Idol movie delayed; mall tour begins.

Idol movie delayed; mall tour begins.
The much-anticipated, sure-to-be-a-blockbuster movie that stars American Idol‘s Justin and Kelly has been pushed back to June. “From Justin to Kelly” was originally scheduled to be released at the end of April; now it will debut June 13. The reason for the change? “[W]e saw the film and it’s terrific–and we wanted to release it when all the audience is available, when kids are out of school,” a 20th Century Fox spokesperson told the New York Post. Also, several “favorites” (read: not as popular contestants) from the first season began a tour of malls across the country this past Saturday. Two touring groups will visit only Simon mall properties in the following cities: Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, and Washington, D.C.

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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