X Factor hires two people to do Steve Jones’ job

Fox today announced what Simon Cowell called “the worst kept secret in Hollywood,” which is to say it wasn’t a secret at all: “Television personality Khloé Kardashian Odom and TV host and actor Mario Lopez will host the second season of The X Factor,” which last season was hosted by Steve Jones, until he was fired along with everyone else.

Okay, that’s over. On with life.

OH NO! CRISIS! What will we talk and speculate about now that both The X Factor and American Idol have judges and hosts? Even The Voice has its line-up for next season! What will entertainment writers do? Shit, is it too late to ask a question for tonight’s town hall debate to find out what President Obama and Mitt Romney would do to put all these people back to work?

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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