reporter cut off when he tries to ask about contestant-judge relationships.

reporter cut off when he tries to ask about contestant-judge relationships.
A Thursday conference call between reporters and American Idol 4 cast-off Constantine Maroulis made some news of its own. When a reporter tried to change the subject from the standard, boring post-elimination questions, FOX stepped in. During the call, “a reporter posed a question about the relationship between Idol judges and singers. He was cut off by Fox publicists,” according to USA TODAY. There’s one way to diffuse a situation: ban all discussion of it.

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

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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