Corey Clark says he and his Idol “supporters have agreed to participate in a Fox probe.”

Just eight days before the release of his self-titled album, Corey Clark’s people have issued another press release, announcing that he’s reversed his decision to refuse help. Previously, he told FOX to go f themselves, saying he’d only help the government investigate.

But since the government has better things to do, Corey “has agreed to step forward and offer Fox executives his full compliance and participation in a fair and thorough examination,” the press release says. Tantalizingly, it also suggests that his American Idol 2 castmates are also behind him. The release says that “several other former AI season 2 finalists” are also willing to help. But the next sentence is cleverly worded and gets less specific. From the release:

“All of Clark’s season 2 supporters have agreed to participate in a Fox probe if it (Fox) actually follows through with its very public promise to investigate.”

Not surprisingly, the press release does not mention who his “season 2 supporters” actually are. His parents? His record label? Homeless people giving hand jobs for crack? Later, Corey suggests that some are actual contestants: “It is painfully clear that unless my fellow AI season 2 contestants and I are directly involved with Fox executives during the investigation, we will never know if an investigation ever really took place.” Again, though, he doesn’t offer names.

Former American Idol Finalists Support Corey Clark’s Request for Thorough Investigation [PRNewswire]
Corey Clark [Amazon]

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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