Bret Michaels will “make a 100 percent recovery,” might attend Apprentice finale

Bret Michaels is out of the hospital and will recover from the brain hemorrhage that left him in critical condition more than a week ago.

“I really expect that he will fortunately make a 100 percent recovery. He’s just one of those lucky people … he’ll make a complete recovery and be able to resume all (his) normal activities,” Barrow Neurological Institute neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Zabramski told reporters, according to Reuters.

“What I made him promise me is that he would make no promises…we will reassess him at two week intervals. He’s still very sick right now. He’s a very determined person, and it depends on how quickly he recovers,” he added.

Reuters notes that the doctor “recommended at least four-to-six weeks of convalescence,” but the AP reports that “Michaels’ prognosis means he could possibly attend ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ finale May 23 at New York University’s Skirball Center.”

Bret Michaels expected to recover fully [Reuters]
Doctor: Bret Michaels released from hospital [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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