EJay, Jim voted off American Idol.

EJay, Jim voted off American Idol.
American Idol‘s finalist pool is now down to 10 after the public voted for who they wanted to keep. The two contestants with the lowest number of votes were eliminated, and they were Jim Verraros and EJay Day. Nikki McKibbin was the third least popular, but she stays on the show for now.
+ plus: American Idol is “the summer’s highest-rated unscripted series in all key demos.”
+also: “Simon is the true American idol, not” Paula.
+ and: Paula says “pussycat” Simon’s hatred “of her is “an inside thing.”

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.