RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Sahara Davenport has died

RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Sahara Davenport, whose real name was Antoine Ashley, has died. He appeared on season two, while his boyfriend, Karl Westerberg was on season three, appearing as Manila Luzon.

Logo announced his death on Facebook, saying, “Our hearts and prayers go out to his family, especially his boyfriend Karl, in their time of need.”

People’s obituary reports on his other work, including a popular single “Go Off,” and notes that “the cause of death is unknown at this time.”

Update, Oct. 3: Antoine’s family released a statement that said, in part, “Antoine passed away due to heart failure on October 1, 2012, at John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore.”

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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