Michelle’s single debuts at number one; she’s the first Scottish artist to debut at 1.

Michelle’s single debuts at number one; she’s the first Scottish artist to debut at 1.
Pop Idol 2 winner Michelle McManus’ debut single, “All This Time” (listen to it on her web site), has debuted at number one on the UK singles chart. That makes her “the first Scottish singer to debut at No. 1 on the British singles chart,” as Billboard reports. With more than 40,000 copies sold, Michelle’s song replaces Michael Andrews and Gary Jules’ single; Michelle’s single sold four times as many copies as “Mad World” did.

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.