Idol 3 runner-up Diana Degarmo falls down a flight of stairs during a concert.

Idol 3 runner-up Diana Degarmo falls down a flight of stairs during a concert.
Diana Degarmo, the American Idol 3 runner-up, fell down a flight of stairs during a concert Tuesday night. Her record label, RCA, has helpfully issued a spelling-challenged press release about her injury and subsequent appearance. According to it, she “fell down a long flight of stairs while singing a verse of the Beyonci Knowles hit ‘Crazy in Love’ during the ‘American Idols Live’ tour.” Besides misspelling “Beyonce,” the release said that, “despite the fall, she finished the song and left the stage under her own power.” Later, “[a]fter a series of x-rays, it was determined that DeGarmo was badly bruised, but had not broken anything. She was given a set of crutches and doctors advised her not to perform tonight at the ‘American Idols Live’ show at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.” But alas: Diana refused their advice and performed a song anyway on Wednesday night. The release concludes by pointing out that her single Dreams/Don’t Cry Out Loud/I Believe is still number two on Billboard’s singles chart.

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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