man with guns stopped on the way to American Idol set; was worker with antique guns.

man with guns stopped near American Idol set; was worker with antique guns.
A man with a “car full of rifles, handguns and loaded magazines” was arrested Friday at the entrance of CBS Studio City on his way to the set of American Idol, KACL 9 reported. However, the man, who was working for a set construction company building American Idol sets, turned out to be “[a] weapons enthusiast with a trunkload of antique guns” and “whose hobbies include participating in historical battle re-enactments,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. The paper reports he was “taken into custody for questioning” and so far “no charges had been filed.” Big Brother 3‘s house is also located on the CBS Studio City lot.
+ plus: in the UK, BBC Twi plans series like Pop Idol–but with historic buildings as the contestants.

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.