Ruben Studdard was released from the hospital; college student looks just like Clay.

Ruben Studdard was released from the hospital; college student looks just like Clay.
Ruben Studdard left a hospital just in time to stuff his face with Thanksgiving food. The American Idol 2 winner’s uncle told Access Hollywood that Ruben was “glad to eat,” and but is still “trying to recupterate [sic] and is looking forward to going back to work.” Meanwhile, University of Utah student Dave Dunn has to live with a curse: He looks exactly like Clay Aiken. This means that when he goes into public, groups of shrieking Clay fans run to him, latch on to his neck, and gnaw on him. Well, sort of. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that he’s frequently approached because of his uncanny similarity to the singer, which he shamelessly exploits. He went to Clay’s concert where “concertgoers lined up by the dozens to have their picture taken with him.” He jokes, “I have my pick among the 14-year-old girls.”

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.