In reality TV news: Jerry Springer got the boot Wednesday night on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars 3." Meanwhile, the talk show host failed to make the cut for the upcoming "DWTS" tour, which features stars from seasons one through three and kicks off Dec. 19. Also on Wednesday,
Brooke Miller, an 18-year-old student from Keller, TX, was eliminated on the CW's "America's Next Top Model 7." Third on Wednesday, Ken
Coleman, a 43-year-old from Tacoma, WA, was eliminated on NBC's "The Biggest Loser 3." He has lost 138 pounds since he arrived at the ranch. Finally on Wednesday, Otto Borsich, the 46-year-old chef instructor at the Culinary Institute of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV, was eliminated on Bravo's "Top Chef 2."
A political ad in which a Parkinson's-afflicted Michael J. Fox talks about stem cell research was criticized Monday by conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who asserted that Fox was "either off his medication or acting" while filming the commercial. In a response to charges by conservative talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, Michael J. Fox defended his appearance in recent
political campaign ads, saying he was neither acting nor off his medication for Parkinson's disease. On the contrary, he had been overmedicated, the actor said during an interview aired on Thursday's "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric." "The irony of it is that I was too medicated," Fox told Couric, adding that his jumpy condition as he spoke to her reflected "a dearth of
medication...not by design. I just take it, and it kicks in when it kicks in."
Nicole Richie has decided to undergo diagnostic treatment in order to determine why she is unable to gain weight, her rep confirmed exclusively to "E! News." "It is important to Nicole that she achieves this goal in a healthy way as this is not a treatment for an eating disorder," the "Simple Life" star's rep said. "Nicole is an important member of the E! Networks
family. We send her our very best wishes and look forward to working with her on the new season of 'The Simple Life,'" E! Networks said Thursday in a statement echoed by Twentieth Century Fox and Bunim Murray Productions. "Everyone at Twentieth Century Fox and Bunim Murray supports Nicole and wishes her well. We consider her a part of our family and look forward to resuming
production on 'The Simple Life' when she is ready."
Naomi Campbell returned to a U.K. police station Thursday, where she was released on bail until an undisclosed court date in December. The supermodel was allegedly involved in an altercation Wednesday with a woman the Sun identified as her drug counselor.
Bahamian opposition leader Hubert Ingraham is calling upon the government to investigate whether Anna Nicole Smith has legal residency status, claiming he has learned another person owns the waterfront mansion Smith has been occupying. Ingraham is also opining that Smith is not a "fit and proper" person to become a permanent resident of the Bahamas. Meanwhile, Anna Nicole
Smith's ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead filed a second lawsuit against her, this time alleging fraud and conspiracy. Birkhead is claiming Smith provided false information on her daughter Dannielynn's birth certificate, which lists Howard K. Stern as the father. "I am the father of Dannielynn and I think this is…a crime," Birkhead said outside court Thursday.
David Hasselhoff claimed in court documents that ex-wife Pamela Bach was "intoxicated or on drugs" at their daughter's sweet-16 party and had repeatedly accused him in front of their children of cheating with the family's nanny. Bach's attorney told TMZ.com that the papers should have been sealed and that the maneuver was an "intentional effort" on Hasselhoff's part to make Bach
Jane Pauley is suing the New York Times for fraud, accusing the newspaper of using "deceit and duplicity" to get her to participate in an article for an advertising supplement...when she thought she was giving an interview about her personal mental health battles for a news story, the New York Post reports.
Isaiah Washington has issued an apology for his behavior during an on-set dustup with "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Patrick Dempsey earlier this month. "I sincerely regret my actions and the unfortunate use of words during the recent incident on-set," Washington said in a statement to People magazine.
NBC is trying to reclaim its Must-See TV title by shifting "30 Rock" to Thursday, where it will join the comedy lineup of "Scrubs," "The Office," and "My Name is Earl" beginning Nov. 30, the network said Wednesday.
"Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin became a crime victim in Buffalo, New York Monday after thieves broke into his SUV, stealing his luggage, video iPod, and dozens of autographed headshots.
Holly Marie Combs and husband David Donoho welcomed their second child, son Riley Edward Donoho, Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, per People. The couple, who met on the "Charmed" set and tied the knot on Valentine's Day in 2004, also have a two and a half-year-old boy named Finley.
Paris Hilton is scheduled to give a deposition Jan. 24 in connection with the personal injury lawsuit brought against her and cousin Brooke Ashley Brinson by a couple claiming to have been hurt in a chain reaction collision caused by Brinson in 2004. The less famous of the defendants was driving Hilton's Mercedes Benz at the time, but the heiress herself wasn't in the car.
Cameron Diaz is reportedly close to reaching a settlement in her multimillion-dollar slander and libel suit against the National Enquirer, involving a May 23, 2005 cover story that accused her of cheating on Justin Timberlake with a producer from her MTV show "Trippin'."
Dick Clark will be rockin' in 2007 with co-host Ryan Seacrest and musical guest Christina Aguilera on his annual "New Year's Rockin' Eve" special.