fraternity members kill, eat 50-year-old fish; helicopter noise bothers residents.

fraternity members kill, eat 50-year-old fish; helicopter noise bothers residents.
First, MTV was denied the right to film on the UC Santa Cruz campus, where they’re following Delta Omega Chi for Fraternity Life 2. Now, two fraternity members are in trouble for stealing, killing, and eating a 50-something-year-old Japanese koi fish from a campus pond. They “used a stolen rake to swat the gentle, 3-foot-long fish out of the pond, killed it and later cooked it,” according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. The DA is looking into charges, and the students could be expelled; the fraternity says it just two members were involved, not the whole fraternity. Earlier, Santa Cruz residents complained about noise from a low-flying helicopter, which was shooting set-up shots for the show; some residents even called 911. The FAA approved the 4.5 hour flight and says there were no violations, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

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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