Ryan Seacrest bitten by a shark

American Idol host, Emmy nominee, and Emmy co-host Ryan Seacrest was bitten by a shark over the weekend. He wasn’t severely injured, although based upon some of the ridiculously sensational headlines–Ryan Seacrest Survives California Shark Attack, Ryan Seacrest: Shark Attack Victim–you’d think half his body was devoured.

Seacrest described the incident on his radio show (TVtattle links to the audio [MP3]), and Us Weekly quotes key parts: “I thought it was a stick. I wasn’t sure what had happened,” Ryan said. “He took a bite, and he left.” The shark left a tooth behind, although it’s not clear in what part of his body it remained. “It was like finding a splinter,” Ryan said.

The shark bite came between American Idol 8 auditions, which include the show’s first-ever visit to a non-U.S. state later this week.

Ryan Seacrest: “I Was Bit by a Shark!” [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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