Dose of reality.
Sex tape leaks, a housewives' ferocious reunion, and baby mamas face the camera. Plus, Shakira has a boy, Bethenny decides to separate and is Britney out already? Welcome to the outrageous world of reality TV.
All My Babies' Mamas:
The Oxygen network has reportedly roped in rapper Shawty Lo (real name Carlos Walker) as the star of the new series "All My Babies Mamas" set to premiere in spring 2013. The show, created by MTV executives/producers Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley will follow Walker as he navigates the emotional and financial highs and lows of raising 11 of his children with their 10 different mothers, and their lives together under one roof. The show will reportedly debut as a one-hour special, the success of which will determine whether it will be picked up as a regular series. Will you watch this show?
Fans of "American Idol" are in for a treat as the FOX network gets set to launch the show's season 12 premiere with an advanced free screening and live Q&A event nationwide on January 9, 2013. Imagine getting the chance to see and ask singers Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj if they've made peace in the valley yet? Taking place at Royce Hall at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) The Live & Interactive Q&A will feature host Ryan Seacrest as moderator, Carey, Minaj, Randy Jackson and country singer Keith Urban. The event, which will be streamed live on American Idol and Live Stream is free to attend and, fans can RSVP now for their city at www.idolrsvp.com as well as submit their name and contact information, after which they will receive a confirmation of receipt and be added to the guest list. Questions for the live and interactive Q&A can be submitted via the American Idol, through Twitter (@AmericanIdol) or, on the day of the event using #Idol on Twitter.
Event begins at 7:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
New York - AMC Empire 25, 234 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Philadelphia - AMC Plymouth 12, 494 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Boston – AMC Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111
Washington, D.C. – AMC Hoffman Center 22, 206 Swamp Fox Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
Atlanta – AMC Discover Mills, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Detroit – AMC Forum 30, 44681 Mound Road., Sterling Heights, MI 48314
Event begins at 6:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 5:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
Chicago – AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611
Dallas – AMC Northpark 15, 8687 N. Central Expressway 3000, Dallas, TX 75225
Houston – AMC Studio 30, 2949 Dunvale, Houston, TX 77063
Nashville – TBA
Event begins at 4:00 PM, with the LIVE Q&A starting at 5:30 PM. Doors open at 3:00 PM and all seating is free and first-come, first-served:
Los Angeles – Royce Hall, UCLA, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095
The television debut of "American Idol" will air in a special two-night, two-hour broadcast starting Wednesday January 16 and Thursday January 17 at 8:00 PM on FOX
Darn that pesky scheduling! Unfortunately, "American Idol" 2011 winner Phillip Phillips will not be playing at FOX's "New Year's Eve Live!" due to a conflict in his schedule. However, not to worry as another twangy crooner has stepped in. "The X-Factor" winner Tate Stevens will be performing and will join host and actor Marlon Wayans ("G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra") for the 90-minute special broadcast from Las Vegas's Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Other performers include the band Lifehouse and model/actress/singer Carmen Electra. "New Year's Live!" will air on Monday December 31 at 11:00 PM Eastern.
Bethenny Ever After:
On December 23, talk show host and reality star Bethenny Frankel ("Bethenny") announced her separation from husband Jason Hoppy after nearly three years of marriage. Both are reportedly devastated at the decision but remain committed to raising their two-year old daughter Bryn. The bestselling author has always maintained that the scrutiny of being under constant cameras was not a factor in the marital struggle between herself and Hoppy, with a source reportedly telling Us Weekly that infidelity was not to blame either. Back in May, Frankel was quoted in People magazine saying, "Our core issues are wanting the other person to be somebody they are not," she said. "Jason is more balanced. He doesn't want to work 24 hours a day. He wants to play golf and go out with his friends." Did Frankel and Hoppy even a have a chance?
Ex-"Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Aubrey O'Day reportedly narrowly escaped a shootout at a Seattle nightclub on Christmas Eve. According to Us Weekly, police are still searching for a 19-year-old suspect who shot one person and injured another at the Munchbar where several Seattle Seahawks players were celebrating after defeating the San Francisco 49ers for a spot in the NFL playoffs. A scared and incredulous O'Day joined others as they reportedly dropped to the floor and eventually made their way through the nightclub's kitchen. She later tweeted about her traumatic experience.
Ok. I have never in my life. Supposedly someone was shooting n the club and we had to duck on the floor. Security pulled us out. Wtf?!
— Aubrey O'Day (@AubreyODay) December 24, 2012
Celebrity Big Brother:
Ex-"The Hills" reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt can look forward to a cool relaxing station in their new digs at the "Celebrity Big Brother UK" house when the new season premieres on Channel 5 January 3 . The house reportedly has an igloo nestled in the garden and is surrounded by two pools! But this doesn't mean that Montag, Pratt and their housemates can use their new icy abode to hide. Sources say that the house is outfitted with 67 camera mirrors and 45 cameras, including infra-red cameras for nighttime filming.
Dancing With The Stars:
Season 9 "Dancing With the Stars" winner Donny Osmond is reportedly in the dark about his son Jeremy Osmond's arrest in July for discharging a gun in Cedar Hills, Utah. Apparently the details of Osmond's arrest are just coming out, but given the recent gun tragedies in the U.S. it is speculated that daddy Osmond won't be too pleased. According to the National Enquirer, Osmond downplayed his arrest, saying that he was simply target shooting in a remote location. "It was right on the border of the city limits and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) property. But I wasn’t arrested … there was no actual arrest. I was just issued a citation. I had to go down and have my fingerprints taken, but that was it." However, the police later fined the 31-year old physical therapist $200 and he had to be fingerprinted. He also had to take a mug shot. Donnie Osmond is currently on tour with his sister Marie Osmond.
Former Season 10 "Dancing With The Stars" contestant Chad Johnson (formerly Chad Ochocinco) has reportedly turned to the FBI to find out who leaked a three-year-old sex tape, that may have been hacked from his cellular phone. The tape reportedly does not feature in its entirety, only via staggered clips. The ex-NFL star is currently on probation for a domestic battery altercation he was involved in several months ago with ex-wife Evelyn Lozada.