Trista, Ryan, and Clay Aiken will be a part of the Miss America pageant.

Trista, Ryan, and Clay Aiken will be a part of the Miss America pageant.
Three years after O-Town turned their “Liquid Dreams” into nightmares during the Miss America pageant, another reality TV show-created musician will perform as part of the program. American Idol 2‘s Clay Aiken will sing “This Is the Night” at the start of the show. Also during the program, The Bachelorette‘s Trista Rhen and Ryan Sutter will continue to whore themselves for ABC as they “host a viewing party for some of their closest friends, as they invite the television audience to guess along with them about the evening’s competition.” The fun starts at 8 Saturday on ABC.
+ plus: Clay says it was Ruben’s idea for Clay’s CD to debut first.

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.

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.