Helio calls off his engagement, may be with Julianne

Helio Castroneves and his fiancée have broken up. “I can confirm that Aliette Vazquez and I have called off our engagement and are no longer together. At this time I would prefer to keep my private life private,” Helio told People magazine.

That announcement has fueled rumors that Helio and Julianne have become this season’s second couple. Sabrina and Mark confirmed their relationship earlier this season.

Helio told Extra cryptically that his kiss with Julianne at the end of their final dance “was the beginning of something [but] it [the relationship] was beyond that point. It was time to let go.”

And the New York Daily News’ Ben Widdicombe reports that “on-set snitches are saying his closeness to dance partner Julianne Hough, 19, was a big part of the reason” for the break-up.

Dancing’s Helio Castroneves, Fiancée End Engagement [People]
Helio on Split with Fiancée: ‘It Is What It Is’ [Extra]
Helio Castroneves wins dance trophy, new girlfriend in same week – source [New York Daily News]

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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