Bianca Ryan signs record deal with Columbia

The winner of America’s Got Talent, Bianca Ryan, has signed a record contract with Columbia Records/SYCO.

The “12-year-old’s first album is slated for a Nov. 14 release, the same date that debut albums from American Idol winner Taylor Hicks and finalists Katharine McPhee and Kellie Pickler have been scheduled to drop,” according to E! Online. The record “will feature both new material and old, including her crown-clinching Dreamgirls cover, R. Kelly’s ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ and Bette Midler’s ‘The Rose.'”

In a press release, Simon Cowell calls Bianca “potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my life,” and proves that he’s incapable of offering praise or criticism that’s not in the form of a superlative.

“Talent” Winner Makes a Deal [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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