Grand Ole Opry will induct Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood will join the “Grand Ole Opry after she was invited Saturday to join the long-running country music show,” the AP reports.

The offer came from Randy Travis Saturday after she performed at the Grand Ole Opry, and the invitation was surprising. “I felt like I just won something amazing all over again. The Opry has meant so much to me growing up, seeing people perform and wanting to do that,” she said.

The AP notes that “artists are invited to join based on their commitment to the show, as measured by the frequency of their guest appearances, and their overall contribution to country music.”

Carrie will be inducted May 10.

Carrie Underwood invited to join Opry [AP]

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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