|In reality TV news: "Loose cannon" CariDee English, a 21-year-old photographer from Fargo, ND, won the CW's "America's Next Top Model 7" Wednesday. The 21-year-old photographer will be on the other side of the camera from now on, scoring a spread in Seventeen, representation from Elite Models, and a $100,000 CoverGirl contract.
Also on Wednesday, Jaron Tate, a 27-year-old from Hot Springs, AR, was eliminated on NBC's "The Biggest Loser 3." He has lost 106 pounds since he arrived at the ranch. Finally on Wednesday, Frank Terzoli, a 39-year-old executive chef of Delicias Restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe from San Diego, CA, was eliminated on Bravo's "Top Chef 2." On Thursday,
Jonathan Penner, a 44-year-old writer/producer who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA, got the boot on CBS's "Survivor: Cook Islands" while Parvati Shallow almost sliced off her thumb trying to chop open a coconut with a machete. Luckily, the show's medic was able to stitch her back together, and she even went on to win the reward challenge.
Andy Dick apologized for using the N-word during an onstage appearance at L.A.'s Improv comedy club Saturday. "In an attempt to make light of a serious subject, I have offended a lot of people, and I am sorry for my insensitivity," the comic said in a statement.
"Project Runway's" Tim Gunn may not be able to appear in the next season of the reality show due to scheduling conflicts related to his real job as chair of the fashion design department at Parsons school, "Entertainment Weekly" reports.
Jerry Springer has pulled the plug on his syndicated radio show after two years, claiming he is too busy with projects that flowed in after his appearance on "Dancing with the Stars."
Rosie O'Donnell is denying rumors that she's leaving "The View" after only three months to join the cast of "Nip/Tuck," saying during Thursday's episode of the a.m. chatfest that any work she does on the FX drama will be shot during her "View" summer vacation time. "Don't anybody worry where Rosie's going," O'Donnell said. "She's right here."
Richard Hatch, who is currently serving a four-year sentence for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million "Survivor" winnings, appealed his convictions Thursday, claiming that a judge prevented him from arguing that the show's producers struck a deal with him to pay his taxes if he won.
Dick Clark auctioned off the microphone he used on his first day on "American Bandstand" in 1956 for $33,000 through Guernsey's auction house Wednesday.
Kevin Nealon and his wife Susan Yeagley are expecting their first child together, the former "SNL" star said Wednesday on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." The couple tied the knot in September 2005.
Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson, Jack Osbourne, Wee Man, and Trish Stratus were sworn in as reserve officers of the Muncie, Indiana city police department Tuesday, allowing them to carry badges and guns as part of the upcoming CBS reality show, "Armed and Famous."
ABC is moving "Lost" from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday so as not to compete with the "American Idol" results show on FOX. New episodes of the island drama resume Feb. 7; "Idol" kicks off in a two-night premiere Jan. 16 and 17.
"Dancing with the Stars" sensation John O'Hurley and his wife, Lisa, welcomed their first child, a 7-pound boy they named William Dylan, his rep said Thursday.
As first reported by E! Online's Kristin Veitch, Rebecca Romijn is joining the cast of ABC's "Ugly Betty" as a series regular, playing the mystery woman underneath all the bandages.
Tori Spelling continued to provide photo ops illustrating her change in fortune by holding a yard sale at her Studio City, California, home Friday.