American Idol semi-finalist doing gay porn: “I’ve always wanted to”

American Idol 8 semi-finalist Nathaniel Marshall has found a new use for his talent: gay porn. Perhaps ironically, he was eliminated from the competition during the semi-final round after singing “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” by Meat Loaf.

Nathaniel is new to porn and so far, appears in two videos as Jadyn Daniels: one called “Men Caught on Video 2″ (which is distributed on multiple sites, including on Drill My Hole) and another on Extra Big Dicks. You can watch footage of his work from the latter video.

In an interview with The Sword, Nathaniel explained why he made this career move:

“I have always been a very sexual human being. It wasn’t until after the Idol experience that I really grew into the person I am today. I was only 19 and fresh out of high school on Idol, and from a small town. Since the show, I’ve moved around a lot and have had a lot of social growth. So, I did porn because I’ve always wanted to, and why not?! I live my life for one person and one person only, and that’s myself. At the end of the day, you have to be happy with your life and do what makes you happy.”

He said that he’s still singing, though he prefers smaller venues, and adds that, “When I was on the show I gained over 45 lbs just from stress-eating and not working out. I’m happy with my appearance now and embrace my not so perfect physique.”

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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