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.

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.