Carrie’s single debuts at number one

Carrie Underwood’s single Inside Your Heaven has debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Pop 100.

Billboard notes that “Underwood is only the third artist to bow in the top slot since chart policy changed in 1998 to allow airplay-only tracks on the Hot 100, a move that made it much harder for any title to debut at No. 1.” The other two artists were Clay Aiken and Fantasia, both of Idol fame. Kelly Clarkson currently has two songs on the Hot 100, and is leading the AC charts.

‘Idol’ Underwood Shoots Straight To No. 1 [Billboard]

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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