Victoria Gotti only had a cancer “scare,” and reportedly used the cancer story to promote her show

Victoria Gotti now says she only had a cancer “scare” late last year, not breast cancer, as she told the Daily News Sunday. She says that she had surgery to deal with pre-cancerous cells.

Why would she initially say she had cancer? Apparently to promote the third season of Growing up Gotti, according to Page Six. Her longtime publicist Matthew Rich “quit in disgust on Monday because his best friend’s mother had died of breast cancer, a source told PAGE SIX. Rich was said to be revolted that Victoria would promote the third season of ‘Growing Up Gotti’ by making up such a tearful tall tale.”

Joanna Molloy tells her competition that Victoria told the same story months ago: “Don’t tell me Victoria is shape-shifting the truth again. She told us in January she had breast cancer, and that’s the reason she took a leave of absence from Star magazine. She told us again last week, and we recorded it.”

Victoria ‘Cancer’ Was Tall Tale [Page Six]

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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