Carrie Underwood is the first female to win the ACM Awards’ entertainer of the year twice

Carrie Underwood was named the entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night–the show that preempted The Amazing Race–and because she also won that award last year, she “made history … becoming the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice,” the AP reports. She also won a triple crown award for being named top newcomer, top female vocalist, and entertainer of the year at various points during her career.

Meanwhile, Celebrity Apprentice product placement Luke Bryan won the award for best new artist. I didn’t watch, but I’m guessing he didn’t look anything like he did after Bret Michaels’ makeover.

Underwood makes history at ACMs [AP]

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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