Paula Abdul will reportedly be paid between $5 and 8 million a year for Idol

Paula Abdul’s renewed contract for American Idol is, according to the New York Post, “worth between $5 million and $8 million each season, according to industry sources.”

Paula’s spokesperson would only tell the paper that they “do not at anytime comment on financial matters for Ms. Abdul.”

Because the other regulars have already signed contracts (Simon Cowell gets “roughly $10 million a year”), the show will pretty much stay the same for the next three years. And FOX will continue to just rake in the cash: The Post says the show is “generating more than $100 million in profits for Fox each season,” so even with massive salaries for its stars, the series is still doing quite well.

Paula Ab-Dollar’s Deal [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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