American Idol 9 top 24 contestant may have been disqualified already

A top-24 American Idol 9 contestant may have already been disqualified and replaced. (Most of the top 24 has already been identified.)

According to generally reliable Idol spoiler Joe’s Place, Michael Lynche, who “was rumored to be THE favorite in Hollywood this year,” may have been “disqualified for breaking the confidentially agreement that American Idol makes all contestants sign, and was replaced by top 50 contestant, Antwan Michael.”

There’s no immediate evidence that he broke the agreement, but his father confirmed yesterday to to the St. Petersburg Times’ Eric Deggans that his son made it to Hollywood. He wasn’t featured in the Orlando audition episode this week.

Lynche’s brother, by the way, Marque Lynche, Jr., made it to the semi-finals during the third season.

Update: More on this rumor, which was spread and distorted by the media.

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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