are Queer Eye’s Jai and The Restaurant’s Rocco together?

Reality television has given us some strange bedfellows, but this alleged cross-series pairing is perhaps the most unlikely at all.

Gawker first reported that Queer Eye culture guy Jai Rodriguez “was seen by several witnesses at a midtown gay bar recently sucking face with the fallen TV-kitchen hottie responsible for $20 plates of drama, New York meatballs, and more than his mother’s share of agita.”

Today, Gawker follows up with another alleged eyewitness report that is “not a full confirmation.” The spy reports from outside the Bewitched premiere in New York, writing,

“We got in line, turned abround, and saw Jai and Rocco walking toward us. They stood near the bus, debating whether or not to take it with the rest of us (how the mighty [or not] have fallen) when Rocco said something in a low voice to Jai and Jai said out loud ‘yeah, we could grab a drink there. Let’s go’. They took off down the street with this other couple (hetero) that was with them. I saw the couple later at the afterparty, but not Jai and Rocco.”

Yes, that would be The Restaurant‘s Rocco DiSpirito.

When Ridiculous Assertions (Maybe) Come True [Gawker]

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.