report: Will Young coming to the US; Clay’s single Solitaire is number one again.

report: Will Young coming to the US; Clay’s single Solitaire is number one again.
A year ago, Pop Idol winner Will Young turned down a deal with a US record label because they wanted him to “keep quiet about his sexuality.” But a report says that has “signed a £1 million deal with BMG in the US … and is likely to release his first single within months,” according to Digital Spy’s recap of the Daily Star’s report. Whether or not he’s agreed to keep quite about being gay isn’t clear. A source says he “talks down his chances, [but] secretly he’s confident.” He may have to face Clay Aiken, whose single The Way/Solitaire is topping the Nielsen SoundScan singles chart for the second week in a row, while Solitaire “leads the Hot 100 Singles Sales chart for a third-straight week,” according to Billboard.

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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