Plus, Jessie J’s scary stalker, and Robbie Williams’ baby joy
We’ll start today’s reality TV news with former Big Brother star Brian Belo and the ongoing saga in which he claims hit TV show The Only Way Is Essex was his idea…
And after issuing a lawsuit against ITV and Lime Pictures, who make the show, part of his legal demands are that both companies hand over copies of every single episode of the show that’s ever aired, and those that haven’t yet been broadcast.
In his High Court writ, which was made public last night, in addition to calling for an injunction to stop TOWIE airing, Brian demanded “forfeiture” of all “infringing articles” including “all copies of The Only Way Is Essex”.
The Sun adds, “The 13-page writ also includes correspondence between Lime Pictures and Brian in which he is asked for help sourcing ‘contact details of individuals within the Format’.”
However, ITV and Lime Pictures have denied that they ripped Brian off, and said his claim against them will be “vigorously defended”.
In other news, The Voice coach Jessie J was “horrified” to learn that a teenaged fan injured her leg deliberately in order to emulate her.
Jessie of course broke her foot last year and had to cancel a number of gigs as a result. She was in plaster for weeks and will have permanent pain from the injury, despite the fact that it’s now healed.
However, the teenager, who can’t be named for legal reasons, sent Jessie a picture of her injuries and a note which read, “I will do anything to be just like you.”
A source close to Jessie told TV Biz, “She’s horrified this happened. Jessie’s a really, really sensitive and kind girl who loves keeping in touch with her fans.
“But this incident was just too much for her and she ended up getting really frightened and upset.
“She was sad that a fan hurt herself to look like her — but she was also scared for her own safety.”
Another source added, “Now Jessie’s on The Voice and getting bigger and bigger, she knows it is time to review security and the risks to her.
“She loves her fans but these things are unavoidable in this day and age.
“It happens to all pop stars as they become bigger. It’s one of the downfalls of fame. Jessie would prefer it wasn’t this way.”
And finally today, some lovely news from rock star Robbie Williams; he and his wife Ayda are expecting their first baby.
Robbie announced his news via his personal blog where he posted an open letter to fans revealing that the couple had already had scans of the baby and are now busy preparing for his/her arrival.
He wrote, “We had sex! It works! Me and Ayda are going to be mummy and daddy this year.
“We’ve seen scans and cried. We’ve looked at babies in commercials and teared up.
“The nursery is already planned. Basically I’m in love with a little person growing in mummy’s belly. And I can’t wait to be a daddy.
He ended the statement by saying, “Much love, much joy. Roberto, Mum and Little Bump.”
And Robbie’s friend, TV host Jonathan Wilkes revealed that he’s chuffed the news is finally out.
He said, “Thank god. That’s the biggest secret I’ve ever kept. I’m so proud of my mate and Ayda.
“They are gonna be amazing parents.”
What lovely news! Congrats Robbie and Ayda!
More reality TV news soon.