Leroy Wells, Idol 4’s “incomprehensible contestant,” charged with attempted murder

Even those who just appear on the audition episodes of American Idol can’t escape the enduring spotlight. For example: Leroy Wells, previously known as the “most incomprehensible contestant” on American Idol 4, has been arrested for attempted murder and denied bond.

Leroy is “accused of shooting a man three times last week for talking to Wells’ girlfriend,” the Mobile Register reports. Leroy “was in court for a bond hearing on a charge of attempted murder,” and because of “a secret indictment in a previous, unrelated case, District Judge Charles McKnight temporarily denied bond for” him.

Earlier, in December (after the auditions were taped, it seems), “Wells was accused of second-degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle.” Most recently, he “is accused of firing three .22-caliber slugs into a 21-year-old man at a Grand Bay gas station and convenience store June 7,” the paper reported.

American Idol: Leroy Wells [2005] [ifilm]
[Mobile Register]

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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