Paula Abdul broke her nose tripping over her dog

When Paula Abdul shows up to judge the American Idol 6 finale tomorrow night, she’ll do so with a broken nose.

She “tripped trying to avoid her Chihuahua, Tulip,” Extra reports, citing Paula’s spokesperson. She “was not hospitalized.” There’s no word if she now resembles Owen Wilson.

Her spokesperson told Us Weekly that she’s fine. “As we speak, she’s in a car on her way to press tour for the finale of Idol.”

Even though she’s okay, we may still have had some drama to look forward to as a result of the injury, since Paula now has a legitimate excuse to get doped up and be wildly entertaining rather than dreadfully boring.

Paula Abdul Breaks Her Nose [Extra]
Chihuahua Breaks Paula Abdul’s Nose [Us Weekly]

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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