Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston will return with a Bravo Christmas special

Being Bobby Brown will be back, but only for a half-hour holiday special. On Dec. 21, Bravo will air a half-hour episode titled “Christmas with the Browns,” which hopefully has nothing to do with Whitney pooping.

In a statement, Bravo’s president explained why they’re bringing back the show for a half-hour, besides, you know, ratings-whoring: “Bravo couldn’t let 2005 come to an end without indulging viewers with another helping of ‘Being Bobby Brown’. This holiday special will take a look at how this very public family spends their private holiday time together.”

Judging by the press release’s headline, which includes the phrase “Bobby Claus,” that has something to do with Bobby Brown dressing up as Santa, or at least scaring small children at the mall.

Bobby Claus is Coming to Town With “Being Bobby Brown: Christmas With The Browns” [Bravo press release]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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