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Reality Tidbits

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi is on the cover of US Vogue this month – looking fabulous as usual. (Source: Celebrity Spicy News)

The Hoff is in town and was on Bondi Beach handing out icy-poles. No one is yet to ask how he feels about having his reality show canned after two episodes. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Jennifer Hawkins has some good news this week, after being flicked by Myers last week, she is now engaged to long time love Jake Wall. (Source: Daily Telegraph)

Jeff Probst talks about how Redemption Island will work on the next series of Survivor. Basically it will give one person a chance to get back into the game. It was tried once before and was not popular. But Jeff says this time it is open and all the contestants know that it is there. (Source: People Mag)

Paula Abdul who will be on Live To Dance with Andrew Gunsberg, has said she has a brain and has never been drunk. Whatever. (Source: The Huffington Post)

Since it is a slow news day here is a link to a video of Snooki being dropped in a ball on New Years Eve. (Source: The Huffington Post)

Someone finally identified the boss whilst filming on Undercover Boss was happening. This occurred on the US version of the show not the Australia one. (Source: TV Tonight)

Reality TV has proven it is not completely useless with a boy lost on a mountain saying he used skill learnt by watching reality TV programs to help him survive. Unfortunately watching over 6 months of Masterchef has not helped my cooking skills. (Source: ABC News)

Shania Twain has her own reality show. I quite liked her as a guest judge on American Idol, however I am not sure I could sit through her program. But in bizarre Shania news, she has now married the husband of the women her own husband ran off with. Confused? Yes so am I. (Source:

Leif Garrett will be in Season 4 of Celebrity Rehab, this I am not surprised at. Leif was arrested with heroin early in 2010. However there is an article questioning the ethics of rehab reality TV programs and whether it is exploitative. I think they raise some interesting points, but I have to confess I really like Celebrity Rehab, not because it is trashy, but it does show how hideous an addiction can be. (Source: Dragon Paradox)

Louis Walsh believes Simon Cowell won’t marry fiancee Meghzan Hussainy. (Source: STV)
Russh Magazine has pictures of what is in Cassi Van Den Dungen’s beauty bag, clearly they have left all the low end stuff out.
Kate Gosselin in is Australia with the eight kids, camera crew and security. Oh and nannys Glad I am not paying for the airfares. (Source: Examiner)
Gordon Ramsay held at gun point and doused in petrol in Costa Rica as part of his new show which shows the illegal shark trade. I think he may have done it for publicity purposes. Am I being harsh? (Source: Toronto Sun)


1 CG { 01.04.11 at 12:02 am }

FYI my understanding is that JH wasn’t flicked by Myer …. just the G’Day USA Fashion Show because her demands were too great/costly. Myer blames her agent, not JH (apparently). But she is still under contract of face of Myer (not sure when contract ends).

2 Reality Raver { 01.04.11 at 12:21 am }

CG – yes I was taking a egg beater to the story, I know she was flicked for that event, however I wonder if this will make her management pull their heads in. As there are only two department stores in Australia, and her contract is a lucrative one.

Happy new year hope you are having a good one.

3 Anonymous { 01.04.11 at 10:58 am }

Hey RR, another tidbit for you – solved the SYTYCD advertising on Channel 10 mystery. They will be screening season six (2009) of the US series on Eleven later this year.

Still wish they didn’t cancel SYTYCD Aus, although S3 was pretty crap, I admit.

4 reality raver { 01.04.11 at 11:26 am }

I also heard a rumour that is was starting this friday on eleven but then the channel has not started airing yet.

I will contact Ten and find out what the story is. I suspect your info is closer to the truth than mine.