Idol Kelly’s water bottle, DNA on eBay.

Idol Kelly’s water bottle, DNA on eBay.
If you thought Clay Aiken fans were obsessive or weird, check this out: someone was actually auctioning off Kelly Clarkson’s DNA. The American Idol winner apparently abandoned a water bottle at a concert, and after the show, a fan asked a roadie for it. And then the fan put it up for auction on eBay: “I am auctioning off (1) 16.9 fluid ounce bottle of Dasani bottled water that Kelly Clarkson drank out of during her concert on April 2… Do you want to own some Kelly Clarkson DNA, then this is your chance.” eBay apparently cancelled the first auction, and the new eBay auction listing omits references to her DNA. There are presently no bids, and the starting bid is $19.99; the auction ends tonight.

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.

about the writer

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.