Nashville Star 3 reveals 10 finalists.

Nashville Star 3 reveals 10 finalists.
Although the debut of Nashville Star 3 isn’t until March 1, USA Network has just revealed the finalists. At this pace, they’ll reveal the winner next week and s/he will release an album before the first episode even airs. For a show with no age limits (a press release boasts, “there is no upper age limit, opening the
competition to talented adults pursuing their dreams at any age”), the finalists are very young. The oldest is 33, and one is 18 and two are 19. Eight have their own web sites.

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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