Simon’s “ready to leave if the wrong thing happens”; there are “dark horses.”

Simon’s “ready to leave if the wrong thing happens”; there are “dark horses.”
In an interview with his fellow American Idol judges, Simon Cowell said of the voting for finalists, “It’s all gone a bit mad as far as I’m concerned, and I’ve got a return flight booked, ready to leave if the wrong thing happens.” He and Paula Abdul also told Entertainment Weekly that “there are one or two dark horses,” so Justin Guarini doesn’t necessarily have the contest locked up yet.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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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.