Aubrey O’ Day, D. Woods out of Danity Kane

Aubrey O’Day and D. Woods, two of Danity Kane’s five members, are out of the group. That was revealed during the live season finale of Making the Band 4, for which Diddy/Puff didn’t bother to show up, but instead participated via satellite. D. Woods didn’t show up at all, but was kicked out of the group thanks to her association with Aubrey, whose attitude rubbed Diddy the wrong way.

The revelation that there are now just three members in Danity Kane follows last week’s cliffhanger, which seemed like it could just be a ratings-grabbing stunt, but which seems to have been genuine–although some still think there will be a reconciliation.

Diddy said, “I got love for Aubrey. … I don’t have any beef with her. I just want to work with the young lady that I signed, not the person that fame has made her.” At one point, Aubrey, referring to the “blog sites” and others, said she almost walked out of the live show because “I’m so sick of having to defend myself as a woman.” She said she had no regrets. Diddy told her, “Your attitude is going to have you in a dark and lonely place.”

There’s one thing they both agreed on: Barack Obama, who they both encouraged viewers to vote for.

There will–surprise, surprise–be a fourth season of Making the Band 4, although since version four started with the creation of Day26, and its third season followed that group on tour with Donnie Klang and third-iteration creation Danity Kane, who the hell knows what season four of version four will be.

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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