Ricki Lake wins 23 points: Judges' scores are combined with viewer votes to determine who is ousted each week. Basketball star Ron Artest, now known as Metta World Peace, was the first contestant to go.
Ron Artest name change didn't come in time for his appearance on the ABC-TV program. Metta World Peace is the result of the Ron Artest name change.
Metta World Peace is now officially Ron Artest's new name. Mr. World Peace's name change was initially delayed due to outstanding traffic tickets.
An upstart genre shows its influence as reality TV dominates the fall lineup and finds its techniques adopted across the TV landscape.
Nancy Grace and Chaz Bono will join the cast for Season 13 of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. The entire cast was revealed by America's Funniest Home Videos host Tom Bergeron and Dancing with the Stars Season 7 champion Brooke Burke, who co-hosted Monday night's announcement at the end of an episode of the reality TV show "Bachelor Pad." DWTS pairs celebrities with professional dancers (and choreographers) who perform in front of a panel of the three judges, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. Viewers can vote for their favorite dancing couples. Last season's winner was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and professional dancer Kym Johnson. Six of the past 12 DWTS winners have been athletes. The DWTS head of casting says, “There are some strong personalities [in Season 13]," USA today reports, "Any time it gets people talking, obviously that's a good thing. It gets people watching. This first show is definitely going to be water-cooler talk." The show opens on Sept. 19. Who are the DWTS Season 13 contestants?
Three days of riots in London and beyond have spawned a Twitter movement – a call to #prayforlondon – and an event.
A man dressed as Thomas Jefferson reads the Declaration of Independence in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on July 3, 2008. Mr. Jefferson was the primary author of the document declaring the independence of the 13 American colonies from Britain, celebrated on July 4 and known as Independence Day.
Bristol Palin vents about her ex and the McCains, but if she's learned some life lessons they don't come through in her memoir.
The Voice, on NBC, eliminated four contestants Tuesday. Another four are scheduled to depart in a special results show on The Voice Wednesday.