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The Bachelor Week 9 Recap: Do They Know It's Fantasy Suite Time in South Africa?

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

This week, Brad and the remaining three women went to South Africa to face big fears, big dreams, and even bigger bottles of wine.

Finalists Announced!

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — The Hollywood stage became a little less crowded Thursday as "American Idol" cut its contestant pool from 24 to a lucky 13 finalists....

The Bachelor Week 8 Recap: Home Sweet Hometown Dates!

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

Brad really upped the ante this week. He began the episode by announcing, "I feel very excited, but also I'm thinking a lot." Thinking? Things are getting serious.

Online Voting Coming To 'American Idol' | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Will you accept American Idol's friend request? The Fox hit will soon announce that it's adding online voting for the first time, sources tell EW. He...

Bachelor Brad Explains Awkward Kiss Moment | Brad Womack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Hello again, everybody! I hope you enjoyed watching the hometown visits. This week was especially important to me because I place such an emphasis on ...

Week 7 Recap of The Bachelor: Bathing Suits and Broken Rules

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

The episode began with Chris Harrison telling the women it would be one of the best weeks of their lives. He might have been wrong.

Wakeup Call to Kirstie Alley!

Laura Beck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Laura Beck

Our societal obsession with thinness is damaging at best and deadly at worst. On her new show Big Life, Kirstie Allen has the chance to show the world that you can be fat, healthy and happy.

Spurned 'Bachelor' Contestant Talks Dating In Utah | Carrie Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

As long as there have been reality shows, there have been misunderstood villains who blame editing for their bad image. Michelle Money, 30, a Salt ...

I Wish All These Protests Would End So I Can Focus on Trivial Crap Again

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Do you have any idea how hard it is to think about Justin Bieber when people are risking their lives to end corrupt governments in so many places right now?

WATCH: All Your Favorite Reality Show Competitions Rolled Into One

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Remember when you used to have to tune into different shows to see your favorite chefs, designers and models duke it out for the title of champion in ...

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 ...