Hills stars Heidi and Spencer get engaged

Heidi Montag moved out of Lauren Conrad’s apartment to move in with her boyfriend Spencer Pratt at the end of the second season, and now the two are engaged.

Spencer “popped the question … Tuesday night at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara,” Us Weekly reports, noting that they “have been dating for just eight months.”

An unidentified source, whose enthusiasm sounds a lot like fake publicist enthusiasm, tells the magazine, “She said ‘yes.’ She’s over the moon!”

The ring, Us Weekly reports, was a “diamond-encrusted platinum band with a pink stone [bought] on Monday at Ice at Brentwood Gardens.” A source at the store said, “She was trying on tons of them and they looked really happy!”

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag Engaged! [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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