$1 million advance for Queer Eye book.

$1 million advance for Queer Eye book.
Random House has paid a $1 million advance to the creators and producers for a book based upon Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The book, which is expected to be released in Feb. by Random House’s Clarkson Potter imprint, will offer “edgy yet practical advice” from the Fab Five, Clarkson Potter’s VP tells the New York Post. Keith Kelly repots that “[i]t is not clear exactly how the advance money will be divvied up between the company that conceived the show and the stars and their agents.”
+ also: dismissed pilot episode Culture Guy says it probably “had more to do with my age than my race.”
+ and: a conversation with the Fab Five.
+ update: the book’s title mirrors the show, and is subtitled “The Fab 5’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better.”

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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