Julia DeMato arrested for drug posession, DUI

American Idol 2 finalist Julia DeMato was arrested Saturday night for DUI and “charged with possession of narcotics, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana,” according to reports.

Police “found two marijuana pipes and a small quantity of marijuana” in her car, in addition to “a glassine baggie with a small amount of white powder in DeMato’s purse that field tested positive for cocaine,” the Danbury News-Times reported yesterday. She bonded out and will be in court Dec. 16.

“I am not a drug user. This was just a misunderstanding. It’s going to be taken care of in court and that’s that,” she told the paper.

Julia DeMato says drug arrest a mistake [News-Times]

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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