Mario and Karina vacationing in Mexico, spent Thanksgiving together

Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff “are spending a Mexico vacation together after celebrating Thanksgiving with Lopez’s sister in Houston,” People magazine reports.

“We’re definitely overdue for a break. I want to take a little time off, go to Mexico,” Mario told People–while he was “sitting knee-to-knee with Smirnoff,” People points out.

And Mario says the two have “a very special relationship.” However, he denies that, even after spending Thanksgiving together and going on vacation together, it’s anything more than a friendship.

“It’s very flattering when people want to see us together and like to see us be together. We’re great friends and very supportive of each other,” he said.

Next up for Mario: He’ll be narrating the Christmas story as part of the Candlelight Processional at Epcot on December 4 and 5, according to MousePlanet.

Dancing’s Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff Getting Cozier [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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