reports: Seattle’s Stephen arrested, has warrants for prostitution; Irene says producers hid Stephen’s gayness.

Seattle’s Stephen arrested, has warrants for prostitution; Irene says producers hid Stephen’s gayness.
The Real World Seattle‘s Stephen, a.k.a. Steven Anthony Williams, was arrested Tuesday for a felony: “tak[ing a] vehicle w/o owner’s consent,” or joyriding. The Smoking Gun reports that cops then “discovered he was wanted for failing to make court appearances related to a January 2001 arrest on two misdemeanor counts.” Those were for “hustling in Hollywood” and “loitering in a public place ‘with the intent to commit prostitution,'” according to the site’s report and court records. His bail was set at $31,299 and he’s being held at the men’s central jail in L.A.

In other Stephen news, John of Johnny A Go Go recently revealed gossip about Stephen that he heard from a friend of Irene’s. According to her, “Stephen was picked for the house because he was openly gay, black and Jewish during his audition process. … However, after he got into the house, Stephen refused to play gay for the camera.” Irene complained to the show’s producers because she thought it “wasn’t very ‘real world’ to willingly hide Stephen’s orientation.” The producers “threatened to make her look crazy if she tried to leave or reveal Stephen’s secret,” which she did shortly before Stephen slapped her upside the head on camera. Just Irene’s bitterness or the truth about the situation?

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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