Reality check: a twist the US Amazing Race should use, serve Andy Cohen alcohol

Amazing Race Australia borrowed an interesting twist from the Israeli version: teams vote for which team will do the U-turn between legs, meaning it’s both a majority decision and one that may or may not affect the race. [Bother’s Bar]

Lamar Odom terrible season with the Dallas Mavericks this past season was not caused by Keeping up with the Kardashians, or so he told Oprah, and no one lies to Oprah. [Star-Telegram]

Bravo is looking for “Watch What Happens Live’s biggest fan,” which is almost an oxymoron, to serve as the show’s bartender, apparently for a night. Five winners will be chosen. [Bravo]

Storage Wars‘ Dave Hester and singer Trey Songz have settled their moronic dispute over who gets to use the phrase “yuuup.” The settlement is unknown, but hopefully involves neither of them ever saying that stupid word again. [Hollywood Reporter]

If you thought Ryan Seacrest couldn’t possibly find more stuff to do and/or pimp, he’s Ford Fusion’s new spokesperson–I mean, he’ll be “guiding consumers through the interactive journey to launch Random Acts of Fusion, helping them participate through his multimedia platforms.” [Ford press release]

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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