Chris Daughtry signs with 19 Recordings/RCA Records

Chris Daughtry has signed a recording contract with Clive Davis at the same label American Idol 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee is signed, and the same group that owns winner Taylor Hicks label.

Chris will produce a record for 19 Recordings/RCA Records, and it “is due in late 2006,” according to MTV.com. First, Chris “will form a permanent band, but no word yet if it will include members of his pre-‘Idol’ group, Absent Element.”

Currently, his “rendition of Bon Jovi’s ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ debuted at #43 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #16 on Billboard’s Hot Digital Tracks, the first song from an ‘Idol’ compilation to chart that high,” MTV.com reports. The track is on the encores CD.

Earlier, Chris turned down Fuel’s offer to be its lead singer.

‘American Idol’ Rocker Chris Daughtry Signs Record Deal [MTV.com]

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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