Ryan Seacrest takes over KIIS radio morning show from Rick Dees.

Ryan Seacrest takes over KIIS radio morning show from Rick Dees.
Ryan Seacrest announced yesterday with Britney Spears (watch the announcement) that he’s taking over yet another job from a famous radio personality. Starting “soon,” he’ll host Rick Dees’ KIIS 102.7 FM morning show. Dees signed off permanently Tuesday, although he’ll still do his Top 40 show. (Sing it together: “Rick Dees, and the weekly top four-tee!”) While Ryan quit his afternoon drive-time show on Star 98.7, he’ll still have four entertainment industry jobs: hosting the KIIS morning show, hosting American Idol 3, hosting and producing On Air With Ryan Seacrest live every weekday, and hooking up with Sim– I mean, hosting American Top 40 every weekend. He’ll barely have time to tweeze.

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.