Idol Kelly’s water bottle, DNA on eBay.

Idol Kelly’s water bottle, DNA on eBay.
If you thought Clay Aiken fans were obsessive or weird, check this out: someone was actually auctioning off Kelly Clarkson’s DNA. The American Idol winner apparently abandoned a water bottle at a concert, and after the show, a fan asked a roadie for it. And then the fan put it up for auction on eBay: “I am auctioning off (1) 16.9 fluid ounce bottle of Dasani bottled water that Kelly Clarkson drank out of during her concert on April 2… Do you want to own some Kelly Clarkson DNA, then this is your chance.” eBay apparently cancelled the first auction, and the new eBay auction listing omits references to her DNA. There are presently no bids, and the starting bid is $19.99; the auction ends tonight.

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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