Wylde says his audition was serious.

Wylde says his audition was serious.
D-list comic and celebrity Chris Wylde tells Entertainment Weekly that his American Idol 4 audition, which aired last Wednesday, was completely serious. The magazine reports that “he really is a part-time nanny to two girls,” and says “he auditioned under his real name, Noll, informing producers of his few professional credits as Noll…though he did not mention his more extensive resume as Wylde. He says no one at Idol recognized him.” He also says that his rap was partially improvised (“Freestyle rap is what I do”), as was his swearing at the camera. Since Access Hollywood, Entertainment Weekly, and other media has picked up on the story, he is, of course, thrilled. “I could not be happier with the way it worked out.”

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.