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Reality shows revolutionize Arab TVupdated: Sat Mar 17 2012 11:38:00

This is the true story of seven strangers, picked to live in a house, work together and have their lives taped to find out what happens when Sunnis and Shias, Christians and Jews, boys and girls, 20-somethings from across the Arab world, stop hating each other and learn how to get along.

Where's the originality in reality TV?updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 11:43:00

Whether you're into fashion design, the culinary arts or watching famous pop stars make and break the dreams of hopeful singers, reality programming offers something for everyone.

Mean girls: Fighting on reality TVupdated: Fri Jan 27 2012 10:41:00

Table flipping. Hair pulling. Name calling. Glass chucking. Fist throwing.

What it takes to make good reality TVupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 10:42:00

As a television producer I tend to lead with my right brain, embracing all things creative and aesthetically pleasing.

People.com: The X Factor vs. American Idol: Which Is Better?updated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:08:00

Simon's new show didn't grab as many viewers as Ryan and company

Simon Cowell wants to take down 'Idol'updated: Wed Sep 21 2011 12:52:00

Simon Cowell talks about the differences between "American Idol" and his new show "The X Factor."

People.com: Bachelor Pad's Michelle Money and Graham Bunn Going Strongupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 09:29:00

"He is not just hot, he is an incredible human being," Money says of her hunky costar

'Survivor' winners head up new 'Amazing Race' castupdated: Wed Aug 31 2011 09:48:00

"The Amazing Race" has not been shy about having former CBS reality stars on the show.

The day that should change reality TVupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 17:49:00

Monday, August 15, 2011, is a day that should forever change the way reality television is produced.

People.com: Snooki Sits Down for a PEOPLE Pop Quizupdated: Mon Aug 15 2011 12:54:00

The reality star shares what she does what no one's watching - and where she'll be at 50

People.com: Bachelorette's The Men Tell All Special: What You Didn't Seeupdated: Mon Aug 01 2011 16:20:00

Ashley faces the men she sent home as they sound off on dating, getting dumped and drinking too much

People.com: Natalie Getz Calls New Season of Bachelor Pad 'Super Dramatic'updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 18:52:00

The Bachelor Pad winner talks about the tension between exes Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

'Idol' creator Simon Fuller demands payment for 'X-Factor'updated: Wed Jul 20 2011 16:04:00

"American Idol" creator Simon Fuller filed a lawsuit Wednesday claiming he should be paid for the U.S. version of "The X Factor."

People.com: Emmy Nominations: Mad Men Leads the Raceupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 15:10:00

The AMC drama led the field with 19 nominations, including best drama, actor and actress

People.com: Simon Cowell Has 'Horrible Nightmare' He's Nice on The X Factorupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 16:51:00

The judge dreams he's nice to contestants in a new ad for the upcoming singing competition

People.com: Why Bachelor Brad Shunned the TV Camerasupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 12:57:00

Womack wouldn't be interviewed about his breakup with Emily Maynard

People.com: Bachelorette's Chris Harrison 'Believed Brad and Emily Would Work'updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 14:55:00

Maynard was very reluctant to discuss the split on the air, says the host

Could Casey Anthony get a reality show?updated: Thu Jul 07 2011 11:09:00

It started as soon as the not guilty verdict came down Tuesday for Casey Anthony.

People.com: Emily Maynard: Would You Watch Her on The Bachelorette?updated: Thu Jun 30 2011 12:30:00

Now that she has split from Brad Womack, should her latest quest for love be shown on TV?

People.com: The Bachelor's Emily Maynard and Brad Womack Splitupdated: Wed Jun 29 2011 14:50:00

The single mom tells PEOPLE why the couple's tumultuous relationship is over

People.com: Snooki Looks Lean After Filming in Italyupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 11:52:00

Back in the States, the Jersey Shore star hit the gym with her housemates

People.com: Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi Move Into Bachelor Pad 2updated: Thu Jun 09 2011 19:29:00

Michelle Money, Justin Rego and other memorable contestants will join the feuding exes on season 2

People.com: Emily Maynard: How She's Haunting The Bacheloretteupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 18:00:00

The likable Bachelor winner is unintentionally influencing Ashley Hebert's search for love

Obsessions: Why I watch 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette'updated: Fri Jun 03 2011 09:20:00

My name is James, and I have a confession to make.

People.com: Ashley Hebert Says She'll Surprise People on The Bacheloretteupdated: Tue May 24 2011 10:29:00

"I am so secure and confident," she says, addressing what she calls a "misconception" about who she is

People.com: Ashley Hebert: It's Not Easy Being The Bacheloretteupdated: Thu May 19 2011 16:54:00

The season 7 star says there's a lot of pressure, heartbreak and hot guys

Mob ex-wife: Nobody wants to date meupdated: Wed May 11 2011 09:22:00

HLN's Joy Behar talks with the cast of VH1's 'Mob Wives' about why men are relucant to date women with mafia ties. See the full interview tonight at 10 ET on HLN.

Cover story: Wives, girlfriends wed to reality fameupdated: Wed May 11 2011 09:22:00

The funny thing about reality shows built around housewives and girlfriends is that the men who made them such really aren't necessary.

People.com: Rob Mariano Gets His Own Reality Showupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 14:51:00

The Survivor contestant hooks up with the History channel for a new adventure series

People.com: Petra Nemcova Eliminated from Dancing with the Starsupdated: Wed Apr 20 2011 11:10:00

"It's been a life-changing journey," the supermodel said, "and I've made amazing friends"

People.com: Ali Fedotowsky Gets Head Stapled After Kayak Accidentupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 16:50:00

The Bachelorette star's boat capsized while kayaking in La Jolla, Calif., on Sunday

Cover story: We love our singing competitionsupdated: Wed Apr 13 2011 15:25:00

It's an iconic scene from the the 1983 film "Risky Business."

D.C. 'Housewives' canceled while 'Jersey Shore' multipliesupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 02:47:00

Bravo TV has given the reality show "The Real Housewives of D.C" the ax, but another wildly popular reality show -- "Jersey Shore" -- is getting two new incarnations.

'Jersey Shore's' trip to Italy delayedupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 02:47:00

The 'Jersey Shore's' trip to Italy is delayed and Bristol Palin earns more than $250,000 for talking about abstinence.

Cowell: 'Idol' season better than lastupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:28:00

Simon Cowell says this season of "American Idol" is better than last season. The full interview airs 3/14.

Cowell on 'Idol': 'They've got their energy back'updated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:28:00

When CNN's Piers Morgan asked Simon Cowell what he thought about this season's "American Idol," Cowell said, "I personally think it is a better show than last year."

Ashley Hebert is the new 'Bachelorette'updated: Fri Mar 18 2011 06:47:00

After the season 15 finale of "The Bachelor" aired Monday night, Ashley Hebert was announced as the next woman to star on "The Bachelorette."

People.com: Brad Womack & Emily Maynard: We're Going to Make Itupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 14:48:00

"I've never been happier, I promise you that," says The Bachelor star

People.com: Brad Womack: It's Been 'A Bumpy Couple of Months'updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 18:09:00

Despite rumors of a split, the Bachelor star and fiancée Emily "are madly in love"

People.com: Ashley Hebert Is the New Bacheloretteupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 10:29:00

Ashley Hebert, who competed for Brad Womack's heart, will star on the new season of The Bachelorette beginning May 23

People.com: The Bachelor: Did Brad Womack Pick the Right Woman?updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 10:29:00

Tell us if the winner of The Bachelor is the right choice for Brad

People.com: Michaele Salahi Joins - and Leaves - Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drewupdated: Wed Mar 09 2011 17:11:00

The Real Housewives star "doesn't have an addiction," her husband tells PEOPLE

People.com: What You Didn't See on The Bachelor's Specialupdated: Tue Mar 08 2011 16:49:00

Michelle "never felt uglier" while sobbing, Brad's take on Ashley's new 'do and more

People.com: Simon Cowell Not Mad at Jennifer Lopezupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 17:55:00

Reports that the X Factor producer is upset with the Idol judge aren't true

People.com: Andy Cohen Prefers Knives in His Eyes to Heidi Montag on Real Housewivesupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 16:51:00

"That trash is delusional," the Bravo exec says after Montag suggests she's joining Real Housewives

People.com: Simon Cowell Confirms He'll Be a Judge on X Factorupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 10:08:00

He's mum on the other judges, but says the winner of the show will get a $5 million record contract

People.com: The Bachelorette's Chris Lambton Finds Loveupdated: Mon Jan 31 2011 22:09:00

He may have lost out on getting the final rose from The Bachelorette's Ali Fedotowsky but runner-up Chris Lambton has found love off camera.

People.com: The Bachelor's Emily Opens Up About NASCAR Dateupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 13:09:00

Brad Womack takes Maynard, whose racecar driver fiancé died in a plane crash, on a date to a racetrack

People.com: Snooki Finds a 'Gorgeous' Guy on Jersey Shoreupdated: Fri Jan 21 2011 10:09:00

JWoww sets her roommate up on a date with a friend. The only problem is "he's Irish"

Can a reboot save 'American Idol'?updated: Wed Jan 19 2011 14:46:00

Sure "American Idol" is returning, but is it coming back any better?

People.com: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez Will Wed in 2011, Say Friendsupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 17:50:00

"I would be shocked if they're not married before 2012," says Bachelorette host Chris Harrison

People.com: Snooki: Passing Out in a Garbage Can 'Sucks'updated: Wed Jan 05 2011 20:15:00

The Jersey Shore star tells Ellen she tries to avoid blacking out and doesn't want to be a role model

2010 obsessions: Is reality TV the new scripted drama?updated: Tue Jan 04 2011 05:49:00

This year, TV fans bid a sad farewell to some beloved scripted programming, with long-time favorites such as "Law & Order," "24," "Lost" and newcomers such as "Rubicon" and "Terriers" leaving behind empty space in a lot of DVRs.

People.com: Snooki's New Year's Eve Ball to Drop in New Jerseyupdated: Thu Dec 30 2010 18:29:00

Without permission to do the stunt in Times Square, the Jersey Shore star will ring in 2011 in Seaside Heights, N.J.

Brides compete for surgery on new showupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:04:00

CNN's Brooke Anderson explains a new reality show that pits bride-to-be against bride-to-be for plastic surgery.

'Bridalplasty': Double-edged sword for reality TV?updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 15:04:00

Money, husbands, record deals or a free stay at a celebrity sober living house.

People.com: Ali Fedotowsky and Roberto Martinez Slow Down Wedding Plansupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 10:29:00

"We're still just as happy as we were," says the Bachelorette star, but "why rush?"

10 reality TV quittersupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 15:16:00

As a reality TV fiend, I assumed that "Top Chef: Just Desserts" was going to be totally vanilla. Oh, how wrong I was.

Reality TV and suicide intertwine once againupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 11:43:00

Which came first, the troubles or the fame?

People.com: Lauren Conrad Returns to Reality TVupdated: Sat Sep 25 2010 14:29:00

The former Hills star turned mogul will debut MTV series about life as designer

'Jersey Shore' app targets your abs, tan, laundryupdated: Tue Sep 21 2010 19:47:00

If you want to pay a reality-TV star $5 to tell you where the closest laundromat is (and let's be honest -- who doesn't?), now's your chance.

Will you buy 'The Situation' iPhone app?updated: Tue Sep 21 2010 19:47:00

HLN's Showbiz Tonight's panel weighs in on whether or not they will buy the "Jersey Shore's" ab fab iPhone app.

People.com: Will Chris Lambton or Ty Brown Be the Next Bachelor?updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 22:28:00

Both men were offered the starring role in ABC's reality show, a source tells PEOPLE

People.com: How Top Chef Beat Amazing Race for the Emmyupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 15:29:00

Padma Lakshmi told Phil Keoghan, "We're taking you down this year!" - and they did

People.com: Jesse Csincsak & Ann Lueders Keep the Wedding Party Goingupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 13:48:00

"The whole weekend has gone by so quickly," says the former Bachelorette star

People.com: Emmy Winners and Nomineesupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 12:34:00

Get the rundown of the night's biggest categories for the 2010 Emmy Awards

What happens when reality TV starts getting realupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 21:50:00

Fans of Fantasia Barrino's reality show "Fantasia For Real" won't have long before they learn if the series will live up to its name.

'Real Housewives" escort prompts investigation by U.S. Park Policeupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 03:27:00

The U.S. Park Police have launched an investigation into whether any of its officers broke department regulations by providing an escort to the stars of reality TV show "The Real Housewives of D.C." a spokesman said.

People.com: Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger Isn't Giving Up on Loveupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 20:28:00

"I feel there is another man out there for me," she tells PEOPLE after calling off her engagement with Andy Friedman

People.com: Millionaire Matchmaker's Patti Stanger Calls Off Engagementupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 11:49:00

The Bravo reality star and her fiancé clashed over having kids

'American Idol': Implosion or genius?updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 19:28:00

"American Idol" fans can be demanding when it comes to their favorite show, but their arguments are usually about the contestants.

'Jersey Shore' American icons?updated: Thu Jul 29 2010 14:14:00

Some hard-hitting news publications are jumping on the "Jersey Shore" bandwagon. Showbiz Tonight analyzes the hype.

In defense of reality TVupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 14:14:00

You've heard all the criticisms.

What makes a two-hour show work? Process of eliminationupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 11:31:00

When it comes to reality competition shows, it seems less is not more.

Broken-hearted 'Bachelor' contestants who found love after the showupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 11:40:00

Back in 2007, "Bachelor" viewers were shocked when lame-oid Brad Womack decided not to choose either of the final 2 contestants (Jenni Croft or DeAnna Pappas) in the show's last episode. Uh, didn't he get that memo about the point of the show?

And the nominees are....updated: Thu Jul 08 2010 14:24:00

Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.

Why are you still watching 'The Bachelor'?updated: Thu Jun 24 2010 14:33:00

Of the 14 "Bachelors" and five "Bachelorettes" who've handed out roses to prospective life partners on ABC's hit reality show, only four couples are still together and only two have actually gotten married.

What to watch on TV this summerupdated: Wed May 12 2010 12:54:00

There was a time when summer television was a wasteland of re-runs and remaining episodes of canceled shows that networks wanted to burn off.

What's behind 'American Idol's' ratings slide?updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 19:32:00

For years "American Idol" has been known to its competitors by a moniker meant to express its popularity and immense ratings: "The Death Star."

'American Idol' ratings down?updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 19:32:00

CNN's Larry King asks the cast how they're enjoying the ninth season of "American Idol."

Why so much Kate-hate for Gosselin?updated: Fri Apr 16 2010 10:58:00

It seems that all the good will that reality-TV star Kate Gosselin built during her divorce from Jon Gosselin has sunk lower than her scores on "Dancing with the Stars."

People.com: Kara DioGuardi Gets Political - as Dad Runs for Officeupdated: Fri Mar 26 2010 14:10:00

"I love him, he's my dad and I wish him well," the American Idol judge tells PEOPLE

People.com: Sarah Palin to Host Alaska Reality-TV Seriesupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 18:31:00

Sarah Palin's Alaska is headed for the Discovery Channel

The next generation of reality TV is all celebrities, all the timeupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 18:25:00

I thought the whole point of reality TV was for some unknown Joe or Jane Schmo to have their 15 minutes of fame. But it's becoming more and more about celebrities trying to extend or reclaim their 15 minutes. (Hello, Jessica Simpson! And Steven Seagal!) Sure, this can be entertaining from time to time, but usually not in a good way.

People.com: Kara DioGuardi Says Bikini Stunt Changed Her Lifeupdated: Mon Mar 15 2010 11:55:00

The American Idol judge credits singing in a swimsuit with maintaining her TV career

Reality TV is entrepreneurs' friendupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 10:47:00

A giddy fan of the TV reality show "Top Chef" greets Kevin Gillespie as they pose for a picture, "You should have definitely come in first!"

Reality TV helps entrepreneursupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 10:47:00

One entrepreneur's recipe for success included reality TV, but it is not a sure thing. CNN's Reynolds Wolf reports.

TV matchmakers help audiences find loveupdated: Sun Feb 28 2010 15:55:00

Thanks to a crop of how-to dating shows, such as Bravo's "The Millionaire Matchmaker" and VH1's "Tough Love," more people are reaching out to matchmakers, making an age-old art fashionable again.

Ellen DeGeneres' 'Idol' performance draws mixed reviewsupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 10:35:00

Even before Ellen DeGeneres took her seat on "American Idol," the roar began.

Reality show real estate rakes in profitupdated: Fri Feb 19 2010 07:52:00

Want to rent the "Jersey Shore" house in Seaside Heights, New Jersey? It'll cost you.

People.com: Sold! Jon & Kate's Starter Home Sells - at a Lossupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 19:36:00

The former TV couple lose more than $20,000 on the sale of their 5-bedroom Pennsylvania home

Simon Cowell ready for 'complete domination of TV'updated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:41:00

Simon Cowell's departure from "American Idol" is a sign that the British judge is ready to take on the challenge of becoming the world's biggest entertainer, according to a long time friend and former colleague.

Waterman on Cowell's empireupdated: Thu Jan 28 2010 12:41:00

Record producer and former British Pop Idol judge, Pete Waterman talks about Simon Cowell's decision to leave the American show.

'Idol' vs 'X Factor': Which Simon show will triumph?updated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:45:00

News that acerbic British judge Simon Cowell is quitting the hugely popular talent show, "American Idol," has led to intense speculation as to whether the show can survive without him.

Stars react to Simon Cowellupdated: Tue Jan 12 2010 14:45:00

Celebs react to the news that Simon Cowell is leaving "American Idol" after this season.

Simon Cowell closer to inking deal for new reality showupdated: Thu Dec 17 2009 16:22:00

The buzz over Simon Cowell leaving his post at "American Idol" to launch a U.S. version of his British hit music contest "The X Factor" hit a fever pitch this week.

What do reality TV stars make, anyway?updated: Thu Nov 05 2009 11:34:00

After the premiere of VH1's "Sex Rehab," I found myself thinking one thing: How much did folks get paid to be on this show, because I certainly hope it's a whole heck of a lot.

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