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.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


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.