19 Entertainment declines to sign Elliott Yamin

Taylor Hicks, Katharine McPhee, Chris Daughtry, and even Kellie Pickler have all been signed by 19 Entertainment, but the company has declined to sign Elliott Yamin, who placed third on American Idol 5.

“I will not be affiliated with 19 after the tour is over,” Elliott tells Entertainment Weekly. However, he says this is good news, because “I’m going to be able to make the music I want to make; that’s all I have to say.” In other words, he won’t be bound by whatever 19 wants him to do.

He adds that he and his management are “close to signing a deal in stone. … But I’m not worried about fading into obscurity. I come from obscurity. And me having a record deal is an inevitability.”

Elliott says he plans to record and album that will “have a funky, R&B vibe to it, that’s for sure. Not too watered down, not too overproduced. Just good music.”

Yamin Business [Entertainment Weekly]

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Eaten Alive

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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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