Fantasia Lands Reality Show, Octomum Gets Real, A Star Is Born in Britain, And More

by | April 16, 2009 at 10:58 AM | The Ticker

From Idol To More Reality: Fantasia Barrino has landed her own reality series at VH1, to premiere in 2010. The show will focus on “her tough upbringing to her meteoric rise on the national scene thanks to ‘American Idol,’” says VH1 VP Jeff Olde. Cameras will follow her day to day life that includes being a single mother and a Grammy-award winning recording star.

Octo Reality Show: It’s confirmed, Nadya Suleman has her reality show – in the UK, and created by Eyeworks productions. “What I’m doing with this TV show is basically creating documentaries about the lives of my children,” said Suleman. “It’s going to be an ongoing thing, and it will follow them from now until they are 18.” The contract hasn’t been signed yet.

A Star is Born: The latest UK sensation to wow ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judges isn’t a beeper king opera savant – it’s a cute little old lady from Brightwood. Susan Boyle blew competitors away when she belted out a near-perfect version of ‘I Dream a Dream’ from Les Mis. Watch Susan sing HERE. Boyle also performed on Thursday mornings CBS “Early Show” from her kitchen in Scotland.

Vick’s Post-Jail Reality: Even his dogs snagged a reality show, so why shouldn’t he? The most hated man in America, Michael Vick, has left the state penn in Atlanta where he spent 23 months and is now said to be shopping around for his own series. His idea is to “make amends for his past,” which includes abusing puppies by hosting dogfighting matches.

Rudy’s All Grown Up: The Cosby Show’s littlest star, Rudy, has snagged two TV series. Keshia Knight Pulliam will host ‘Dance Your Ass Off’ on Oxygen, where contestants will lose weight while dancing; and the reality show, ‘Keshia and Kaseem,’ which will follow her as she moves in with her boyfriend, enterpreneur Kaseem Penn.