Popstars 2 album out today.

Popstars 2 album out today.
Just a few weeks after the Popstars 2 group–known as Scene 23–was announced, its first CD is hitting stores. The album includes seven new songs by Scene 23, plus “short voice outtakes from the show” and “a few elements including some of the songs that were used in the audition,” the show’s site says. Also, the enhanced CD includes a tour of the group’s house and a karaoke track. The first single from the album, “I Really Don’t Think So,” is still available as a free download at Netscape.com.

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

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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