as William Hung’s album is released, producers are annoyed by his “mockery.”

as William Hung’s album is released, producers are annoyed by his “mockery.”
William Hung’s album/DVD Inspiration was released yesterday, but American Idol 3 producers are not happy. Apparently, after taking advantage of his notoriety for their own advantages, they now want him to go away. A “source” tells PageSix that when Hung wanted to call his album “‘American Idol’ people were up in arms.” He changed the title, but they’re still not happy. “It was funny at first, but now they just want William to go away. They feel he is making a mockery of the show,” the source says. As if that were possible.
+ also: is our national obsession with William Hung “driven by racism?”

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.