Mike once arrested for “elaborate scheme” to smuggle Batman & Robin footage; may not own Belly.

Mike once arrested for “elaborate scheme” to smuggle Batman & Robin footage; may not own Belly.
The Smoking Gun has uncovered documents showing that Mike Carri–the same Mike that’s living in the Big Brother 2 house, even though he now goes by Mike Malin–was arrested and charged with five misdemeanors for breaking into the set of Batman & Robin and taking hidden camera photos and/or video a few years back. Mike and friends had done the same thing twice previously, selling the footage to Inside Edition. Additionally, The Smoking Gun was unable to find Mike’s name on licensing or ownership documents kept by California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
+ also: We Like Mike? Not quite: The guestbook postings on a Mike fan site are nearly all full of invective. A protest is even being planned for tonight at Belly, the club Mike co-owns.

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.