Judges: “be prepared for plenty more contestants like William Hung” on American Idol 5

The AP has some distressing news about American Idol 5. First, though, at a media appearance to promote the show, Paula Abdul declined to talk about Corey Clark, saying instead, “I’m sitting right here happy doing what I’m doing.” Later, she added, “when you have a show this successful it’s crazy we haven’t had any more discrepancies.” With that, FOX’s lawyers probably all went into cardiac arrest.

But the real news is that, when American Idol 5 debuts in the spring, we can expect to see more delusional assmonkeys than ever before. According to the AP, “the judges said viewers of the upcoming season should be prepared for plenty more contestants like William Hung.”

I’d better make an appointment now for a transorbital lobotomy to dull the pain.

Paula Abdul dodges questions about review [AP]

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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