SYTYCD choreographer Alex Da Silva arrested, accused of raping four dance students

Alex Da Silva, a choreographer who has appeared on So You Think You Can Dance as recently as last season, has been arrested “on suspicion of sexually assaulting four of his dance students,” the AP reports, and is being held on bail of $3.8 million.

He “had been accused in 2003, 2004 and 2005 of sexually assaulting three women, but for unknown reasons prosecutors declined to file charges,” according to the AP. Late last month, “a fourth woman accused Da Silva of luring her to his home, using a ruse to get her into his bedroom and raping her. Detectives went back to interview the previous accusers, found similar accusations of being lured to Da Silva’s bedroom and sexually assaulted by him, and reopened their cases.”

L.A.P.D. detective John Eum told the AP, “These four women don’t know each other at all, yet their reports read basically the same. We’re almost sure there are probably other victims out there and we hope they’ll come forward.”

‘Think You Can Dance’ choreographer arrested [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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