Katy Perry: “I would ditch my career” to judge American Idol

On last night’s American Idol 9, it looked to me like Katy Perry was auditioning for Simon Cowell’s job. And although I was being sort of tongue-in-cheek because her appearance was filmed well before he announced he was leaving, she’s up for the job.

“The ‘American Idol’ experience was awesome. If I was offered that job as a permanent host, I would ditch my career and take on that career,” she told MTV News. She said guest judging “was great fun. It was so easy. I didn’t really make anybody cry, but I did tell the truth to some kids that might have needed to hear it. … I guess the pressure gets really on when you start eliminating the number of people that are going through. Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, and then you’ve got the final two. That can be kind of tense and stressful.”

Katy also has a really clear understanding of what she was doing: “It’s kind of like judging a talent show,” she said. Oh, a talent show! What a great metaphor.

Katy Perry Is Ready To ‘Ditch’ Her Career To Be ‘American Idol’ Judge [MTV News]

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.