Pop Idol runner-up “worried” about eventual Popstars: The Rivals bands.

Pop Idol runner-up “worried” about eventual Popstars: The Rivals bands.
Gareth Gates, the 18-year-old runner-up on the UK’s Pop Idol, says he’s “worried” about the two groups that will come out of Popstars: The Rivals. The UK’s latest version of Popstars will end with the creation of a boy band and a girl band that will compete against each other. Gareth said, “I think they’re going to be absolutely huge–both bands probably will be. … I had better watch my back.”

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.