Constantine Maroulis nominated for a Tony

American Idol 4 finalist Constantine Maroulis has been nominated for a Tony Award. He’s up for best performance by a leading actor in a musical for his performance as Drew Bowie in Rock of Ages, and now has validation for being the chest hair blow-drying “fucking artist” he knew he was.

The Broadway musical is “an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits” from the 1980s, according to its web site. Constantine originated the role off-Broadway, and in a December interview with Broadway.tv, he said, “I think people get to see a sort of sweet side of me maybe they’re not used to seeing on television.”

You can see some of his performance in this preview:

Who’s Nominated? [Tony Awards]

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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