O-Town now officially “on hiatus.”

O-Town now officially “on hiatus.”
Following a concert last Monday, Making the Band group O-Town are officially on hiatus. That prompts Orlando Weekly columnist Billy Manes to eulogize the band, saying the “show is to be O-Town’s last, sniffle. Ashley Angel will not sleep with me off camera, and Erik Estrada will never beat me up.” Back in July, Erik mentioned in a radio interview that the group “will probably take a little hiatus,” Popdirt reported. He sidestepped a question about the group’s future, saying, according to the transcript, “otown is always going to be otown cuz we’re friends.” AshleyAngel.net says the group is on “a small hiatus to pursue individual projects.” Other things that you probably don’t care about from the Erik interview: Jacob got married and Dan “could’ve have possibly got engaged” (to a woman).

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


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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