Run’s House cameras were in the delivery room where Run’s baby was born, died

The conclusion of the second season of Run’s House ended with Rev. Run’s wife Justine Simmons telling everyone she was pregnant. That pregnancy ended tragically Tuesday when she gave birth to Victoria Anne Simmons, who died as a result of birth defects.

The show was renewed for a second season, and “a camera crew … was in the delivery room when the baby arrived by Cesarean section and died a short time later,” the New York Daily News’ Lloyd Grove reports.

TMZ first reported the news and noted that cameras were at the hospital, but did not know at the time that the birth was filmed. According to TMZ, “the baby girl was born with organs outside the body [and] died a short time later.”

Late yesterday, Rev. Run released a statement saying,

“On Sept. 26, 2006, Victoria Anne Simmons for some unknown reason chose to come early and unfortunately did not survive,” his statement said. “We must accept whatever is there and once you accept unconditionally, then everything is beautiful. Every pain has a purifying effect. So whatever comes your way, just be thankful. We see life in death and believe in the celebration of life in death.”

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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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