people “clamoring to work with” Clay, whose CD is outselling Ruben’s 4-1.

people “clamoring to work with” Clay, whose CD is outselling Ruben’s 4-1.
Despite his second-place win, “producers and songwriters are clamoring to work with” American Idol 2 runner-up Clay Aiken, and Amazon says Clay’s single “has already sold four times as many copies as the pending CD single by Ruben Studdard,” The New York Times reports. The paper asks people in the industry about how they think Clay should proceed, “since prevailing pop-star theory fails in many ways to explain Mr. Aiken’s popularity.”
+ also: tabloid reports on Clay’s “broken relationship” with his father.

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.

about the writer

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.