Todd Homme died days before Blush finale

Lifetime’s makeup artist competition Blush ended Tuesday night, but on Saturday, Todd Homme, who came in third, died of unknown causes. He was 23.

“He went to sleep basically and never woke up. He was all excited about what was going on with the show. He was up all night, went to sleep during the day and he died in his sleep,” his mother, Marianne Amster, told TV Guide.

His “autopsy was indeterminate,” Newsday reports, and quotes Amster, who said, “They don’t know what happened to him.” According to Todd’s partner Neal Krogh, “both were making plans to move from New York to Los Angeles in a month,” the paper says.

On Tuesday night, Nolan Makaawaawa won Lifetime’s Project Runway-like competition’s prize of $100,000 and a Max Factor contract.

Blush Reality Star Found Dead at 23 [TV Guide]
Mystery surrounds reality show finalist’s death [Newsday]

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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