Lionel says Nicole’s show is “painful”; wants Canadian Idol cast to “lose.”

Lionel says Nicole’s show is “painful”; wants Canadian Idol cast to “lose.”
Lionel Richie is going to perform on Canadian Idol 2 on Wednesday, as the remaining contestants perform songs by him. On that occasion, he has happy words for them: “I wish all of them could lose because then they don’t have to be famous now.” He tells the CP that they can delay their stardom: “They can be famous a little later with the experience. I think there’s more pressure on the winner because they have to be famous now.” Also, he has some pretty bitchy words about his daughter, The Simple Life star Nicole: “I’ve been living in Nicole’s reality ever since she was born.” He doesn’t like the show she stars on with Paris Hilton: “The entire show makes me cringe. It’s too much information for a parent. It’s just torture. It’s just painful. She’s turning me into my dad and I don’t appreciate that.”

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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