Pop Idol host “mortified” about rumors that she and Simon Cowell are together.

Pop Idol host “mortified” about rumors that she and Simon Cowell are together.
The host of Pop Idol 2, Kate Thornton, says that rumors about her and judge Simon Cowell “completely untrue.” Kate says she’s “mortified that everyone thinks I’m shagging Cowell. He’s got a beautiful girlfriend so that would make me a homewrecker–and a woman of poor taste.” American Idol host Ryan Seacrest had no comment. None at all. The best part about Ananova’s report: they replace the g’s and a in “shagging” with asterisks. Is that really the UK’s vulgar equivalent of the f word?

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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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.