a 35-year-old police officer from Los Angeles, CA from the Raro tribe, were sent packing on CBS's "Survivor: Cook Islands" Thursday.
court has suspended its case against Duane "Dog" Chapman while more evidence is gathered. The "Dog the Bounty Hunter" star was arrested Sept. 14 in Honolulu along with his son and business partner on illegal detention and conspiracy charges related to their 2003 capture of a convicted rapist in Mexico, where it just so happens the Dog's brand of justice
CBS has ordered up a full season of the freshman legal drama "Shark." Star James Woods has said that this is one of the best projects he's ever worked on.
Bindi Irwin's documentary series for Discovery Kids has been put on hold for a year while the family's manager, John Stainton, completes a year-long vacation in the wake of his close friend Steve Irwin's death, Reuters reports. Stainton is denying speculation that "Bindi, the Jungle Girl" was pushed back due to concerns that the
eight-year-old girl was being exploited. The series had been scheduled to debut in January 2007.
A lawyer representing Anna Nicole Smith's ex-boyfriend, Larry Birkhead, who has filed a paternity suit claiming he is the father of Smith's infant daughter, is traveling to the Bahamas to depose Smith and Howard K. Stern...who also claims to have fathered the baby.
CBS Radio Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million to settle New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's payola investigation.
Nicollette Sheridan refused to eat dog food at an event promoting Dine with Your Dog Day in Los Angeles Thursday. However, other celebrities, including Melissa Gilbert and Ross the Intern, were game to wolf down canine cuisine.
|In reality TV news: Jeffrey Sebelia, the 36-year-old Los Angeles-based founder of the Cosa Nostra fashion label, was named the winner of Bravo's "Project Runway 3" Wednesday. The neck-tattooed designer was awarded $100,000 and validation for his cockiness over the course of the season. Also on
Wednesday, A.J. Stewart, a 20-year-old student from Sacramento, CA, became the fifth girl eliminated on the CW's "America's Next Top Model 7." Third on Wednnesday, Amy Hildreth, a 27-year-old from Baltimore, MD, was eliminated on NBC's "The Biggest Loser 3." She has lost 88 pounds since she left the ranch. Fourth on Wednesday, Suyai Steinhauer, the
29-year-old chef and owner of New York Fork Meal Delivery Service in New York, was the first chef eliminated on Bravo's "Top Chef 2." Finally on Wednesday, no one was eliminated on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars 3" due to Sara Evans' decision to vote herself off to deal with her brewing divorce battle.
Former "World News Tonight"
anchor Bob Woodruff, severely injured in January by a roadside bomb while on assignment in Iraq, will return to prime-time next spring. The journalist will film an hour-long special report chronicling his brush with death in the Middle East and the long road to recovery he's been traveling since.
"Grey's Anatomy" star T.R. Knight confirmed he is gay to People magazine in an effort "to quiet any unnecessary rumors." Meanwhile, former "American Idol" contestant RJ Helton came out publicly for the first time Wednesday on Sirius OutQ, Sirius Satellite Radio's gay station.
Anna Nicole Smith's son, Daniel, was laid to rest Thursday in a private ceremony in the Bahamas some six weeks after his mysterious death. Smith's partner, Howard K. Stern, called it the "most difficult day of [Smith's] entire life."
Jaime Pressly accepted a proposal from DJ boyfriend Eric Cubiche over the weekend, her rep confirmed to "E! News."
NBC has picked up 10 more episodes of quiz show "1 vs. 100" and has ordered six more episodes of critically acclaimed but low-rated drama "Friday Night Lights," per the Hollywood Reporter. Meanwhile, the Peacock announced Thursday it plans to cut 700 jobs at NBC Universal in an effort to cut costs and streamline operations.
|Stephen Colbert is celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Colbert Report by auctioning off his onset self-portrait on eBay. Proceeds from the sale will benefit Save the Children.
|Martha Stewart pledged $1 million to the hospital that stitched up her hand after she sliced it open while carving a turkey last year. But there's a catch...the guru of good things will only go through with her donation if other donors give $2 million by the end of the year.
Us Weekly is
reporting that Nicky Hilton and Kevin Connolly have called it quits after a two-year romance that began shortly after Hilton annulled her three-month marriage to businessman Todd Meister.
The Bahamian police are paying several visits to Anna Nicole Smith's waterfront home while continuing to investigate the death of her 20-year-old son, Daniel. It's unclear what the visits entailed; one official said he did not know whether investigators actually searched the premises.
CBS will broadcast the finales of "The Amazing Race 10" and "Survivor: Cook Islands" on back-to-back Sundays in December.
Leonardo DiCaprio is helping to develop "E-topia," a reality series focusing on environmental concerns, per the Hollywood Reporter. The show will reportedly chronicle the transformation of an American town into a "'green' utopia of tomorrow" using eco-friendly construction methods.
In reality TV news: London Charles, a.k.a. Deelishis, a 26-year-old single mother from Michigan, was the winner Sunday of VH1's "Flavor of Love 2" over Tiffany Patterson, a.k.a. New York, who had been the runner-up in the first season.
Howard Stern made his satellite radio show available to non-Sirius subscribers again, if only briefly. The shock jock launched his first-ever Internet broadcast, which will be available free of charge Oct. 25-26 on Sirius.com as part of a promotion for the company's new Internet radio service.
ABC picked up "Brothers & Sisters" for a full season on Monday.
Just days after rekindling her friendship with Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton has made up with with Lindsay Lohan as well by spending the weekend with the actress in Las Vegas, where the duo holed up together in a pricey villa, Celebrity Week reports.
Bindi Irwin, the eight-year-old daughter of the late Steve Irwin, is currently filming her own nature series, "Bindi, the Jungle Girl," for the Discovery Kids network. The 26-part documentary is scheduled to debut in January 2007.
All news gathered from E! Online and other sources