Ethan Zohn’s cancer is “worse”

After three months of chemotherapy, Ethan Zohn’s cancer hasn’t disappeared. “I got some bad news the other day. The doctor called, and she said that the results of my one-month follow-up visit … look worse than they did before,” Ethan said in a People.com video.

He just “began a powerful clinical trial that will combine additional chemo with intense, in-patient radiation and stem-cell replacement therapy” that “will keep him in a hospital for 30 days straight, probably starting in December,” according to the magazine.

Ethan, who is a finalist for GQ’s Better Man award, says, “No one was expecting this. Hodgkin’s is one of the most curable cancers out there, so you can imagine I was completely shocked, and floored, and speechless. … You’ve got to use all those bits of yourself that are pissed off, and frustrated, and annoyed — that’s the stuff that has to give you power and hope to battle through it. I’m gonna have to carry on, and … I mean … yeah. There’s really no other option.”

Ethan Zohn’s Cancer Is ‘Worse’ [People]

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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