Iceland volcano erupted two days after being visited by world-traveling Bachelorette Ali

The eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland happened just two days after it was visited by ABC’s The Bachelorette and its sixth star, Ali Fedotowsky.

Ali is traveling the world with her suitors, which Reality Steve first revealed (saying “the theme of this season is ‘Around the World'”) and Ali confirmed in a subsequent interview. Steve reported last week that the production “filmed in LA, Las Vegas, New York, Iceland, Turkey, and Portugal.”

Ali said she and the production “got to Iceland about two days before the volcano exploded. We took a helicopter. I was standing on a mountain about 100 yards from the volcano. It was pretty amazing,” she told Zap2it. “Luckily, the big explosion and the airport holdups happened much later. After we left Iceland, we went to Turkey and Portugal and left Europe right before all the delays happened.”

In other words, it sounds like they weren’t there prior to the April 14 eruption, but instead probably to the March 20th eruption. Was that just coincidence, or could the earth just not get its act together in time to end the franchise? And why didn’t Reality Steve know this would happen?

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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