Shayne Lamas says she and Matt Grant are “acquaintances”

Matt Grant and Shayne Lamas broke up about a year ago after getting engaged, but are still in contact.

“We were engaged, and we weren’t going to get married right away because I was very young, so he moved out, and we tried to make it work, and just like everybody else, we went separate paths,” Shayne told TV critics yesterday. “We talk every once in a while to catch up and see how we’re doing, but we’re acquaintances.”

The show’s executive producer and creator, Mike Fleiss, mocked her when she talked about the evolution of their relationship. “Just like everybody else. Just like every other engaged couple,” he said.

He also said that approached her for a new series about her family life because “she really popped on the show.” He added, “I mean, that was one of our lowest-rated series ever,” and Shayne said, “Oh, thanks.” But he said, “Not because of Shayne. Just for whatever reason. Not Shayne. Shayne was great. And she popped on the show, and people were talking about her. Even though the ratings were low, she was getting a lot of heat.”

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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