LeAnn Rimes steps down as Nashville Star host temporarily because of illness.

LeAnn Rimes steps down as Nashville Star host temporarily because of illness.
Nashville Star 3 has lost its host, at least temporarily. “LeAnn Rimes has a broken blood vessel in one of her vocal cords and has to temporarily step down as host,” USA Network announced. The condition “is the result of a severe case of viral bronchitis. Although there is no timetable for her return to the stage, her doctors expect a speedy recovery,” the release says. Tonight, Sara Evans will host. The show, which will finish its season in less time than it takes Ryan Seacrest to do his hair, is down to four contestants.

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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