Mario Vazquez, American Idol quitter, has a new single and upcoming album

American Idol 4 quitter Mario Vazquez has a new single that “was shipped to radio stations this week, in two versions — one in English and another in Spanish,” according to the New York Post.

That song, “Gallery,” is, Mario says, about unrequited desire. Uh huh. “I don’t want to give too much away, but lyrically it’s just longing love, lost love, wanting love,” he told MTV.com. Despite being such a loser, Mario has been “working with Soulshock and Karlin (Usher), the Underdogs (Fantasia) and Lester Mendez (Shakira) … [and] recently logged studio time with Ne-Yo, Scott Storch, the Luney Tunes (Don Omar) and Kerry ‘Krucial’ Brothers.”

MTV.com reports that his “still-untitled album is tentatively set for a mid-summer release. Mario hopes to tour around that time.” Mario probably also hopes someone on the planet still cares.

Ne-Yo, Baby Bash Join ‘Idol’ Dropout Mario Vazquez On Debut [MTV.com]
Quitter Hitter [New York Post]

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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