| May 19, 2008
Remember when fishing was television of last resort, revered by dedicated anglers but glimpsed only occasionally by others, perhaps as a joke or during a visit to Grandpa's? These days, fishing is officially hot: Discovery Channel recently announced...
| Jul 6, 2008
WHEN WE first meet 16-year-old Chris in an episode of the MTV documentary series "True Life," he's practicing skateboard stunts with his buddies and ignoring the floppy brown hair that hangs like a curtain across his eyes.
Typical teenage stuff, right?...
| Jul 25, 2008
| 7:19 PM
Only one of the five nominees for best reality show host can win when the Emmys are handed out Sept. 21 but it turns out all of them can host the telecast.
Ken EhrlichÖ, executive producer of the ABC broadcast, confirmed this eveningFriday that hosting...
| Jul 28, 2008
Only one of the five Emmy nominees for outstanding reality-show host will actually win the award, but all of them will get plenty of camera time during the ceremony.
ABC and the television academy will have the fine nominated hosts -- Tom Bergeron ("...
| Aug 5, 2007
It's 102 degrees in the shade on a late July afternoon, but the staff at the Parker Palm Springs is just beginning to feel the real heat -- the kind that comes with exposure. In a few hours, the first of six episodes of "Welcome to the Parker," a...
| Dec 17, 2007
PREDICTIONS often come back to haunt the predictor, but this column will go out on a limb anyway: Chances are slim to none that the Writers Guild of America will make good on its vow to organize large numbers of reality-show workers as a result of its...
| Dec 12, 2007
If any of the negotiating members of the Writers Guild and studio alliance are reading this, I'm begging: Please return to the bargaining table and end this strike. Because the CW's "Crowned: The Mother of All Beauty Pageants" debuts tonight and I'm...
| Mar 6, 2010
| 10:06 PM
SANTA CLARITA -- A 26-year-old reality TV personality and Santa Clarita City Council candidate accused of raping two 14-year-old girls was released from jail Saturday.
Johnny Pride, of Valencia, was booked Thursday on suspicion of rape, lewd conduct with...
| Oct 8, 2009
If Jon and Kate, Khloe Kardashian and Simon Cowell can make it in reality television, why not Michael Vick?
If Vick remains tens of millions in debt, why not risk caricature in hopes of making a buck or three?
If Americans will tune into David...
| Oct 16, 2009
As the silvery UFO-shaped balloon sailed over the high plains and a national television audience watched transfixed Thursday, the Colorado Army National Guard scrambled combat helicopters for a possible rescue of the 6-year-old boy reportedly inside....
| Oct 18, 2009
| 4:53 PM
The story that a little boy had floated away in a giant helium balloon was a hoax concocted to land a reality television show, authorities said Sunday, and the boy's parents will likely face felony charges.
The stunt two weeks in the planning was a...
| Dec 16, 2009
Jaime Edmondson has quite the résumé. A former Boca Raton Police officer who left the force to rejoin the Miami Dolphins cheerleading squad, with whom she had worked while studying criminology at Florida Atlantic University, Edmondson last year added...