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Dose of reality.

This past week was full of “Survivor” surprises, “The Bachelorette” rumors and the “Jersey Shore” giving back. And since this is reality TV we’re talking about, there were many sad, or welcomed, eliminations, depending on where you stand.

America’s Got Talent:
Sharon Osbourne isn’t returning as a judge next season, so who will take her place? TMZ says Shannen Doherty, Leann Rimes and Carly Simon are real contenders. What do you think? Vote in the poll below.

Read about Osbourne’s decision to have a double mastectomy in Soaps.com’s Celebrity News.

American Idol:

Former “AI” runner-up Adam Lambert has landed a new gig. He will host and perform at this year’s “VH1 Divas” special on December 16. The event will also feature performances by Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks and Ciara. Tributes to Whitney Houston and Donna Summer are planned.

America’s Next Top Model:

This Friday, the girls in the College Edition of the long running model competition are getting in the water and riding horses for a real client, which means the stakes are high. Check out the video promo below for what’s to come in the episode titled “The Girl Who Freaks Out On Horseback.” Unfortunately there is no evidence that happens in the video. You’ll have to watch Friday on The CW to see if the title lives up to its name.



The Bachelorette:

Rumors are flying about the next Bachelorette. In a bit of ABC cross promotion, speculation is high that “Dancing with the Stars” professional dancer Cheryl Burke will be the next single lady looking for love. Word is Burke is taking time off after the current All Star season to seek out other opportunities. Could dating several men at one time in exotic locales on TV be just the thing?

In other news, “The Bachelorette” runner-up Arie Luyendyk Jr. has started dating “The Bachelor” castoff Courtney Robertson, but that’s not the only news he’s making. Apparently, he’s also planning a tell-all book. His manager has reportedly stated he wants to write about this life, but another insider has indicated he could spill all the dirty behind the scenes details of Emily and Jef’s failed TV relationship.