CD being rereleased to focus on Mario; more about his sexual orientation, contract.

CD being rereleased to focus on Mario; more about his sexual orientation, contract.
American Idol 4‘s Mario Vazquez is still all over the news, almost two weeks after quitting. First, FOX 411 reports that the CD featuring Mario’s vocals, Worlds of Change, “is quickly being repackaged and re-merchandised to more prominently feature Vazquez’s newfound celebrity.” Meanwhile, Page SixSixSix had two Mario-related reports last week: the first said that Mario “left Idol because he has already been offered a very enticing record contract by none other than P. DIDDY!” In its second report, Page SixSixSix reported that Mario is indeed gay and his “boyfriend is a hairdresser.” The site reports the alleged boyfriend’s name and place of business, which prompted one commenter to say, “printing info on his boyfriend’s place of work is too much.”

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.