Danity Kane’s album debuts at number one, beating OutKast by almost 40,000 copies

Danity Kane, the debut album from the Making the Band 3 album, has debuted at number one. That’s better than either O-Town or Da Band’s debuts.

More significantly, the group beat Outkast, which sold just 196,000 copies of its new record compared to Danity Kane’s 234,000 copies. E! Online calls that an “upset.”

Danity Kane “sold a remarkable 90,000 copies its first day, sparking a massive effort to ship an additional 125,000 copies to stores,” according to E!. To date, “[r]etail orders now top 625,000 discs.”

Danity Kane Sidesteps OutKast To Claim No. 1 [Billboard]
Reality Check: Danity “Idles” OutKast, Paris Burns [E! Online]

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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