UPN’s Missy Elliott Project tour show will also be a hip-hop competition.

UPN’s Missy Elliott Project tour show will also be a hip-hop competition.
Missy Elliott’s UPN show that follows her life on tour will also include a competition among aspiring hip-hop artists. The “group will be challenged in a variety of ways while on the road, and with Missy’s guidance, be exposed to top music industry insiders, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance,” according to a UPN press release. The Missy Elliott Project will, sadly, be produced by the same nitwits who produce Big Brother, Arnold Shapiro and Allison Grodner. Auditions start Sunday in LA; those auditioning “should have a three-minute routine prepared that showcases their talents as a singer, a rapper, a dancer and all-around entertainer.”

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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