Reality TV

In this image released by CBS, contestants, from left, Jeff Varner, Sarah Lacina, Zeke Smith and Debbie Wanner appear at the Tribal Council portion of the competition series "Survivor: Game Changers." Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Varner on Wednesday night’s episode. Varner was immediately criticized by other players. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition. (Jeffrey Neira/CBS via AP)
April 13, 2017 - 5:12 pm
"Survivor" contestant Zeke Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Jeff Varner on Wednesday night's episode of the CBS reality competition. The move has prompted online criticism and condemnation by a major LGBT rights group. Varner made accusations of "a deception" before revealing...
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April 12, 2017 - 10:36 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Be very afraid. MTV says it is reviving the stunt competition series "Fear Factor." Ludacris will host the new series, which premieres May 30, MTV announced Wednesday. The new "Fear Factor" promises to "hit on youth tension points" with challenges like "Roach-ella," ''Trap Queen"...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2015, file photo, Spencer Pratt, left, and Heidi Montag pose backstage at the 3rd Annual Reality TV Awards at the Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles. The couple announced in an interview with US Weekly published online on April 12, 2017, that they are expecting their first child. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
April 12, 2017 - 10:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former reality TV stars Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt are expecting their first child. The couple tells US Weekly that Montag is 12 weeks along and the baby is due on Oct. 19. Montag says she's glad she and Pratt took their time before trying to conceive. The 30-year-old says...
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April 07, 2017 - 1:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has ruled documentary series like the recent Oscar winner "O.J.: Made in America" will no longer be eligible for the Academy Awards. The academy on Friday announced a handful of rule changes, most notably that "multi-part or limited...
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April 04, 2017 - 5:28 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been convicted of murdering four people in two drug-related killings, including an aspiring model who appeared on a reality TV show. A Charlotte jury on Tuesday found 21-year-old Edward Sanchez guilty of four counts of first-degree murder. He was...
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March 31, 2017 - 10:31 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a capital murder charge against a man accused in shootings at a Houston apartment complex that left two people dead and four wounded, including a former contestant on the reality TV show "America's Next Top Model." Harris County prosecutors say 28-year-old...
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March 28, 2017 - 5:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact. The lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll...
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FILE- In this June 27, 2016, file photo, "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller leaves federal court after pleading guilty in Pittsburgh to bankruptcy fraud and failing to report thousands of dollars in Australian currency she brought into the country. Miller posted on Instagram March 26, 2017, that she quit the Lifetime series. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
March 28, 2017 - 9:08 am
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges. Miller posted on Instagram on Sunday that she will no longer take part in the show. She says that she has asked for creative credit for her...
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FILE – In this May 24, 2013, file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, speaks with Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, center, and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, left, cast members of MTV's "Jersey Shore," on the boardwalk where he took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the New Jersey shore's seasonal reopening for the first time since Hurricane Sandy in Seaside Heights, N.J. Under legislation inspired by reality TV star Polizzi, no more than $10,000 of state money could go to pay speakers at New Jersey's public universities. New Jersey's Democrat-controlled Assembly was scheduled to vote Thursday, March 23, 2017, on whether to send the bill to Christie's desk. (Kevin R. Wexler /The Record via AP, file)
March 23, 2017 - 6:07 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill inspired by former "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi to cap what state public universities can pay to speakers was approved by lawmakers Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk. The Democrat-controlled Assembly unanimously passed the legislation to cap...
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In this image released by CBS, Mayim Bialik, from left, Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco appear in a scene from "The Big Bang Theory." CBS says it’s bringing back 18 of its current series for the 2017-2018 season. Returning scripted shows include “The Big Bang Theory,” “Blue Bloods,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Life in Pieces,” “Madam Secretary,” “Mom,” “Scorpion” and all three editions of “NCIS” _ Los Angeles, New Orleans and the original. (Darren Michaels/CBs via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says it's bringing back 18 of its current series for the 2017-2018 season. Announced Thursday, those pickups include six comedies, nine dramas, the reality series "Survivor," and newsmagazines "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours." Returning scripted shows include "The Big Bang Theory...
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