producers’ lawyer says tabloid wrong, Kelly “didn’t have a recording deal.”

producers’ lawyer says tabloid wrong, Kelly “didn’t have a recording deal.”
After revelations that Kelly Clarkson may have had a recording contract before auditioning for American Idol, which would have been against the show’s rules, a lawyer for those she was recording songs for says The Sun’s story, as reported by the New York Post, was wrong. Instead, “Kelly had a contract to record five songs for the purpose of getting a recording agreement and nothing came of this,” Jay Cooper, the lawyer representing the producers, told Knight Ridder. He says Kelly “did ‘nothing wrong'” and also says the tabloid “got it wrong. … She didn’t have a recording deal.”
+ also: producers: “Kelly Clarkson … did not breach any rules of the competition.”
+ and: Kelly’s stepfather: “She’s never been under any kind of a contract other than the one with American Idol.”

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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