Reality TV

January 17, 2018 - 2:05 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty to federal tax charges this week. A letter filed with the court on Wednesday says Sorrentino and his brother, Marc, plan to plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday in Newark. The...
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Luke Bryan, from left, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie participate in the "American Idol" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2018 - 2:44 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — "American Idol" wants to get back in the business of making stars. The longtime talent show, which is being revived by ABC starting on March 11, faded in ratings and cultural significance over its last seasons on Fox before ending in 2016. The memorable talents boosted by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, Iowa farmer and former TV reality show celebrity Chris Soules listens during a hearing in Buchanan County District Court in Independence, Iowa. Soules is fighting to avoid prison after driving his pickup into the back of a tractor and killing a neighbor in April 2017. He lost a legal battle Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, in the felony case against him when a judge dismissed his constitutional challenge to an Iowa law requiring the surviving driver in a fatal accident to remain at the scene until police arrive. It goes beyond the statutes of many states. His trial is set for Jan. 18. (Rodney White/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool, File)
January 05, 2018 - 2:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa farmer-turned-reality television star is fighting to avoid prison after driving his pickup into the back of a tractor and killing a neighbor. Chris Soules, who became known as "Prince Farming" during his 2015 appearance on "The Bachelor" and also appeared on "The...
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This Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017 photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office shows Luann de Lesseps, a star of the reality television series “The Real Housewives of New York City”. De Lesseps was booked into jail early Sunday on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, disorderly intoxication and corruption by threat. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP)
December 25, 2017 - 4:21 am
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A star of the reality television series "The Real Housewives of New York City" apologized Sunday after she was arrested in Florida, saying her visit to exclusive Palm Beach brought up "long-buried emotions." Palm Beach County court records show 52-year-old Luann de Lesseps...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting on African American History Month in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, Omarosa Manigault, Trump, and then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson. Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former "Apprentice" contestant who became one of Trump's most prominent African -American supporters — has resigned from the White House.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
December 14, 2017 - 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa is putting the White House on notice as she makes her exit: She has "quite a story to tell" about her time in President Donald Trump's administration and "the world will want to hear it." Accustomed to the spotlight, Omarosa Manigault Newman...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016 file photo, Omarosa Manigault smiles at reporters as she walks through the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 14, 2017 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Omarosa Manigault Newman and her departure from the White House staff (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman says her departure from the White House means President Donald Trump will have no African-Americans on his...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, a woman sits on a curb at the scene of a shooting outside of a music festival along the Las Vegas Strip, in Las Vegas. It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's documentary series this fall on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. The network cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured hundreds. An episode that identified the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the nation's most deadly event had to be changed because Las Vegas made that fact outdated.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 16, 2017 - 2:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It came as little surprise to producers, but Showtime's about-to-conclude documentary series on mass shooting incidents was itself disrupted by mass shootings. Showtime cut back on reruns of the series following the Oct. 1 attack at a country music concert in Las Vegas that killed...
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November 10, 2017 - 12:37 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a reality TV star killed a U.S. Coast Guard technician in a drunken wrong-way collision on a Virginia highway. News outlets report that 25-year-old Melissa Hancock has been charged with driving while intoxicated and maiming following the death of 29-year-...
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FILE - In this June 11, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey impersonates Johnny Carson at the 71st annual Tony Awards in New York. Spacey says he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made sexual advances on a teen boy in 1986. Spacey posted on Twitter that he does not remember the encounter but apologizes for the behavior. (Photo by Michael Zorn/Invision/AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 5:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations that have rocked the entertainment and media industries (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A former worker on "The Bachelor" television series and its spinoffs has sued the show's producers, accusing them of sexual harassment and pervasive...
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In this Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, photo, Beth Guardino, left, and her son, Christian, talk about the 17-year-old's life before and after gene therapy treatment for his hereditary blindness during an interview at their home in Patchogue, N.Y. Christian was diagnosed with hereditary blindness and received gene therapy as part of a study. On Thursday, Oct. 12, U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisers will consider whether to recommend approval of the gene therapy. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
October 09, 2017 - 1:13 pm
A girl saw her mother's face for the first time. A boy tore through the aisles of Target, marveling at toys he never knew existed. A teen walked onto a stage and watched the stunned expressions of celebrity judges as he wowed "America's Got Talent." Caroline, Cole, Christian. All had mere glimmers...
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