Dancing partners Mario Lopez and Karina Smirnoff move in together

Dancing with the Stars 3 runner-up Mario Lopez and his partner Karina Smirnoff have moved in together, People reports.

An anonymous “source close to the couple”–who are these anonymous informants, and are they really close to the people they talk about, or do they just wish they were because their lives are pathetic?–tells People, “They recently moved in together. It was a big step to take, especially for Mario, but they both think this could be it. Things are going really well right and they’re loving being together all the time.”

While the magazine says they “have always been coy about their romance,” it hasn’t exactly been a secret. After the show’s finale last November, they spent Thanksgiving together and then vacationed in Mexico.

Mario Lopez & Karina Smirnoff: Moving In! [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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