Actually Vegas-worthy act wins America’s Got Talent

Kenichi Ebina, a performance artist and dancer who does not sing and does not suck won America’s Got Talent, which means this unwatchable mess of a show finally has an act worthy of becoming a headlining Las Vegas act.

Last year, a mediocre animal act won, breaking the streak of mediocre singers winning. While I include Terry Fator in the list of mediocre singers, he is the one real exception, since he’s a ventriloquist who sang–and who’s had considerable success in Las Vegas since winning.

But as you can see from Kenichi Ebina’s performances below, he’s truly a performer made for Las Vegas, as he choreographs incredible routines and pre-tapes parts so he can dance and interact seamlessly with himself.

Before one performance, Howard Stern called him “a real genius” and Heidi Klum said he was “a superstar,” and for one that wasn’t a bunch of hyperbole.

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.

about the writer

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.