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Radio Host Spent 'Intense' 27 Minutes on Call With Suicidal Man

The UK's Iain Lee kept 'Chris' on the line while emergency services scrambled to find him

(Newser) - For nearly half an hour, a British radio host kept a suicidal man on the line while rescuers tried to find him, an experience he now calls "intense and upsetting" and which has earned him praise as a "hero." Iain Lee, an ex-I'm a Celebrity …...

Reality Show Crisis: Not Enough Roaches to Pour on Celebs

'I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here' needs more bugs

(Newser) - I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here—the reality show known for hosting such luminaries as Stephen Baldwin and Speidi —has a true emergency on its hands. An Australian drought has led to a cockroach shortage, the Sun reports, meaning the show is in desperate need of...

20 Reality Shows With Awful Prizes

Fame? Money? Marriage? Think again

(Newser) - Before you bust out your Michael Jackson impression for a shot at $1 million on America’s Got Talent, consider this: That $1 million is actually $375,000. Unless, of course, you want to take $25,000—before taxes—per year for 40 years. The Daily Beast tells the truth...

Politics' Silliest Moments of '09
 Politics' Silliest Moments of '09 
Year in Review

Politics' Silliest Moments of '09

From Dancin' DeLay to Roberts' inaugural flub, 'twas a weird year

(Newser) - Politics isn’t always a deadly serious game of statesmanship. Sometimes it’s goofy. Politico recalls the most bizarre moments of 2009:
  • Barack Obama sworn in—twice: Obama joked that they’d done it because “we decided it was so much fun.”
  • Sarah Palin resigns: Even her aides

I'm a Celeb Contestants Charged in Rat-Eating

 I'm a Celeb 
 Charged in 
I'm a rat, get me out of here!

I'm a Celeb Contestants Charged in Rat-Eating

Animal-rights activists not amused by stunt

(Newser) - Turns out that killing and eating a rat on I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here was a bad idea on many levels—including the animal cruelty charges that two contestants are now facing. Series winner and chef Gino D'Acampo and actor Stuart Manning are facing charges in Australia...

Stephen Baldwin Declares Bankruptcy

(Newser) - Stephen Baldwin has declared bankruptcy after grappling unsuccessfully with millions of dollars of debt, reports AP. The actor owes $1.2 million in mortgages on a New York property, $1 million in back taxes and $700,000 in credit card debt, according to documents filed yesterday in a New York...

I'm a Celebrity Voters Boot Patti Blagojevich

(Newser) - Patti Blagojevich survived 23 days in the Costa Rican jungle, but she won't be a reality TV champ, reports the Chicago Tribune. Viewers voted Blagojevich off the NBC series I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here tonight. The wife of Illinois' notorious ex-governor took her husband's place on the...

Hallelujah: E! Goes Speidi-Free

94% of readers are sick of reading about reality show couple

(Newser) - Christmas has come early for anyone who sick to death of the antics of Spencer and Heidi Pratt. E! has decided to go Speidi-free after a recent poll, in which 94% of respondents said the “stars” of such reality gems as The Hills and I’m a Celebrity …...

Speidi to Roker: We Forgive You

...but who are you, again?

(Newser) - Heidi and Spencer Pratt still aren’t sure exactly who Al Roker is, but they forgive him for taking them to task yesterday on Today. “I forgive you,” Heidi told Roker through Us. “It’s OK. The devil gets into all of us sometimes. You’re forgiven....

Speidi vs. Al Roker: It Is On
 Speidi vs. Al Roker: It Is On 

Speidi vs. Al Roker: It Is On

(Newser) - An interview with Al Roker on NBC’s Today show took a lot out of Heidi and Spencer Pratt, RyanSeacrest.com reports. “I'm still trying to figure out, was the weatherman asking us questions?” Spencer asked, befuddled. “I thought we were getting interviewed by Matt Lauer or something....

Baldwin House Going Up for Auction

(Newser) - The house of financially challenged actor Stephen Baldwin is going up for auction later this month, the Lower Hudson Journal News reports. The I'm a Celebrity—Get Me Out of Here! star paid $515,000 for the New York state property 12 years ago, but he and wife Kennya have...

Speidi Back Again—Or Not
 Speidi Back Again—Or Not 

Speidi Back Again—Or Not

Also back: Jon and Kate, Zack Morris

(Newser) - Spiritual fasting, spouse belittling: Just another Monday night on TV. Highlights:
  • Spencer and Heidi Pratt appeared on last night’s I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! but they look to have left the show for good following their were-they-or-weren’t-they-tortured drama, E! reports. The melodramatic pair

'Dying' Heidi Pratt Rushed to Hospital

Reality star ill from I'm a Celebrity treatment, in-law says

(Newser) - Heidi Pratt was rushed to a Costa Rica hospital yesterday after nearly 3 days without food and water on I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here—if the family's version of the story is true, E! Online reports. The Hills star "was throwing up 30 times with...

Mrs. Blago Thrives in the Jungle

Illinois viewers groan as ex-gov's wife munches tarantuala, discusses hubby

(Newser) - Patti Blagojevich is proving to be more popular in the Costa Rican jungle than in Illinois, the New York Times reports. Blagojevich's fellow D-list celebs on reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here voted to make the wife of disgraced ex-governor Rod Blagojevich immune from elimination by...

Speidi's Celebrity Drama Drags On
 Speidi's Celebrity 
 Drama Drags On 

Speidi's Celebrity Drama Drags On

(Newser) - After quitting three times in two days, Heidi and Spencer Pratt want back on NBC's I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, USA Today reports. "We realized it's not even about us … it's about charity," Heidi said. Viewers will have to wait until tonight to...

Speidi Still on I'm a Celeb , Sigh
 Speidi Still on I'm a Celeb, Sigh 

Speidi Still on I'm a Celeb, Sigh

Plus, LiLo stalks Sam, LeAnn stalks Eddie, and more

(Newser) - You can stop holding your collective breath, world: Spencer and Heidi Pratt are still on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, their rep confirms to Us. Last night’s episode implied the reality couple, after trying to quit twice, really left—but a pair of people spotted...

LiLo Could Bring Down Fashion House
 LiLo Could Bring 
 Down Fashion House 

LiLo Could Bring Down Fashion House

Plus, Speidi quits reality show, for real this time

(Newser) - Lindsay Lohan’s acting career is on the rocks, so she wants to try out fashion. But the head designer at House of Emanuel Ungaro—in talks with Lohan—threatened to quit if she comes aboard, the New York Post reports. Elsewhere:
  • Reality couple Spencer and Heidi Pratt has quit

I'm a Celebrity Falls Flat
 I'm a Celebrity Falls Flat 

I'm a Celebrity Falls Flat

Even with the antics of Heidi and Spencer, reality show is redundant

(Newser) - After last night's debut, the consensus is clear: With I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! airing four nights a week for 4 weeks, viewers will be the ones begging to get out:
  • Overdramatic Hills stars Spencer and Heidi Pratt “furnished most of the limited entertainment value

Next for Susan Boyle: Surviving the Jungle

Internet sensation would be a goldmine for reality show

(Newser) - Britain’s Got Talent star Susan Boyle is so hot right now, is there anything she can’t do? The latest rumor on her life post-Talent is another reality show: the British version of I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in the Australian outback, the Daily ...

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