BB12’s Rachel and Brendon are engaged, trying to win “ultimate wedding” contest

The last time we checked in with Brendon Villegas and Rachel Reilly, he was apologizing for showing his penis via webcam to someone who may have been a male college student pretending to be a groupie. But the Big Brother 12 couple got engaged to be married on Valentine’s Day (gag) and the ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 3, and they are currently applying to win Crate & Barrel’s “ultimate wedding” contest.

On their contest entry page, they call themselves “a contemporary traditional couple,” and Rachel describe their relationship “as a fate fostered by TV & our love for science. We fought together against all odds, my knight saved me, &we continued our new public image, through trials we triumphed.”

Currently, they have 288 votes, and they have a long way to catch up with the leaders, who have thousands of votes each. Rachel is soliciting votes via Twitter, where she announced their engagement on Feb. 14.

If you’d like to congratulate the happy couple, you can buy them a $1300 bed or $1,700 media console (or just some soft pretzel mix) via their Crate & Barrel registry.

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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