Michael tells Howard Stern that the pig wasn’t drugged; says killing was humane.

Michael tells Howard Stern that the pig wasn’t drugged; says killing was humane.
Michael told Howard Stern on Monday (scroll down to 3/5/01, 8:50 a.m.) that the pig he stabbed and killed was not drugged, and said that the hunt actually took about two hours. Elsewhere, Michael said that the killing broadcast on Survivor 2 that angered animal rights activists and others, including cast member Kimmi, was done humanly: “I absolutely killed that pig in as humanely a manner as I possibly could.” Michael also told the AP that he does not “harbor any grudges for anybody for what their beliefs are. But I have my belief system and I hope they respect mine.”

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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