Gareth has not been dropped by BMG.

Gareth has not been dropped by BMG.
Justin Guarini doesn’t have something in common with Gareth Gates after all. Like the American Idol runner-up, the Pop Idol runner-up had been reportedly dumped from his label, despite a successful duet with Will Young and a number-one single. However, according to an announcement on Gareth’s stupid unlinkable Flash web site, he’s still with BMG. The news item quotes BMG chair Tim Bowen, who says, “This is ridiculous. We have not dropped Gareth Gates. He is currently in the studio recording new material.” There’s a similar statement from 19 Entertainment. Those participating in the I Still Believe in Gareth campaign will surely be relieved.

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.