Missy Elliott Project contestants will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall.

Missy Elliott Project contestants will perform for the first time at Carnegie Hall.
Missy Elliott talks to MTV about her upcoming UPN series The Missy Elliott Project, and she says that “The first time [contestants] perform will be at Carnegie Hall, singing, rapping, tap dancing, head spinning, whatever.” She says she’s looking for people who can “be great at one thing and be able to at least do a little of everything else. … And the artists have to have personality, creativity, originality, all of that combined. They don’t necessarily have to be no great dancer, but be able to catch a groove.” And the artists have to have personality, creativity, originality, all of that combined. They don’t necessarily have to be no great dancer, but be able to catch a groove.” Auditions continue in New York on Friday.

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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