Sean Duffy speaks at RNC: still weird to see a Real World cast member like this

Former The Real World Boston cast member Sean Duffy spoke at the Republican National Convention yesterday, and although he’s been a member of Congress for a while now, it’s still weird to see him in this context.

It’s also weird that he’s introduced as “the former world champion lumberjack athlete” instead of “the former MTV star who’s now married to another Real World star.”

Sean clearly has been studying Big Brother Dan and Joe School of Shouting, as he basically barks empty platitudes for a few minutes. That’s what these convention speeches are for, of course, especially in the middle of the day, regardless of the party.

It’s also kind of hilarious that only his delegation from Wisconsin seems to be paying attention, and the slight applause is awkward. But at least he didn’t say something ridiculous like how he “struggles” on his $174,000 a year salary.

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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