Reality TV Roundup: Was Whitney really up for 'X Factor'?
Welcome to Reality TV Roundup -- a quick look at some of the reality TV-centric stories that have recently popped up across the fine, old Interwebs. Click away, my couch potato friends. But before you do...
SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! One more time: SPOILER ALERT. If you watch "The X Factor," "Survivor," "Top Chef," "Project Runway" or any other competition shows, the latest elimination for each show is probably revealed in the text below. The hope is that, if you missed this week's program and would rather clear out your DVR than watch the episode, you can get a quick hit here. But don't come crying to me if you find out something you didn't want to know. You've been warned. Also note: lots of non-competition reality info lurks below, too.
COMPETITION REALITY SHOWS
The blind auditions are underway and we learn that the judges have a soft spot for clapping.
Judge Adam Levine starts a record label with a "Glee" star. It's a match made in television!
Wondering why Casey S. was shown the door on "The Bachelor" when Wesley wasn't on "The Bachelorette"? Chris Harrison reveals why.
Dumped bachelorette Jennifer reveals that, now that she's watching the show, she hates Courtney even more.
Blakeley, Casey S. and Jamie just aren't all that to Ben. But dammit, Courtney's STILL around.
THE X FACTOR
It seems the late Whitney Houston had plans to judge the show, though Simon Cowell will only say he was meeting her on Monday.
Simon Cowell says Beyonce, Mariah and Elton won't be judging next season - but he has a few people he would like to fill in the available slots.
We have our own ideas about which stars should be filling in Nicole and Paula's chairs, however.
Brace yourselves. It's group night! Read this recap for more.
Bev is back, but Ed is packing his knives to go. Nooo!
The show will be back for a tenth season, of course.
The First Lady guest judged a new "Top Chef" spin-off. Go figure.
PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS
Even though Austin had the ugliest look and Kara's was the most boring, Rami somehow gets the boot.
THE BIGGEST LOSER
Adrian is the latest cast-off on the show and admits he made excuses on a season that's all about "no excuses."
NON-COMPETITION REALITY TV SHOWS
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS
Expletives, feuds, jealousy and suicide -- it's part two of the "RHoBH" reunion!
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY
The girls are back -- but they're boring, at least for now.
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA
You know things are bad when NeNe is the voice of reason. Watch out for Marlo!
Jeffrey Fraza, a fighter on 2005 reality show "The Contender," is hit and killed by a commuter train.
"Survivor" winner Richard Hatch can't catch a break from the law.
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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