all 30 American Idol seminfinalists reunite; Kelly sings with Reba McEntire.

all 30 American Idol seminfinalists reunite; Kelly sings with Reba McEntire.
The finalists, winner, and 20 semifinalists of FOX’s American Idol perform tonight at 8 p.m. as part of a two-hour special. The special, taped last Wednesday in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and other locations, will also feature a duet between Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire. Although “[o]ne of the heavily promoted aspects of the special was that viewers would be able vote for Clarkson’s next single,” Billboard reports that won’t happen. A holiday special is also in the works; it will air Dec. 17.
+ also: compilation album will include a song from each finalist, more from Kelly and Justin.
+ and: Kelly: “I’m not seeking fame.”
+ finally: is Justin Guarini dating Britney Spears?

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.

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.