producers, network, label back Kelly; album delayed as movie begins filming.

producers, network, label back Kelly; album delayed as movie begins filming.
The producers of American Idol, along with FOX, are standing behind their winner, saying she did nothing wrong by working with other producers to record a few songs last spring–songs they now want to release. In a statement reprinted by Entertainment Weekly, they said she “did not breach any rules of the competition” and won the “competition fairly and was rightfully chosen by the American public … We at 19 Entertainment, Fremantle Media and Fox are proud of our winner.” EW also reports that Kelly’s album will be again delayed, possibly until late spring. She’s about to start filming From Justin to Kelly, a kind-of fictional movie wherein “30 aspiring singers compete in a karaoke-style sing-off, as they’re criticized and mocked by judges, and gradually eliminated until there is only one,” according to Greg Dean Schmitz.

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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