During a lawsuit that alleged the celebrity Southern cook, Paula Deen and her brother Bubba Hier, of being publicly prejudiced, Deen was dropped from hosting her loved Food Network show.
During the trial, she admitted to most of the acts she was accused of. Including referring to some of her POC employees with derogatory, offensive words.
Lifetime's Dance Moms
We have to admit, we were pretty shocked when we saw Abby Lee Miller's name in the headlines (and in handcuffs). The dance instructor and choreographer whose school was the focus of the reality show "Dance Moms", was found guilty (on several counts) of bankruptcy fraud. She subsequently served a year behind bars.
With the dance teacher locked up, the show ended, of course. Although she was released in 2018, things haven't been the same for her, and they probably never will be.
MTV's 16 and Pregnant
Farrah Abraham, one of the featured young moms on MTV's "16 and Pregnant" became somewhat of a D-list celebrity among her peers when she appeared on the show for having a child as a teenager.
It wasn’t until years later when she began having plastic surgery and started a career in the adult film industry that Abraham really "expanded her fanbase".
Jillian Michael of The Biggest Loser
Jilian Michaels, the loved fitness instructor, and "The Biggest Loser team" leader is known to push her contestants (and personal clients) to their limits in order to achieve results they'd never imagined. But, apparently on the show, she took her job a bit too far at times.
The team head was found guilty of providing her contestants with "unapproved caffeine pills". Whether or not it gave her team an advantage couldn't be determined but because of this, her team was penalized with an additional four pounds (1.8 kg) per contestant on the following week's weigh-in.
Fox's Million Dollar Money Drop
Fox's game show, "Million Dollar Money Drop", lasted just one season. Despite its short run, it managed to squeeze in, not one, but two scandals. Starting with $1 million, contestants had to place some or all of the money on possible answers to the presented seven multiple-choice questions. In the end, contestants could leave with whatever money they had left after the questions.
The first issue involved the contesting couple, Andrew and Patricia Murray, who bet their whole $580,000 sum on a single response, only to be told that their answer was incorrect. They later filed a suit seeking their $580k (plus damages), arguing the question was not properly explained, which is why their answer was "incorrect". Another incident involved contestants, Gabe Okoye and Brittany Mayti, who lost a painful $800,000 on a question. They were sure of their answer, and the show later admitted they did, in fact, answer correctly. However, rather than give them the money they deserve, the show offered simply offered to "let them" play again and that never happened because the show got canceled.
Reality Show Romance-Heather Rae and Tarek El Moussa
In what only could've been cooked up by the reality TV show gods, property developer Tarek El Moussa of "Flipping 101" and realtor Heather Rae Young from "Selling Sunset" found one another and fell in love! Luckily for fans of the couple, snippets of their relationship were shown on both reality shows.
The lovebirds said "I do" in a lavish wedding that took place on October 23rd, 2021 in Montecito, California. Some tear-jerking moments from their big day were featured in the season 5 finale of "Selling Sunset," giving fans (and haters) of the property-obsessed pair a sneak peek into the ceremony and celebrations.