Ruben Studdard was released from the hospital; college student looks just like Clay.

Ruben Studdard was released from the hospital; college student looks just like Clay.
Ruben Studdard left a hospital just in time to stuff his face with Thanksgiving food. The American Idol 2 winner’s uncle told Access Hollywood that Ruben was “glad to eat,” and but is still “trying to recupterate [sic] and is looking forward to going back to work.” Meanwhile, University of Utah student Dave Dunn has to live with a curse: He looks exactly like Clay Aiken. This means that when he goes into public, groups of shrieking Clay fans run to him, latch on to his neck, and gnaw on him. Well, sort of. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that he’s frequently approached because of his uncanny similarity to the singer, which he shamelessly exploits. He went to Clay’s concert where “concertgoers lined up by the dozens to have their picture taken with him.” He jokes, “I have my pick among the 14-year-old girls.”

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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.