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.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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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.