3,000 jam mall to see O-Town.

3,000 jam mall to see O-Town.
Their weekly reality TV show may be over for this season, but the band from Making the Band certainly is not. Some 3,000 people (not just girls; I was there, and unlike what the sexist Sun-Times reporter writes, the crowd was pretty mixed) packed a suburban Chicago mall Saturday to hear O-Town perform two songs. Dan appeared to be the crowd’s favorite, especially since he periodically ran to the front of the stage and lifted up his shirt, making the screams increase tenfold.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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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.