Donell pleads guilty to assaulting 17-year-old girlfriend, gets probation.

Donell pleads guilty to assaulting 17-year-old girlfriend, gets probation.
After being “arrested for outstanding warrants stemming, in part, from his failure to show up for a court hearing last month,” Road Rules: South Pacific cast member Donell Langham pled guilty in a Mass. court “for striking his girlfriend, Erin Soper, then 17, and throwing her to the ground and dragging her several feet,” The Smoking Gun reports. Donell will be on probation for a year and was “directed to enter a batterer’s program, and ordered to stay away from his former teenage paramour.” He apparently hasn’t been staying away from her until now, since “[e]arlier this month, Soper [his former girlfriend] told police that Langham threatened her and tried to intimidate her into not testifying against him.”

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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