Paula Abdul may sing at the Super Bowl

American Idol judge Paula Abdul may sing live during the Super Bowl halftime show, which is being headlined by Tom Petty, on Feb. 3.

Paula “is already in rehearsals for the video to her duet with Randy Jackson, the first single from his upcoming” record, TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello reports. Now, she “is in talks to perform … during the [Fox] network’s Super Bowl XLII telecast,” and “would likely use the same choreography.”

Ausiello, who peppers his breathless report with three references to Paula Abdul’s songs, notes that “Fox Sports declined comment” but that while it “announced last month that Tom Petty would headline the halftime show, … more artists may be added in the coming weeks.”

Paula Abdul has been uncharacteristically quiet this year; just one year ago she entertained us with her crazy TV interviews. However, Radar reports that an anonymous source saw Paula at LAX late last year, and “She had an insane nervous breakdown that lasted 10 minutes. One minute she was hyperventilating and on the verge of passing out; the next she was yelling into her cell phone in this deep, rage-filled Poltergeist voice. She kept screaming three names over and over–Michael, Sidney, and Leslie. Everyone was staring at her, but she didn’t care,” the source said.

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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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