Quentin Tarantino’s “f-in” reshot and edited; Jon Peter Lewis goes home.

Quentin Tarantino’s “f-in” reshot and edited; Jon Peter Lewis goes home.
As a guest judge on American Idol 3 Wednesday, Quentin Tarantino got really excited, especially after LaToya London performed. “You’re an f-in’ powerhouse!” he said. Note that he did not say “fuckin'” but actually edited himself and said “f-in.'” Still, that was too much for both our current hysterical FCC-fearing climate and for the super-sanitized Idol; his comment was reshot and edited for the final broadcast. The New York Post reports on the incident, and Ryan Seacrest confirmed it during On Air yesterday afternoon. Meanwhile, Jon Peter Lewis is no longer a finalist after America gave him the fewest number of votes. Those of you who are clapping and jumping up and down thinking you won’t have to see that personality-less redheaded guy anymore, there’s bad news: that’s John Stevens, and he survived the cut last night, although just barely, as he received the second fewest number of votes. Next up for the seven remaining contestants: Barry Manilow songs, with a live Barry Manilow performance next Wednesday during the results show.

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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