J.P. Calderon will come out as gay on Janice Dickinson’s show Wednesday

J.P. Calderon, the Survivor Cook Islands cast member who was rumored to be dating fellow cast member Brad, will come out on Oxygen’s The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency this Wednesday, a few months after everyone’s forgotten who he is.

While his coming out was teased heavily and implied by the preview for this week’s episode of Janice’s reality show, when J.P. appeared to audition/strip for Janice, I suppose this constitutes a mild spoiler, but at least it saves you from getting a migraine from the way Janice haltingly shouts! every! word! she says.

J.P. decided to come out in order to appear on the cover of Instinct magazine, which calls itself “a clever mix of Cosmo and Details for gay men.” Citing the magazine, Towleroad reports that JP says, “It’s not every day somebody gets slapped in the face with a major magazine like Instinct, Janice Dickinson, her TV show. I think I’m just supposed to do this! I’m coming out and I’m living.”

He’ll appear on the cover of the February issue, submerged under water. The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET; Oxygen describes the episode by noting that “one male model must make a choice that will change his career forever.” On the preview, Janice asked him, “Would you be interested in doing this? If you were a gay man?”

Former Survivor Castmate J.P. Calderon: I’m Gay [Towleroad]

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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