Idol edits out the best part of Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey fight

For some inexplicable reason, American Idol included Nicki Minaj leaving the set of the show during the Charlotte auditions last night, but edited out the actual fight that followed Summer Cunningham’s audition.

While we saw the judges talking about whether or not Summer is only suited for singing country, we did not see Nicki telling Mariah things such as, “Every time you take a shot at me I’m a take it back, and if you gotta fucking problem then handle it. I told them, I’m not fucking putting up with your fucking highness over there … figure it the fuck out.” (MTV News has a full transcript.)

It was ultimately obnoxious, and Fox deserves more than the slightly lower ratings the show got last night for endlessly teasing it and then refusing to show the good parts.

Here’s the footage that made news last summer:

And here’s the sanitized version that aired on Fox last night:

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.