Reality check: Reality star apologizes for starting #bedofshame, Kelly Clarkson bests Carrie Underwood

A star of the UK’s Geordie Shore, Gary Beadle, apologized for accidentally starting a Twitter trend that featured men photographing their sleeping one-night stands and posting those images to Twitter with the hashtag #bedofshame. The Daily Mail helpfully reproduces many of those. [Daily Mail]

American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” bypassed Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats,” selling 3.51 million copies to become the best-selling single by an alum of the show. [Billboard]

The City and The Hills star Whitney Port uses disposable toilet seat covers on her face. [OK! Magazine]

Tourists are flocking to Louisiana because of its reality shows such as Swamp People. [Gannett Louisiana]

Details about Mob Wives: Chicago‘s filming schedule. [Downers Grove Patch]

Nik Wallenda’s Science Channel reality show was cancelled after finally airing after name and network changes. What does a guy have to do to get a series? Walk across Niagara Falls on a wire or something?

Actor and Dancing with the Stars runner-up Gilles Marini became an American citizen last week. [People]

Jill Zarin got a new TV job: She’ll be a “special correspondent” on ABC’s new Good Afternoon America. []

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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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.