Paradise Hotel

2003, TV Show


Q&A: Fox Reality Kingpin Mike Darnell on Why He's Leaving, and What's Next

Mike Darnell

There's a reason why they call Mike Darnell the "dark prince" of reality TV. Darnell, who on Friday announced his exit as the president of alternative entertainment at Fox, is still best known for his in-your-face fare like Joe Millionaire, Alien Autopsy: Fact or Fiction, The Swan, When Animals Attack and Man vs. Beast.

Some of those shows, like Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire and Temptation Island, led to juicy TV scandals. (It's why the New York Times once billed him as TV's "point man for perversity.") But Darnell also oversaw the biggest TV phenomenon of the past decade: American Idol, a show that was unbeatable in its prime... read more

CSI: Miami's Ex Appeal and More News Briefs

Elizabeth Berkley by Dimitrios Kambouris/

Saved by the Bell's Elizabeth Berkley makes her first appearance on CSI: Miami as Horatio's ex-wife on Jan. 14.... Peter Berg is in talks to direct Tom Cruise in the spy thriller Edwin A. Salt.... Paradise Hotel 2 premieres Feb. 4 at 9 pm/ET on MyNetworkTV, with a TV-MA version running at 1 am on Fox Reality Channel. Oooh.... Cable TV exec Fred Dressler, a founder of E! Entertainment and a proponent of VOD programming and PVR usage, died Dec. 24 of pancreatic cancer. He was 66.... Stu Nahan, a longtime sportscaster also known for his cameos in the Rocky movies, died Wednesday after a battle with lymphoma. He was 81. read more

BB 5 Alum Di's Trying on All-Stars

Diane Henry, Big Brother 7: All-Stars

Last Thursday Diane Henry became the third and final alumna of Season 5 to be eliminated from the Big Brother 7: All-Stars house. The 24-year-old had engaged in a "showmance" with winner Drew her first time on the series and landed in third place, but this time she couldn't find people to ally with. caught up with Diane to ask about the Mr. & Mrs. Smith rumor, Mike Boogie's crush and if she's still angry at read more

Hotel's Toni Sings? Unreal!

She's mud-wrestled a dork, cried enough crocodile tears to fill up the Great Lakes and swapped more spit than a kissing-booth attendant during Fleet Week. Yet hot-tempered Toni Ferrari tells TV Guide Online that none of her experiences on Love Cruise or Paradise Hotel could have prepared her for what she heard at the recording sessions for's Christmas album, Holiday in the Fishbowl: Performed by the Reality TV Singers. What gave her such a shock? Her own voice! "Madonna's career is safe," she says with a laugh. "When [American Idol runner-up] Nikki McKibbin started to sing, I felt like a dying cat in the recording booth. I sound like ["Goldfinger" belter] Shirley Bassey on a really bad day!" So, if the buxom bruiser isn't itching to make an appearance on TRL, why subject unsuspecting music lovers to her renditions of "Deck the Halls" and "Let's Make Christmas Real This Year" — esp read more

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Premiered: June 18, 2003, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A reality show involving 11 hotel guests whose alliances decided who stayed and who went. Think of it as a stepchild of `The Real World' and `Big Brother'...with room service. Each week, a guest was ousted and replaced by a member of the studio audience.



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