Bo Bice recovering from emergency surgery, cancels tour dates

Bo Bice’s ongoing intestinal problems led to emergency surgery yesterday, from which he is now recovering. Last year, he left the Idols tour after having emergency surgery, and then had a follow-up procedure in December.

Bo’s publicist, Roger Widynowski, told People, “Bo is still in the hospital, and he’s stable. He had tests in the morning [Monday] and after review of said tests it was determined that surgery should be performed immediately.” His web site makes the situation sound a bit more dire: his “surgery was not easy or routine,” it says.

His surgery will affect his current tour, and dates have been cancelled. His web site adds that they are “hopeful that this procedure will be the final resolution to the problems that have existed for the past year. Bo is disappointed to say that this will obviously impact the remainder of the tour, but to what extent is currently unclear.”

Bo Bice Has Emergency Intestinal Surgery [People]

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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