quadriplegic sues Apprentice before applying, saying rules violate the ADA.

quadriplegic sues Apprentice before applying, saying rules violate the ADA.
A quadriplegic lawyer is suing The Apprentice‘s producers, before he has even applied for the show. James W. Schottel Jr., a lawyer, says “that audition rules demanding ‘excellent physical’ health are discriminatory,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He “wants a preliminary injunction to block the show from holding contestant interviews scheduled for Friday in St. Louis until his case is heard. Beyond that, he wants an order that he ‘and others similarly situated’ be considered for the program.” The show, he says, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. Of course, he’s arguing this before applying or being rejected. What would Donald Trump think of his lawsuit? “I think that if anything, he would admire me for standing up for what I believe in,” Schottel told the paper.

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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