Paula Abdul says she’s not on drugs, sort of; Anwar Robinson goes home.

Paula Abdul says she’s not on drugs, sort of; Anwar Robinson goes home.
Last night, Anwar Robinson became the sixth American Idol 4 finalist to go home, leaving six contestants left. After Ryan Seacrest split the contestants into two groups, he told Bo Bice that Bo was safe, and told him to join the group he thought was the safe one. But Bo refused to be screwed with by Ryan and the sadistic producers, and stood between the two groups. Scott Savol and Anthony Fedorov were the other members of the bottom three.

In this week’s People magazine, judge Paula Abdul addresses rumors that she’s been tripped out of her mind. And as mindless and inane as her comments actually are, they’re delivered completely sober. She tells People, “Drugs? I’m not addicted to pills of any kind.” In Paula World, “no drugs at all” means one, as she then admits to taking “an anti-inflammatory drug normally used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis,” USA TODAY reports. Paula says, “Enbrel is all I take. Nothing else. I get a shot once a week … I give it to myself.” So why is she going public to tell everyone that she’s injecting nothing one substance? According to the New York Post’s account of People’s article, she says, “I started to read the [show’s] message boards and saw one of them had to do with me seeming weird. One said I was on drugs. Another described me as acting like I was spaced out. It was so hideous and mean.” Tonight, she’ll tell Entertainment Tonight, “It was getting ugly with the lies people were saying. It was time to set the record straight. I want America to know that I have never been addicted to anything, no chemical dependency, nothing for recreational purposes.”

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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