Sanjaya will perform Sunday in Seattle production of Black Nativity

Sanjaya Malakar, the American Idol 6 finalist who helped make last season both watchable and a complete joke, will perform Sunday in two performances of Black Nativity, Langston Hughes gospel version of the Nativity story.

He’ll perform Sunday at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre along with fellow forgettable Idols Karma Johnson and Leah Vladowski (a.k.a. Leah LaBelle). “Each will take on a solo during the two performances of the Intiman’s annual holiday production,” as they are each “alumni of the Total Experience Gospel Choir,” Playbill reports. Tickets range from $15 to $35.

By the way, with the holidays approaching, if you’re in need of a gag gift, don’t forget Sanjaya’s iTunes EP. For just $3.99, you can hurt someone’s eardrums and continue to fuel Sanjaya’s parade of self-delusion.

Sanjaya Malakar Guests with Other “American Idol” Wannabes in Black Nativity [Playbill]

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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