American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Justin Guarini release CDs today.

American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Justin Guarini release CDs today.
American Idol 2‘s winner and runner-up go head to head in CD sales today, as their debut singles are released. Clay Aiken’s This Is The Night/On The Wings Of Love remains at the top of Amazon’s list of best-selling CDs, with winner Ruben Studdard’s Flying Without Wings/Superstar still far behind at number nine (as of midnight). Also out today is American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini’s self-titled debut album. It features his version of “Unchained Melody” and a duet with “Timeless” with Kelly Clarkson, and currently ranks at number 73, with Kelly’s record still in the top 25.
+ plus: no more 205 shirts for Ruben, who says shirt company “is not indicative of what I am about.”

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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