Clay’s album out before Ruben’s; popular Canadian Idol contestant loses.

Clay’s album out before Ruben’s; popular Canadian Idol contestant loses.
Ruben Studdard’s album Soulful will be released on Nov. 11, just under a month after Clay’s untitled album comes out on Oct. 14. Meanwhile, the American Idol 2 finalists have lined up performances: Clay will perform at the Miss America pageant, while Ruben will perform in Alabama “to promote Gov. Bob Riley’s tax and accountability plan,” the AP reports.
+ plus: popular Canadian Idol contestant Toya Alexis voted off because people “thought she didn’t need their votes.”

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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