Earthquake Rattles Cast of Big Brother 10, Judge Judy

07/30/2008 AT 12:00 AM EDT

The ground shook Tuesday, when an earthquake that measured 5.4 on the Richter scale struck metropolitan Los Angeles. For reality shows filming in the area, it added an extra dose of drama. Watch the cast of Big Brother 10 react to the tremors and head outside for safety.

The Hills star Lauren Conrad also felt the quake and blogged about it on her official MySpace page. "Everything is good with me and my house," she posted. "Life in LA...always something exciting going on."

In another part of town, proceedings in the Judge Judy courtroom were interrupted by the sudden seismic event, sending trial observers -- and Judge Judy herself -- scrambling for a doorway. Keep reading to see the disorder in the court.

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