Randy Jackson may judge The X-Factor with Simon

American Idol judge Randy Jackson may soon join his friend Simon Cowell as a judge on Cowell’s UK reality series The X Factor. The show recently fired one of its judges, Louis Walsh.

Jackson “is currently discussing terms with Cowell in LA,” and he’d join “Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and a fourth celeb yet to be chosen” on the judging panel, according to The Sun. He was not Cowell’s first choice: “Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole reportedly turned down the chance to be the other judge,” the Sun says.

“I’d love to do it. I can’t wait to come to London. It will be a fantastic opportunity. I love working with Simon. We’re great friends,” Randy said.

Randy just dandy for X Factor [The Sun]

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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