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The Bachelor Week 6 Recap: Scary Stuff

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

Forget Valentine's Day, it was Halloween on The Bachelor this week. Everyone was scared, including me. I feared 1-we might lose resident Evil Crazy M...

NeNe Leakes: 'I Wouldn't Spit On Star Jones'

Hello Beautiful | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When asked how she felt about Star, Nene replied "Star is special...I wouldn't spit on her if she were on fire." Yikes! Take a look at what other shot...

Why The Women's Ages Are Back On 'The Bachelor' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The viewers have spoken and the women's ages are back. This should let you know that we do try to listen to our fans and when we can give them what th...

Jon Gosselin's Rabbi: Jon May Break Up With Hailey Glassman During Public Synagogue Apology

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Jon Gosselin's liaison with girlfriend Hailey Glassman while he is still legally wed to Kate goes against the Jewish faith and is just not a good idea...

Teens Becoming Pregnant To Get On 'Teen Mom'? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Now that 'Teen Mom' cast members like Amber Portwood are in their twenties, MTV is looking for a new crop of teenage girls to keep its monster hits 'T...

The Bachelor Week 5: A Serious Recap

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

This week began with Chris telling the women it was "about to get very serious". How serious? Vegas serious.

Spurned 'Bachelor' Contestant Dishes On Who's Right, Wrong For Brad | Carrie Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Three months after facing off against her best friend (on TV) on The Bachelor's dreaded two-on-one date, New York nanny Ashley Spivey, 26, is happy to...

'Biggest Loser' Contestant: Why I Gained 15 Pounds In 2 Weeks | Patrick Gomez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Don Evans, Biggest Loser's controversial contestant who gained an unprecedented (and "unintentional") 9 lbs. the week before, intentionally gained an ...

Bristol Palin: My Mom Didn't Force Me To Dance

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Bristol Palin says her mother didn't force her to go on "Dancing with the Stars." The 20-year-old daughter of 2008 vice pre...

Top Chef's Recipe for Gender Bias

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tara Sophia Mohr

If Top Chef wants to claim they hold a meritocratic competition, they need to taste dishes blindly.

Reality TV Is Not Reality

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Reality TV promotes the worst values and qualities in people -- and disguises them all as entertainment. Reality TV makes heroic decidedly unheroic values, characters and behavior.

Modern Storytelling And The Search For Meaning

Alex Pattakos | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alex Pattakos

Are the 15 minutes of fame afforded characters on "Jersey Shore" really worth our attention and time? Does "reality TV" provide more benefits than it does costs in terms of its ultimate influence on society and humanity?

The Fiction of Nonfiction TV

Susan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Susan Kim

Is plot dead? I had a recent argument with a playwriting student who thought it was. It wasn't just plot that was dead. She told me that the whole co...

PHOTOS: 'Teen Mom' Maci Hits The Beer Bong | 1/27/2011 12:45 AM PST by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

19-year-old "Teen Mom" Maci must have misplaced her Shirley Temple -- because TMZ has obtained some pretty crazy pics of the MTV reality star brewing ...

'Bachelor' Contestant Admits To Affair With Married NBA Star

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michelle Money, a 30-year-old hair stylist from Salt Lake City, Utah, has quickly brought the crazy to the 'Bachelor' house this season. She recently ...

'Jersey Shore' Heading To Italy For Season 4

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — "Jersey Shore" is headed to the Motherland. The popular MTV reality TV series starring a group of hard-partying Italian-Americans...

Waitress Loses Job After 'American Idol' Audition | 1/25/2011 1:00 AM PST by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The "American Idol" wannabe who was introduced on "A.I." as a singing waitress at a New York diner was "let go" from her gig at the eatery after the s...

The Bachelor Week 3 Recap: Of Hand-Holding and Head Grabbing

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

This week Brad held a lot of hands, grabbed a lot of heads and learned the secret to romancing women (hint: it has to do with talking and listening). ...

Madison Garton: Why I Left 'The Bachelor' | Carrie Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Upon hearing Emily's sob story, Madison Garton, 25, decided to take herself out of the running for Brad Womack's heart in the middle of a rose ceremon...

ABC Acknowledges 'Dancing' Voting Problems

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Jennifer Grey was named the new "Dancing With the Stars" champ, despite painful neck and back injuries and a voting bloc for Brist...

Bristol Palin Receiving Death Threats | 45 Minutes Ago by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

We're told the threats began to come in last week, after Bristol and Mark made the finals. Execs on the show told Mark to stop tweeting because it wa...

'Dancing With The Stars' Producer Responds To Voting Controversy | Monica Rizzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The million-dollar question among Dancing with the Stars fans these days? How did Bristol Palin make it into the season 11 finals? "She deserves it...

'Obese' Contestant LaRhonda Darby Horribly Dehydrated, Hospitalized | 54 Minutes Ago by TMZ Staff   | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

ABC's "Obese" -- an upcoming reality show on losing weight in your very own home -- is off to a really bad start ... because TMZ has learned, one of t...

Josie Duggar HEALTHY At 11 Months | Alicia Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Josie Duggar spent the first six months of her life hospitalized with a life-threatening illness, but Jim Bob and Michelle's 20th child is now healthy...

ANOTHER Duggar Baby On The Way | Alicia Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Another day, another Duggar: Come next summer, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will double their number of grandchildren. Josh Duggar, the eldest Dugga...