Judd 'Out,' Anna Nicole Live, Liza Sued
There’s a whole of action going on in Reality TV Land.
For starters, J.Lo’s recent ex, Cris Judd, has joined the cast of ABC’s “I’m a Celebrity — Get Me Out of Here!,” reports the Associated Press.
Starting Feb. 19 and running for 15 consecutive nights, the show will pit Judd against such once-stellar lights as E! princess Melissa Rivers, former MTV veejay Downtown Julie Brown, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” guru Robin Leach and George Hamilton and Rod Stewart’s ex, Alana Stewart.
They will all be dropped into the Australian Outback, and viewers will decide who stays in and who gets out, voting every night on phone or over the Internet.
Meanwhile, over on E!, “The Anna Nicole Show” returns for its second season March 2, with a new wrinkle: The debut episode will be broadcast live.
The episode will center on her hunt for a date, sort of Smith’s own version of “The Bachelorette” — only richer.
And, according to the New York Post, a third edition of FOX’s “Temptation Island” is scheduled to hit the air this summer. Applicants for the show may check out the FOX Web site, while in-person tryouts are set to be held in New York Feb. 13 and 15.
Finally, VH-1 has countersued Liza Minnelli and David Gest over the aborted reality show about their life, claiming Gest’s behavior “went so far beyond the acceptable bounds of show-business eccentricity” that he doomed the project, according to legal papers posted on the Smoking Gun Web site.
The couple sued the network for damages last year when their project was scrapped.