Reality TV

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With Murder, Suicide, Foreclosures, Assaults, Sometimes Reality TV Is All Too Real

Reality came crashing in on Russell Armstrong. With the second season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” set to premiere in a few weeks, and a pending lawsuit and divorce, the venture capitalist-turned reality personality hanged himself.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2011

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Missed Today’s ‘Amazing Race’ Tryout? It’s Not Too Late

Auditions were held Friday on the Radford lot for teams wanting to try out for “The Amazing Race.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2011

Christopher Knight and Adrianne Curry are calling it quits. (credit: AP)

Reality TV Couple Calls It Quits ‘Knight’ Before Their 5th Anniversary

He’s a Brady. She was the first “America’s Next Top Model.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/31/2011

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No Joke: Betty White To Host Prankster Reality Show

The unstoppable Betty White is taking on reality TV with a hidden-camera show that turns senior citizens into merry pranksters.


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Dwarf Couple Sues E! Over Emotional Distress

A dwarf couple from southern New Jersey has filed a defamation lawsuit against a cable television channel that used a doctored photo of the pair to spoof reality television shows.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/30/2011

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Nick Cannon’s Brother Released From Police Custody After Alleged Robbery

Gabriel Cannon, brother of actor Nick Cannon and brother-in-law of singer/actress Mariah Carey, and two other people have been released from a North Hollywood police station after an initial investigation.


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Mike Tyson Is A Real Big ‘Housewives’ Fan

Mike Tyson is taken with a new kind of sparring these days.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/07/2011

British chef Jamie Oliver poses for the media prior to the opening of his new dinner show 'Das Jamie Oliver Dinner Frankfurt' on January 14, 2009 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (credit: Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)

Jamie Oliver In Food Fight With LA Schools

British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver has perfected his anti-obesity recipe over the years: blend a passion for nutrition with reality TV, garnish with a catchy moniker, et voila! — “Food Revolution.”


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‘Undercover Boss’ Producer Discusses New, Tell-All Book

“Undercover Boss” Executive Producer Eli Holzman spoke with KCAL 9 about the new book, “Undercover Boss: Inside the TV Phenomenon that is Changing Bosses and Employees Everywhere.” It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the dynamic CEOs […]

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/22/2010

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Palin Downplays 2012 Run In Reality TV Show

Will she or won’t she? That’s the question behind Sarah Palin’s new reality TV show that weaves a political message through the scenic landscapes of Alaska.


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Heidi Montag Drops Plans To Divorce Spencer Pratt

Montag, 23, has dropped her plans to divorce Pratt, who was her co-star on MTV’s “The Hills.” She filed a motion for dismissal of her divorce petition Wednesday in Santa Monica Superior Court.


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O.C. ‘Housewife’ Has ‘Real’ Hubby Tossed In Jail For Domestic Violence

Tamra Barney, one of the “Real Housewives of Orange County,” had her estranged husband, Simon Barney, arrested on domestic violence charges Monday after he allegedly threw a dog leash at her.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/21/2010