INXS says J.D. Fortune wasn’t fired, could have been asked back for future tour

J.D. Fortune’s claim that he was fired as INXS’ lead singer is untrue, a band representative said.

“Not only are we shocked by the claims, even the place the supposed incident was to have taken place is a mystery to the band,” Chris Murphy told the Daily Telegraph, referring to J.D.’s claim that he was fired in an airport.

Murphy, the band’s “creative director and global business strategist,” according to the paper, said that INXS may have used Fortune on its next tour or for recording projects, but probably won’t now, which implies that his time on the 23-month tour was the only thing he was contracted for.

“The band have always stated to me that Fortune’s services could potentially be contracted again when INXS next tour. In fact he was next on my list to call regarding a very big recording project I am putting together for INXS at present. I guess I have no reason to call him now,” Murphy said.

Chris Murphy says INXS did not dump JD Fortune at airport [Daily Telegraph]

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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