Frenchie hits Broadway; Idol love songs debut at #2, Kelly’s record at #3.

Frenchie hits Broadway; Idol love songs debut at #2, Kelly’s record at #3.
Former American Idol 2 finalist Frenchie Davis will debut on Broadway in Rent May 16, Playbill reports. Frenchie be an ensemble player who sings one of the soloist parts in “Seasons of Love.” … The compilation album from the other American Idol 2 finalists, American Idol Season 2: All Time Classic American Love Songs, debuted at number two on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. It sold just over 100,000 copies, reports. On its heels is Kelly Clarkson’s debut album, which stayed at number three for the second week in a row (after debuting three weeks ago at number one).

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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