Flashdance audition was performed as a stunt by a radio morning show employee.

Flashdance audition was performed as a stunt by a radio morning show employee.
Those endless parade of delusional people on American Idol 3 might not all be delusional. Two people working for Tampa’s MJ Morning Show on 93.3 FLZ faked their way on to the show. Kristen Powell, who shrieked “Flashdance” and then burst into tears when the judges dissed her act, actually “knows she can’t sing,” according to FoxesOnIdol’s report. Along with LaMosa Rowell, though, she pretended to, and made it on TV. 93.3’s web site has photos and videos, if you want to relive that audition. Most shocking of all, FoxesOnIdol’s pseudonymed reporter reveals that produers ” are looking for people they can put on television, be they good or entertainingly bad.”

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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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.