American Idol “divas” end up as the bottom three; Jennifer Hudson goes home.

American Idol “divas” end up as the bottom three; Jennifer Hudson goes home.
Viewers didn’t call in to support any of American Idol 3‘s “divas”–Fantasia Barrino, La Toya London and Jennifer Hudson–as they ended up as the bottom three. Simon Cowell referred to their performances as “the battle of the divas.” Jennifer Hudson received the fewest number of votes, and left the show. Tuesday, Randy Jackson told her, “You just get better and better every week.” The Chicago Tribune says the decision “surpris[ed] the show’s judges, viewers and even the other contestants.” Well, it surprised everyone except those people who didn’t vote for her.

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.