report: Fab Five think “they are being ripped off,” but Ted seems content.

report: Fab Five think “they are being ripped off,” but Ted seems content.
The Fab Five were at a pre-Emmy party where they “proceded [sic] to grumble all night about how they are being ripped off” by their Queer Eye for the Straight Guy contracts, Page Six reports. According to the gossip page, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore went up to say hi but left quickly because they were in a bad mood. A profile in Crain’s of food guy Ted Allen, however, reveals that Ted “already received what he described as a ‘very fair cut’ of the $1.25-million advance NBC got for the first ‘Queer Eye’-branded book.” He will also likely receive “a minimum $25,000 to $125,000″ per speaking appearance, and has “signed on with Hollywood’s venerated William Morris Agency, with hopes of renegotiating his ‘Queer Eye’ contract, inking a book deal, and snaring speaking and endorsement gigs.”
+ also: report: Kyan Douglas and Queer as Folk’s Robert Gant “‘smitten’ with each other.”

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.