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Another 'Bachelorette' Break Up: Ali Fedotowski And Roberto Martinez Split

11/22/2011 2:00pm EST
Ali Fedotowski and Roberto Martinez
Survivor can continue to boast that it has created more successful couples than The Bachelor series: Bachelorette couple Ali Fedotowski and Roberto Martinez have split following their reality engagement in 2010.

Representatives for the ex-couple told People that the wedding was off. Last month the magazine was told that the wedding was on hold, as they were having difficulty planning TV nuptials.

Only Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter, the couple from the first Bachelorette season, are still married out of all of the other couples from both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

Q&A: 'Hung' Star Stephen Amell

11/13/2011 11:00pm EST
It's been said that a hero is only as good as their antagonist. On HBO's Hung, that juicy role falls to actor Stephen Amell, who recently sat down with me to dish about the series.

Amell plays Jason, who is the chief competition of Hung's main character, Ray Drecker. He's got a winning smile but a lot more going on behind it. Read on to find out what's in store for his character in season three and what it's like being the allegedly bad guy, as well as what type of role Amell would love to play.

Hung fans should also check out my previous Q&A with Charlie Saxton (Damon Drecker).

Hung c...

Former 'Survivor' Star Ethan Zohn Has Cancer Again

11/3/2011 8:33am EDT
Ethan Zohn
Reality TV star Ethan Zohn is battling cancer again.

The "Survivor" star was in remission from Hodgkin's lymphoma when doctors told him the cancer had returned in his chest.

He tells, "It's localised in my lung area, but it's good that it's not all over my body."

Zohn has completed 12 weeks of pioneering chemotherapy treatment and is intent on completing the New York Marathon on Sunday.

Q&A: Abby Lee Miller of Lifetime's 'Dance Moms'

10/6/2011 2:07pm EDT
Dance Moms
My colleague Lisa Siegfried recently spoke with Abby Lee Miller of Lifetime's Dance Moms, which just aired its finale last night. The show follows Abby Lee, several of her dancers, and of course, their parents - which is sometimes a recipe for difficulty.

Here are some of Abby's thoughts on the high-pressure world of youth dance.

What, in your opinion, makes the perfect “Dance Mom”? How involved is she, what kind of demeanor does she have, what are the most important traits she needs to possess?

The perfect dance mom would be respectful, thoughtful, doesn’t offer suggestions but i...

Kal Penn Works On Robin's Issues In New 'HIMYM' - 'The Stinson Missle Crisis'

10/4/2011 9:27am EDT
cobie smulders
HIMYM returned last night with “The Stinson Missle Crisis.” The fourth episode of the new season pulled out some big name guest stars and cameos, but did not meet the intensity and hilarity of the first three.

Kal Penn made his first appearance on television since leaving his role of Kutner on House to work for the Obama administration. He appeared as Robin’s (Cobie Smulders) court appointed therapist. It turns out that Robin had assaulted a woman. In typical HIMYM fashion, we find out what happened first and then are told the story of all of the events that led up to that point.


Survivor - Season 23 Episode 1 – Premiere Of Survivor: South Pacific (Upolu, Samoa)

9/16/2011 1:26pm EDT
Survivor South Pacific
From the onset, the tribes are divided into two teams, who await two returning players in the arena of – oh no! Redemption Island. Most pray Russell Hantz isn’t one of the new arrivals. Nope, it’s Benjamin “Coach” Wade and Ozzy Lusth. Upolu, the Blue Tribe, are not thrilled when Coach is made one of them. Ozzy is enthusiastically embraced by Savaii, the Red Team.

Harvard Law student and complete Survivor geek John Cochran nearly wets himself as he interacts with Jeff, Coach and Ozzy. He did a thesis in university on the game/reality show, and has never missed an episode in eleven years....

CBS Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

5/18/2011 11:57am EDT
Blue Bloods
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: "Person Of Interest," a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; "Unforgettable," starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every det...

What To Watch: Viewers Finally Learn Which ‘Glee’ Cast Member They Will Say Goodbye To Forever (May 15-21, 2011)

5/15/2011 11:15am EDT
The number one thing you need to watch this week is “Glee” because after months of speculation, viewers will finally find out which cast member they will say goodbye to forever. That’s right; in case you haven’t heard, one of McKinley High’s own will face an unexpected loss. Cast and crew have been tight-lipped about who is dying, but viewer guesses include Sue’s sister, Puck and Quinn’s daughter, or Kurt’s dad. Of course, this doesn’t mean it couldn’t be one of the regular cast members; ugh, I cringed at the thought!

‘Amazing Race; Unfinished Business’ wraps up with $1 million winner, ent...

A Letter To Rob Mariano From Stuart Brazell

5/12/2011 2:52pm EDT
Rob Mariano
Dear Rob,

Really Rob, really? You decided to send home Grant! After playing Survivor so many times and even admitting the sacrifices your wife Amber is making to send you back to play Surivor again, I am absolutely floored at your decision to send home Grant last night. Because let's face it, up until now we all know that YOU have been running this whole game!

I was literally screaming at you through the TV! Those two girls are going to get you! Grant was your friend, someone that you could 100% count on and you royally screwed him. I know that this is all in a scheme to make it to ...

‘Survivor’ Ometepe 6 Finally Turns Against One Another, Vote Out one Of Their Own – Reality TV highlights, May 1-7, 2011

5/7/2011 11:21am EDT
Andrea Boehlke,
“Survivor: Redemption Island” Ometepe 6 have been a tight-knit group since the beginning, with Rob choosing members he knew would follow his lead and not go against his decisions. But all that had to change eventually, and on Thursday, the ball was forced to drop when only the Ometepe 6 remained at camp. So, which member of the group was the first to go?

What to watch, May 8-14, 2011: (coming soon!)

Andrea, of course! While Rob toyed with the idea of sending Phillip home because he was, once again, becoming an annoyance to the tribe, he couldn’t get past Andrea’s strength at challenges an...

Tweet TV - Is Twitter Taking Over Primetime TV?

5/5/2011 9:58am EDT
The Voice
While watching The Voice I couldn't help but notice the judges and Carson Daly's tweets "news" flashing at the bottom of the screen, and you know what ..... I loved it! I immediately jumped on twitter and started using #TheVoice hashtag and retweeting @blakeshelton and @adamlevine - these two guys are hilarious!

NBC's The Voice is the first show to really attack its audience social media radars and encourage them to participate and live tweet during the show. Yes while watching Glee you'll notice the #Glee at the bottom right hand screen and the "Gleek of the Week" and of course you can ...

Hollywood Unwrapped: Must Not See TV

4/15/2011 8:43am EDT
I have a question to ask all of the readers of this column. Do we really have Hollywood stars or real actors that we had in the past? Gone are the days when studios had an iron claw on the stars and being a celebrity actually meant something.

Yes, today we still have a handful of Academy Award winning movie stars such as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Tom Hanks, and Clint Eastwood. We don’t have stars like Steve McQueen, James Dean or an Audrey Hepburn. But that's on the big screen.

Today, television is packed with reality shows that makes us lose brain cells and it seems like we be...

'Survivor: Redemption Island' 'It Don't Take A Smart One' ReCap

3/31/2011 9:50am EDT
Survivor: Redemption Island
This week, on Survivor – Matt believes that God is keeping him in the game, Phillip is ‘turning Japanese’, and Boston Rob continues to conduct the Survivor Master Class.

Post Tribal Council, David has to defend his vote for Sarita, as the Zapatera tribe closes ranks against him. Over at Redemption Island, Stephanie drones on and on about the food that she will eat when she gets home, as Matt prays internally for her to SHUT UP! Matt interviews that he and God have had a nice chat, and he’s assured God that he’s in it for the long haul.

Another beautiful Ometepe morning, save for the si...

'Survivor: Redemption Island' Recap: Phillip Is The Red Headed Step Child

3/24/2011 11:15am EDT
Phillip Sheppard, and Natalie Tenerelli, of the Ometepe tribe
This week on Survivor: Redemption Island … The ladies of Ometepe have a ‘Spa Day’, Phillip loses it twice, and Stephanie learns how to lose friends and influence people – to vote her out.

Zapatera’s Steve admitted to being unhappy that Krista and Stephanie had voted against him during last week’s Council. It seems like his ego took a hit at being singled out. His confidence was further undermined when Stephanie acknowledged her vote, but tempered her apology with a suggestion that he ‘dig deeper’ if he wanted to stay in the game.

Omatepe’s Natalie and Ashley infuriated Phillip when they d...

‘Bachelor’ Brad Womack makes his choice; plus, his rejected bachelorette speaks out – March 13-19, 2011 Reality TV highlights

3/18/2011 11:26pm EDT
Bachelor 15 proposal
“Bachelor” Brad Womack made his final choice on Monday, giving his final rose to Emily Maynard on the show’s season finale. Brad and Emily spoke out for the first time since Brad proposed on the After the Final Rose special, although viewers were probably shocked to hear about the rollercoaster the couple had been on since that day. Not only had the couple almost wed twice, but they had broken up once. They assure viewers they are still engaged, but on Tuesday, Brad released a statement requesting privacy while the couple works out the kinks in their new relationship (full statement here). ...

'Survivor: Redemption Island' - 'We Hate Our Tribe' – They Don't Like You Either

3/17/2011 10:49am EDT
Survivor: Redemption Island
Matt’s still on a winning streak, while Russell’s Rooters keep on skankin’ …

My eyes! My eyes! Those big, droopy, pink panties are killing me! I have nothing against Phillip personally, but my word, if you know you’re about to be half naked for 39 days, can you not pick a neutral color for your gotch!?

First up, a visit to Redemption Island to watch Matt vs Kristina. Seems to me that even the tribe members can’t be bothered to make the trip, but off we go, with Krista and Stephanie (Russell’s Rooters) representing Zapatera, and Rob and Grant fronting for Omatepe. The challenge, to put t...

'Bachelor' Bachelorettes Let Loose On Season Villain Michelle Money – Reality TV Highlights, March 6-12, 2011

3/12/2011 3:09pm EST
Michelle Money,
“Bachelor” fans wait all season for the truth to spill out during each season’s Women Tell All special, and this season’s special was no exception; although, the truth that came out may not have been the truth viewers were expecting.

Yes, the women came down hard on Michelle Money for all the cruel things she said during the season, but it wasn’t really the things she said that bothered them; what bothered the women was that the Michelle that got to know in the house was NOTHING like the woman they saw in episodes. They felt confused by her two personalities and were beyond hurt that she w...

'Survivor' Richard Hatch Sent Back To Prison

3/12/2011 3:00pm EST
Richard Hatch
Troubled reality TV star Richard Hatch has been sentenced to a further nine months in prison after violating the terms of his probation for tax evasion.

Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the $1 million prize he won after appearing on the first season of America's Survivor.

He walked free from a Massachusetts prison in October 2009, after completing a three-year federal sentence for the crime, and was ordered to refile and pay the owed fees on show winnings and other income.

But Hatch did not refile his 2000 and 2001 tax returns - prompting Rhode Island's U.S. Distric...

'Survivor' Renewed For Two More Seasons; Jeff Probst To Return

3/9/2011 4:15pm EST
Jeff Probst | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS
CBS has renewed Survivor for two more seasons with Jeff Probst returning as host, the network announced Wednesday.

The deal will keep the longest-running reality competition series on TV through 2012. Survivor is in its 22nd season with Redemption Island. It moved from its longtime Thursdays at 8/7c berth to Wednesdays at 8/7c in September.

Check out videos from Survivor: Redemption Island

"Survivor is a program franchise that continues to stand the test of time," said Jennifer Bresnan, CBS' executive vice president of alternative programming. "Each season delivers new faces, exotic plac...

Russell Hantz duped, sent to ‘Survivor’ Redemption Island - Feb. 27-March 5, 2011 Reality TV Highlights

3/6/2011 11:42am EST
Russell Hantz,
Russell Hantz, who has over and over again proclaimed himself the king of “Survivor,” was duped by his newbie tribe members on this week’s episode of the series. When Russell figured out his tribe had thrown the immunity challenge to be given the opportunity to send him to Redemption Island, he vowed to show all of them he was not to be messed with. Unfortunately, his last ditch efforts to take over – which included having Stephanie persuade Julie to switch sides – completely bombed. Keep reading for a full episode recap.

Winter 2011 TV schedule + March/April premieres

Top reality TV hig...

Rob vs. Russell: Which 'Survivor' Vet Will Become King of Redemption Island?

2/16/2011 10:26am EST
Survivor | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS
For two of Survivor's most infamous contestants, there's much more at stake this season than hidden immunity idols and the $1 million prize. In addition to allowing players a chance to return to the game after elimination via the new Redemption Island, Survivor: Redemption Island welcomes back two of the show's biggest villains. After first going head-to-head last year on Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, "Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz will duke it out once again, this time surrounded by 16 newbies. So who will come out on top? We compare stats to see what they need to do to outwit, o...

Survivor's Russell Hantz Accused of Leaking Show Secrets

2/2/2011 8:18am EST
Russell Hantz | Photo Credits: Monty Brinton/CBS
From the moment he burned Jaison Robinson's socks on Survivor: Samoa in the fall of 2009, Russell Hantz made it clear he couldn't be trusted during the game. It turns out he can't be trusted anywhere.

Jim Ealy, a Survivor message board commentator, told The Daily Beast that Hantz, 38, is guilty of leaking spoilers and other secret information.

Russell Hantz and "Boston" Rob Mariano join Survivor: Redemption Island

Ealy says he was sued by CBS and Survivor producers in December for prematurely publishing the names of...

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2011 Reality TV Highlights, Jan. 9-15: Russell, 'Boston' Rob Return To 'Survivor'

1/15/2011 8:51am EST
"Boston" Rob Mariano and Russell Hantz return for "Survivor: Redemption Island"

It’s official: Russell Hantz and “Boston” Rob Mariano will return to “Survivor” this February for the show’s 22nd season, “Survivor: Redemption Island.” Speculation surrounding who the mystery former castaways would be had been circulating for weeks, and it is safe to assume there were a lot of fingers crossed for at least one, if not both, of these contestants returning. While both have played on multiple seasons, neither has ever won a season.

“Survivor: Redemption Island” premieres Wednesday, Feb. 16 on C...

CBS Names 16 Of 18 Castaways Competing On 'Survivor: Redemption Island'

1/10/2011 10:53am EST
Survivor Redemption Island
CBS just announced 16 of 18 castaways who will compete against each other on "Survivor: Redemption Island" when the series returns for its 22nd season, Wednesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT).

Two of the 18 castaways, to be revealed later this week, are former castaways who will return to seek redemption.

This edition of "Survivor" will feature a new twist when, for the first time, castaways who have been eliminated from the game will have an opportunity to seek redemption and return for a chance to win the million dollar prize. Each week at Tribal Council when a castaway is vot...

Survivor: Nicaragua Recap: My Grandfather Invented The Color Wheel

12/21/2010 7:25am EST
Fabio FTW!
An old man, a crazy chick, a country boy, a surfer dude and a maggot walk into a bar. The old man leaves to visit the tanning bed, while the crazy chick opts for Glamour Shots. The country boy grabs a guitar and hops a plane to Nashville, while the surfer dude buys everyone a round of shots, and starts spouting about color wheels and folding card tables. The maggot? Well, he gets a shave and climbs back under his rock....voteless.

We begin the Survivor season finale with short Survivor snippets on the final five: Dan, Holly, Sash, Chase and Fabio. The alliance of three (Chase, Holly and ...

'Survivor: Nicaragua' Recap: End of Story

12/16/2010 12:07pm EST
Jane is betrayed by her alliance.
Awww, 'tis the tearjerker episode of Survivor.You know, the one where they use some sort of product placement techie gadget to tease tribe members with videos and photos of their cute kids, siblings, and spouses before bringing them out in person to join in a Reward Challenge. My husband and I always laugh and roll our eyes and call them all sorts of derogatory names. We could go 39 days with no contact, sure! That's the blink of an eye, right? Silly Survivors. Truth is, I would probably blubber about incoherently like an idiot, with snot running down my face while sporting some major Tammy...

'Survivor: Nicaragua' Recap: Sashtastic

12/9/2010 4:51pm EST
Bye bye Benry
This is going to be a short post. I had a very long, well thought out post and then my computer went haywire and poof- it's gone. I've spent the last 5 minutes with my arms wrapped around my screen, muttering, "Oh no, oh no, oh no," over and over and over again. I just lost a lot of good words, people, and they are fluttering around free in cyberspace for some other Survivor fanatic to swipe right out of the air and use in their own recap. If that happens, Survivor fans, promise me you won't read it.

This week's Survivor begins with the tribemates naming their pet chicken Kelly Nay. I ho...

'Survivor Nicaragua' Recap: What The %$*#@?

12/2/2010 4:27pm EST
Survivor: Nicaragua
I tried to write this recap several times this morning, but after last night's show, it was entirely too frustrating to focus on the task at hand. I couldn't get the temperature right at my house, the fridge was completely devoid of food due to my grocery shopping procrastination habit, and my water filtration system was on the brink. Seriously, how is one supposed to operate under those conditions? I stuck my pen behind my ear, logged off of the Internet, and settled in for a long winter's nap. It was then that my subconscious conjured up the image of a red-faced, pissed-off Jeff Probst, w...

'Survivor: Nicaragua' Recap: The 'King' Gets Punked

11/18/2010 1:57pm EST
Survivor: Nicaragua
Last night's Survivor had the potential to be fantastic television. The build-up begins in the first five minutes when Holly and Jane have a pivotal conversation about the two leaders, Sash and Brenda. What's surprising is that it's Holly that's leading this bandwagon. She has the plan and the gumption to make it happen. Who knew that the crazy shoe thief from early days would make such an impressive turn-around? I still think she may be a bit cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs but I've got to give the lady props. She's making a power move and it didn't take much on her part to gain the support of almo...

Survivor: Nicaragua Recap: Take Him To The Woodshed

11/11/2010 4:53pm EST
Marty outwears his welcome.
Last night's Survivor begins with Marty plotting the demise of his archenemy, the "little old South Carolina woman" Jane. She's dangerous and she must go. She lost her husband. No one can compete with that sob story. Meanwhile, Marty also reminds folks of how NaOnka stole the flour and cooking utensils. She's certainly not winning any congeniality awards back at camp. Only makes sense to get her out despite the threat of "Miss Jane." I smell a blindside, right? We'll get to that later.

Being the little old lady from NORTH Carolina (you're wrong, smarty Marty), Jane knows a thing or two abo...