producer Nigel Lithgoe says Corey Clark is “lying”; says “I like conflict.”

producer Nigel Lythgoe says Corey Clark is “lying”; says “I like conflict.”
American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe says the contestants know he “like[s] conflict,” but he says that finalist Corey Clark was “lying” when Corey said that producers forced him to read an apology, and said they “knew about his arrest record all along and used it to boot him to add some drama.” Lithgoe also tells The Tennessean that he hasn’t used any of the footage of conflict between the finalists in their mansion, even though it apparently includes references to a love triangle between three finalists.
+ also: writer: Clay will win because he’s white.

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.