Microsoft sponsoring double date contest with four Real World Key West cast members

To promote its new site Windows Live Expo, Microsoft is offering some college students a chance to double-date four cast members from The Real World Key West. But there’s a catch: The only people eligible are students at The University of Wisconsin Madison, The University of Washington, Ohio State University, and the University of Texas.

To enter, you simply have to “”post a real, unabashed classified personal ad in the people section” of Windows Live Expo, which is “a dynamic social listing service that allows members to find and sell items, discover information, and meet other parties in their area.” The two winners on each campus will each take guests out for an evening with Svetlana, John, Janelle, and Zach.

While the Windows Live Expo site says you can “date a celebrity” through the contest, there’s no promise of a drunken orgy with the cast members.

Windows Live Expo Campus Celeb Classifieds Contest
Win a date with a ‘Real World Key West’ castmate [The Lantern]

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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