Duran Duran return after 20 years for Queer Eye soundtrack appearance.

Duran Duran return after 20 years for Queer Eye soundtrack appearance.
The Feb. 10 release of the Queer Eye for the Straight Guy soundtrack will include a new track by Duran Duran. “Sunrise” is the group’s “first new song in almost two decades,” Rolling Stone reports. A new special edition of the soundtrack will include “a bonus DVD containing the Wayne Isham-directed video for the theme song, a making-the-video clip and the video for Minogue’s ‘Slow.'” Speaking of albums, lest you think culture guy Jai Rodriguez is untalented or useless, he will be releasing his own solo album soon. According to Chart Attack, “Rodriguez is also an accomplished stage performer, meaning that the dude can actually sing. … His single ‘Love Is Good,’ has since become a successful New York club hit. … [And] fans have been left clamoring for more music.” The album will be out later this year.
+ update: A reader writes in, questioning Rolling Stone’s assertion that this is Duran Duran’s “first new song in almost two decades.” Pointing to the band’s discography, she asks, “Who can forget the horrible songs they came back with in the nineties? Or their tour in 2000?”
+ final update: Another reader writes in correcting the first; the RS piece references the “classic Duran Duran lineup,” and they will be the ones reuniting for “Sunrise.” Who knew there was more than one Duran Duran?

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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