American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Justin Guarini release CDs today.

American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Clay Aiken, Justin Guarini release CDs today.
American Idol 2‘s winner and runner-up go head to head in CD sales today, as their debut singles are released. Clay Aiken’s This Is The Night/On The Wings Of Love remains at the top of Amazon’s list of best-selling CDs, with winner Ruben Studdard’s Flying Without Wings/Superstar still far behind at number nine (as of midnight). Also out today is American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini’s self-titled debut album. It features his version of “Unchained Melody” and a duet with “Timeless” with Kelly Clarkson, and currently ranks at number 73, with Kelly’s record still in the top 25.
+ plus: no more 205 shirts for Ruben, who says shirt company “is not indicative of what I am about.”

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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