Benji Schwimmer wins So You Think You Can Dance 2

America thinks Benji Schwimmer can dance, as the majority of the 16 million votes cast after So You Think You Can Dance 2‘s finale were for him. He’s a swing dancer who’s dad is swing dancer Buddy Schwimmer, aka “The King Of Swing,” so clearly the ability to swing dance is genetic.

After winning, Benji started bawling, and said, “Thank you so much America.” As winner, he gets $100,000, and a role in Celine Dion’s Las Vegas production. She appeared on the show, via tape, to say, “I am delighted to be the first one to congratulate Benji on becoming America’s favorite dancer.”

Travis Wall came in second place for his dancing, which he describes as “contemporary” and “lyrical” but which the Calgary Sun calls jazz dancing.

New king of swing crowned [Calgary Sun]

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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