Simon says he wanted to quit after Tamyra left American Idol.

Simon says he wanted to quit after Tamyra left American Idol.
When Tamyra Gray was voted off American Idol, Simon Cowell said “it was a bad thing … I didn’t want to stay on the show” because she was the “best singer.” Why did he stay? “The money. That was it. Sorry.” Tamyra is currently guest starring on Boston Public and is recording a record. Simon’s comments came during the Oprah’s “After the Show” segment, which airs on Oxygen and can be watched online. Of rumors about Justin and Kelly’s romance, he said, “You want to know a secret? Justin has fallen in love with somebody–called his reflection.”
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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.