Kelly’s record-setting single is Billboard’s best-selling single of 2002.

Kelly’s record-setting single is Billboard’s best-selling single of 2002.
After making Billboard history by jumping more places on the Hot 100 chart than a single ever had before, American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s single “Before Your Love/A Moment Like This” (now on DVD for $8) has been named the Best Selling Single of the Year by Billboard. “It’s unusual to have a retail single to begin with and it’s even more unusual to have one sell decent numbers. … This is the first [single] to sell more than 200,000 since 1999 so those are pretty big accomplishments,” Billboard’s director of charts, Geoff Mayfield, tells Zap2it.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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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.