PETA deletes Triumph/Clay ad site.

PETA deletes Triumph/Clay ad site.
The page hosting details about PETA’s ad campaign featuring Triumph the Insult Comic Dog making fun of Clay Aiken has been unceremoniously deleted. PETA’s web site gives no information, nor does Clay’s, nor does Triumph’s; the URL just returns a 404 error, and has since last week. It’s probably safe to say that Triumph pooped on the ad and that was the end of it. Speaking of Triumph, his interview on NPR’s Fresh Air is hysterical, even though he doesn’t talk about Clay or this controversy. He does, however, relentlessly mock both Bill O’Reilly and Gene Simmons, both of whom gave memorable Fresh Air appearances.

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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.

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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.