Fantasia was the last person to audition in Atlanta; a security guard let her in late.

Fantasia was the last person to audition in Atlanta; a security guard let her in late.
American Idol 3‘s winner almost didn’t get to audition. Fantasia Barrino, whose single “I Believe” hit stores yesterday, says she drove to Atlanta and the morning of the auditions, went to get some food. When she came back, “there were about 25 of us and they wouldn’t let us back in. … I went back to my cousin’s house in Atlanta and all of my family kept calling me. And my dad and everybody was saying, ‘Maybe you should go back. Just go back, try it one more time …’ I stood in front of the door and the security guard who heard me sing at the karaoke came to the door and said, ‘Did you audition?’ And I said, ‘No sir.’ And he said, ‘Why not?’ And I said ‘They won’t let me back in.’ So, he said, ‘Oh, I gotta get you in.’ He took me by my hand, took me in the building, and I was the last one on the field to audition.

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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